Bobbi Brown is a beauty industry titan, world renowned makeup artist, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and EVOLUTION_18, but there’s so much more to her story. Throughout her career she's worked with some of the most accomplished people in the world who are true masters of their craft. This podcast is a glimpse into their journey discussing both the highs and lows in order to glean the essential takeaways of a life well lived. Because everyone has a story, this is Long Story Short with Bobbi Brown.
Everyday is Earth Day for Danny Seo
Danny Seo was born on Earth Day and has been trying to save the planet ever since. He’s an environmental lifestyle expert who has written numerous books, writes the syndicated newspaper column “Do Just One Thing”, hosts NBC’s Naturally Danny Seo and publishes a magazine of the same name. As if that isn't enough, Danny's products are sold at over 4,000 stores including; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods. He makes wine and has a collection of fragrances and bath products.
In this episode, Danny talks about being an environmentalist as a young boy which led him to become a business leader who thrives on saving the planet.
With Mindy Grossman, Business is Personal
Mindy Grossman is the President and CEO of WW (formerly Weight Watchers). But this isn't her first time taking the reigns of a huge company. Before WW, she was the CEO of HSN (Home Shopping Network), a Global VP of Nike, and was the CEO of Polo Jeans.
In this conversation, Mindy talks about how not taking a risk, can wind up being riskier than betting on yourself. How the best-laid plans are never as sound as you think, and that there is no line between business and family.
Jason Wu Has Designed Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Jason Wu is a world-renowned Taiwanese-Canadian fashion designer based out of New York City, who's literally designed everything but the kitchen sink. Getting his start designing clothes for dolls, Jason started his own line after dropping out of college. He's also designed furniture and even has his own faucet. He gained world-wide fame when a certain Senator's wife named Michelle Obama started wearing his clothes and chose one of his dresses for the inaugural ball in 2009. This year Target is rereleasing some of their best designer collaborations from the past 20 years, and Jason is one of them. If Michelle Obama isn't enough, you've also seen his designs worn by the likes of Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon, Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Alba and a slew of other celebs.
Radio and Relatives with Medha Gandhi
When you're the great great grand daughter of one of the biggest and most famous human rights activists in history, there might be some preconceived expectations of how you're supposed to live your life. However, radio personality Medha Gandhi takes it in stride. As co-host of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in New York City, she is outspoken but doesn't see herself as representing anybody but herself.
After an internship at a local Columbus radio station, Medha was hooked and has been working in radio ever since. She worked her way up the radio ladder producing and co-hosting radio shows in Ohio, Connecticut, and Boston. This year Gandhi finally landed a spot on one of the marquee morning shows in all of radio. She's contributing her own unique perspective to Elvis Duran and the Morning show, Z100's super successful, syndicated morning radio show.
Gandhi joins Bobbi to discusses her career, her famous family, and why she would rather hang with Bill Nye than Justin Bieber.
Bagels, Lox, and Lots to Discuss with Niki Russ Federman
You haven't had bagels and lox until you've had the Russ & Daughters experience in New York City. Founded in 1914 the New York institution is the home of probably the most famous and delicious lox and bagels in the world. Niki Russ is the 4th generation co-owner of the family owned landmark. She has taken the shop into the modern era by expanding the small appetizing counter into a bakery, nationwide shipping hub, and restaurants and appetizing counters in multiple locations around the city. Expanding the brand doesn't mean changing what makes this bagel store great. Tradition is key and Niki proudly serves the same food that makes her family business so special.
Niki talks with Bobbi about the history of Russ & Daughters, expanding the brand, and the importance of tradition. You'll find out what makes this celebrated establishment so iconic and why people flock from around the world to eat the most authentic New York bagel.
The Power Of Being Friendly With Craig Dubitsky
Craig Dubitsky is one of the friendliest guys out there. He's the founder of Hello Products, an oral care company that stresses natural products and a friendly approach to dental health. He has a ton of experience under his belt. He was an early investor and board member in Method cleaning products. He is cofounder of lip balm maker Eos Products. He was the CMO of Popcorn, Indiana, a special advisor to Seventh Generation, helped launch Boots in the US and is the Chairman of Lexicon’s Advisory Board. He was named to Advertising Age’s Creativity 50 as one of the Most Influential and Innovative Creative Thinkers and Doers.
Craig is obsessed with design and connecting with the consumer, you can see it in the things he makes. He started Hello Products after being unimpressed with the unfriendly packaging of toothpaste brands in a New York City drug store. He wanted to make something more personable because that's what he is. What other CEO will personally answer calls from consumers? Seriously, if you go to the Hello Products website you can skype directly with Craig. Talk about customer obsessed!
In this conversation with Bobbi, Craig discusses his love of design, connecting with the consumer and creating products that have a welcoming vibe.
Hilaria Baldwin episode
So everyone knows by now that HB is full of crap, but I really liked Bobbi Brown’s questioning. She didn’t just play along like the BS— she asked legit questions (Are your parents Spanish? Who took care of you when you broke your hip?) knowing HB was not being real, but she kept pushing her. BB is a good interviewer, and a very savvy woman!
Long Story Short with Bobbi Brown
Love, love love this podcast. Bobbi you interview the most interesting people. I am now going back to listen to previous interviews. I started wearing your makeup in the late 80’s. Now I have just purchased some Evolution_18 products. Keep it up.
Love listening to your podcast. I would be interested to hear more about your story. About, the hotel industry and business that you are involved in and I would love you to interview Darcy Miller. Keep up the great work!