For the May 2012 issue of Harpers Bazaar, dedicated to celebrating all that is great about Britain’s idiosyncratic cultural royalty, Victoria Beckham makes a fitting cover Queen. Shot in L.A by Camilla Akrans in that Prada SS12 bodysuit the fashion set just can’t seem to fold away, Akrans describes Victoria as ‘an absolute sweetheart’. The super mother, business woman and fashion icon talks to Bazaar about juggling her roles as fashion designer and super mum to three growing boys and new baby daughter Harper Seven, how she feels about her body and what it’s like to go to bed with David Beckham.
My favourite thing about the cover is the subtle tweaking to the Harper's typeface. Font fans will know that the brand traditionally uses the distinctive angular H&FJ Didot type, but for May's floral summertime cover look the nameplate incorporates a number of cute flourishes. It’s more whimsical and a lot more Summery. I don’t think it’s a permanent fixture but it’s definitely making this issue more of a ‘collectable’ one - it's a tiny detail but one I love.