Posts Tagged ‘Glenda Bailey’

samiraGreat style is about more than the way we wear our clothes. It is also how we see and occupy space in the world around us.

Samira Nasr, the next editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar.

Last week Hearst Magazines announced that Samira Nasr will take the reigns from Glenda Bailey, who had been the HB editor for 19 years.

Ms. Nasr is the first Black woman to be appointed to such a position in the magazine’s 153 year history. She started her fashion career as an assistant to Grace Coddington at Vogue and she also worked for a time as fashion director for Elle. Most recently Ms. Nasr was the fashion director at Vanity Fair.

Ms. Bailey steps down at HB but she will still walk the hallways of Hearst headquarters working as “global consultant” which, as I understand it, means she will connect (make deals?) fashion marketers with Hearst magazine editors.

Congratulations to Ms. Nasr! As a subscriber to HB, I look forward to something new and exciting.

Farewell to Ms. Bailey, who kept HB alive and thriving during some really challenging times in magazine publishing.

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Harper’s Bazaar featuring Rihanna, August 2012.

Personal style comes down to choices. And part of what makes fashion so wonderful is how we make pieces our own …

– Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief Harper’s Bazaar

Right on! What I enjoy most about fashion is creating my own style. Every season I take note of what appeals to me in various fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar. Often I tear out pages for future reference. When putting together outfits I keep favorite trends in mind and create my own versions, usually adding elements like a vintage hat or handbag. I learned this from my mother who still flips through magazines imagining how she’d rework a look to suit herself.

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