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Harper's Bazaar UK March 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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leading ladies

Our cover star this month is Lily James, who has been delighting audiences with her warmth and charm since she first appeared in Downton Abbey in 2012. In recent years, she has extended her range far beyond that of a sweet ingénue, as is apparent in her performance as a darker, more complex character in the forthcoming stage production of All About Eve. But Lily’s ability to express a great span of emotions – painful grief, as well as joy unbound – has always been evident, perhaps because of her own profound bereavement, following the death of her father in 2008, when she was just 19. Certainly, the shared experience of loss – which is inevitably woven into the blessing of love, throughout our lives – is an inherent element of…

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SARAH SANDS The Radio 4 Today programme editor (below) began her career as a local news reporter, before going on to edit The Sunday Telegraph and later the London Evening Standard. On page 174, she describes the evolution of her working wardrobe and the clothes that have taken her from the newsroom to the deserts of southern Iraq. Your most cherished fashion item ‘My Barbour for Margaret Howell raincoat.’ Whose wardrobe do you most admire? ‘Maria Balshaw’s.’ Something that should never go out of fashion ‘The white shirt, whether by Jil Sander, COS or Marks & Spencer. It’s a piece that has been with me through the good times and the bad.’ What is empowerment? ‘Taking risks.’ Your childhood heroine ‘Can I have two? Debbie Harry and Shirley Williams.’ OLIVIA LAING The critic and author hails Kathy Acker,…

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bazaar live at work

STYLE & SUBSTANCE ‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself,’ declared Coco Chanel; and the visionary designer never failed to live up to her own dictum, building an international business at a time when women were relegated to domesticity, and liberating them from restrictive corsets by reimagining feminine elegance. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Bazaar At Work is delighted to be partnering with Chanel for an exclusive gala evening in the company of inspirational speakers. The event will be hosted by Bazaar’s editor-in-chief Justine Picardie on 7 March at the Connaught, Carlos Place, London W1. Tickets cost £125, which includes a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception with canapés, and a three-course dinner with wine. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO BOOK TICKETS TO THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT, VISIT WWW.HEARSTLIVE.CO.UK CHANEL…

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10 things we love

1 THE BOW WOW There’s an easy way to charm this season: add a bow. Tie round your waist or pin to a shoulder for a supremely feminine flourish. Plissé top with bow belt, £2,230; wool trousers, £850; gold, onyx and diamond earrings, £2,030; gold ring (right hand), £1,080; gold, diamond and aquamarine ring, £1,710; gold ring, £1,080; gold bracelet, £3,550, all Gucci. Leather heels, £695 Jimmy Choo 2 THE BOLD FLORALS Wallflowers need not apply: S/S 19 sees blooms transformed into a chromatic kaleidoscope, brazenly clashing, worn all-over and with scant regard for matching. Poplin shirt, £790 Michael Kors Collection. Suede sandals, £145 Russell & Bromley. Metal earrings, £210 Roberto Cavalli. Metal cuff, about £535 Givenchy 3 THE FULL SKIRT Swish into summer with the new longer-line midi – practically perfect with just the…

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my moodboard

‘I’m an avid reader, and I have always been fascinated by the fables of the classical world,’ says Ian Griffiths, Max Mara’s creative director. Intrigued by retellings of Greek myths from a female perspective, including Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad and The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, Griffiths decided to base his S/S 19 collection on ‘a courageous, intrepid woman, somewhere between a goddess of the sea and a modern Amazonian warrior’. Models including Kaia Gerber, Karen Elson and Joan Smalls took to the catwalk in the brand’s signature stylish outerwear, pinched at the waist by wide belts and with frilled detailing at the hem. Griffiths also referenced Max Mara’s own beguiling history with press studs, asymmetric draped skirts and a one-shouldered silhouette that paid homage to the brand’s…

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forward thinking

Don’t let appearances fool you. With her white-blonde bob and slick of black eyeliner, lyrical Belfast accent and warm demeanour, 46-year-old Nicola Glass seems – on first impression – to be anything but intimidating. A quick look around her Manhattan office confirms this: from the walls painted in powder pink to the shaggy lilac rug beneath her desk, which perfectly matches her suede platform sandals, it’s all friendly, super-feminine and fashionable without trying too hard. A little longer in the office and you realise that could sum up Glass herself. It comes as something of a shock, then, to realise that the unassuming designer – whose CV includes stints at Gucci under Tom Ford and as senior vice-president of accessories at Michael Kors – is now in total creative charge…