don't look down
Yasmin will be on the Oct 09 cover of UK magazine Easy Living, here is my snap of the cover shot as advertised in UK Glamour:
You're perfect, yes, it's true. But without me, you're only you.
Supermodel Yasmin Le Bon turns designer for high street debut
Sep 6 2009 Lindsay Clydesdale
SUPERMODEL Yasmin Le Bon has revealed her fashion secrets as she turns designer for the first time.
She celebrates 26 years as a model next month and, while she's still very much in demand in front of the cameras, the cover girl has created a collection for high street chain Wallis.
Looking at least a decade younger than 44, Yasmin talked the Sunday Mail through her favourite pieces from the range.
It includes high-necked mini-dresses that fit and flatter as well as a stunning column gown in wine or lime, which she wore to a charity ball in London.
She said: "It got great compliments but no one knew it was one of my own designs.
"I've also worn the ink velvet tuxedo suit and the cream silk dress with the floral print."
Yasmin has designed the wardrobe that she wanted to own, including chiffon blouses and stylish essentials such as perfect skinny black trousers and a sexy pencil skirt.
She said: "It is very exciting. I've toyed with the idea for a long time, ever since I was a little girl.
"I used to do drawings and design things all the time. I feel so lucky to be given the chance to do this."
Yasmin was one of the original supermodels of the '80s. Alongside Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, she could demand tens of thousands of pounds for work and travelled the world modelling for Chanel, Dior, Versace and Calvin Klein.
After marrying Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon in 1985, Yasmin had three daughters - Amber, Saffron and Alice.
Eldest daughter Amber, now 20, has followed in mum's footsteps and launched a successful career modelling for designer Moschino and Myla bikinis.
Yasmin said: "I'm happy for Amber to be modelling because I've only ever had good experiences but she's also got the right personality to deal with it.
"It's not the be-all-and-end-all for her and it shouldn't be the most important thing in your life "You have to be a little bit cooler than that. The girls are all into art and music and Amber's a creative person so she's having a good time doing it." 'I the to feel Yasmin's own continuing success surprises no one as much as it does her.
She said: "I thought that models were over by the age of 22 and I honestly didn't think I would carry on, certainly not until now.
"It only struck me recently when my kids started coming home saying 'Mum, what am I going to do with my life?' and I thought, 'Wait a minute, what am I going to do with my life?'"
Perhaps that's behind her decision to show she's more than just a pretty face. Her collaboration with Wallis has been harder work than Yasmin expected but she was determined to make a collection that was accessible and flattering to everybody.
She said: "We have all got bits and pieces we don't like.
"I'm a regular person, I'm no longer that model shape so I have the same good insecurities - what I'd do for a waist!
"What I wanted and what we've made are good quality, comfortable, fashionable clothes that don't overpower you. You have to shine.
"I wanted the clothes to feel good and then you feel good too.
"It's all about the touch and feel, that's what makes you feel sexy and confident."
MY DREAM IS TO MEET LINDA EVANGELISTA
^Gorgeous shots Thanks mojopin
I've gotta say that I can't stand the blonde hair on Yasmin
Anyhow some shots from Wallis website.
Yasmin Le Bon is one of the original 'supermodels' with a successful career spanning three decades. She has worked with every top photographer from Mario Testino to Peter Lindeberg, as well as appearing on the launch issue covers of American and British Elle magazine and more recently the cover of British Vogue magazine.
This Autumn Winter Wallis launches an exciting new collaboration 'YLB For Wallis' with world renowned supermodel Yasmin Le Bon. This is the first time Yasmin has stepped away from modelling to design her own range of clothing and jewellery and Wallis is delighted to be working with Yasmin for her exclusive debut collection.
YLB captures the essence of Yasmin, her Persian descent, her iconic style and love of vintage, for a timeless sophisticated collection. Yasmin has been involved in every stage of the project working alongside the Design and Creative teams at Wallis to create 'a wardrobe I truly want for myself'. Yasmin says 'I have so much admiration for what they do at Wallis, I can't just put my name to something to me that's completely meaningless, if I'm going to do something I'm going to be involved all the way and it's been a fantastic learning curve'.
" I can't just put my name to something to me that's completely meaningless, if I'm going to do something I'm going to be involved all the way and it's been a fantastic learning curve
Comprising of 20 styles in various colour options, Yasmin's collection 'YLB for
'Our lives are made up exclusively of what we are wise enough to keep in our hearts, and of what we are brave enough to throw away'
she has a great editorial in the new French Vogue-October 2009, also some pics with her daughters, but she looks so much better than them...also got 1 page editorial with her from Italian Vogue, november 1988, has anyone posted it already?
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