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Society & Culture, Arts, Personal Journals, Business, Careers, Entrepreneur, Fashion & Beauty, Career, Self-made, Second Life, Clique, Career Advice, Clique Media, Mydomaine, Hillary Kerr, Who What Wear

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Join our host, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.

494 Episodes

Who What Wear With Hillary Kerr: Journalist Lauren Sherman on Puck Media, Victoria’s Secret, and the State of Fashion Journalism

You can rest assured that Lauren Sherman is always going to get the full story. The journalist and author of the popular Puck Media fashion newsletter, Line Sheet, has spent years crafting detailed, thoughtful stories about the business of fashion. The result? She is now one of the most trusted, respected voices in fashion journalism. From following the movements of designers to their next fashion house to familiarizing the public with the players of the biggest luxury goods conglomerates in the world, Lauren demystifies and investigates the fashion world in a fun and engaging way. She is also the co-author of an upcoming book about Victoria’s Secret titled, Selling Sexy: Victoria’s Secret and the Unraveling of an American Icon, and hosts a podcast called Fashion People. This week, Lauren joins us to discuss her reporting process and whether the time is still right for there to be a Victoria’s Secret fashion show.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

Zanna Roberts Rassi: Fashion Journalist, Television Host and Producer, and Milk Makeup Co-Founder

Zanna Roberts Rassi is a fashion journalist, a television host and producer, and the co-founder of Milk Makeup. She cut her teeth in the beauty industry in London, working at magazines such as Glamour and Marie Claire UK before becoming a fashion editor at Marie Claire US. In 2013, Roberts Rassi took a leap, bringing the skills she learned in fashion media to the red carpet. As a style correspondent for E!, she infused red carpet journalism with her telltale fashion know-how, adding a level of gravitas that viewers loved. In 2016, she again branched into something new, co-founding the effortlessly cool makeup brand Milk Makeup. In 2024, she was named Today’s style correspondent, and this summer, she will be taking Today to the Paris Olympics, using her stellar fashion journalism skills to tell stories about France’s storied fashion houses.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: The Citrus-Stained Origins of Lilly Pulitzer: Live! (BONUS)

We have a special bonus episode for you today! In honor of Lilly Pulitzer's 65th anniversary, Who What Wear joined the Lilly team for a live podcast event. Senior editor Anna LaPlaca and editor Jasmine Fox-Suliaman host this live conversation, tracing the origins of the brand back to its unlikely beginnings as a juice stand. Lilly Pulitzer—both the free-spirited founder and the iconic heritage brand—share an enthralling history you won't want to miss. Of course, our editors also discuss how they'd style their favorite pieces from the current collection. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Rixo Co-Founder Henrietta Rix on the Brand’s “Future Vintage” Ethos, Iconic Prints, and Her Favorite Pieces for Summer

Henrietta Rix is the co-founder of the womenswear brand Rixo. Founded in 2015, it has quickly become a favorite for its gorgeous prints, timeless silhouettes, high-quality silk, and non-designer price tags. But beyond the brand’s stunning dresses, Rix and Co-Founder Orlagh McCloskey have worked to develop Rixo as a company with a unique perspective on fashion and vintage. To that end, they’ve opened up a flagship store on King’s Road in London that contains a coffee shop, bar, bridal boutique, tailoring bar, and rental collection. To align with the brand’s aim to produce “future vintage” pieces, it also tracks several sustainability goals to lower its impact on the environment. Henrietta is here to discuss the origins of Rixo’s signature prints and what it takes to grow a brand without outside investment. Plus, hear what her favorite pieces for summer are.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

Gaby Dalkin: What’s Gaby Cooking Blogger, Best-Selling Author, and Founder of Dalkin & Co.

Gaby Dalkin is widely known as one of the original food bloggers, but before she was running What’s Gaby Cooking, she began her career in fashion PR. But when the economy crashed in 2008, she lost her job and decided to enroll in culinary school. From that moment, her food career snowballed: On the same day she started classes, she also began cataloging her journey on her now-famous blog called What’s Gaby Cooking, and only a few weeks into school, she booked a job as a personal chef. She spent the next few years honing her culinary and pastry skills, working as a private chef for celebs like Jessica Simpson, mastering food styling, and building her growing blog. Then, in 2013, she received her first book deal and leaped into working on What’s Gaby Cooking full-time. Today, her blog remains wildly popular. She also has her own spice-blend company, Dalkin & Co, and has written five books, the newest of which, What’s Gaby Cooking: Grilling All the Things, just came out on May 21. Link to Order: https://store.abramsbooks.com/products/whats-gaby-cooking-grilling-all-the-thingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: The Who What Wear 100 Beauty Awards

