Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 9, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Fall In Young Magic)
02:28 Interview with Melodie Jeng of The NYC Streets Photo Blog
08:27 DJ Marie
10:28 River Sofie Winterson
13:50 Yellow Brick Road Little Lapin
17:02 Come Back Home Strange Talk
20:52 DJ Marie
22:29 Interview with Melodie Jeng
29:57 DJ Marie
31:38 Wolf Sylvan Esso
34:50 Dauphin Island So Brown
37:50 Bow and Arrow Reuben and the Dark
41:08 DJ Marie
42:41 Interview with Melodie Jeng
48:38 DJ Marie
49:54 Daddy’s Car Eno/Hyde
54:43 Finish

It’s Street Week here on BTR, and we all know that the streets of NYC + style are as natural a combo as PB + J! This week’s guest, fashion photographer Melodie Jeng of The NYC Streets Photo Blog, gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to be a great street style photographer. Join us as Melodie shares about how she got into fashion photography, her approach to street style portraits, the photo gear that helps her capture NYC’s fashion scene, her favorite sneakers (aka the hottest trend in footwear), and more!

Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of dreamy new music from artists including Sofie Winterson, Strange Talk, Sylvan Esso, So Brown, and Reuben and the Dark. So prepare to get your street style strut on with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!

Street Style Shots from The NYC Streets Photo Blog
(All photos by Melodie Jeng, courtesy of The NYC Street Photo Blog and

I love this candid group shot!

Check out Melodie’s perfect pics from the pre-Met Gala Vogue photo shoot, and see more of their Instagram selections here!

Samples of work from some of Melodie’s favorite photographers…

Bruce Davidson

Guy Bourdin

Steven Meisel

Richard Renaldi

Be sure to also check out the work of Jamel Shabazz, whose book Back in the Days documents the emergence of Hip Hop from 1980-1989.

Some of Melodie’s favorite kicks…

Adidas Stan Smith Shark Shoes

Common Project Original Achilles Low

Adidas Original Nizza Low Blue Stripe

Melodie’s go-to photo equipment!

The Canon 5D Mark III

Canon EF 70-200mm Lense

Odds & Ends:
*The Cut published all the glamour & glitz from this week’s Met Gala red carpet. As far as “doing the assignment” (i.e. dressing with the work of Charles James in mind), my picks for the night’s most fashionable winners are Karolina Kurkova, Liu Wen, and the Olsen twins. Whose look do you like best? (Caveat: Emma Stone is stunning, no question. But she gets points off from me for not really dressing towards Charles James.)
*You can stream the full debut albums of both Strange Talk and Sylvan Esso for a limited time!
*A very interesting article investigating the role that climate change may have played in the Rana Plaza factory collapse.
*Oh, hey, did I mention that I went to the Derby last weekend?? Had a marvelous time, which these pics prove.

Strange Talk
(Photo by Shervin Lainez)
May 12 – Bardot – Hollywood, CA
May 13 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
May 14 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
May 16 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
May 18 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
May 19 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
May 22 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
May 23 – The Drake – Toronto, Ontario
May 27 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 28 – Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn, NY

Sylvan Esso
(Photo by Tim Lytvinenko)
May 9 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
May 12 – Village Underground – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Berghain/Panorama Bar – Berlin, Germany
May 15 – Nochtspeicher – Hamburg, Germany
May 18 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 19 – Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France
May 26 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
May 27 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
May 28 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
May 30 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
May 31 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
June 3 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
June 5 – Fonda Theatre – Hollywood, CA
June 6 – The Filmore – San Francisco, CA
June 13 & 14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
June 15 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
June 16 – Royale Boston – Boston, MA
June 18 – La Tulipe – Montreal, Quebec
June 22 & 23 – Webster Hall – New York, NY

Reuben and the Dark
(Photo by Lucia Graca)
June 7 & 8 – Field Trip Music & Arts Festival @ Garrison Common, Fort York – Toronto, Ontario
June 10 & 11 – Upstairs @ World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
June 12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
June 13 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
June 17 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
June 18 – A and R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
June 20 – S.P.A.C.E. – Evanston, IL
June 21 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
July 19 – Folk on the Rocks @ Yellowknife – Northwest Territories, Canada

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…