NEW YORK — Joseph Park has been promoted to chief executive officer of Bluefly Inc., succeeding Melissa Payner, who has resigned after eight years in the online retailer’s top post.
Park, who will also take Payner’s seat on the company’s board, joined the company in June as chief operating officer after serving as senior vice president of consumer digital products at HarperCollins, where he co-founded the Bookperk.com Web site. He was president of BibleGateway when it was acquired by HarperCollins in 2008. A veteran of Microsoft and Amazon, he was co-founder and ceo of Kozmo.com.
Payner joined Bluefly as ceo in 2003 following a six-year tenure at Spiegel Catalog, where she rose to ceo. Earlier in her career, she was with Chico’s FAS Inc., Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus Inc., Ann Inc. and I. Magnin & Co.
David Wassong, chairman of the company, lauded Park’s “strong leadership skills and business acumen.” Last year, the company expanded its portfolio with Belle & Clive, a flash-sale site, and Eyefly, an online portal for prescription eyewear.
In the first nine months of 2011, the company’s loss attributable to stockholders rose to $4.8 million from $4.3 million in the comparable 2010 period, while revenues grew 11.6 percent to $66.9 million. It lost $4 million in 2010 after incurring losses of $4.4 million, $11.3 million and $15.8 million in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively. Sales between 2007 and 2010 dropped to $88.6 million from $91.5 million.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)