Vanity Fair En Route September 2018

Yasmin appears on the cover of Vanity Fair En Route, a supplement to the September 2018 issue of Vanity Fair UK, out today.

Inside, she describes her experience of test-driving the latest Ford Mustang GT convertible.  (Her verdict?  She was particularly fond of the “earthy rumble” of the motor and the ease of putting the top down but lamented that it was not smooth at low speed despite its torque and lacked the aspect of immediacy and danger she expected in other performance cars.)  Read the full review on Vanity Fair’s website.

photographer: Matt Holyoak
stylist: Hannah Teare

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Stella 15 July 2018

Yasmin appears on the cover and inside of this past weekend’s Stella magazine, where she was photographed in some of the pieces she will be selling tomorrow on Vestiaire Collective.

In the accompanying interview, she talks about becoming a grandmother (daughter Saffron gave birth to son Taro in June), her decision to part with pieces of her wardrobe, and her determination not to grow old gracefully.

photographer: Richard Truscott
fashion editor: Caroline Leaper
stylist: Harriet Elton
hair: Tracie Cant at Premier
makeup: Kenneth Soh at Frank

Red magazine March 2018

In honor of its 20th anniversary this year, Red magazine has selected Yasmin to grace the cover of its March 2018 issue.  While she did was not on their first cover (she was on a mini-preview issue that came out in January 1998), this marks Yasmin’s 14th appearance on the cover of Red magazine (and in many, many more editorials).

Never one to spare her thoughts, she shares her 20 top tidbits of what the past 20 years have taught her.  Some favorites:

“Age-appropriate dressing is rubbish. Dress in a way that makes you feel good. I’m reliving my youth with short skirts and bodycon outfits – actually, what is youth but a state of mind?”

” Put yourself first, because no one else will.”

“Everything in life has consequences. Before you send that email, sleep on it. If it still sounds right in the morning, then send it. I think we’ve all been there.”

“One needs the darkness to recognise the light.”

“People have told me, ‘You can’t be their mother and their best friend.’ Well, you can. I’m not saying it’s easy. It is about timing, patience, closeness and honesty. I am more determined about this than anything else in life. My girls are my best friends, they have my back and I have theirs.”

“At the end of the day, we are all on our own. Only we can pick ourselves up. Only we can count on ourselves. Only we have the key to happiness.”

“In marriage – in any relationship – do not leave things unsaid. Life is too short.”

“The menopause is a bit s***, actually. You ache all over, you’re tired and fractious and you develop an extra layer of padding all over. You can’t remember to make that appointment to see the damn endocrinologist. You can’t remember where you parked the car. It’s important that you tell people this.”

“Make time for hobbies. It’s time spent doing just what you want, purely for you. When was the last time you did that? Yeah, right… like never. I’m working on that, too.”

Photographer: David Gubert
Art direction: Philippa Williams
Stylist: Oonagh Brennan
Stylist’s assistant: Gabriella Minchella
Hair stylist: Ken O’Rourke at Streeters, using Charles Worthington
Make-up artist: Liz Pugh at Premier Hair and Make-up, using Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush and Blue Serum Eye
Nails: Kim Treacy at Stella Creative Artists, using Chanel Le Vernis in Horizon Line and La Crème
Main Set design: Michelle Lester
Seamstress: Alice Ratcliffe at Chapman Burrell

Elle Italia December 2017

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Elle Italia features Yasmin and other models on the covers and inside of their jam-packed December issue. She was shot by Max Vadukul with fashion editor/stylist Benedetta Dell’Orto, hair by Leigh Keates @ Premier, makeup by Emma White Turle @ The Wall Group, stylist Silvia Pescia, casting director Giulia Massullo, and contributing editor/interviewer Valentina Mariani.

A fixture in Italian Elle since the mid-80s and cover model of the first issues of American and British Elle, Yasmin was a natural choice to be featured in this special issue. As she said in the accompanying interview, “Elle is a magazine that I am very connected to, especially for its ‘fashion democracy’; I think it’s brilliant to present fashion by showing just about everything to readers, from the height of haute couture to things that are more commercial and cheaper. Elle has turned fashion into a theme that affects all women, from every social background and race, and has found a way to make them feel united and part of a single world. They’ve done it in a way that is creative and never trivial, and I think this is beautiful.”

