ep. 24: Hart Hagerty

 
 

Designer Hart Hagerty shares the story behind her namesake brand, the product she was "gooped" into buying, how she makes her green eyes pop, her foundation hack and why getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to her.

 
 
  Ashtin Paige

Ashtin Paige

 
 Hart in front of the historic Angel Oak Tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

Hart in front of the historic Angel Oak Tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

 
 

Our guest this week is Hart Hagerty, the founder and designer of Hart tassel earrings and custom embroidered jackets.

A seventh-generation Charlestonian, Hart lived in Shanghai for six years after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in East Asian Studies and fluent in Mandarin Chinese. While working as a fashion editor and trend researcher for a Chinese magazine, her discovery of tribal textiles and embroideries inspired her to launch her namesake line of jackets in 2013, with tassel earrings to come. Hart left China for New York City in 2014 and landed a high-profile strategy job at a creative studio, all the while keeping her business on the side. The job didn't work out and Hart got let go, the very same day her license for her LLC was approved. In August 2016, Hart returned home to Charleston to pursue her business full time. Hart has been featured in Who What Wear, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart Weddings, Marie Claire, Nylon Magazine, People.com and more.

We talked to Hart about how her business came to be, why getting fired may have been the best thing that ever happened to her and why she chose to return home to Charleston to fully dive into her business. Hart talks about the product she was "gooped" into buying (hey, if it's good enough for Gwyneth, right?), how she makes her green eyes pop, and the French pharmacy find she uses as a moisturizer, primer and face mask. Hart also reveals her holy grail highlighter and her hack for creating the perfect foundation.

Download the episode on iTunes or listen below, and scroll down for a full product breakdown.

You can find Hart online at HartHagerty.com and on Instagram @Hart_Studio. And for those in Nashville, Hart earrings can be purchased locally at H. Audrey!

 
 
 
 
 
 Hart in her design studio in Charleston.

Hart in her design studio in Charleston.

 
 Hart's design studio in Charleston.

Hart's design studio in Charleston.

 

hart's desert-island products


 
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hart in china


 Hart in Shanghai.

Hart in Shanghai.

 
 Hart studying abroad in China.

Hart studying abroad in China.

 Hart in Shanghai.

Hart in Shanghai.

 
 Hart in Bhutan.

Hart in Bhutan.

 
  Ashtin Paige

Ashtin Paige

thank you, hart!