The Who What Wear editors have been hard at work for months, testing hundreds of beauty products and tools so that you don't have to! This week, Beauty Director Erin Jahns is back on the pod to share the team's findings across the hair, skin, makeup, body, tool, nail, and fragrance categories. From trusty standbys you can find at the drugstore to trendy newcomers that actually live up to the hype, there's something on this list for everyone. The Who What Wear Beauty 100 edit is now live, so make sure you also check out the full list of our 100 favorite products at the link below.https://www.whowhatwear.com/beauty/who-what-wear-100-beauty-awards-2024 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

Laura Low Ah Kee and Shannon Savage: Co-Founders of Left on Friday

After spending over 10 years working together at Lululemon, Laura Low Ah Kee and Shannon Savage embarked on their own entrepreneurial journey when they launched their premium athletic swimwear line, Left on Friday. During their tenure at Lululemon, Laura and Shannon bonded over their love of the beach and frustration regarding the lack of high-performance, stylish swimsuits. They realized that with Laura’s merchandising knowledge and Shannon’s design eye, they were uniquely poised to disrupt the swimwear space, and in 2018, they did just that. Today, Left on Friday boasts a wide array of swimwear styles and the opportunity to provide the uniforms for the Canadian National Women’s Beach Volleyball team for the 2024 Summer Olympics.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 27 May 2024

Special Re-Release: Welcoming Marie Claire's New Editor in Chief, Nikki Ogunnaike!

Surprise! We’re launching a new podcast with Marie Claire called Nice Talk with Nikki Ogunnaike in exactly one week! In honor of the upcoming launch, we’re revisiting an episode of Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr from Nikki’s early days as Editor in Chief of Marie Claire. Listen to the trailer and subscribe to Nice Talk at the link below (or wherever you get your podcasts). See you in the Nice Talk feed on May 30th! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nice-talk-with-nikki-ogunnaike/id1747045069  [This episode originally aired on October 25th, 2023.]This week, Hillary hands the mic to Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings for a special episode welcoming Nikki Ogunnaike to her new position as editor in chief at Marie Claire, Who What Wear’s sister brand! Nikki has big plans for the iconic publication, which she hopes to make feel like "a group chat of your most ambitious friends." The two EICs discuss growing up with Marie Claire, high-impact, low-lift personal style, and the accuracy of the Miranda Priestly depiction of an editor in chief.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Julia Fox on Her New E! Show OMG Fashun, Upcycling, and Keeping Creative Doors Open

Between writing her New York Times best-selling memoir Down the Drain, dropping a single and accompanying music video with the same title, and hosting and producing a brand-new reality competition show on E! called OMG Fashun, Julia Fox continues to creatively one-up herself. Since her breakout role in Uncut Gems in 2019, Fox has continued to make headlines for her undeniably creative fashion choices—many of which are products of her taking a pair of scissors to the random materials she finds in her apartment. Now, she's bringing that same mentality to OMG Fashun, where she challenges designers to create sustainable high-fashion looks by upcycling unconventional materials. She's here to discuss working with her co-host Law Roach, why she champions up-and-coming designers, and how having her son freed her to dress only for herself.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau: Author, Ambassador, Speaker, and Canada's De Facto First Lady

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has spent over two decades advocating in the mental health space, and she's bringing her learnings to print in her new memoir Closer Together: Knowing Ourselves, Loving Each Other, published April 23. In the book, she shares personal anecdotes as well as interviews she's conducted with psychology professionals. Grégoire Trudeau's impact in the mental health space is far-reaching, but she spent her early career in entirely different industries. She worked first in advertising and later in television as an on-camera host. It was during those years that Grégoire Trudeau began volunteering at an eating disorder clinic and found her true calling in mental health work. She later became the de facto First Lady of Canada when her husband Justin Trudeau was appointed prime minister, and she went on to use her platform to advocate on behalf of a variety of mental health causes.Order Grégoire Trudeau's book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/723011/closer-together-by-sophie-gregoire-trudeau/9781039007444Content Warning: Eating Disorders See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Celebrity Hairstylist Clayton Hawkins Talks Olivia Rodrigo's Tour Hair, the Vintage Hair Tool He Wants Back in Production, and the Importance of Knowing When to Pivot a Look

Clayton Hawkins played with wigs instead of toys as a child, and by the time he was in high school, he had a lucrative side hustle doing prom hair for his classmates. Today, Hawkins is known for his work with clients such as Olivia Rodrigo, Jenna Ortega, and Ali Wong, in addition to his hilarious and educational #HairTok presence. This week, Hawkins explains the techniques he used to give Rodrigo her flawless Guts tour waves, how bang pieces actually work, and which Hailey Bieber look he treated with the attention to detail he can only imagine was matched by the historical researchers behind Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. This episode was brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Molly Yeh: Food Blogger, Food Network Host, and Author

