Editor in Chief of Lucky Magazine Brandon Holley, Bill Brand and VP and Publisher Lucky Magazine Michelle Myers
Brandon Holley - she of Jane fame and the founder of Yahoo! Shine - was just named the new editor-in-chief of Lucky two months ago, and already, she has her name in the December issue. Conveniently, that's the magazine's 10th-anniversary issue, and the first one to have founding editor Kim France's name off the masthead. Holley has brought in a new reinforcements, including former Elle staffer Alexis Bryan Morgan, and has called upon Partners & Spade to help with a redesign. Some changes to the book's layout can be seen in this issue, but a full redesign is set for March 2011.
Neither Holley nor Condé Nast are revealing why France was ousted from her position, but it's speculated that ad revenue could be the cause. Lucky's ad pages dropped nearly 27 percent between 2008 and 2009, and this year is slightly slipping, too. We'll have to give it a few months to see if Holley's bolstered team and redesign can help bring some money back to the mag.
Morgan, who is expecting her second child, will join the Lucky team under new editor in chief, Brandon Holley, as executive fashion editor. “I’ve had several meetings with her and I love her ideas for the magazine,” Holley said. “She’s got a great sense of style and she fits perfectly with the path I’m setting here at Lucky.”
Image via Jak & Jil
Nicholas Kirkwood's molten-wax shoes for Rodarte Fall '10: pretty bold [Jak & Jil]
Alexis Bryan Morgan took your advice [Elle]
Janet Jackson loved the sci-fi at Todd Lynn [Telegraph]
This season's red-carpet trends, dissected [Vogue UK]
LVMH's new site Nowness launches today [Grazia]
It seems like it was only a few months ago that Nina Garcia left the pastures of Elle magazine for those of Marie Claire. In fact, more than 18 months have since passed and it seems it was well worth the wait, as Alexis Bryan Morgan has now accepted Elle's offer to take up the role and commence in the new year. The newcomer to be is no stranger to life working at a high-profile magazine, given that in her current role she sits as the executive fashion editor at Vanity Fair and also has her very own seven-page photo gallery on Style.com.
Aside from being a fixed figure on the fashion circuit, the mother of one and wife of Spencer Morgan, who writes for the Observer, is also the step-daughter(-ish) of Anna Wintour - her father Shelby Bryan, a telecommunication exec, has been with Wintour since the late 1990s. Having risen through the ranks at Vanity Fair (from intern to executive fashion editor) in a short period of time, much to some other longstanding staffers' chagrin, it seems that Alexis is ready to crack a new magazine and we look forward to seeing what she brings to Elle.