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Featured Article: Rihanna for Harper’s Bazaar US May 2019


If anyone embodies the flawless intersection between beauty and fashion, it’s Rihanna. For Harper’s BAZAAR’s May 2019 issue, the singer, fashion icon, and makeup mogul stages the ultimate one-woman show in the season’s most daring beauty looks and show-stopping couture.

Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR, notes in her Editor’s Letter: “The incredible feat of design that is couture fashion calls for an equally impressive person to wear it. Our cover star, Rihanna, is fully up to the task. The multitalented artist, entertainer, and entrepreneur wears museum-worthy masterpieces ranging from rainbow Givenchy to embellished Chanel with a confident ease.” Image courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Gigi Hadid, here to view 2017 cover featuring Kendall Jenner, here to view 2016 cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence, here to view 2015 cover featuring Anna Ewers, here to view 2014 cover featuring Kate Moss, here to view 2013 cover featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, here to view 2012 cover featuring Penelope Cruz, here for 2011 cover with Lady Gaga, and here for 2010 cover with Gwyneth Paltrow.


Featured Article: Harper’s Bazaar US 2013 Covers Recap


Glenda Bailey always featured word “fashion” consistently on Harper’s Bazaar US front pages. The word was the main headline in 2010 and 2011. Printed in big and bold manner. This year, the word made appearance in most of the covers. It’s their signature that needs to get rid of immediately. Oh, and they should also make the headlines smaller, not as big usual.

Harper’s Bazaar US started 2013 with an unflattering image of Jennifer Lopez. The 44 year old singer and actress was photographed by Katja Rahlwes for the cover. They could do better in our opinion, instead using the beauty shot. Another least favourite cover would be Selena Gomez‘s April issue by Terry Richardson. The stripes Dolce & Gabbana dress is to plain, dull and boring.

The controversial photographer Terry Richardson is Harper’s Bazaar regular photographer for several years now. This year alone he snapped the magazine’s August issue with Sofia Vergara for newsstand (one of our favourite) and Candice Swanepoel on subscriber version, September issue with Sarah Jessica Parker (enough with her already!), October issue with Miley Cyrus on the newsstand and Linda Evangelista on the subscriber, and November issue with Madonna. We are wondering what Terry‘s clients thinks about his sexual predator tendencies that’s (once again) surfaced on the internet.

The rest of the covers line up this year are our favourite! From Gwyneth Paltrow‘s regal beauty shot for May issue to Christy Turlington chic zebra styling for June/July issue, and Drew Barrymore gorgeous beauty profile on March to Kate Hudson bold red subscriber cover of December.

Which one is your favourite this year from Harper’s Bazaar US? You can also read our 2012, 2011, and 2010 recap.

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Selena Gomez for Harper’s Bazaar US April 2013


Glenda Bailey targeted new young readers by choosing the 20 year old former Disney starlet Selena Gomez (photographed by Terry Richardson and styled by Beth Fenton), to grace the magazine’s April issue. No really sure if she fits as Bazaar woman…

Click here to view last year covers featuring Mila Kunis, here for 2011 cover with Courteney Cox, here for 2010 cover with Demi Moore.

Images via TFS.



Featured Article: Harper’s Bazaar US 2012 Covers Recap


Harper’s Bazaar US got a makeover last March with bigger size and new layout designed by Robert Derrick (formerly at British Vogue) and Stephen Gan. but we think the makeover didn’t matter much on their newsstands cover. It’s still boring, repetitive, and unattractive. Perhaps, Carine Roitfeld appointment as Harper’s Bazaar‘s Global Fashion Director last October could bring something fresh to this Glenda Bailey‘s monthly edited fashion publication. But we are doubting that, until we see her first collaboration with the magazine next March.

Their March, April, September and November issue are quite interesting. Maybe it’s because their sleek new fonts and a great Gwyneth Paltrow shot? Maybe it’s because Mila Kunis? Maybe because the bold pink Alexis Mabille headpiece that popped? Or maybe because the matching gold backdrop and dress? Only those four newsstands covers that stole our attention this year.

The subscriber covers were quite decent this year and to be honest, they are even better than the newsstand version. Our favourite pick for subs are Rihanna‘s August, Gwen‘s September and Kate Hudson‘s October issue. The rest of the cover star slot were given to Demi Moore/February (Ugh, worst cover of the year!), Penelope Cruz/May, Kate Moss/June-July, and Taylor Swift/December-January 2013.

Check out our recap from last year, here and 2010, here. Share to us your favourite cover image from Harper’s Bazaar US this year in the comment box below.

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Harper’s Bazaar US 2011 Covers Recap


Aah, Harper’s Bazaar US… Great cover stars but with bad cover layouts. Too much texts don’t you think?

The magazine helmed by Glenda Bailey since 2001 will reduce their frequency to 10 issues next year, combining June/July and December/January (starting already with the one with Madonna on the cover), and will increase its trim size. Hopefully they’ll also upgrade their covers line up next year. Amen.

They started this year with The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies lensed by Alexi Lubomirski. The cover is one of my least favourites along with Kim Kardashian‘s March issue by Terry Richardson. The subscriber covers featuring models Lily Donaldson and Magdalena Frackowiak were way better that those.

Nicole Kidman and her signature ginger hair graced the February issue as she was lensed by Alexi Lubomirski and interviewed by Jennifer Aniston. The subs cover is better, no? Fellow actress Courteney Cox landed the April cover slot, lensed by Terry Richardson.

Lady Gaga landed two covers this year and I kinda liked both of the newsstands’s. The May issue (remember that prosthetic cheekbones?) was by Terry Richardson while the no-make-up October cover was by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.

Britney Spears was another well known singers who graced this year’s covers of Harper’s Bazaar US. She was snapped by Alexi Lubomirski for June/July issue and made her fans happy because she’s returning on the front pages of magazines. Beyoncé was photographed by Terry Richardson for the November cover while the Queen of Pop, Madonna, made her comeback on glossy magazine covers for the December 2011/January 2012 issue lensed by Tom Munro along with Andrea Riseborough, her leading lady in W.E, a new movie she directed.

The rest of the covers are featuring former Academy Award host, Anne Hathaway in Gucci and Miu Miu for August by Alexi Lubomirski, his third works this year. Lea Michele wore Yves Saint Laurent on the important September issue photographed by Mark Seliger. The subscriber cover was lensed once again by Terry Richardson featuring the gorgeous Karmen Pedaru. Hopefully next year Harper’s Bazaar will featured models on their newsstands covers, not just subscriber’s.

What are your favourite covers this year guys? You can also check out our last year recap of the magazine, here.

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Amby.


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