Sew & Tell

Premiere DateAug 30, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Beauty Still Rebels The Kissaway Trail)
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01:57 Interview with Courtney Allegra
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05:29 DJ Marie
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06:47 Born Too Late Dent May
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14:30 Confidence The Dodos
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19:16 Fresh Strawberries Franz Ferdinand
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22:27 DJ Marie
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23:58 Interview with Courtney Allegra
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29:12 DJ Marie
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30:19 Frosted Tips Califone
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34:06 Radiator 1 Appomattox
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38:06 Can't Get Enough Bad Cop
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40:17 DJ Marie
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41:25 Interview with Courtney Allegra
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44:28 DJ Marie
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45:32 Right Action Franz Ferdinand
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48:35 Finish
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I have a seriously sartorial trailblazer for you on today’s show: meet designer Courtney Allegra, who debuted her eponymous ready-to-wear women’s line at last fall’s LA Fashion Week. She’s been featured on The Today Show alongside Rachel Roy, appeared in the pages of Seventeen, Girl’s Life, Essence, Huff Po, and Avant Garde, and her label has been worn on the red carpet. She’s also in high school.

On today’s show, you’ll hear from Courtney about what it’s like to launch and run a label at age 16, where she gets inspiration for her bold, fresh, sophisticated-yet-playful designs, and her amazing post-graduation ambitions.

Plus, a playlist full of great songs off just a handful of this week’s new releases – tracks in the mix from Dent May, The Dodos, Califone, and Franz Ferdinand (they’re back!!) So tune in and get ahead of the fashion curb with Sew & Tell on BTR!

Selections from Courtney Allegra
(All photos courtesy of Courtney Allegra)

Black Leather Varsity Jacket

Black Leather Pants

Pleated Leather Skirt (green)

Wool/leather School Girl Skirt (pink)

Black Sequin Top

Ruffle Jacket

Tie Dyed Top w/ Satin Collar

Evening Snake Dress

Short Halter Dress

Long Sleeved Dress

Sun Leopard Print Halter (print also designed by Courtney Allegra)

*See more and shop styles at the Courtney Allegra website! Learn more about Courtney through her impressive press kit, and read her blog for the latest on new styles, events, photo shoots, favorite finds, and more. You can also stay current with Courtney’s designs and media appearances by following her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vimeo, Youtube, and Google+.



Dent May
(Photo by Stephany Kaye)
Aug 30 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
Sept 10 – Club Downunder @ FSU – Tallahassee, FL
Sept 12 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
Sept 13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
Sept 14 – Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios – Denton, TX
Sept 15 – Opolis – Norman, OK
Sept 16 – Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
Sept 17 – Grinnell College Gardner Lounge – Grinnell, IA
Sept 18 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 19 – Memorial Union Terrace @ UW – Madison, WI
Sept 20 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Sept 21 – Boomslang Festival – Lexington, KY
Sept 22 – Broadway’s – Asheville, NC
Sept 24 – Eclipse Coffee & Books – Montevallo, AL
Sept 25 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
Sept 26 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 27 – Baltimore House – Hamilton, Ontario
Sept 29 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Sept 30 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
Oct 1 – Brandeis University – Waltham, MA
Oct 3 – 285 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 4 – Milkboy Philly – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 5 – College of William and Mary – Williamsburg, VA
Oct 6 – Duke Coffeehouse – Durham, NC


The Dodos
(Photo by Mark Holthusen)
Sept 3 & 4 – MusicFest NW – Portland, OR
Sept 5 – Harlow’s Night Club – Sacramento, CA
Sept 6 – Cosmic Pizza – Eugene, OR
Sept 7 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
Sept 8 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
Sept 9 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
Sept 11 & 12 – Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club – Calgary, Alberta
Sept 13 – Kaleido Family Arts Festival – Edmonton, Alberta
Sept 15 – Park Theatre Winnipeg – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sept 16 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 17 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Sept 19 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Sept 20 – High Dive – Champaign, IL
Sept 21 – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
Sept 22 – Starlight – Waterloo, Ontario
Sept 24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
Sept 25 – Mavericks – Ottawa, Ontario
Sept 26 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, Quebec
Sept 27 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Sept 28 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 29 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 1- Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Oct 2 – King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC
Oct 3 – The New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
Oct 4 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Oct 5 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
Oct 6 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
Oct 8 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Oct 9 – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX


Franz Ferdinand
(Photo by Perou)
Aug 31 – Electric Picnic – Stradbally, Ireland
Sept 5 – 8 – Bestival – Arreton, United Kingdom
Sept 10 – Mallroca Rocks Hotel – Magaluf, Spain
Sept 11 – Ibiza Rocks Hotel – San Antonio, Spain
Sept 14 – DCode Fest @ Universidad Complutense De Madrid – Madrid, Spain
Sept 20 – Volksbuhne – Berlin, Germany
Oct 4 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Oct 5 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Oct 6 – ACL @ Zilker Park – Austin, TX
Oct 8 – Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Oct 9 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 10 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
Oct 11 – 13 – ACL Music Festival @ Zilker Park – Austin, TX
Oct 15 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
Oct 16 – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH
Oct 17 – The Music Center at Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD
Oct 19 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
Oct 20 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
Oct 22 – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, 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…

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