Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMar 20, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Influence The Acorn)
03:38 Interview with Rubi Jones
11:01 DJ Marie
12:07 Sing to Me Will Butler
15:09 Primrose Green Ryley Walker
19:06 Waste of Sunshine Evans The Death
21:48 DJ Marie
23:27 Interview with Rubi Jones
28:43 DJ Marie
29:47 Gotta Go Home Humans
34:35 Till We Ghosts Petite Noir
38:24 Desire Champs
41:30 DJ Marie
42:53 Interview with Rubi Jones
50:41 DJ Marie
51:56 Clean Diamond Rugs
54:44 Finish

Happy Spring! It is the first official day of the season, and I thought it was the perfect time to use our heads & do some beauty “spring cleaning.” Rubi Jones is a personal and editorial hairstylist based in Paris and New York, whose beautiful blog reflects her refined sensibilities and taste for timeless looks, combined with her savvy knowledge of the most recent trends. Trained at Bumble & Bumble here in NYC, Rubi’s styling work is effortlessly elegant and it’s easy to see why New York Magazine gave her the title “The Braid Whisperer.” On today’s show, Rubi talks about the career path that led her to styling, what made Bumble & Bumble a great training experience, some of the trends she spotted on the F/W runways, timeless hairstyles that transcend trends, a few of her favorite summer hair care products, and an exciting new project she’s recently launched.

Plus, you’ll find a ton of new music in the playlist today, including a song off the solo debut from Arcade Fire member Will Butler, a track from the much-anticipated sophomore release from Brit band Evans the Death, and a new EP from talented up-and-comer Petite Noir. So join us for a simple springtime makeover with Sew & Tell on BTR!

Samples of hair styling by Rubi Jones
(All photos courtesy of Rubi Jones)

Editorial work

Photo by Isabelle Selby

Photo by Rebekah Campbell

Photos by Valerie Dray

Styled for Sharon Wauchob Resort 14

Client Portraits

A beautiful bridal braid, photo by Sarah Hazelgrove

Edgy bangs, photo by Michael Gordon (this looks waaaay better than my own Amelie bangs disaster…!)

Photo by Tim Gibson

For more of Rubi’s work, visit her website & check out her portfolio. Be sure to stop by her blog, too, for great hair care tips and inspiration – I mean, how can you not love a blog that features a post with hairstyles from “The Americans”? Also, check out this great messy pixie, the no-cut haircut, and how (not) to select the best hairstyle for your face shape!

Last but not least, stop by The Period Store for a wealth of period-related remedies, supplies, and treats.

Odds & Ends
– So Hunter’s story is a sad one – they used to be made in Scotland and were known for their durability, but in the mid-aughts, they were bought out by an American company and manufacturing was moved to China. Their durability plummeted, leaving devotees of sturdy rainboots shopping around for other solutions – check out my favorite on Zappos! (If they’re good enough for British royalty, they’re good enough for me!)
– Joanna Goddard from Cup of Jo just featured this fascinating name-based personality test on her site; while mine is not 100% accurate, a lot of it is very true! Try yours and see what you think! (Yes, it’s the pink box in the upper right-hand corner…)
– Sample the full debut LP from Vancouver electronic duo Humans over on Exclaim.
This is one of the most ridiculously easy, delicious dishes I have made in… ever. (We added steamed broccoli and it was like takeout from the best Chinese place you know.)
Rockstars playing slugs!!
– Speaking of rockstars, if you’re jealous of everyone down in Austin right now at SXSW, take your own stylishly curated tour of the town, courtesy of boutique owner Jill Bradshaw and Vogue.


Will Butler
(Photo by Richmond Lam)
March 24 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
March 26 – Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI
March 27 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
March 28 – Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, Quebec
April 11 – Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 13 – Melkwek Old Hall – Amsterdam, Nederland
April 14 – AB Club – Brussels, Belgium
April 15 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany
April 16 – Frannz Club – Berlin, Germany
April 18 – Maroquinerie – Paris, France
April 20 – Art School – Glasgow, United Kingdom
April 21 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, United Kingdom
April 22 – Scala – London, United Kingdom
April 23 – The Temple @ Institute – Birmingham, United Kingdom
April 25 – Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
May 21 – The Imperial Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
May 22 & 23 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
May 24 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
May 26 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
May 27 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
May 29 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
May 30 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
June 1 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
June 2 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
June 3 – Cedar Cultural Centre – Minneapolis, MN
June 4 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL


Ryley Walker
(Photo by Dusdin Condren)
March 20 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
March 21 – Mobile AeroFest – Mobile, AL
March 23 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
March 25 – Hang Fire – Savannah, GA
March 26 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
March 28 – The New Vintage – Louisville, KY
March 29 – The Spacebar – Columbus, OH
March 30 – Chopin Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 8 – Copenhagen Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, Denmark
April 9 – Internasjonalen – Oslo, Norway
April 10 – Scandic Grand Central Hotel – Stockholm, Sweden
April 11 – 1000 Fryd – Aalborg, Denmark
April 12 – JAZ – Rostock, Germany
April 13 – Monarch – Berlin, Germany
April 14 – Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
April 15 – De Gudde Wellen – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
April 18 – Sebright Arms – London, United Kingdom
April 19 – Castle Hotel – Manchester, United Kingdom
April 20 – The Birdcage – Bristol, United Kingdom
April 21 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, United Kingdom
April 22 – The Tin at The Coal Vaults – Coventry, United Kingdom
April 23 – Games Room @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
April 24 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton, United Kingdom
April 25 – The Albatross Rafa Club – Bexhill-On-Sea, United Kingdom
April 27 – L’Espace B – Paris, France
April 30 – Le Bourg – Lausanne, Switzerland
May 1 – Voliere – Luzern, Switzerland
May 2 – Paradiso Upstairs – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 3 – Poppodium Grenswerk – Venlo, Netherlands
May 8 – 10 – Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch – Austin, TX
May 11 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
May 12 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro, NC
June 2 – The Echo – Los Angles, CA
June 5 – 7 – Levitation – Vancouver, British Columbia
June 9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
June 12 – Gundlach Bundschu Winery – Sonoma, CA
June 17 – 21 – NXNE @ Yonge-Dundas Square – Toronto, Ontario
June 26 – 28 – Solid Sound Festival @ Mass MoCA – North Adams, MA
July 17 – 19 – Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park – Chicago, IL
Aug 20 – 23 – Green Man Festival – Powys, United Kingdom


Humans
(Photo by Skot Nelson)
March 21 – Mad Decent x Fools Gold SXSW Super Party @ The Main – Austin, TX
March 25 – Q Nightclub – Seattle, WA
March 26 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
March 27 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
March 28 – Celebrities Nightclub – Vancouver, British Columbia
April 10 – SpiritBar – Nelson, British Columbia
April 11 – The Habitat – Kelowna, British Columbia
April 17 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, British Columbia
April 18 – The Waverly Hotel – Cumberland, British Columbia
May 7 – Fairmount Theatre – Montreal, Quebec
May 9 – CMW @ Wrongbar – Toronto, Ontario
June 13 – Bestival – Toronto, Ontario

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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