Harper's Bazaar UK

Harper's Bazaar UK October 2019

One of the world's most influential fashion titles, Harper's Bazaar has always been famous for its ability to blend inspiring fashion with intelligent features. Harper's Bazaar is for the sophisticated, discerning woman, bringing her a perfect mix of stunning fashion stories, informed arts coverage, informative beauty pages and strong, intelligent features every month.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
12 期号


seeing & believing

Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do…’ So wrote Toni Morrison in The Bluest Eye, her first novel, published in 1970; and after the great American author’s recent death at the age of 88, I found myself returning to her words again, and reconsidering their meaning. There are myriad individual interpretations of what is beautiful – and therein lies the magical, mysterious alchemy between author and reader, artist and onlooker – and one’s response to particular stories or images can evolve over a lifetime. (What I believed to be exquisitely romantic as a teenager – in Wuthering Heights, for example – now seems far more disturbing.) But the idea of creating beauty, as well as beholding it, is endlessly intriguing, and remains at the heart…


KRISTEN STEWART Page 186 Every day I get older, life gets easier,’ says our cover star. In a ballroom in the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, the actress meets Sophie Elmhirst to discuss leaving her teenage Twilight years behind, the ambiguity of sexuality, and her new film Charlie’s Angels, which will be released in November. An icon who inspires you ‘Patti Smith has always made everything OK for me. I can almost hear her telling me to keep reaching when I need it.’ The most beautiful place in the world ‘My back porch with my dog.’ Your ultimate beauty secret ‘Sleep.’ An era you’d love to live in ‘Right now. Or maybe in five years, just to be safe.’ A book you always return to ‘I’m Very into You, the email correspondence between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark.…

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a meeting of minds

The annual Bazaar At Work Summit, themed this year around ‘A Better Balance’, brings together inspiring female leaders to share the hard-won secrets of their success. We invite you to join us for a life-changing day of empowering talks, thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive workshops and unmissable networking opportunities, in the elegant surroundings of Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, London W1, on 13 November. Tickets and tables, starting at £500 (plus booking fee), include access to all talks, plus a light breakfast, lunch and a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception. For details and to book, visit www.bazaarsummit.co.uk. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.BAZAARSUMMIT.CO.UK In partnership with PHOTOGRAPHS: DAVID SLIJPER, SIMONE DI PRINCIPE, ANNA MARTENSSON, NATALIE MARTINEZ…

10 things we love

1 THE OFF BEAT COMBINATION There’s no need to be matchy-matchy. Artfully mixing your tweeds gives this traditional fabric a thoroughly modern edge. Wool-mix jacket, £405 Max Mara. Wool trousers, £660; cotton shirt, £405; wool and cotton jumper (just seen), £645; calf-skin bag, £890, all Etro. Leather boots, £630 Tod’s 2 THE SHEER LAYER Give a sensuous twist to a sleek working wardrobe with Miu Miu’s transparent organza top in traffic-stopping red. Chiffon top, £760; tweed skirt, £955; calf-skin bag, £1,380; goat-leather shoes, £625, all Miu Miu 3 THE RETURN OF OPAQUE TIGHTS As seen on catwalks from Balmain to Valentino, this season’s 40-deniers go with everything from midi skirts to the flirtiest of cocktail dresses. Wool tights, £240 Miu Miu 4 THE NEW BOHEMIAN The Seventies are back, but with an updated, luxurious mood. A structured sheep-skin coat…

my moodboard

Over four decades, Armani has remained a byword for clean, tailored silhouettes and neutral colours. For his most recent capsule collection, Mr Armani drew inspiration from the maison’s past advertising imagery, its very name, ‘New Normal’, echoing his iconic 2016 campaign starring Yasmin Le Bon, Stella Tennant, Eva Herzigova and Nadja Auermann. ‘I wanted to offer pieces that reinforce our values of elegance and dignity,’ he says. The result is a sophisticated line of coats and jackets in wool and silk, softly draped trousers, and tops patterned with checks, chevrons and other geometric motifs, all in a largely monochrome palette. Accessories have also been updated; one pair of shoes now features a clear PVC heel, and buckled moccasins have a two-tone twist. ‘This is clothing for self-aware women who are…