Modist September 2017

Modist, themod17sept01luciao'connormccarthythe home to modest, luxury fashion, celebrates ageless beauty in the September 2017 issue of their virtual magazine, featuring Yasmin on the cover and inside.  In the accompanying interview, she shares some of her usual witty, thoughtful remarks.

“I still love it [fashion shoots], and get excited by it, that collaboration. I learn something new every time… It’s actually like a form of meditation, in a way.”

“I do everything I shouldn’t and nothing I should. I like to think I have a balanced view.”

“Being attached to a phone all day, Instagram, Facebook – it can lead to so much discontent. If you are prone to going through dark times, social media can really accentuate that.”

“We need to have a healthier association of what [ageing] means, and what is inevitably going to happen – I mean, enjoy it, embrace it, it’s another chapter and another part of your life.”


“I don’t think [depression] is something that ever leaves you completely, it’s something you manage and learn to deal with. Seek out someone through a recommendation, someone that you can trust, go to talking therapy. Don’t be frightened to do that, and don’t feel guilty because you think your issues aren’t as worthy as others. It certainly helped me.”

See all the photos and read the entire interview on The Modist website.

photographer: Lucia O’Connor McCarthy
fashion director: Sally Matthews
makeup/manicure: Kate Goodwin
hair: Keiichiro Hirano
photo assistants: Craig Teunissen & Tom Donald
production: Nina Ross

 

Harper’s Bazaar Thailand April 2017

Big news as it has just been announced that Yasmin is on the cover (and inside of) the April 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Thailand, her third cover for Southeast Asian editions of Harper’s Bazaar in less than 6 months (HB Taiwan last December and HB Indonesia in February).

It was shot by Aitor Santomé with Chamnan Pakdeesuk serving as creative and fashion director and M.L. Chatnapa Sutatsanee as fashion editor.

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December 2016 update

Yasmin has had an active career as of late!  Let’s look at some new work that she has done over the past couple months.

In October, Future Dreams issued their fall magazine with Yasmin and her fabulous Models 1 agent, Karen Diamond, as photographed by Simon Emmett.  (Emmett also shot Yasmin for the October 2000 issue of Paris Vogue.)

photographer: Simon Emmett
fashion editor: Nicola Rose
stylist: Ursula Lake
makeup: Amanda Grossman
hair: Dayaruci

Future Dreams is a London-based charity that strives for a future free of breast cancer, a cause to which Yasmin is strongly dedicated, and raises money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Haven.  Find out how you can help out on their site.


Also this autumn, makeup artist extraordinaire Lisa Eldridge (who has been working with Yasmin since 1993!) invited her to shoot two different makeup looks, a natural take on ’90s glam and a “rock chic” look.  In them, Yasmin shares tidbits about the heyday of the supermodel era and her personal makeup secrets.  Yasmin has the most incredible stories – a must-watch.  Check out one of the videos at the link below.

Supermodel Beauty Chat With Yasmin Le Bon


Yasmin has joined fellow 80s and 90s supermodel Paulina Porizkova as the face of Swedish clothing brand KappAhl in images shot by photographer Hasse Nielsen, appearing on their website as well as in their commercials.  This is not her first time representing the label, as she previously did so in the mid ’90s.


Recently, it was announced that Yasmin and daughter Amber are on the cover and inside the December 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Taiwan.  In addition to the fantastic images, mother and daughter did an interview that appears on their website (in Chinese) and a video behind the scenes at the photo shoot.

photographer: Alan Gelati at ASG Paris
fashion editor: Joey Lin
styling: Kang-Wei Hu
casting director: Vincent and Yasmine at V&Y Casting
hair: Simone Prusso at Atomo
makeup: Thomas Lorenz at ASG Paris
manicurist: Beatrice Eni at ASG Paris