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Second Life

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Join our host, Clique Brands co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.
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43:38 | Sep 2nd

Eva Chen's résumé reads like the front row of a well-stocked magazine stand. She's held jobs at publications like Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Teen Vogue, and Lucky (where she was editor in chief, no less). Although landing a job as editor in chief of a ma...Show More

38:47 | Aug 26th

Lauren Conrad ended up on one of the world's first major reality TV shows at the tender age of 17. Since then, she's grown into the cunning, experienced entrepreneur you know today. According to her, she wouldn't be where she is now—a New York Times ...Show More

51:18 | Aug 19th

Emma Grede is the CEO and co-founder of Good American, the hugely successful, size-inclusive fashion brand that she started with none other than Khloé Kardashian. But starting this business wasn't the first time Grede struck out on her own. She'd lon...Show More

59:13 | Aug 12th

If anyone has mastered the art of the hustle, it's Ellen Bennett. The entrepreneurial powerhouse behind Hedley & Bennett, a Los Angeles–based chef wear and handcrafted apron company, started her own business at age 24 while working as a line cook at ...Show More

47:36 | Aug 5th

There was a time when Aurora James never thought she'd have a seat at the proverbial table. Now, after dipping her toes in multiple industries, she's at the helm of the sustainable fashion company Brother Vellies and is proof that if you have a goal,...Show More

46:16 | Jul 29th

In an updated and extended interview from our very first episode, Hillary sits down with Jen Atkin, celebrity stylist and founder of cult haircare line Ouai. This episode has an additional 20 minutes of previously unreleased audio from when it first ...Show More

50:56 | Jul 22nd

Anine Bing launched her successful clothing and accessories line in 2012, but her days once revolved around modeling, music, and blogging. Listen to the story of her career pivots on this week's episode.

56:01 | Jul 15th

Jennifer Meyer’s career has taken a non-linear path that went from psychology to fashion editorial to PR before she founded her now wildly popular jewelry brand. Listen to her story on Second Life.

47:23 | Jul 8th

Lauren Kleban started out as a professional dancer and now runs L.A.’s popular LEKFit workout studio. Hear about her career journey and what’s next for her company on Second Life.

49:56 | Jul 3rd

Anastasia Soare is the founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills, the company that pioneered brow care as we know it today. Squiggly, scraggly arches are thankfully a thing of the past thanks to her eponymous line, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

51:39 | Jul 1st

Paige Adams-Geller was a fit model and actress before founding lifestyle and denim brand Paige in 2004. The brand now has a global presence and a slew of celebrity fans.

34:59 | Jun 26th

Laura Vassar is the designer behind Brock Collection, the luxury ready-to-wear label she and her husband, Kristopher Brock, founded in 2014. Based in New York City, Brock Collection won the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2016 and continues to be an...Show More

55:06 | Jun 24th

Nancy Twine went from working at Goldman Sachs to becoming the founder and CEO of clean, buzzy haircare brand Briogeo.

57:33 | Jun 19th

Molly McNearney is the co–head writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and she has also written for the Oscars, the Emmy Awards, and the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

42:14 | Jun 17th

Whitney Tingle went from working on Wall Street to co-founding Sakara Life, the go-to meal-delivery service of celebrities like Chrissy Teigen. Hear about her journey from finance to wellness on Second Life.

50:27 | Jun 12th

Mercedes Abramo is the CEO and president of Cartier North America, a role she has been in since June 2014. Before heading up the French luxury brand, the New York City–based executive held management positions at Tiffany & Co., Ritz Carlton Hotels, a...Show More

45:27 | Jun 10th

Ariel Kaye started her career in PR and digital advertising. Now she’s the founder and CEO of Parachute , the wildly popular direct-to-consumer bedding and bath company.

54:55 | Jun 5th

Santa Monica–based entrepreneur Gregg Renfrew is the woman behind not one but two important e-com startups… After founding The Wedding List, she worked as an executive at companies like Best & Co. before bringing Beautycounter to life in 2013, foreve...Show More

43:07 | Jun 3rd

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer talks to Second Life about the launch of her first fragrance collection.

52:25 | May 29th

British designer and entrepreneur Tamara Mellon worked as an accessories editor at British Vogue before co-founding luxury shoe label Jimmy Choo, where she spent nearly 15 years of her career. She left Jimmy Choo in 2011 to launch her eponymous compa...Show More

51:23 | May 27th

Who What Wear co-founder and CEO Katherine Power talks to fellow co-founder (and Second Life host) Hillary Kerr about how she came to be at the helm of Who What Wear.

48:19 | May 22nd

Los Angeles–based executive producer Jenni Konner is known for running shows like Girls and Camping with Lena Dunham, in addition to writing for Undeclared. These days, she has her own production company, I Am Jenni Konner Productions.

