An English rose for autumn! Jamie Cullum's wife Sophie Dahl returns to modelling and is unveiled as the new face of Aubin & Wills
The TV cook is joined by Dutch male model Andre Van Noord
10:18 GMT, 20 July 2012
She took a sabbatical from her illustrious modelling career to write, cook, present TV programmes, marry a jazz star and become a mother.
But now Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of novelist Roald, has stepped back in front of the fashion cameras to become the face of Aubin & Wills' new autumn campaign.
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Woodland wonderland: Sophie Dahl models camel wool coat and maroon trousers for Aubin & Wills' new autumn campaign
The former plus-size model – who shot to fame in 2000 as the face (and, controversially, naked body) of Yves Saint-Laurent's Opium perfume – is joined by Dutch male model, Andre Van Noord in a misty, windswept, woodland photo shoot.
Wearing a selection of classic trenchcoats, pretty patterned blouses, rustic tweed jackets, camel wool coats, high-waisted dresses, dark trousers and cosy chunk-knit sweaters, Dahl, 34, is pictured in the natural surrounds of lakes and dewy grassland.
Shot by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen in both colour and black and white, the images perfectly encapsulate Aubin & Wills' classically inspired, contemporary British style.
The brand – which was established in 2008 as the elder sibling of preppy fashion house Jack Wills, set up in 1999 – has previously used Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Libertines musician Carl Barat as its campaign stars.
Getting shirty: Pretty patterned blouses feature strongly in Aubin & Wills' new autumn collection, modelled by Sophie Dahl
The daughter of actor Julian Holloway and writer Tessa Dahl, Sophie Dahl was discovered by the late Vogue stylist Isabella Blow and, through Storm Model agency, appeared in campaigns for Versace, Alexander McQueen, Patrick Cox, Pringle, Cashmere, Godiva, Banana Republic, and Gap.
She published her first book – the illustrated novella The Man With The Dancing Eyes – in 2003,and has since become a contributing editor at British Vogue and a contributing writer to publications including American Vogue, The Saturday Times Magazine, the former Waitrose Food Illustrated Magazine and The Observer.
In March 2010, having married jazz singer Jamie Cullum in January, she presented a six-part cookery series entitled The Delicious Miss Dahl on on BBC2.
Dahl and Cullum have a one-year-old daughter named Lyra.
Out and about: Aubin & Wills' new autumn campaign is set in a natural, woodland landscape
Au naturel: In a natural, woodland shoot, Sophie Dahl models wool jackets and pretty blouses
I'm back: She took a break from modelling to write, cook and have a baby, but Sophie Dahl is now back in front of fashion's lens
Dressing up: Aubin & Wills' new autumn collection features a number of dresses, priced between 85 and 145
Monochrome: In a series of colour and black and white photographs, Sophie Dahl perfectly captures Aubin & Wills' classic British style
If you go down to the woods today: You might be lucky enough to find Sophie Dahl
Windswept: Sophie Dahl wears an Aubin & Wills tweed jacket
Working wife: Model Sophie Dahl presenting her BBC cooking show, The Delicious Miss Dahl, left, and with her husband Jamie Cullum, the jazz musician she married in 2010, right
Model Behaviour: Sophie Dahl in her former modelling days on Matthew Williamson's catwalk, left, and in an advertising campaign for Bananan Republic, right
Controversy: The Advertising Standards Authority ordered YSL to remove all posters for their 2000 Opium perfume campaign featuring a naked Sophie Dahl after receiving over 730 complaints