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What's In Your Handbag?
11 March 2011

Yasmin empties her vintage Osprey Audrey handbag for In Style, giving us the inside scoop on some of her favorite products at the moment.

 

 


 

 

Yasmin in Le Monde d'Hermès spring/summer 2011
5 March 2011

She is featured in a one-page photo in an editorial titled "Top Crop," photographed by Horst Diekgerdes.

 

 

 

 

 

interview with Daily Express Day & Night
4 March 2011

Yasmin spoke to the publication briefly about weight discrimination in the modelling industry and the increased openness of fashion shows to the general public.  Read it on their website.


 



Ice & Diamonds Ball
3 March 2011

Yasmin wore a silk chiffon Gucci gown to the Ice & Diamonds Ball, where her husband's band Duran Duran was among the entertainers.  Clearly one of their biggest fans, she couldn't restrain herself from dancing and waving her arms during their seven song set.  The black tie event raised money for Walking With the Wounded, which aims to help return wounded British soldiers to civilian life, and launched the organization's historic trek to the North Pole.

see more images here

 

 

Why Don't You...?
March 2011

In the March 2011 issue of British Harpers Bazaar, Yasmin shares her "must" experiences and activities for 2011.  (She also reveals her favorite track on Duran Duran's new album - to be released on CD and vinyl March 21st and 22nd!)

 

 

 

LFW day 5: Mary Katranztou, Marios Schwab, Aquascutum, Roksanda Ilincic
22 February 2011

Yasmin went solo for the last day of the autumn/winter 2011 womenswear shows of London Fashion Week, sitting front row at Mary Katrantzou, Marios Schwab, Aquascutum, and Roksanda Ilincic in a favorite Christopher Kane dress and Azzedine Alaïa shoes.

see more images here

 

 

LFW day 4: 10 Downing Street reception
21 February 2011

Yasmin and Simon Le Bon were among the guests at the annual 10 Downing Street London Fashion Week reception, which was hosted by Samantha Cameron, wife of the British Prime Minister.

see more images here

 

 

LFW day 4: Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane
21 February 2011

Yasmin and Tallulah Le Bon spent the fourth day of London Fashion Week taking in shows by Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane.  Kane is one of Yasmin's favorite designers of late, as she donned a number of his easy-to-wear dresses at recent events.

See Yasmin talk about Kane and his designs at MyDaily and Press Association, plus a more extended interview from LondonFamilyTV where she shares her thoughts about London fashion and the shows thus far.

see more images here

 

 

LFW day 3: Antonio Berardi, Richard Nicoll, Matthew Williamson
20 February 2011

On the third day of autumn/winter 2011 London Fashion Week, Yasmin and daughter Tallulah took in shows by Antonio Berardi, Richard Nicoll, and Matthew Williamson.

See Yasmin talk about the Williamson show on ITN, Press Association, and Matthew Williamson's YouTube channels.

see more images here

 


LFW day 2: Jonathan Saunders
19 February 2011

After the catwalk show for Issa, Yasmin and daughter Tallulah were guests in the front row of Jonathan Saunders's autumn/winter 2011 show.

see more images here

 


LFW day 2: Issa London
19 February 2011

Yasmin made a surprise appearance on the catwalk for Issa London, including closing the show arm-in-arm with designer Daniella Issa Helayal and former model Andrea Dellal.  In the front row to support her were husband Simon and daughter Tallulah.

Check out the entire show @ the Issa London website and a Reuters video report.

see more backstage/front row images here

 

see more catwalk images here

 

 

LFW day 1: Maria Grachvogel
18 February 2011

Yasmin and daughter Tallulah were among the guests gracing the front row of the autumn/winter 2011 fashion show for Maria Grachvogel on the first day of this season's London Fashion Week.  Yasmin, who counts herself as a longtime fan of the designer's work, was gorgeous in a navy Grachvogel jumpsuit.

See her give her post-show impressions via Grazia.

see more photos here

 


Yasmin to design dog accessories for Mungo & Maud
25 January 2011

She told WWD about her upcoming collaboration with London-based luxury retailer Mungo & Maud.  The company is known for its creation of elegant, well-designed accessories for both cats and dogs that are stylish, minimalist, and timeless.  Yasmin is the owner of 3 dogs and 2 cats.

 

Vogue/Gucci dinner
25 January 2011

During Paris haute couture week, Yasmin and daughter Amber attended a dinner hosted by Paris Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld in honor of Gucci creative director Frida Giannini.  The star-studded event kicked off at the Gucci store on Rue Royale and moved on to the Italian Embassy at the Hôtel de la Rochefoucauld-Doudeauville.

Visit the Gucci website to see red carpet and party footage.

see more photos here

 

 

new Moschino campaign images
12 January 2011 (updated 14 January 2011)

Happy New Year!

Moschino has released more images of Yasmin modelling for the spring campaign on their Facebook page.

 

 

Duran Duran's new album released TODAY!
21 December 2010

Give yourself the perfect Christmas gift by picking up Duran Duran's latest album, All You Need Is Now, exclusively on iTunes.  It was produced by Mark Ronson, who has been a major fan of the band's for years, and has been receiving nearly universally positive reviews thus far.  Here is a direct download link for the US. (I don't know if it works in other countries.)

For a sneak peek behind the scenes at its creation, check out the Electronic Press Kit on Duran Duran's YouTube channel.

