Question Time: Lucy Yeomans, Editor

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Work: Lucy Yeomans, 38, is the editor of 'Harper's Bazaar'

Life: Lives in Notting Hill; is in a relationship

Balance: Theatre, art, playing music, travelling to far-off wildernesses and fanatically following Formula One

Why are you doing a special issue for March?

It's our big spring fashion special, so going supersize is a fantastic opportunity to show everything in a bigger, bolder and more luxurious format.

What makes 'Harper's Bazaar' stand out?

The mix of arts and fashion. One of my favourite stories was a conversation between the photographer Don McCullin and Alexander McQueen .

Which other magazines do you admire?

French Vogue, The New Yorker and Interview.

What inspired you to become a journalist?

I was keen to do everything, be it working in theatre, music, film, publishing or the art world.

What was your first break?

While working as an intern in Paris for the magazine Boulevard I was sent to interview Kristin Scott Thomas. Afterwards she introduced me to her co-star, the then unknown Hugh Grant. He gave me his first major interview which I pitched to the Daily Telegraph. A 300-word commission – as Four Weddings mania took off – then turned into their lead story.

What has been the high point of your career so far?

Winning the Editors' Editor award in 2007 from the British Society of Magazine Editors meant a huge deal. The dinner I hosted for George Clooney comes a close second!

Who in the industry would you most like to work with?

I'd love to get one of my film heroes to direct a fashion shoot for Bazaar. Top of my list would be Tim Burton, the Coen brothers and Pedro Almodóvar.

What do you tune into when you're not working?

Radio 4, my Sonos sound system, and I often go home and play my piano.

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