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Harper's Bazaar June/July 2021

Every issue of Harper's Bazaar speaks to the varied interests of the discerning contemporary woman who seeks the best for her home, career and lifestyle.

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10 Issues

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editor’s letter

My mom has always encouraged me to bring all of myself to everything that I do. “Fill the room with Samira,” she’d say. I used to get annoyed because I didn’t know what she meant. Then one day it clicked. She wanted me to bring all of my skills, knowledge, and identities into every space I entered, and to be unafraid. To be able to bring your full self to any situation, to move through the world safely and joyfully—that is freedom to me. And it’s not a freedom afforded marginalized people. This issue is dedicated to the theme of freedom, and what that word means—personally, physically, politically—varies enormously from person to person. In our cover story, soccer star and activist Megan Rapinoe calls the perspective she has gained from being encouraged…

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FEATURED TRACKS 1. “RESPECT” Rotary Connection 2. “HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND)” The Jimi Hendrix Experience 3. “I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER” Stevie Wonder FULL PLAYLIST Since cofounding hip-hop collective (and current Tonight Show house band) the Roots in 1987, Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson has become a prolific DJ and author, and produced tracks for the likes of Erykah Badu and Jay-Z. His Sundance award–winning documentary commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Summer of Soul, arrives July 2 on Hulu. “For Black entertainers, music was the only cathartic outlet we had in terms of grasping the type of freedom that white people had,” he says. To coincide with its release, Questlove curated a playlist around this issue’s theme of freedom, stating, “I FEEL MOST FREE WHEN I’M SHARING MUSIC WITH PEOPLE.” Along with a live…

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why don’t you…?

1 BINGE LISEY’S STORY Adapted by Stephen King from his own bone-chilling 2006 tome, this J.J. Abrams–produced miniseries centers on a famous novelist’s widow (Julianne Moore) who becomes the target of a violent stalker obsessed with her husband’s work. Arriving June 4 on Apple TV+. 2 MAKE EVERY DAY A CHIC PICNIC Wicker, that whimsical woven style, gets an elegant update for summer courtesy of Celine and Giorgio Armani via leather straps and compact silhouettes. 3 LISTEN TO ANCIENT DREAMS IN A MODERN LAND Alt-pop songstress Marina, previously Marina and the Diamonds, releases her fifth studio album, which she wrote and coproduced, on June 4. Standout tracks include the soaring anthem “Man’s World,” in which she traces the subjugation of women and the LGBTQ+ community since the Salem witch trials, and the melancholic ballad “Flowers,” about a failed…

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RYAN McGINLEY PHOTOGRAPHER “Megan Rapinoe: Changing the Game” Page 84 “When I’m on a photo shoot with a great team of friends and collaborators. My favorite is when we’re outdoors being playful and experimental under Mother Nature’s big beautiful sky. I love being lost in the moment of fashion and creativity, clicking a camera in my hands.” YASHUA SIMMONS STYLIST “Megan Rapinoe: Changing the Game” Page 84 “Ideas of freedom are currently in conflict. I immediately think about the Black, brown, and queer lives that have been taken while living in this ‘free’ country. I question whether true freedom is really only escapism. I suppose I feel the freest when I’m creating or abroad submerged in a new culture. Adventure is freedom to me.” COLIENA RENTMEESTER PHOTOGRAPHER “Full Spectrum” Page 116 “When I wake up to an unplanned day. It is…

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smooth confidence

For singer and actress Katharine McPhee Foster, being a mom is her most joyous role. "cherish it all — even whenthe babywakes me up at night!" Though her priorities have shifted, self-care is important. "I try to enjoy life, reduce stress, and stay mentally healthy, "For self-care, Ketharine takes baths, pampers her skin, eats healthy, and exercises, "I appreciate what my body has done, and I love how I feel in my skin. "To keep her skin smooth, Katharine enjoys waxing at European Wax Center. "Waxing makes me feel fresh, and gives me pep in mystep. "Find out her favorite European Wax Center services, and see what makes Katharine feel her absolute best.…

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what to buy and how to wear it

THE GOOD BUY: PACO RABANNE Pacoïo handbag MARIE-LOUISE SCIÒ, Pellicano Hotels’ CEO and CREATIVE DIRECTOR, on her go-everywhere BAG. Before Covid, I used to travel all the time for work—I would spend summers at our three hotels, located on the western coast of Italy, and from October to April I’d fly back and forth between New York and Rome. I wanted to look put together, so I would pack things that could go from day to night with the addition of an accessory. In March, just before my first trip to New York in more than a year, I went on MatchesFashion to find a black bag that was practical and would fit my iPad but that could also be used at night. I didn’t want it to be boring either.…