Stone poses nude, except for heels and diamonds, for Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue. Photos are by Abrahams.
I’m aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks. But I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we’d all be having a hard day today.
She credits her features to the dermal filler Restylane, which she started using after suffering damage from a stroke in 2001.
It’s so common now for people to use fillers, it’s almost like a beauty treatment. It’s like you have mascara and a filler. And it’s a far better alternative than having your face cut apart and ending up looking like you got sucked into a wind tunnel.
On recovering from her stroke:
I thought, ‘You know what? I got thrown off the bullet train, and now I’m going to have to crawl up a hill of broken glass, get back on the train that’s going a million miles an hour, and work my way from the cattle car up,” she recalls. “That’s just the way it is, so I’d better get humble and shut the f–k up and do the job. Because if I can’t do this job, I’m certainly not going to be able to do anything else.
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine interviews Bosworth about her shoe collection collaboration with Matisse.
I have always been attracted to fashion that is transitional wear, meaning, designs that carry a woman from season to season, from day to night. That was a significant part of the thought process for this collection. I wanted to think about footwear that is directional and also comfortable. I like my shoes to have a bit of personality.
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine interviews Ewers about how she got into the fashion industry.
There was a model in my high school. She was like ‘You’re so pretty. You should come see my agency’. I thought Well, it’s Colombia, of course they like me I’m blonde, I have boobs. But in Germany there are so many blonde, beautiful girls with boobs.
Winslet appears on the cover of Bazaar’s March edition. She talks about aging.
What is so gorgeous, so really, truly, bloody gorgeous about being the age I am is that all the ridiculous angst that I might once have felt about having a bit of cellulite, or being a bit puffy in the face, or whatever, has just evaporated. I simply can’t believe I ever spent any time wasting my life on that nonsense.
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine interviews Rihanna about her favorite red carpet style and staying ambitious.
My favorite red-carpet looks are usually the ones I get to help design: the Adam Selman Swarovski crystal dress at the CFDAs, the Stella McCartney all-white dress at the Met Gala, and the Adam Selman white jersey dress from the VMAs. But the red Azzedine Alaïa at the Grammys is also one of my favorites.
I am very ambitious! It’s ridiculous how much I want to put on my plate, which is already full. I am sensitive to what my team is going through. Actually I’m lying. They get no sympathy we love what we do.
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine interviews Kerr about her long career in the fashion industry and her approach to success.
I have to approach my career with a wink. Otherwise you can be really self-critical, because there’s always someone else. I’ve struggled with that. The perception is that I have it all. But in the modeling industry and I’ve been in the industry since I was 13 it’s not all what it appears to be. People don’t realize that.
Johansson gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about her role in the film Under The Skin.
I think the film that we made is so different from the book that it probably wouldn’t have made any difference at all if I had read it. And I didn’t want to have any kind of impression of that at all because I had to work from the script. Over a few years that Jonathan Glazer and I were having these conversations and the core of the story became stronger and the purpose was clearer in his mind and the idea of the two of us collaborating became more of a reality. I really wanted to work with Jonathan Glazer and I would give that kind of commitment anyway if I really wanted to work with somebody. When I know I want to do something and I want it, I’ll get it or I’ll at least try. But I think part of that comes from having spent 20 years in the industry and still being that kid that wants the part. To me, I always feel like that if it doesn’t work out and I don’t get the part it’s because the director and I had different ideas and that makes sense to me. Under The Skin was always open and I didn’t have to convince Jonathan.
Spears gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about her worst fashion moment.
Ten years ago at the Billboard awards, I wore this orange hat and orange bra and orange booty pants and purple fishnets. Oh, and I had an orange jacket on. It wasn’t Halloween. I actually thought I looked hot at the time. But, um, I definitely stood out. I thought it was just a marvelous idea to wear this purple and orange outfit; it was like high school colors. I was a cheerleader for a school I didn’t know. People were talking about it, but not in a good way.
Taylor gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about why she chose not to run for U.S. Senate.
It wasn’t the right time. I want to make a difference, and how I’m doing that now is through the not for profit work. If I were to run for Senate, my calculation is, what kind of an impact am I going to have were I to win? I don’t have an answer to that question. If you are a junior member of a minority party one of 100 people in the U.S. Senate, what really can you do? Well, you’re just going to get frustrated.
Margulies gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about balancing work and a family.
It’s tricky being a working mom. You feel guilt all the way around. You want to be there for your husband, be there for your kids, be great at your job, all that stuff. But at the end of the day, if you put everyone in front of you, what happens to you? I think all these 1950s Leave It to Beaver housewives suddenly woke up and went, What about me? Fuck you all. You know how hard this is? I’ve had dinner on the table, I’ve figured this out, and now you’re sleeping with your secretary? I do believe the balance lies in yourself. I can’t say I can do it all, because I can’t.
Streisand gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about writing her own autobiography in the future.
I think it’s almost time. These books about me are so stupid. When someone sends me one of them, if I have time, I look at the first page and I can tell whether or not the writer did his research. A minor detail tells a lot. Did he even visit the street I lived on? If he did, he wouldn’t write that I used to take the BMT into the city when it was the IRT. It’s silly, and yet all these fabricated and sloppy stories become your bio. I’m interested in the truth, and unauthorized biographies are not. Yes, I would like to correct those errors someday.
Seigner gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about her career and working through her husbands arrest.
I really couldn’t work. I didn’t want to do a film. When my husband was arrested, I had just finished my album, but we decided to wait until February instead of November to release it. I couldn’t have promoted it while he was in prison; that would have been obscene. This has put us in a financial situation that’s not easy.
Iman gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about meeting President Obama and the First Lady.
I met Mr. and Mrs. Obama years ago at Oprah’s Legends Ball. Oprah sat me next to Mrs. Obama because I majored in political science before modeling, so she thought we would have something to discuss. And then I went for lunch at the White House. It was brilliant Mrs. Obama could not have been more gracious or beautiful. She is very smart, and for me, the thing I most envy is her children. When is the last time we saw two girls that age at the inauguration, and their mother did not have to say, Sit still?
Perry gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about her good girl image.
I’m kind of a good girl and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.
Moore gives an interview to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine about growing older in the spotlight.
I feel better in my skin, 100 percent. That’s the trade off. You have greater effects of gravity, but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn’t trade. Women who lie about their age, why? I’ll try a new skin cream but I’m not an extremist. I mean, I’m not risky with haircuts. Someone did just bring me the latest fad from Russia, though horse shampoo and conditioner.
Knowles appears on the cover of the September 2004 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Japan magazine.
Knowles appears on the cover of the June 2004 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.