Stella 13 June 2021

In advance of Yasmin’s interview during Stella Live on 19 June 2021 (which is being held virtually this year, and you can get a ticket to the online event here), she is on the cover and photographed inside of the 13 June 2021 issue of Stella, which is issued free with the Sunday edition of the Telegraph.

She was interviewed inside her bustling London home where, in her usual self-effacing style, she shares some bits about her life, her career, surviving the COVID lockdown, and hitting the odd-side of her 50s:

“From the youngest age I wanted to be another person – much more patient, tolerant and open-minded. My father was so unmaterialistic… I couldn’t ever allow myself to be part of a privileged ghetto. I can’t let go of my father’s example.”

“[I won’t wear miniskirts] with bare legs, though, not any more. Apart from that, there aren’t many rules. The only thing I can’t do now I’m 56 is granny chic. A Chanel jacket looks great on a 20-something, but you can’t do ironic granny style when you are a granny.”

Who’d have thought that the impulsive marriage back in 1985 between the flamboyant pop star and the doe-eyed 21-year-old model he’d spotted on the cover of a magazine would prove to be a rock of ages? The bride wore Benetton because it was the only store open that morning, and received a £30 wedding ring that she has since tried repeatedly to lose, “but it always makes its way back to me.”

Yasmin took the girls everywhere, including on tour with Duran Duran. “I was pretty strict. We had to be. I said, ‘Look, if you’re going to come to all these nice places, you have to behave.'”

“The hardest thing about marriage,” she says, “isn’t the rows, it’s the indifference. Luckily Simon makes me laugh, a lot.” That doesn’t mean being together for so long during lockdown was easy. “He really is mad sometimes. He likes to provoke, whereas I sometimes worry about the tone I used to say hello to someone 30 years ago.”

She jokes that she’s fantasised about killing him over the years. “A lot. He’s horrified by the many methods I’ve imagined.”

Photographer: Adam Whitehead
Fashion Director: Sophie Warburton
Makeup: Wendy Rowe
Hairstylist: Liz Taw
Photography Director: Krishna Sheth & Naomi McCullen

British Vogue March 2021

Yasmin was among the models photographed for the latest issue of British Vogue, in a spread spotlighting the sassy side of spring/summer 2021. This has been her first appearance in a fashion shoot for over a year.

She’s All That

Photographer: Charlotte Wales
Stylist: Poppy Kain
Hair: Alex Brownsell
Makeup: Niamh Quinn

Alaïa Edition

To mark the launch of Alaïa Edition at Net-a-Porter, Yasmin along with fellow model Cindy Bruna and actor/musician Zhu Zhu were asked to share their memories working with the late couturier and the impact that his designs have had in their lives.

“The first time I wore a piece of Alaïa, I had this sense of it being unlike anything I’d ever worn before. I felt like I had found my tribe, it was that decisive, and from that point on I knew I was going to seek his designs out,” she told Megan Logue. “He was a true craftsman, and his understated but elegant pieces let your personality shine through, no matter what age, shape or size you are – that is the true beauty of Alaïa.”

The first piece of Alaïa she ever owned, she recalled, was a mustard yellow suede bomber jacket that was gifted to her by the designer after walking in one of his shows in the mid-1980’s. “I never took [it] off from that moment on. We [the models] used to fly ourselves in from all over the world to walk in Azzedine’s shows because the clothes were so amazing; we just loved the way they made us feel, and there was always such a party atmosphere. We all wanted to be together around his table.”

Read the entire interview and watch a video at the Porter website.

photographer: Rodrigo Carmuega
art direction: Phil Buckingham
styling: Viktorija Tomasevic
hair and makeup: Celia Evans at One Represents

Madame Germany January/February 2020

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.

Elle Spain May 2019

Yasmin’s iconic beauty shines in the latest issue of Elle Spain.

In the accompanying interview, she reveals tidbits about her chaotic family life, changes in the fashion industry over the past 3 decades, her favorite music group (take a wild guess), the fun she had filming the “Girl Panic!” video, her personal style and the memories that are tied up in some of her past garments (she still has the dress and shoes that she wore on her first date with her husband almost 35 years ago), and social media.

photographer: Mario Sierra
fashion editor: Barbara Garralda
makeup and hair: Paula Soroa at Ten Agency


Stella 17 March 2019

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

L’Officiel Switzerland March 2019

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.

credits:
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

 

i-D spring 2019 – The Homegrown issue

In the latest issue of i-D, Yasmin steps inside some of the most groundbreaking pieces in fashion history, graciously donated from the archives of the collectors who treasure them.

Photography Hanna Moon
Styling Max Clark
Hair Soichi Inagaki at Art Partner
Make-up Mathias Van Hooff at Management Artists USING SEVEN HAIRCARE
Nail Technician Jenny Longworth at CLM using Sally Hansen
Set Design Suzanne Beirne at D&V
Photography Assistance Chris Bromley and Mark Simpson
Styling assistance Louis Prier Tisdall and Joe Palmer
Hair assistance Taeko Suda
Production Kirsty Wilson at MAP
Casting Adam Hindle at Streeters

Read more about these unique vintage pieces, as commented on by their collectors, on i-D’s website.

Marie Claire Italia March 2019

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