Episodes
Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, professionally known as Rob + Mariel, have been on The Hollywood Reporter’s “25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood’’ list for 10 consecutive years, for their consistent ability to blow our minds with fashion looks for longtime clients like Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Cara Delevingne, and so many more. This week, they’re bringing us inside their creative mindset, including what it’s like to design hardworking costumes for live performances (like Super Bowl...
Published 07/21/21
Julia Haart has proven she is unstoppable. As the co-owner and CEO of Elite World Group—a talent management company composed of 48 global agencies representing actors, artists, musicians, models, and even virtual avatars—Haart’s mission is to modernize the industry by transforming social platforms into impactful media channels. Prior to EWG, she worked in fashion, founding her own shoe brand before becoming the creative director of Italian luxury brand La Perla. It’s quite the dynamic career,...
Published 07/19/21
Nail artist and celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik is best-in-class. Not only does his celebrity client list include the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, and Kim Kardashian, but Tom is also a world champion, having won over 300 nail competitions. He’s also the first nail artist to ever hold a contract with Chanel. On this episode, Bachik tells Hillary about working with his famed clients, his winding road to the top of the industry, and how best to care for your nails.
Published 07/14/21
There’s no denying Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev are two very notable names in Hollywood. Dobrev was catapulted into the spotlight when she starred in Degrassi and six seasons of the CW hit The Vampire Diaries. She has gone on to act, write, and produce projects like the feature film Lucky Day and the upcoming Netflix romantic comedy Love Hard. Meanwhile, Hough is a two-time professional champion on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, an award-winning recording artist, and an accomplished actress...
Published 07/12/21
Eric Daman is an Emmy Award–winning costume designer, celebrity stylist, fashion designer, jewelry designer, and author. Getting his start in TV on the high-fashion drama series Sex and the City, Daman went on to lead costume design in the full six-season run of the CW’s original Gossip Girl, where his designs earned him a 2009 Costume Designerʼs Guild nomination and established his reputation as an influential force to be reckoned with. Daman is here to talk about his vast career, including...
Published 07/07/21
At the helm of innovative health research at Apple is Sumbul Desai, MD, the vice president of health. There, she oversees initiatives, including clinical product development, innovative clinical partnerships, and medical research, plus the ever-evolving health features on iPhone and Apple Watch. As you may expect, her background in medicine is extraordinary. Previous to Apple, she was the vice chair of strategy and innovation at Stanford Medicine as well as the associate chief medical officer...
Published 07/05/21
Celebrity and conceptual hairstylist Chris Appleton is responsible for arguably more viral hair looks over the past five years than anyone else in the game. (Think Ariana Grande’s snatched ponytail, J.Lo’s glamorous Superbowl curls, and that "wet" look Kim Kardashian wore to the 2019 Met Gala.) In this episode, Chris speaks with Hillary about the inspiration behind some of his most iconic looks, how he entered the industry, and the easiest styles you should be trying at home.
Published 06/30/21
Tori Bell, a passionate founder and voice in the anti-racism movement, has built a platform that inspires allies everywhere to make a difference. Bell began her community-centered diversity work through creating the global employee resource group Black Women at Facebook, which now has over 2500 members. She also started her own brilliant newsletter, Inclusion Unpacked, which helps support those on their allyship journey through weekly diversity, equity, and inclusion resources. On July 13,...
Published 06/28/21
This week, Hillary sits down with the Wonder Woman of Vogue, Leiomy Maldonado, and The Good Place actress and founder of iWeigh, Jameela Jamil. The pair are two of the four judges on HBO Max’s Legendary, in which voguing teams called "houses" compete in dance challenges and showcase fashion for a chance to win a cash prize. Jameela and Leiomy speak to the incredible community that the show represents and bring us behind the scenes—sweat, shade, and looks included.
Published 06/23/21
In 2013, Netflix released a series that would forever impact television: Orange Is the New Black. Actress Dascha Polanco quickly became a fan favorite as she played the role of Daya Diaz for seven seasons of the cultural phenomenon of a show. Polanco has also been in several notable films, including Golden Globe–nominated Joy, Oscar-nominated The Irishman, and most recently, the highly anticipated adaptation of the musical In the Heights. On this episode of Second Life, find out how—and...
Published 06/21/21
On this week’s episode, celebrity skincare expert and aesthetic specialist Nurse Jamie tells Hillary Kerr about the latest innovations and non-invasive beauty treatments on the market, breaks down the difference and many uses of filler and Botox, and explains the benefits of lasers. As the skin guru to celebrities like Khloé Kardashian, Jessica Alba, and Hillary herself, we’re all ears. To check out the masterful beauty results Nurse Jamie achieves for yourself—without ever picking up a...
Published 06/16/21
Amanda Kloots is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. She is the founder of AK! Fitness, where she has developed her signature fitness method; is co-founder of the give-back apparel company Hooray For alongside her sister; and is a co-host on CBS’s The Talk. As of June 15, she is also a published author with the debut of her memoir, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, in which she shares her 95-day struggle and love story with her husband, who tragically passed last July due...