Molly Yeh is a food blogger, Food Network host, restaurant owner, and cookbook author. But before she entered the food space, she spent her early career in a different industry: music. While studying classical percussion at Juilliard, she realized how much she loved trying new restaurants in New York and cooking for her friends. Soon, she launched her food blog, My Name Is Yeh, and after playing music and working on her blog for a few years in Brooklyn, she moved to her husband’s family’s beet farm in Minnesota. There, she poured herself into cooking and food writing, and her blog took off. In 2015, Saveur named it Food Blog of the Year. Today, her food network show, Girl Meets Farm, is currently in its 13th season; she’s been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Media Award for Outstanding Personality/Host; her most recent book, Home Is Where the Eggs Are, is a New York Times bestseller; and so much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: The Met Gala 2024 Recap

It’s our favorite time of the year! On Monday, right after the Met Gala red carpet arrivals drew to a close, Hillary sat down with Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings and Shopping Director Bobby Schuessler for a full download of the evening. On top of tracing the origins of the best archival and referential looks of the night, the group discusses the most successful interpretations of the Garden of Time dress code, the top beauty looks, and the prevailing trends.  This episode is brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Ann Crady Weiss: Hatch CEO and Co-Founder

Ann Crady Weiss is helping millions of families get better sleep with her company Hatch. Hatch launched in 2016 as a baby-product company, and today, one in three households with a baby has a Hatch Rest, which acts as a soothing sound machine and night light. The brand has since expanded to focus on helping people of all ages prioritize their sleep. Its Hatch Restore, a sleep device made with adults in mind, was even mentioned on Time’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020. But Hatch wasn’t Ann’s first entrepreneurial endeavor. In fact, she gained knowledge in the baby space with her first company, Maya’s Mom, an early social networking site for parents. Before that, Ann led as the director of new initiatives at Yahoo Autos and practiced as a corporate securities attorney. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Stylist Dani Michelle on Dressing a Generation of Style Icons, Launching MĂ©ga, and Curating a Vision for Joe's Jeans

Dani Michelle is a powerhouse stylist who dresses some of the most highly photographed women in the world. If you're even remotely online, you know the influence that her clients—such as Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and Elsa Hosk—wield over the fashion space. On top of her styling work, Michelle recently launched a chic, stackable jewelry line called Méga, and she was just named creative director of L.A.-based denim brand Joe's Jeans. In this episode, Michelle discusses what it's like to put her work on a global stage daily and how jewelry designing and creative directing have become gratifying additions to her career. Plus, she shares which accessories are making a comeback for spring.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Mara Roszak: Celebrity Hairstylist and RĹŤz Founder

Mara Roszak has had quite a multifaceted career within the hairstyling industry. After enrolling in beauty school at just 16 years old, Roszak landed an assistant role at Chris McMillan's iconic salon, where she quickly earned her own chair. While there, she also began working on red carpet events and press tours with her first celebrity client, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and today, her client roster has grown to include Emma Stone, Michelle Yeoh, and Zoe Saldaña. Aside from her hairstyling career, she's embarked on entrepreneurial pursuits. In 2016, she opened her own salon called Mare, and in 2021, she launched her line of clean, high-performance hair products—Rōz.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Trend Forecaster and Content Creator Mandy Lee @oldloserinbrooklyn on Her Viral #75HardStyleChallenge and 2024 Met Gala Predictions

Mandy Lee, or @oldloserinbrooklyn, has made a name for herself creating thoughtful, well-researched fashion content online. Since starting her TikTok during the pandemic, Lee has amassed over half a million followers and become an authority in the world of trend forecasting. Lee started the viral #75HardStyleChallenge and hosts an annual Met Gala watch party on TikTok that is not to be missed. Last year, she predicted that Doja Cat would dress as Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, and over 70 million of her viewers watched as her prediction came true. This week, Lee joins us to chat about the impact of her style challenge—and she’s even sharing her coveted Met Gala predictions for this year!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Allison Messner: Yardzen Co-Founder and CEO

In 2017, the outdoor space surrounding Allison Messner’s home in Northern California was destroyed by a devastating wildfire. In the aftermath, Allison and her husband decided to hire a landscape designer to help them rebuild their green space, but they quickly realized how difficult, long, and expensive the process was going to be. The two began developing an idea to make the process more efficient and accessible by incorporating new technology, and in 2018, they launched Yardzen, a digital landscape design and build platform. Today, the company operates in all 50 states with a network of hundreds of designers and architects. But before Allison disrupted the landscape industry, she reported as a journalist in Alaska, worked at a prestigious PR firm, was CMO of the tech company OpenDNS when it was acquired by Cisco for $635 million, and even started her own venture capital firm. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Celebrity Stylist Jamie Mizrahi on Creating Lived-In Looks for Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Allen White, and Adele

Stylist Jamie Mizrahi may not look to trends for inspiration, but she's certainly been known to help set a few of them. For instance, her client Jennifer Lawrence has made fashion headlines countless times since they partnered up, and we've watched the influence of J.Law's elevated yet effortless street style ripple through the community in the recent surge of simple, polished basics. Whether she's advising Jeremy Allen White on which button to unbutton or creating a new custom black gown for Adele's Vegas residency every single weekend, Mizrahi's through line is always to give her clients a lived-in look that emphasizes their unique sense of style. This week, Mizrahi shares why she generally ignores fashion industry standards and encourages clients to rewear pieces, dig into the past seasons' archives, and dress in a way that feels authentic. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Shereene Idriss: Dermatologist and Founder of Dr. Idriss Skincare

