(Getty Images, Bauer Griffin) L-R Brandon Holley, Eva Chen
This just in from the Conde Nast grapevine: We're hearing early reports that Eva Chen, former Teen Vogue Beauty Director and, of late, Consulting Editor at Lucky magazine, has ousted Brandon Holley as Lucky's Editor-in-Chief. An official announcement is expected later today.
The move comes two months after Anna Wintour took creative control at the floundering shopping magazine—following Wintour's appointment to the newly created post of Artistic Director at Conde Nast earlier this spring. Wintour named Chen Consulting Editor in early April and reports from inside Lucky HQ claim that Chen has been extremely hands-on in the day-to-day running of the publication ever since.
Holley joined Lucky in 2010, following the departure of Kim France, the magazine's founder. She was previously Editor-in-Chief and business lead of Yahoo! Shine. At the time of her appointment, speculation was rife in the industry that Conde Nast had plans to convert Lucky into pure-digital. Holley had previously headed up Jane and ElleGirl.