Well, we finally have an answer to all the questions surrounding the fate of Lucky magazine: the glossy is to become a quarterly. The May issue, currently on newsstands, will be the last of the monthly format, and the new format will launch in September. According to Lucky Group CEO Josh Berman the revamped Lucky will have a "premium collectible feeling," more like a coffee table book than a monthly fashion glossy (sounds a lot like the Style.com mag or Net-a-Porter's The Edit). What isn't changing is Conde Nast's limited involvement--the publisher will continue to print and distribute Lucky, as well as remain a shareholder in The Lucky Group. For its part, Lucky will continue to focus on its digital initiatives, including beefing up its video content. Still no word on who will replace Eva Chen, but knowing we'll have a totally new Lucky to look forward to come September is enough for us.
Get excited, because New York jewelry designer Eddie Borgo is making his edgy, downtown chic style accessible to the masses with a collection of customizable jewelry, accessories, and wall art. You read that right--customizable! That means fans of the collection can add charms, studs, or geometric totems to jewelry, scarves, or handbags; and there are a variety of different finishes to choose from, so the resulting piece will truly be one-of-a-kind. "I was inspired by the idea of modernizing the 1960s and 1970s craft culture and empowering people to be creative," said the designer. And with prices ranging from $7.99 to $49.99, a completely customized piece of designer jewelry won't break the bank. We're fans already and we haven't even seen the collection, which launches in select stores and online on July 12.
It's so common for fashion designers, luxury houses, and even pop stars to have one or many fragrances (Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Britney Spears--they all have several), that we're always a little surprised to learn when a major designer doesn't. Until now, Azzadine Alaïa fell into the latter category, but after over thirty years in the business, the designer is finally launching a fragrance. The perfume is called Alaïa Paris and features notes of freesia, pink pepper, peony, and musk (the inspiration behind the scent, "the smell of cold water falling on hot chalk"). But you'll have to wait to see what cold water on hot chalk smells like; after putting off a perfume launch for over three decades, the designer is waiting until September to release the fragrance.