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Ever dreamed of switching up your work life, achieving a dream or starting your own business? Get inspired by our interviews with the young, smart women forging their own path in everything from fashion and beauty to restaurants and the music industry.

Ever dreamed of switching up your work life, achieving a dream or starting your own business? Get inspired by our interviews with the young, smart women forging their own path in everything from fashion and beauty to restaurants and the music industry.
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Ever dreamed of switching up your work life, achieving a dream or starting your own business? Get inspired by our interviews with the young, smart women forging their own path in everything from fashion and beauty to restaurants and the music industry.

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English


Episodes

My Big Idea #79 – How to set up a visual merchandising company

12/28/2016
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Freelance set designer and creative director of Behind The Glass London, young British female entrepreneur Sabrina Lee Hammon talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about her career at the November 2016 Mindshare Huddle networking event in London. A visual storyteller with a natural eye for design and composition, Sabrina has used her passion for installations, fashion and film to deliver eye-catching in-store displays, window installations and brand dinners for clients such as...

Duration: 00:18:54


My Big Idea #78 – How to start up a music magazine

12/21/2016
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Kicking off her career in publishing at the cult art website and magazine It’s Nice That, journalist Liv Siddall talks to ASOS Magazine’s junior writer Georgia Murray. Starting out by writing on her favourite zines, comics, books, exhibitions and art, Liv found her voice through highlighting the creative objects and people she found fascinating, and now she is the contributing editor of feminist literary magazine, Riposte (N.B. check out our podcast with Riposte’s editor Danielle Pender...

Duration: 00:27:55


My Big Idea #76 – How to set up an independent media collective

12/7/2016
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Young British female journalist Kam Sandhu talks to ASOS Magazine’s senior fashion and beauty writer Naomi Attwood about Real Media, a cooperative of journalists dedicated to public interest journalism and challenging mass media distortion. They report on issues from housing, welfare, politics to debating racism and de-mystifying the banking industry. Having spent several years reporting on welfare and austerity at RealFare, journalism graduate Kam co-founded Real Media as a combative...

Duration: 00:23:28


My Big Idea #75 – How to set up a street-casting agency

11/30/2016
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Brazilian-born stylist and journalist Thais Mendes talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about how she’s shaking up the modelling scene in her homeland with Squad Agency, her street-casting agency that’s based in São Paulo, but which she co-manages from London. Living and working in London for 13 years, Thais wanted to take the growing concept that she saw in the UK of casting charismatic, talented, attractive but non-traditional models, and introduce it to Brazil, where the...

Duration: 00:24:23


My Big Idea ⌗73 – how to set up an environmentally friendly social enterprise

11/16/2016
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Founding director of social enterprise Do Nation, young British female entrepreneur Hermione Taylor talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about how her online platform is inspiring people and companies to make pledges to change their behaviour or start campaigns for the good of the environment. The seeds of the Do Nation concept were first planted back in 2009 when, after getting an MA in Environmental Technology, Hermione decided to cycle from London to Morocco as a personal...

Duration: 00:19:27


My Big Idea #72 – Becky Tong on how to start a music promotion company

11/9/2016
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Twenty-something British female entrepreneur Becky Tong talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about her London-based music company Juicebox, a business that encompasses music curation, artist management, press and radio promotion, and even has its own record label. Becky didn’t go down the usual route of university, instead preferring to explore her passion for music by starting out as an intern at Sony Records at the age of 18. She spent three years at the label, picking up...

Duration: 00:20:47


My Big Idea #71 – how to set up a digital fashion agency

11/2/2016
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Twenty-something fashion blogger and entrepreneur Natalie Hughes talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about working with Christian Louboutin, Natalie Massenet and building a business that looks after the social media content and strategies for fashion and lifestyle brands. Having previously worked at Net-A-Porter as their social media editor, developing the site’s social media presence and working closely with Dame Natalie Massenet, Natalie then moved to Christian Louboutin,...

Duration: 00:19:05


My Big Idea #70 – how to launch your own fashion label

10/26/2016
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oung female fashion entrepreneur Jessica Gebhart, who left Topshop to start her own fashion label, talks to ASOS senior fashion editor Jemma Tibbals about building a brand, the decision to surpass fashion’s traditional seasonal trends and what she values above anything else in a pair of jeans. Applying her background in denim buying at Topshop and styling experience from her time at fashion bible Dazed, Jessica started her own label in 2014. Based online, I-and-me.com is home to denim,...

Duration: 00:24:20


My Big Idea #69 – How to set up a health food and lifestyle enterprise

10/19/2016
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Creator of the popular Detox Kitchen, young British female entrepreneur Lily Simpson talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about building a health food and lifestyle brand that is loved by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson. A lifelong love of food and a hands-on involvement in her business have helped Lily to establish two delis in London, a concession in Selfridges, a fitness studio and a successful food delivery service, as well as co-write a best-selling...

