For a while now, rumors have been swirling about the future of Lucky magazine. Just this April, Page Six reported that the magazine was fixing to shut down — a rumor Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen quickly came out to deny. Today, more news about the Condé Nast title, or rather the soon to be ex-Condé Nast title: Lucky is set to combine its editorial content with an e-commerce site in partnership with BeachMint (the kind folks who bring you JewelMint, ShoeMint and StyleMint) called The Lucky Group, which will be headed by BeachMint co-founder Josh Berman. Chen will stay on as chief creative officer and Anna Wintour will still work in an advisory role for the site.
This makes a lot of sense for Lucky. It’s a shopping magazine after all and to have all the products you’ll see in the issue in one online space seems like a natural progression for the title. “If you pick up a copy of Lucky, there’s probably 200-plus different brands that Eva and her team are talking about, but they all linked to other sites,” Berman told Adweek. “We realized that there’s a gap there. If we created our own e-commerce site and brought the women all the way from discovery to purchase, that could be an incredible opportunity.”
The new platform is set to launch in early 2015. “Start saving now because it’s going to be dangerously good,” Chen warned her 76,000 followers on Twitter this afternoon. Lucky will keep its editorial staff, but will be looking for merchandisers once the new site gets working. As a result of this new move, The Lucky Group is now on the hunt for new offices, and won’t be joining the rest of Condé Nast at the World Trade Center.
According to WWD, Lucky magazine’s September issue pages were down 34.3 percent, so this is some much-needed good news for the magazine, which has continued to struggle since Condé Nast tapped Chen to revitalize the title.
Karlie Kloss, is that you? The 22-year-old model is no stranger to scoring major ad campaigns, but this most recent one is a first for her. Karlie has been tapped to front Chanel‘s Coco Noir fragrance campaign. Lensed by Sølve Sundsbø, the images are simple and arresting: a silhouette of Karlie next to the sleek, black bottle of Chanel’s potion.
This is the first time Karlie’s posed in a major campaign for Chanel. You can just barely see her face in the ads, but her profile is pretty unmistakable. It’s kind of a testament to her power — she’s so recognizable that even in the shadows we can tell exactly who she is. It’s also doubly impressive that the brand chose to obscure her face, especially since she’s such a high-profile model. Karlie’s countenance is absolutely everywhere and her involvement in, well, just about anything, is bound to create a lot of buzz.
We have no doubts Karlie’s performance here will do the same.
[h/t Fashion Times]
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Cara Delevingne has steadily been scooping up acting gigs. She stars in a British made-for-TV drama, Timeless, snagged a part in the forthcoming Pan movie and now, she’s poised to get her biggest role yet. Rumor has it that the 21-year-old model is in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig as a Bond Girl for the upcoming film, Bond 24. ELLE UK reports that Cara is in talks with producers to see if she can get herself a big role in the film.
So far, Cara’s acting gigs have been hit or miss, but we think she would be great as a Bond Girl. She’s certainly got the look, and we’d love to see her play a badass babe who knows her way around some artillery. It’s a role we think she’s been preparing for her whole life — or at least throughout her modeling career. There’s no denying that Ms. Cara D knows how to pose and if there’s one thing Bond Girls are known to do well, it’s looking good doing…just about anything. Below, eight poses that prove Cara was born to play a Bond Girl. (more…)
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Kylie Jenner is another celebrity jumping aboard the stylish Sass & Bide train, rocking the label’s mock front wrap skirt at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. It’s not the first time the Keeping Up with the Kardashians starlet has sported the Aussie label, though, having also worn a Sass & Bide white embellished mini onstage at the MuchMusic Video Awards in June.
For the blue carpet, Kylie kept the whole look black and gold, which was a good move for the 17-year-old who looked well beyond her years in the fresh-yet-sophisticated getup. Opting for a midriff-baring tank crop, strappy heels and colour-coordinated arm-junk kept the look youthful, while also drawing well-deserved attention to the gold embroidery and plaited-trim embellishment of the smart-looking skirt.
Celebrities mustn’t care too much about Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke’s departure from the brand, with model Zippora Seven also spotted in a Sass & Bide dress just last week. Perhaps these starlets just can’t turn a blind eye to the wonderful detailing of the label’s latest Novateur collection, with both Kylie and Zippora sporting intricately embroidered, metallic pieces from the range.
Jessie Byrne SJ Lingerie Bombshells
Looks like it’s been only onwards and upwards for Beauty and the Geek Australia’s 2010 winner, Jessie Byrne, who has just been tapped to front SJ Lingerie‘s new collection dubbed Bombshells. Catering specifically to big-busted women from sizes 8 to 22 in DD+/E cups, Jessie couldn’t be a better fit for the beautifully-crafted range.
With other underwear brands struggling to offer both sex appeal and support, SJ Lingerie’s new collection is a breath of fresh air for women who, like Jessie, have a large chest. The model from NSW’s Central Coast admitted bra shopping has been difficult in the past, which is one of the reasons why she chose to have a breast reduction back in 2011. Going from a G to a DD cup meant that Jessie lost over 1.1 kilograms of her breasts, but even so, her goods are still on the bigger side.
But with collections like Bombshells featuring soft bras and nightdresses made from European lace, satin and chiffon, buying daggy styles to keep everything in place is now a mere memory. The pieces manage to be feminine and secure all in one go, with hidden power-mesh panels which support the bust. See the fuller-figure range for yourself here, or click through our gallery below. (more…)
Aussie model Elyse Taylor is well on her way to marrying partner and baby-daddy, Seth Campbell, after giving birth to their baby, Lila, earlier this year. In true model form, Elyse has already shed the baby weight, is back into modelling and getting a feel for wedding dresses when she’s got the spare time.
At least we can trust models when it comes to highly-fashionable wedding gowns. Remember Kate Moss in vintage-inspired Galliano? How about Poppy Delevingne in custom-made Chanel? Well, we can be just as proud of Elyse, who is turning to none other than American fashion designer Zac Posen to design the dress for her big day.
Zac posted a pic of Elyse and himself to his Instagram, with a natural-looking Elyse looking smiley in a puffy blue dress. The caption reads, “The wedding gown is a surprise but thought we’d try something blue too, on the gorgeous and delicious @elysetaylor1.” Not really that much of a surprise since you’ve gone and done that now, is it, Zac?
We can’t just blame the Project Runway judge completely, though, because Elyse reposted the picture with some similar information. “Words can’t describe how beautiful I felt in the dress! My wedding dress is going to be even more amazing! I feel so lucky! Thank you zac love you!! @zac_posen #regram xx.”
So, there you have it. The bride will wear a dress by Zac Posen. When is she getting married? Not sure. Where? Don’t know. But she’ll look phenomenal. That is a given.