Sew & Tell

Premiere DateAug 10, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Pipe Dreams (Demo) Matthew Dear)
02:34 Interview with Mary O'Regan of Nordstrom and Art of Wore
07:11 DJ Marie
08:52 The Well (We Will Change It All) Sandra Kolstad
12:22 So Calm Cave Painting
16:22 Fiction In 4 Moves Xylos
19:53 DJ Marie
20:40 Interview with Mary O'Regan
29:15 DJ Marie
30:27 My Love Won't Wait Two Gallants
34:02 Mockingbird Catherine Irwin
37:46 Black Domino Box H. Hawkline
40:41 DJ Marie
41:35 Interview with Mary O'Regan
50:19 DJ Marie
52:21 Summer Skills (Bump in the Night Version) ARMS
56:55 Finish

What do you think of when you think of fashion ads? Uber-skinny women draped across couches, wearing fabulous clothes and looking some degree of depressed/disturbed? Possibly… but there’s a lot more to it nowadays than that. And this week’s guest is the perfect person to talk about how fashion editorial has influenced fashion advertising.

Mary O’Regan is the new Senior Feature Writer for Nordstrom, and the funny, insightful, stylish voice behind Art of Wore. I first spoke with Mary in December, when we reviewed fashion trends of 2011, and looked ahead to 2012. At the time, Mary was just about to leave her position in Minneapolis as Senior Editor for METRO magazine, for Seattle, to begin her new adventures with everyone’s favorite department store. This week, I got a chance to catch up with Mary about her new gig, style in Seattle, and fashion advertising. Join us as we discuss the over-grunged grunge of Marc Jacobs, the polished edge of Alexander Wang, the marketing genius of Lanvin, the classless publicity stunt of violence in advertising, Mary’s fall fashion favorites, and more.

Plus, new music from Scandinavian psych pop artist Sandra Kolstad, UK’s Cave Painting, San Francisco’s Two Gallants (think Lucinda Williams meets White Stripes), and more. Don’t forget to follow Sew & Tell on the new Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest interviews & news – Fridays just keep getting better & better, here on BTR!

Mary O’Regan, Art Of Wore
(Photos & links courtesy of Art of Wore)

Mary mixing aesthetics masterfully in a recent outfit post: Nighttime Pleats and Sparkles
(Photo by Vera Pashkevich)

Mary’s triumphant vintage Guess find

Seattle Style Resources

*Totokaelo Boutique
*It’s My Darlin’
*21 Arrondissement – Seattle

*And download the amazing Thrift Buddy app here!

*If you want more of fashion ads, check out:

-This new Old Navy campaign, spoofing 90210 with former cast members (yes, including Jason Priestley!)
Here’s a great sneak peek at Taschen’s new calendar Fashion Ads of the 20th Century from New York Magazine.
– Fashionista staff share their Top 10 favorite ad campaigns of the 90’s.
– And this cool blog post details the controversial ad tactics of United Colors of Benetton over the years.

Cave Painting
(Photo courtesy of
Aug 15 – The Bull & Gate – London, United Kingdom
Sept 21 – The Cockpit 3 – Leeds, United Kingdom
Sept 22 – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sept 24 – The Cluny 2 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sept 25 – Stereo York – York, United Kingdom
Sept 27 – The Sugarmill – Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom
Sept 28 – The Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sept 29 – Trof, Fallowfield – Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 2 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 3 – The Lexington – London, United Kingdom
Oct 9 – The Green Door Store – Brighton, United Kingdom

Two Gallants
(Photo by Charles Villyard)
Aug 10 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA
Aug 25 – Mumford & Sons and The Very Best – Monterey, CA
Aug 31 – Soho – Santa Barbara, CA
Sept 2 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Sept 4 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Sept 5 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 7 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sept 8 – 29th Street Ballroom, Spider House Cafe – Austin, TX
Sept 9 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Sept 10 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Sept 11 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
Sept 12 – King Plow Arts Center – Atlanta, GA
Sept 13 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Sept 14 – The Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Sept 15 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Sept 17 – MOTR – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 18 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN

H. Hawkline
(Photo courtesy of Amy Davies Photography)
Aug 20 – The Louis – Cardiff, United Kingdom
Aug 21 – The Social – London, United Kingdom
Aug 22 – The Hop – Wakefield, United Kingdom
Aug 23 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, United Kingdom
Sept 6 – Leaf Tea Shop & Bar – Liverpool, United Kingdom
Sept 7 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Sept 8 – The Captain’s – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sept 10 – The Cluny – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sept 12 – Electrowerkz – London, United Kingdom
Sept 13 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sept 14 – Festival Number 6 – Portmeirion, United Kingdom
Sept 15 – The Parrot Music Bar – Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…