NEW YORK — Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, cofounder and strategic adviser of Gilt Groupe, has been named president and chief executive officer of Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty service app, a new post.
Glamsquad delivers high-quality and affordable at-home beauty services by experienced stylists. Wilson’s role will be to lead the expansion into new service lines, geographies and revenue streams.
In a related move, former ceo and cofounder Victoria Eisner will assume the role of executive vice president and chief creative officer.
Both Wilson and Eisner begin their new roles on Sept. 1.
As cofounder of Gilt, Wilson helped lead the online shopping destination from start-up phase to a global online platform with more than nine million members and more than 1,000 employees. She worked in various posts such as chief merchandising officer, head of national sales for Gilt City, head of brand relations, and most recently, head of strategic alliances. She will continue in the role of strategic adviser at Gilt. Earlier she held roles at Bulgari, Louis Vuitton and Merrill Lynch.
Glamsquad was founded in January 2013 and formally launched in January 2014. Its founding team includes Eisner, Jason Perri, cofounder and executive chairman, and David Goldweitz, chief operating officer.
Perri said Wilson “is a well-known and highly respected pioneer in e-commerce, and her expertise will help guide the next stage of Glamsquad’s evolution into a robust beauty marketplace and lifestyle portal.”
Glamsquad delivers professional beauty services to the home and office with as little as an hour’s notice. The team of experienced hairstylists and make-up artists are hand-picked and trained extensively by creative director and Frédéric Fekkai veteran Giovanni Vaccaro and by director of makeup artistry Kelli J. Bartlett.
Currently operating in New York, the company is rolling out on-demand service in Los Angeles and will offer it in other cities soon.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty