Lucky Magazine's new editor-in-chief Eva Chen has been under a lot of pressure since taking the helm at the shopping glossy, and to a large extent, she's delivered. Even before she relaunched the Condé Nast publication with a stunning September Issue cover, featuring Blake Lively — one of the most striking commercial images I've seen all year — Chen has seemed infallible (that's what happens to your reputation when you are cherrypicked for a major job by Anna Wintour). As some in the forums noted, Chen's version of Lucky was more diverse and had a higher taste level than its predecessor; its point of view simply seemed more relevant to the tech-savvy younger audience that's so crucial to the future of the magazine industry.
So, we've arrived at the December 2013 issue cover above. I will say only nice things about it: The cover features Kerry Washington and she is borderline recognizable. The styling is not worse than what you'd see at a standard wedding. There's a lot of room for improvement.