Shereene Idriss, MD, is on a mission to demystify the world of dermatology and skincare. Back in 2018, Idriss felt frustrated by the rise of misinformation online surrounding skincare and decided to set the record straight. With her background as a clinical dermatologist, she began posting educational Instagram Stories from her bed, and soon, a follower aptly dubbed her the #PillowtalkDerm. Today, Idriss’s influence in the skincare world is threefold. Since graduating from her seven-year medical program, she’s amassed an audience of over 3 million people, opened her own dermatology practice, and created a skincare line called Dr. Idriss, which just launched at Sephora.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Is the Algorithm Killing Personal Style? Featuring @pigmamiii and @jalil_johnson_

In a world where shopping integrations and #sponsored posts dominate our social feeds, it can often feel like the rapid onslaught of trends and aesthetics is homogenizing personal style and killing creativity. Who What Wear assistant shopping editor Ana Escalante recently dug into the topic of style fatigue (check out the full story here!), and today, she joins Editor in Chief Kat Collings to discuss the big, bad algorithm and how it's impacting personal style. Escalante tapped a couple of fashion insiders to get their takes, so you'll also hear clips of her conversations with style curator and writer Heather Hurst (@pigmamiii) and Saks Fifth Avenue fashion coordinator and writer Jalil Johnson (@jalil_johnson_).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Nidhi Kapur: Founder and CEO of Maiden Home

As a child, Nidhi Kapur constantly repainted and redecorated her bedroom, but she never thought that she would actually pursue a career in the design industry. In fact, after graduating college, Nidhi worked at major companies such as McKinsey & Company and Google before landing a role as the director of business development at the beauty subscription-box company Birchbox. But when she bought her first apartment and began the interior design process, she quickly recognized a lack of accessible and convenient custom furniture companies in the market. Soon after, she combined her longtime love of design with her deep knowledge and experience in business development to create industry disruptor Maiden Home. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Our April Cover Star Sydney Sweeney on Producing, Elevating New Storytellers, and Diving Into Horror

Sydney Sweeney returns as Who What Wear's first repeat cover star! Make sure to check out her experimental, surrealist cover story here—you've likely never seen her quite like this. This week, senior editor Eliza Huber sits down with Sweeney to talk about all of her recent projects, from launching her own production company to filming rom-com Anyone But You, action film Madame Web, and horror flick Immaculate. There's a lot to cover. Sweeney also discusses how producing has transformed her career, how she navigates the many impacts of fame, and why she keeps her private life private.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

Brigette Romanek: Interior Designer, Founder of Romanek Design Studio, and Author of Livable Luxe

Brigette Romanek is the brilliant interior designer behind the homes of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, and Beyoncé. In addition to maintaining a roster of high-profile clients, she also lends her design eye to retail locations, such as beauty destination Thirteen Lune and clothing brand The Great. With so many incredible projects under her belt, this past October, Brigette released a book called Livable Luxe, which details her process, some of her favorite spaces, and her design ethos. Though Brigette always knew she wanted to be creative, she spent her early career as a singer and handbag designer before ultimately realizing that interior design was her calling. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Tapping Into 2024’s Biggest Spring/Summer Trends With Levi’s

With fashion month behind them, Editor in Chief Kat Collings and Associate Director of Special Projects Kristen Nichols are here to give their 2024 spring/summer trend report. The ladies have identified the leading styles from both on and off the runway, and this spring, you can expect to see casual layering, Western-inspired details, and tons of denim. We'll also be shifting away from frilly bows and Barbie pink and moving toward a more modern, mature way of dressing. In addition to taking a closer look at how these trends have emerged, Kat and Kristen turned to our friends at Levi’s to help tap into each of these looks. They’re sharing their favorite Levi's picks for each aesthetic, easy outfit formulas, and helpful styling tips to ease you into spring fashion.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Karla Welch: Stylist and Co-Founder of The Period Company

Karla Welch is back on the show! Karla first joined us back in 2018 on our Life Lessons mini-series to discuss her incredible styling career, her clothing brand, xKarla, and more. Since we last chatted, Karla founded The Period Company, which offers affordable period products, including reusable pads and absorbent underwear in a variety of styles and fabrics. The brand is sold at retailers such as Walmart, Urban Outfitters, and Amazon, and has donated over 1 million pairs of period underwear as part of its effort to end period poverty worldwide. In addition to her company, Karla also continues to style an enormous roster of talent including Justin Bieber and two of our favorite Barbie stars, America Ferrera and Greta Gerwig. On top of all that, she’s also a MasterClass teacher, founder of the styling app Wishi, and co-founder of the creative studio The Welch’s Creative.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Supermodel Ashley Graham on Becoming an Entrepreneur, Putting Her Money Where Her Mouth Is, and Mentoring Female Founders on Her New Show, Side Hustlers