 

Yasmin for Moschino - a preview
18 December 2010

Italian Vanity Fair has an image from the upcoming campaign for Moschino and an interview with Yasmin (in Italian, naturally).  More will appear in the 22 December issue of Italian Vanity Fair.

Also, Moschino has released an exclusive video with a behind-the-scenes peek at the campaign shoot.


 


join this site's Facebook group!

18 December 2010

It will feature news updates before they appear on this site, plus some other surprises.  If you're on Facebook, please consider joining!

Visit it at this link and click "like" next to the name on the top to join.

 


download Duran Duran's latest single on iTunes!


10 December 2010

Titled "All You Need Is Now," it is FREE in many countries (including the US and the UK) via iTunes.  Download it now!

The band's new album, which sounds like one of their best in many years, will be available via iTunes on December 21st and on CD next February.

 


2010 British Fashion Awards
7 December 2010

Once again showing her support for British designers by wearing a dress by Christopher Kane and shoes by Charlotte Olympia, Yasmin attended the 2010 British Fashion Awards to present the Emerging Talent Award for Ready-To-Wear and Accessories.  It was won by rising jewellery designer Husam El Odeh.  See some of his fabulous pieces on his blog.

Visit the British Fashion Awards site to watch Yasmin presenting the award.

see more photos here

 


Marie Claire Spain December 2010
2 December 2010

Yasmin is featured in an editorial in this issue.  Titled "La bella plenitud," photography is by David Roemer with hair by Ramona Eschbach and makeup by Kristin Piggott Florence Reveillaud was the fashion editor for this shoot.

Thanks to DesignScene for the scans.

 


Yasmin's travels to India in Harpers Bazaar UK
30 November 2010

In the January 2011 issue of British Harpers Bazaar are gorgeous editorial images of Yasmin in India by Luis Ridao accompanied by her observations about the week she and her husband spent absorbing the local culture in Gurgaon, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Udaipur, and Ranakpur.

Bazaar promises additional photos and Yasmin's hotel reviews on their website.

Enjoy these preview images courtesy storemags.com and Harpers Bazaar.

   

 


Prix de la Moda Marie Claire
25 November 2010

Yasmin was honored at this year's Prix de la Moda Marie Claire España, where she received the award for Outstanding Achievement as a Model.  She paired a dress from Christopher Kane's upcoming spring/summer collection in one of the colors of the season, a vibrant yellow, with Azzedine Alaia platforms.

Watch video of Yasmin receiving her award @ marie-claire.es.

see more photos here

 


Jonathan Wylder's sculpture of Yasmin unveiled
24 November 2010

Yasmin and Jonathan Wylder were present at La Galleria Pall Mall for the official unveiling of the sculpture, which she had not yet seen before removing the black fabric concealing it.  Weighing 31.5 st and measuring 2.3 meters in height, it took six months for Wylder to create.  "This statue of Yasmin is the most inspirational work I have ever done," said the sculptor.

Wylder's friend Chris Bissell, who photographed Yasmin last year, exhibited the pictures he took of Yasmin and Wylder during the creation process.

see more photos here

 

 

statue of Yasmin to be unveiled this week
22 November 2010

The sculpture, which was begun by Jonathan Wylder over a year ago, will finally be unveiled on Wednesday, November 24th.  Expected to attend the event, where Yasmin herself will do the unveiling, are husband Simon, daughter Amber, and friends including Lisa B.  Visit responsesource.com for official information about the unveiling, and visit the sculptor's Picasa album for many more behind-the-scenes images during the creation of his latest masterpiece.
 

 

 

Yasmin recipient of Marie Claire UK's Prix de la Moda 2010
22 November 2010

She has received the prize for "Premio Trayectoria como Modelo" ("Outstanding Achievement as a Model").  Accompanying the feature is a never-before-seen editorial image.  Will she appear in a future issue?  The Fiesta de los Prix de la Moda Marie Claire will take place on Thursday, November 25th.


 

 

My Stylish Life: Yasmin Le Bon
17 November 2010

AOL's My Daily UK interviews Yasmin about her style essentials.

 

 

high or kitten heels?
16 November 2010

Yasmin is one of the fashionistas to offer their opinions on the ultimate style question.  Watch it on Net-a-Porter's YouTube channel.

 

 

Malaria No More fundraiser
16 November 2010

Yasmin was one of the guests at a charity event to benefit Malaria No More UK that was hosted by David Bailey and Heather Kerzner at the recently opened Hakkasan Mayfair restaurant.  She wore a Stella McCartney white tuxedo jacket with slim black trousers.  Yasmin and daughter Amber support Malaria No More UK and recently posed for a campaign promoting the sale of a mosquito locket to help save and protect lives.


 

 

Really Really Great Garage Sale
14 November 2010

The Really Really Great Garage Sale returned for a second year to Selfridges London car park, where thousands of pounds were raised for Mothers4Children.  Yasmin, one of M4C's trustees, was there to lend a hand and to donate designer goods from her personal collection - her Alaïa dress sold for £350.  Congratulations ladies!

see more pictures from the event

 

save the date!
12 November 2010

The second Really Really Great Garage Sale will be held this Sunday, November 14th from 12-4 pm in the Selfridges London car park!  Celebrities including Kate Moss, Rachel Weisz, and Gwyneth Paltrow have donated items from their personal collections for sale, and Yasmin herself has offered a black Alaia dress that you may be lucky enough to make your own.  She is also expected to make an appearance along with other members of Mothers4Children, to which 100% of the proceeds will be donated.

