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.
Stephanie Shepherd: Co-Founder of Future Earth
Chances are you know Stephanie Shepherd as the former Chief Operating Officer of the Kardashian West Brands, but the environmental advocate has pivoted since she left the Kardashian empire into something of her own: Future Earth. Through Future Earth, Shepherd is meeting you wherever you are in your sustainability journey to living a lower-impact lifestyle. With almost 2 million followers, she’s dedicated her social platform and influence to inspire global activism. But before Shepherd became an environmental thought leader and changemaker (and even before she helped build the Kardashian West Brands into a burgeoning business), she started her career performing as a dancer and assistant to creative director Mikey Minden and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Shepherd took an unexpected turn that’s making a real impact on our environment and mother earth.
Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Inside Kacey Musgraves’s Met Gala Look With Celebrity Stylist Erica Cloud
Erica Cloud joins the show to talk about the 2021 Met Gala, for which she dressed both singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves and actor-producer Dan Levy. Erica brings us behind the scenes of what goes into the preparation of one of the biggest nights in fashion, how she interpreted the theme (In America: A Lexicon of Fashion) of this year’s event, and what it’s like to style multiple major Hollywood celebs.
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Lisa Donovan: Founder and CEO of The Pattern
You might call Lisa Donovan—founder and CEO of the astrology app The Pattern—a genius entrepreneur, or you might call her a soul-reading wizard. In 2018, The Pattern went live in a public beta without any marketing or PR. Today, Donovan has grown the platform to over seven and a half million users, with notable fans like SZA and Channing Tatum. There’s no doubt that Donovan’s years of work developing The Pattern are shown in the app’s burgeoning success and scarily accurate insights, but it may come as a surprise that astrology is indeed Donovan’s second life. Previously, she had a career in many forms of entertainment as an actress, a popular YouTube creator (you may remember her channel LisaNova), a producer, and co-founder of Maker Studios. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Donovan found healing through astrology and uses it to connect with millions of people around the world.
Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Cinderella and Bridgerton Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick Tells Us How She Builds a Visual World From the Ground Up
On this week’s episode, Hillary speaks with Bridgerton costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, who brings us behind the scenes of creating the fashion and sartorial world of Shondaland which—the series that broke Netflix streaming records (82 million watchers and counting). Tune in to hear about the symbolism behind the distinct color palettes, how she makes the period piece feel modern, and creating the lookbook that spawned it all. Plus take a look inside Ellen’s latest project, the newly released Cinderella.
Nana Agyemang: Founder and CEO of Every Stylish Girl
Nana Agyemang is the CEO and founder of EveryStylishGirl (ESG) and EveryStylishGirl Biz, a company dedicated to the advancement of Black and Brown women in the media and fashion industry. Since 2017, ESG has provided over 15,000 women with the tools to become successful and feel professionally empowered through its annual Sip N’ Slay conferences and a plethora of online resources. There’s no denying that ESG is a testament to Agyemang’s vast industry knowledge and experience, which is why it may come as no surprise that before founding the company, she worked as one of the social media editors behind New York Magazine’s The Cut, where she doubled its Instagram following in just one year. Agyemang is also a former writer and editor at the industry’s top publications like Elle, Refinery29, and The New York Times. On this episode of Second Life, find out how she found the courage to leave a job she was crushing to dedicate herself to her own platform helping women of color get the visibility they deserve.
Who What Wear with Hillary Kerr: Awkwafina Talks Joining the Marvel Universe, Representation, and Her Love of Pantsuits
On this week’s episode, THE/THIRTY managing editor Sarah Yang sits down with our September cover star, rapper, comedian, and award-winning actress Awkwafina aka Nora Lum. Nora tells us what it was like to enter the Marvel Universe with her latest role in Shang-Chi, what she thinks about representation within the industry as a whole, and the unfortunate truth about visiting RadioShack after a Golden Globes win. Plus, she shares how she’s navigating fame, fashion, and her connection to family as she quickly becomes a household name.
So insightful and inspirational
I feel like I’ve lived many lives and am in a transitional phase as I embrace growth. I’m in my late 40s and I can feel the shedding and the yearning for new. I am familiar with change and transition and am no longer afraid but excited to see how I evolve and what comes next. This podcast is truly right on time and is just what I need in this physical and emotional time. So grateful to have come across this! Thank you Hilary!
Great questions but the awkward laughing…
It’s almost like she’s laughing at her guests. A serious and heartfelt response does not warrant laughter. Strange and distracting.
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!