After making history as the first size-14 model featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2016, supermodel and entrepreneur Ashley Graham has used her star power to repeatedly confront and redefine the fashion industry’s archaic beauty standards. Graham has actively pushed brands to take a chance on her—learning the business of fashion, developing her own lines, and becoming an investor along the way. Today, Ashley’s sharing how her own entrepreneurial journey led her to her latest role as co-host and executive producer of Roku’s Side Hustlers, where she and Good American Founder Emma Grede mentor and invest in female entrepreneurs looking to turn their side hustles into full-time gigs. You can watch the full first season of Side Hustlers for free at roku.com! This episode was brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

Abby Jimenez: Best-Selling Author and Founder of Nadia Cakes

From building the wildly successful bakery mini-chain Nadia Cakes to becoming a best-selling romance author, Abby Jimenez is no stranger to a career pivot. Jimenez spent her early career in a variety of service and retail roles, but when she was suddenly let go from her job as a retail manager, she leaned into her love of baking. With a Michaels cake-decorating course under her belt, Jimenez soon began selling cakes and cupcakes out of her home kitchen, and since then, her bakery, Nadia Cakes, has opened three brick-and-mortar locations, was crowned the winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, and has grown its menu to include over 200 cupcake flavors. After successfully growing Nadia Cakes, Jimenez began writing romance novels in her newly earned free time. With some encouragement from her family and constructive feedback from online critique groups, she turned yet another hobby into a full-on career and has since published five novels. Jimenez’s sixth novel, Just for the Summer, comes out on April 2. Preorder it today here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-for-the-summer-abby-jimenez/1143886130?ean=9781538769409.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: The Story Behind Emma Stone's Oscars Dress, as Told by Her Stylist, Petra Flannery

And just like that, an eventful 2024 award season has come to a close. Today, we’re joined by super stylist Petra Flannery, whose roster of clients includes Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, Reese Witherspoon, Claire Danes, and Emilia Clarke. Flannery is here to dish about the Oscars and give us the behind-the-scenes details on Emma Stone’s greatest red carpet looks, from the pale-yellow slip dress at the Poor Things premiere to the stunning mint-colored peplum dress she wore while accepting her second Oscar for Best Actress. And yes, we’re talking about that pesky zipper. This episode was brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Gail Simmons: Food Writer, Culinary Multi-Hyphenate, and Top Chef Judge

Gail Simmons is the ultimate culinary multi-hyphenate. Though she’s perhaps best known for her 21-season tenure as judge on the competition reality show Top Chef, which debuts its latest season on March 20, she’s also made a lasting impact on so many other areas of food media. Simmons has spent 15 years of her career leading teams at Food & Wine (including organizing the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen); has written numerous books; and has even launched her own production company, Bumble Pie Productions, which focuses on bringing women’s voices to the food landscape. But before Simmons was making a name for herself as a food expert, she spent her early career gaining industry knowledge by attending culinary school; working at the iconic restaurants Le Cirque 2000 and Vong; assisting Vogue food critic Jeffrey Steingarten; and running special events for Daniel Boulud’s legendary restaurant group.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Celebrity Hairstylist Mara Roszak on Crafting Emma Stone's Award-Season Looks and Getting Red Carpet–Level Hair at Home

With the Oscars only days away, celebrity hairstylist and Roz founder Mara Roszak is dropping all the details behind creating her gorgeous red carpet looks. Her client list includes stars like Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, and Zoe Saldaña, but it's been an especially busy award season for her longtime client Emma Stone on the heels of her Oscar-nominated film Poor Things. Roszak is not only sharing the inspiration for Stone's hair looks this season, but she's also giving the full breakdown of how you can re-create her sleek Golden Globes lob and romantic BAFTA braid at home. Plus, if you've ever wondered how to achieve the elusive "wet look"—as seen on Roszak's clients Kristen Wiig and Natalie Portman—look no further.  This episode was brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Sandra Oh Lin: Founder and CEO of KiwiCo

Sandra Oh Lin is the founder and CEO of KiwiCo, the company that’s helping millions of children develop creativity and problem-solving skills through art- and STEM-based activities. Remembering how much she loved participating in hands-on projects with her mom when she was a child, Lin sought to inspire that same sense of innovation and “creative confidence” in her own kids. Soon, other parents began asking about the activities she was creating for her children’s playdates, and she realized that she wasn’t the only parent wanting to provide fun, educational experiences for her kids. With her engineering and business degrees, alongside her experience at major companies like eBay, Procter & Gamble, and PayPal, Lin started KiwiCo out of her garage. Over the last decade, she has scaled the company to include more than 1500 products, sent out 50 million shipments of KiwiCo products, and developed partnerships with over 400 educational organizations.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Zac Posen on Designing Costumes for the Epic Black and White Ball Scene in Ryan Murphy's Feud: Capote vs. the Swans

