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    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Stylist and Street Style Icon Tina Leung on Bling Empire, House of Slay, and Where to Eat During Fashion Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 26:39


    Tina Leung, stylist, street style icon, and new star of Bling Empire New York, has been a mainstay of the global fashion scene for years. She's worked with major brands like Valentino and Loewe, and during the pandemic (alongside other fashion heavy hitters Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Laura Kim, and Ezra William) started the digital series and comic House of Slay, in which superheroes take on "racism, hatred, bullying and fear of the 'other.'" Tina's here to bring us inside her world—from the designers she has her eye on to the places her crew eats in each fashion capital around the world.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Marguerite Zabar Mariscal: CEO of Momofuku

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 54:46


    Marguerite Zabar Mariscal is the woman leading all that is Momofuku: a pioneering restaurant group credited with starting the rise of contemporary Asian American cuisine in the United States, an assortment of restaurant-grade pantry staples like ramen noodles and addictive chilli crunch, and bona fide culinary empire. Over the span of 11-years, she's worked her way up from public relations intern to brand director and chief of staff. As the trusted right hand of celebrity and James Beard Foundation Award–winning Chef David Chang for years, in 2019, at 30 years old, she was named CEO of Momofuku. On one hand, it all makes sense (after all, she was born into the family behind the specialty import emporium Zabars), but to Marguerite, the path was far from mapped out ahead of her. “I feel like anyone who grows up wanting to be a CEO is like a psychopath,” she tells Hillary on this week's episode. Tune in to hear how Marguerite pivoted from thinking she'd find her place within the media world to leading one of the most influential restaurant groups (and beyond) of the past two decades. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Ashley Benson's Signature Style From Trench Coats to Fragrance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 27:48


    Actress and entrepreneur Ashley Benson has gone on to do a number of interesting things since rising to fame in the hit TV series Pretty Little Liars. Last year alone, she starred in Private Property, Loneliest Boy in the World, and the indie slasher film Alone at Night, where she also snagged her first credits as producer and co-writer. Also an entrepreneur, Benson is a co-founder of sunglasses brand Privé Revaux and Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits. Most recently, she's founded her very own personal fragrance line, Ash by Ashley Benson. She's here to discuss it all, plus the items that make her personal style just so enviable.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Susan Korn: Susan Alexandra Creative Director, Designer, and Owner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 47:57


    Jewelry and accessories designer Susan Korn has created viral products time and time again with her brand, Susan Alexandra. Worn by everyone from Gigi Hadid to Alison Roman to Pete Davidson, her bright, sparkling adornments—whether in the form of a martini handbag or shrimp cocktail earrings—are still handmade in New York where Susan now has a retail location that's as joyous and whimsical as the brand itself. But before she was a bona fide fashion darling, she was trying to find her place like the rest of us. “I was really thinking that I was going to be a stylist. I thought that was a really good life choice. And it was really, really rough,” Susan says on today's episode. Tune in to hear how she found the confidence to push forward within a fashion world she didn't know she belonged in, plus how she's created a career for herself that she was, at times, reluctant to dream of. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Sza's New Style Era With Stylist Alejandra Hernandez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 32:58


    Alejandra Hernandez is both the head designer behind the women's activewear brand Year of Ours and a prolific Hollywood stylist having worked with artists like Iggy Azalea, Eve, and most recently, the one and only Sza. Alejandra is here to discuss their collaboration ushering in Sza's new style era, including breaking down the music videos and album artwork for the highly anticipated and record-breaking album, SOS.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jamie Beck: Photographer and Author of An American in Provence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 48:16


    By 28 years old, Jamie Beck opened her own commercial photography studio in Lower Manhattan where she worked with a multitude of commercial clients from fashion brands like Chanel and Oscar de la Renta to tech companies like Google and Microsoft, and even major magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. (Yes, she was killing it.) Somewhere along the way, though, she decided her true dream was quite different: Beck wanted to live in the South of France. Over six years after Jamie initially left for what was to be a one-year sabbatical, she still lives in Provence with an entirely new photography career creating and selling her own body of work. Most recently, she's compiled her work into a book titled An American in Provence, which includes not only her photographs but also poignant personal essays, photography and posing tips, and even French recipes. To hear how Jamie took a massive leap of faith on her own happiness—and to lust over her new home—hit the link up top. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Madelyn Cline on Breakout Roles, Imposter Syndrome, and Fashion Favorites