For more information, visit selfridges.com.
 


Yasmin to front Moschino's spring/summer 2011 campaign!
11 November 2010

Vogue.it reports that Yasmin will be starring in the upcoming campaign images for Moschino, which have been photographed by Juergen Teller, styled by Anna Dello Russo, and hair and makeup by Dick Page. 

The campaign has been conceived as an homage to Milan, writes Marta Casadei: "Clad in a black pant suit, with cowboy hat, dangling earrings and super-high heels: there goes Yasmin Le Bon sporting a truly glamorous Moschino total look. On the background, Milan's Cathedral, that has been recently restored, looking fascinating on a fresh and sunny day."

The preview images below were shot by Anna Dello Russo and posted to her Twitter account on Yasmin's birthday late last month.

Congratulations to Yasmin for becoming Moschino's new face!
 

 

Yasmin named Harpers Bazaar's 3rd best dressed woman of the year
4 November 2010

This year's judging panel, including Bazaar editor Lucy Yeomans, Sienna Miller, Stephen Jones, Kim Hersov, and Moralioglu, recognized Yasmin for looking "always... polished and very accessible - always true to herself."  The full 2010 Best Dressed List can be found in the December issue of Harpers Bazaar UK.

See some of the looks that got Yasmin ranked #3 in the galleries.

 

 

Yasmin in UK Harpers Bazaar December 2010
2 November 2010

She and Manolo Blahnik were photographed by Trent McGinn and styled by Nathalie Riddle for a stunning photo in Bazaar's December issue.  It is in a feature honoring the great shoe designer.

 

 

Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards
1 November 2010

Yasmin wore a red John Galliano gown to Harpers Bazaar UK's Women of the Year Awards, where she presented the honorary "Man in a Woman's World" award to friend Manolo Blahnik.  See more photos in the galleries.

 

 



Yasmin and Amber support Malaria No More
1 November 2010

They have joined Olivia Palermo, Tess Daly, and Annabelle Wallis to support the launch of the Malaria No More locket designed by Stephen Webster.  The locket features a mosquito with crystal wings on a red enamel locket and can be purchased at ASOS.com for £95 with 100% of the profits going to Malaria No More UK. 

Says Yasmin: "As a mother of three, it is shocking to know pregnant women and children are the most vulnerable to malaria in Africa, where a child dies from the disease every 45 seconds. The mosquito locket for Malaria No More UK is an inspired piece of jewellery which will help save and protect many lives. I will wear my mosquito locket with pride." 

Amber adds: "It’s exciting for my Mum and I to support such a worthwhile cause. We are a close family and I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose one of them, let alone to a disease like malaria that is easy to prevent and treat. I think the mosquito locket is stunning and can’t wait to get mine on ASOS on 1st November!"

Check out all the campaign photos (shot by former model Astrid Muñoz) and behind-the-scenes footage at mylocket.net.

 


Yasmin's YLB dress sells for $340!
25 October 2010

100% of the sale price, which is more than three times the starting bid, will benefit the Avon Foundation for Women. Congratulations to the lucky winner!

 

 

 

 

 


second year of the Really Really Great Garage Sale
21 October 2010

Following the success of last year's Really Really Great Garage Sale, at which over £80,000 was raised for Mothers4Children, it will be returning to the Selfridges London car park on Sunday, November 14th from 12-4 pm.  Yasmin is scheduled to be present at the event along with friends and fellow Mothers4Children trustees Lisa Bilton, Louise Redknapp, and Trinny Woodhall.  Among those celebrities donating goods for the sale will be Kelly Hoppen, Pearl Lowe, Tamara Beckwith, Vassi Chamberlain, and Melanie Blatt.  Stop by and pick up some of their designer treasures for a steal, and feel good about it by knowing that 100% of the money raised will be going to help needy children.  Entrance fee is £5 for adults; children are free.

Don't miss out on this year's ultimate garage sale!

Really Really Great Garage Sale
Selfridges London car park (400 Oxford Street)
Sunday, November 14th
12-4 pm

for more information: selfridges.com

 


Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize is awarded
19 October 2010

After deliberations by the judging panel, composed by (L-R) Manolo Blahnik, Yasmin Le Bon, Bronwyn Cosgrave, Daphne Guinness, Stephen Jones, Elizabeth Saltzman, and Gianluca Longo, the Dorcester Collection Fashion Prize was given to emerging Canadian designer Thomas Tait. 

Tait, a 22 year old Central Saint Martins graduate, receives £25,000 towards his next collection and the opportunity to host a future event at the Dorchester Hotel.  Yasmin, who wore head-to-toe Azzedine Alaïa to the judging and Grand Final events, gushed over Tait's work: “It is gorgeous and brilliant to wear.  I want more.”  Speaking about all the shortlisted designers (including Mary Katrantzou, whose stunning fan dress she wore to this year's Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party), she remarked, “I know it sounds like a cliché, but all five shortlisted designers are winners. Having said that, Thomas is making really beautiful clothes and could really do with the exposure that winning this award will bring him.”

See video footage from the day's events on the Dorchester Collection's YouTube channel and the Guardian, an interview with Yasmin on Getty Images, or check out tons of images on this site.

