Sew & Tell

Premiere DateJan 11, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Beautiful Life Gui Boratto)
03:01 Interview with Joanna Vargas
10:01 DJ Marie
11:08 I Dreamed You In Magazines Fred Thomas
15:45 The Well (We Will Change It All) Sandra Kolstad
19:12 Nico Nightlands
23:28 DJ Marie
24:31 Interview with Joanna Vargas
30:09 DJ Marie
31:09 Soft Skin Mountain Man
33:01 Glowing Mouth Milagres
37:44 Vital Signs Midnight Juggernauts
43:14 DJ Marie
44:38 Interview with Joanna Vargas
51:34 DJ Marie
55:11 Feeling Good The Sheepdogs
58:22 Finish

It’s January, and if we’re being honest, most all of us are feeling the effects of holiday overindulgence. Thank goodness, then, that BTR is taking this week to focus on health! And here on Sew & Tell, I have New York’s premier esthetician and skin care guru, Joanna Vargas, to tell us about her latest treatments, products, and tips that will help you achieve a natural, healthy glow, and turn back the clock a bit on your skin.

Joanna’s ambitions in photography brought her to New York, where she soon discovered a passion for skin care instead. She went on to study with top estheticians world-wide, and soon, Joanna’s own technique and product developments placed her in their ranks. A celebrity favorite, Joanna Vargas salon offers multiple non-invasive skincare treatments, as well as a line of natural and organic products. On today’s show, Joanna will share the details of her path from photography to facials, some of the mechanics behind her technologically advanced and revolutionary methods, and a few practical tips on how to maintain and protect beautiful skin.

Plus, a playlist that features one of the first new indie releases of 2013, the upcoming sophomore album from Nightlands, along with tracks from Norwegian singer-songwriter Sandra Kolstad, Vermont trio Mountain Man, Midnight Juggernauts, Milagres, and more. So turn up the volume, settle back with a couple cucumber slices on your eyes, and get this year started off with your best face forward!

Joanna Vargas Salon & Skin Care Sanctuary
(Photos by Nicky Famous)

Joanna Vargas Skin Care Collection
(Photo by David Brier)

Additional tidbits from the first fashion news stories of 2013…

*Pre-fall hit the runways! Check out a host of slideshows over at – two of my favorites are the experimental-yet-minimal outlandishness of Scandinavian Acne Studios, and the more classically elegant basics from Band of Outsiders.

*Resort 2013 collections are now in retail! If you’re in the market, Harper’s gives their take on the best-of here.

*Some valuable vitamin supplement advice to get your year off to a healthy start, from Daily Candy’s go-to resource for beauty & nutrition tips, the founders of Sakara Life organic meal delivery.

*Interested in adding some green juice power to your diet? Check out Gwenyth Paltrow’s own go-to recipe for a healthy glow!

*My own favorite skin care power tool

*Last but not least, a great compilation from R29 of beautiful vintage dresses, available from a variety of fantastic online second-hand and vintage retailers!

Gui Boratto
(Photo by Vladi Fernandes)
March 29 – Paaspop – Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
March 30 & 31 – Lollapalooza @ Jockey Club de Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sandra Kolstad
(Photo by Ingrid Pop)
Feb 1 – TrashPop – Kristiansand, Norway
Feb 8 – Bastard – Tromso, Norway
Feb 9 – Union Scene – Drammen, Norway
Feb 21 – Hulen – Bergen, Norway
Feb 22 – Jimmy Legs – Haugesund, Norway
Feb 23 – Cementen – Stavanger, Norway
March 1 – Blaest – Trondheim, Norway
March 2 – Kjerringrakk – Bodo, Norway
Aug 7 – Oya Festival – Oslo, Norway

(Photo by Darshana Borah)
Jan 26 – KungFu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 12 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

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…