Summary: 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.
Gab Waller—known as celebrities’ secret shopping weapon—is an Australian entrepreneur and personal shopper. Growing her business via the Instagram account @gabwallerdotcom, Gab sources sold-out or in-demand items for high-profile clients like Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and the Kardashians, often within 24 hours or less. On this episode, Gab is bringing us inside her world—one many folks don’t know exists—and revealing the most sought-after items of the moment, plus tips for tracking down the one that got away.
Jessie Inchauspé is the brilliant biochemist, best-selling author, and founder behind the massive Instagram Glucose Goddess. With over half a million followers, Inchauspé has created a movement to help people reconnect with their bodies through an awareness around the effects glucose levels have on everything from sleep to energy levels to skin—AKA glucose monitoring. In just a few years, Inchauspé has made the importance of glucose health more mainstream through her practical, tangible hacks in order to live one’s best life alongside her first best-selling book, Glucose Revolution. But before Inchauspé set out to start a health revolution, she began her career in Silicon Valley after receiving her master’s degree in biochemistry. There, she worked with the personal genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe, where she would become a senior product manager. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Inchauspé’s career path unexpectedly catapulted her into finding a niche field of health research that feels like a calling.
Kate Young is a legendary and prolific stylist with clients such as Selena Gomez and Natalie Portman. She’s also a Met Gala expert, having dressed celebrities for over a decade for the event, and she even worked it herself back in her days as an editor at Vogue. Young is here to break down all things Met Gala, including how she interpreted this year’s theme and a look at how she styled Dakota Johnson (Gucci), Julianne Moore (Tom Ford), and Sophie Turner (Louis Vuitton) for the event.
Pati Jinich is a food extraordinaire. Not only is she an acclaimed chef known for exploring the rich culture of Mexico through food, but she is also the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated and James Beard Foundation award–winning PBS series Pati's Mexican Table. She is the author of New York Times best-selling cookbook Treasures of the Mexican Table, and she is the creator of the culinary program at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., where she teaches classes rooted in Mexican history and tradition. On this episode, learn how a first life as a political analyst at a think tank in D.C. unexpectedly led Jinich to food, where she found her ultimate calling in contributing to a shared understanding between her two home countries, Mexico and the U.S.
On this episode, we have a real Chantecaille party with mother Sylvie and daughters Alex and Olivia, who are the beauty experts—and family—behind the plant-powered botanical skincare and cosmetic line Chantecaille. Known as an innovator within clean beauty for over 20 years, Chantecaille creates high-performance products beloved by celebrity and makeup artists alike, but that’s not where it ends. Since 2006, the brand has helped raise awareness for the oceans, coral reefs, and endangered animals such as gorillas and elephants with over 53 conservation-inspired products, 31 philanthropic partners, and $3 million donated. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, the Chantecailles are here to talk about some of their absolute favorite products for various skin types and aesthetics as well as plenty of gift ideas for all the moms in your life.
As an environmental scientist and head of sustainability at fashion brand Rothy’s, Saskia van Gendt works to develop strategies that minimize the environmental impact of the company’s supply chain through innovations in materials, production, fulfillment, and beyond. In March of 2021, she led an initiative committed to achieving circular production by 2023, pioneering a closed-loop footwear system and recycling over 20,000 pairs of shoes by the end of 2021 alone. But before Rothy’s and before she began working with consumer goods altogether, she worked on a very different side of sustainability in her seven-year career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On this episode of Second Life, find out how van Gendt was able to transition her expertise into a consumer-facing role and foster real growth and change within an industry that needs it the most.
Zoey Deutch is an actress and producer known for starring in major projects such as The Politician, Set It Up, and Before I Fall. On this episode, she discusses her most recent film, The Outfit, in which she plays the receptionist and confidant to a British suit maker in Chicago who must outsmart a dangerous group of criminals to survive one fateful night. Deutch explains that from red carpet to date night, her favorite outfits tend to be—fittingly—suits! She also dishes on her off-duty personal style and the beauty and skincare products she can’t live without.
Garcelle Beauvais is an absolute powerhouse. After immigrating to the United States from Haiti at just 7 years old, she sought an early career as a fashion model in New York. Her career in modeling eventually led to her first significant career pivot to acting, including roles in movies and shows such as Coming to America, The Jaime Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She is also on the hit Bravo reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as the first-ever Black castmate of the show. Aside from her time in the Hollywood spotlight, though, Beauvais has evolved her career as an author. On April 12, she released her highly anticipated memoir, Love Me as I Am, detailing her life from Haiti to Hollywood and all of the emotions in between. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Beauvais persevered through multiple challenging industries and how she continues to learn invaluable lessons along the way.
