Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 23, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Liverpool St Plaid)
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02:55 Interview with Ana Perkins of Grown Up Shoes
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12:03 DJ Marie
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13:23 Glory, Sweat and Flow Archie Bronson Outfit
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15:21 Circles PUJOL
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18:32 Bicycle Girl Herzog
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20:40 DJ Marie
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22:10 Interview with Ana Perkins
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30:55 DJ Marie
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32:22 Silent Tears Little Lapin
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36:52 Leisure PHOX
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40:14 Our Love Sharon Van Etten
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44:02 DJ Marie
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46:07 Interview with Ana Perkins
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49:28 DJ Marie
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50:23 Rolling Stone Reuben and the Dark
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54:43 Finish
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This week, I’m joined by Austin-based graphic designer, blogger and stylist Ana Louisa Perkins, who offers some tips on easy style elevation. Ana launched her beautiful, inspiring blog Grown-Up Shoes in 2009; little did she know that it would soon lead her into a whole new career! Join us today as Ana talks about the path she took from a day job with a non-profit to full-time creative work at Kendra Scott, the value of professional connections, the art of styling, some of her favorite summer looks, and a few elegant party ideas that make hosting a breeze!

Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of new music including the latest from Sharon Van Etten, Nashville’s PUJOL, and a sneak peek of the upcoming debut from quirky Wisconsin sextet PHOX. Join us today on BTR for an easy style + music upgrade!


(Photo by Chelsea Fullerton)

Ana Perkins of Grown-Up Shoes
(All content courtesy of Grown-Up Shoes)

Check out some of Ana’s favorite polishes

Some gorgeous looks from Arnhem Clothing – check out Ana’s full feature

A Bohemian Mood Board

A recent giveaway featuring a few of Ana’s favorite statement earrings from Noonday Collection

A collection of some of Ana’s favorite spring shoes

Additional Resources:
– Be sure to follow Ana on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Bloglovin’ to stay up-to-date with all her latest posts, inspiration, and news.
– Check out Blogshop for access to great photo tutorials geared towards bloggers, as well as opportunities to intern for their traveling workshops. And take a look at The Cream’s beautiful wedding showcases!

Odds & Ends:
– A wonderfully elegant “adult” baby shower from The Kitchn, with plenty of stylish ideas that are perfect for any party or summer gathering (bonus: a recipe for lavender-infused lemonade!)
– How great is this maxi dress from Nili Lotan for goop? Probably a good thing that it’s out of stock…(!!)
– I love this article from Zosia Mamet on why women don’t *always* have to lean in.
– Ummmm, yes. This Instagram account needs to be followed, because, let’s be honest… YOU DID NOT EAT THAT!


PUJOL
(Photo by Alexa Sullivant)
May 24 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 26 – Jumbo’s Bar – Detroit, MI
May 27 – Elastic – Chicago, IL
May 29 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
June 6 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
June 7 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
June 8 – Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
June 11 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
June 12 – The Demo – St. Louis, MO
June 13 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
July 17 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN


PHOX
(Photo by Nich Thomas)
June 24 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
June 25 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
June 27 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX
June 28 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
June 30 – The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
July 1 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
July 5 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
July 6 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
July 8 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
July 9 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
July 11 – Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
July 12 – Mariposa Music Festival – Champaign, IL
July 13 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
July 15 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
July 16 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
July 17 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
July 18 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
July 19 – The Hamilton Live – Washington, D.C.
July 21 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
July 22 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
July 23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
July 25 – 27 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
July 28 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, Quebec
July 29 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
July 31 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
Aug 1 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Aug 3 – Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, WI
Aug 4 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 6 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 7 & 8 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Aug 9 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Aug 29 – 31 – End of the Road Festival – Salisbury, United Kingdom
Sept 1 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, United Kingdom
Sept 3 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, Germany


Sharon Van Etten
(Photo by Dusdin Condren)
May 28 – Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France
May 29 – 31 – Primavera Sound Festival – Barcelona, Spain
June 1 – Studio 672 @ Stadtgarten – Cologne, Germany
June 2 – Privat Club – Berlin, Germany
June 3 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 4 – Rough Trade East – London, United Kingdom
June 5 – KOKO – London, United Kingdom
June 11 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
June 12 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
June 13 & 14 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
June 17 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
June 18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
June 19 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
June 20 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
June 21 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
June 24 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
June 25 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
June 28 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
June 29 & 30 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
July 2 & 3 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
July 6 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 8 – Republik – Calgary, Alberta
July 9 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, Alberta
July 10 – Amigo’s Cantina – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
July 14 – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
July 16 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
July 18 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
July 20 – The Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Aug 5 – 9 – Oya Festival – Oslo, Norway
Aug 14 – 17 – Green Man Festival – Powys, United Kingdom

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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