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  • On today’s episode, I share the most essential items every person needs in their closet. From that perfect white tee to a staple earring, I share my favorite items from my closet that I believe are the foundation to my personal style. You’ll hear about items to splurge on, save on, mix and match, and how to build the closet of your dreams that will never have you saying “what should I wear today?” Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.

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  • Avery Francis is a veteran HR thought leader who specializes in implementing diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the workplace through her company Bloom. She believes that work should work for everyone, a value that’s driven her company to become the go to authority for brands like Shopify and Spotify. Now as a leader in all things work life, she’s been tapped to be the new host of Girlboss Radio, or what she likes to call Girlboss 2.0. You may recall that the Girlboss career-focused podcast had over 23 million downloads in previous seasons and featured A-list guests such as Gwyneth Paltrow, but now Avery is taking the reins for inspiring conversations that reflect women at work today. In today's episode, I chat with Avery about the experiences that led her to building Bloom, what she thinks is missing in the workplace and how we can be a part of the change, and what she hopes to see in the Girlboss 2.0 era.

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  • At just 18 years old, Ellie Zeiler has built a community of over 12.5 million followers across social media. As a high schooler when the COVID-19 shutdown happened, Ellie used her free time to start creating content on TikTok, and has now become one of the most notable names on the platform for her fun, easygoing, big sister-like content across fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She’s partnered with brands like Fendi, Dior, Levi’s, and Lancome, and worked with the White House last year to help push important initiatives like voting, restoring abortion rights, and more to her audience. In this episode, Ellie gives a behind-the-scenes look at becoming a full-time content creator, her best tips for social media growth, and a look at her new podcast, I’ll Be Your Sister.

    Follow Ellie here https://www.instagram.com/elliezeiler/

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  • If you’re on Instagram, chances are you’ve swiped past an image of Olive Ateliers and instantly hit save. The Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand has quickly become the most exclusive and sought-after home decor brands disrupting the market today. Offering objects with old souls - a pot from Turkey, a marble sink, or a wooden cutting board, the brand has garnered fans like Elsa Hosk and Kendall Jenner, and a loyal instagram community who show up every other week to grab one of their sourced items (no e-commerce platform or shipping allowed!). It’s all IRL. In today’s episode, I sit down with it’s co-founder Kendall Knox who shares her experience building one of the most coveted brands, how to build a cult-following on Instagram, and their next chapter at their new DTLA space. Follow Olive Ateliers here to catch their next drop https://www.instagram.com/oliveateliers/ Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • Happy New Year everyone! In today’s episode, I sit down and share my thoughts on the fashion industry’s current events, new trends, and the items you need to nail them. From the recent designer musical chairs, to the J. Crew and Banana Republic resurgence, and the Met Gala, get caught up on some industry insider insights to get you prepared and stylish for the upcoming year. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Sakara: Head to Sakara.com/FRIEND or enter code FRIEND for 20% off your first order!

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  • Welcome to our holiday party! For our final episode of 2022, we’ve rounded up the most memorable lessons shared on the Friend of a Friend airwaves. From the best ways to brand yourself to turning weaknesses into strength, Liv shares unforgettable moments and advice from some of our most trustworthy friends like Half Baked Harvest’s Tieghan Gerard to fashion icon Jenna Lyons. Featured episodes: Tieghan Gerard Tamara Kalinic Rachel Rodgers José Criales-Unzueta Jenna Lyons Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. K18: PERFECT stocking stuffer alert: The viral hair mask you've seen all over - Bring your hair into the future with K18molecular repair, available now at Sephora.

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  • Today we’re joined by the queen of the silver screen, Zoey Deutch. You know her from movies like Set It Up, Not Okay, Flower, and now her latest project, Something From Tiffany’s, a holiday romcom that’s set to be an instant classic. Zoey plays Rachel, a baker in New York City who’s life gets upended when she gets an engagement ring, that was meant for someone else, leads her to the person she’s meant to be with. In this episode, Zoey chats about bringing back the feel-good romcom, her acting process, and what it was like working with Reese Witherspoon on the holiday movie of the year. Follow Zoey on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/zoeydeutch/?hl=en Watch Something from Tiffany’s streaming now on Amazon Prime! Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.
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  • There is no link I click faster on than a new story from fashion writer José Criales-Unzueta. With sharp, thoughtful takes backed by a profound knowledge and admiration for the fashion industry, José has rightfully become one of fashion’s go-to minds and voices. Born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia, José moved to the states for college to study Fashion Design at SCAD. After a few internships and freelancing, he landed the dream job covering global runways, trends, and fashion news for Vogue. In today’s episode, José gives us a masterclass on networking through the fashion industry and his best advice for finding your voice. We also share our favorite gifts for the holiday season and answer your gift giving questions submitted on Instagram. Follow José here https://www.instagram.com/eljosecriales/ Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. K18: K18: The viral hair mask you've seen all over TikTok- Bring your hair into the future with K18 molecular repair, available now at Sephora.