On this week’s episode, Who What Wear fashion editor Eliza Huber is sitting down with our April cover star, actress and producer Dakota Fanning. With an impressive two decades under her belt as an actor (she’s only 28, by the way), Fanning is well seasoned in navigating both her career and personal life within the spotlight. In this episode, she talks about striking that balance and her latest role in Showtime’s The First Lady, in which she plays Betty Ford’s daughter Susan Ford. Plus, she’s sharing her favorite red carpet looks of all time, nighttime rituals, and current TV obsessions.
We’ve known Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel since her 1995 debut album, Pieces of You, which went 12-times platinum and includes hits such as “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “You Were Meant for Me.” Now, she is gearing up to release her first studio album in seven years, Freewheelin' Woman, on April 15. Throughout her career in music, though, Jewel has added a few more accolades to her name, including New York Times best-selling author and mental health advocate. As the latter, she’s worked alongside her Inspiring Children Foundation for two decades, providing mentorship and mental health resources to at-risk youth and equipping them with a mindfulness tool kit she discovered herself during her most trying moments in life—and there were plenty. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Jewel has navigated the highs and lows of her entire multifaceted career and how, by prioritizing her happiness above all else, she’s making her life her best hit.
Brett Alan Nelson is a genius creative director and stylist who’s worked with megastars like Karol G, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj. On today’s episode, we’re here to talk about his longstanding and prolific relationship with Grammy Award–winning Doja Cat. Brett is here to bring us inside creating the imaginative worlds he’s been cooking up for Doja’s latest album, Planet Her—from live performances to red carpets to all the music videos we can’t get enough of. Plus, hear about how Doja's Versace looks came together for Sunday night’s Grammys and what the pair have in store for Coachella and the rest of festival season ahead.
Whitney Beatty and Ebony Andersen, the pair behind the L.A.-based dispensary Josephine & Billie’s, are completely shifting the cannabis narrative. They are setting a new industry precedent with a mission to bring first-in-class cannabis education, access, and community to women of color through an elevated retail experience. Yet before they set out to transform the cannabis industry, their careers looked exponentially different. Beatty had a highly successful career in entertainment, eventually ending up in the unscripted space at Telepictures, where she was the SVP of development. Andersen served as an urban planner for Riverside and Ventura counties in California before starting her own land-use consulting firm. On this episode, find out how Beatty and Andersen made their way to cannabis, and persevered through a harrowing path to create a seismic impact on their community.
Adir Abergel is the creative director of innovative haircare line Virtue Labs and hairstylist to the stars. He is behind the locks of celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, and longtime client Kristen Stewart. This week, Abergel is breaking down what went into preparing his clients for the Oscars this year. He styled two nominated women for Hollywood’s biggest event, Jessie Buckley and Kristen Stewart. Plus, he offers a window inside his extensive research, his creative process, and, of course, his favorite products, including everything new from Virtue Labs.
Chances are you're familiar with the top online luxury fashion retailers—Net-a-Porter, The Outnet, and Mr Porter. At the helm of those premier shopping destinations is the president of luxury and fashion, Alison Loehnis. Since joining Net-a-Porter in 2007, Loehnis has evolved the business through major moments of strategic growth, including the launches of The Outnet in 2009 and Mr Porter in 2011 and a merger with Italian online fashion retailer Yoox in 2015. However, before Loehnis was spearheading the world’s leading luxury retailers for men and women, her career was quite dynamic. From working at advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi to joining the team at perhaps the biggest luxury corporation in the world—LVMH—to becoming a creative executive at Disney, Loehnis has truly done it all. On this episode, find out how Loehnis’s past career experiences have led her to become one of the most influential women in fashion retail.
Shilpa Yarlagadda is a 24-year-old Harvard senior whose ethical fine jewelry line is worn by some of the most influential women of today, including Michelle Obama, Nicole Kidman, Amanda Gorman, and Serena Williams. With her company, Shiffon, Shilpa aims to empower women by donating profits from the sale of the signature Duet Pinky Ring to other female entrepreneurs. Tune in to hear everything from how she launched the company out of her dorm room back in 2017 to what it was like breaking into the diamond industry of New York. Plus, she breaks down what “ethical” jewelry really is.