“Lucky Life," Lucky's new section that offers a peek into a stylish woman’s space—along with her tricks and tips—needed a contributor. So we launched a search for someone with a fresh, insightful take on careers, beauty, entertainment and style (who could also write and provide advice in a lively and engaging way).

Hundreds of talented Lucky readers entered the contest, completing challenge after challenge. Our judges painstakingly whittled it down to 20 finalists—we asked them to share the details of their favorite rooms. View those entries here.

Our winner nailed the challenge—and the previous ones. The judges were unanimous in their choice....

MEET OUR WINNER, STACEY APPEL, a Philadelphia native with a background in theatrical costuming. She's currently an associate fashion editor at Boho Magazine and is completing her first book, Michael Jackson: Style, an in-depth exploration of the King of Pop's influence on fashion. Check out our Q&A with her here.

As our winner, Stacey will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to contribute articles to Lucky as well as collaborate with Editor in Chief Brandon Holley and team. We can't wait!