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
Outerwear by Heidi Merrick
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. 🙂
(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
#StopAsianHate! Do we need to say more? Yes, we do—with music & resources. | read
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch