British Harper’s Bazaar has been riding a wave of success of late by gifting us a plethora of utterly beautiful covers. First came Gugu Mbatha-Raw, then Léa Seydoux followed by an equally delightful Rachel Weisz offering. Last month saw the magazine respond to the pandemic by giving Ashley Graham and her husband Justin Ervin creative control over their cover shoot, which felt like a breath of fresh air. Now, for August 2020, model Olympia Campbell makes her debut on the Brit publication shot by Jesse Jenkins. Photographed just as the lockdown restrictions in London were eased, the team (including stylist Cathy Kasterine) headed out into the great outdoors for both the newsstand cover (below) and subscribers’ shot (after the jump).
But did the mag keep its stellar streak going? “That’s one silly cover. Their August covers are always the weakest ones,” Srdjan pointed out.
“This is the main cover and the U.K. Vogue covers are the behind the scenes,” laughed MON.
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“Wonder why they didn’t use one of their normal photographers?” asked 8eight.
Benn98 wrote: “It’s all a bit Cotswolds for me, but still a great cover. And very ballsy of Lydia Slater to use that image for the newsstand cover. Don’t know about the masthead shade, though. Lydia seems to be reverting back to Justine’s direction with each issue. Maybe it’s better that way because it will make the new EIC’s direction stand out more when they eventually find one.”
“A massive flop following last month’s beauty of a cover with Ashley Graham. Unlike last month, this cover shot is an eyesore, extremely unworthy of being suitable for a cover,” voiced vogue28.
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