Hey there, fashion fans! I hope you’re all enjoying these last few weeks of December as we hurry into a brand new year!
And speaking of the new year… on today’s Sew & Tell, I’m joined by fellow BTR DJ, editorial staffer, resident foodie, and fellow fashion aficionado, Dane Feldman; together, we’ll take a look back at 2013 in fashion. You’ll hear about some of the trends we loved and hated, a few of the year’s defining moments in fashion, and our favorite additions to our personal closets this year!
Plus, a holiday-rific music playlist full of tracks from top indie artists like The Rural Alberta Advantage, Pink Mountaintops, Mum, and more. Join us as we reminisce on a hallmark year as it comes to close, celebrating the holidays in style with Sew & Tell on BTR!
The Year in Review: 2013’s Fashion Statements
Yay! Dane: Camo
An article from GQ explains how to incorporate the camo trend in subtle ways, with single outfit accents, including ties and shoes.
And check out this great button-down from Uniqlo!
Yay! Britt: Orange Lips
Meh… Dane: Leather
From blue to white to classic black, leather styles will withstand the test of time. Ruling? Not a trend.
Meh… Britt: The Blonde Pixie
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great style, especially when you can rock it like Charlize.
But… Everyone got that cut this year!
Ruling? A trend that created a few too many blonde pixie clones.
Nay! Dane – Neon
Why is this happening?
Nay! Britt: Peplums
2013 saw a lot of experimentation, which will naturally bring out the good, bad, AND fugly…
Defining Fashion Moments of 2013
Dane: John Mayer’s Comeback
Britt: The Rana Plaza Factory Collapse
The Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed this year, killing 1,129 workers. In response to this unimaginable tragedy, several fast fashion labels and large corporations have started to improve their supply chain and production methods. Hopefully, these improvements will continue before more lives are lost in other factories around the world.
Britt: The 2013 Met Gala
The punk theme for the Gala was a very tricky red carpet puzzle to solve; it threw attendees a bit off their style balance, for better and worse! Celebs had to get creative & it brought out infinitely more challenging and controversial fashion choices than the average event!
Our Own Best Wardrobe Additions from 2013
Dane: Uniqlo’s Tweed Jacket
Britt: Demylee’s Olivia Dress from Steven Alan (no longer available)
Odds & Ends
*Check out Yahoo’s list of the worst fashion trends we saw in 2013 – what do you think? Anything you’d add or disagree with?
*What Not To Wear’s Stacey London consults her crystal ball for 2014…
*2014’s Met Gala will honor an exhibit dedicated to the relatively obscure designer Charles James. Read more about his influence and work here!
The Rural Alberta Advantage
(Photo by Vanessa Heins)
Jan 15 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Jan 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Jan 18 – The Grand Club – Kingston, Ontario
Jan 19 – Ritual Nightclub – Ottawa, Ontario
Jan 22 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Jan 23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
(Photo by Jody Rogac)
Feb 21 – The Church on York – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 23 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
(Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)
Jan 25 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @ The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay – Singapore
Jan 27 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @ Silo Park – Auckland, Australia
Jan 31 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @ RNA Showgrounds – Fortitude Valley, Australia
Feb 1 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @ FCAC & The River’s Edge Footscray – Melbourne, Australia
Feb 2 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @ Sydney College of the Arts – Sydney, Australia
Feb 4 – St. Stephen’s Uniting Church – Sydney, Australia
Feb 7 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @ Harts Mill Port – Adelaide, Australia
Feb 8 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival @ Esplanade Park & West End – Fremantle, WA
Feb 10 – St. Michael’s Church – Melbourne, Australia
Feb 15 – 16 – Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan
Feb 20 – Music Zone @ E-Max, G/F, KITEC – Hong Kong, China
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