 

 

charity auction for YLB dress Yasmin wore on photo shoot
17 October 2010

Yasmin's red split tie neck maxi dress, that she wore to the shoot for the January 2010 cover of Red, is one of the many one-of-a-kind items that have been donated for the Avon Foundation for Women 10th Anniversary Gala Charity Auction.  It runs October 15-25.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Avon Foundation for Women, which is dedicated to women's causes around the world, particularly breast cancer and helping the medically underserved.

The dress is a UK size 8 (US size 4), and bids start at only $100 US.  Place your bid on eBay.com.

 

 

a royal fête
13 October 2010

Simon and Yasmin (wearing a dress from her own collection for Wallis) were guests at a lavish party given by Maharajah Gaj Singh of Jodhpur and attended by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles at the Bal Samand Lake Palace in Jodhpur, India on October 5th.  (images via the Times of India)

 

 

Simon and Yasmin in Rajasthan, India
8 October 2010

While Simon blogs about his first trip to India at duranduran.com, Yasmin will be taking photographs and writing a piece about their trip that will appear in the travel supplement to the January 2011 issue of Harpers Bazaar UK.
 





Fendi O'
3 October 2010

Following her surprise catwalk appearance for John Galliano, Yasmin was one of the guests at Duran Duran's Fendi party, which was to fete the launch of fragrance Fan di Fendi.  Image of Yasmin with respected British fashion reporters Hilary Alexander (L) and Suzy Menkes via the Telegraph's Andy Mackenzie's Twitpic.

 

 


Yasmin appears in the spring/summer 2011 John Galliano show
3 October 2010

She was one of the favorite models of Galliano who took to the catwalk at the Opéra Comique in Paris, along with familiar faces Marie-Sophie Wilson, Angela Lindvall, Natalia Semanova,  Audrey Marnay, and Jacquetta Wheeler among others.  One of Yasmin's very first catwalk appearances in 1984 was in Galliano's graduation show from Central St Martins, a French Revolution-themed collection known as "Les Incroyables" that launched his amazing career.  Yasmin also walked in his spring/summer 1989 show.

 

Click to see backstage images and more from the catwalk.

video: Watch Yasmin work it on the catwalk or check out backstage footage (with interviews from the models and the designer) at style.com and Fashion @ The Telegraph.

 



Which pair of your shoes would you save in a fire?
30 September 2010

Net-a-Porter polled the fashionistas at London Fashion Week as to their absolute favorite pair of shoes.  Yasmin, who was the last to be interviewed, found it difficult to narrow her choice down to just one.  To watch, visit the site and click on the "watch the video" icon above the white lace Alaia boot.

 


40 years of Roberto Cavalli
30 September 2010

Yasmin attended a party celebrating 40 years of the house of Roberto Cavalli, naturally wearing a piece from his line, at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  A longtime fan of his flirty, feminine dresses, Yasmin told style.com, "Cavalli's fashion is just so feminine-friendly—I'm no six-foot girl and I'm not that young anymore, but I can always find something that makes me feel gorgeous."

see more images here

 

 

Yasmin supports Malaria No More
29 Sept 10

Model-turned-photographer Astrid Muñoz reports that she shot Yasmin as well as Kate Moss and Olivia Palermo for a charity photo project in support of Malaria No More.

 

 

Angela Griffin in YLB
27 September 2010

At the Inside Soap Awards, British television actress Angela Griffin wore the cloud print one-shoulder maxi dress that Yasmin designed for the spring/summer 2010 collection of YLB for Wallis.  See images of Yasmin wearing the gown at the Serpentine Gala in July.

 

 

 


Your Moment Is Waiting
21 September 2010
Yasmin, Simon, and Amber were among the guests to attend the launch of "Your Moment Is Waiting," a three-minute film that is designed to promote British tourism in Kerala, India.  In a video interview with Kerala Tourism, Yasmin, who traveled to Kerala in the past, called the film "absolutely stunning... not what I expected at all.  [...]  And incredibly beautiful, beautifully filmed."  She spoke of finding herself more drawn to spiritual experiences on her travels: "Certainly, when you go to India, that's the first thing that strikes you.  [...]  It's not something academic; it's something real, and human, and wonderful.  The scenery's just incredible and the culture's amazing, and the traditions; but it's a very special, yes, emotional connection that you make with it."

Learn more about Kerala and see "Your Moment Is Waiting" at http://www.keralatourism.org/

see more pictures here

 

 

front row at Christopher Kane spring/summer 2011
20 September 2010

Yasmin attended the spring/summer 2011 show of one of her favorite designers, Christopher Kane, wearing a print dress by Wunderkind.  "I've always loved his clothes," she told CaroleSky1 before the show.  "They're kind of extraordinary.  Christopher kind of does his own thing; he has his own world and his own sense of inspiration."  She loves the ease of his clothes, she told Grazia: "They're dresses you just put on, you forget about them."  See more pictures of Yasmin at the show here.

 

 

Terry O'Neill's "Guys & Dolls"
17 September 2010

Yasmin was one of the guests earlier this month at the latest exhibition of works by legendary British photographer Terry O'Neill titled "Guys & Dolls" at London's Little Black Gallery.  On display were some of his iconic photographs of celebrity figures from over his 60 year career.  O'Neill, who shot Yasmin for a cover of Tatler and a portrait in British Elle, said about her in 1995: "Beautiful, elegant and all mother - a wonderful combination of lots of different elements."
 

 

video from the World of Manolo opening
14 September 2010

Watch it on Liberty London's YouTube channel.