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  • For my last solo episode of 2022, I reflect back on the year and answer some of your questions from Instagram. I share the entrepreneurial lessons I’ve gained recently, like how I hold myself accountable as my own boss or my best advice for fellow leaders, to how I stay inspired and make space for personal growth. I also share some tips on performing an end of year audit (for all those who may not love intentions) and make achievable goals. As always, if you have questions you want to be answered on the show, submit them in the show reviews and I’ll answer them live. See you next year! Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. MilkBar: Obsessed with this place! Get $15 off any order of $80 or more when you go to Milk Bar Store.com/FRIEND
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  • One of the most sought after hairstylists in the world, Jawara Wauchope has become to go-to for celebrities from Rihanna to Solange, Dua Lipa, and more. Growing up in Jamaica, Jawara got a crash course on hair at a young age, surrounded by his eclectic family of reggae legends where beauty and style was at the center of his world. He now brings that creative spirit to a global stage as the man behind some of today’s most iconic beauty looks. He’s a Dyson Global Styling Ambassador, the Senior Beauty Editor-at Large of ID Magazine, and a leader in the global change for diversity in the beauty world, advocating behind and on screen for more hair inclusivity. In this episode, Jawara shares how he got his foot in the door (hint: major persistence), his best advice for aspiring creatives in the beauty world, and how he’s implementing crucial change in the fashion industry. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • For the past 12 years, Mary Lawless Lee has shared her life with her community of over 3 million followers. But now she’s introducing herself like never before with her new memoir Happily Grey: Stories, Souvenirs, and Everyday Wonders from the Life in Between. Part memoir, part pathfinder and life guide, the book goes behind her curated life with intimate stories like her first career as an ICU nurse, her marriages, her journey to motherhood and much more, all while providing the pearls she’s discovered along the way. From recipes and playlists, to recovering from an eating disorder, the wedding day jitters, and everything in between, Happily Grey shares how life appears in the grey moments, where Mary found her happy place. In this episode, Mary shares how she reconnected with her inner child, the gift of evolution, and the therapeutic process of documenting her life. Pre-order Happily Grey: Stories, Souvenirs, and Everyday Wonders from The Life In Between here https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09YNJDTQ7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Sponsored by
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  • In 2009, Alyssa Wasko starting making scarves in her college dorm room to cope with the death of her father, Donald. The scarves were shared with colleges around the country, uniting Alyssa with a community of people who also found solace in her creativity and would later become the community behind DONNI. 13 years later, DONNI, is on every fashion girl’s favorites list for elevated essentials - your favorite pair of chino’s with a tortoise button, a scrunchie for every day, or a waffle set that’s almost impossible to take off. The brand has landed her a spot on Forbes 30 under 30 list, and is now sold around the country with retailers like Shopbop and Neiman Marcus. In this episode, Alyssa and I talk about vulnerability as an entrepreneur, the key to a slow burn, and why she’s betting on live shopping for the future. Shop Donni here https://shopdonni.com Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.
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  • If you’re walking through Washington Square Park, you might just get lucky and spot Davis Burleson at work. Mic in hand and cameraman in tow, he’ll run up to any random stranger, ask them an obscure question, and they’ll surprisingly bare their soul to him on camera. Questions like “how much does your outfit cost?” and “does your ex need therapy” have garnered over 17 million views. In 2021, Davis launched What’s Poppin’ on TikTok and just 1 year later, has a community of over 2 million followers, works as an interviewer for brands like Warner Bros and Tory Burch, and just nabbed a spot as a Sirius XM host. In this episode, Davis and I talk about building a hit show, following your curiosity, and what he thinks is poppin’ today. Follow Davis: TikTok and Instagram
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  • Jenna Lyons is nothing short of an icon. Fun fact, she’s actually the reason I got into fashion. From a young age, I was obsessed with her perspective on personal style. It was a blend of highs and lows - a Schiaparelli skirt with a button down top, or a feather skirt paired with denim - that defied what was the fashion “norm” and made you feel like hey, anything goes. It’s that ethos that has been the foundation of the way I dress and what I try to share through my platforms. If you love it, wear it. Take up all the space. So needless to say, this was a bucket list moment. Jenna is one of the most recognizable faces in fashion. She started at J. Crew as an assistant and blazed her way through to the top, building a 27 year career that made her the face of the brand and dubbed the “woman who dressed America” by the New York Times. Since leaving J. Crew, she’s founded LoveSeen, an eyelash extension company, and is about to grace our television screens as a newly announced member of the next season of The Real Housewives of New York City. In this episode, I talk Jenna about redefining beauty, her thoughts on the fashion industry today, and her unexpected new chapter. Shop LoveSeen here https://loveseen.com Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.
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  • In honor of the Sami Miro Vintage’s x Levi’s collaboration dropping tomorrow, we’re bubbling this interview back to the top of your inbox! Growing up in San Francisco, Sami Miro was known as the “weird vintage girl,” wearing recycled clothing she found in the back of American Rag to her 9-5 tech start up job. Today, she runs one of fashion’s coolest vintage brands and is a leader in the conversation on sustainability with Sami Miro Vintage, an eco-conscious clothing line specializing in sourcing and reconstructing one-of-a-kind vintage garments curated from around the world. In this episode, Sami talks about her first-ever, groundbreaking collaboration with Levi’s, her journey from tech start up to fashion mogul, and how she used her differences to find a niche. Shop Sami Miro x Levi’s on October 18th at SamiMiroVintage.com Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Sponsored by sabio.LA sabio.LA: Learn to code TODAY! Head to sabio.la/FRIEND to learn more! Produced by Dear Media

