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This week we chat with the dinner sharing organization Purple Dinner, and take a motorcycle tour through India.
This week on Sew & Tell, I’m joined by Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston who, dissatisfied by the lack of stylish, durable workwear available for women, took matters into her own hands and created the perfect solution: Gamine Co. Today on the show, you’ll hear from Taylor about how fashion legend Bill Cunningham played a role in the creation of Gamine Co.; the practical and aesthetic considerations behind each Gamine Co. piece; the label’s production process, which honors historic American manufacturing; some of the exciting new projects ahead for Gamine Co., and more. Plus, I’ve got a beautiful, nature-inspired playlist of tracks for you featuring Beach House, S. Carey, Iron & Wine, and Tweedy, AND a great holiday gift guide full of suggestions for your favorite botany nerd. So roll up your sleeves and dig into some fresh fashion with Sew & Tell on BTR!
It’s Anti-Social Week here on BTR, and my guest this week is the perfect style solution for when you’re doing a bit of hibernation. Ashley Jude and co-founder Ellie Williams launched Tog + Porter in 2009, offering their customers a unique opportunity to receive personal style service and fresh fashions by mail. Five years later, Tog + Porter have a strong fan base of women from all stages of life, from new moms to mid-career professionals, to young college grads. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about how she got the idea to launch Tog + Porter following the 2008 financial crisis, what it takes to be part of their stellar team of stylists, the step-by-step details of how Tog + Porter’s service works, some of the brands and labels you might find in your delivery box of goodies, and how their stylists work with clients to build fashion confidence that will last a lifetime. Plus, I have all the details for you on today’s CMJ BTR Showcase Party over at Cake Shop, with a lineup that features a whole afternoon of live indie music from Dinosaur Feathers, Literature, Popstrangers & more, AND a playlist full of great music for you on today’s show including tracks from The Fresh & Onlys, Iska Dhaaf, and Tweedy. We’re having so much fun this week on BTR, we just might forget to be anti-social!
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It's time for Oktoberfest on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 7 different BTR DJs present 7 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with beer, brats and more beer
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Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
TST talks couchsurfing and gets some local eyes on Washington D.C.!
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Tune into this week's Biology of the Blog for hilarious horror stories from the Wild West of dating cyberspace.
90-minutes of tunes this Tuesday on BTR! Enjoy them alongside DJ Emily!
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This week on Biology of the Blog we chat with Mr. Fab of Music for Maniacs!
Surf’s up here on BTR, and we’re celebrating the official start of summer today on Sew & Tell with Estuaries, a beautiful new line of beach and swimwear from sisters/co-founders Zhu Ru and Layla Chen. Natives of Hawaii, both sisters eventually migrated to the Big Apple and decided to seize the opportunity to work on a new project together. Lucky for us, that project is a minimalistic, elegant, understated line of swim and resort pieces inspired by both the beach culture of Hawaii and the urban jungle of New York. On today’s show, Zhu Ru and Layla talk about the launch of Estuaries, how the polarized influences of Hawaii and New York find balance in their designs, the design challenges specific to creating swimwear, some of the elements that inspire the Estuaries piece, a few of their favorite spots in Hawaii, and more. Plus, a soundtrack covered in surf and sand, featuring tracks from artists like Tijuana Panthers, Beach House, Best Coast, and Coastgaard. So find a beach chair, lay back and relax in style with Sew & Tell on BTR!
This week we chat with Donna Desborough, voice behind the fantastic gaming blog Femme Gamer.
This week, I’m joined by the thoughtful, talented Anna Lynett Moss of CHIYOME. With a background in printmaking and drawing, Anna was always drawn to 3-dimensional design and architectural symmetry. Just after her move from L.A. to NYC, Anna launched CHIYOME, her own line of sleek, minimalistic, fashion-forward, yet eminently practical, bags and wallets. With a commitment to sourcing and producing as locally as possible, each beautifully structured piece is hand-crafted here in NYC, at the CHIYOME studios in the iconic 5Pointz building. On today’s show, Anna will talk about her transition from art into design, the family legacy behind the CHIYOME name, the core values around which she has built CHIYOME’s business model, some of the artists and designers that inform her aesthetic, the ways in which she’s actively working to give back to the New York community around her, and more. Plus, a playlist dedicated to all the amazing albums that have come out in the month of May - you’ll hear new tracks from Sharon Van Etten, Sylvan Esso, Sofie Winterson, Archie Bronson Outfit, and more. So tune in for some timeless classics today on BreakThru Radio!
Today we chat with Brent Burket, author behind the Brooklyn based art and music blog Heart As Arena.
Let's enjoy this semi-Monday on BTR!
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It's time for a Beach Party on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with sand, sea and sunshine. Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
90-minutes of fun this Tuesday with DJ Emily and lots of stellar artists.
