It’s Craft Week here on BTR, and craft + fashion can only mean one thing: DIY project time! I’m joined this week by Jenni Radosevich, editorial staff member at InStyle, and creative mastermind behind the popular fashion project blog I Spy DIY. From make-it-yourself crystal necklaces to the latest nail art trends, sprucing up a pair of shoes, or adding a unique look to that Ikea vase, Jenni’s tutorials have you covered. Plus, she’s got a ton of great inspiration posts that keep you up-to-date on all the latest styles! On today’s show, Jenni will talk about the start of I Spy DIY, how *not* learning to sew made her who she is today, a few of her favorite style icons, and her top shops for craft supplies.
All that, plus a set of brand new music from artists Mikal Cronin, Wampires, and Bibio, along with a set dedicated to the stylistically diverse roster of Toronto’s record label Arts & Crafts. Grab that glue gun, and get ready to bedazzle here on BTR with Sew & Tell!
Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY
(All photos courtesy of I Spy DIY)
Odds & Ends from the past week in fashion…
*Have you seen Tiffany’s Gatsby-inspired collection?? To. Die. For. (Also, Brooks Brothers has a super snappy Gatsby menswear line, full of summery, sartorial suits!)
*You have to check out Dane’s new food blog on BTR, Dish + Drink. It’s awesome! And follow the Dish + Drink Pinterest board for his latest recipes & posts.
*Sooooo, researchers at Duke University have apparently come up with a 3D PRINTED INVISIBILITY CLOAK. And our lives will never be the same.
*I never wanted to post a second time about Kim K., but everyone’s been buzzing about her baby shower invites. Which are, of course, insane & over-the-top.
*Jessica Chastain had *matching spanx* under her gorgeous gown on the red carpet at Cannes!! Which raises two questions: 1) Why in the world does she need spanx? and 2) Did she have them custom dyed? (One has to assume yes…)
*Some of the top red carpet looks from Cannes.
*Some of my own recent summer wardrobe acquisitions that I am loving: this paper-thin Eileen Fisher pullover, this Everlane tote, and this gorgeous necklace from Nola Bella, an anniversary gift from my sweet husband.
*Gap is one of the major US retailers who have refused to sign the Bangladesh Safety Accord. Thankfully, customers are not happy, and they’re letting Gap know.
*Helen Mirren is pretty much the best celebrity ever.
*Some more awesome DIY fashion & style blogs to follow: Honestly WTF, P.S. I Made This, a pair & a spare, and One of Each.
*Tutorials for a beautiful color fade t shirt, and an awesome color block blouse!
*If you were a fan of the Arts & Crafts label set, follow them on Facebook or Twitter for news on upcoming releases, tours, and more! And hey, speaking of getting crafty… check out their cool new collaboration with Etsy!
*Check out GQ’s Awkward Family Photos with Danny McBride and Maya Rudolph.
*The Sartorialist caught some great images last week in keeping with the denim summer trend. These blues are really beautiful.
*David Beckham announced his retirement from professional football/soccer/whatever it’s really called, but he certainly won’t be stepping down from his throne as sartorial king.
*Warby Parker opened a location in Boston earlier this week. Also, this.
*Fashion Beans released a how-to piece for men on stylishly wearing shorts this summer without being too casual.
*A great DIY fashion project for taking a classic sweater or blazer to the next level.
(Photo by Denee Petracek)
May 24 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
May 25 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
May 28 – Amoeba Music – San Francisco, CA
June 7 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
June 10 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
June 11 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
June 17 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
June 18 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
June 20 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
June 21 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, D.C.
June 22 – Emerald Lounge – Asheville, NC
June 23 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
June 24 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
June 26 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
June 27 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
June 29 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
July 19 – 21 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
Aug 1 – 3 – OFF Festival – Katowice, Poland
Aug 8 – 10 – Haldern Pop Festival – Haldern, Germany
Aug 14 – Vera Mainstage – Groningen, Netherlands
Aug 15 – 18 – Green Man Festival – Powys, United Kingdom
Aug 19 – The Lexington – London, United Kingdom
Aug 24 & 25 – FYF Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Sept 5 – 7 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
(Photo by Robbie Augspurger)
June 4 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
June 5 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
June 6 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
June 8 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
June 10 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
June 11 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
June 12 – Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
June 13 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
June 18 – The Shacklewell Arms – London, United Kingdom
June 20 – L’Espace B – Paris, France
June 21 – MC Theater – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gold & Youth
(Photo by Norman Wong, via Gold & Youth Facebook)
June 8 – Field Trip Music & Art Festival – Toronto, Ontario
June 12 & 13 – Starlight – Waterloo, Ontario
June 15 – Sound of Music Festival – Burlington, Ontario
June 28 – 30 – Tall Tree Music Festival – Victoria, British Columbia
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