Kith Women’s creative lead Emily Oberg visited Leah McSweeney and Laura Stylez‘s “Improper Etiquette” podcast, a fun conversation if only because Oberg and McSweeney have the shared experience of being women in the un-female friendly industry of streetwear.
In the interview Oberg explained how she went from growing up and living in Calgary to an on-air position at Complex. She also discussed a couple of her most famous moments as an on-air reporter, both of which entailed interviewing Supreme super fans.
After three years at Complex, Oberg explained she didn’t feel like she was progressing and had a conversation with Kith owner/founder Ronnie Fieg, who offered her a lead creative role.
Oberg also discussed her Sporty & Rich magazine and clothing brand, and revealed she currently has a boyfriend, who is 37-years old. Initially McSweeney felt he was too old for the 23-year-old Oberg, but changed her mind when she found out his identity (whose identity was not revealed on the show).
The group also discussed who is and isn’t an influencer and how to use one’s platform responsibly. “I think that having a platform is a privilege and not a lot of people get to have that,” said Oberg, “So if your going to have this voice and have all these followers, I feel like you should use it for some good.”
McSweeney also brought up model Adrianne Ho, who sometimes takes heat for the amount of Supreme she wears. As it turns out, Oberg and Ho are friends so she had nothing but good things to say about her. “She’s actually really sweet,” said Oberg.
They also chopped it up over an array of topics, including dealing with exes and in a reference to the recent Usher lawsuit, they debated getting herpes in exchange for a million dollar payoff. They also debated Donald Trump’s recent decision to ban transgender people from the military.
The conversation switched to some of the push back Oberg has received on social media, and she spoke about being dragged for tweeting, “Your MCM wears Fashion Nova,” which she said was a joke that got blown out of proportion and turned into a race issue.
Oberg also told a story about having her Instagram account hacked and receiving a creepy message on her phone after she got her account back.
Check out the podcast below.