Modist, the 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.”
photographer: Simon Emmett
fashion editor: Nicola Rose
stylist: Ursula Lake
makeup: Amanda Grossman
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.
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
The much-awaited collection has finally launched at winserlondon.com, where you can purchase wardrobe staples made out of luxurious fabrics that can easily fit into any wardrobe. Yasmin is the face of Winser London in a campaign shot by Roger Rich, and she was interviewed at the photo shoot by founder Kim Winser about her personal style and her favorite pieces from the collection. Here are some tidbits, but you can read the entire interview on Winser London‘s website:
“The beauty of fashion and design is there to be enjoyed, it is not meant to be deep and meaningful, it is about the beauty of fashion design. It’s meant to be a much more emotional thing – it’s all about emotion and enjoyment.”
“You’ve got to have fun and I am also happy to make mistakes, or what other people think are mistakes, I just love that!”
in response to what she loves about clothes: “I think the older you get the more you start looking at detail, you just can’t help it, it is about the cut and fit. The way something makes you feel starts to become more and more important, the quality of beautiful fabrics makes a real difference.”
“I love the sensuality of the cashmere and the way it feels on you and the way people touch you when you’re wearing cashmere, really beautiful quality cashmere like this of course is my real desire… Sounds like we’re getting risqué here but it is true people want to cuddle you more and they want to touch you when your clothes feel amazing next to your skin.”
when asked about her favorite picture from the shoot: “The last picture was really beautiful and it’s quite hard to get a shot like that out of me at my age. I was delighted to be naked with your cashmere, even on concrete floor! I like some of the more playful ones too with the silk shirt and pants and your pearls, and I loved the shoot but its nothing to do with me, it’s all to do with the team and the garments. Roger is a special photographer too.”
Yasmin turns 48 today, just as beautiful as she was when she first caught the public’s eye over 20 years ago.
Enjoy today’s birthday update and groove to Duran Duran’s Come Undone (Simon wrote the lyrics as a birthday gift to her), as performed live in Los Angeles last year and directed by surrealistic cinematic legend by David Lynch.