YOU ARE A BABE
TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, GILT GROUP
"I spent almost eight years in magazines before I made the move to Gilt Group—I was both insanely nervous and obnoxiously excited and the first couple of months here have exceeded all of my expectations. I had some knowledge of e-commerce from some of the cool projects I’d worked on at Glamour, but working for a pioneering company like Gilt is a whole different game. It's one thing to have good taste and be able to spot trends, but it's something else entirely to package those trends, present them to our members in a way that feels exciting and actually get them to shop (an enormous endeavor that I never had to worry about when I was an editor). I’m looking at fashion through a whole different lens, and it's such a gratifying experience. I work closely with our buyers to decide which trends we're going to invest in and I help editorialize the shopping experience through video, original imagery, interviews, and style advice. Along with my amazingly talented team I create content for our blog. No day is like the one before it—the pace is just astonishing!
YOU ARE A BABE
KATIE GALLAGHER, DESIGNER
"I’m a fashion designer and I like it because I get to make things all day long! When I was growing up what I wanted to be would change from time to time: an artist (this meant a painter), a gymnast, a sculptor, a runner, then back to a painter. It was never anything conventional or realistic."
KIMBERLY TAYLOR GINDI AND ASHLEY FELDMAN, BLAC DIAMOND SISTERS
Sisters Kimberly Taylor Gindi and Ashley Feldman invited me over to play in their makeup cabinets, and what perfect timing: the girls have just launched their new Blac Diamond jewelry line. I got a first look at the goods... Enjoy!