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This week’s Sew & Tell is possibly one of the most important we will ever feature. I’m joined today by Bangladeshi photojournalist Ismail Ferdous, who documented the Rana Plaza factory collapse on the day it happened: April 24, 2013. Ismail’s images make it impossible to ignore the human suffering and heartbreak that resulted from that tragedy, and show intimate, tangible images of grief and devastation. Fellow photographer and filmmaker Nathan Fitch met Ismail at a workshop, and, moved by his images, the two began a collaboration that would ultimately lead to the creation of their Cost of Fashion initiative. On today’s show, Ismail generously shares his memories from being at Rana Plaza on the day of the collapse and some of the stories he’s heard from survivors, and Ismail and Nathan talk about the inherently problematic fast fashion system, and the ways in which they hope to raise awareness through Cost of Fashion. And as always, I’ve got some new music in the mix today including tracks from Southern Florida’s Helado Negro, Australian pop quintet The Trouble with Templeton, a single off the upcoming June release from The Antlers, and more. Please join us today on BreakThru Radio as we learn more about the single deadliest garment industry disaster in history, and some small and not-so-small ways in which we can help effect some urgently-needed change.
This week on Biology of teh Blog we chat with Steve Dublanica, the voice behind the original harassed waiter blog, Waiter Rant.
Sunday's with DJ Drew on BTR
It’s Street Week here on BTR, and we all know that the streets of NYC + style are as natural a combo as PB + J! This week’s guest, fashion photographer Melodie Jeng of The NYC Streets Photo Blog, gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to be a great street style photographer. Join us as Melodie shares about how she got into fashion photography, her approach to street style portraits, the photo gear that helps her capture NYC’s fashion scene, her favorite sneakers (aka the hottest trend in footwear), and more! Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of dreamy new music from artists including Sofie Winterson, Strange Talk, Sylvan Esso, So Brown, and Reuben and the Dark. So prepare to get your street style strut on with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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Enjoy your 90-minute Tuesday set this Tuesday on BTR!
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Enjoy a 90-minute set of tunes alongside DJ Emily.
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Tuesday's 90-minutes set is ready to go!
Put on your dancing shoes for Revolver! It's time for your indie dance mix on BTR!
DJRePete kickstarts your humpday with some claptrack-esc alternative by Jeremy Messersmith and a brand spankin’ new track by Angel Olsen. Preview artists playing a pair of festivals in the US and Australia, including a pre-SXSW session in San Diego. Plus, international music discovery with Beruit’s Yasimine Hamdan. And a few choice throwbacks from the likes of A.C. Newman, Alex Winston, and a b-side by Phoenix. A pretty packed Wednesday for you on BTR with DJRePete!
Tons and tons of new music on BTR today!
Sunday's with DJ Drew on BTR
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane start by analyzing women who are conservative and anti-feminist. Then, the pair checks out Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie and the first depiction of a same-sex couple on children's television. The show wraps with a conversation about magazines and what photoshopping means for impressionable youths. Image by Molly Freeman. The Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:46 Look of Love - The Jezabels 01:34 Analyzing Stereotypes: Anti-Feminist Women 09:46 Morning Sun - Strange Talk 10:40 Range of Relationships: ‘Good Luck Charlie’ 17:49 Talking Backwards - Real Estate 19:52 Relationships in the Digital Age: Photoshopping 26:37 Outro 28:16 Finish Follow BTR: Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest (curated by Dane) Follow Molly: Twitter Instagram Pinterest Follow Dane: Twitter Instagram Pinterest The Music The Jezabels (Official The Brink album art.) Live: Feb 24 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK Feb 25 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK Feb 26 - Oran Mor - Glasgow, UK Strange Talk (Official Cast Away album art.) Live: March 13 - Kingdom Nightclub Austin - Austin, TX Real Estate (Official Talking Backwards album art.) Live: Feb 17 - Point Ephemere - Paris, France Feb 19 - Bush Hall - London, UK Feb 22 - Paradiso Kleine Zaal - Amsterdam, Netherlands
It's the day after Valentine's Day! I love Valentine's Day- even though I'm single, I think it's a great day to eat chocolate sweets and tell people you love them! Plus, it's a great excuse to OD on love songs, which is exactly what we're doing on the show today! First we play some great new tracks, and then on to the love songs! Lovin' it here on BTR!
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On this week’s Sew & Tell, I take a look at the topic of inspiration and its role in the design process. Join me in discussions with four different fashion designers - Suzanne Rae, Samantha Pleet, Lizz Wasserman of popomomo, and Alice Wu of Feral Childe - as they share about what fuels their imagination and creativity, the challenges of translating vision into reality, and the vital role of collaboration. Plus, I have some great new music on the show today, including several preview tracks off upcoming releases. You’ll hear the latest from New Jersey’s Real Estate, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, two up-and-coming Aussie bands: Strange Talk and The Jezabels. And last but certainly not least, I have some coverage of this week’s gorgeous previews of Fall 2014 collections from the runways of NYFW! So join us for a refreshing break from the traditional, saccharine pinks and reds of Valentine’s, and get inspired by style here on BreakThru Radio!

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