Sew & Tell

Premiere DateOct 25, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Take Heart Black Hearted Brother)
03:29 Interview with David Dietz of Modavanti
09:10 DJ Marie
10:12 This Is How It Feels Black Hearted Brother
15:34 Angel Blood Cass McCombs
19:12 Love the House You're In Moonface
24:29 DJ Marie
26:24 Interview with David Dietz
32:12 DJ Marie
33:29 Folk Song Melody Maria Taylor
36:27 Arctic Shark Quilt
39:17 Holy Branches Radical Face
42:48 DJ Marie
44:27 Interview with David Dietz
49:59 DJ Marie
51:28 Rollerblades Kwes.
55:14 Finish

On today’s show, I have a plethora of fall fashion goodies – a conversation with the founder of my new favorite (sustainable) fashion webshop, Modavanti, along with a host of last-minute Halloween ideas for all you procrastinating fashionistas out there!

Two years ago, David Dietz left an established career in journalism and Middle Eastern politics to grow a sustainable fashion webshop. Modavanti launched just a year and a half ago, but has already made a significant name for itself as a leader in the small-but-growing market of online sustainable resources (plus, it’s one of my personal favorites!) On today’s show, you’ll hear David talk about the path that took him from covering the Arab Spring to starting Modavanti, the philosophies and principles that guide his ethically oriented shop, and some new developments and future plans that will add to Modavanti’s steadily growing base of loyal customers.

Plus, a playlist that features the latest from Cass McCombs, Moonface, and Black Hearted Brothers, along with a preview track from next week’s Maria Taylor release. All that and more in the hour ahead, so tune in, turn it up, and stay stylish with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!

Selections from Modavanti
(All photos courtesy of Modavanti)

From featured designer Amy Matto

Long Sleeve Front Twist Dress

Martina Dress

Meryl Dress

Outerwear by Heidi Merrick

Rincon Jacket

Saffron Poncho


Tapered Boyfriend by Henry & Belle

Rustic Micro Flare by Henry & Belle

Team Colors by Skinny Jeans in Burnt Orange


Straight Black Leather Wrap by Nettie Kent

Theodore Ring Mint by George & Laurel

Triangle Wrap Bracelet by Raven + Lily

Liberated Lariat Necklace by Indie Twenty Jewelry


Alena Loafer by Maroon

Grey Dallan Boot by Neuaura

Navy Hand-loomed Silk Scarf by UNA Fashion

Austin Blues Scarf by Indigo Handloom

Nosero Doubler by Freedom of Animals

Be sure to check out Modavanti‘s:
*Mission statement
*Sustainability badges
*Modacycle program
*Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest

Odds & Ends:
*A great one-stop resource for all things Halloween from Refinery29, including last-minute costume tricks and scarily stylish party tips!
*An inspiring list of 21 fall wardrobe building blocks from the classy lassies over at Daily Candy…
*Gorgeous new jewelry in stock at Steven Alan (sigh).
*Have you taken this personality test yet? Seems like *the* thing everyone’s doing this week! I’ll admit I was a tiny bit disappointed that I got Utah (??), but they do score very low on the neurosis scale! What’s your state? Take the short quiz & leave your answer below!
*Calling all fans of British period drama TV (aka, Downton Abbey)… this is my latest discovery, and Hulu is keeping me thoroughly entertained!
*I made myself a turmeric milk nightcap last night, and it was like drinking fall.
*A stellar low-maintenance lady’s guide to 5 makeup basics that can create 7 different looks!
*Don’t forget to check out BTR on Tumblr and Pinterest, especially for fall food & fashion inspiration!
*Got a great Halloween costume? Give me a shout over on Facebook or Twitter – I want pics! This is my new idea. 🙂

Cass McCombs
(Photo by Pony Cassels)
Nov 7 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Nov 8 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Nov 9 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 12 – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace – Pioneertown, CA
Nov 14 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Nov 16 – Don Quixote’s International Music Hall – Felton, CA
Nov 22 – The Belmont – Austin, TX
Dec 2 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Dec 3 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
Dec 4 – Great Hall – Toronto, Ontario
Dec 6 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Dec 7 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
Dec 8 – HIgh Watt – Nashville, TN
Dec 9 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
Dec 12 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Dec 13 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD

(Photo by Tero Ahonen)
Nov 3 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, United Kingdom
Nov 5 – Chopin Theatre – Chicago, IL
Nov 6 – The Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 9 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
Nov 16 – Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 19 – Cafe du Nord @ Swedish-American Hall – San Francisco, CA
Nov 27 – Labozaal – Leuven, Belgium
Nov 28 – Les Trois Baudets – Paris, France
Dec 1 – Le Guess Who – Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan 27 – Royal Albert Hall – London, United Kingdom

(Photo by Allison Pharmakis)
Nov 11 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Nov 14 – TT the Bear’s Place – Cambridge, MA
Nov 15 – 285 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 16 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 17 – DC9 – Washington, D.C.
Nov 18 – Al’s Bar – Lexington, KY

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…