“If you have a passion…find somebody that you admire, that inspires you, and study.”

Ruth E. Carter, Oscar-winning costume designer

Who wears the pants in your life? Is it you?

If not, it may be time to roll up your sleeves, pull up your socks and pursue a career that fits like a glove.

That’s exactly what Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter did—and on Feb. 25, she became the second person in history to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for styling stars on the big screen.

In other words, she knows what she’s talking about.

Ruth E. Carter accepts her Oscar for costume design for Marvel's "Black Panther" (2018).

IGNITE seized the opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with Carter following her appearance at our most recent Real Talks with Sophia Amoruso. What followed was a thought-provoking conversation about designing your dream career and pursuing your greatest passions.

Check out the full interview below to snag Carter’s valuable advice on style, storytelling and success:

Dress for success with IGNITE’s best study-from-home style tips.

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