Andrea Linett used to be an editor (and co-founder!) at Lucky, and before that, she was an editor at Sassy magazine, The Greatest Magazine Of All Time if you ask anyone in the 18 to 45 demo. Now she’s written a book, based off her blog of the same name, called I Want To Be Her. The book is “a love letter to style muses of all shapes and sizes” and features Linett rhapsodizing about her great and many style icons and inspirations. They include, but are not limited to: Chloe Sevigny (who Andrea discovered), Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable on “A Different World,” and her friend Kathe. Reading her writings about these fashion all-stars is fun, but the book is made even better by illustrations from Anne Johnston Albert, who perfectly captures the essence of Andrea’s favorites. [$12.36, Amazon]
We’ve been big fans of Kim France ever since she worked at Sassy magazine and invented this thing called Kim France Pants, which were pants that were to be worn under skirts and such. She worked at Sassy before going on to start Lucky. And then weirdly — just like her former co-conspirator Jane Pratt’s mag Jane before her – Lucky was taken over by Brandon Holley. Now France is back with a new project, titled Girls of a Certain Age, a blog aimed at women in their 30s and 40s. “I’m 48, but I’m an immature 48,” said France. “There are people in this city who work in creative businesses whose interests are still very youth-ish. They like rock music, looking cool, but they are not kids anymore. They don’t, you know, respond to crotch high skirts on a style blog, no matter how cute they look.” Mazel tov! [WWD]
I have been kind of bored by Lucky ever since they got a new Editor-in-Chief, but the November issue actually left me satisfied. There seemed to be more affordable clothes and accessories than usual, I enjoyed the feature on layering, and, HELL YES, Solange Knowles was featured as the month’s “Lucky Girl.” Solange, of course, is Beyonce’s younger sister — or as Dlisted calls her, “Basement Baby” — but ever since our girl Annika introduced me to her awesomeness, I have considered her to be the most stylish Knowles. Case in point: in the Lucky photo, Solange has done her braids up like Janet Jackson in “Poetic Justice,” a movie I loved back in the day (it also stars Tupac!) and am now going to Netflix immediately. Solange, lookin’ good, girl. [Lucky: Tumblr]
If you’re in New York City next week, you’re a lucky girl. On Nov. 6 and 7, shoppers will be able to snap up deals and steals from more than 80 designers, including Frisky faves like Mint Jodi Arnold, Charlotte Ronson, Hanky Panky, and Rachel Comey, as part of Lucky magazine’s Lucky Shops event. Tickets start at $20, but with free cocktails (if you’re legal), giveaways, and up to 75 percent off designer goods, the discounts and extras make up for the price of admission. [Lucky Shops]
WIN IT! Can’t make it to New York for Lucky Shops? We’re giving away two Lucky Shops VIP gift baskets filled with goodies like Kiehl’s sunscreen, Huggable Hangers, Redken styling products, and a Nine West vintage belt, but you have to work if you want one. The two best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 5 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
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