49:31 | May 20th

Year & Day founder and CEO Kathryn Duryea talks to Second Life about leaving her job in brand marketing to start the direct-to-consumer tableware company.

55:03 | May 15th

Los Angeles–based stylist Karla Welch works with some of the biggest names in entertainment, changing the way we think about celebrity style and creating cool collaborations with in-demand brands.

53:01 | May 13th

Author and Loom co-founder Erica Chidi Cohen is helping people understand and trust their bodies through her Los Angeles–based wellness center.

47:18 | May 6th

Reshma Saujani, the CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, discusses her political background and how she's hoping to close the gender gap in technology.

52:42 | Apr 29th

Olive and June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle quit her New York City finance career to open a nail salon in Los Angeles. Here's how she did it.

54:18 | Apr 22nd

Korean skincare expert and Glow Recipe co-founder Sarah Lee talks to Second Life about leaving the corporate world and starting her own company.

56:41 | Apr 15th

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li is balancing her music career with entrepreneurship: She's co-founded an all-female mezcal brand that empowers women in Oaxaca.

55:42 | Apr 8th

Shay Mitchell discusses her eventful career path, including acting, writing, producing, and launching a travel brand.

44:29 | Apr 1st

How does one go from a job in the district attorney's office to a career as a hotelier running some of the coolest hotels in the U.S. and Mexico? Find out on Liz Lambert's episode of Second Life.

54:13 | Mar 25th

If Jessica Yellin's Instagram isn't at the top of your list of favorite news sources, it will be soon. Learn how the former chief White House correspondent for CNN took her reporting skills to social media and book publishing.

49:42 | Mar 18th

Sophia Roe's passion for food and wellness started as a distraction from her tough childhood in the foster care system. Learn about her inspiring journey to becoming a chef, wellness expert, and thought leader.

54:22 | Mar 11th

Armed with experience in finance and fashion buying, respectively, sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard started their fashion brand with a single jacket style and no business plan. Find out how they did it.

43:06 | Mar 4th

The founder and CEO of Framebridge, Susan Tynan, has advice on how to accept "no" in your career, how to run a business ethically, and how to lift women up.

1:02:35 | Feb 25th

Learn how Nancy Silverton went from cooking part-time at her college dining hall to running her own empire of restaurants and winning the food industry's highest honor.

47:13 | Feb 18th

Learn how Raissa Gerona went from hopeful lawyer to the brains behind Revolve's innovative influencer strategy.

49:49 | Feb 11th

Erin and Sara Foster get candid about navigating the worlds of acting, producing, modeling, and writing

52:26 | Feb 4th

Fashion industry veteran Shiona Turini went from NYC editor to costume designer for HBO's Insecure.

49:38 | Jan 28th

Sierra Tishgart reveals how she turned her side hustle into a successful home cookware venture.

54:43 | Jan 21st

Kendra Scott went from a failed hat-making business to running a billion-dollar jewelry brand.

35:42 | Jan 14th

Like many of us, Hannah Bronfman's most valuable college experience came from outside the classroom. Bronfman successfully pivoted from being a sculpture major to becoming fashion's favorite DJ and wellness master. In episode 47 of Second Life, Bronf...Show More

38:49 | Jan 7th

Fashion blogger Aimee Song's life changed when she got a job because of an outfit. Find out how she followed her passions from architecture to fashion.

35:45 | Dec 31st, 2018

Jamie Kantrowitz spent her twenties working in politics and digital media before co-founding wellness cooking brand Countertop with Nicole Rice.

32:30 | Dec 24th, 2018

Find out how Jennifer Lopez and her agent, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, navigated the career changes that made them who they are today.

38:28 | Dec 17th, 2018

Kerry O'Brien never could have anticipated that her career in public relations would lead her to become an underwear designer, but that's exactly what happened.

49:48 | Dec 10th, 2018

Carla Hall was always a creative, but before competing on Top Chef, authoring cookbooks, and starring on The Chew, she was auditing at a big accounting firm and pursuing modeling in Europe.

47:06 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Find out how a Vogue alum left her impressive job to co-found fashion brand La Ligne.

44:22 | Nov 26th, 2018

Tyler Haney knows activewear. Find out how she turned a passion for outdoor activities into the wildly successful brand Outdoor Voices.

51:47 | Nov 19th, 2018

Drawn to restaurant life with a passion for baking, Tosi moved on from her mathematical endeavors to pursue culinary school and (with a lot of hard work) went on to found her very own wildly successful bakery. Here's how she made it happen.

