Eva Chen, Lucky magazine’s young, social-media-savvy editor-in-chief, is learning that the Internet isn’t always so user friendly. Chen, whose Twitter following is nearing 59,000 and Instagram following totals almost 93,000, is accustomed to a lot of feedback. Up until the debut of Lucky’s December/January cover, most of that feedback was glowingly positive.
But when Chen posted the December/January cover of Lucky magazine featuring Kerry Washington three days ago, she was shocked by the response. “How did they make her look so bad???? She’s so pretty,” one follower wrote. “This is literally the worst cover I’ve ever seen and I’ve been a subscriber since the beginning,” another comment said.
The Instagram received over 140 comments, the majority of which criticized the cover. Chen has Condé Nast artistic director and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in her corner, but newsstand sales will be the ultimate test.
American Apparel Teams Up With New Art Dealers Alliance
American Apparel has teamed up with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) to unveil an artist-designed, limited edition line with one exclusive item being released each day during next month’s NADA Miami Beach show. Four American contemporary artists — Anya Kielar, Andrew Kuo, Cary Leibowitz, and Scott Reeder — will each have his or her work printed on their preferred American Apparel merchandise.
Their creations will be sold at select American Apparel stores in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, as well as through the NADA by American Apparel pop-up shop, which will be located near the newly designed NADA entrance in the Deauville Beach Resort’s lobby Dec. 5–8. NADA by American Apparel will also be sold through the American Apparel site.
Kate Spade Creates Holiday Collection With Swarovski
Kate Spade New York has created a limited-edition holiday collection with Swarovski Elements that will launch at Spade’s Madison Avenue flagship in New York and on katespade.com yesterday. The 14-piece collection, called All Aglow, incorporates Swarovski Elements on signature Kate Spade New York apparel and accessories, such as a fit-and-flare dress, elbow length gloves, and a pavé bow collar necklace and matching cuff. Apparel will retail from $158 for the Be Dazzling T-shirt to $3,298 for a jacket with crystal detailing. Accessories start at $248 for the crystal stone embellished scarf and go as high as $798 for the metal and crystal clutch.
To kick off the line, Kate Spade New York will create a cityscape with Swarovski Elements in the Kate Spade New York flagship window. The window will highlight pieces of the collection.
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