Sew & Tell

Premiere DateOct 31, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Nighttime The Amazing Snakeheads)
02:12 Interview with Toree Arntz of Fauxtale
08:50 DJ Marie
10:29 Magick Lia Ices
14:25 Wolf Sylvan Esso
17:37 Organ Donor Jeremy Messersmith
20:25 DJ Marie
22:41 Interview with Toree Arntz
32:43 DJ Marie
34:22 Creature Fear Bon Iver
37:20 Innocent Bones Iron & Wine
40:56 The Leading Bird Marketa Irglova
45:28 DJ Marie
47:27 Interview with Toree Arntz
54:31 DJ Marie
55:22 Evil Eye Franz Ferdinand
58:10 Finish

Happy Halloween, fashion fans! In honor of today’s festivities, my guest this week is Toree Arntz, designer of the beautiful, mythical pieces that make up her label Fauxtale. The Los Angeles-based artist is passionate about animals, and utilizes their naturally-shed materials to create breathtaking and dramatic fashion. What started as a few custom Halloween costumes for friends has blossomed into an amazing, expressive full line, and on today’s show, you’ll hear from Toree about the journey that took Fauxtale from party costumes to custom pieces for high-level clients, how the animals at the Wildlife Waystation sanctuary inspire her designs, why she never creates pieces for herself, and more.

Plus, a haunting playlist full of frighteningly good indie music, including tracks off the latest from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso, and Marketa Irglova, along with older tunes from Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, and Jeremy Messersmith. And I have a few fun last-minute Halloween costume inspiration for all you procrastinators out there! Join us for a devilishly stylish hour of radio, here on BTR!

Select Pieces from Fauxtale by Toree Arntz
(Photos courtesy of Fauxtale)

Some Fauxtale headdresses from Collection III

The Fauxtale Arawak Quill Vest

Cher wearing a Fauxtale Plume Headband

Dark Horse Crown for Katy Perry, created by Fauxtale

Lydia Hearst wearing the Fauxtale Unicorn Headpiece and the Ticun Skirt

A Fauxtale bag design for Fall 2014

Keep up with all the latest from Fauxtale!

Check out Wildlife Waystation for more information on the beautiful animal sanctuary, and follow them on Facebook for info on their upcoming fundraising campaign!

Odds & Ends
– Just like Toree mentioned, Khol’s was recently caught peddling real fur as “faux” – the retail chain is a repeat offender, and the Humane Society urges consumers to put pressure on the company and help stop this practice.
– Both PETA and the Humane Society offer consumers guides to fur-free fashion brands.
– Looking for some last-minute Halloween costume inspiration? Both R29 and HuffPo put together a great selection of cute & creative ideas for ladies (that do NOT involve sexy nurses), and this list from BuzzFeed has everyone covered!

Sylvan Esso
(Photo by DL Anderson)
Oct 31 – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
Nov 8 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Nov 14 – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA
Jan 23 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY

Iron & Wine
(Photo by Craig Kief)
Nov 5 – Kulturkirche – Cologne, Germany
Nov 6 – Ringkirche – Wiesbaden, Germany
Nov 7 – Rolling Stone Weekender – Weissenhauser Strand, Germany
Nov 8 – Apostel Paulus Kirche – Berlin, Germany
Nov 11 – Store Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 12 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
Nov 13 – VoxHall – Aarhus, Denmark
Nov 16 – Adelphi Theatre – London, United Kingdom
Nov 17 – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill-On-Sea, United Kingdom

Marketa Irglova
(Photo by Hordur Sveinsson)
Nov 6 – Vondelkerk – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 8 – Sono Centrum – Brno, Czech Republic
Nov 9 – Kulturni Zarizeni KZ – Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
Nov 10 – Divadlo Studio DVA – Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 11 – Kulturkirche – Cologne, Germany
Nov 12 – Frannz Club – Berlin, Germany
Nov 13 – Botanique-Rotunde – Brussels, Belgium
Nov 15 – Unitarian Church – Dublin, Ireland
Nov 17 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, 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…