 

 


 

 

 

Yasmin and Manolo Blahnik open Liberty's "World of Manolo"
8 September 2010

Wearing a stunning dress from British designer Richard Nicoll's autumn/winter 2010 collection and (of course) Manolos, Yasmin joined the master shoe designer to launch the "World of Manolo," which will house a special collection of Manolo-branded products for three months in Liberty's London store.  (Many of these special items can also be purchased online.)  The event was part of London's Fashion's Night Out festivities.

Yasmin is a longtime Manolo fan, as she told WWD: “I have many, many pairs of Manolos — but not as many as I could. I get cut off by my friend the store manager after three — and remind myself of school fees.”

She also spoke to British Vogue, revealing one of the benefits of refusing eyeglasses and a favorite model of the moment.

YASMIN LE BON says the secret to looking beautiful is not looking in the mirror.

"I try to look in the mirror as little as I can - it completely ruins my day," she told us at Manolo Blahnik's party for Fashion's Night Out. I've become a bit short sighted and I refuse to wear glasses because everyone looks much more beautiful this way. It would spoil the illusion."

Le Bon's daughter Amber is following in her mother's footsteps and pursuing a career in modelling - a decision Yasmin is thrilled about.

"Amber loves people and she's humble," says Yasmin proudly. "She's humble enough to learn from others and that's important in modelling. She has fun with it too."

It is
Vogue cover star Freja Beha Erichsen, however, that gets Le Bon's favourite model vote.

"There aren't many dark-haired, dark-eyed girls around so when they do come about they need to be exceptionally good, which Freja is."

Wearing a teal-coloured, velvet Richard Nicoll dress, Le Bon unveils her shopping weaknesses. 

"Well obviously I love my Manolo's - my wardrobe would be empty without them and I also love Richard Nicoll. He's great," she tells us.

Richard Nicoll himself couldn't be happier with Yasmin's endorsement.

"She wore the dress beautifully, in a very understated way," he says. "She just let the face do the talking."

See some video footage of the launch from Reuters and Liberty London, or check out many more images on this site. (Images from Liberty London and Alistair Guy)

 

Yasmin and Amber at Jaeger-LeCoultre party
7 September 2010

Mother and daughter were at the Teatro alle Tese in Venice to attend a party celebrating the sponsor of the Venice Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre.  Along with her splashy Roberto Cavalli maxidress, Yasmin sported an Ideale Rock Setting Jaeger-LeCoultre watch; and Amber wore the Master Twinkling design.   See video of Yasmin and Amber (with a brief interview with Amber) on YouTube.

see more images here

 

new Avon commercial
31 August 2010

Check out the latest spot for Avon Anew Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimens on avon.com.

 

 

 

 

Fashion flashback: Yasmin for Issa spring/summer 2007
26 August 2010

Over 3 years ago, Yasmin (along with Alice Dellal) served as the face of Issa London.  Images shot by Phil Poynter and styled by Susan Bender, via Lookbooks.com.

 

Yasmin expected to join Manolo Blahnik @ Fashion's Night Out
20 August 2010

Yasmin is planning to make an appearance with Manolo Blahnik at Liberty on London's Regent Street during this year's Fashion's Night Out on Wednesday September 8th, where they will launch a three-month in-store "World of Manolo" featuring an exclusive collection of special products created by the legendary shoe designer.  The collaboration between Blahnik and Liberty will represent the first time that any British retailer will be allowed to sell his designs outside of his store in Chelsea... a special occasion, indeed!

For further information and more Fashion's Night Out London news and events, visit the official FNO London site.

 

Yasmin has an official site!
10 August 2010

And guess what?  It's this one!

After 12 years, about 5 domain names, 3 internet hosts, and countless redesigns, yasminlebon.net has become Yasmin Le Bon's official website.  I must thank Karen at Models 1, who has been my main liaison through this process, for her generous support, my friends for their unceasing encouragement over the years, and of course Yasmin herself.  Keep your eyes peeled for future developments! -- Nancy (the webmaster)

 

 

Yasmin NOT photographed for the birthday issue of UK Elle
5 August 2010

Despite rumor (and hopes), Yasmin was not photographed for the 21st birthday issue of UK Elle.

 

Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize video
15 July 2010

A video has been posted to YouTube on the DorchesterCollection's channel that includes an interview with Yasmin.

 

 

 

brief interviews with Yasmin at the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize event
13 July 2010

via the Daily Mail...

While Yasmin Le Bon does not share the view of some of her fellow mannequins that the age of the supermodel is dead, she does feel that catwalk stars are losing their grasp on the industry as actresses encroach on to their territory.

The 45-year-old beauty has fronted campaigns for Chanel, Christian Dior and Gucci, all of which these days use film stars, such as Emma Watson, Keira Knightley and Charlize Theron, for their ads.

‘I have spent years validating what I do and what I bring to a brand. It is hard to put your finger on what it is, but you know you bring it,’ says Yasmin.

‘It is a certain type of credibility. It is something an actress can’t do. I mean, there is room for both. I’m not moaning about actresses taking my job, but...’

The mother-of-three, whose daughter Amber followed her into the profession, adds: ‘They [models] are not like actresses. You know a lot about actresses, you don’t know a lot about a supermodel.

‘Most models don’t do a lot of interviews, and they speak to you in a completely different way.’

 

and the Telegraph:

Since Twiggy's starring role in an advertising campaign was credited with having helped to revive the fortunes of Marks & Spencer, there has been a growing demand for older models.  Yasmin Le Bon says the trend has become so marked that models are now claiming to be older than they are in order to win lucrative contracts.

