When it comes to career advice, there’s nothing better than getting it firsthand from the people you admire most. Luckily, here at Who What Wear, we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing countless industry insiders who not only have impressive jobs, but the backstories to match. From one jewelry designer who went from selling her creations out of her apartment to selling them on Net-a-Porter, to a street style star who now has her own clothing line at Nordstrom, we’ve rounded up the seven best career interviews that taught us the most.
Scroll through to see which ones they were and get the full scoop on each!
Just last month, we caught up with jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann as she welcomed the crowd at the opening of her second NYC store, and she shared how she went from designing and selling jewelry out of her apartment to running an uber-successful line that is now sold everywhere from Net-a-Porter to Barneys.
Fister, who started out on the in-house PR team at Shopbop and went on who launch her own wildly successful PR firm, Bollare, shared with us what she looks for in an employee, the scariest thing about starting your own business, and the one thing you need to do to work in fashion.
Even if you don’t own a Rails plaid shirt, odds are you’ve probably seen one on one of your favorite celebs and bloggers. Among other surprises, we found out that Abrams, who built the business from the ground up, started it without any background in fashion, and that his fans now include Jessica Alba and Olivia Palermo.
Today she runs a clothing line (ever heard of Être Cécile?) and a consulting firm, and is the fashion director of Style.com, but before all that, Sewell was actually working in real estate. The street style star explained to us how she made the move when we interviewed her last this past summer.
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