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  • Nanushka founder and designer Sandra Sandor joins us on today’s show to share Nanushka's journey from a local brand in Budapest to one of the fashion industry’s most favorited brands. Nanushka was founded in 2006 with the ethos that if a garment is designed to function well, it will, by definition, be beautiful. Just like its hometown, Nanushka is classic but with an edge, with a deep commitment to craftsmanship, detail, and a unique perspective on sustainability. 16 years later, Nanushka is a household name, showing at NYFW, with stores around the world, and a cult-following on Instagram for it’s unique east-meets-west style. In this episode, Sandra discusses the key to slow and steady success, how she took Nanushka global, and the roadmap to building a heritage brand. Shop Nanushka here https://www.nanushka.com Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • Today’s guest is a permanent resident in my Instagram saves, and probably so many of yours. She’s painfully chic, has the cutest dogs in the world, and is truly an old soul with taste as timeless to match. Jenny Walton is a woman of many trades. She’s an incredibly talented illustrator whose work has been shared by the likes of Vogue and more. She’s the creative director for The Sartorialist, who also happens to be her partner, which basically makes them the chicest couple in fashion. And she’s a fashion creator who’s collaborated with brands like Prada, Gucci, and more. A peek inside her closet and you’d find some of the most rare vintage designer finds, accessories she makes herself, and a skirt collection that would rival Blaire Waldorf's. Jenny chats about her journey into fashion and how she’s stayed true to her style through an ever-changing industry. We also talk about her big move to Milan which happened earlier this year, how she’s settling in, and the fashion industry abroad. Follow Jenny here https://www.instagram.com/jennymwalton/ 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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  • For those of you who may think retail is dead, think again. Today we’re joined by Madelynn Ringo, the designer and founder of Ringo Studios, and the mastermind designer behind stores you’ve seen all over your Instagram like Glossier, Studs, Bala, and more. After getting her Architecture Master’s degree from Yale University, Madelynn has become widely known as a creative at the helm of experiential design - scaling brand identities to life with a commitment to originality, bold textures, larger than life objects, and colors that just make you feel good. In this episode, Madelynn discusses her creative process of bringing brands off screen, what makes a space “instagrammable,” and her thoughts on the ever-changing retail industry. Follow Madelynn here https://www.instagram.com/madelynnringo/ Produced by Dear Media

  • Did you know that less than 14% of sports journalists are female? Or that less than 4% of sports coverage is on female athletes? In 2019, three college friends — Jacie deHoop, Ellen Hyslop and Roslyn McLarty — founded The GIST after noticing that there wasn’t a hub for female sports lovers to come together in the male-dominated sports industry. The result - a newsletter that provides a fresh and fun perspective on sports delivered straight to your inbox. Today, they have over 700,000 subscribers who loyally read their 4x-weekly sports news newsletter, 3x-weekly women's sports biz newsletter, and listen to their podcast The GIST of It. In this episode, Ellen and I talk about the newsletter boom and its impact, her best hack for getting new subscribers, and the lack of visibility for women in sports and where we need progress. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • Welcome to another AMA episode! Liv answers your questions submitted via Instagram - from the best tips to getting your brand eyeballs, to her favorite spring trends, and more. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.
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  • With close to 5 million followers, Iskra Lawrence is a trailblazer in the body positivity movement and has become a household name in the modeling industry. Since being scouted at the age of 13, she’s gone on to challenge the status quo of fashion, encouraging the industry to include more body diversity and showcase a more authentic and realistic image of women around the world. She’s an Aerie face, in which she starred in the first-ever no photoshop lingerie campaign for the brand, and an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association. Through her positive outlook and encouraging words, she’s built a following around self love and empowerment that’s landed her on the Time’s 100 List, a TED talk, and more. In this episode, we talk about her radical journey to self love, what it means to be a change-maker, and her newest brand Saltair that encourages her customers for make time for themselves in every day life. Shop Saltair here: https://saltair.com Follow Iskra here https://www.instagram.com/iskra/?hl=en Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • At just 27-years-old, Francesca Aiello is redefining the swimwear industry. As the founder of cult-favorite brand Frankie’s Bikinis, Francesca has disrupted the industry with its innovative, trend setting and inclusive designs. This year the brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary - with incredible landmark moments like collaborations with Hailee Steinfeld to Naomi Osaka, viral moments like THAT Sydney Sweeney swimsuit in Euphoria, and over 1 million loyal followers. And now, the brand just announced that Victoria’s Secret will be making an $18 million investment in the growth of the business, a deal that’s the first of its kind and will make Frankie’s Bikinis go global. In this episode, Francesca shares the high school experience that sparked her inner entrepreneur, the next big trends in swim, and what it’s like to become a part of the Victoria’s Secret family. Shop Frankie’s Bikinis here: https://frankiesbikinis.com
