Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 3, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Flower Adventure)
03:22 Interview with Calley Dawson of Free People & The Cult of Style
09:31 DJ Marie
10:50 Californiyeah !!!
15:20 Bottled Affection Cold War Kids
18:01 Don't Remind Me Jay Arner
20:29 DJ Marie
21:26 Interview with Calley Dawson
26:45 DJ Marie
27:37 Pinewoods Alessi's Ark
30:38 Winter Daughter
35:12 A Charm / A Blade Phosphorescent
40:25 DJ Marie
41:51 Interview with Calley Dawson
48:03 DJ Marie
49:38 Even When The Water's Cold !!!
53:30 Finish

The warm weather is here, and it’s time to start getting all those cute summer clothes back out! This week’s guest knows a thing or two about summer style: Calley Dawson is a designer for the label Free People, and curator/editor of trend-centric fashion blog The Cult of Style. On today’s show, she’ll talk about the art of trend forecasting, the perks and challenges of designing for a major label, and what it takes to grow a solid blog following.

Plus, new music from Daughter, Alessi’s Ark, !!! and more, along with tons of headlines from this week in fashion and entertainment (Gwyneth! Gatsby! Punk! Don Draper! Oh my!) So turn up, tune in, and stay on trend with Sew & Tell on BTR!

Calley Dawson of Free People and The Cult of Style
(Photos courtesy of Calley Dawson)

One of Calley’s designs for Free People

An inspiration board

Calley’s resident style experts…

The stylish lady herself!

Selections from Calley’s 2012 Coachella coverage

*For more gorgeous fashion spreads & inspiration, check out The Cult of Style. Keep track of the latest posts from Calley on Facebook and Twitter, and keep tabs on trends with her amazing Pinterest boards!

Odds & Ends from Sew & Tell

DJ Marie’s Picks:
*Want a fresh wardrobe slate for summer? GOOP takes you through a step-by-step guide to spring cleaning for your closet.
*Why all the Gwyneth hate? The Daily Beast examines anti-Paltrowism.
*Take a look at the red carpet sartorial prowess from Wednesday’s “Great Gatsby” premier! Four words: Martha Stewart sequined pants.
*You can visit the stunning Prada Gatsby costumes yourself!
*Punk is in the air BIG time right now, and I have a feeling this Met exhibit has more than a little to do with this recent explosion…
*The Met Ball is one of THE annual social events in NYC. Who will wear what? Rumors here.
*Eileen Fisher debuts a fresh new look, aimed at a younger audience. What do you think?

Dane’s Picks:
*GQ posted a look-book of sartorial legend Steve McQueen’s best looks throughout his active years. This stuff’s a true testament to how a gentleman should dress, young or old, without having to worry about seasonal trends.
*It was revealed this week that J.C. Penney CEO-to-worker pay ratio is unbelievably unacceptable.
*Jennifer Aniston sported a little black dress to a book launch Tuesday night. How does she look?
*It’s Fashion Week in Cleveland!
*Warby Parker released their Limited-Edition 1922 Collection, most likely in anticipation of The Great Gatsby film.
*The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday! Derby Day is one of the biggest days of the year for high fashion and personal style (not to mention old world money and prepsters galore). Here’s what to attend in NYC on Derby Day if you’re not making it to Kentucky (don’t worry we aren’t either), how to throw your own Derby Day cocktail party, and how to make the necessary Derby drinks.

Mad Men Sesason 6, Episode 5 Recap, courtesy of Dane Feldman


This past Sunday’s episode was almost so iconic that it was hard to pay attention to sartorial detail. When it comes to the historical fiction side of Mad Men, viewers have been anticipating the episode that depicts Dr. King’s assassination since “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” the pilot episode, which takes place in 1960. Alas, April 1968 is finally here and it’s bound to be a bloody one.

Sunday’s episode was riddled with historical references. Don and Bobby watch Planet of the Apes back-to-back in theatres. Paul Newman is the keynote speaker at the Andy Awards.

Seems like Don and Roger are always at a black tie event when these things happen, doesn’t it? In “The Grown-Ups,” JFK is assassinated and Roger and Don still attend Margaret Sterling’s wedding.

Also, when JFK was assassinated Pete and Harry had a little breakdown about their positions at Sterling Cooper. This time around, Pete is surprisingly enraged at Harry for worrying about what the assassination of Dr. King will do to television. Campbell even goes far enough to call Pete a racist. Big words, Pete, but we’re proud of you for saying something that doesn’t make us want to rip our ears off for once.
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May 3 – Donau Festival – Krems, Austria
May 4 – Gretchen – Berlin, Germany
May 5 – Dutch Liberation Festival – Nijmegen, Netherlands
May 6 – Chapiteau @ Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
May 7 – Village Underground – London, United Kingdom
May 10 – 12 – All Tomorrow’s Parties @ Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park – Camber, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
May 17 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
May 18 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
May 19 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
May 20 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
May 22 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
May 23 –  Bottle Tree – Birmingham, AL
May 24 –  Tipitina’s Uptown – New Orleans, LA
May 25 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
May 26 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
May 27 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
May 28 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
May 29 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
May 30 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
May 31 – Cesar Chavez Park – Sacramento, CA

Alessi’s Ark
May 15 – L’Espace B – Paris, France
May 25 – Cardiff Buffalo Bar – Cardiff, United Kingdom
June 4 – Holocene – Portland, OR
June 6 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
June 7 – Bootleg Bar – Los Angeles, CA
June 11 – S.P.A.C.E. – Evanston, IL
June 16 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
June 19 – TT the Bear’s Place – Cambridge, MA
July 19 & 20 – Truck Festival @ Hill Farm – Steventon, United Kingdom

May 3 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
May 4 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
May 7 – Great Hall – Toronto, Ontario
May 8 – A and R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
May 9 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 10 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
May 11 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
May 13 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
May 14 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
May 16 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
May 17 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
May 18 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
May 21 & 22 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
May 25 – Field Day @ Victoria Park – London, 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…