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 31:24


    Associate fashion editor Yusra Siddiqui sits down with our January cover star, Madelyn Cline. Widely known for her breakout role in the Netflix series Outer Banks and the star-studded film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Madelyn tells Yusra about navigating early success within Hollywood, how she combats imposter syndrome, and what she's taken from each project thus far. Plus, get a peek behind the scenes of the incredible looks she's been putting together with stylist Mimi Cutrell. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Allyson Felix: The Most-Decorated Track & Field Olympian of All-Time and Co-Founder of Saysh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 54:37


    Allyson Felix is the most-decorated track and field Olympian of all time. At the age of just 18, she won her first Olympic medal and broke world records during the Tokyo 2020 games. But off the track, she's also covered a lot of ground: Her work as an activist led Nike to change their sponsorship policy, adding protections for pregnant athletes and new moms, marking a major industry shift. Along the way, Allyson also became an entrepreneur, founding footwear and lifestyle brand Saysh with an aim to create an encouraging and supportive community for women. Plus, season two of her Mountaintop Conversations podcast will be debuting on Jan 17, in which she celebrates the stories and experiences of leaders across politics, entrepreneurship, and culture. Tune in for a whole lot of inspiration from a woman who made it to the top of her field and is now dedicated to pulling up those around her.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Lily Collins Gives Us a Peek Inside Seasons 3—and 4!—of Emily in Paris

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 42:45


    Who What Wear editor Anna LaPlaca sits down with our December cover star, Lily Collins, to talk about the star's massive past few years. They discuss her hit show Emily in Paris, her Netflix feature and first producer credit in Windfall, and her personal life, including her marriage to director Charlie McDowell. Collins explains how she's managed to find her equilibrium among it all, everything we can expect from the highly anticipated season three of Emily in Paris, and what's next in her career. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pia Baroncini: LPA Creative Director and Baroncini Import & Co. Co-Founder

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 47:51


    Pia Baroncini is the creative director behind her namesake clothing line for Revolve (LPA), host of the podcast Everything Is the Best, and co-founder of Baroncini Import & Co.—her very own line of Italian olive oil. Alongside her husband Davide, Baroncini has big plans for expanding the import business as well as the pair's other brand, Ghiaia Cashmere, where she is the CMO. But before this whirlwind of a career in which she currently thrives, Baroncini had a number of other positions within fashion and production. She served as a casting director for Diane Martel (the woman behind music videos for artists such as Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj), and she worked at famed New York City PR firm People's Revolution for PR maven Kelly Cutrone and Reformation in its early days, where she went from working in public relations to becoming design director in a matter of a few short years. This one is as inspiring as it is entertaining, and you're going to want to tune in to hear it all. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: How to Source Fashion Must-Haves From eBay Like a Professional

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 34:12


    Hillary Kerr is joined by three members of the WWW team—Editor in Chief Kat Collings, VP of Influencer Marketing Rachel Zeilic, and fashion editor Eliza Huber—who are here to give us their expert tips on how to snag the most stylish finds from eBay. Whether it's new or vintage, the ladies are breaking down how they sleuthed out their favorite purchases of the past, which luxury items they're scoping out for the future, and the insider strategy for how to source like a pro.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Daria Burke: Business Leader, Board Director, and Writer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 56:53