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  • Tieghan Gerard, also known as Half Baked Harvest, is one of the most popular chefs on Instagram with over 4 million followers. Growing up in a family of seven, Tieghan started cooking for her family in her early teen years and launched her blog at the age of 19. Since then, she’s never stopped - posting a recipe a day and growing a massive community of foodies who look to her for her impeccable recipes and food styling. She’s now launching her third cookbook, “Every Day,” a book of 120 recipes for the everyday chef focused on feeling good and balanced eating. In this episode, Tieghan tells us how she found her point of differentiation, why responding to all of your DMs is crucial, and how she brings cookbooks to life in the digital age. Order Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals: A Cookbook here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593232550 Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • This week Liv and Christiana (@movie.brat) talk all things Oscars. From who they think will take home the biggest prize to their favorite films of the season, get the download on what to look forward to this coming Sunday in Hollywood. Plus - they debrief the current best shows on television, red carpet fashion, and the stars they can’t stop drooling over. Catch the Oscars this Sunday, March 27th at 5pm PST. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Sponsors:
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  • Chef Alisa Reynolds is the owner and chef behind Los Angeles’ beloved restaurant, My 2 Cents. She refers to her cuisine as “evolved nostalgia” - a place where she blends Southern comfort food and mixes it into a modern diet. Think gluten-free shrimp grits and a vegan peach cobbler - both so good some of her biggest fans include Solange and Issa Rae. Now, she’s the host of a Dear Media podcast called My Last Meal where she asks some of her famous customers, from Taco and Syd Bennett to Daniel Kaluuya, what their indulgence meal would be if it was their last and how food is intertwined in every emotion we have. In this episode, Chef and I discuss the importance of food and community, what her last meal would be, and how she’s making her mark on the Los Angeles food scene. Listen to My Last Meal available now on Dear Media. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Sponsors:
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  • When auditioning for the movie adaptation of Jandy Nelson’s YA novel, The Sky is Everywhere, Grace Kaufman had no idea she beat out hundreds of other actresses for the role. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Grace has been acting since the age of seven and was on the heels of graduating high school when she learned she landed the leading part. The book, which came out in 2010, has a cult following and is one of the young adult genre’s most beloved stories, following high school student Lennie as she navigates the loss of her eldest sister, all while experiencing the joys of young adulthood and first love. In this episode, Grace tells us what it’s like experiencing a break out role at the age of 19 and how she brought a beloved character to life. We also talk about growing up in Los Angeles, working with Cherry Jones and Jason Segel, and the best acting tips she learned on set. Watch The Sky Is Everywhere now on Apple TV. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • If there’s anyone we trust for a good workout routine, it’s a Victoria’s Secret angel. And today we’re joined by two! Victoria’s Secret alums Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes have been inseparable for years. As best friends, they’ve dominated catwalks together, celebrated life milestones together, and and now taking on their biggest venture yet with their new brand JOJA. In 2016 after discovering their shared love for fitness, they launched an Instagram page @JOJA that shared their healthy lifestyles and fitness tricks, inspiring their fans to find their own accountability partners and get moving. Six years later, the duo have launched their namesake brand to millions of fans worldwide with an assortment of workout clothes fit for on and off the runway. In this episode, Josephine and Jasmine share their thoughts on the modeling industry and the recent rebrand of Victoria’s Secret. We also talk about the tools they used to launch their own brand, what friendship means to them, and their plan to connect with their global community around feeling your best. Shop JOJA here www.Joja.com Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Sponsors
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  • Queer Eye’s resident style expert joins us on today’s episode for a fashion debrief! Just off NYFW Fall/Winter 2022, the second drop of his new brand Was Him, and the recent release of season 6 of Queer Eye, there’s no one we trust more when it comes to a style scoop. In this episode, Tan shares his journey to becoming a globally recognized fashion figure, why he decided to start an outerwear brand, and his lens into making fashion more affordable. We also talk about the new season of Netflix’s hit show Next in Fashion alongside his new co-host Gigi Hadid, fatherhood, the Fab Five, our favorite new trends, and more. Shop Was Him’s second drop here https://www.thmbl.com/collections/was-him Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Produced by Dear Media

  • Diana Silvers is maybe one of the coolest people you’ll ever meet. But I don't know if she knows it. She’s incredibly laid back yet engaging, whip smart, and can wax poetic about Joan Didion for hours. She’s an actress, model, photographer who you’ve seen in Booksmart, Birds of Paradise, Ma, and Space Force, and recently on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar labeled as Hollywood’s New Darling. In this episode, Diana shares her acting process and how an unexpected life turn brought her to one of her first roles. We also talk Space Force Season 2, some of our favorite shows on TV, growing up in LA, and more. Follow Diana on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dianasilverss/ Watch Space Force Season 2 Friday, February 18th, on Netflix. This episode of Friend of a Friend is brought to you by the House of CHANEL. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.