"There were always good working girls who lied about their age," said the 45-year-old model. "Only now you don't have to lie about it. In fact, now you can actually age yourself more if you want to and it can be to your benefit."

Le Bon, who was speaking at a party in Mayfair to announce the semi-finalists for the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, added: "You can't really have a 20 year-old advertising anti-wrinkle cream: it wouldn't quite work."

 

Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize semi-finalists announced
12 July 2010

The judging panel of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, which includes Yasmin, selected five short-listed semi-finalists who will compete for the grand prize in November.  Among the semi-finalists is Mary Katrantzou, who designed Yasmin's stunning fan dress for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party this year.  At the judging event, Yasmin wore a dress from her spring/summer 2010 YLB for Wallis collection.

see more images here

 

Elle is turning 25; vote for your favorite cover!
12 July 2010

As part of its 25th birthday celebrations this year, Elle UK is asking its readers to select their favorite cover.  Yasmin was on the cover of the very first issue of Elle UK back in November 1985, and that is one of the choices.  Results will be published in the October birthday issue.  Vote for your favorite here!

 

 

Serpentine Gallery Summer Party
8 July 2010

Simon and Yasmin (wearing a blue cloud print maxi from her spring/summer 2010 YLB for Wallis collection) attended one of the biggest parties of the summer in London, the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, on the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery and in this year's pavilion, designed by Jean Nouvel.  The couple have attended the festivities, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, on previous occasions, most recently in 2006.

see more images here

 

Valentino archives launch
7 July 2010

Legendary designer Valentino hosted a dinner at his French château, Wideville, to celebrate the launch of his archives.  Yasmin, wearing Valentino of course, and Simon were among the many celebrity guests to browse Valentino's archives, which date from the late 1950s to 2008, and stroll the grounds of the 17th century château located just outside of Paris.

It is possible that Yasmin may be featured in an image of two in the Valentino archives, having been one of the faces of his stunning campaigns (in spring/summer 1988 and spring 1991) and walked in a number of his catwalk shows in the 1990s.

see more images here

 

BMM Magazine
5 July 2010

Yasmin is featured on the cover and inside of Italian fashion magazine bmm issue #32, with photographs by Arnaud Pyvka and styling by Darryl Rodrigues.  Preview images via Models 1.
 

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed
4 July 2010

Yasmin was one of the celebrity judges at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed Cartier Style et Luxe Concours, where top honors went to Francis Lombardi's 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta.  She attended with husband Simon and daughter Amber, who helped her judge the entries.
 

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Rankin's "Painting Pretty Pictures"
2 July 2010

Yasmin was among the many women shot by Rankin for his latest photo compilation, Painting Pretty Pictures, which will be released in August.  The images blur the line between photography and painting by making significant use of digital technology to give them the appearance of an oil painting, as inspired by the work of Gerhard Richter.

The photographer says in UK Esquire, "I can't say enough about Yasmin - she is just breathtaking.  She gets more and more beautiful every day.  Timeless and gorgeous!"

This is not the first time she has posed for Rankin's lens, as he shot her 4 years ago for the 21st anniversary issue of UK Elle.

Images from Painting Pretty Pictures will also be displayed in Rankin's Annroy Gallery next month and can be seen in the August 2010 issue of UK Esquire.

 

"REAL Fake" competition
23 June 2010

Yasmin represented the Authentics Foundation at the "REAL Fake" competition in the European Parliament in Brussels, for which school children were invited to design a promotional tool about the problems of counterfeiting and piracy. 

Yasmin, who was one of the judges, was impressed by the entries, as she told the Authentics Foundation: “The creativity and commitment shown by all the children who participated in the competition is outstanding. The message from them is clear and simple. ‘Fakes Cost More’ and buying fakes does not make economic, social, environmental, ethical or moral sense.  The ‘Real Fake’ competition is a fantastic initiative. Only by reducing demand will we stop the global fake trade. What better way to start than by campaigns created by and aimed at tomorrow’s consumers.”

She is not new to issues of piracy and counterfeiting, having helped launch the Fakes Cost More summit for the Authentics Foundation in March 2008.

See a video of the ceremony here.
 

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new campaign images for Avon
18 June 2010

They are in conjunction with a promotion for a new line called Anew Night Emulsions and are featured in current (or soon-to-be-upcoming) international Avon catalogues.
 

 edited 21st June: there is also a new commercial.

 

Yasmin at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
9 June 2010

She was a stunner at the annual event in a black and orange maxidress from Giles autumn/winter 2010.  Guests at the VIP preview party can browse and purchase some of the artwork on display.  “You can’t really buy a painting just because it matches your dress," she cautioned to WWD.com. "You can really come undone with that kind of strategy.”

 

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Yasmin at David Bailey exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery
8 June 2010

Yasmin wore a red dress from her YLB line for Wallis at David Bailey's exhibition of his latest body of work, entitled "Now."  It is not surprising that Yasmin should be a fan of the legendary photographer, having first been captured for his lens in the mid-1980s.

 

Yasmin and Simon attend the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation party
5 June 2010

The couple have been regulars at the annual event, which is committed to the control and elimination of childhood cancers.  The foundation reports that £1.7 million was raised at this year's gala.  It was held in Stud House, Hampton Court, which was transformed to resemble the Russian Church of the Intercession on the Neri.