38:29 | Nov 12th, 2018

If you've ever visited NYC's trendy new spa-salon-café hybrid, Chillhouse, you can already appreciate the way Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton is cashing in on the wellness industry one adaptogen latte and hangover-curing massage at a time. The "destination for ...Show More

44:05 | Nov 5th, 2018

Eva Chen's résumé reads like the front row of a well-stocked magazine stand. She's held jobs at publications like Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Teen Vogue, and Lucky (where she was editor in chief, no less). Although landing a job as editor in chief of a ma...Show More

44:57 | Oct 29th, 2018

Kerry Diamond has been starting businesses since she was in the third grade launching a school newspaper. "I am very fortunate in that I knew from a very early age what I wanted to do," she tells Hillary Kerr in episode 36 of Second Life. Although sh...Show More

47:55 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Busy Philipps always knew she would be an actress. In fact, she was studying theater in college when she landed her first major role as Kim Kelly on the coming-of-age hit Freaks and Geeks. While she found success early on at the age of 19, her career...Show More

38:39 | Oct 15th, 2018

Interior designer Amber Lewis, the force behind Amber Interiors, is proof that you don't necessarily need a college degree or a straightforward career path to find success. With just a few semesters in an interior design program at UCLA, Lewis found ...Show More

37:55 | Oct 8th, 2018

Amanda Hesser is responsible for the chic e-commerce and community site Food52, which she launched with co-founder Merrill Stubbs in 2009. Before she struck out on her own, the foodie had a thriving career as an editor for The New York Times and as a...Show More

52:06 | Oct 1st, 2018

If you've given or received a gift in the last six years, you've probably heard of Sugarfina, the luxury candy brand made for grown-ups. The champagne gummy bears and other adult-friendly candies wouldn't exist had it not been for Rosie O'Niell and a...Show More

51:32 | Sep 24th, 2018

Emma Grede is the CEO and co-founder of Good American, the hugely successful, size-inclusive fashion brand that she started with none other than Khloé Kardashian. But starting this business wasn't the first time Grede struck out on her own. She'd lon...Show More

42:35 | Sep 17th, 2018

Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, co-presidents of the nonprofit Baby2Baby, met on a blind date. Well, a double blind date with their husbands, orchestrated by Patricof's father-in-law. Since then, Patricof and Weinstein married their passio...Show More

57:47 | Sep 10th, 2018

If anyone has mastered the art of the hustle, it's Ellen Bennett. The entrepreneurial powerhouse behind Hedley & Bennett, a Los Angeles–based chef wear and handcrafted apron company, started her own business at age 24 while working as a line cook at ...Show More

56:38 | Aug 27th, 2018

Emily Henderson is proof that when you're passionate about something, you can turn it into a thriving career—no matter what you studied in college or where you started out. “I learned on the job and I think it’s a very good way to start and build you...Show More

40:25 | Aug 20th, 2018

When Jaclyn Johnson held the first Create & Cultivate conference in 2011 out of a desire to form a community of like-minded, creative women, she viewed it as a passion project, not a business. In fact, she still had a full-time gig running her own co...Show More

34:47 | Aug 13th, 2018

Shani Darden is a name that rolls off the tongue of celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Alba, and Chrissy Teigen when they talk about their skincare. Now an expert esthetician with a client list that reads like a who's who of Hollywoo...Show More

45:16 | Aug 6th, 2018

There was a time when Aurora James never thought she'd have a seat at the proverbial table. Now, after dipping her toes in multiple industries, she's at the helm of the sustainable fashion company Brother Vellies and is proof that if you have a goal,...Show More

48:07 | Jul 30th, 2018

When Linda Wells landed her first job as an editorial assistant in the beauty department of Vogue, she didn't have so much as a five-year-plan. She admits she could never have planned how her professional life—beauty editor turned editor in chief of ...Show More

47:28 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Former broadcast journalist Whitney Casey and model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker know something you don't. You spend years of your life—10 to be exact—picking out clothes to wear and to pack for all of life's many occasions. After identifying a mas...Show More

49:57 | Jul 16th, 2018

People with curly and straight hair alike know the power of a good blowout. It was this simple idea that catapulted Alli Webb from former hairstylist and stay-at-home mom to the haircare maven behind Drybar, the blow-dry bar that specializes in blowo...Show More

37:21 | Jul 9th, 2018

Andrea Lieberman knew that she was meant to work in fashion ever since she moved to Manhattan at age 13. "I realized at a very early age that I just found what I was meant to do," she tells Hillary Kerr in episode 21 of Second Life. Lieberman parlaye...Show More

35:14 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Not everyone is lucky enough to stumble upon a career they're passionate about early in life. For April Gargiulo, the founder of skincare company Vinter's Daughter, it took three college degrees, stints in the design world, and time spent working for...Show More

39:47 | Jun 25th, 2018

Lauren Conrad ended up on one of the world's first major reality TV shows at the tender age of 17. Since then, she's grown into the cunning, experienced entrepreneur you know today. According to her, she wouldn't be where she is now—a New York Times ...Show More

