Welcome toSecond Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode gives you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you get your podcasts to stay tuned.
Paula Sutton has redefined English-countryside style through a modern lens with her brand, Hill House Vintage. After moving to the countryside in England, Sutton began blogging about her passion for interior design, mixing vintage finds with modern treasures as she began redesigning her new country home and ultimately curating the distinct aesthetic that she is known for today. Take one glance at her burgeoning Instagram, @hillhousevintage, and her whimsical and oh-so-joyful feed is sure to pull you in.
Sutton has garnered an audience of over half a million followers on Instagram, with whom she shares playful images in her home and garden of everything from floral frocks to flowering cakes to inspired home décor ideas. And just last year, Sutton expanded her reach and became an author, debuting her first book Hill House Living: The Art of Creating a Joyful Life, in which she reveals the power of a happy home. Indeed, Sutton knows the art of living a joyful life, as she was named the Happiest Influencer on Instagram by British Vogue.
While Sutton has undeniably become the master of countryside style, she spent her early career in a much different industry at a much different pace as a press officer for a modeling agency in London. After, she worked in fashion PR and then as a model agent, working with some of the most notable names in the industry such as Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington. She eventually landed at Elle, where she became the bookings director responsible for producing all the covers and editorial shoots for the magazine.
Listen to the latest episode of Second Life to hear how Sutton’s transition from city living to the countryside actually foreshadowed a synonymous career evolution that led her to build a brand that sparks true joy.