Lucky to go Completely Digital
Is e-commerce taking over print? At this point we may as well drop the question mark and make it a statement, at least for the editorial arm for the Lucky Group. Since its joint venture with e-tailer Beachmint brought on by Candé Nast, Lucky has been working on transitioning into e-commerce this past year while keeping its print presence. With this new joint venture, the environment for the existing staff at Lucky took a shift south and their new strategy resulted in the departure of editor-in-chief, Evan Chen back in April. Shortly after Chen’s departure, Lucky decided to reduce its frequency to quarterly, and then wipe out the majority of the editorial arm including publisher, Gillian Gorman Round altogether. Recent news states that Lucky group will shutter completely after one of their biggest investors pulled out but three new investors are still in talks with Lucky Group. More information to ensue…
Animal-Print Espadrilles Support WWF
Animal lovers will be happy to hear that Los Angeles-based footwear brand Joy & Mario are releasing two footwear collections aiding the World Wildlife Fund beginning July 15th! The first series of espadrilles include black-and-white graphic prints of a panda, zebra, gorilla and tiger each depicting different parts of the world. The second collection will be decorated in leopard print with a wide selection of colors. Joy & Mario will offer their designs starting at $80, and will be made available at joyandmario.com and select retailers who carry the shoe brand. Joy & Mario have also pledged $75,000 to support WWF’s efforts. Be sure to keep your eye out for the footwear brands new collections!
Jewelry Collaboration Rebecca Taylor and Melissa Joy Manning
Rebecca Taylor x Melissa Joy Manning, is the name of the designer’s new accessory line that makes its debut at the end of the month featuring rings, earrings and bracelets made from rose gold wire, raw aquamarine, pyrite and vintage turquoise to give the line a pop of color. “I love feminine color, especially color that feels almost magical,” says Rebecca Taylor. She finds inspiration in fantasy whereas Melissa Joy Manning finds her inspiration in nature. Manning said the colors chosen were a bit different from her usual monochromatic style but she loves the new perspective. To shop the designer’s line visit rebeccataylor.com and at all Rebecca Taylor boutiques!
– Jasmine Dunn
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