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.
Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: J.Lo’s Stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn on 10+ Years of Next-Level Fashion
Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, professionally known as Rob + Mariel, have been on The Hollywood Reporter’s “25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood’’ list for 10 consecutive years, for their consistent ability to blow our minds with fashion looks for longtime clients like Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Cara Delevingne, and so many more. This week, they’re bringing us inside their creative mindset, including what it’s like to design hardworking costumes for live performances (like Super Bowl LIV) for the biggest superstars in the world.
Julia Haart: CEO and Co-Owner of Elite World Group
Julia Haart has proven she is unstoppable. As the co-owner and CEO of Elite World Group—a talent management company composed of 48 global agencies representing actors, artists, musicians, models, and even virtual avatars—Haart’s mission is to modernize the industry by transforming social platforms into impactful media channels. Prior to EWG, she worked in fashion, founding her own shoe brand before becoming the creative director of Italian luxury brand La Perla. It’s quite the dynamic career, none of which started until Haart was 43 and decided to leave the Orthodox Jewish community in Monsey, New York she had grown up in. Talk about a second life.
Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Tom Bachik, The "MANicurist" Responsible for Your Favorite Celebrities' Nails
Nail artist and celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik is best-in-class. Not only does his celebrity client list include the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, and Kim Kardashian, but Tom is also a world champion, having won over 300 nail competitions. He’s also the first nail artist to ever hold a contract with Chanel. On this episode, Bachik tells Hillary about working with his famed clients, his winding road to the top of the industry, and how best to care for your nails.
Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough: Co-Founders of Fresh Vine Wine
There’s no denying Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev are two very notable names in Hollywood. Dobrev was catapulted into the spotlight when she starred in Degrassi and six seasons of the CW hit The Vampire Diaries. She has gone on to act, write, and produce projects like the feature film Lucky Day and the upcoming Netflix romantic comedy Love Hard. Meanwhile, Hough is a two-time professional champion on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, an award-winning recording artist, and an accomplished actress in movies like Safe Haven and Footloose. Plus, she’s the founder of her own production company, Canary House Productions, and fitness platform, Kingry. In March 2021, the longtime friends decided to add yet another piece to their multifaceted careers when they launched Fresh Vine Wine, premium wines for health-conscious individuals.
Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Eric Daman on Costume Design From Gossip Girl and Sex and the City
Eric Daman is an Emmy Award–winning costume designer, celebrity stylist, fashion designer, jewelry designer, and author. Getting his start in TV on the high-fashion drama series Sex and the City, Daman went on to lead costume design in the full six-season run of the CW’s original Gossip Girl, where his designs earned him a 2009 Costume Designerʼs Guild nomination and established his reputation as an influential force to be reckoned with. Daman is here to talk about his vast career, including all the Easter eggs to look out for in his latest project, HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot.
Sumbul Desai, MD: VP of Health at Apple
At the helm of innovative health research at Apple is Sumbul Desai, MD, the vice president of health. There, she helps oversee initiatives, including clinical product development, innovative clinical partnerships, and medical research, plus the ever-evolving health features on iPhone and Apple Watch. As you may expect, her background in medicine is extraordinary. Previous to Apple, she was the vice chair of strategy and innovation at Stanford Medicine as well as the associate chief medical officer at Stanford Health Care. What you might not expect is her first life in business strategy at Walt Disney Co. and ABC News.
I’ve been listening for years and I’m continuously inspired by the guests, stories, and conversation! Hillary is an amazing interviewer, always asking all the questions I wish I could ask. Thank you for keeping this going!
Love the pod. I wish Hillary would ask open ended questions though rather than multiple choice / fill in the blank questions. Otherwise it’s great
The Absolute Best!
My favorite podcast, often will relisten and find myself hearing new pieces of wisdom and knowledge from these amazing voices. Hillary has a gift for interviewing in a truly authentic and original voice. I love cooking and listening or a long drive to enjoy and think about these stories and how they can support my own growth as an entrepreneur. Thank you Second Life and Hillary!