Yasmin's stunning dress was designed by Greek-born, St Martin's educated designer Mary Katrantzou for her spring/summer 2010 RTW collection.

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Yasmin and Simon attend Mrs Paisley's Lashings Private Dinner
2 June 2010

It was held in the Surrey home of Jo Wood, who is the co-creator of Mrs Paisley's Lashings.  The pop-up restaurant is open for two weeks in the summer and is dedicated to healthy, organic, eco-conscious dining.  Both Yasmin Le Bon and Mills attended the event wearing YLB for Wallis spring/summer 2010.


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more YLB for Wallis items for sale
26 May 2010

Many more pieces of the collection are now available for purchase, including the dresses Yasmin wore to the British Fashion Awards last year and Fashion for Relief in February.  Each of these dresses can be bought for under £100!  34 selections are currently on the Wallis site.  Visit Wallis online to add one to your wardrobe.


black pleated tiered dress
£90

 


white origami shirt dress
£80

 


 

Yasmin designs baby singlets to benefit Sydney Children's Hospital
25 May 2010

She was one of the many celebrities and designers to custom decorate a Marquise baby singlet, which are being sold for charity on ebay.com.au until 3rd June.  The singlets will be on display at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney, Australia until 6th June, and proceeds from the sale of all singlets (see them here) will go to treat sick and injured children at Sydney Children's Hospital.

bid on it!

bid on it!

UPDATE: They have been relisted at a reduced price until 15th June.  Check out the new links.


 

Yasmin and Simon attend the Ivor Novello Awards
20 May 2010

The 55th annual Ivor Novello Awards were held at the Grovesnor House Hotel, where Simon presented the best album award to Paolo Nutini.

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Yasmin attends opening of new Topshop store
19 May 2010

Yasmin appeared at a party celebrating the opening of the new Topshop store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, which was hosted by Arcadia group head Sir Philip Green (who invited Yasmin to design for Wallis).  Her dress is from the fall 2010 RTW collection of Irish designer Sharon Wauchob.

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True British charity auction
18 May 2010

Yasmin wore a floor-length gown from her YLB for Wallis spring/summer 2010 collection to the auction, which was held at Philipps de Pury in London.  Sold were prints of iconic British women by Adam Whitehead that pay homage to Norman Parkinson's style and original Parkinson masterworks that had been exhibited at the Temperley London autumn/winter 2010 collection in February.  Every penny of the £3k estimate for Yasmin's portrait will go to benefit Oxfam.

 


 

Simon and Yasmin attend the 40th anniversary party for Browns
12 May 2010

Yasmin, wearing a knee-length silk dress from YLB for Wallis spring/summer 2010, and husband Simon attended a party celebrating the 40th anniversary of British retailer Browns.  “Browns is such an important part of anyone who loves and adores fashion,” she told the New York Times.  “By learning through Vogue, the only street I knew when I came to London was South Molton Street.  It’s always been my radar.”


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At the event were exhibited portraits of 40 iconic Browns ambassadors wearing fashion trends from the past 40 years, which were shot by Paolo Roversi.  Yasmin was photographed topless wearing a vintage Ralph Lauren skirt.  She chatted with Ashley at ThePop.com, who thoroughly enjoyed her company at the dinner (check out his blog entry for some great candid photos, including a rather cheeky one of Simon admiring his wife's portrait): "He was a naughty boy, VERY naughty, asking me to go topless," she said of the photographer.  "But if Paolo Roversi can't make you look good at 50, then who can?"

A book containing all 40 portraits, plus exclusive fashion images and interviews, can be purchased at brownsfashion.com.

 

Yasmin is on the cover of D magazine
8 May 2010

 

She was photographed by Julian Broad (who has a long history of shooting Yasmin and her family), with styling by Milva Gigli, makeup by Liz Daxauer, and hair by Tyler Johnston.

Image by la Repubblica Web.

 

 


portrait of Yasmin by Paolo Roversi to be part of Browns' 40th anniversary exhibition
2 May 2010

In conjunction with the anniversary of London-based luxury fashion retailer Browns, which was founded by Joan Burstein in 1970, Paolo Roversi has photographed 40 iconic Browns ambassadors to be exhibited at Regent Penthouses and Lofts from May 13-30 (open to the public).  Aside from Yasmin, the Browns Ambassadors include Erdem, Natalia Vodianova, Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz, Lulu, Liberty Ross, Claudia Schiffer, Gareth Pugh, Sylvia Fendi, and Burstein herself, wearing some of the most iconic fashion trends from Browns over the past four decades.  The portraits will also be featured in the book "Browns - 40 Years of Fashion," that can be pre-ordered from the Browns website.  In this portrait from the Times Online, Yasmin is wearing a Ralph Lauren skirt.

 

 


Yasmin Le Bon: my life away from the catwalk
30 April 2010

Yasmin conducted an interview with the Times Online (which also appeared in their weekend magazine with additional photos by Ian Harrison) about the success of the YLB line, her fashion influences, and how her life (and body) has changed since her modelling heyday.  Click to read the entire interview.

 

 

 

 

 

Yasmin's high summer 2010 YLB for Wallis collection will launch May 1st
28 April 2010

Six of the styles to be on sale this Saturday are featured in today's Telegraph.  They write: "A collection of dreamy dresses, from practical but pretty styles in cotton, to floor-sweeping slik maxis with open backs, the mother-of-three's latest pieces make for effortless summer dressing."

