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Hearst Gives Us a Dutch Edition of Harper’s Bazaar, and We Love It! (Forum Buzz)

As reported back in March inside The Business of Magazines thread, Hearst was set to add a Dutch edition of Harper’s Bazaar to its publishing masthead. Former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Netherlands, Cécile Narinx, was selected as the magazine’s editor-in-chief, overseeing the staff and editorial at the new publication. Our forums have the first look at the premiere issue, and it seemed only natural that the magazine selected a model from the Netherlands to front the very first issue. Anna de Rijk poses for three celebratory covers where she emulates the mood of Diana Vreeland‘s Bazaar, evoking a classic elegance with a modern twist — and we’re loving it!

Harper's Bazaar Netherlands September 2014


Members of our forums are excited at the prospect of a new magazine. “Time to up your game, Vogue NL,” suggested MON.

“Agree,” replied TNF, “At first glance, this first Dutch Harper’s Bazaar cover looks way better than the first Dutch Vogue cover.”

YoninahAliza was also very supportive: “Aww… now that’s how you create a great first cover (or set of covers)! All three of them look terrific and I love the way they were shot, it is very clever looking with the ‘window.’ Anna looks beautiful in these photographs and I love the way she was styled too.”


“It’s stunning. I can see the glimpse of their design/layouts which seems better than Vogue NL, not to mention ELLE NL,” enthused Srdjan.

“They’re not fantastic, but agreed, light-years better than Vogue Netherlands. And you can’t ever really go wrong with Anna,” contributed HeatherAnne.

Don’t forget to check out the thread to see all three covers. Feel free to join the discussion and await the contents of the issue here.