Happy Fall! It’s finally getting juuuuust cool enough to look at those sweaters in the back of the closet again, and pull the warm layers out of storage. Tank tops and shorts are old news – what we crave now are scarves, chunky sweaters, worn boots and chic hats. And in keeping with the falling leaves, I’ve got the perfect accessory designer on the show today.
Claudia Schulz was born in Berlin, and moved to Canada in the early 2000’s. With time on her hands, Claudia decided to explore her long-held curiosity about millinery, and took some classes in the ins and outs of hat making. Her casual lessons uncovered a latent talent, and Claudia’s new hobby became a new career, and an eponymous label of hand-crafted hats. Carried online as well as in boutiques throughout New York and Canada, Claudia Schulz designs are at once vintage and modern, building contemporary details onto timeless silhouettes. On today’s show, Claudia will share about her transition from Germany to Canada, just how she manages to make a complete line of hats and run her own business, a few of her sources for design inspiration, and some of her own favorites from her vintage hat collection.
And as you know, fall is the time for new music, and boy do I have a playlist full of great new releases for you today! Tracks from new projects like Saint Rich and Coastgaard, as well as new releases from familiar favorites like Dr. Dog, The Blow, Chvrches, and more. So button your coat, wrap your scarf a bit tighter, and get cozy – it’s time for fall fashion on BreakThru Radio!
Samples from the DEKA Collection by Claudia Schulz
(Photos by Trevor Brady, courtesy of Claudia Schulz)
Diana – Black
Dulce – Gray
Diederike – Black
Delanna – Light Blue
Dakota – Gray
*Explore Claudia Schulz online for styles from past seasons, as well as an online shop and list of stockists in New York and Canada. And follow her on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest news & designs!
Odds & Ends
*Are you or will you be in NYC for Halloween? Check this list of best Halloween costume shops in NYC from Racked & ace your spooky street style test.
*Here’s a cool event you can attend on October 18th in Richmond, VA, courtesy of one of my fave webshops Need Supply, and a Made-in-the-USA label called Gitman Vintage. If you go for food & drinks, you can stay and design your very own shirt from 3 style selections + 5 vintage fabrics! Now that’s classy.
*Speaking of cool events! Have you seen the info on BTR’s CMJ party? Come join us. You won’t be sorry. (Two words: free beer.)
*I am in love with all of the new Pendelton Portland Collection. Especially the toggle coat. It is the coat of my dreamz.
*Joanna Goddard, you read our deepest unspoken desires AGAIN! Her crazy comprehensive list of pumpkin recipes.
*My new favorite cocktail, courtesy of Italy. If I’m honest, it’s best savored on a sweltering afternoon, so file this one away for next summer…
(Photo by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Oct 12 – The Trash Bar – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 16 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 22 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Oct 23 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 24 – The Spot – Elyria, OH
Oct 25 – White Rabbit Cabaret – Indianapolis, IN
Oct 26 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Oct 27 – Kobo – Columbus, OH
Nov 2 – Westco Cafe – Middletown, CT
Nov 5 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
Nov 6 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Nov 7 – Lamar Lounge – Oxford, MS
Nov 8 – Mud & Water – Baton Rouge, LA
Nov 9 – Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
Nov 11 – Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA
Nov 12 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
Nov 13 – Duke University – Durham, NC
Nov 14 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 15 – BSP – Kingston, NY
Nov 19 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
(Photo by Nicky Devine)
Oct 11 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 12 – 14 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Oct 16 – UNO Lakefront Arena – New Orleans, LA
Oct 18 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Oct 19 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL
Oct 20 – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL
Nov 1 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 2 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
Nov 3 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Nov 4 – The National – Richmond, VA
Nov 6 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
Nov 7 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Nov 8 – The Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
Nov 9 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov 11 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Nov 13 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
Nov 14 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Nov 16 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
(Photo by Federica Dall’Orso)
Oct 11 – Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 12 – Velvet Lounge – Washington, D.C.
Oct 23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
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