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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!
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SABINE MAIDA, BEAUTY EDITOR, GLAMOUR FRANCE
"In the Nineties there was a first Glamour magazine created by Condé Nast. It lasted for three or four years and after that it was finished. It was the greatest magazine I’ve ever seen in France. Very often people would say that Glamour was going to be launched again and each time I wanted to be a part of the team. For a while it didn’t come back, it would be Jalouse or another launch. When the new Glamour was finally launched for real I was eight months pregnant with an extra twenty kilos [laughs]. I was working for another magazine called, Vingt Ans then. It was a very special magazine that doesn’t exist anymore, but very funny and unique. I was the Beauty Editor for this magazine and their idea about beauty was different. But I said okay I am going to try to see the editor in chief for Glamour and I will see what happens. I was sure that she wouldn’t take me because I was so pregnant and we didn’t know each other but I sent her a mail with a book of my work. She called me and said ‘ok we can meet each other.’ We talked and then she decided that she wanted me for this position. Condé Nast took me during my maternity leave. This kind of thing doesn’t happen often so I was very touched they trusted me. But I worked during my pregnancy and my baby was one week old and I was at work and taking meetings. It was very hard in fact but I don’t have any regrets, I was very happy to work for Glamour and it was nine years ago now, so it is a very long love story."
YOU ARE A BABE
PARISA AND MAX , MAX FOWLES
Parisa: “We are launching Max Fowles Ready to Wear collection for Autumn/Winter 2012. I’m the Creative Director for the brand and we’ve been designing the collection for the past few years. It’s a small twenty-piece collection and we are really excited. When you get your first sale it’s the point where you feel like oh this works and it is so rewarding because you have a vision in your head but you don’t know how it will work until you get the feedback.”