    Daria Burke spent the majority of her career building iconic beauty and fashion brands, working at L'Oréal, Estée Lauder, and Rent the Runway in its early days. She even led fashion and beauty partnerships at Facebook. Then, she landed her dream title of CMO at JustFab before realizing her successful climb up the corporate ladder still may have left her unfulfilled. After walking away from running teams and operations for some of the biggest brands, Burke has pivoted her career to become a board member and advisor for companies that truly align with her values, and she writes about her vast experience examining human potential for publications such as HuffPost and Fast Company. Tune in to hear it all. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Plastic Surgeon Sarmela Sunder Reveals Hollywood's Most-Requested Facial Procedures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 33:46


    Sarmela Sunder, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in all things face and neck. On this episode, she's breaking down the results, recovery processes, and risks of surgical and nonsurgical procedures, including face-lifts, neck-lifts, nose jobs, and even eye procedures. If you take one peek at her Instagram, which features many recognizable faces, you'll realize why Sunder is who we're leaning on as the ultimate authority.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Alex Snodgrass: Founder of The Defined Dish and SideDish

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 52:16


    Alex Snodgrass, the brilliant recipe developer behind The Defined Dish, has built an impressive multi–revenue-stream culinary business from the ground up. In addition to her 700,000 followers on Instagram, she's published two New York Times best-selling cookbooks—The Defined Dish, and The Comfortable Kitchen—and, most recently, launched a multipurpose dressing collection called SideDish. But back before she followed her calling within food, she actually spent years as a real estate agent. Tune in to hear what it took for her to take the plunge to turn her side hustle into a bona fide culinary hit. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: The Inventor of the Nap Dress, Nell Diamond, Talks About Creating a Viral Sensation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 28:13


    Nell Diamond is the founder and CEO of Hill House, a digital-first lifestyle brand offering fashion, home goods, and accessories that bring beauty and joy to everyday rituals. Or as you likely know the brand, the creators of the Nap Dress. Nell is here to talk about designing the cult-favorite item, pivoting her business accordingly, and what's next for the beloved brand. Plus, she's sharing her favorite ways she's seen the collection styled.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Emily Hikade: Petite Plume CEO and Founder

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 48:04


    Emily Hikade is the founder and CEO of Petite Plume Luxury Sleepwear. Made with chemical-free cotton and impeccable attention to detail and comfort, the European-inspired pajamas are carried in over 500 boutiques as well as major retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and J.Crew. Prior to launching a luxury pajama brand in 2015, though, Hikade's life looked majorly different. For almost 15 years, she lived and worked in the Middle East and East Africa focused on counterterrorism as a member of the CIA. Tune in to hear how a near-death experience changed the entire course of her career journey and about the surprising skills that carried over.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth Carter on Creating the Visual World of Wakanda

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 38:12


    Academy Award–winning costume designer Ruth Carter has spent over three decades in film, television, and theater, where she's collaborated with prolific directors such as Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, and Ava DuVernay and run costume departments for films such as Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Selma, Amistad, and, of course, Black Panther. On this episode, Carter breaks down how she fuses rich cultural histories with futuristic technology in her designs in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mary Lawless Lee: Happily Grey and Nemah Founder, and Author

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 53:46


    Mary Lawless Lee became widely known by the moniker Happily Grey when she began her fashion and lifestyle blog as a creative outlet back in 2012. Today, her well-respected brand has an audience of over 2.6 million, plus a brick-and-mortar store in Nashville carrying Mary's curated assortment of apparel, kids, accessories, and home goods. Mary has also broken into wellness with her mom-focused, vegan skincare line, Nemah, and most recently became an author with Happily Grey: Stories, Souvenirs, and Everyday Wonders from the Life In Between. But back before all the fashion, beauty, media, and entrepreneurship, Mary spent seven years as a cardiovascular intensive care nurse. Tune in to hear the surprising lessons that she's carried between careers and the many lessons she's learned along the way.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Holiday Gift Guides From Who What Wear's Shopping Experts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 39:08


    Market Director Bobby Schuessler, market editor Indya Brown, and assistant market editor Yusra Siddiqui join Hillary to talk about holiday gift giving. Bobby has a million ideas for what to give the men in our lives, Yusra brings her Gen Z lens to her gift guide, and home expert Indya is offering the chicest suggestions to deck out anyone's halls. From affordable to splurge-worthy gifts, you'll want to hear about them all. Plus, everyone's sharing what they're secretly hoping to receive for themselves this year.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jeanine Lobell: Founder of Neen and Stila Cosmetics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 51:44


