Red Magazine July 2015

Yasmin is on the cover of the July issue of Red Magazine, photographed by David Gubert and styled by Nicola Rose with hair by Ben Cooke and makeup by Ashley Ward.

In the accompanying article by Saska Graville, she talks about her active and weathered household (“You can see every wire in my home, it’s like spaghetti junction. And let’s not talk about the dog pee.  All I can say is, what was a cream carpet now looks very on-trend tie-dye. And my curtains are very ‘dog-pee ombre'”), “muddled” family life (“We’re a happy gang, and our gang gets bigger and bigger”), durable marriage (“I’m sure the reason we’ve been married so long is that we’ve spent huge amounts of time apart.  You can support someone, but you have to go off and have your own life”), and where she sees the future taking her (“I’m open to adventures. I want to go hiking in Chile, discover more of Europe… Who knows, the world’s my oyster”).  She also opens up about her longtime struggles with depression for the first time in a refreshingly upfront and honest fashion that goes to show that it can affect anyone and helps call attention to a condition that remains largely stigmatized.

I have had real depression,’ she says. ‘It’s a running battle every day and I’ve worked very hard at it. I’m in control of it but it’s there all the time. I’m not frightened of it any more, I can talk about it.’

For herself, she has never gone down the antidepressant route, but trusted that the darkness will come to an end. ‘You’ve got to know you are going to get out of it. It may take time, but you will,’ she says. ‘I haven’t [taken medication] but I would if I felt myself really on the edge and needed extra help. If your body’s not producing what it should be, then there’s nothing you’re going to be able to do about it. We have the science, knowledge and understanding to put it right. You’re not a failure, it’s an illness.’

In addition to being featured on the cover, Yasmin was also photographed with her three daughters (Amber, 25, Saffron, 23, and Tallulah, 20) in their first family photo shoot for Red since October 2001.

The magazine will be available at newsstands on 28th May and can be purchased as a digital download at http://www.redonline.co.uk/magazine/digital-edition.

All images via Red Magazine and photographed by David Gubert, who most recently shot Yasmin for the June 2007 issue of Red.

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Harper’s Bazaar Bride India April 2015

Yasmin and Amber were photographed for the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar Bride India at the Jaipur Polo Grounds in New Delhi, where Yasmin and Simon served as judges at the Cartier “Travel With Style” Concours d’Elégance classic auto and motorcycle exhibition this past March.  All three Le Bons were also interviewed for the magazine, in which they muse on classic cars, marriage, and jewellery.

“Vintage Vignettes”
Harper’s Bazaar Bride India April 2015
photographer: Amit Sharma
fashion editor: Ayesha Amin Nigam
hair and makeup: Chandni Singh

Yasmin and Amber Le Bon pose together to fight breast cancer

Mother and daughter pose in bras from Yamamay‘s Basic Collection to raise breast cancer awareness in support of LILT, the Italian league for the fight against cancer, in conjunction with Italy’s national week of cancer prevention from March 16-23.  Il-cancro-non-ha-eta_image_gallery

The campaign, shot by Giovanni Gastel (who worked with Yasmin as early as 1987 for Missoni), calls attention to the fact that breast cancer affects women of all ages.

Yasmin has been a longtime supporter of the prevention and research of breast cancer, a disease from which her mother suffered before her death.

article with more images shot for the campaign, from Italian Vanity Fair
article with more images shot for the campaign, from Italian Vanity Fair

World Oceans Day

As ambassador to BLUE Marine Foundation, Yasmin is committed to helping resolve the largest solvable problem on earth: the crisis in the world’s ocean.

In conjunction with this year’s World Oceans Day on June 8th, Yasmin has participated in a three minute long video, produced in partnership with Crème de la Mer UK and Ireland and the BLUE Marine Foundation, in which she calls upon us to recognize the significance of the ocean in our daily lives and why we should make its protection a priority.

Over half the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean.  That’s every second breath we take.

The ocean’s future is our future.  But irresponsible human activity is destroying the very life that sustains us.

Now more than ever, the ocean needs our help.  The BLUE Marine Foundation is committed to protecting this most precious resource.  It needs your support.  Together, we have a real chance to solve the global crisis in the ocean and breathe life back into the sea.


To learn more about this important cause and how you can help, visit BLUE Marine Foundation.

