In another week his book Stay Golden will be published in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world by the first of November. His Instagram audience also will be that much closer to 3 million followers. In case any readers are wondering just who he is, then look no further than Lucky Blue Smith. In the run up to the publication of his first book, Lucky has landed the latest cover story of London Evening Standard’s ES Magazine photographed by Laura Jane Coulson. “I still don’t feel famous,” Lucky says speaking with Laura Craik. “Like, I feel I’m well known, but I don’t feel famous-famous. But I do have a totally different idea [of fame] from what I had before.” Having been scouted at the age of 10, Lucky has spent nearly half his life learning “on the job” just what it means to be famous. That Lucky has kept his head and remained the affable young man throughout his rise to fame speaks volumes about just who he is. As for the backstory chronicling his ascent, that will have to wait another week until Lucky’s Stay Golden finally sees the light of day. Until then, ES Magazine ought to tie over his otherwise insatiable fan base.

Please visit standard.co.uk to see this story in full.

Credits include: Publication, ES Magazine 14 October 2016; Title, “Lucky Blue Smith”; Photography, Laura Coulson; Styling, Anish KP; Hair, Kotasuizu; Grooming, Isatu Koita; Art direction, Rasha Kahil.

Lucky Blue | ES Magazine 14 October 2016 (Photography: Laura Colson)

Lucky Blue | ES Magazine 14 October 2016 (Photography: Laura Colson)