Sew & Tell

Premiere DateSep 20, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Tiempo Del Solo Gipsy Kings)
02:51 Interview with Ashley Crowe of Astrowifey
09:21 DJ Marie
10:19 Stand On The Horizon Franz Ferdinand
14:34 Pyramids Man Man
18:26 You + Me (Still Together In The Future) Oberhofer
23:00 DJ Marie
24:49 Interview with Ashley Crowe
30:58 DJ Marie
32:02 Discerpo Aisha Burns
35:57 Summer Valentine Tica Douglas
40:09 What We Talk About Hookworms
44:11 DJ Marie
45:27 Interview with Ashley Crowe
52:31 DJ Marie
54:12 Ten Twenty-Ten - Generationals
57:33 Finish

Haaaaaay! Guess what??!! Sew & Tell has its first nail artist on the show today, and she’s suuuuper awesome! Ashley Crowe is a Chicago-based freelance nail artist who started a blog called Astrowifey to document her passion for nail art, as she herself learned and experimented in the early days of nail art popularity. Little did she know that her blogging and hobby would soon transition to an incredibly successful career and cult following, but lucky for us, it did! Winner of this year’s Refinery29 Nail Art Nation contest, Ashley’s bold, expressive work is inspired by pop and contemporary art, rock music, and fashion.

On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about how her passion for nail art became a career, her role in the development of Tipsy Zine, the first U.S.-based lifestyle nail art publication, a few of her nail art role models, and insider tips on some must-have polishes, upcoming trends, and DIY upkeep for healthy nails.

All that, plus a playlist mixed with post-punk and atmospherically autumnal music, including tracks from Franz Ferdinand, Man Man, Aisha Burns, Hookworms, and more. So tune in and prepare to nail fall fashion with BTR and Astrowifey!

Astrowifey & Tipsy Zine Nail Art by Ashley Crowe
(Photos courtesy of Astrowifey and Tipsy Zine)

Astrowifey for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA)

Ashley is the winner of the Refinery29/Revlon National Nail Art Contest!! Congrats!!! 🙂

A recent collaboration with Chicago’s Starving Artist Annual Benefit

A collaboration with Lucky

Additional recent designs & events

Tipsy Zine, S/S 2013

*You can find AstroWifey through her main website and blog, as well as through Tipsy Zine. Be sure to follow AstroWifey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news, events & designs! And swing by Tipsy Zine’s website to order the latest issue and sign up for their newsletter!

Resources from this week’s show:

*Ashley’s blog post about her trip to NYC

*A few of Ashley’s Favorite Salons/Artists:
Vanity Projects Nail Salon
Britney Tokyo
El Salonsito
Prima Creative
Madeline Poole
Nail Swag
Disco Nails

*Favorite Polishes:
Jin Soon, Blue Iris
*RBG Nail Colors, esp. Honeydew
Moon Candy by Revlon

Man Man
(Photo by Sandlin Gaither)
Sept 20 – Masquerade Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Sept 21 – The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
Sept 22 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Sept 23 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Sept 27 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Sept 28 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 29 – Fonda Theatre – Hollywood, CA
Sept 30 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Oct 1 & 2 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Oct 5 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
Oct 6 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 8 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Oct 9 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 10 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
Oct 12 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 14 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Oct 16 – Traif Music Hall – Buffalo, NY
Oct 18 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Oct 19 – Le Cabaret Du Mile End – Montreal, Quebec
Oct 20 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Oct 21 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 22 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct 24 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
Oct 27 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Oct 28 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Oct 30 & 31 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

(Photo by Tommy Chase Lucas)
Oct 11 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

Tica Douglas
(Photo by Gracie Pizzo)
Oct 2 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

(Photo by Kate Prior)
Sept 27 & 28 – Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia @ Camp & Furnace – Liverpool, United Kingdom
Sept 29 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 11 – The Trades Club – Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Oct 12 & 13 – Simple Things – Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 29 – Manchester Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 29 – Dec 1 – ATP @ Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park – Camber, United Kingdom
Dec 6 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Dec 7 – Broadcast – Glasgow, 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…