    Jeanine Lobell is a legend within the beauty industry, and her career has evolved a number of times. She made a name for herself as a makeup artist working on covers of Vogue, W, and Vanity Fair with stars like Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman. She then took a major leap into the world of beauty products, founding Stila Cosmetics and pioneering paper packaging and a playful approach to makeup that resonated with a new generation of consumers. Now, she's one-upped herself once again with the creation of her direct-to-consumer beauty brand Neen, which she launched just last April. With Neen, Jeanine created the first-ever subscription card including five peel-back makeup swatches encouraging the consumer to try out new creative looks, but only invest in the items they truly fall in love with. Hear how she's built, sold, and pioneered brands that have changed the beauty landscape for the better on this week's episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Hailey Bieber's Colorist Matt Rez Shares His Must-Know Secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 29:43


    Celebrity hair colorist Matt Rez is known for his transformational work, including making Hailey Bieber a brunette and Kendall Jenner a redhead—two moments that kicked off arguably the biggest hair trends in recent history. On this episode, Matt brings us inside his legendary hair transformations, discusses his signature mid-light technique, and, of course, offers his predictions for the next major color trend.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Aishwarya Iyer: Brightland Founder and CEO

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 54:13


    By now, you may have seen Brightland's gorgeous bottles adorn the aisles of your local grocery store. The brand offers high-quality olive oils, honeys, and vinegars that stand apart from their mass-produced shelf mates with a focus on integrity and transparency. The woman behind the brand is founder and CEO Aishwarya Iyer, who launched the business in 2018 to sellout success within a week, compiling a 1000-person wait list. Now, the brand's products are available in over 700 stores nationwide in addition to Brightland's own website. But before Iyer dove into the world of luxurious pantry staples, she spent over a decade in public affairs and corporate communications at various technology companies in both New York City and L.A. And back before that, she began her career in the luxury-products division at Lancôme. Tune in to hear about all the unexpected twists and turns and how they landed Iyer at the helm of a tasty empire.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Olympia Gayot, Head of Women's and Kids Design at J.Crew, on Her TikTok-Famous Personal Style

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 36:07


    Head of women's and kids design at J.Crew, Olympia Gayot, is known for her impeccable use of color, spot-on tailoring, and highly functional designs. Her personal style is nothing short of fantastic too, as thousands on TikTok have noticed, praising her polished but oh-so-cool aesthetic. Olympia is here to give us tips on how to master color theory, how to use masculine and feminine pieces for a perfectly balanced look, and how she's styling her favourites from the new J.Crew holiday collection.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Amira Rasool: Founder and CEO of The Folklore

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 54:51


    At just 22 years old, Amira Rasool launched The Folklore as an e-commerce website featuring African-based fashion and homeware brands. The goal was to bring diversity to the fashion landscape here in the United States and to create sustainable revenue streams for designers who weren't being given the global recognition they deserved. Just four years in, Amira has made immense progress: She's since pivoted the business from a direct-to-consumer model to working directly with other multi-brand retailers such as Farfetch; expanded her business to empower diverse brands in other emerging markets like South America and India; and has become one of the youngest Black women to raise $1M+ in a pre-seed round. But before it all, she was a writer and editor for dozens of top media companies including Time, Vogue, I-D Magazine, Paper Magazine, WWD, and Marie Claire. Tune in to hear how that experience positioned her to become an industry expert equipped to make a massive difference in the global fashion economy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: The Spring Trend Report With Eliza Huber and Kristen Nichols

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 36:53


    Fresh off the heels of fashion month, fashion editor Eliza Huber and senior editor Kristen Nichols take us inside their spring/summer 2023 trend report. The ladies break down the new trends we're seeing emerge for spring and the designers who are doing them best. Plus, the most-viral moments from shows that were all over your timelines—like Bella in that painted-on Coperni dress—and the inside stories you may not have heard unless you were there.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Audie Cornish: CNN Anchor, Correspondent, and Award-Winning Journalist