Published 06/14/21
On this episode of the show, Drew Elovitz, our director of content strategy and senior managing editor, takes us behind the scenes of our June cover story with three of the cast members from the upcoming Gossip Girl—Zión Moreno, Jordan Alexander, and Emily Alyn Lind. As a superfan of the original show, Drew asks the talented cast everything you want to know about this new era of Gossip Girl, including what to expect from the elusive characters and how their world has changed over the 10 years...
Published 06/09/21
Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, co-founders and co-CEOs of trusted news source TheSkimm, completely changed the way millennials consume news by creating a platform that delivers digestible current content. Since its launch in 2012, TheSkimm has expanded its offerings through producing two top-rated podcasts, multiple events, countless videos, TheSkimm app, Skimm Well, and Skimm Money. Its initial product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market with over seven...
Published 06/07/21
Jenny Beavan is a prolific costume designer, having won her first Academy Award in 1987 for A Room With a View, and again for Mad Max: Fury Road. Most recently, she’s responsible for the works of art in the live-action feature film Cruella, starring Emma Stone. In this episode, Jenny tells us about her inspirations for the stunning fashion throughout the movie and takes us behind the scenes of creating a visual world for a major motion picture.
Published 06/02/21
With the launch of her first show alongside Dax Shepard in 2018, Monica Padman became one of the biggest podcasters in the game. That year, Armchair Expert was the most-downloaded podcast of the year and won iHearts Radio’s Best New Podcast Award. Today, the Armchair Umbrella Network hosts a slew of other successful shows (Monica and Jess Love Boys, Nurture vs Nurture, Experts on Expert, etc.), most of which Padman co-hosts and all of which she produces. But back before Padman’s insightful...
Published 05/31/21
Katie Sturino is a digital influencer, body-acceptance advocate, and entrepreneur empowering women of all sizes to find their confidence and celebrate their style through her regular content series #SuperSizeTheLook and #MakeMySize. Her personal-care brand Megababe invents genius products such as Bust Dust for boob sweat, Thigh Rescue for thigh chafe, and the Le Tush Butt Mask, and on May 25 she published her first book, Body Talk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life. On...
Published 05/26/21
Tiffany Masterson, the founder of renowned beauty and skincare brand Drunk Elephant, built a skincare empire around her philosophy of ingredient elimination for a total skin reset, avoiding six ingredients she believed were at the root of her skin issues. Since the launch in 2013, Drunk Elephant now offers over 30 products, has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Sephora, and was acquired by leading global beauty company Shiseido Americas for $845 million dollars—one of the...
Published 05/24/21
If for some reason you don’t know celebrity stylist Sophie Lopez you definitely know her work. With longtime clients like Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, and Goldie Hawn, and rising stars Ashely Madekwe and Yalitza Aparicio, Sophie’s skill is coveted within fashion. On this week’s episode, hear how she hustled her way from working in menswear at GQ and freelance with bands like Muse to dazzling on the red carpet and beyond.
Published 05/19/21
Meena Harris is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. She’s a New York Times Best-Selling Author for her children's book, Kamala and Maya's Big Idea, a highly-esteemed attorney, and the founder of the groundbreaking lifestyle brand Phenomenal. Since its launch in 2016, Harris has evolved the Phenomenal brand into Phenomenal Media and Phenomenal Productions—a female-driven media brand and creative agency that supports underrepresented communities through activism-focused campaigns and products. On...
Published 05/17/21
From Hollywood to high fashion, there are few names in the beauty industry that garner as much respect as makeup artist Pati Dubroff. In this episode, Pati takes us through her career—from working with ’90s supermodels including Christy Turlington to photographers Peter Lindberg and Annie Leibovitz to red carpet glam for Margot Robbie and Priyanka Chopra. Plus, find out her expert tips, tricks, and beauty must-haves.
Published 05/12/21
Vanessa Dew has always loved science (especially when it comes to helping the body’s overall health), which is why there is no surprise she is the co-founder and chief sales officer behind wellness brand Health-Ade Kombucha. Since its launch in 2012 at a local Los Angeles farmers market, Dew has expanded the brand into 35,000 stores, including Whole Foods, Target, and Trader Joe's, with ever-expanding flavors and products. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Dew’s past career at...
Published 05/10/21
This week, actress and best-selling author Busy Philipps brings us behind the scenes of her new show, the Tina Fey–produced Girls5eva, where she plays one of four members of a girl group making a comeback in their 40s. Philipps dishes on her favorite looks from the show as well as her personal style IRL, including the brands that contribute to her whimsical wardrobe and next-level necklace game.
Published 05/05/21
Laura Modi, mom, entrepreneur, and CEO and co-founder of Bobbie—the only female-founded and mom-led infant formula company in the United States—is changing the industry for parents and their children for the better. Modi launched Bobbie nationally in January of 2021 and was determined to destigmatize the use of formula, something that 83% of parents will turn to. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Modi’s positions at mega tech companies such as Google and Airbnb equipped her with...
Published 05/03/21
Wayman and Micah are among the most powerful and influential stylists in Hollywood with a client roster including Regina King, Tessa Thompson, Mary J. Blige, and Kiki Layne, and a coveted spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of Top 10 Stylists of the Decade. On this week’s episode, Wayman and Micah tell Hillary about their meet-cute at a house party in 2008, how they strategized for Regina King’s stunning awards show season, and some of their favorite looks of all time.
Published 04/28/21