Lucky's First-Ever Music Issue: Only Years After Everyone Else's
Lucky's August edition is the magazine's first-ever music issue. They're calling Kelly Clarkson "adorable," which is a suspiciously non-effusive word for the magazine that called Rachel Bilson a "sartorial Einstein." I mean, how high is the bar here?
Anyway, since this is the music issue, I'll relay my thoughts in the lyrics of Nada Surf's 1996 hit song, "Popular":
Lucky, "You're so novel. What a good idea."
Really! It's a fantastic idea! It's so good, in fact, that several other women's magazines already do it. For instance, Self.
Oh, and Marie Claire.
But surely such blatant copying was intentional, right? After all, none of those other magazines is rumored to be going digital-only. So I can only assume that the music issue concept is focus group-approved, advertiser-tested, and a last-ditch effort at raking in some sweet ad cash before Conde Nast lowers the hammer. See you in the fall, Lucky! Maybe!