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 60:00


    Audie Cornish is an award-winning journalist and reporter who is best known for delivering us news as a co-host of NPR's flagship news program All Things Considered for 10 years. Over the course of her career, she's interviewed a range of subjects—from stars such as Bruce Springsteen to political figures such as senator Elizabeth Warren—and reported on major historic events, including 9/11 and the 2008 election of former President Barack Obama. Now, after almost two decades in radio, Cornish is jumping over to a new type of journalism as an on-camera anchor and correspondent for CNN. On this episode, hear how Cornish knew it was time to make a change in her legendary career and what it means to be a student after a long while as the teacher. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings on European Fashion of the Moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 26:11


    Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings is fresh off a plane from Paris and here to talk about her last seven weeks abroad. From her wedding in the South of France to a honeymoon across Italy to fashion weeks in London and Milan to Rosh Hashanah spent in Tel Aviv, Kat has a lot to fill us in on. Tune in to hear about what she packed for each locale, the major trends she spotted in fashion capitals around the world, and her tips for sourcing the best vintage abroad. Plus, we talk details around our new Sperry boot collab and how to style it for fall.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jessica Knoll: Screenwriter and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 54:25


    Jessica Knoll is the New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister, and her work has been published in over 40 languages. Her books are so gripping, in fact, that they've both been adapted for film and television, respectively. With that career success also came a pivot, as Knoll has made a name for herself in the industry as a standout screenwriter and producer with even more projects under way. She's adapting the Reddit short story “I Think My Mother-in-Law Is Trying to Kill Me” for Sony and sold her first original script, ‘Til Death, to Amazon. But back before Knoll was adapting stories for film and television and even before she was writing the books that would inspire them, she was an editor at Self and Cosmo magazines. Tune in to hear how her multifaceted career has unfolded in unexpected and fascinating ways. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Celebrity Interior Designer Adair Curtis on Home Trends Worth Investing In

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 35:23


    Adair Curtis is an acclaimed interior designer and co-founder of JSN Studio—a multidisciplinary design and styling firm he runs with his husband, celebrated stylist Jason Bolden. His clean and elegant aesthetic has landed him countless celebrity clients, features in Architectural Digest, and a new Netflix series, Instant Dream Home. On this episode, Adair walks Hillary through our "Dream Home" feature on Who What Wear, where he dishes on the latest design trends worth investing in. Check out our "Dream Home" feature with Adair here: https://www.whowhatwear.com/home-decor-trends-room-by-room See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Yasmin Sewell: Founder of Vyrao

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 54:34


    Yasmin Sewell is the founder of Vyrao, the world's first well-being brand to fuse energetic healing with master perfumery. With scents like I Am Verdant and Witchy Woo, the brand has designed six personal scents to evoke specific emotional reactions. But before Sewell was building a brand around her love of wellness and energetic connection, she had a legendary career in fashion that included opening an avant-garde boutique in London in the '90s and working at major retailers Browns, as the buying director, and Farfetch, as the vice president of style and creative. Tune in to this episode to hear what drove Sewell to make the drastic career change, what she thinks being creative is really all about, and why she's more fulfilled now than ever. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Jewelry Mogul Kendra Scott Talks New Book, Born to Shine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 41:18


    This week, Hillary speaks with Kendra Scott, designer, philanthropist, and founder of her namesake jewelry brand. Since 2002, Scott's jewelry has been worn by women all over the country, including major celebs such as Mindy Kaling, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, and Priyanka Chopra. Today, the business is valued at over $1 billion. Behind the business, though, life hasn't always looked as shiny as Scott's designs. She's detailing it all in her new book, Born to Shine. Tune in for a sneak peek into everything that went into creating this incredibly personal project. Shop Born to Shine: Do Good, Find Your Joy, and Build a Life You Love here: https://www.amazon.com/Born-Shine-Good-Find-Build/dp/1546002324 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lisa "Lele" Sadoughi: Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lele Sadoughi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 53:40


