Laura Vinroot Poole owns Capitol, an internationally-recognized specialty store with locations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles.
For Laura Vinroot Poole, Capitol has never really been about fashion...it has always always been about the people. From the designers she meets on the road to the editors and friends she hosts in-store, Laura gets to know our guests on a deeper, more authentic level through What We Wore.
For more information on Capitol, Laura Vinroot Poole, and future What We Wore guests, please follow @shopcapitol on Instagram.
Lessons on Partnership | Jonathan Cohen & Sarah Leff
Jonathan Cohen and Sarah Leff are friends turned business partners who met at the Parsons School of Design. This dynamic pair share their business journey, offer incredible insight into what it takes to make a fashion brand successful both creatively and as a business, and tell us why their partnership stays strong.
Garden & Gun Southern Women in Business Panel
On this bonus episode, we listen in on the Garden & Gun Southern Women in Business panel sponsored by Synovous. The panel was hosted by Garden & Gun Style Director, Haskell Harris, and features What We Wore host, Laura Vinroot Poole, as well as designer and former What We Wore guest, Cristina Lynch.
An Alabama Tale | Natalie Chanin
On this episode, Natalie Chanin shares her storied career from stylist to filmmaker to designer of Alabama Chanin. And, Natalie gives us a true lesson in sustainablitly as she expalins her unbroken supply chain to @lauravinroot.
Manifesting her Dreams | Erica Reid
Erica Reid is the founder and CEO of necessité, a healthy lifestyle platform, and the author of “The Thriving Child: Parenting Successfully Through Allergies, Asthma, and Other Common Challenges" and "Shut Up and Cook". Erica is a master manifester and an inspiring voice on many topics from nutrition and self care to fashion.
Carving her Identity | Maria Cornejo
Maria Cornejo has been a designer for over 30 years. On this week’s episode, we learn more about Maria’s powerful story from her early life as a political refugee to carving her own identity as a designer and advocating for sustainable manufacturing within the fashion industry.
Rising Star | Huishan Zhang
Huishan Zhang is a rising star in the fashion industry know for his romantic touch. From New Zealand to Central St. Martins to Dior, Huishan stayed focused on honing his craft as he prepared to launch his namesake collection. We also learn that Huishan’s gorgeous collection is a family affair — it is produced in his hometown of Qingdao, led by his aunt and a team of artisans.
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Unique, interesting and fun. I was surprised how much I enjoyed these easy little conversations. A fresh relief when everything else is so heavy. Do yourself a favor: try several episodes. Very good chance you’ll be glad you did.
Fashion with a twist of Southern hospitality
I have enjoyed this podcast so much, and I hope there are more to come! As a North Carolinian living in San Francisco, listening to this just takes me home. I also love the last question about asking what people wore to prom! That’s a keeper.
I love this podcast!!! So fun to hear stories from such beautiful (and handsome) influencers in the fashion world. Just finished the episode with Pam Stowe, who I’ve never met but admired from afar ever since we moved to Charlotte three years ago. I loved that she mentioned Joe Sugars! My husbands father bought ALL his clothes there and my husband still shops there! They send him a box when he calls- it’s like stitch fix for southern men🤣🤣🤣
Please keep releasing episodes- the storytelling is magical!