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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.

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    • 4.9, 273 Ratings

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.

    Lauren Chan: Henning Founder and CEO

    Lauren Chan: Henning Founder and CEO

    Lauren Chan started her career as a plus-size model alongside women like Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine at Ford Models. With a foot in the fashion industry’s door, she parlayed her career into writing and freelanced for publications such as Vogue and Interview before becoming a fashion features editor at Glamour, where she had her own column on size inclusivity. In her latest pivot, she’s taken body inclusivity activism to the next level by founding Henning, a high-end workwear brand for sizes 12 and up. Hear how Chan’s career in fashion led her to solve a problem she was experiencing firsthand in the latest episode of Second Life.

    • 44 min
    Brett Heyman: Edie Parker Founder and Creative Director

    Brett Heyman: Edie Parker Founder and Creative Director

    Brett Heyman is the founder of Edie Parker, the vintage-inspired acrylic handbag and accessories brand seen on virtually every red carpet ever. But just last year, Brett pivoted the brand in an unexpected way: into a cannabis accessories and private label flower company named Flower by Edie Parker. Find out how working in PR for brands like Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana led her to create an iconic brand of her own.

    • 48 min
    Miranda Kerr: Supermodel and Kora Organics Founder and CEO

    Miranda Kerr: Supermodel and Kora Organics Founder and CEO

    From signing on as Victoria’s Secret’s first Australian Angel to walking the Balenciaga runway while five months pregnant, Miranda Kerr cemented her status as an international supermodel years ago. On this episode of Second Life, hear how she used her experience in a surprising way: to found certified-organic skincare and beauty brand Kora Organics.

    • 37 min
    Alison Cayne: Founder of Haven’s Kitchen Sauces, Cooking School, and Café

    Alison Cayne: Founder of Haven’s Kitchen Sauces, Cooking School, and Café

    Alison Cayne is the founder of Haven’s Kitchen, a brand on a mission to make home cooking more enjoyable via a NY-based cooking school, café, event space, and line of all-natural refrigerated sauces available across the U.S. at grocers like Whole Foods. But before she set out to change the way people feel about cooking, she was busy raising five children. In this week’s episode, hear Cayne’s personal journey to finding professional alignment.

    • 52 min
    Shelley Gibbs Sanders: The Last Line Founder and Creative Director

    Shelley Gibbs Sanders: The Last Line Founder and Creative Director

    Shelley Gibbs Sanders worked in the jewelry industry for over 15 years designing for brands like House of Harlow 1960, A.L.C., and Rachel Zoe before she set out to create The Last Line, a direct-to-consumer brand that turned the traditional fine-jewelry model on its head. Find out how she finally took the leap to found her own game-changing brand on this week’s episode of Second Life.

    • 46 min
    Gucci Westman: Makeup Artist and Westman Atelier Founder and Creative Director

    Gucci Westman: Makeup Artist and Westman Atelier Founder and Creative Director

    Prolific makeup artist Gucci Westman has one of the most influential careers in the beauty world. She’s responsible for the makeup on countless magazine covers (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar) and in ad campaign and runway looks for the likes of Dior, Proenza Schouler, and Oscar de la Renta, and has a celebrity client list that spans the past two decades. Now, she’s the founder and creative director of Westman Atelier, a line of clean, high-performance, and luxurious beauty products. Hear how she made the leap, plus incredible behind-the-scenes stories from her famed career, on this episode of Second Life.

    • 48 min

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4.9 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

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I love love love your podcast. I look forward to it every week. You have such interesting guests who inspire me as do you! Your interview skills are so fantastic - I just feel like it is a conversation rather than an interview. And I love your laugh - makes me smile always! As a 49 yr old solopreneur - almost empty nester , I had been feeling like I had hit a lull - but now you and your guests have been inspiring me to keep going, renew - change direction and dig down for my passion for work and life again! So proud of you and all these women! 👍💕

B1derful24_7 ,

Great Podcast!!!!

Very Interesting!!!

Pink Crown Creative ,

Really enjoyed this!

Really enjoyed the podcast with Reese Witherspoon. She is a true inspiration and pioneer for standing up for women’s stories being told and shared. Great questions!

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