Happy November! Can you believe it’s *already* here?? In the spirit of things-that-arrive-ahead-of-their-time, I have an awesomely forward-thinking guest for you on today’s show. (Seriously, this lady will be *huge* fashion news soon, so tune in and get a stylish leg up on all your friends!)
Kelsy Parkhouse launched her line Carleen right after graduating from Pratt, and with good reason: her unique sensibilities had earned her rave reviews from both Pratt profs and outside industry professionals. Armed with an ability to blend seemingly disparate styles into a cohesive aesthetic, Kelsy took the plunge and debuted Carleen with a S/S 2013 collection, based on her thesis work at Pratt. While the label is still young, Kelsy’s subsequent collections have generated even more genuine fashionista buzz, and on today’s show, you’ll hear Kelsy talk about the strong female fashion role models in her family, what it was like to launch a label right out of school, how Patti Smith inspired her S/S 2014 collection, and where she likes to shop for vintage goods in NYC.
All that, plus a spooky playlist full of fun tracks from artists like Mr. Gnome, Lightning Dust, Vampire Weekend, and the latest Arcade Fire! So tune in, turn it up, and get ready to be hipper-than-thou with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Odds & Ends
*A hysterical, spot-on parody trailer for a Wes Anderson horror movie, courtesy of SNL.
*Racked has a fabulously helpful tutorial for trimming & styling your bangs!
*A gorgeous line of leather boots & shoes, made right here in NYC! I want these and these.
*What did Neko Case and Best Coast wear for Halloween? Find out with an awesome photoblog from Consequence of Sound.
*There are some great movies coming out in the next week! I’m excited to see “About Time,” “Twelve Years a Slave,” and “Diana.” What about you?
*In the spirit of the season, I started this deliciously spooky & well-spun read this week.
*Speaking of delicious… I’ve never been a huge fan of cole slaw, but I made a batch with fennel & cabbage yesterday that was scrumptious! (Think crispy, refreshing, and tangy…)
*Check out this great doc on an amazing business development: an all-female drum group from Rwanda started Africa’s FIRST ICE CREAM SHOP, with help from Blue Marble Ice Cream here in Brooklyn! How cool is that?! The preview had me tearing up…
Happy Halloween! (from left to right, our friend Chris as a Ceiling Fan, me as Fantine from Les Mis, our friend Ben as Odlaw from Where’s Waldo?, and Tim as Patrick Swayze’s character from “Point Break”)
…and our beloved Robin Hood!
(Photo by Anton Corbijn)
Nov 11 & 12 – Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom
Nov 15 & 16 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 27 – Empress Ballroom – Blackpool, United Kingdom
Jan 17 – Big Day Out @ Western Springs Stadium – Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 19 – Big Day Out – Gold Coast, Australia
Jan 24 – Big Day Out – Melbourne, Australia
Jan 26 & 27 – Big Day Out – Sydney, Australia
Jan 31 – Big Day Out – Adelaide, Australia
Feb 2 – Big Day Out – Perth, Australia
(Photo by Horour Sveinsson)
Nov 15 – Crossing Border Festival – Enschede, Netherlands
Nov 16 – Crossing Border Festival – The Hague, Netherlands
Nov 17 – Arenberg – Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 21 – Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 23 – Nuevo Teatro Circo – Cartagena, Spain
Nov 27 – Joy Eslava – Madrid, Spain
Dec 2 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Jan 16 – Sydney Town Hall – Sydney, Australia
March 3 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
March 5 – Roisin Dubh – Galway, Ireland
March 8 – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill-On-Sea, United Kingdom
March 9 – Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Gnome)
Dec 7 – The Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
Dec 13 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Dec 14 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Dec 21 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
March 11 – 16 – SXSW – Austin, TX
(Photo by Andy Bond)
Nov 23 – Lucky Bar – Victoria, British Columbia
Nov 27 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
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