  • Named one of the top 100 influencers in the UK by The Sunday Times, Tamara Kalinic has long become an established figure in the fashion industry. Ten years ago, when she was an aspiring pharmaceutical student, Tamara launched her now well-known blog The Glam&Glitter, which evolved into one of the most popular blogs of her generation. Today, she’s a style ambassador for the world’s most iconic brands, from Louis Vuitton to Bulgari, a frequent guest at fashion weeks around the world, and street style maven known for her incredible style. In this episode, Tamara takes us inside the every day of a global powerhouse, finding her niche, and how she went from medical school to the top of the fashion industry. Follow Tamara on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tamara/ This episode of Friend of a Friend was brought to you by the House of CHANEL. Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.

  • Today we’re joined by long-time actress and newly minted beauty entrepreneur, Peyton List. She’s starred in Disney’s Jessie, Bunk’d, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and is the breakout start of Netflix’s Cobra Kai. Her latest endeavor is Pley, a beauty brand that aims to change the clean beauty game with vibrant colors, rich textures and versatile formats. In this episode, Peyton talks growing up in the makeup chair, her journey as an entrepreneur at just 23-years-old, and why it was so important to her to break the mold and make clean beauty more “pley-ful.” Head to PleyBeauty.com and use code FRIEND for 10% off your order. Follow Peyton on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/peytonlist/ Ritual: go to ritual.com/friend for 10% off
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  • Meet Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, the co-founders behind a New York–based accessories label called ASHYA and the first duo to ever collaborate with Michael Kors. Since founding the brand in 2017, Ashely and Moya have carved out a unique space from themselves in the industry. Through their travels around the world - from India to Guatemala - they design with the hands-free traveler in mind, creating a collection of beautiful, luxurious, and utilitarian bags that have won them a CFDA Award and made them a recipient of the Accessories Council Elaine Gold Launch Pad Fellowship. So it’s no surprise that in honor of Michael Kors’ 40th anniversary, the fashion mogul picked ASHYA himself to celebrate the occasion, designing two exclusive bags that have given the emerging designers a global platform and a titan in the industry the opportunity to showcase the next generation of talent. In this episode, Ashely and Moya share the work ethic needed by a young designer, their thoughts on the ever-changing fashion industry, and how to stay true to your brand identity. Shop the new Michael Kors x ASHYA collection here and in stores globally. Follow ASHYA on Instagram Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. Better Conditions: Use discount code FRIEND for 40% off your entire order at thebetterconditions.com
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  • At just 26 years old, Daniella Pierson is nothing short of a media mogul. She’s the founder and CEO of The Newsette, a next generation media company that empowers, motivates, and informs women every morning through a daily newsletter. She started The Newsette as a sophomore in college, and today, The Newsette closed $40 million in revenue last year without any VC or investors, has over 500,000 subscribers, and hosted interviews with talent like DVF and Selena Gomez. With unparalleled skills in creating digital communities, it’s no surprise that Selena tapped her to be Co-CEO of their new mental fitness company, Wondermind. Alongside Mandy Teefey (producer Selena’s mother), the platform is launching later this year and aims to destigmatize and democratize mental health care through original content. In this episode, Daniella shares how she built a loyal online community, how she’s balanced her mental health journey and becoming a successful entrepreneur, and her next chapter alongside one of the world’s most famous and inspiring names. Follow Wondermind on Instagram for updates here. https://www.instagram.com/officialwondermind/ Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.
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  • Today we’re demystifying one of the most compelling products on the wellness market today - mushrooms. Stephanie Moyal and Jake Mellman are cousins and the founder duo behind a new functional mushroom company called Troop, that aims to bring the power of mushrooms into your daily wellness routine with an assortment of gummies. With over 10,000 types of known mushrooms on the planet, they provide an incredibly wide range of benefits - from reducing stress, boosting energy, and focusing your brain. Not only are mushrooms being marketed as a new wellness product, but Psilocybin mushrooms (also known as magic mushrooms) are also becoming one of the most controversial yet promising topics in wellness - with high success rates when used in therapy settings to reduce depression, cure addiction, and trauma. Stephanie and Jake share their experiences with incorporating functional mushrooms into their daily routine, the unpredictable yet exciting future of the industry, and how they plan to disrupt and dominate the market with Troop. Head to www.trytroop.com/FOF to get 10% off your first order + a free gift with purchase!
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  • Happy New Year friends! For our first episode of 2022, we’re joined by Allie Stark, a life coach and founder of Allie Stark Wellness. She’s been an instrumental tool in my mental health over the past year and the person I turned to first when I knew I was ready for a life coach. Today we talk about what it’s like working with a life coach, how her expertise has changed my life, and the healthy habits she recommends as we enter a new year. Schedule a meeting with Allie Stark Wellness http://alliestarkwellness.com Core Values Worksheet Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez.
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