Fashion Cheat Sheet

06.18.13

Eva Chen Named Editor of Lucky Magazine; Vice Fashion Spread Features Literary Suicides

and Irina Shayk is reportedly ready to battle her stalker.

Eva Chen Named Editor in Chief of Lucky Magazine: Eva Chen has been named editor in chief of flailing shopping publication Lucky magazine, replacing current editor in chief, Brandon Holley. Chen, who left her spot as Teen Vogue's longtime beauty director last year, has since served as a high-profile consultant and editorial contributor to a variety of titles, Lucky inclued. Widely revered in the fashion industry for her kind demeanor and social media know-how, Chen received words of praise upon her appointment on Tuesday from Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour. “From the streets of New York City to Shanghai and everywhere in between, Eva is the quintessential Lucky girl,” Wintour said in a Condé-issued statement. “Lucky’s September issue will be her first opportunity to showcase her leadership ability, and I have every confidence she will meet the moment head-on.” Chen offered her own commentary, saying: “I have long admired Lucky’s unique point of view in the fashion industry. It’s an exciting time for the brand as technology empowers and inspires the Lucky girl to embrace her own personal style.” [Fashionista]

Vice Fashion Spread of Female Writer Suicides: This one may draw some awkward glances—in Vice's new 'Women in Fiction' issue, models pose as famous female writers who ended their lives by suicide. The spread, titled “Last Words,” was shot by Annabel Mehran, and is meant to illustrate writers like Iris Change and Sylvia Plath in their last moments with reenactments of their notorious endings. The spread even goes as far to credit the brand of tights that its fictitious Sanmoa uses to hang herself with. The shoot has since been removed from Vice's site, but will still appear in the issue's printed format. Its URL now leads web users to a statement from the Vice's editors who say they "apologize to anyone who was hurt or offended." [Jezebel]

Diana Vreeland’s Wardrobe Up For Auction: Diana Vreeland’s wardrobe will be up for auction at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London on June 25. Vreeland, who died in 1989, served as the editor of Harper’s Bazaar and, later, Vogue. [Telegraph]

Irina Shayk's Stalker Scare: Russian model Irina Shayk will reportedly file a restraining order against an alleged male stalker who has repeatedly shown up at her West Village apartment. According to Page Six, the man even allegedly snuck into Shayk’s apartment during post-Superstorm Sandy renovations, escpaing before police arrived. Sources say that he has also been sending her gifts for the last two years. [Page Six]

Mel Ottenberg to 032c: Stylist Mel Ottenberg has been announced as the new fashion director of 032c magazine, according to Business of Fashion. Ottenberg’s eclectic tastes caught the attention of 032c editor in chief, Joerg Koch, who told the blog that he is “always impressed by the nonchalance with which Mel alternates between hyper-precise styling…and mainstream subversion.” Ottenberg, a longtime fashion insider, is presently best known as Rihanna's personal stylist. [Business of Fashion]