This week on Sew & Tell, I’m honored to feature an interview with a woman of many talents, Cecilia De Bucourt. She started a modeling career at the tender age of 14 and traveled the world, gracing the pages of top fashion publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. At 28, she shifted her focus to behind-the-scenes work, and received a fashion design degree from FIT. While she was still a student, her designs were picked up by Barney’s, and she went on to supply top brands like GUESS, Bebe, and Arden B. Cecilia is now focused on developing her eponymous label, which is a favorite of celebs like Heidi Klum, Jessica Simpson, and Paris Hilton. She’s also busy creating new photography work, and pursuing her unending passions for dance and design!
On today’s show, Cecilia will talk about the lessons she learned from working as a model for 14 years, what led her to pursue fashion design, how she gained business savvy before going solo, an upcoming jewelry line, and her pick for favorite iPhone app.
Plus, brand new music from the debut album of SoCal’s GRMLN, London’s Americana folk group Treetop Flyers, the sophomore release from Eleanor Friedberger, and more. So stick around for some serious style on BreakThru Radio!
Cecilia De Bucourt
(Photos courtesy of Cecilia De Bucourt)
(Photo & design by Cecilia De Bucourt)
Cecilia’s design for Free People – Harrow Studded Hobo
Cecilia in her own design
(Photo by Alejandro Blanco)
Some of Cecilia’s own stunning photography work
(All photos by Cecilia De Bucourt)
From the series “Retratos de Mujeres”
From the series “India”
*Follow Cecilia De Bucourt on Facebook for all her latest designs, news, and events!
Odds & ends from the past week…
*What do you think of Gap & Walmart’s joint efforts to address the tragedy in Bangladesh?
*DailyCandy chats up Face Hunter‘s street style photog Yvan Rodic.
*And speaking of street style, here are 10 inspiring summer looks, courtesy of Refinery29.
*One of my favorite boutiques, Kaight, is hosting a pop up shop that features one of my favorite designers, Auralis Studio!
*Carrie Bradshaw, er, SJP, is *finally* launching her own line of shoes!
*Are you sick of hearing about cronuts yet? No? Good.
*While I was out tending to a minor family situation last week, I became addicted to this album. For realz, addicted.
Some of Sew & Tell’s favorite apps:
*When I first got my iPhone (just a couple months ago!), so many people told me this app was a must-have. I was skeptical, but I can’t believe how many times I’ve already used it!
*I am lucky enough to have a car in NYC, and this app helps me find the cheapest spot to re-fuel.
*It’s $$, but my fancy calendar app does the work of a pocket personal assistant.
*If you’re a home cooker & chief grocery shopper, this app does a great job of keeping you organized and prepared for a week of meals!
*Every New Yorker’s best friend.
*This one kind of goes without saying…
Do you have any favorites? I don’t really have any fashion apps yet – are there any must-haves out there? Tell me all about it by leaving a comment on today’s playlist page, or post it on Sew & Tell’s Facebook!
(Photo by johmbolaya)
June 14 – The Smell – Los Angeles, CA
July 16 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
July 21 – Cafe du Nord @ Swedish-American Hall – San Francisco, CA
July 26 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
July 27 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
(Photo by Michael Rubenstein for exclaim.ca)
June 7 – Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
June 8 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
June 11 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
June 12 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
June 13 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
June 15 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
June 16 – Public Works – San Francisco, CA
June 18 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
June 19 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
June 21 – The Parish – Austin, TX
June 22 – The Loft – Dallas, TX
June 24 – The Demo – St. Louis, MO
June 25 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
June 26 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
June 27 – U STreet Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
June 28 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
(Photo by Sam Ford)
June 23 – Bootleg Bar – Los Angeles, CA
June 24 – Bardot – Hollywood, CA
June 26 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
June 27 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
July 17 – 19 – Larmer Tree Festival – Salisbury, United Kingdom
July 19 & 20 – Truck Festival – Steventon, United Kingdom
July 25 – 28 – Secret Garden Party – Huntingdon, United Kingdom
July 27 – The Trades Club – Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Aug 8 – 11 – Wilderness Festival – Charlbury, United Kingdom
Aug 31 – Westerpop – Delft, Netherlands
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