If you’ve come to appreciate British Harper’s Bazaar over the years as much as we have for being a magazine that stands firm with its signature aesthetic, regardless of current trends or which celebrity they’ve scored, you’ll love the May 2019 cover. Bazaar taps into the Game of Thrones hype for May 2019, welcoming actress Sophie Turner onto the latest issue. Photographed by Richard Phibbs and styled by Miranda Almond, Sophie enchants on both the newsstand (below) and subscriber covers (after the jump).
Did all the elements come together perfectly, however? Apparently not, according to some. “I’m kinda tired of all these ‘magical forests and old castles’ covers. I’m still waiting for Justine [Picardie] to break her pattern a little bit and produce a cover that’s actually somehow spectacular and unforgettable … and give us someone else on the cover other than an actress,” commented slayage.
“Sophie’s face seems to say she’s over this already. ALL OF IT,” tigerrouge chimed in.
“Ugh, no! Looks like American Harper’s Bazaar, and nobody wants to look like them! Budget. It seems they’re trying to cash in on the GOT gravy train with all the theatrics,” noted Benn98.
“‘Warrior Woman’ dress up with Sansa Stark? Man, Justine is so ridiculous, come on, it’s 2019, give us less gimmick nonsense of this sort!” declared an unforgiving Miss Dalloway.
MyNameIs wasn’t much of an admirer either, pointing out, “Her pose is so odd and awkward. It does not read ‘warrior woman’ at all. She looks confused. I think they should’ve given her a prop to work with or made her interact with the horse.”
“I don’t like this fantasy aesthetic. It looks too childish and belongs to Disney World,” mocked Perickles.
In the same frame of mind was ivano: “What a waste of Sophie. She’s gorgeous. It’s a shame what they made with her!”