Sew & Tell

Premiere DateFeb 14, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Capitol Trust)
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03:40 Interview with designer Suzanne Rae
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09:07 DJ Marie
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09:55 Talking Backwards Real Estate
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12:58 DJ Marie
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14:07 Interview with designer Samantha Pleet
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18:57 DJ Marie
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19:59 High-Five Angel Olsen
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22:53 DJ Marie
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23:50 Interview with designer Lizz Wasserman of popomomo
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31:05 DJ Marie
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32:13 Young Hearts Strange Talk
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36:01 DJ Marie
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37:06 Interview with designer Alice Wu of Feral Childe
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43:28 DJ Marie
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44:46 Look Of Love The Jezabels
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48:48 Finish
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On this week’s Sew & Tell, I take a look at the topic of inspiration and its role in the design process. Join me in discussions with four different fashion designers – Suzanne Rae, Samantha Pleet, Lizz Wasserman of popomomo, and Alice Wu of Feral Childe – as they share about what fuels their imagination and creativity, the challenges of translating vision into reality, and the vital role of collaboration.

Plus, I have some great new music on the show today, including several preview tracks off upcoming releases. You’ll hear the latest from New Jersey’s Real Estate, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, two up-and-coming Aussie bands: Strange Talk and The Jezabels. And last but certainly not least, I have some coverage of this week’s gorgeous previews of Fall 2014 collections from the runways of NYFW!

So join us for a refreshing break from the traditional, saccharine pinks and reds of Valentine’s, and get inspired by style here on BreakThru Radio!

Suzanne Rae Fall/Winter 2010
(Photos by Tracy Morford)

Suzanne Rae Spring 2011

*Visit Suzanne Rae’s website to see the lookbook for her new Fall 2014 Collection, inspired by the 1946 film Les Enfants du Paradis.

Selections from Samantha Pleet Spring 2011

*Click here to watch the video for the Samantha Pleet Spring 2011 Collection featuring Victoria Legrand, and here to watch the video for Samantha’s Spring 2014 Collection “Arcadia.”

Selections from popomomo Fall 2012 Collection, by Lizz Wasserman


*Browse a gallery of Lizz’s beautiful unique prints, and check out a preview for the upcoming film Gray House by Austin Lynch, for which Lizz is designing the costumes.

Selections from the Feral Child Spring 2011 Collection, by Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson

*Take a look at the beautiful S/S 2014 Feral Childe Collection, titled “Disappearing Object Phenomenon.”

Odds & Ends
*There were so many beautiful Fall 2014 Collections that debuted this week! In addition to Wes Gordon and Libertine, a few of my favorites were Marchesa, Tory Burch, Co., Nanette Lepore, Novis, and Tome. Check my NYFW Pinterest board for more!
*A great list of 32 inspiring quotes about fashion from Refinery29.
*Yes. Shosh from HBO’s “Girls” goes to Sochi.
*Like the music on today’s show? You can stream Angel Olsen’s new album “Burn Your Fire For No Witness” on NPR in advance of Tuesday’s release, and if you preorder Strange Talk’s “Cast Away,” you’ll get a download of the album’s single and 5 bonus tracks!
*For your weekend, two great guides to the perfect Vday weekend movie picks: one from Refinery29 offers choices for every type of scenario and celebration, and this one from Paste highlights 14 romantic movies that guys won’t mind watching, too!


Real Estate
(Photo by Shawn Brackbill)
Feb 17 – Point Ephemere – Paris, France
Feb 19 – Bush Hall – London, United Kingdom
Feb 22 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 27 – Noise Pop @ The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Feb 28 & March 1 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
March 3 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
March 4 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
March 6 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
March 7 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
March 8 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
March 9 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
March 11 – Fonda Theatre – Hollywood, CA
March 19 & 20 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
March 21 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
March 22 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
March 23 – The Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
March 25 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
March 26 – First Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
March 27 – Metro – Chicago, IL
March 28 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
March 29 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
March 31 – Terminal West at King Plow – Atlanta, GA
April 1 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
April 2 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
April 3 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
April 5 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 29 – 31 – Primavera Sound Festival @ Parc del Forum – Barcelona, Spain


Angel Olsen
(Photo by Zia Anger)
Feb 18 – The Southern Cafe and Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA
Feb 20 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
Feb 22 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
Feb 23 – JR’s Lightbulb Club – Fayetteville, AR
Feb 24 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
Feb 25 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
March 1 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
March 2 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
March 3 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
March 5 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
March 6 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
March 7 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
March 8 – Mikey’s Gyros – Moscow, ID
March 10 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
March 11 – 16 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 23 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, United Kingdom
March 25 – Dingwalls – London, United Kingdom
March 27 – La Lune Des Pirates – Amiens, France
March 28 – King Georg – Cologne, Germany
March 29 – Hebbel Am Ufer – Berlin, Germany
March 30 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Germany
March 31 – Scandic Grand Central – Stockholm, Sweden
April 1 – Cafe Mono – Oslo, Norway
April 2 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
April 3 – Kulturhaus III&70 – Hamburg, Germany
April 4 – STUK @ Kunstencentrum – Leuven, Belgium
April 5 – Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 6 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 24 – The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
April 25 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
April 26 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
April 27 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
April 28 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
April 29 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE


The Jezabels
(Photo by Josh Shinner)
Feb 24 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Feb 25 – Manchester Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 26 – Oran Mor – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 28 – Limelight 2 – Belfast, United Kingdom
March 1 & 2 – Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland
March 4 – The Fleece – Bristol, United Kingdom
March 5 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, United Kingdom
March 6 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, United Kingdom
March 8 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
March 9 – Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands
March 11 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
March 12 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 14 – Ubel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany
March 15 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, Germany
March 16 – Jugendkulturkirche Sankt Peter – Frankfurt, Germany
March 18 – Freiheiz – Munich, Germany
March 19 – Komplex Klub – Zurich, Switzerland
March 20 – Gebäude 9 – Cologne, Germany
March 26 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
March 29 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
March 31 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

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…

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