Lead Stylist
Rue La La - Boston, MA

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Rue La La is a new breed of e-commerce marketing partner for world-class brands. A leader in the online private sale space, Rue La La revolutionized online shopping for the world’s most desirable brands and the customers who have to have them. This is the invitation-only destination for a life of style. Where Members delight in discovering private sale Boutiques that open daily – and stay open only for a short time. A community where Members shape the experience – and enhance the excitement – by inviting their friends. A highly effective channel for brands in apparel, accessories, footwear, home, travel, wine, gourmet food, local services and more to meet and exceed business goals.

The company’s mission is to partner with these innovative and sought-after brands (currently over 800 of the best and counting), offering them a powerful online sales and marketing opportunity by introducing them to a highly motivated Member base and enabling them to move merchandise in a private selling environment. And Rue La La does so with one key mantra – it respects and maintains the core integrity of each and every brand with which they partner.

Rue La La is a privately held e-commerce and marketing services company. Headquartered in Boston, Rue La La continues to expand its presence in New York by building out merchandise, marketing and sales capabilities in its Bryant Park office. The company’s success is largely due to unmatched capabilities in customer experience, merchandising, technology, production and logistics. The culture is defined by the 800-plus Associates, who make it happen every day – people who love style, live for innovation, and share a commitment to exceeding Member and brand partner expectations.

Title: Lead Stylist

Purpose and Scope:
The Lead Stylist will manage the stylist team including Stylists, Assistant Stylist and freelance staff. The Lead Stylist will lead efforts on and off set to organize, prepare and style a wide range of merchandise to be photographed for event boutiques for luxury women’s, men’s, and kid’s fashion accessories, and home goods for our website which is key to our business success. This is a great opportunity to work closely with a wonderful group of creative people. This individual will formulate and maintain overall style and quality while managing daily production for maximum efficiency. This position will report into the Manager, Photography and Studio Operations.

Principal Responsibilities:
Supervise Stylist team including Stylists, Assistant Stylists and freelance staff

§ Provide regular feedback and coaching to the stylist team. Identify training or development opportunities for individuals on team.
§ Complete annual performance appraisals in line with Rue La La performance management guidelines.

Run pre-production meetings and walkthroughs as necessary, gathering product in advance of shoot day, prepping when possible, and reviewing any purchase needs with Studio Manager.

Sets priorities and assigns stylists to sets based on skill and studio needs.

Maintain set with photographer to organize workload for the day in order to meet daily expectations and deadlines and to maximize efficiency

Ensure stylists maintain a fully stocked kit at all times and ordering additional supplies as needed.

§ Design and style photo sets to best showcase merchandise. Research new ideas and trends and propose innovative ideas to drive the business.

Ever mindful of the customer experience, prepare and style merchandise providing as much product detail as possible while maintaining visual appeal.

Works on set with models and photographer , styling apparel, accessories and home product for every shot. Keeps a watchful eye on hair and make-up consistency across each event.Shepherd and care for samples throughout the photo process maintaining vendor packaging, sku tags, apparel tags, cleaning make-up stains and noting any damage.

Create & elevate brand-selling experiences and style high quality product standards to ensure product shot is consistent with Rue La La look and brand

Sources Props and Materials for shoots and planning contingency plans for delayed products and samples

Additional duties in the creative and production department as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:
5+ years photography styling experience freelance or for an e-commerce production studio, preferably with an emphasis in fashion or soft home

Experience with props and knowledge of styling techniques

§ Understanding of digital photography, production studio pace and efficiency
§ Background in art, design, fashion, merchandising or photography

Strong communication skills and excellent ability to work with a wide variety of people

Flexibility and patience with the ability to accommodate last minute additions to schedules and changes in direction

Ability to work with a team to accomplish deadlines and production efficiency

General interest in e-commerce and the desire to be a part of building a business

About this company
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STYLE. DELIVERED DAILY. Rue La La is the destination for the most desired brands at Members-only prices. Each day, we curate Boutiques...