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In this particular pod we learn about the entrepreneur’s earliest businesses (a clay-based jewelry company, a lemonade stand — note that I said earliest), her entry into fashion (Cher Horowitz, over-the-knee socks, Contempo Casuals) and her lifelong animal enthusiasm.
But host Jay Buim also takes us “behind the scenes” of Weiss’ real career trajectory: the business skills she culled while working in the magazine industry, what being a Vogue stylist’s assistant taught her, how she learned to be good collaborator, why Ikea may actually strengthen your relationships (at least the work ones) and of course, where the whole idea of Into The Gloss — and later Glossier — started.
It’s the kind of episode that will charge anyone up who’s been thinking about starting their own thing. It’s also 46 minutes long: the perfect amount of time to apply a moisturizing face mask. Maybe Emily Weiss can recommend some.
Check out Into the Gloss and shop Glossier. Follow Into the Gloss on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Follow Emily on Instagram, too! While you’re at it, host Jay Buim also has an Instagram and website. Logo and feature illustration by Kelly Shami.