Yasmin steps into the new decade with a cover and editorial in the January/February 2020 issue of German Madame magazine. The team behind this shoot are photographer Simon Emmett, fashion editor/stylist Natalie Manchot, hairstylist Tyler Johnston, makeup artist Kelly Cornwell, and casting director Sergio Bongiovanni. Simon Emmett most recently shot Yasmin for the March 2019 issue of L’Officiel Switzerland, and Tyler Johnston last worked with Yasmin four years ago on the April 2015 issue of Elle Germany.
Yasmin was featured in this past weekend’s Stella magazine, a supplement to the Telegraph. Inside, she displays her stunning beauty and irreverent, witty, filterless remarks.
The older you get, the more you need to hold on to your rock’n’roll. I like [to shop for] labels that design for people like me – characters who just never want to grow up. I would be a rock chick for ever. I wear more miniskirts now than I did in my 20s and 30s. I’m sure people say things behind my back, but what I don’t hear or see doesn’t hurt me.
I don’t go on social media, really. You have to be so careful not to spend your time comparing and despairing. It’s so easy to do, no matter how good of a place you’re in. I just think if I don’t see all those people, then I feel like I’m in a happy, positive place, and consequently I feel quite differently about myself.
I’m lucky if I do two dry days. It’s nice to take care of yourself and it’s good for my liver to have a rest sometimes, because it does work hard. I love you, liver. But I can’t really stick to anything. Life’s too short.
photographer: Nick Haddow
stylist: Lorna McGee
hair: Ken O’Rourke
makeup: Sarah Reygate
Yasmin continues her recent career renaissance with an appearance in Dutch magazine Elegance, with photographs by Stephanie Pistel, fashion editor Pedro Dias, makeup by Clare Read, hair by Tracie Cant, and post by Stephan Lesger.
L’Officiel Switzerland marks its 5th anniversary by featuring Yasmin on its cover, one of the many inspiring, pioneering women to grace the pages of its March issue.
photographer: Simon Emmett
stylist: Lorna McGee
hair: Tracie Cant at Premier
makeup: Liz Pugh at Premier
digital assistant: Sam Ford
photo assistant: Tom Frimley
stylist assistant: Sara Mtimet
Italian Marie Claire has selected 4 supermodels to be featured on the covers of their March 2019 issue as part of their “Generazione top” whom they celebrate as having marked the past four decades of fashion and of our lives.
In her 50s, Yasmin is described as a “madre e nonna che vive senza nostalgia,” who finds that the most drastic change she has experienced in over 30 years in the public eye is the loss of anonymity. “Social networks have given the chance to be more creative and open to the world, if you want to. The problem is understanding when it’s time to turn off, to click the ‘off’ button. Today it seems obligatory to have to spread one’s private life.” Yasmin is a fairly recent addition to Instagram but is wary over the frequent obsession with the numbers of one’s followers and the pressures of today’s world to comment on everything, no matter how minor. “For me the important thing is who follows you, not how many people follow you. It’s an empty world, it’s not mine.”
photographer: Álvaro Beamud Cortés
stylist: Maria Giulia Riva
makeup: Luciano Chiarello for Atomo Management
hair: Alessandro Rebecchi for Green Apple
photographer: Rachell Smith
fashion director: Nicole Smallwood
makeup: Nathalie Eleni
hair: Simon Izzard for Blushes Salons
photographer’s assistants: Oscar Yoosefinejad and Jess Ralph
stylist’s assistant: Meg Edmond
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
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
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
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.”