Yandy.com has tapped Thom Brodeur to serve as its chief executive officer.The company was founded in 2005 by Chad Horstman, who has served as the ceo for the past 10 years. Horstman is passing the baton to Brodeur to help grow the business.“As with most successful start-ups, the time comes when a business transitions into the next phase of its growth,” said Horstman. “Following 10 years of rapid growth, we are fortunate to have reached that point and couldn’t be more excited to have someone of Thom’s experience, passion and integrity leading Yandy through this next chapter.”Horstman will continue to serve on Yandy’s board and remain co-owner of the company along with the Los Angeles-based private equity firm SPK Capital.Brodeur has spent his career in the technology, digital marketing, media and e-commerce space and worked at companies including GoDaddy, Marketwired, EmpowHer and Digital Air Strike.“Yandy is an exciting business with impressive historical performance, but what lies ahead is what makes this opportunity truly intriguing,” said Brodeur. “Having helped build memorable brands, innovative products and world-class teams, I believe Yandy is primed to become a household name, and our customers — present and future — are going to be in for a remarkable ride.Yandy.com is known for selling women’s intimate apparel and sexy Halloween costumes. Last year it launched its own branded collection of bras, underwear and swimwear lines and moved into categories including activewear and loungewear.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion