Seven Podcasts Made for Fashion and Beauty Lovers
Expand your knowledge and get in the know with these series.
Whether you have a long commute or are working out on the elliptical, podcasts are a wonderful way to learn on the go. We scoured the hundreds of podcasts available on iTunes to pick out the best ones every stylish girl should follow. Whether you have pressing questions about cosmetics, want to keep up with fashion news or need some guidance on your personal style, our seven picks will enlighten you.
The Beauty Brains
This brilliant podcast is spearheaded by two cosmetic scientists and formulators, Randy Schueller and Perry Romanowski, who have a wealth of knowledge about beauty products. Each episode focuses on questions you've always wondered: "Is lead in lipstick dangerous?" "Do hair growth inhibitors really work?" "How to tell if your makeup primer is worth it" and more. You'll come away a much more knowledgeable consumer so those beauty aisles will look much less intimidating.
Yahoo Style Unbuttoned
This newly launched podcast features guest interviews with fashion insiders and highlights of major fashion headlines. The first episode features celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati and covers intriguing topics like the politics of red carpet styling and clothing hacks. Definitely should keep your eye on this one.
Juice Beauty Podcast
Green skincare brand (and soon-to-be makeup line under the helm of Gwyneth Paltrow!) covers a range of topics concerning organic living and natural beauty. You should take a listen to "The Blemish Clearing Episode," which features an interview with model and YouTube star Cassandra Bankson, most noted for a viral video revealing how she covers up her acne.
The Simple Sophisticate
Tap your inner minimalist and define your personal style with this podcast hosted by Shannon Ables, blogger at The Simply Luxurious Life. She covers a range of lifestyle topics, but her fashion and beauty podcasts are worth listening to over and over again. Our picks include "8 Ways to Create Glowing Skin," "10 Essential Wardrobe Items" and "7 Components of Building a Signature Style."
If you're looking for a news fix, vintage store owner Lisa Rowan and stylist Kaarin Vembar host a podcast that reflects on the major fashion news with a sense of humor and charming rapport. From hot topics like Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscars dress to broader ideas like skinny shaming in the fashion industry and runway nudity, Pop Fashion will not only entertain but inform.
If you're a fan of the site Business of Fashion, then you'd like tuning into American Fashion. The weekly podcast talks about the industry's present and future from an analytical perspective. They have regular guests from all corners of fashion including buyers, tech entrepreneurs, runway photographers and designers.
What I Wore When
For those "This American Life" lovers who eat up story telling, Glamour's "What I Wore When" is made for you. Hear designers and editors chronicle major life stories through pieces in their closet. Recent guests include designers Cynthia Rowley, how talked about getting married, and Rebecca Minkoff, who reflected on officially becoming a designer.