How I'm Making It
How June Ambrose Changed the Relationship Between Hip Hop and Fashion Forever
She's spent 30 years making artists like Missy Elliott and brands like Puma stand out, but she's just getting started when it comes to the "Juniverse."
How 'Atmos' Editor-in-Chief Willow Defebaugh Is Building a New Bridge Between Fashion and Climate
"I'm rooting for the fashion industry," shares the editor-in-chief of the climate and culture magazine, "because inherent in its purpose is also its capacity to change."
How Goop's Megan O'Neill Is Building a Beauty Industry That Serves Everyone
For the brand's longtime senior beauty editor, it all started with the humble informational interview.
How Justine Marjan Went From Salon Receptionist to In-Demand Hairstylist
The multi-hyphenate creative shares how she's managed to maintain an active portfolio full of red carpet, backstage and brand work while also building a strong, dedicated social media community.
How Grace Rowe Went From PR Intern to Producing New York Fashion Week
IMG Focus' senior director of production tells us how a fashion show comes to life.
How Parris Goebel Went From Posting Dance Videos on YouTube to Choreographing for Savage x Fenty
After choreographing a Jennifer Lopez tour at 19, the New Zealand-born, IMG Models-signed dancer went on to work for some of the biggest names in music (hello, "Sorry" video). Now, she's making her mark on the fashion industry.
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How The Fug Girls Went From Working in Reality TV to Running a Beloved Red Carpet Recap Website
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan share how they've put nearly two decades of experience at 'Go Fug Yourself' — and a handful of successful novels to boot — under their belts.
How Jessica Cruel Worked Her Way Up From Post-Grad Magazine Intern to Editor-in-Chief of 'Allure'
"The title is one thing, but the work is what I really want people to know me for. I want to do great work."
How Ade Samuel Went From Helping Her Grandma Make Clothes to Styling Khalid and Michael B. Jordan
The Bronx native credits her Nigerian background with cultivating her unique eye for color and texture.
How Nancy Chilton Went From Doing PR for RVs to Leading Communications for the Costume Institute
After 15 years at The Met, the collection's chief external relations officer is leaving her post. Here's how she got there — and what comes next.
How House Of's Christina Tung Is Bringing a Holistic Approach — and a Lot of Heart — to PR
In addition to championing a diverse roster of emerging designers, Tung is driving positive change in the fashion industry and beyond by holding illuminating conversations about issues facing the AAPI community.
How Lisa Says Gah's Lisa Bühler Built One of the First Instagram Brands Out of Her Apartment
Today, the former Nasty Gal buyer has made it big off of her particular cocktail of quirky nostalgia.
How Stuart Vevers Went From Making His Own Club Clothes to Shaping the Future of Coach
"I still have a hunger to understand what makes the next generation tick, what's going to continue to make me relevant as a designer or the house that I work for relevant as a brand. It's always about listening and researching and thinking."
How Cora Harrington Went From Blogging About Stockings After Work to Becoming a Trusted Voice in Lingerie
"I've always been very interested in society and material culture, how the things we do explain the times we live in. Lingerie is an amazing vehicle for that."
How Maeve Reilly Went From Dressing Background Dancers to Becoming Celebrity Street Style's Most Powerful Stylist
Her clients, like Hailey Bieber and Megan Fox, always have to be prepared for paparazzi — and their looks are moving the needle for brands.
How Carolyn Murphy Became the 'Invisible Supermodel' and Built a Career Spanning Three Decades
"I think there's a level of self-deprecation and humility, knowing where you came from; I don't wanna get too big for my britches."
How Shelcy and Christy Joseph, AKA @NYCxClothes, Are Bringing More Authenticity and Diversity to Influencing
Beyond their own successful Instagram, the Haitian sisters are encouraging brands to invest in creators of color through their agency, NYCxStudio.
How Beauty Influencer Teni Panosian Has Kept Her Fans Engaged for a Full Decade
The Monday Born founder shares how she anticipates industry trends and stays out of all the drama that plagues so many other beauty YouTubers.
How Trish Summerville Went From Designing Christina Aguilera's 'Dirrty' Chaps to Receiving an Oscar Nod For the 'Mank' Costumes
The costume designer shares her biggest challenge on set of the award-season juggernaut and the backstory behind Xtina's iconic "leg coverings."
How Dr. Shereene Idriss Used Social Media to Transform Her Dermatology Career Into a Full-On Personal Brand
The #PillowtalkDerm — as she's known to her fans on Instagram and TikTok — shares how she built a side-hustle around dismantling rampant misinformation and making skin science accessible.
How Wilfredo Rosado Went From Studying Biology at NYU to Designing the Pearls Seen at the Inauguration
"That moment on January 20th was... I don't even know how to describe it, honestly. It's one of those life-changing moments, on many levels."
How Refinery29's Simone Oliver Went From Studying English at Howard to Helping Shape the Digital Media Landscape
From the "New York Times" to "Allure" to Facebook, Oliver has been at the forefront of the digital media revolution.
How Meredith Koop Went From Working at Chicago's Ikram to Styling Michelle Obama in the White House (and Beyond)
"I didn't have this master plan. What I'll say is, I had this feeling — and I think everyone probably had this feeling one way or the other — that I'm supposed to be here."
How Parsons's New Dean of Fashion Dr. Ben Barry Is Working to Bring Systemic Change to Fashion Education
The professor, researcher and activist shares his plan to "create what a new kind of fashion school could look like in today's world."