Bits & Bytes: Super Yasmin


Yasmin LeBon. Ph: Philip Riches for L’Officiel Netherlands, courtesy of Elite New York.

I’m going to date myself a little now by saying that Yasmin was one of my favorite 80’s supermodels. Her incredible Vogue and Elle covers (jumping! on the beach!) were some of my most remembered visuals of that long gone era. It’s of course utterly thrilling to see her comeback, with her recent work with Vogue Paris, American Vogue, i-D and Wonderland. Here’s to one of the originals!


Karla Otto, PR powerhouse, Karla Otto sexy Gentlewoman?

Anja Rubik is a supermodel. And an avid yoga practitioner. Sign us up right now to get those legs

Here are more pics of the AMFAR event in Milan, including Giovanna Battaglia and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, called “fashion royalty”.

For those who know Chris Rock‘s “Clear Heels” diatribe, you’ll find The Cut’s essay on Milan’s shoe of the season, pretty funny.

Aspiring photographers, get your work published in W, how COOL!

Balenciaga’s casting by Ashley Brokaw elicited some nice surprises for the week: Miranda Kerr (click here to see the 2 sides of Ms. Kerr, the sexy VS Angel and the transformation on the runway), Rasa Zukauskaite, Jenny Sinkaberg with IMG, former feed face Marlena Szoka, new faces Jacquelyn Jablonski, Mirte Maas, Patricia van der Vliet, Lisanne de Jong, Gwen Loos (Marilyn).

Balmain had Daria Werbowy in her only show (opening and closing).

Check out Cathy Horyn‘s conversation with Nicolas Ghesquiere backstage; listen to his wonderful French tinged English and of course take a look at his incredible collection: why Paris is the premier reasons they will always rule Fashion Week.

As for Rick Owens (which the Imagist loved!) he cast 4 of our favorite (and totally underrated) black models: Georgie Badiel, Kinee Diouf, Aminata Niaria and Rose Cordero.

Speaking of Miranda Kerr, she’s launching her own skincare line.

Stylist Melanie Ward‘s first collection, Blouson Noir (Black Shirt), sounds amazing.

Bad for your wallet, great for your closet. offers “Shop the looks”. sits down with Gareth Pugh.

V Man and Showstudio are on the last legs of their male model search.

Speaking of V, how much do we love how they showcase the transformation of a fresh new Ford face, Sydney Roper. See the before and after!

Alexandre de Betak is quite a genius but now he’s officially approved by the Times who calls him “The Fellini of Fashion”.

Here’s the info for the Victoria’s Secret open casting this weekend.

Speaking of shopping: Isabel Marant, a favorite designer of the supermodels, will be opening in New York’s Soho. Isaac Mizrahi will be opening his first “shop” because of his psychic!

If you’re in Paris, go to the outdoor Vogue cover show, like Olivier Zahm did. You won’t be anywhere as fabulous as he, but you can pretend!

If you love the Rick Owens show, click here to see more dramatic black and white runway shots from Mr Purple himself.

“Every once in a while I’d feed one until it let me pet it, but it usually just ended up being more trouble than it was worth.” Um, not sure what to think about this, Rick Owens, but we still love your collection.

Fashion at the Vogue Party in Paris, celebrating 90 Years of Vogue Covers. See Mario Testino, Anja Rubik, Lara Stone and La Wintour looking tres, tres chic .

How cool are Greg Kessler‘s Model Morphosis for NY Times’ The Moment? See Karolin Wolter at Gareth Pugh.

  1. Betty, Yasmin Le Bon was one of my favorites too growing up. My older sisters loved her because she is the wife of Simon le Bon but I loved her for her unique look. In the 80s, along with Louis Vyent, Christy Turlington, Gail Elliot, Marpessa, Anna Boyle, Ariane Koizumi, and more, she was one of the representative of dark-haired, brown-eyed multicultural non caucasian models. I hate to say this but even today, she outshines those like Jessica Stam, Caroline Trentini, and Lara Stone. Compared to her they look bland-just my two cents.

  2. Yasmin SO deserves this attention! Always overshadowed by her husband. She should have been right up all along with Linda, Christy, Naomi, Cindy and Claudia. She looks incredible!

  3. Yasmin looks amazing like a new model.Would love to see more. Look like all the supermodels are coming back. It’s great to see Aussie model Marinda Kerr walks Balenciaga. Hope she will have more international designer show than just VS. She is a great model and sweet girl.

  4. This is insane!!!…….

    Naomi (who moves like a goddess as she is,) Karen Mulder who did Kate Moss and Janice Dickinson’s (!) hair. Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni (she’s hot here) Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington , Helena Christensen and Elle Mcpherson………….all in ONE room!!!

    witness the special monologue of Miss Janice Dickinson about Naomi, all the while Karen Mulder is fixing her hair….LOLs

  5. it nice to see a real star back..but is also very delusional n ipocrit pretend that they r just a photoshopped memory of waht they really look in d be so aamzign to see al those amazing woman…finally real…with maybe a rincle..but human n then more beautifull

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