September 2019 Issue: Alicia Keys Covers Harper’s Bazaar

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — The September 2019 issues are now arriving on the Internet and newsstands around the globe. Magazines are bringing their A-game with eye-catching covers. Some issues even weigh more than a pound and has over hundreds of pages.

The September issue is the most important and biggest issue of the year for fashion publications. Candy Pratts Prince once said, “September is the January in fashion.” September’s fall fashion issues hold a lot of weight and most luxury houses spend the most amount of advertising dollars in this particular issue.

Jordyn Woods covers Cosmopolitan UK (see it here).

Next up is Alicia Keys! The BET and Grammy Award winning singer covers Harper’s Bazaar‘s Bazaar Icon September 2019 issue, also dubbed “THE FASHION ISSUE“.

For this year’s #BAZAARICONS, Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld chose 10 cultural forces who have redefined any rules about their crafts.

The shoot was photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Carine Roitfeld

For this issue, the multi-platinum singer styles in Ferragamo, Max Mara and Cartier.

Below are some excerpts from Keys cover story:

Born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem, Keys keeps it real in every aspect of her life. Since the release of her breakout album, Songs in A Minor, in 2001, she has garnered 15 Grammys and sold more than 30 million records. Throughout all of this, she has stayed on the straight and narrow path of success and creative authenticity with zero press-hungry antics, tropes, or gimmicks. Thanks to a mother lode of sheer talent, Keys is one of those rare stars who never has to strive for relevancy or rely on reinvention.

Keys on her creative process:

“Every time I create something, I feel it’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “I might experience self-doubt in the process, but once I’ve finished I feel very confident. I still have that childlike wonder.”

A. Keys on motherhood:

“Motherhood gave me a stronger sense of clarity,” the “Girl on Fire” singer says. “I used to be less aware of how I wanted to spend my time and more influenced by other people. After I had my kids, I felt like I had found my North Star. I was less wasteful; I worked more effectively.”

Head over to Harper’s Bazaar for more.

Photos Credit: Mario Sorrenti

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