Yasmin and daughter Amber star in luxury fashion e-tailer MyTheresa‘s limited edition Beauty Pop-Up and were interviewed on their beauty secrets, their relationship, their fashion memories, and much more. Some tidbits:
The best beauty advice you got from your mum? Amber: “Moisturise like your life depends on it.”
The greatest thing you learned from your kids? Yasmin: “Endless patience.”
Amber: “The first makeup memory I have? Ah, I remember putting makeup on Tallulah when she was just a teeny tiny squish and she would just sit there silently grinning like a happy little cherub.” Yasmin: “I remember walking in and the poor child was just plastered in it.”
Best fashion secret I’ve ever learned? Yasmin: “You know, I think fashion is all about making mistakes – enjoy it, have fun.”
What was your first modelling job? Yasmin: “Hand job.” Amber laughs “It actually was a hand job, for a Unipart calendar. Tools, adjustable wrenches…”
See the full video and shop the MyTheresa Beauty Pop-Up at mytheresa.com.
In the latest issue of British Vogue, Yasmin and daughter Amber model some of the key trends of the summer in a series of photos spotlighting fashions that transcend generational boundaries. Also photographed for this issue were longtime model Jan de Villeneuve and daughters Daisy and Poppy, restaurateur/consultant Sal G and daughter Zaina Muiccia, entrepreneur Serena Rees and Cora Corré and nutritionist/former model Rosemary Ferguson and model daughter Elfie Reigate.
photographer: Laura Coulson
fashion editor: Naomi Smart
stylist: Julia Brenard
hair: Kota Suizu
makeup: Laura Dominique
nails: Jenny Longworth
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
Stunning mother-daughter team Yasmin and Amber Le Bon pair up in the autumn/winter 2016 campaign for Italian-based brand Sisley, known for contemporary, sexy, and edgy clothes that clearly transcend generations.
This is their first campaign together for over three years, when they were the face of Monsoon.
Yasmin and Amber were shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Joe McKenna for the June 2016 issue of Vogue Italia, for which Sorrenti has included a collection of photos of family members including Kate Moss and daughter Lila Grace. This is Yasmin’s first time working with Sorrenti.
Amber, who set up the page, writes that funds raised will go to helping save endangered Asian elephants, a cause close to both of their hearts. She adds that those who donate will be added to an email list to receive fun pictures and videos of them from the roads of India.
Elephant Family, the organization founded by conservationist Mark Shand, is dedicated to saving the Asian elephant, whose numbers have plummeted by more than 90% in the past century, from extinction. Quintessentially Foundation aims to improve the education, health, and welfare of disadvantaged people worldwide. Your donation will help support both of these important causes.
So far, £267.50 has been raised with a goal of £10,000. Donations will be accepted through November 1st.
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.
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.
Harper’s Bazaar Bride India April 2015
photographer: Amit Sharma
fashion editor: Ayesha Amin Nigam
hair and makeup: Chandni Singh
shot for but not featured in this issue (via the photographer’s Facebook page)
This November, Yasmin and her daughter Amber will be taking part in Travels To My Elephant, an 8-day race of 30 rickshaws across Madhya Pradesh in India to help protect the Asian elephant from extinction.
There are currently less than 35,000 Asian elephants in the wild, a decrease in population of 90% over the past century, with the loss of forests and the illegal ivory trade further dwindling their numbers.
The charity event, which aims to raise a total of 1 million pounds, is being organized in memory of Mark Shand, the late founder of Elephant Family and a friend of Yasmin’s. It was announced in a reception hosted at Clarence House by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who was Shand’s sister.
Yasmin told the Daily Mail: “Mark was a dear friend whose work was so important. It would be a crime not to carry it on. I’m very into my cars but racing a rickshaw is going to be something else. I am going to be the driver and Amber will be the navigator. We get on brilliantly but I think being cooped up in a rickshaw for eight days together it going to be explosive. Luckily the engine is loud so I won’t be able to hear her – although I might be tempted to take some gaffer tape too. I really want people to support us in any way they can. It is the mad sort of challenge Mark would thoroughly have approved of and it’s wonderful for the prince and duchess to lend their support.”
This is not her first attempt to help raise money for Elephant Family, as she supported the charity as one of many celebrity pledge drivers to participate in last year’s BCG Annual Global Charity Day.