Zac Posen is an internationally acclaimed fashion designer whose designs have been worn by Natalie Portman, Oprah Winfrey, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rihanna, among many others. Posen is known for his fine craftsmanship and glamorous gowns, and powerful women have historically sought him out to dress them for significant moments in their lives. Because of this, it only made sense that Ryan Murphy and Gus Van Sant called upon Posen while developing FX's Feud: Capote vs. the Swans to craft costumes for the reimagining of a real-life event: Truman Capote's 1966 Black and White Ball. He's giving us all the details about how he walked the line between historical accuracy and his signature stylistic flair to create showstopping looks for all of Feud's leading ladies.  This episode was brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

Dianna Cohen: Crown Affair Founder and CEO

Crown Affair is a haircare brand that empowers people to create ritual out of their hair routine. Launched in 2020 with four products (a towel, a brush, an oil, and a comb), Crown Affair has since grown to include a range of hair products and tools; has become one of the buzziest beauty brands on TikTok; and is now sold at retailers such as Goop and Sephora. But before Cohen founded Crown Affair, she spent her early career in marketing and partnerships and later consulted for some of the most influential direct-to-consumer companies of the time. Think Away luggage, Outdoor Voices, Harrys, Buck Mason, and more. But when a Google Doc detailing her other passion (aka her haircare routine) began circulating, Cohen realized it was time to take a pause on building other people’s companies and create one of her own.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: New York Fashion Week F/W 24 in Review

New York Fashion Week just wrapped, and Editor in Chief Kat Collings and fashion editor Jasmine Fox-Suliaman are here to give you the inside scoop on what the fall-winter 2024 collections had to offer. Tune in to hear which emerging designers to have on your radar, who's giving a sultry update to workwear, which types of interesting necklines we can expect to see everywhere this fall, and what it was like breathing the same air as Beyoncé at the Luar show. This episode was brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Maria Dueñas Jacobs: Super Smalls Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Super Smalls is a line of playful, gem-studded accessories inspired by and made for kids. After years as an accessories editor and director at fashion publications Glamour and Elle, as well as working on brand development at personal styling company Stitch Fix, Maria Dueñas Jacobs developed a deep knowledge of the accessories space. So when her daughter, who was five at the time, began playing with her beautiful (and expensive) jewelry, a lightbulb went off for Dueñas Jacobs. Soon, she began channeling both her inner child and her trained editorial eye to bring the luxury jewelry experience she knew and loved to a kid-safe jewelry line. Today, Super Smalls has made Oprah’s Favorite Things list three years in a row and expanded into a stunning range of jewelry, shoes, crafts, and more. Each item is made for play and is sure to bring joy to any kid (or “kidult,” as Dueñas Jacobs refers to herself in this episode) who wears it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Amy Smilovic, Founder of Tibi, Gives a Style Master Class Through Her Lens of Creative Pragmatism

Amy Smilovic founded the women's luxury brand Tibi in 1997, and over the years, she's honed her distinctive brand identity and coined a phrase for her design philosophy: creative pragmatism. If you're a creative pragmatist like Smilovic, you find your style rooted in creative expression and utility, and you feel at home in an aesthetic that is at once chill, modern, and classic. Written from the point of view that style can indeed be learned, her book The Creative Pragmatist details all of her guiding principles, from how to style colors and prints in a way that feels modern to how to pick basics that aren't, well, basic. Smilovic has developed a highly analytical approach to making outfits look effortless, and she's breaking down her greatest and most useful style tips for us this week. This episode was brought to you by eBay.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Charlotte Cruze: Co-Founder of Alice Mushrooms

If you’ve dipped your toe into the world of functional, non-psychedelic mushrooms, you’ve likely seen Alice’s chic adaptogenic chocolates grace your social media feed or the shelves of your local boutique grocer—you have Charlotte Cruze to thank for that. In 2022, Cruze and her co-founder Lindsay Goodstein launched Alice with two products: Nightcap, a sleep aid, and Brainstorm, an energy booster. Today, the line has expanded to include an aphrodisiac chocolate called Happy Ending and a limited-edition lingerie collab with Fleur du Mal. But before she was creating mushroom chocolates, Cruze spent most of her career in media at companies such as Refinery29, InsideHook, and NBC. During that time, Cruze realized she loved the food industry, and in the early days of the pandemic, she enrolled in a food studies master’s program at NYU with the intention of pivoting her career. From there, she took on a role as the head of operations at meal-kit company Quinn and later led growth at Nutella-alternative brand TBH. While Cruze was still working at TBH, Goodstein, a former pharmaceutical salesperson, tapped her to help build Alice, and the rest is delicious, benefit-packed history.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Talking to Paige Adams-Geller of Paige and Celebrating 20 Years of the Perfect Fit

