Gigi Mortimer and Courtney Moss dreamed up Glamourpuss NYC in the unlikeliest of places: the stands of Central Park’s Lasker Rink.
Longtime friends (and mothers of avid hockey players), Mortimer and Moss perceived of a need for chic, easy, winter accessories women could wear all day, from early morning practices and business meetings to drinks with friends. The success of their first piece, a luxurious rex rabbit fur funnel in an array of eye-catching shades, led to the launch of a full collection in the fall of 2009.
A graduate of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, Gigi Mortimer spent 11 years in Ralph Lauren's accessories department where she served as the label's Design Director of Women's Accessories. In addition to her extensive work at Ralph Lauren, she has worked closely with Vera Wang and as a design consultant for Tory Burch.
With a background in marketing and communications, Courtney Moss has worked in-house for luxury and lifestyle brands Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, and Tommy Hilfiger. She co-founded the public relations firm AndosciaMoss where she handled accounts for clients including Salvatore Ferragamo and Movado. Most recently, as a Director at Linda Gaunt Communications, Moss worked closely with brands such as Versace, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCPenney, and the Whitney Museum.