Love what you read in the pages of Lucky every month? We’re glad to hear it. Like any good relationship, we love you just as much...so much that we want you to come and work for us. We’ve teamed up with Revlon to find the next Lucky Life contributor and are in need of some great lifestyle writing. The grand prize winner will get $10,000 and the opportunity to work with our editor-in-chief, Brandon Holley and the whole Lucky team. Sound like your cup of tea? Click over to LuckyLifeEditor.com! Show us what you’ve got and then tell your friends—the more votes you get the better. So...what are you waiting for?
Five Things We Learned About Brandon Holley and the New Lucky in Today's Times Profile
The NYT's Thursday Styles' section has a lengthy profile on Brandon Holley and where she aims to take Lucky. The piece goes in depth on the reasons Holley was brought in, shedding light on the ways in which Lucky was failing. It was very informative! Here's what we learned: 1. Brandon Holley is a bad ass and we have a serious girl crush on her. She shaved the sides of her head and wore ripped tees at punk shows at the 9:30 club in DC when she was a teenager. Then, in her 20s, she started her own Riot Grrrl band, first called Bikini Machine (a la Bikini Kill), then renamed Gangster of Love (much better), and she designed fur bikinis for her all-girl band to wear on stage. The band wasn't into the furkinis though ("There was a revolt," Holley told the Times.) She was part of the LES scene that saw Max Fish open and become the nexis of said "scene." She got into magazine writing because she was planning to write a book about her passion, American muscle cars, and ended up writing a story for Paper about them after meeting one of the mag's founders, David Hershkovits, at Max Fish. Her husband plays piano for Sesame Street. She lives in Red Hook. “I love fashion and I love clothes and I love the way people dress, but I don’t cry at a Marc Jacobs show," she says. 2. Holley will bring "more words" and "prettier models" to Lucky. When Lucky started in 2000 as a curated shopping magazine, it was ground breaking. According to the Times, it turned a profit faster than any other title in Condé Nast history and spawned many imitators. But then it stuck with that same formula year after year and ad pages plummeted in 2009 prompting founding editor Kim France's ousting and Holley's installment. To shake things up she says she plans to give stories a little more meat and use more conventionally attractive models to lure advertisers back. 3. Watch for Luckymag.com to become a “social shopping experience.” We already reported on how Holley plans to bring bloggers into the mag, launching a fashion and beauty blog network called “Lucky Style Collective." More on this from the NYT: "Ms. Holley wants to transform Luckymag.com into a “social shopping experience,” akin to eBay and etsy.com, where readers can create their own digital boutiques, perhaps giving a page in the print edition every month to the woman whose boutique sells the most."