June 9th, 2020
Editor-in-Chief, Harper's Bazaar

Samira Nasr

Samira photographed for kic in 2012 by Marko MacPherson.

Samira Nasr was named editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar today so I am rerunning this 2012 post.

I have known Samira for years having worked together at Vogue ages ago. Samira has been tippy top of my list of chic women to profile as she has that spot-on personal style where everything she owns I want to have too.

Born in Canada, Samira came to NY to get her masters in journalism at NYU. She assisted Grace Coddington at Vogue and then became a sought-after stylist in her own right. Samira mixes fashion-forward pieces with classics and wears everything with an enviable nonchalance. Her personality is as warm and easy going as her style. When she showed up to be photographed for kic she was the epitome of modern chic and yes, I wanted everything she brought!

Samira Nasr

5 essentials:
Tuxedo jacket: Celine and YSL(12) are my favorites.
Perfect t-shirt: I love Wang and Isabel Marant tees.
Perfect pair of jeans: I love A.P.C. jeans, Isabel Marant skinny slouchy,and vintage high-waisted Levi’s
Alaia dress(14)
A pair of Alaia heels(15) or Manolo Blahnik’s perfect pump

Pieces I will have forever:
My Balenciaga(13) and Celine motorcycle jackets
My Chanel tweed jacket
Hermes 30cm black Birkin(11)
Alaia dress(14)
All my classic Prada knits. If you’re looking for the perfect, simple,
well-made sweater go to Prada!!

Something old that looks new:
I have an old Balenciaga jacket with leather sleeves and a peplum that
I’m in love with again.
My old Balenciaga Barbour jacket (but it never looked old to me).

What inspires me:
Music: Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, and Miles Davis(5) just got me through my
recent move. I love old and new but go through phases.
Photography: Vivane Sassen (1), Ryan McGinley(4), Daido Moriyama, Bruce Davidson(3), and Lee Friedlander to name a few.
Books: Currently reading The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
Art: The work of Alexander Calder(6) and Richard Serra(2)
The idea of fearlessness. Total freedom.

Resort/Spring wish list:
From resort, I want Celine looks 2, and 9 (8&10)
From Spring, I want Balenciaga 23 (9)

Wish list for my new apt:
I would love a pair of George Nakashima side tables(7) for my bed, and a
Charlotte Perriand sideboard.


what's new


Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag


Jota chain-embellished leather sandals


Broderie-cotton maxi skirt


Single-breasted hooded raincoat


Leather sandals


Flower brooch


Le Maillon leather shoulder bag


Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses


High-neck striped wool-blend sweater


Park linen-blend canvas tote bag


Fran belted suede jacket


Wool-blend playsuit

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  • I immediately scrolled down to see who the Bruce Davidson photo was by. Beautiful.

    DisneyrollergirlJanuary 17th, 2012  7:59 PM

  • So very exciting!

    disneyrollergirlJune 10th, 2020  5:15 AM

  • I love her! I hope Bazaar gets better with her as the new editor. It hasn’t been the same since Liz Tilberis.

    TracyJune 10th, 2020  8:22 AM

  • She’s so cool, and I love her style. I think she’ll make the magazine relevant again. Yes, very exciting.

    KathyJune 10th, 2020  8:52 AM

  • Congratulations to Samira! Looking forward to the(chic) fresh eye she will bring to Harper’s Bazaar.

    Judy CorlessJune 10th, 2020  8:58 AM

  • Very exciting!

    The TropicalistJune 10th, 2020  9:19 AM

  • This is truly exciting news. Her style is enviable and her welcome speech was so inspiring, can’t wait to see what she does and am ready to support her.

    SueMJune 10th, 2020  10:52 AM

  • I let my subscription lapse last year…but I plan to renew now! Excited to see the new version of HB!

    SharonJune 11th, 2020  7:56 AM

  • Preston, thank you for featuring and promoting women of color.

    STJune 11th, 2020  4:58 PM

  • Love your profiles. I remember this one. I enjoy the changes a fresh perspective brings. Something to look forward to!

    Amy Thorne RichardsonJune 11th, 2020  9:05 PM


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