What Not to Do When Quitting a Job

Nicole Akhtarzad

In honor of Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power's latest book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($17), we're running an interview series featuring 17 questions (in honor of the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of the most inspirational female leaders in the fashion industry. In the past, we've tapped Rebecca Minkoff, Sally Singer, Rachel Zoe, and more. Up next? Carrie Phillips.

If there’s a brand you love, event you somehow ended up stalking on Instagram, or red carpet moment you can’t stop obsessing over, there’s a high probability that BPCM has something to do with it. What started in 1999 as a simple PR firm founded by Carrie Ellen Phillips and Vanessa von Bismarck has evolved into a global agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London, not only representing a multitude of brands but also helping them grow. To give you an idea of the scale on which BPCM operates, envision a client list that includes everyone from established brands such as Brian Atwood and Longchamp to newly inducted CFDA members Brock Collection and Ji Oh. Now you can see why we were thrilled when Carrie Phillips, part of the trio that now runs BPCM (the third party being Ali Taekman), agreed to answer our pressing questions.

Read the full interview below!

Want more inspiring advice? Check out more from our Career Code series!

Opening Image: Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème 

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