Duration: 00:20:03


My Big Idea #68, How to set up your own homeware design company

10/12/2016
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Homeware designer Elizabeth Elsey of interiors brand Elizabeth Scarlett talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about producing everything from cute cushions to luxe bed linen and the challenges of making her creative vision a success. Having studied fine art at Central St Martins then switching to a business degree at Westminster University, Elizabeth launched Elizabeth Scarlett in 2013, using her signature hand-painted designs to adorn lifestyle products, which are now stocked in...

Duration: 00:26:30


My Big Idea #67, How to launch a photo-sharing website

10/5/2016
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Welcome to the weekly ASOS podcast, bringing you inspiring career advice from amazing women. In this episode, editor at large Danielle Radojcin talks to Katie Hobbs, the founder of private photo-sharing site KatchUp. Katie talks about how KatchUp was born after she graduated from Loughborough University in 2011. The idea came to her when she and her family discussed how they all had great photos scattered across laptops, phones and computers, but they felt that there wasn’t a way for them...

Duration: 00:18:37


Danielle Pender of Riposte - My Big Idea #66

9/28/2016
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Welcome to the podcast from ASOS that brings you awesome career advice from inspiring women. This episode, Georgia Murray chats to Danielle Pender, the founder and editor of Riposte. Billed as ‘a smart magazine for women’, Riposte features interviews with an array of subjects, from the freshest talent around to feminist heavyweights like Gloria Steinem. The publication has been featured on Monocle, It’s Nice That, Creative Review and the Sunday Times Style magazine. Danielle talks us...

Duration: 00:21:47


My Big Idea at London Fashion Week - Penny Martin

9/19/2016
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This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this episode, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to Penny Martin, editor-in-chief of The Gentlewoman magazine about how she has made it such a success and her tips for those looking to build a career in fashion journalism. Penny has also served as the chair of Fashion Imagery at London College of Fashion, editor-in-chief of SHOWstudio.com, curator of special collections at The National Women’s Library and...

Duration: 00:20:31


My Big Idea at London Fashion Week - Alexandra Shulman

9/18/2016
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This week's My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this podcast, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, about her time at the title, its fashion legacy and her advice for those wanting a career in the industry. The longest-serving British Vogue editor began her fashion journalism career in 1982 at Tatler magazine, subsequently working for a host of Condé Nast publications including the British edition of GQ,...

Duration: 00:16:32


My Big Idea at London Fashion Week - Charlotte Lurot

9/18/2016
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This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this podcast, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to Charlotte Lurot, the director of Bacchus, a creative agency offering public relations, production, and social media services to brands in the luxury lifestyle sector. Lurot began her career working for Thierry Mugler in Paris before co-founding Bacchus. Since then Bacchus has designed, built and managed some of the main show spaces at London Fashion Week,...

Duration: 00:17:12


My Big Idea at London Fashion Week Special - Harriet Verney

9/18/2016
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This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to Harriet Verney about her upbringing in the world of fashion and how to break into the industry. Harriet Verney is a London-based writer and journalist who contributes to i-D, US Vogue and Vogue.com, LOVE, GQ, Teen Vogue, Stylist Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Lula and many more. The niece of fashion icon Isabella Blow, who helped to launch the career of Alexander McQueen,...

Duration: 00:13:30


My Big Idea at London Fashion Week Special - Lou Stoppard

9/18/2016
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This My Big Idea podcast comes directly from London Fashion Week. In this podcast, ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to Lou Stoppard about working in the fashion industry, breaking the internet on a regular basis and generally being a boss. Lou Stoppard is an Oxford University graduate, SHOWstudio editor and a freelance writer, curator and broadcaster. SHOWstudio has been at the forefront of the fashion film industry, collaborating with some of the most influential figures in...

Duration: 00:16:09


My Big Idea at London Fashion Week Special - Angel Chen

9/17/2016
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Welcome to My Big Idea, an ASOS podcast bringing you inspiring and practical career advice. This episode comes to you directly from London Fashion Week. ASOS editor-at-large Danielle Radojcin speaks to up-and-coming Chinese fashion designer Angel Chen who is showcasing for the second time at London Fashion Week after graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2014. Chen’s designs are packed with colour and sequin embroidery, drawing inspiration from mythical creatures, her dreams and from...

Duration: 00:15:12


Jade Golding of The Little Deer - My Big Idea #65

9/14/2016
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Welcome to the weekly ASOS podcast, bringing you inspiring career advice from amazing women. In this episode, managing editor Lucinda Greasley talks to Jade Golding, the founder of Brighton-based independent online fashion and lifestyle store The Little Deer. Jade created The Little Deer while she was still studying for her design and photography degree, and has used the skills she acquired from her studies as well as the experience she gained from her previous jobs in retail to realise...

Duration: 00:21:58


Charlie Craggs - My Big Idea #64

9/7/2016
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Welcome to the weekly ASOS podcast, bringing you inspiring career advice from amazing women. In this episode, features editor Jen Lynn talks to Charlie Craggs, the activist and founder of Nail Transphobia. Charlie talks about how she is helping to educate people on transgender issues, by taking her pop-up nail salon around the UK and giving free manicures to the masses, while providing them with the opportunity to ask her about her life as a trans woman. Recently crowned number one on The...

Duration: 00:20:07

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