Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Harper's Bazaar- May 2009 - Halle Berry (Updated w/ Alternate Cover)



Once my eyes adjusted to the over abundance of magenta screaming at me from this cover, I was able to recognize that it was a photo of Halle Berry sporting a new hairstyle. She's lovely as always but man does that layout give me a headache. Fortunately, the cover style was abandoned for the inside pics which accompany the interview. I hope that Halle ends up on another cover after she shaves her head for the film version of "Nappily Ever After." To me, none of her looks will ever compare to old school Halle with super short hair. I can still remember ripping pics of her out of magazines when I was younger and taking them to my hairdresser.


source: GaHoNa/TFS

In other Halle emulating news, I'd been salivating over a certain Coach shoulder bag that she was seen sporting all over town last month. I tried to resist it but the big bag lover in my had to have it and recession be damned, I scored the black leather Coach Editorial Zoe bag on Ebay. I am beside myself with happiness.

ETA: The subscriber cover is on the right. I like it much better than the newsstand version. Halle's hair doesn't look so...rusty.


s:Party Vixen/TFS


15 comments:

Kim said...

See, there's something about the hair color, retouching, etc that ages her to me. Not that aging is a bad thing, but I didn't recognize her at first. And I agree about old school Halle hair.

SDG said...

She's lovely as always, but the blonde hair doesn't work for her.

pika said...

you know halle is incredibly lovely but this cover shot is so unflattering. there is something strange going on with her eyes giving her a somewhat wonky appearance - i think maybe bad lighting choices? how hard can it be to make her look great?

for some reason it feels like she's channeling carol channing with this hairstyle. the short hair was really the best look for her but i don't blame her for wanting to change her look. i sure as hell wouldn't want to be stuck with the same hairstyle for decades.

as for the bag, i don't blame you. its gorge.

lapetitediva said...

That cover is an eyesore. And I'm not crazy about the hair she's sporting in those pics. But, I DO like the dress she's wearing in the last pic. It looks great on her.

Personally, I prefer Halle with longer hair, but the short 'do was a great career move because it made her stand out from other Black actressses(she mentioned this during an interview on the Lifetime network, I think, several years ago) and became her signature look.

Brigitte said...

@it feels like she's channeling carol channing with this hairstyle.

LOL!

ninety9 said...

the cover seems overly photoshopped. why mess with (near) perfection?

Nearli said...

Get over it haters of the world..Halle can wear anything and still be beautiful!...can YOU say the same thing?

Brigitte said...

@Nearli- I don't think anyone here is hating on Halle. I'm a fan but will admit that this is not a great photo of her and the colors on the cover look a bit garish.

Chic Noir said...

Bridgette did you get a good deal and the handbag?

I really don't like the cover. It looks to photoshopie

Brigitte said...

@Chic Noir-The bag was in perfect condition and I got it for about half of the original price so I thought it was a good deal.

Divalocity said...

As a subscriber, I received a different cover look with one taken of the third photo.

GoldenAh said...

Blond hair looks great on tanned (mostly white) girls between 16-21 years old.

Almost everyone else should leave that hair color alone, it makes them look bizarre and way way older.

Halle always looks good, but the hair texture and color doesn't do her any justice.

Chic Noir said...

@bridgette- congrats are in order then. I brought an older coach bag on Ebay once. It wasn't in the best condition but then the seller said as much. I wonder if there is something I can do to touch up the leather.

Brigitte said...

@Chic Noir - Sometimes a good leather cleaner and conditioner can do the trick. You should also send a pic of the bag to Coach. Their customer service isn't what it used to be but they might be able to refurbish it. Also, your local shoe repair shop might be able clean it up. I've taken my handbags to those stores before when straps and things have fallen off my bags.

Queen Tahj. said...

Halle is BEAUTIFUL! I love the fact that she is not all glicks and glamour, but very humble and natural. The hair is fabulous.

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