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Australian Influencer and beauty brand Founder Elle Ferguson talks to inspirational people from the world of fashion and beauty, about the sliding-door moment when they decided to take a chance and turn their passion into their career. They share the incredible stories of what they’ve learned along the way, how they set aside their doubts or fears, and give their best advice for you to take the leap into your own dream career, whatever that might be.

Sliding Doors with Elle Ferguson PodcastOne Australia

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Australian Influencer and beauty brand Founder Elle Ferguson talks to inspirational people from the world of fashion and beauty, about the sliding-door moment when they decided to take a chance and turn their passion into their career. They share the incredible stories of what they’ve learned along the way, how they set aside their doubts or fears, and give their best advice for you to take the leap into your own dream career, whatever that might be.

    Samantha Brett: from news reporter to cult skincare brand

    Samantha Brett: from news reporter to cult skincare brand

    How do you go from being a TV news reporter covering the biggest stories across the country to creating Australia's first invisible over-makeup sunscreen mist? Founder of cult skincare brand Naked Sundays, Samantha Brett shares with host Elle Ferguson how she went from interning in a New York newsroom to writing a hugely successful dating and relationships column that turned into a series of best-selling books; and why her time as a reporter for Seven News and Sunrise was the catalyst for creating her beauty brand! Spoiler Alert* This episode contains stories about how Sam found the determination to prove herself when everyone around her didn't believe she could do it, how she used clever market research to find out what her customers were after and the incredible advice Meghan Markle and Arianna Huffington gave her! 

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    • 44 min
    Anine Bing - from humble garage launch to global sensation

    Anine Bing - from humble garage launch to global sensation

    How do you go from being a model and musician to creating a hugely popular fashion blog, before becoming a renowned designer of a must-have clothing label? Host Elle Ferguson chats to Founder and Chief Creative Officer Anine Bing about how she built a global fashion house with timeless wardrobe-essentials and luxury investment pieces to find out how her humble online business went from her LA garage to requests from celebrity stylists - to hundreds of stores worldwide! *Spoiler Alert* This episode contains stories of how a closet cleanout led Anine to sell all the clothes in her wardrobe and inspired the idea of the brand, why her career mantra is ' you know when you know' and the power of having a great team and being inspired by everything around you!

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    • 32 min
    April Gargiulo - from wine-maker to luxury skincare creator

    April Gargiulo - from wine-maker to luxury skincare creator

    How do you go from working in the family wine business in Napa Valley to creating a cult luxury skincare brand? Founder and CEO of Vintner’s Daughter April Gargiulo shares with host Elle Ferguson how she transferred her expertise in sourcing high-quality ingredients, thoughtful craftsmanship and a refusal to take shortcuts to create an incredible skincare product. *Spoiler alert* This episode contains stories about April buying expensive skincare in her 20's while her girlfriends were buying Fendi handbags, why the brand doesn't do marketing and why she believes ‘fewer and better’ is best for both skin and the environment!

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    • 33 min
    Laura May – from setting trends to designing the ultimate cool-girl movement wear

    Laura May – from setting trends to designing the ultimate cool-girl movement wear

    Spending time at a silent retreat in Mexico inspired Laura May to create the luxury fashion and lifestyle brand Nagnata. She combined her love of quality fabrics and passion for sustainability into the iconic brand where she is now the CEO and Creative Director. Laura May shares with host Elle Ferguson how her experience as a fashion designer and stints working all over the world inspired her to create a knitwear aesthetic that has taken the world by storm! *Spoiler Alert* This episode contains stories of Laura May interning with Alexander Wang, how she spotted an opportunity to shake up the industry and challenge fast fashion and how a meeting with a Net a Porter buyer in London led to a huge order that skyrocketed the business! 

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    • 46 min
    Marianna Hewitt - from lifestyle blogger to beauty brand founder

    Marianna Hewitt - from lifestyle blogger to beauty brand founder

    How do you go from being a lifestyle blogger to a TV and YouTube host, before taking the leap to create a hugely successful beauty brand? Marianna Hewitt shares with host Elle Ferguson how she took her love of beauty products and knowledge of her followers' interests and created her brand Summer Fridays, and what it was like to have to prove herself as one of the first influencer-founded beauty brands! Spoiler Alert* This episode contains stories about Marianna's love of sharing her knowledge and network to inspire others and why there's enough room for everyone to succeed, why spending too much time on Instagram blocks creativity and why it's so important to stop and celebrate every achievement!

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    • 39 min
    Whitney Port: from reality tv star to fashion designer

    Whitney Port: from reality tv star to fashion designer

    How do you go from interning at Teen Vogue to being a star on the phenomenally successful TV shows 'The Hills' and 'The City'? For Whitney Port, the passion for fashion began early with her love of all things vintage, before it was cool! Whitney shares with host Elle Ferguson her amazing journey from being the original nice girl-next-door with an impeccable sense of style, to starting her own successful clothing line COZeCO. *Spoiler Alert* This episode contains stories about why Whitney felt like she wasn't meant for reality TV, how she handled not being taken seriously as a fashion designer, her favourite all time outfits and some amazing advice about why it's so important to reframe failure as a chance to grow! 

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    • 44 min

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