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Sophie Dahl makes modelling comeback

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Daisy Dumas

Sophie Dahl has made her modelling comeback after a hiatus to write, marry, cook and have a baby.

Sophie Dahl has made her modelling comeback after a hiatus to write, marry, cook and have a baby.

Sophie Dahl is the new face of Aubin & Wills.

The model turned writer, wife, mother and TV-presenter has turned her hand back to the trade that propelled her into the spotlight after her infamous nude YSL Opium ad in 2000.

Campaign shots for the British label show the tousel-haired Dahl, 34, wearing a tweed jacket and camel wool coat in the bracing-looking countryside.

The British label's autumn 2012 collection includes camel wool coats and tweed jackets.

The British label's autumn 2012 collection includes camel wool coats and tweed jackets.

An accompanying video for the Autumn/winter 2012 line sees Mrs Jamie Cullum - the pair married in 2010 - walking and dancing in a pheasant-filled wood and parkland with Dutch male model, Andre Van Noord.

Grand-daughter of childrens' author Roald Dahl, the blonde, buxom beauty drifted away from modelling after facing campiagns for Alexander McQueen, Pringle, Versace and Gap. Discovered by the late Isabella Blow, Dahl was credited with changing the face of fashion, popularising plus-sized models.

A red-haired version of the wide-eyed, alabaster-skinned Dahl appeared in YSL's Opium campaign 12 years ago, an image that was to become one of the most complained about ads of all time, seen as sexually objectifying women.

Her latest incarnaton places her in the footsteps of Burberry muse Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and musician Carl Barat who have in the past fronted the preppy-chic label.

Ever the English rose, Dahl had her own cookery show, The Delicious Miss Dahl, and has written two fictional novels and two cookbooks.

She and jazz singer Cullum, 32, have a 16-month-old daughter, Lyra.

5 comments

  • She looks a bit depressing.

    Commenter
    Steven
    Date and time
    July 19, 2012, 6:19PM
    • Steven, she'd look far better with no clothes on than you in your best Sunday suit. A VERY nice looking lady

      Commenter
      Fred Bloggs
      Location
      Castlemaine
      Date and time
      July 20, 2012, 9:07AM
      • Should say ..." Dahl, who is buxom for a model..."

        Commenter
        aspan
        Location
        syd
        Date and time
        July 20, 2012, 9:29AM
        • What's happened to her arm and hand in the top picture?

          I wonder if she will ever NOT be described as 'former plus-size model"? It's like the media thinks we should never forget she was once overweight.

          Commenter
          PSK
          Location
          Melb
          Date and time
          July 20, 2012, 9:35AM
          • She looked better with a bit of weight on, far too skinny; at least she is not like the rest of the torturous extreme chicken bone models.

            Commenter
            Pickled Herring
            Location
            Frankston
            Date and time
            July 20, 2012, 10:00AM
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