    Lele Sadoughi is a designer and the owner of Lele Sadoughi. She is best known for her iconic knotted, jeweled headbands seen on women such as Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Mindy Kaling, and Naomi Campbell. Before striking out on her own, Sadoughi designed for brands such as Rebecca Taylor, Banana Republic, and Anthropologie. In 2006, she launched the first-ever jewelry collection for J.Crew, creating iconic pieces that are still sold today, including the well-known bubble necklace. In 2012, while working as the jewelry design director at Tory Burch, she entered her second life and founded Lele Sadoughi. In this episode, Sadoughi discusses how she designed jewelry for a whole generation of shoppers and what the winning formula is for creating pieces that are stylish, affordable, and widely appealing. Plus, we dive into her pivot to face masks during the pandemic and how she responded to a global health crisis.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Emma Roberts: Actress, Producer, and Avid Reader

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 34:15


    Emma Roberts is an actor and producer best known for her roles in Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Holidate, and We're the Millers. In this episode, Emma and Hillary dive into their mutual love of reading and how Emma reads books to turn them into screen adaptations for her production company, Belletrist. Emma also shares her dream role and her closet staples and favorites. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Amy Liu: Founder and CEO of Tower 28 Beauty

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 56:19


    Amy Liu is the founder and CEO of Tower 28 Beauty, a modern beauty brand based in Southern California. Its best-selling products—from the SOS Spray to the ShineOn Lip Jelly—offer a makeup experience that's skin-friendly, effective, and affordable. This episode, hear about how Amy got her foot in the door in the beauty industry and how she used her years of experience as a marketing director at brands such as Smashbox and Josie Maran to create her own company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Live From New York Fashion Week With WWW Editors Eliza Huber and Lauren Eggertsen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 19:51


    This week, Hillary passes the mic to Who What Wear editors Eliza Huber and Lauren Eggertsen, who are reporting from New York Fashion Week. This episode, hear about the trends our editors are seeing come down runways and what to expect this coming year in terms of styles, colors, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Colette Dong and Aly Giampolo: Co-Founders of The Ness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 56:13


    Colette Dong and Aly Giampolo are the co-founders of The Ness, a digital fitness platform and workout studio in New York City. The two first met when they were working as professional dancers, and after finding that they both wanted to move on to the next chapter of their careers, they teamed up to create The Ness, a trampoline-based workout that delivers high-intensity movement with low impact on the body. In this episode, Hillary talks with Aly and Colette about their first lives as dancers and how their training informed their business philosophy. Plus, they discuss the health benefits of bouncing on a mini trampoline and what's next for this budding fitness empire. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Kerry Washington on Acting, Her Upcoming Projects, and Why She Considers Herself a Textbook Aquarius

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 35:56


    On this week's episode, guest editor Courtney Higgs sits down with our September cover star, actress Kerry Washington. Kerry is best known for her roles in the hit TV shows Scandal and Little Fires Everywhere, and films like Ray and Save the Last Dance. Her latest project The School for Good and Evil, is a fantasy film set to come out this October, in which she's appearing with fellow castmates Charlize Theron and Michelle Yeoh. In this episode, Kerry and Courtney talk about everything from Kerry's earliest childhood memories swimming with her family, to her purpose as an actor and why she's a self-described textbook Aquarius. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Marina Larroudé: Co-Founder and CCO of Larroudé

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 55:41


    Marina Larroudé is the co-founder and CCO of Larroudé, a shoewear company that boasts cheerful designs paired with luxurious construction. Her shoes are made at a family friend's factory in Brazil, where Marina is originally from. Since launching two years ago, the brand has sold shoes around the world, online, and in department stores such as Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom. It has also collaborated with brands such as Oscar de la Renta and Barbie. Prior to starting Larroudé, Marina worked at Vogue Brasil, and after years as a market director across the Condé Nast family, she eventually became the vice president of fashion direction at Barneys New York. In this episode, Marina tells us stories of how she navigated the professional world of fashion, the lucky breaks she got, and how she actually created so much of her luck by putting in the work. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Celebrity Colorist Jenna Perry on Creating Looks for Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Maude Apatow

