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She's Got FLARE: Supermodel Yasmin Warsame

The Toronto-based style star discusses her favourite things

She's Got Flare: Supermodel Yasmin Warsame She's Got Flare: Supermodel Yasmin Warsame She's Got Flare: Supermodel Yasmin Warsame
She's Got Flare: Supermodel Yasmin Warsame

Photo by George Pimentel

She's Got Flare: Supermodel Yasmin Warsame

Photo by George Pimentel

Yasmin Warsame, a supermodel and Toronto-based designer darling, 35, has walked international runways for the likes of Lanvin, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana. Truly a woman of style and substance, Warsame is also a global ambassador for The African Future, helping to bring medical and food supplies to her native Somalia. We got the details on her inspiring élan.

Designer favourites:
“I admire Jean Paul Gaultier as a designer and I love him as a friend; Zuhair Murad for his elegance; John Galliano for his creativity; and Alexander McQueen for his talent that he shared with us during his time on this planet.”

Restaurant passport: “My taste varies depending on which country I am in—Indochine in New York, Red Bar Soho in London and, when I’m feeling like something from my motherland, it’s Hamdi Restaurant in Toronto.”

Fashion Week spot:
“L’Avenue on avenue Montaigne in Paris.”

Holiday wish: “A visit from my mother.”

Cool collectibles: “Snow globes for my son, Hamza.”

Hair story: “Jie Matar at Jie Privé.”

Beauty secrets: “Jo Malone’s liquid vitamin E, Yon-Ka, Sisley products, and lots of water.”

Signature scent:
“Gucci Rush.”

Top shops: “Vivienne Westwood and Harvey Nichols in London, plus the souk in Marrakesh.”

Shoe lover: “Miu Miu, Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin, YSL…I could go on forever!”

Fashion splurge: “Anything Hermès!”

Destination vacation:
“Zanzibar and St. Lucia. I pack as light as possible—sun lotion, heels, bikini, lipstick.”

Guilty pleasures: “The days that I have no responsibilities. I watch old movies and curl up on my bed with sweet popcorn and chocolate.”

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