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Lucky Magazine Is Going Quarterly

We’re hearing more news of shake-ups going on at Lucky magazine. A source tells us of several layoffs at the magazine today, but that isn’t the only major change the troubled magazine is going through. Word is, Lucky will be transitioning into a quarterly publication.



It’s been something of a mess at Lucky lately. Last year, the magazine joined forces with BeachMint to form The Lucky Group and in February they unveiled their Lucky Shops website. Late last month, Eva Chen announced she would be stepping down as editor-in-chief of the magazine. Soon after, Lucky postponed their LuckyFabb conference, which was scheduled to take place just a week after they made the announcement.

We reached out to Lucky for comment and we will be updating as we hear more.

UPDATE:  A rep for Lucky confirmed that the magazine is indeed going quarterly, as per a report by AdWeek. Layoffs of around 10 staff members are expected. Starting September, the magazine will transition to its quarterly status and will adopt an elevated “premium ‘collectible’ feeling,” according to Lucky Group CEO Josh Berman. The May issue will be Lucky’s last before switching over to the new format.

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Pharrell Williams and Adidas Unveil Latest Collaboration

Pharrell Adidas Collection

Image: Adidas

Pharrell Williams and Adidas have unveiled the latest from their ongoing collaboration and this time Williams is looking to one of Kanye West’s favorite cities to inform his designs. Williams’ fourth collection for the brand is said to be inspired by a visit to the Marché Saint-Pierre by Montmartre’s Sacré-Coeur church in Paris. For the collection, Williams designed two floral unisex jackets (in beige and blue colorways) and Stan Smiths boasting the same print. The patterns on the pieces look like embroidered tapestry, with dusty pink blooms punctuated by the curling fingers of leaves.

According to WWD, there will be only 200 jackets available for $854 while the updated Stan Smiths will go for $205. The collection is due to hit shelves May 30 – a few days before Williams will take the stage at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall to collect his CFDA Fashion Icon award. We wonder if he will be wearing any Adidas to the affair…

[via WWD]

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Jane Fonda’s W Magazine Cover Is Everything (Forum Buzz)

W Magazine dropped a bombshell on us earlier today and we couldn’t be happier. While most magazines welcome back the same old cover stars in an effort to secure sales, W takes a risk this month by tapping Jane Fonda to front its June/July 2015 issue. Legendary photographer (and theFashionSpot favorite) Steven Meisel captured the sitting with Edward Enninful on styling duties. Fonda dons a Giambattista Valli haute couture gown and cape, showing us just how it’s done at age 77.

W Magazine June/July 2015 Jane Fonda by Steven Meisel


As expected, members of our forums were ecstatic. “Oh damn! Meisel and Fonda! The styling, hair, makeup is on point. Excellent work W!” congratulated t-rex within seconds of the cover surfacing.

“A very well polished cover! Stunning and beyond words. What an iconic W cover. Classic and perfect. That makeup is also on point,” added MON in agreement.

Echoing the excitement was Luxx who declared, “Now THIS is a magazine cover!!”

“Wow, what a stunning surprise!! Absolute perfection. The biggest jaw-dropper is Meisel shooting a W cover again. The editorial looks amazing. And they say fashion doesn’t love older women!!!” Benn98 acknowledged.

Also in the mood and showing support was happycanadian: “YAASSSS. Living for this. Jane Fonda, on the cover of W? Shot by Meisel? My mind is blown. In the best way possible.”

“What a FABULOUS cover. Excellent and unexpected choice in cover star, so refreshing and exciting. Thrilled that Meisel shot it! So much praise for all of this, I’m loving it,” hailed LastNight.

Want more Jane x Meisel? Head over to our thread to see the flawless accompanying spread and join the conversation here.

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Watch: Kim Kardashian Helps Bruce Jenner Style His Wardrobe

kim kardashian goes through bruce jenner's clothes

As we learned in his interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner is no stranger to a good ol’ fashioned closet raid. The reality TV dad told Sawyer that he used to go through his daughters Kendall and Kylie’s closets when they weren’t at home. But it looks like the youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner crew aren’t the only ones whose wardrobes were subject to one of Bruce’s raids. In a clip from part two of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians “About Bruce” special, Jenner admits that he also stole one of Kim’s outfits.

In the clip, we see Bruce playfully rushing to his closet to retrieve the long sleeve black crew neck top, saying he had swiped it from Kim’s closet “a long, long time ago.” Thankfully, Kim didn’t seem to remember the piece was missing. “Do you remember that?” he asked. “You probably don’t, your clothes go in and out of your closet so fast.”

Of course, there were no hard feelings on Kim’s side for the stolen piece. She went ahead and created an outfit with it just for Bruce. Kim then asks if Bruce ever envied her mother Kris for her clothes, and got a response we all expected. “Well, I went through everything she had in her closet, of course I was envious!”

Adorable. Watch Kim help Bruce put together a fierce wardrobe of his own in the video below. (more…)

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Peter Pilotto Wins First Swarovski Collective Award

Peter Pilotto FW15

Image: Imaxtree

Peter Pilotto has another award to add to the mantle as the label has just snapped up the very first Swarovski Collective award. The label competed against 14 others, including Prabal Gurung, Mary Katrantzou, Iris van Herpen, Rodarte and more. Peter Pilotto incorporated Swarovski crystals into the Spring and Fall 2015 collections, using various textures and materials to build on its well-known print aesthetic. By combining crystals with materials like lace and perspex pieces, designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos created clothes that still have that printed appeal, but with more of a 3D edge. 

“We worked a lot on trying to create an appropriate setting. In the end, we created a type of silicon eyelet but without a hole that worked really well. We liked the flashy silver rings beside the Swarovski crystal as it had a fun element – sort of refreshing a classical component,” Pilotto told Vogue UK.

The label will take home about $28,610 (25,000 euro), which according to WWD it will use “for fabric research and manufacturing, and to experiment with new techniques and work with suppliers they admire.”

[via Vouge UK, WWD]

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Karolina Kurkova’s Harper’s Bazaar Spain Cover Is so ’80s — and Not in a Good Way (Forum Buzz)

Magazines continue to serve their summer offerings and Harper’s Bazaar Spain is one of the latest to drop. The magazine enlisted Hans Feurer to photograph the front cover of the June 2015 installment and the result is less than impressive, which is disappointing considering Feurer’s rich history of fashion photography. Karolina Kurkova graces the cover, sporting a skimpy swimsuit and channeling a workout instructor from decades ago. Yay or nay?

Harper's Bazaar Spain June 2015 Karolina Kurkova by Hans Feurer


Forum members have voted for a huge nay and continue to express their horror. “Very 80s but in a bad way,” disapproved Kobito.

“The layout makes it look like an inner-cover or supplement. 80s in a bad way indeed, I blame the awful hair,” kokobombon replied.

In agreement over the styling of Kurkova’s hair was fashionlover2001: “That hair…!! Ugh so disgusting.” Ouch.

Also in a state of shock was Bertrando3. “The layout looks very amateur, Karolina looks bad with that awful hair and makeup, the pose is catalog, the clothing is horrendous, this cover is so bad, it´s not even funny, I would give this a 02/10,” he declared.

“Have to agree with you. I’m usually mad about Feurer’s throwback style, but this is just awful. It’s mainly the hair and the layout. She indeed looks like an 80s fitness instructor. The layout is just as bad,” responded Benn98.

Emmanuelle wasn’t feeling it either and wrote, “I can’t help but focus on her hair. It really doesn’t suit at all.”

“Why they do my KK like that?” questioned nataliaapple in disbelief.

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