Earlier on this year US Harper's Bazaar announced that there would be big changes at the magazine. Back in September they confirmed that the magazine is reducing their issues from 12 to 10 pear year after a significant drop in circulation numbers and ad pages and the changes don't stop there.
The magazine is also set to have a creative shake up as Glenda Bailey has hired Robin Derrick, who was the creative director of British Vogue until last June, to add his design input to the magazine along with their creative director Stephen Gan. “After 10 years, it’s time to refresh — Stephen and I are looking forward to evolving Bazaar’s design for the next decade, and we are excited to be collaborating with Robin,” she said.
Ironically, British magazine Healthy found itself under some harsh criticism last week after it came out that they had retouched cover star Kamilla Wladyka to look larger than her usual self, in an attempt to fit in with the magazine's 'healthy' image. The photoshopping became apparent after photos of the model in her usual slim state surfaced on The Fashion Spot, and since then a number of top editors have revealed that they do the same for their magazines.
First there was Jane Druker of Healthy magazine, who admitted to editing a girl who turned up to a shoot looking "really thin and unwell", next British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman confessed that she too has been has been shocked at the state that models turn up to a shoot, forcing her to ask photographers "Can you not make them look too thin". Former Cosmopolitan editor Leah Hardy, however, came completely clean on the matter when she wrote an article for The Daily Mail on "A big fat (and very dangerous) lie" - airbrushing models to look healthy.