Twenty years ago, Paige Adams-Geller saw the need for a female voice in the male-dominated American denim industry—someone who deeply understood the female form and could help other women find their perfect fit. As a successful fit model for the top premium denim companies of the time, she knew she was the woman for the job, and Paige was born. Today, Hillary sits down with the founder to talk about the brand's history and many expansions into menswear, outerwear, shoes, accessories, and beyond. They also dive into why denim sizing is such a tricky science, what goes into developing new fabrics, and which Paige jeans are so comfortable you could sleep in them three nights in a row, something Adams-Geller tested herself.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Natalie Holloway: Co-Founder of Bala and Balacize

Natalie Holloway and her husband, Max, had their aha moment during a yoga class in Indonesia. As the class was more meditative than sweat-inducing, they wondered, Why isn’t anyone making chic wrist or ankle weights that could turn up the resistance on everyday exercises? They immediately began brainstorming their idea on a napkin, and after returning to the United States, the two created prototypes of what would eventually become the best-selling Bala Bangle. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign and a successful Shark Tank debut, Bala has grown to include a range of fitness equipment sold in retailers including Goop, Saks, and Target, as well as a digital fitness instruction platform called Balacize. But what led Natalie and Max to Indonesia in the first place? The two met while working at global advertising agency 72 and Sunny, where they thrived but ultimately felt burnt out. They decided to take a sabbatical to travel, and a year later, returned ready to use their branding expertise to give the ’80s-era fitness equipment a fashion-forward makeover.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Wes Gordon—Creative Director of Carolina Herrera—Talks Honoring Herrera's Legacy, Storytelling Through Design, and Disregarding Fashion Rules

This week, Editor in Chief Kat Collings chats with Wes Gordon, the creative director behind the legendary womenswear brand Carolina Herrera. Before taking the reins at the glamorous New York heritage brand in 2018, Gordon ran his own successful namesake line for eight years, establishing himself as a visionary with staying power. Today, he's sharing how graduating into a recession gave him the hard skills he'd need to one day run Carolina Herrera, why we should disregard the archaic fashion rules around how to wear color, and what kind of storytelling to expect from his upcoming fall/winter 2024 collection as New York Fashion Week approaches.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

Gabriela Anastasio: Founder of Anastasio Home

At a young age, Gabriela Anastasio fell in love with stone while visiting the work sites of her father’s landscaping business. Throughout her childhood, she began to associate a new patio or an updated blue-stone trim around a pool with good fortune, and years later, in 2021, she launched her home accessories brand, Anastasio Home, with a single category: stone trays. The brand quickly gained popularity for its expanding offering of upcycled, luxury home accessories, produced by the company’s factory in India. That being said, Anastasio’s journey to building her business was anything but linear. After graduating with a degree in art, she spent over a decade in public relations, eventually working her way up to director of communications at the luxury watch brand, Tudor. Combining the skill set she gained from her early career with her art education and love of stone, Gabriela decided to bet on herself, and soon after, Anastasio Home was born.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: 2024 Award Season Fashion: Trends, Style Standouts, and Predictions

From Ayo Edebiri’s custom 3D-molded Louis Vuitton gown at the Emmys to Greta Lee’s Loewe menswear moment at the Critics Choice Awards, our favorite celebs continue to stun this award season. This week, Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings sits down with Erin Fitzpatrick, our associate director of fashion news and resident award show expert, who often serves as our eyes and ears live from the red carpets. They’re deep-diving on the style standouts we’ve seen thus far, predicting what fashion choices we can expect on upcoming carpets, and discussing why the most interesting looks sometimes show up at the smaller, less buzzy ceremonies.  This episode was brought to you by eBay. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

Yanghee Paik: Rael Co-Founder and CEO

Rael is a line of clean, high-performance feminine hygiene products, skincare, and supplements designed to help people with periods through every phase of their cycle. Back in 2017, Yanghee Paik and her fellow co-founders were shocked by the outdated offerings in the United States and set out to bring the advanced fem-tech innovations they grew up with in Korea to the U.S. market. They then launched Rael with organic cotton cover pads, which quickly became the best-selling pads on Amazon. Since then, Rael has raised $35 million in Series B fundraising, launched in major retailers such as Target and Walmart, and just this month, debuted a line of supplements. But Paik wasn’t always running a major startup company—she spent most of her early career working in entertainment, with hopes of popularizing Korean media in America. She steadily rose through the ranks to become an executive at Disney, where she focused on distribution strategy and sales. Though Paik’s career has evolved, her passion for bringing Korean culture to the United States—whether through entertainment media or holistic menstrual cycle care—continues to be her North Star.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Wendi and Nicole—the Sister Styling Duo Behind Jacob Elordi, Chris Pine, and Seth Rogen—on Encouraging Men to Take Fashion Risks