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  • Tune in for Liv’s monthly Ask Me Anything episode where she answers you burning questions - from styling, to building a career in content creation, to her current must haves - direct from Instagram. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.

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  • I’m back home and ready to brain dump three weeks away for Fashion Month! From New York to Milan, I’m sharing all the wow factor moments - from Gucci’s #Twinsburg to the Michael Kors show - and the top three trends I’ve seen nonstop this month. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.

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  • Pastry chef turned beauty entrepreneur, Kate McLeod knows a thing or two about good ingredients. During her days in the kitchen, Kate suffered from dry skin, leading her to one day try cocoa butter as a last salve. The results were transformational. But cocoa butter is rock hard in its natural state, and Kate wondered if she could make it easier to apply without diluting its raw power as a solid. So was born her best-selling Body Stone. The Kate McLeod Body Stones are the first of its kind and soften on warm, dry skin. They glide on like silk melt and absorb, leaving skin soft, supple, and glowing. With only cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, and fractionated coconut oil, it’s no wonder it’s become a cult favorite, being seen on Naomi Watt’s ITG Top Shelf and flying off the shelves at Sephora. In this episode, Kate and I talk about building a hero product and defining your niche, how she pivoted from baking to beauty, and what it took to build a beauty brand that caught Sephora’s eye. Shop Kate McLeod here https://www.katemcleod.com. Use code FRIEND at checkout for 20% off your first purchase and start your self care ritual. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

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  • In just a few short weeks, Coco Mocoe has become one of the most popular Tik Tok personalities for accurately predicting pop culture trends and stars on the rise right before they blow up. From Kylie’s car series to Taylor Swift’s grunge era, you heard it from Coco first. But her rise to popularity didn’t come overnight. She worked with the D’Amelios back in 2018 to and has been dedicated to the pop culture hustle - posting content on her channel multiple times a day and honing in on her niche. In today’s episode, Coco and I talk about how she got into being a pop culture psychic, the secret to her success on Tik Tok, and the trends she’s predicting will come from NYFW. Follow Coco here www.tiktok.com/@cocomocoe Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.
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  • If you’re not in fashion, Fashion Month can seem a bit overwhelming. I often get asked - can I buy that look right now? When will that style be available? Or why didn’t that runway piece make it to stores? Well, there’s a big business behind runway shows - it fuels the fashion industry forward, sets trends for the seasons ahead, and allows fashion buyers to decide what makes it from the runway to our closets. So today we’re answering all of your questions with one of the best buyers in the industry, Tiffany Hsu, who’s the Vice President of Womenswear and Kidswear Buying at Mytheresa. (If you follow me on IG, you know Mytheresa is my ultimate retailer of choice - there’s just no better buy if you’re looking for the best pieces in fashion!). As a buyer, she’s tasked with traveling the world and looking at every designer’s collection, understanding the Mytheresa customer intimately, and knowing exactly what styles and how much of them to buy so that retailers and designers make a profit when it hits the stores six months later. She’s basically a fashion psychic. However, buying is a big numbers game, so for all my listeners looking for a numbers based job in fashion, listen up! In this episode, Tiffany and I talk about what goes on behind the scenes during fashion week, how she's learned what her clients want, and the trends she’s loving right now. Follow Tiffany here https://www.instagram.com/handinfire/ Shop Mytheresa here www.mytheresa.com Sponsors
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