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Harper's Bazaar UK February 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.

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12 Issues


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live in hope

At the time of writing, the political deadlock over Brexit seems more intractable than ever, and it feels as if a happy outcome would be nothing less than miraculous. But with miracles in mind – and I do believe that these exist, within everyday manifestations of compassion and creativity – we bring you this new issue of Harper’s Bazaar, celebrating the power of open-heartedness. Hence our portfolio of poetry, painting and prose – contributed by some of our favourite writers and artists – in praise of the kindness of strangers and the kindred spirits that come together to form a United Kingdom. We have also been inspired by the multiculturalism of London (a city built by successive waves of new arrivals, from the Romans onwards, and as ethnically diverse 2,000 years…

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SAOIRSE RONAN The cover star of Bazaar’s latest issue appears as Mary, Queen of Scots in the new film, released on 18 January. The actress (above), who holds both Irish and American citizenship, plays a woman born in Scotland, raised in France and with a claim to the English throne: a pertinent tale for our fractured times (page 90). A holiday you hold in your memory ‘Mam and I had dreamt of going to Florence for a long time and we finally went for my 21st birthday. Just two hours after we arrived, somehow Mam tripped, fell onto the cobblestones and sprained her wrist. We ended up in A&E, but after that we had a great time.’ What is your dream travel destination for 2019? ‘I worked in New Zealand when…

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10 things we love

1 Ballet beautiful ‘Modern choreographers speak about freedom,’ said Maria Grazia Chiuri of her spirited Dior collection, which stripped away everything but a sense of graceful ease. 2 THE MODERN NUDES Petal pink, baby blush and perfect peach. Oatmeal. Stone. Cocoa. You can call it what you like but the message from the S/S 19 runways was clear: skin tones are in. 3 TIED UP Put a bow on it for the new season – literally and liberally. From Emilia Wickstead’s black velvet hair decorations to Erdem’s oversize satin creations, this is a touch of old-fashioned charm that’s easy to emulate. 4 Enter the night Gothic glamour, after-dark drama and an overload of sequins and stars, slippery satin and lacquered leather: eveningwear looked to the witching hour for inspiration. 5 Life’s a beach ‘It felt like a good idea…

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my moodboard

Tod’s has enlisted Alessandro Dell’Acqua, the designer behind No 21 and Rochas, to launch its new project, the T Factory. Taking its name from Andy Warhol’s famous studio, the initiative will invite designers, photographers and film-makers to share their own take on the Italian luxury house’s style in a monthly capsule collection. ‘To me, the Tod’s woman is the epitome of nonchalant glamour,’ says Dell’Acqua. ‘I have taken the brand’s heritage into account, but I was free in my creative choices.’ The result is an elegant assembly of seven ready-to-wear pieces and nine shoe designs in three colours – Dell’Acqua’s signature ‘rosa cipria’ pink, classic black, and tan. Accessories take centre-stage – Tod’s iconic ‘gommino’ studs appear on kitten heels and minimalist stretch ankle-boots, while loafers have been reimagined as…

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my life, my style

‘The important thing is to love what you do. Work and life are not so separate any more,’ says the Lithuanian artist Indre Serpytyte-Roberts when we meet at her seven-storey home in Fitzrovia. Behind a heavy metal door, the former office block has been transformed into an art-filled space that could almost rival the great institutions that have exhibited her work, including the Photo grapher’s Gallery, Tate Modern and New York’s MoMA. ‘I love the building because it was bombed during the war and has a dual personality; the exterior is very delicate late-Victorian architecture and the interior is tough and made from thick concrete,’ she says. With its sleek grey surfaces and high ceilings, the house is the perfect backdrop for the astonishing assembly of sculpture, photography and textiles that…

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in his footsteps

To his myriad admirers around the world, myself included, Christian Louboutin is far more than a designer; he is a purveyor of enchantment and dreams, the contemporary equivalent of a magical shoemaker in the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen (who was himself the son of a cobbler). I have known Louboutin for a number of years, and seen him mobbed by several hundred fans seeking his signature in Harrods, and celebrated in a hit single by Jennifer Lopez. But we are meeting today in one of his Paris properties (Louboutin owns several in this, the city of his birth, as well as homes in the French countryside, Egypt and Portugal). It’s just a few steps away from his jewel box of a boutique on Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, where ardent…