Sew & Tell

Premiere DateNov 16, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Lux 3 (Radio Edit) Brian Eno)
03:12 Interview with Nina Egli of Toujours Toi and Family Affairs
08:46 DJ Marie
10:21 Christmas In The Room Sufjan Stevens
14:35 Expecting to Fly of Montreal
18:08 Saturday Night Jonti
21:29 DJ Marie
22:21 Interview with Nina Egli
27:08 DJ Marie
28:19 So Many Details (Radio Edit) Toro Y Moi
31:51 Simple Request Dirty Projectors
34:30 Pain From Love (Radio Edit) Rubblebucket
38:28 DJ Marie
39:16 Interview with Nina Egli
44:33 DJ Marie
46:16 Global Concepts (Radio Edit) Robert Delong
50:03 Finish

This week, I’m joined by the multi-talented, multicultural designer Nina Egli, creator of not one, but *two* great lines, Toujours Toi and Family Affairs. Nina started Toujours Toi in 2002 – 2003, as a charm bracelet side project for extra cash. It quickly took center stage, and her quirky, elegant combinations of charms, cast metal, sequins, and crystals captivate the imaginations of women everywhere. In 2008, Nina and her mother, Kaya, also a designer, began to work together on a line of women’s clothing. Not surprisingly, their Swiss/New York cross-continental label, appropriately called Family Affairs, took off just as quickly as Nina’s jewelry. Their collections are full of whimsical prints, paired with classic, vintage-inspired cuts for a look that’s full of elegance and magic. On today’s show, Nina will talk about how she began Toujours Toi, the stories and cinema that inspire her, and some brand new Family Affairs projects for the coming collections.

Plus, music from Sufjan’s Christmas epic, a Jonti re-do, and Toro Y Moi’s new single – all that and more in this hour of fashion, so tune in as we keep fashion in the family on BTR!

Toujours Toi by Nina Egli
(Photos courtesy of Toujours Toi)

Family Affairs by Nina and Kaya Egli
(F/W 12 photos by Nadine Ottawa, S/S 13 photos courtesy of Family Affairs)

Selections from F/W 2012 “Ivy League”

Selections from S/S 2013 “Night Train to Cassis” Runway Show

Check out these adorable, summery prints! I’d say Nina’s a natural, what do you think?

And check out this amazing (sold out) design from Nina & Kaya for Of a Kind!

*Check out this R29 subway fashion photo shoot, and be sure to let me know if you come across any stellar subway style blogs! Click here to follow Sew & Tell’s Gift Guide 2012, featuring sustainable, made-in-the-USA, or fair trade gift ideas for everyone on your list! And you can read more about the Made in America Holiday Challenge. Last but not least, did you know that Etsy now offers gift cards?? Genius and simple way to stuff stockings with Made in the USA!


Sufjan Stevens
(Photo by Wendy Lynch Redfern)
Nov 24 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Nov 25 – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
Nov 26 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
Nov 27 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
Nov 28 – Lyric Theatre – Oxford, MS
Nov 30 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Dec 1 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX
Dec 3 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Dec 4 – Fonda Theatre – Hollywood, CA
Dec 5 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Dec 6 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
Dec 8 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Dec 9 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
Dec 12 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
Dec 13 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Dec 14 – Deluxe at the Amber Room, Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Dec 15 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Dec 16 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Dec 18 – Asbury Hall – Buffalo, NY
Dec 19 – Fete Lounge – Providence, RI
Dec 20 – Royale – Boston, MA
Dec 21 & 22 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY


Toro Y Moi
(Photo by Bryan Bush)
Dec 28 – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Jan 16 – Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
Jan 18 – Bios – Athens, Greece
Jan 20 – Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland
Jan 22 – Village Underground – London, United Kingdom
Jan 23 – Le Trabendo – Paris, France
Jan 24 – Mc Theatre – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 25 – Comet Club – Berlin, Germany
Jan 26 – Vienna Arena – Vienna, Austria
Jan 30 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Jan 31 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
Feb 1 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Feb 2 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX
Feb 4 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Feb 5 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Feb 6 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb 8 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Feb 9 – The National – Richmond, VA
Feb 10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Feb 11 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 13 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Feb 15 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Feb 16 – Club Soda – Montreal, Quebec
Feb 17 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
Feb 19 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Feb 20 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 21 – Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Feb 23 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Feb 24 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 26 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 27 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Feb 28 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR


Rubblebucket
(Photo by Peter Dean Rickards)
Nov 16 – Pearl Street Ballroom – Northampton, MA
Nov 17 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Nov 18 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 5 – Royale – Boston, MA
Dec 6 – The Blockley – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 7 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
Dec 29 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Dec 30 & 31 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT

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…

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