Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 17, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Tell 'Em Sleigh Bells)
02:50 Interview with costume designer Jenn Rogien
19:11 DJ Marie
20:17 Ten Twenty-Ten - Generationals
23:30 White Nights (Twin Shadow Remix) Oh Land
27:27 DJ Marie
27:56 Interview with Jenn Rogien
44:55 DJ Marie
45:21 Love Is Won Lia Ices
50:38 No One Like You Best Coast
53:30 DJ Marie
54:00 Interview with Jenn Rogien
60:03 DJ Marie
61:52 We Are Young (Ft. Janelle Monae) fun.
65:59 Finish

When you hear the phrase “plastic dress,” chances are, at least for fans of the uber-popular fashion phenom TV show “Girls” on HBO, you think of character Marnie’s wave-making dress from Season 2. This week’s guest needs no further introduction; I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Jenn Rogien, costume designer and style mastermind behind the youthful Brooklyn styles. (Incidentally, Jenn made the infamous plastic dress herself!) Join us on Sew & Tell to hear Jenn talk about her path from chemical engineering to fashion, the work of a costume designer, the boys of “Girls,” a new Netflix series she just designed, her weakness for British costume dramas, and more.
Plus, a playlist full of “Girls” soundtrack-inspired songs, including Oh Land, Generationals, fun., and Lia Ices. So break out your sleeping bag coat and best fascinator, and join us for an hour of “Girl”-y fashion here on BTR!

Costume designer Jenn Rogien

*Visit to see samples of Jenn’s designs on “Girls,” “The Good Wife,” “Bored to Death,” and more. Also, check out this great slideshow from Time Style of Jenn’s Top 9 fashion moments from Season 2 of “Girls” (plastic dress included). Huffington Post helps you determine which “Girl” you are with a handy quiz, and College Fashion teaches you how to dress like your spirit girl. For slightly more sophisticated/authoritative reads on “Girls” fashion, try this insightful New York Times article, or this interview with Jenn from The Daily Beast, in which she talks specific shops for each of the characters. Naturally, Jenn’s talents extend beyond costume design – check out the recent collaboration she did with American Eagle for their line of intimates, called Aerie!

Headlines & tidbits from the past week…
*Oh, Gwenyth.
*Diddy’s on Downto(w)n?
*Everlane has added some beautiful, muted new colors to their line of perfect t’s. (Seriously, perfect. I own four & am considering more…)
*Going to a summer wedding? Refinery29 gives you style tips!
*An interesting meditation at Gen Y’s future migration to the suburbs, courtesy of Apartment Therapy.
*T. Bone talks “Nashville” with Rolling Stone Mag.
*While I am, obviously, thrilled to be celebrating our one year anniversary upstate this weekend, I am missing out on some AMAZING SALES happening in the city this weekend! If you are lucky enough to be in town, go to Kaight Boutique on Saturday for 15% off new arrivals, or to the Feral Childe Studio Sale on Sunday. (If, like me, you can’t make it to these awesome events this weekend, you can still catch the fiercely fashionable ladies of Feral Childe hosting a trunk sale at Brooklyn’s Sword-Smith on Friday 5/31!)
*Are you tired of the punk-influenced evening wear vibe yet? No? Click here.
*No lie, I ran into this fashion icon at a movie last weekend in the ‘burg. She’s such a classy lassie.

Happy Anniversary, my love.
(Photo by Courtney Hergesheimer of Peach House Productions)

Oh Land
(Photo by Spencer Crooks)
Aug 3 – Jazzhus Dexter – Odense, Denmark
Aug 9 – Copenhagen Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, Denmark

(Photo by Brian Balamonte)
June 1 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
June 2 – The Parish – Austin, TX
June 4 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
June 5 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
June 6 & 7 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
June 8 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
June 11 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
June 12 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
June 13 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
June 14 – Badlander – Missoula, MT
June 15 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
June 16 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
June 17 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
June 18 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
June 20 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
June 21 – The Maison – New Orleans, LA
June 22 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL
June 23 – New World Brewery – Tampa, FL
June 25 – Bardot – Miami, FL
June 26 – The Social – Orlando, FL
June 27 – Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
June 28 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
July 11 – Pier 84 – New York, NY

(Photo by Lindsey Byrnes)
June 7 – 9 – Rock im Park @ Zeppelinfeld – Nuremberg, Germany
June 13 – 16 – Isle of Wight Festival @ Seaclose Park – Newport, United Kingdom
June 26 – SummerFest @ US Cell Stage – Milwaukee, WI
June 27 – Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
June 28 & 29 – Kanrocksas @ Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS
July 4 – RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest @ LeBreton Flats – Ottawa, Ontario
July 6 – Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario
July 9 – Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
July 10 – Petrillo Music Shell @ Grant Park – Chicago, IL
July 12 – Bunbury Festival – Cincinnati, OH
July 13 – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
July 14 – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH
July 16 – Meadow Brook Music Festival – Rochester Hills, MI
July 18 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
July 19 – Mann Music Center – Philadelphia, PA
July 20 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
July 22 & 23 – Hudson River Park @ Pier 26 – New York, NY
July 26 – 28 – Ansan Valley Rock Festival – Ansan, Republic of Korea

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…