Harper's Bazaar UK

Harper's Bazaar UK August 2020

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



DINA ASHER-SMITH Page 42 The fastest British woman in history, Asher-Smith also became the world champion for the 200-metre sprint last year. In this issue’s ‘At Work’ feature, she explains why her training regime remains as rigorous as ever, despite her chance to win an Olympic gold medal being put on hold. What era would you like to travel back to? ‘I would love to see the ancient wonders of the world – the Persian Empire, Carthage (in what is now Tunisia), the area that has become modern-day Ethiopia and the Ashanti Empire.’ Your favourite fictional character ‘Winnie-the-Pooh. I loved the books and had him as a toy when I was a baby – we were joined at the hip throughout my childhood.’ A mantra you live by ‘Kaizen, which is the…

messages of hope

Storytelling has always been a way for humanity to understand and make sense of an existence that at times can be unfair, arbitrary, even cruel. Its power has never seemed more necessary than at this challenging moment; as I write, the death toll from Covid-19 continues to mount, alongside its economic devastation, while protests against the killing of George Floyd take place around the globe. So on the following pages, alongside the winning entries in our shortstory competition, I am proud to be publishing work by two brilliant novelists that I hope will shine a light in the darkness: Diana Evans writes about why black stories matter; and Elif Shafak contrasts dangerously divisive social media with the power of fiction to connect. Fashion is another means for us to tell stories about…

10 things we love

1 SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY It might have been inspired by the idea of vampire brides, but the candlelit set and ‘Sunday best’ dresses at Rodarte made for the loveliest show of the season. 2 Cooler, faster, more expensive Horses, headscarves and girls in pearls: say hooray for the return of the Sloane Ranger. Make Princess Diana your style muse with pie-crust collars and pastel skirt suits – now the ballgown has been democratised, it’s time to reconsider other parts of the uniform. 3 DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK Amber Va lletta, Carolyn Murphy, Doutzen Kroes, Karen Elson and Mariacarla Boscono could never go out of fashion. 4 SAY SOMETHING Maria Grazia Chiuri continued her series of feminist collaborations by teaming up with the anonymous art collective Claire Fontaine, whose bold slogans stretched around the Dior runway. 5…

my moodboard

Dazzling and intriguing, Cecil Beaton’s photographs from the 1920s and 1930s provided ample inspiration for Erdem Moralioglu’s A/W 20 collection. ‘I was particularly fascinated by how he would transform himself into a woman in self-portraits, and dress up his sisters to create new personas,’ says the designer. Earlier this year, Beaton’s homemade tin-foil sets and graphic backdrops reappeared on silvery evening dresses and chequerboard coats during Erdem’s catwalk show at the National Portrait Gallery, which was about to open an exhibition dedicated to the photographer. ‘Oscar Wilde once said, “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” I love the idea that beautiful things happen spontaneously.’ lucy halfhead…

my life, my style

‘I love living in the centre of Paris because normally it’s so full of life and I can walk everywhere easily,’ says Amanda Sanchez, Chanel’s in-house model of almost 20 years, when we speak on day 45 of lockdown in the French capital. During quarantine, Sanchez has been sharing a daily glimpse inside her characterful apartment in the Marais with her 40,000 Instagram followers, often featuring cameos from her adorable cat Hazuki and her 13-year-old son Louis, who lives with her every other week, when he isn’t with his father, a restaurateur. It’s the simple act of getting dressed every morning that has helped her stay positive. ‘I wake up and put clothes on, and I encourage my son to do the same. He was like, “Why can’t I stay…

champion spirit

These are not the circumstances in which I had been looking forward to watching Dina Asher-Smith onscreen. As the fastest British woman in history, she was one of our brightest hopes for an Olympic gold in Tokyo this summer. Instead, here she is on a sofa, wearing pretty Alice + Olivia silks rather than a singlet, and chatting to me via Zoom from her south-London sitting-room. While we have all had our lives disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been able to continue working, more or less effectively, from home. For elite athletes such as Asher-Smith, it is, of course, a different story to be housebound, especially when you have been getting yourself ready for potentially the highlight of your entire career. ‘For us, it’s all about timing,’ she…