If you’ve been following UK Harper’s Bazaar for the past few years, you may have noticed a formula they tend to follow issue after issue, cover after cover. An actress? Check. An underrated photographer? Check. A tranquil British countryside location? Check. For April 2018, Lily James is the latest actress to be slotted into the aesthetic, captured on location in an idyllic village setting, photographed by Richard Phibbs and styled by Miranda Almond. In the newsstand cover image (below), Lily walks through the village wearing a floral Erdem dress while taking a break from riding her bike.
For the most part, our forum members liked what they saw. “Oooh, this is a really cute cover, they nailed ‘British springtime’ and Lily is adorable,” admired forum member SallyAlbright the second the cover came to light.
“This is a thriving magazine at a time when others are closing down, so I can’t really knock the formula. It’s got a signature look and it’s got a dedicated readership. It’s usually beautifully made. I should just give in and enjoy it,” added tigerrouge. (more…)