Sisters Wendi Ferreira and Nicole DeJulio teamed up as a styling duo in 2005 and have since raised the bar astronomically for men's fashion across Hollywood. While they've become experts in classic suiting and have often debated over as little as an eighth of an inch of material on Tom Cruise's pant legs, they've also helped clients hone and experiment with personal style beyond the gray, black, and navy suits that used to dominate red carpets. With Ferreira and DeJulio's styling expertise, clients like Jacob Elordi, Seth Rogen, and Chris Pine have leaned into their unique tastes and proven that men can—and should—have fun getting dressed too.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

Morgan Zanotti: Co-Founder and President of Primal Kitchen

In 2015, Morgan Zanotti and her Primal Kitchen Co-Founder Mark Sissan set out to do something unheard of: replace the unhealthy condiments, sauces, and dressings that had come to dominate American grocery stores with equally delicious “cleaned up classics.” Built on a foundation of high-quality ingredients, the brand launched with an avocado oil mayonnaise and has since grown to over 70 products that can be found at over 16,000 retail locations. But before Zanotti was building one of the fastest-growing natural product companies and leading it through the acquisition of Kraft Heinz for $200 million, she was living a different life: She worked as an accountant, waited tables at a resort in Wisconsin, and surfed throughout South America. After returning to the United States, she was still unsure what a corporate career would look like for her, but as she says in this episode, sometimes it’s best to “just try something… without the pressure of this being the end-all-be-all.” With this mentality, she took a job at a branding and design agency and quickly learned she had a knack for marketing. Zanotti went on to become the Marketing Director at beverage company KeVita. It was there that she met Mark, whom she chatted with about building a company together. Soon after that, Primal Kitchen was born.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Molly Dickson on How a Small-Town Tomboy Became the Stylist Behind Hollywood It Girls Sydney Sweeney, Sadie Sink, and Katherine Langford

Celebrity stylist Molly Dickson may be a sporty tomboy at heart, but she’s lauded as the ultimate girls’ girl on the Hollywood styling scene. After assisting Leslie Fremar for seven years, Dickson began her independent styling career, working with Scarlett Johansson and dressing Katherine Langford right as Langford’s Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why took off. She’s also responsible for Sadie Sink’s glorious style evolution from teen to adult, Kelsea Ballerini’s magical mid-performance dress change at the 2023 VMAs, and, of course, Sydney Sweeney’s iconic Miu Miu micro-miniskirt moment at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Today, she’s giving us the behind-the-scenes stories about all of these looks and many more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

Shan-Lyn Ma: Zola Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Shan-Lyn Ma, co-founder and co-CEO of wedding registry site Zola, was destined to be an entrepreneur. In fact, her childhood bedroom décor featured a poster of her idol, Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo. After graduating with her MBA from Stanford, Ma pursued her lifelong dream and took a role at Yahoo, first as an intern and later in product marketing. Two years later, she moved over to e-commerce company Gilt Groupe as its first Product Lead. It was during her time there that she founded and ran her own business unit, Gilt Taste, where she worked closely with future Zola Co-Founder Nobu Nakaguchi. Though Ma moved on to a role as Chief Product Officer at jewelry company Chloe + Isabel, she and Nobu were percolating on an idea for a business. During that time, Ma was also spending nearly every weekend at friends’ weddings and was repeatedly met with clunky registry sites. She and Nobu realized this area of wedding planning needed disrupting and they set out to do just that. Zola has now helped over 2 million couples plan their weddings and just recently expanded to include a baby registry service. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: The 2024 Beauty Reset

Welcome back! For the first episode of 2024, Editor in Chief Kat Collings and Beauty Director Erin Jahns are here to walk you through refreshing your beauty routine for the new year. While you’re creating your annual goals, why not also start setting healthy habits like tossing your expired makeup or giving your nails a much-needed break from heavy manicures? Erin’s also sharing how to find a skincare specialist that’s right for you, which ingredients and treatments are sure to dominate this year, what hairstyles we can expect to see in 2024, and why she’ll use makeup wipes until her dying day.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2024

Elizabeth Saltzman: Celebrity Stylist

Elizabeth Saltzman is the woman behind the impeccable style of some of Hollywood's most talented ladies. Think Jodie Comer, Julia Garner, and Gwyneth Paltrow. However, Saltzman initially wanted to pursue architecture and became involved in the Downtown New York nightclub and art scenes. But, unable to avoid her fashion destiny for long, she took a retail job at the Madonna- and David Bowie–approved fashion destination Parachute. From there, she was recruited to work at Giorgio Armani, where she worked her way up from the stockroom to the public relations department. After a few years, she made yet another pivot into editorial work, quickly becoming a senior fashion editor at Vogue and then fashion director at Vanity Fair. After spending 20 years at some of the most iconic publications and labels in fashion, industry experts suggested she try applying her impressive fashion eye to styling—and her friend Gwyneth Paltrow just so happened to be looking for a stylist. The two teamed up to create stunning look after stunning look, and the rest is fashion history.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

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