COVER: KAREN ELSON BY ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI, HARPER’S BAZAAR UK, MAY 2013

Harper’s Bazaar UK blissfully sweep us away from this drab UK weather and into their pink hued garden of roses where a captivating Karen Elson stands in a glorious Alexander McQueen SS13 ensemble, for their May issue.

Check out the accompanying editorial and the striking Subscribers cover below.

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COVER: CATE BLANCHETT BY STEVEN CHEE, HARPER’S BAZAAR AUSTRALIA, MAY 2013

Decked out in a white Roland Mouret dress and with her hair partly quiffed, sky high and falling elegantly to the side, a stunning Cate Blanchett covers the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia in a black and white shot by lensed by Steven Chee.

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COVER: SARAH JESSICA PARKER BY JEAN PAUL PIETRU, HARPER’S BAZAAR CHINA, MARCH 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker becomes my first 2013 case of “when bad photoshop happens to good people”, with her Jean Paul Pietru lensed cover for Harper’s Bazaar China.

Even when you thought it wash’t possible, the actress’ face looks even more pulled back, “Dodge and Burned”, and feline-like than her controversial Sex And The City 2 poster, which is a shame because I like everything else about it.

With so many photoshop faux pas on magazine covers these days, I’d really like to know who on earth approves such disasters!?!?

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COVER: DREW BARRYMORE BY DANIEL JACKSON, HARPER’S BAZAAR US. MARCH 2013

It’s another day and yet another drama LV cover, with Drew Barrymore looking absolutely radiant wearing an item from the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 collection, on the March’s Harper’s Bazaar US. Although I’ve never found the actress to be  that appealing when it comes to her looks, I think I speak for everyone when I say this is probably the best Harper’s Bazaar she has looked in years.

While, I’ve haven’t been a fan of the magazine and they recent slew of gaudy covers, I happy to see someone other than Terry Richardson take the Harper’s helm. Daniel Jackson has given them a new lease of life, almost as if somebody opened a window and let in that much needed crisp fresh breeze into a stale room.

The equally striking subscribers cover where the actress wear Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2013 is below.

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COVER: JENNIFER LOPEZ BY KATJA RAHLWES, HARPER’S BAZAAR US, FEBRUARY 2013

I haven’t been feeling to good since Boxing day, nor have I been to the gym in nearly two weeks and to top it all off some ratchet people on the web are hotlinking my images and making me foot the extortionate bill! So I thought I may as well take a bit of my frustration out on a post or two.

Photographer Katja Rahlwes does her best “Terry Richardson” for Harper’s Bazaar as she photograph’s Jennifer Lopez in this diabolical February 2013 cover.

Boring, bland and dated come to mind! If you can bring yourself to, check out the subscribers cover, which although not as bad, is still a hot squat unflattering mess!

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COVER: ANNE HATHAWAY, HARPER’S BAZAAR UK, FEBRUARY 2013

Annie, Annie, Annie…I love you so much…just not on  this cover…

The usually sprightly actress, Anne Hathaway looks as if she’s still recovering from ingesting a bit too much “Christmas Spirit” over the holidays, as she covers February’s Harper’s Bazaar UK.

The behind the scenes video explains the shoot to have an “old Hollywood glamour” theme, yet here we have a drooping-eyed and awkwardly composed lady, whose “smouldering” look makes me want to call her an ambulance. The cover sadly looks far too forced and uncomfortable, showing the Les Misérables actress to be out of her comfort zone.

I would have loved to have seen Anne exude confidence on the cover of a magazine such as Harper’s, hopefully the accompanying editorial will fare better because some of the scenes in the video look great!

Side Note: Funny how the preview images have Anne trying to look “sexy” in a corset, yet she explains in the issue, she’s neither that or “cool”. As an actress (cat-woman anyone?) and a person I think she’s both, but in a very girl next door kind of way and definitely not on this cover.

 

*Photographer TBC*

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COVER: ANNE VYALITSYNA BY KORAY BIRAND, HARPER’S BAZAAR TURKEY, JANUARY 2013

Hands down my favourite January 2013 cover!

The stunning Anne Vyalitsyna brings the heat and gives us some serious 80’s ‘tude as she poses on the Koray Birand lensed January 2013 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Turkey.

The colours, saturation, the retro feel and the styling ( by Makizer Aytas) is beyond fantastic. I adore the edge Anne brings and Koray Birand has simply outdone himself. The combination between the yellow Stella McCartney Resort 2013 lace dress and gaudy gold accessories is just brilliant, while being balanced perfectly with the font and text placement.

If that wasn’t enough excitement, check out the swoon worthy and seductive subscribers cover below, where the model rocks big hair, bold lips and a ferocious Versace silk printed shirt.

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COVER: GEORGIA MAY JAGGER, HARPER’S BAZAAR AUSTRALIA, DECEMBER 2012

Who knew December could be SO HOT! #ChiragFail

The beautiful Georgia May Jagger draws us in with her wavy and feathered mane, sun-kissed skin, bee stung lips and of course, the effortlessly seductive pose on the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

The aspiring model took to her twitter account and tweeted an image of the equally stunning subscribers cover. Check it out!

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COVER: EUGENIA VOLODINA, HARPER’S BAZAAR SPAIN, NOVEMBER 2012

Eugenia Volodina strikes a pose in Prada in a fantastical mirrored collaged for a rather November’s Harper’s Bazaar Spain.

The surrealist theme is further enforced by the Salvador Dali quote, “It’s easy to recognize if a man has good taste: the carpet must match with the eyebrows” hidden along the side of the cover, which makes me wonder what mind boggling delights Eugenia’s editorial will hold.

Check out a stunning preview here.

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COVER: NICOLE KIDMAN BY TERRY RICHARDSON, HARPER’S BAZAAR US, NOVEMBER 2012

Yes people, believe it or not that right there is Nicole Kidman taking a stride in a beautiful gilded Emilio Pucci gown. What’s even more surprising is that the cover was shot by Terry Richardson!

Now I really want to like this because for once it’s something very different by Terry and it had the potential to be a really glamourous and warm cover. Unfortunately the hot mess of a retouching job forced upon Nicole’s face coupled with the copious amount text, more than ruin it for me. *sigh*

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COVER: MARLOES HORST BY KORAY BIRAND, HARPER’S BAZAAR TURKEY, SEPTEMBER 2012

Now if I saw this cover on the newstands here in the UK, I’d stop, drool, bow and then buy it!

The stunning Marloes Horst strikes an architectural pose, dressed in a leather skirt and patch-worked polo-neck sweater while gazing deep into my eyes to mirror her surroundings in an absolutely beautiful cover shot by photographer Koray Birand.

Aside from the flawless black and white image and equally flawless face, the addition of Fuscia pink text on the cover of Harpers Bazaar Turkey’s September issue, is a winner for me as it sits perfectly with image rather than dominating it.

Check out the subscribers cover here.

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COVER: EVA HERZIGOVA BY ALEKSEI KOLPAKOV, HARPER’S BAZAAR UKRAINE, SEPTEMBER 2012

Retouched to the high heavens and beyond, a positively radiant Eva Herzigovia sparkles in a backless sequinned Elie Saab gown & stunning Chopard earrings for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

The cover, rumoured to have been shot by Aleksei Kolpakov on a rooftop in cannes, confuses my slightly as it doesn’t exactly scream autumn/winter. Still I do like the “throwback glamour” it exudes, even if a little sickly sweet in places.

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