Laura Vinroot Poole owns Capitol, an internationally-recognized specialty store with locations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California.
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 and @whatweworepodcast on Instagram.
Young Conviction | Wes Gordon
Wes Gordon is the creative director of the storied fashion house Carolina Herrera. Wes generously shares more about his conviction to become a designer at a young age, his experience as young independent designer with his own collection, and working Carolina Herrara's side in her last year at the house before Wes was selected to carry on the house’s vision.
Entrepreneurship & Leadership Highlights
Throughout our eight seasons we’ve spoken with over 120 creative people from the fashion industry and beyond. You’ve joined us along the way to learn more about their journeys and crafts, but also for lessons on leadership or becoming an entrepreneur. Here are the highlights from lessons learned in Season 8 and beyond.
A Giving Spirit | Nelli Kim of RĒDEN
Nelli Kim is a skilled buyer at the highest level of the fashion industry who recently launched her shoe collection Reden. Reden was born out her life experience from her journey as a shoe buyer, a life-changing trip to India, and surviving ovarian cancer.
The Power of Stones | Marie-Hélène de Taillac
On this episode, Laura welcomes back Season 2 guest, jeweler Marie-Hélène de Taillac to dive deeper into her spiritual approach to working with gemstones.
Marie-Hélène walks Laura through the energy and power of the each stone she works with offering an entirely new perspective to her collection, and wearing jewelry in general.
ARCHIVE | Marie-Hélène de Taillac
Marie-Hélène de Taillac is a jewelry designer whose greatest love is the gemstone. She treasures their imperfections and always seeks to educate on the way they connect us back to nature and spirituality. In this archival episode, Marie-Hélène shares more about her journey and her craft in advance of a new episode on the spirituality of gemstones dropping next week.
Success is Never a Straight Line | Louise Roe of Sharland England
Louise Roe is fashion journalist and television host turned entrepreneur who has recently launched Sharland England, an interiors collection with a nod to her great-grandmother.
Her new business is a culmination of all of Louise’s experiences and proof that success is never a straight line.
Can’t wait for Tuesday’s
WWW podcasts offers detailed insight into the lives of those most influential to the high end fashion business. Leaning the twists and turns along their journeys has been a joy to hear.
Favorite part of my Tuesday morning ritual over coffee.
A true inspiration for those looking to connect with industry insiders!
I love this episode! Marie is a DeW!!💪❤️🤓