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Andrea Lieberman knew that she was meant to work in fashion ever since she moved to Manhattan at age 13. "I realized at a very early age that I just found what I was meant to do," she tells Hillary Kerr in episode 19 of Second Life. Lieberman parlayed her passion for the fashion industry, an education from Parson's School of Design, and over 10 years experience as a celebrity stylist to eventually launch her own line A.L.C. Now she's focused on taking care of herself to stay on her toes and ahead of what's next.
Lieberman always understood the hustle. She tells Kerr that she's been working since she was 13 and seems to have a habit of knowing what she wants and going for it. When it came time to apply for colleges, she simply applied to one—Parson's, of course—and was accepted on early admission. After graduating, a friend who worked in the music industry introduced Lieberman to the world of styling for music videos and that was that. She made a name for herself working collaboratively with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, and despite her successes, eventually decided to pivot from styling to designing.
"I'd always be thinking about what's next," she says. It turns out that starting and family and a clothing line at the same time was the next step for Lieberman. Now at the helm of her own successful brand—a women's clothing line inspired by Lieberman's desire to make people feel powerful and good about themselves—she's more focused on self-care than ever before. "When I am in a place where I am meditating and taking time to really care for myself, I am probably my highest and best self in terms of output and thought,” she explains. For her, it's the key to staying inspired and energized to do the work she loves.
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