Alexandra Wilkis Wilson's Favorite Things
Gilt Groupe cofounder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson’s favorite things are even more fabulous than a great deal.
Is there a gadget you can’t life without?
My Flip Video—I am obsessed with filming my son.
Do you have a signature fragrance?
Carolina Herrera for night and Marc Jacobs for day. I love the smell of gardenia.
What products are on your bathroom shelf?
Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme—I’m constantly trying new moisturizers, and this one is my latest obsession.
What is on your iPod right now?
A crazy mix of music—everything from Brazilian bossa nova to Rihanna to Coldplay to Amy Winehouse to Baby Einstein, for my son
What is your preferred mode of transportation?
Like a true born-and-bred New Yorker, I love to walk.
What’s your necessary extravagance?
How would you describe your personal style?
If I had to put it into words, I would probably say “classic glamour.”
Do you have a favorite blog?
What is your preferred spot in LA to dine?
On the outdoor terrace at Cecconi’s
What are your favorite local places to shop?
Maxfield, Fred Segal and Curve
If someone gave you $10,000, how would you spend it?
I would spend $5,000 at Chanel and give $5,000 to the Robin Hood foundation, which helps fight poverty in NYC.
What book is on your nightstand?
Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less, and Look Your Best Ever by Daisy Lewellyn
What is your ideal vacation destination?
It must involve sun! I would love to go to Cap Maison in St. Lucia, which has private villa suites with views of the Piton Mountains, private verandas, rooftop terraces and a Jacuzzi for two. What more could one want?
What is your fondest LA memory?
Hosting the Whitley Kros afterparty at LA Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios
When you are in LA, where do you like to stay?
Chateau Marmont—I love the Old Hollywood vibe.
Facebook or Twitter?
iPad, Kindle or a book?
Do you have a motto to live by?
Don’t take no for an answer.