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 29:41


    Celebrity colorist Jenna Perry is the owner of Jenna Perry Hair, a studio in New York City that has tamed the tresses of ladies from Dua Lipa to Kendall Jenner and the Hadids. Her signature coloring techniques blend the art of painting hair with the science of formulas and coloring. In this episode, Perry explains her secret to achieving effortless hair color and why low-maintenance styles rule in her book. Plus, she shares how she entered the world of hairstyling and why she believes the best hairstyles shouldn't prevent you from living your life. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Courteney Cox: Actor and Founder of Homecourt

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 39:12


    Courteney Cox is best known for her iconic role as Monica on the hit sitcom Friends, but she's also a director, a producer, and now a businesswoman. Her newest project, Homecourt, is a brand of elevated homecare products that aims to deliver goods that are as thoughtfully designed as the skincare we use on our bodies. Think of them as beauty products for the home. Her nontoxic products include dish soap, hand soap, lotion, and surface spray, all formulated by skincare chemists and perfumers. On this episode, Cox gives us a glimpse into her early life growing up in Alabama and explains how a fateful dance with Bruce Springsteen changed the course of her career forever. Plus, she dives into what it's like to be a business owner and what the process of creating a new brand entailed. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Fall Trends With WWW Editor Anna LaPlaca

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 25:27


    This episode, Who What Wear editor Anna LaPlaca joins Hillary to dish on all things fall fashion. Anna shares her top runway moments, the dominating (and micro!) trends, and, of course, all the must-haves this season. LaPlaca spills on which pieces we should invest in and which we should dig out from the back of our closets. Plus, some key new items that can revamp your wardrobe. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Iskra Lawrence: Model and Co-Founder of Saltair

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 55:33


    Iskra Lawrence is a British model, activist, and founder of Saltair, a modern bodycare line. She first landed in the spotlight in the aughts when she was a model and spokesperson for the lingerie line brand Aerie, which prominently featured unretouched photos of diverse women. To this day, Iskra does not retouch the images she posts on her social media platforms and is also a brand ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association. At the beginning of this year, Lawrence started her first business as the founder of Saltair, a modern bodycare company branded as an everyday luxury with scents such as Santal Bloom, Black Tide, Exotic Pulp, and Seascape. This episode, Iskra and Hillary discuss her small-town British origins and what informed her earliest understandings of work. Plus, she shares her tips for financial freedom and what she's learned as a business owner. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Garance Doré: Founder of Doré, a New French Skincare Brand

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 31:53


    Garance Doré first rose to prominence as one of the original style bloggers, popularizing the idea of going out to the streets and taking photos of beautiful clothes in the wild. Now, she's the founder of Doré, a skincare brand that champions simple formulas and an even simpler skincare routine. In this episode, hear how Garance first got the idea to start a skincare brand on a silent retreat and why she believes life isn't meant to be spent in front of the mirror. Plus, she shares her wardrobe staples. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ara Katz: Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 57:00


    Ara Katz is co-founder and co-CEO of Seed Health, a microbiome-science company pioneering innovations in probiotics and medicine to impact human and planetary health. Her flagship product, the Daily Synbiotic, is a two-in-one daily capsule containing both a probiotic and prebiotic to support gut health. Prior to starting her own science company, Katz co-founded the mobile-commerce startup Spring, where she helped launch ApplePay on the iPhone. On this episode, hear how the death of her mother sparked a lifelong curiosity in human biology and how this interest eventually led her to create a product that she hopes will revolutionize the way we take care of ourselves—starting with our insides. Plus, Katz debunks some common misconceptions around gut health. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Rina Sawayama: A Pop Star Keepin' It Real For Our Modern Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 31:33


