Sew & Tell

Premiere DateSep 19, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Talk to God Goat)
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02:56 Interview with Emily Spivack of Worn Stories and Sentimental Value
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11:43 DJ Marie
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13:22 Silent Tears Little Lapin
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17:49 Another Story Electric Youth
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21:25 Tears Of Joy Slow Club
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25:28 DJ Marie
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26:59 Interview with Emily Spivack
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34:58 DJ Marie
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36:44 Madman Sean Rowe
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40:31 Right State of Mind Holy Ghost Tent Revival
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44:40 Happy Sad Christopher Denny
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46:28 DJ Marie
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48:03 Interview with Emily Spivack
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52:53 DJ Marie
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54:10 You’ve Got a Lot On Your Mind Sloan
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57:38 Finish
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Today on Sew & Tell, I am delighted to bring you a great interview with Emily Spivack, author of the newly published Worn Stories and curator of the project Sentimental Value. Both focus on the deeply personal relationship that people have with clothing – the emotional connections, stories, and significance that form our attachments to what we wear. When I spoke with Emily two years ago, the two projects were documented primarily as blogs; now, Emily has created a beautiful selection of 67 narratives recorded in the Worn Stories book, and her Sentimental Value collection is on display in art exhibits throughout the country. I had a chance to catch up with her this week and in today’s follow-up interview, you’ll hear from Emily about the growth of development of these two projects, some of the things she’s learned and observed through her work about emotional connections to clothing, her own “happiest garment,” and more.

Plus, I’ve got a great, emotive playlist for you including brand new music from Electric Youth, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Slow Club, and Sloan, along with tracks off the latest from Little Lapin, Sean Rowe, and Christopher Denny. So join us for a moving hour of fashion, music, and emotion, right here on BreakThru Radio!

Worn Stories and Sentimental Value, by Emily Spivack
(Photos courtesy of Emily Spivack)


Photos from a few of the stories & people featured in Worn Stories
(Photos by Ally Lindsay, courtesy of Worn Stories by Emily Spivack, published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.)

Roseanne Cash

Andy Spade

Piper Kerman

Marcus Samuelsson

Cynthia Rowley

For more Worn Stories…
Check out the beautiful book! Perfect holiday gift for your bff or sister… (hint hint)
– Contribute your own Worn Story through the website or on Instagram with #WornStories!
– Keep up with all the latest press, posts and news through the Worn Stories Facebook & Twitter.
– Hear actress Greta Gerwig’s recording of her Worn Stories story on The Dinner Party Download from American Public Media!

Select Ebay stories & items featured on Sentimental Value
(Photos courtesy of Emily Spivack and Sentimental Value)

“My vintage lace wedding dress and sad story”

“Manolo Blahnik Gorgeous Gold Heels 38.5 EUC”

“Men’s Disco/Dance/Clubbing/Stage Shirt – Black & Silver – Size Sm/Med”

“Authentic Prada Soft Calf Leather Hobo Shoulder Bag w/ Authenticity Card BR4690”

For more Sentimental Value…
– Find out about exhibits, new posts, and more via Facebook and Twitter.
– Have a great Ebay story to share? Submit through the Sentimental Value website!


Electric Youth
(Photo by Vanessa Heins)
Nov 3 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
Nov 4 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Nov 6 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Nov 7 – Victoria Event Centre – Victoria, British Columbia
Nov 8 – The Imperial – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 12 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 13 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Nov 14 – District N9ne – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 15 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Nov 18 – The Hoxton – Toronto, Ontario
Dec 1 – Melkweg Oude Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 4 – Nouveau Casino – Paris, France


Slow Club
(Photo by Laura Pannack)
Sept 19 – Upstairs, World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 20 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
Sept 21 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Sept 23 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, Quebec
Sept 24 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Sept 25 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Sept 26 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 29 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
Sept 30 – Holocene – Portland, OR
Oct 3 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
Oct 4 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 5 – Bar Pink – San Diego, CA
Oct 25 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 26 – Point Ephemere – Paris, France
Oct 27 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
Oct 28 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 30 – Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
Oct 31 – Magnet Club – Berlin, Germany
Nov 1 – Atomic Cafe – Munich, Germany
Nov 2 – B 72 – Vienna, Austria
Nov 3 – Stall 6 – Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 11 – Electric Brixton – London, United Kingdom


Holy Ghost Tent Revival
(Photo by Caitlin McCann)
Sept 28 – Sugarlands Distilling Co – Gatlinburg, TN
Oct 1 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, D.C.
Oct 2 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 8 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 9 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Oct 29 – Hotel Utah Saloon – San Francisco, CA
Nov 5 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Nov 11 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Nov 13 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
Nov 14 – Ivywild – Colorado Springs, CO

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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