40:06 | Jun 18th, 2018

When you grow up in Ohio with dreams of moving to Los Angeles, becoming a TV host, and owning a Range Rover, people don't always take you seriously, according to Marianna Hewitt. However, with a bit of luck, perseverance, and the skills to turn her d...Show More

39:20 | Jun 11th, 2018

If you asked Jen Gotch in her 20s what her career might be like today, she'd have had absolutely no idea. "I'm a late bloomer," she tells Hillary Kerr on episode 17 of Second Life. The businesswoman and founder of the stylish gifts and accessories br...Show More

38:42 | Jun 4th, 2018

From an early age, Cassandra Grey understood that you have to work for the things you need in life. It's part of what motivated her to not only work at a children's store in high school but eventually go on to manage said store and become a buyer. It...Show More

40:00 | May 28th, 2018

The fast-paced world of advertising couldn't seem more opposite to vintage furniture shopping. However, after pressing pause on a career in marketing to raise her quickly growing family, Anna Brockway found herself using her advertising know-how to s...Show More

47:05 | May 21st, 2018

There are two ways to tell Mandy Moore’s career story. While we’re familiar with the highlight reel—Moore was a breakout singer at just 15 and is a Golden Globe nominee—the real story is far more complex. In episode 14 of Second Life, Moore opens up ...Show More

30:09 | May 14th, 2018

Sophia Rossi's résumé is filled with accomplishments, but there's one achievement you won't find on there: graduate. The fiercely successful CEO of women's lifestyle website HelloGiggles skipped college to dive straight into full-time work after high...Show More

36:43 | May 7th, 2018

Tracy Sun may be at the helm of the impressive fashion-tech startup Poshmark, but she doesn't consider herself a "fashion person." She studied biology and psychology in college with the intention of pursuing a career in neuroscience. Little did she k...Show More

41:03 | Apr 30th, 2018

Having a successful career might seem like the goal for many actors, but for Jessica Alba, it was a foundation to try something entirely new: building a business. The founder of The Honest Company shares the most powerful lessons she’s learned along ...Show More

40:43 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Few people would consider dropping out of college at age 19 to be a pivotal first step toward an impressive career, but that's exactly what Raina Penchansky did. Now co-founder and CEO of digital talent management company Digital Brand Architects (BD...Show More

44:17 | Apr 16th, 2018

Making the decision to change careers isn't always clear-cut, but holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque can pinpoint the moment she realized she was on the wrong path. In episode nine, LeVeque talks about her leap from pharmaceutical sales to nutrition...Show More

36:01 | Apr 9th, 2018

Architecture and ice cream may sound like an unlikely combination, but bringing these two concepts together created a recipe for success for Natasha Case, co-founder of the original hipster ice cream truck, Coolhaus. After landing what many would con...Show More

36:58 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Emily Current and Meritt Elliot have achieved something that most friends only ever dream about. What started as a college friendship blossomed into a wildly successful business partnership built on mutual respect and admiration. After going their se...Show More

38:59 | Mar 26th, 2018

From an outsider's point of view, Mandana Dayani was on a clear path to success: After graduating from USC Gould School of Law, she had an offer lined up at a top firm. But something wasn't right. In episode six of Second Life, the chief brand office...Show More

38:38 | Mar 19th, 2018

It's hard to sum up Kelly Oxford's career without resorting to a list. She's a New York Times best-selling author, screenwriter, sexual assault activist, social media sensation, and mom of three. Oxford wasn't always career-focused, though. In episod...Show More

30:12 | Mar 12th, 2018

In the publishing industry, few challenges are as daunting as reinventing a beloved classic, but that's exactly what Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee was asked to do. In episode four of Second Life, Lee explains how she rose to the challenge and c...Show More

33:25 | Mar 5th, 2018

Few people can be credited with starting a national food craze like Candace Nelson did. The pastry chef and entrepreneur sparked America's cupcake obsession when she opened Sprinkles Cupcakes in 2005, the first of its kind in the world. In the third ...Show More

33:40 | Feb 26th, 2018

Jenna Bans's résumé is scarily similar to the list of TV shows we love to binge. As a producer and writer on Grey's Anatomy, co–executive producer on Scandal, and creator of NBC's new crime drama, Good Girls, she's the creative force behind some of t...Show More

30:32 | Feb 19th, 2018

In our very first episode, host Hillary Kerr sits down with the one and only Jen Atkin, celebrity stylist and founder of cult haircare line Ouai. Dubbed the "most influential hairstylist in the world" by The New York Times, Atkin counts Bella Hadid, ...Show More

00:57 | Feb 13th, 2018

Join our host, Who What Wear and MyDomaine co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our new podcast, Second Life.