 

 

Yasmin and Simon at the launch of Gucci Icon-Temporary in London
21 April 2010

Yasmin, looking stunning and sun-kissed in a cream mini and cardigan with brown gladiator heels, attended the launch of the traveling Gucci temporary store in Covent Garden.  The store will feature a range of Gucci footwear, including a line of sneakers collaborated on by Mark Ronson.  Ronson, who has been working with Duran Duran on their new album, played at the afterparty at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club with his backing band "Chauffeur" (coincidentally named for his favorite Duran Duran song) and was joined for a surprise performance by Simon and Nick Rhodes.  Also at the launch were Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, Poppy Delevigne, and designer Rifat Ozbek (pictured below with Yasmin and Simon).

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Wallis insists all is well with YLB
16 April 2010

Don't believe everything you read!  Contrary to tabloid reports made earlier this week that Yasmin's line had been "axed" from the High Street chain, Wallis has confirmed with Vogue UK that all remains well between YLB and Wallis. 

"Arcadia elected, prior to the collection's launch, to retail the collection only online, providing greater access to the range for customers nationwide - rather than just those living near top stores - but this led to speculation in the tabloid press that the range had been 'axed' from the high street," the article states. 

After last month's launch, two pieces have already sold out; and additional items will be available starting May 1st for the high summer season. 

While the original plan was to collaborate with Yasmin for two seasons only, a Christmas collection "may even be in the pipeline," reports Vogue.

 

YLB for Wallis spring/summer 2010 is now available!
27 March 2010

The collection has launched a few days early!  Fifteen items are currently available for purchase online: 12 dresses, 2 harem pants, and a jacket.  It appears that items will be added to the collection in the future; because the previews from Vogue UK show a few things that are not yet on the website.

Visit the Wallis site today to add some of Yasmin's unique pieces to your wardrobe.

 

 

more preview images from YLB for Wallis
25 March 2010

Blogs That's Not My Age and W.A.S.P. have posted images of some of the garments that will be part of Yasmin's spring/summer 2010 collection for Wallis - visit them to read their authors' impressions of the line.

  
from That's Not My Age

from W.A.S.P.

Also, Wallis has changed the launch date of YLB for Wallis spring/summer 2010 to 29th March - next Monday.  And remember, this season's collection will be available only online!

 

buy a Chanel lipstick from Selfridges to benefit Mothers4Children
24 March 2010

Until the end of March, Chanel is donating £2.50 from the sale of each Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick to Mothers4Children.  The new range of colors, which launched March 1st, flatters a variety of complexions, as you can see on the ladies in the photo.  Stop at your local Selfridges and get a great new red lippy while benefiting children in need!

 

Yasmin on the cover of Stylist magazine!
23 March 2010

She was photographed by Jonty Davies for the weekly publication Stylist, which is available online.  There are also new images of her spring/summer YLB collection.  (FYI: The white dress she wore to Fashion for Relief last month is a part of it!)

"Forever In Fashion"
Stylist 24 March 2010
photographer: Jonty Davies
stylist: Lizanne Harris
interview: Helen Bownass

 

new previews of YLB for Wallis spring/summer 2010
22 March 2010

British Vogue has provided a sneak peak of some items from the spring/summer 2010 YLB for Wallis collection.  Yasmin's separates and short to full-length dresses in jersey and silk are characterized by a mix of deep neutrals and brights, with the intricate attention to detail that was seen in her fall/winter collection. Unlike her previous collection, however, this season's pieces will be available exclusively online

Julia Darlington, buying director at Wallis, reveals, "Wallis is delighted to have collaborated with Yasmin Le Bon on her second YLB For Wallis collection. Yasmin has been involved with this spring/summer collection at every stage which is evident in the collection evoking Yasmin's signature style. The dedication from Yasmin combined with the hard work of everyone behind the scenes at Wallis has resulted in a sensational range we hope the customer will enjoy and cherish for years to come."

   

 

 

Yasmin on the cover of "Spectrum" magazine
21 March 2010

The magazine is a supplement to today's Scotland on Sunday.  She also has 4 pages inside in an article titled "Le Bon Vivant."


image from eBay

 

Yasmin editorial reprint in Vogue Spain April 2010
18 March 2010

The images are identical to Vogue Paris October 2009, but the interview is new.

"Es tan sólo amor"
Vogue Spain April 2010
ph: Alasdair McLellan
interview: Blanca Lacasa
scanned by Zhanna @ Rue des Modèles
 

 

YLB for Wallis will launch 30th March 2010
17 March 2010

Start saving your pennies now!


image from Wallis

 

Yasmin will be in the May 2010 issue of Elle UK
17 March 2010

Tweeted by Elle's editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy. She will not, unfortunately, grace the cover, which goes to Demi Moore.

 

video from party celebrating Elemis 20th anniversary and partnership with Mothers4Children
17 March 2010

Yasmin is interviewed in the clip, which is provided by T5M.

 

Yasmin attends British Clothing Industry reception at Buckingham Palace
16 March 2010

She joined some of the nation's top fashion designers, retailers, manufacturers, and photographers at an event given by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Beneath her coat, Yasmin wore a nude dress by Chanel and Boucheron emerald chandelier earrings.

 

Simon and Yasmin spotted in Manchester
10 March 2010

They were photographed outside the San Carlo restaurant in Manchester, where they attended the Manchester United match.

 

 

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