    On this episode, Who What Wear editor Jasmine Fox-Suliaman speaks with our August cover star – singer-songwriter and model Rina Sawayama. The Japanese and British artist became an instant pop sensation back in 2020 with the release of her debut studio album, Sawayama. Rina's musical styles range from pop to rock to electronic, and her sophomore album, Hold The Girl, is out this month. Jasmine talked to Rina about her early days as a musician when she modeled to make ends meet, why her music draws so much from trauma, and why it's important to keep things real, especially when you're a pop star.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lisa Bühler: Founder and CEO of Lisa Says Gah

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 41:44


    What exactly does “Gah!” mean? According to Lisa Bühler, it's an outburst of joy and delight at finding something you just absolutely need in your closet. Bühler is the Founder and CEO of Lisa Says Gah, an e-commerce platform that aims to be a home for artists of the fashion industry. After a decade of working in fashion, Lisa observed its toll on the environment as well as how hard it was for smaller labels to compete with big brands. So she set out to create what she calls an “anti shop”—a place where independent design thrives and all products are made ethically and sustainably. Before starting LSG, Lisa worked as an account executive and then as a buyer for Nasty Gal, where she was in charge of sourcing dresses, outerwear, and sweaters. In this episode, Lisa shares everything from how uprooting herself inspired her to start her own business to how she grew revenue a whopping 300% during the pandemic. Plus, she very generously shares some career mistakes she's made. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Erin Walsh: The Stylist Behind Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Other Leading Ladies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 34:28


    Erin believes that what you wear gives you the power to tell your story. Over the years, she's created looks for Hollywood celebrities like Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker, and most recently, Anne Hathaway and her unforgettable looks at this year's Cannes Film Festival. In this episode, hear how Erin got her start in styling, her philosophy around personal style, and her tips for getting dressed in the morning. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jody Boyman: Wildlife Photographer and Co-Founder of Hungry Planet

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 50:19


    Jody Boyman spent her first life traveling the world and photographing its wildest animals for publications such as Time and Life. But as she traveled the world, Boyman increasingly encountered a planet that was hurting from unsustainable food processes. So in 2015, she and her brother, Todd, founded Hungry Planet, a plant-based nutrition company offering meat alternatives for modern lifestyles. With products ranging from chicken to beef to crab, Boyman has created a business with the purpose of feeding the world while helping the environment, its people, and animals. On this episode, she tells the story of how she became co-founder and chief purpose officer of Hungry Planet and what she's learned from it all. Plus, she shares what it's like to work closely with a sibling. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Celebrity Hairstylist Justine Marjan's Tips for Summer Haircare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 34:00


    Justine Marjan is a celebrity hairstylist and beauty influencer who's styled looks for clients such as Olivia Culpo and Khloé Kardashian. In this episode, hear how Justine's meteoric rise was fueled by a strong sense of curiosity and grit. Plus, Justine gives her tips on summer haircare.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ayana Gray: New York Times Best-Selling Author of Beasts of Prey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 55:06


    Ayana Gray's debut fantasy novel, Beasts of Prey, captured the attention of young-adult readers around the world when it was published last year. It's since been translated into 10 languages, and it's even being adapted for a feature film with Netflix. The story follows two Black teenagers as they venture into a magical jungle to hunt down a vicious monster. It's the first in a trilogy, and her second book, Beasts of Ruin, is out this week. Before becoming a professional writer, Gray worked in higher education, fundraising for the University of Florida and the University of Arkansas. On this episode, Gray shares how her first life as a researcher helped her build the magical world of her series and how she learned to let go and trust her collaborators when the time came to put her pencil down. Plus, she tells the unbelievable story of how she found a whopping 43 agents for her very first book. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Navigating Summer Sales With WWW Market Director Bobby Schuessler

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 22:48


    On this week's episode, WWW's very own market director, Bobby Schuessler, comes on the show to give us his biggest tips for navigating summer sales. He shares his advice on how to score the best pieces at the best prices and the trends it's not too late to join in on.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.