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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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    • 4.8 • 2.8K 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.

    The Who What Wear Podcast: Tab Vintage Founder Alexis Novak on Her Rarest Finds, Her New Showroom, and Why Glamour Is Back

    The Who What Wear Podcast: Tab Vintage Founder Alexis Novak on Her Rarest Finds, Her New Showroom, and Why Glamour Is Back

    Alexis Novak is the founder of the celebrity-adored vintage studio Tab Vintage. Novak founded Tab in 2019, and since her first foray into sourcing an impossible-to-get Jean Paul Gaultier piece, she's built the brand into one of the most sought-after destinations for luxury vintage and archival pieces. Today, Novak works closely with some of the top stylists and celebrities in the world. She recently sourced pieces for Emily Ratajkowski's Met Gala looks and Alex Cooper's wedding! Novak's passion for sourcing, restoring, and sharing the history of every one of her unique finds is palpable. This week, Novak joins us to discuss her FBI-level techniques for sourcing rare pieces, her new appointment-only showroom in L.A., and why glamour is back.

    • 30 min
    Seema Bansal Chadha: Venus et Fleur Co-Founder

    Seema Bansal Chadha: Venus et Fleur Co-Founder

    Seema Bansal Chadha is the co-founder of the luxury floral brand Venus et Fleur. Born and raised in Vancouver, Bansal Chadha spent her formative years learning the business at her father’s lighting and plumbing fixtures store. In 2015, after a fateful meeting with her now husband, she used her experience in sales, marketing, and customer development to create Venus et Fleur. Initially, the couple aimed to start a reliable luxury floral business that could prevent what had happened to them on their first Valentine’s Day: a botched flower delivery. The two innovated even further by developing a unique and instantly popular way to preserve roses for up to a year. Since then, Venus et Fleur has exploded in popularity and has become a favorite of celebrities like Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian. Bansal Chadha has guided the brand through massive growth and expansion into new flowers and product categories, positioning Venus et Fleur as the most innovative and buzzy floral brand on the market.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    • 34 min
    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

    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.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

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Veronica Beard(s)

I am so happy I found this podcast. I am studying the Veronica’s and this was the first interview that pooped up. It was so great!! I can’t wait to listen to all of your episodes. Thank you.

oliviaschne ,

So inspiring!

As someone who just took the leap and decided to trust myself and go all in on building my dream business, this podcast is a huge source of inspiration and motivation!

HYOSTIGGP ,

Credibility matters

I seemed to vaguely know about you and this show before being sent the episode where you interview my CEO. But nothing prepared me for self-aggrandizing question after question, for a privileged woman who has built a career off internal and external aggrandizement.

I was aghast, that even tho this is a podcast about her personal journey to the top, how little the show focused on culture, or the individual experiences 250+ employees with her at the helm.

Class action lawsuits, wrongful termination, labor law violation after violation. Ageism, nepotism, favoritism. The whole place she runs is rotten from the core as evidenced by her zero, yes ZERO percent approval rating on Glassdoor. The entire episode I yearned for just ONE question about how the topic at hand, her life experiences, may have led to how she views leadership in regards to the health of teams she is leading.

I implore you, with the influence on culture that you have via this podcast, to focus less on how wonderful their meteoric rises to the top have been, and devote at least some portion of the interview to what they’ve done with that power. And what they individually are doing to insure the wellbeing (at work) of those in their stead.

Otherwise all this will be is a standing ovation that nepobabies had their rise, and power hoarded, with no regard for those left in their wake. Thank you from Los Angeles.

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