Sew & Tell

Premiere DateOct 24, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Never Lonely Diane Coffee)
03:48 Interview with Ashley Jude of Tog + Porter
11:42 DJ Marie
13:18 Animal of One The Fresh & Onlys
17:15 Gone The Proper Ornaments
19:38 Two Ones Iska Dhaaf
23:14 DJ Marie
24:57 Interview with Ashley Jude
31:48 DJ Marie
33:22 Done Calling You Sean Rowe
36:53 Please Don’t Let Me Be So Understood Tweedy
38:23 Break Me Sharon Van Etten
42:17 DJ Marie
43:56 Interview with Ashley Jude
47:32 DJ Marie
49:27 Cast Away Strange Talk
53:59 Finish

It’s Anti-Social Week here on BTR, and my guest this week is the perfect style solution for when you’re doing a bit of hibernation. Ashley Jude and co-founder Ellie Williams launched Tog + Porter in 2009, offering their customers a unique opportunity to receive personal style service and fresh fashions by mail. Five years later, Tog + Porter have a strong fan base of women from all stages of life, from new moms to mid-career professionals, to young college grads. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about how she got the idea to launch Tog + Porter following the 2008 financial crisis, what it takes to be part of their stellar team of stylists, the step-by-step details of how Tog + Porter’s service works, some of the brands and labels you might find in your delivery box of goodies, and how their stylists work with clients to build fashion confidence that will last a lifetime.

Plus, I have all the details for you on today’s CMJ BTR Showcase Party over at Cake Shop, with a lineup that features a whole afternoon of live indie music from Dinosaur Feathers, Literature, Popstrangers & more, AND a playlist full of great music for you on today’s show including tracks from The Fresh & Onlys, Iska Dhaaf, and Tweedy. We’re having so much fun this week on BTR, we just might forget to be anti-social!


Tog + Porter, from Ashley Jude and Ellie Williams
(Photos courtesy of Tog + Porter)

Some great style boards from Tog + Porter

Some fashionable fall picks

A Jennifer Aniston-inspired board

A Tog + Porter shipment of goodies

Ashley (left) working her style magic

A happy Tog + Porter client chats with her stylist

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Odds & Ends
Join us this afternoon at New York’s Cake Shop for an epic line-up of live indie music, featuring Dinosaur Feathers, Literature, Popstrangers, and more! (And pssssst: free beer from 12 – 1pm!)
– A wonderfully observant piece from The Cut about Oscar de la Renta’s career and legacy.
– Some EPIC Halloween costume ideas from Refinery29 – better get planning!
– A cool music video for the song “Everybody Knows,” from Seattle duo Iska Dhaaf.
– The Met has a fascinating new fashion exhibit on mourning called “Death Becomes Her,” featuring 30 antique bereavement garments, spanning 1815 – 1915. Open now through February 1st, it would make for a perfect pre-Halloween Saturday afternoon!
– I recently discovered this cool new online boutique Accompany, dedicated to fashion-forward fair trade styles for men, women, and home!


The Proper Ornaments
(Photo by Simon Sarin)
Nov 23 – Hedon Kleine Zaal – Zwolle, Netherlands
Nov 26 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 27 – 100 Club – London, United Kingdom


Iska Dhaaf
(Photo by Trent Moorman)
Oct 24 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY


Sean Rowe
(Photo by Anthony Saint James)
Oct 26 – McCabe’s Guitar Shop – Santa Monica, CA
Nov 2 – La Vitrola – Montreal, Quebec
Nov 4 – The Casbah – Hamilton, Ontario
Nov 5 – Dakota Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Nov 6 – Black Sheep Inn – Wakefield, Quebec
Nov 14 – Massry Center for the Arts @ College of Saint Rose – Albany, NY
Dec 3 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Dec 4 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Dec 5 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Dec 6 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Dec 7 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
Dec 9 – The Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
Dec 11 & 12 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Dec 14 – Ivywild – Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 16 – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO
Dec 17 – Off Broadway – St Louis, MO
Dec 18 – The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN


Sharon Van Etten
(Photo by Dusdin Condren)
Oct 24 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
Nov 13 – 15 – Crossing Border @ Koninklijke Schouwburg – The Hague, Netherlands
Nov 16 – Muziekodroom – Hasselt, Belgium
Nov 17 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, Germany
Nov 18 – Lille Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 20 – VERA – Groningen, Netherlands
Nov 21 – Handelsbeurs – Ghent, Belgium
Nov 24 – Manchester Cathedral – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 25 – Art School – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 26 – The Library at The Institute – Digbeth, United Kingdom
Nov 27 – Brighton Corn Exchange – Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 28 & 29 – Vodafone Mexefest – Lisbon, Portugal
Dec 1 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Dec 2 – Zwolfzehn – Stuttgart, Germany
Dec 4 – Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
Dec 5 – Kaserne – Basel, Switzerland
Dec 6 – Locomotiv Club – Bologna, Italy
Dec 8 – La Salumeria Della Musica – Milan, Italy
Dec 10 – Gran Teatre del Liceu – Barcelona, Spain
Dec 11 – Teatro Lara – Madrid, Spain
March 7 – 9 – Golden Plains Festival @ Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre – Meredith, Australia

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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