Mille Miglia

Last week, Yasmin served as co-pilot to fellow petrol-head David Gandy (of Dolce & Gabbana ads and Blue Steel Appeal charity initiative) in “the world’s most beautiful car race,” the Mille Miglia.

This intense 3 day rally that runs a thousand mile (1600 km) route through scenic Italy from Brescia to Rome and back is open to some of the most spectacular classic cars produced between 1927 and 1957.  David and Yasmin drove a 1950 Jaguar XK120 OTS as part of the Jaguar Heritage Racing team.

Yasmin was one of a small number of women drivers to participate in the Mille Miglia, which is predominantly run by men.

The day before the start of the race, the Jaguar team converged in Brescia for scrutineering to check over the cars and pose for a few photos, many of which David submitted to Vogue as part of his racing diary.

 

The Mille Miglia began on Thursday, May 16th in Brescia’s Piazza della Loggia with a downpour that doused David and Yasmin in their open convertible.  Thankfully, the sun had come back out by the time they began racing later that evening.

The second leg began on the morning of Friday, May 17th in the town of Ferrara with Yasmin at the wheel.

Somewhere between Ravenna and Gamboletta, the XK120 was run off into a ditch.  David told Vogue, “Wee accident caused by another Mille competitor. Yasmin, who was driving, did brilliantly, keeping us away from houses, trees and spectators!”  Thankfully, neither of them were hurt, though the car was damaged, particularly to the left front bumper and passenger door.  With the assistance of the Jaguar support crew, they were soon back en route.

 

The third and final leg began on the morning of Saturday, May 18th in Rome, where Yasmin and David paused to take some photos before recommencing their journey.

 

It was after 13 solid hours of driving that the Gandy/Le Bon team crossed the finish line in Brescia to place 169th overall.  Out of the 415 cars that began the race, only 340 completed.

What did they think of the experience?  David revealed to Vogue, “Both myself and Yasmin’s answers were exactly the same to the question ‘Would you do it again?’ Yes, we’d do it again tomorrow if we could. We laughed (a lot), we cried a little, hardly slept, have bruises and wind burn, but we made many new friends and have memories that we will never, ever forget.”

Congratulations to David and Yasmin for their impressive showing during the Mille Miglia!

Check out all the photos from the race on Yasmin’s official site (scroll to the bottom).

Vogue Germany June 2013 + Mille Miglia

Showing her amazing versatility after over 30 years in the business, Yasmin models androgynous looks in the latest issue of German Vogue.

Come As You Are
Vogue Germany June 2013
photographers: Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer
fashion editor: Nicola Knels
hair: Damien Boissinot for Jed Root
makeup: Christelle Cocquet for Calliste
manicure: Hiro for Jed Root
thanks to krogjok @ The Fashion Spot for the images

This weekend, Yasmin will be the co-pilot to David Gandy in the Mille Miglia, a three day long vintage car race that runs over a thousand miles through the Italian countryside from Brescia to Rome and back, in which they will be racing in a Jaguar XK120.  Best of luck to them both!Yasmin and David at a training session in the vintage Jaguar

Yasmin and Simon Le Bon support Comic Relief *updated*

UPDATED 17th March 2013: The Blue Steel Appeal auctions have ended.  The highest bid on the dog walk with the Le Bons was £3,433.00 (just over €4000 and US$5000); and Yasmin’s Temperley dress, £240.90 (about €282 and US$364).  Both auctions raised a total of £3679.90 to benefit Red Nose Day and Comic Relief.  Congratulations to the winners!

Male model and spokesman David Gandy has recruited many of his fashionable friends to donate items and unique experiences for Blue Steel Appeal in benefit of Comic Relief, a charity endeavor dedicated to changing lives across the UK and Africa through the power of entertainment.

Yasmin and her three dogs

The Le Bons have donated an opportunity for a very exclusive meet and greet, in which the winner can spend an hour with the couple while walking their dogs through London’s beautiful Richmond Park.  100% of the final sale price will benefit Comic Relief.  You can place your bid on eBay.

Yasmin has also donated one of her Temperley dresses, modeled in this photo by the lovely Amber Le Bon.  Bid on it on eBay.

The auctions run through March 17th, and Gandy promises that new items will be added on a regular basis.