Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 22, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Stranger To My Happiness Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)
03:03 Interview with Lisa Sun of Project Gravitas
15:03 DJ Marie
15:51 Star Witness Neko Case
20:59 One Day Sharon Van Etten
25:33 DJ Marie
27:43 Interview with Lisa Sun
37:09 DJ Marie
38:09 Used To Be Beach House
41:56 Coffee Sylvan Esso
46:16 DJ Marie
47:16 Interview with Lisa Sun
51:40 DJ Marie
52:59 Tell Me Lia Ices
56:56 Finish

What if you could wear your favorite yoga pants to work, and still look beautifully polished, professional, and commanding? That’s exactly what Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of Project Gravitas, has set out to do with her new line of women’s wear. Not only are Project Gravitas pieces comfortable and well-constructed classics, the designs are created with a variety of body shapes and sizes in mind. (Imagine that! A line of clothes for women, actually *designed* for more than one woman!)

Project Gravitas is just two years old, but in that time, the label has been featured in several top fashion publications including InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle, and Women’s Wear Daily, and has made multiple appearances in the O Magazine, after being selected as one of Oprah’s favorite things. An impressive resume, to say the least! Join us for a wonderfully inspiring, engaging talk with Lisa Sun, as she shares about the moment that ultimately led her to launch a new fashion label, what makes Project Gravitas designs unique, and some of the brand’s exciting new projects ahead!

And to go along with this empowering style, I’ve got a playlist full of empowering indie women. You’ll tracks in today’s mix from Neko Case, Sharon Van Etten, Beach House, Sylvan Esso, and Lia Ices. So join us for a Friday fashion happy hour and enjoy a shot of confidence, with Project Gravitas on BTR’s Sew & Tell!

Project Gravitas, by Lisa Sun
(Photos courtesy of Project Gravitas)

The Jeannette dress

The Emily skirt

For more Project Gravitas designs and to shop the whole collection, visit the label’s website. You’ll also find some helpful tips on how to choose the best silhouette for your body, suggestions on how to style your PG dress, and some inspiring stories from the Gravitas Women! You can keep up with all the latest from Project Gravitas on…

Odds & Ends
Mad Men is over! What did you think of the finale? This thoughtful, perceptive review from The New Yorker has some great insights.
– Cannes. You have GOT to be joking. (And well said, Emily Blunt!)
– Ellen just launched her own unisex fashion line, and had some really great, smart things to say about it and, well, life (because she’s Ellen!)
Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten have both had interesting career paths and faced challenges along the way – I definitely recommend reading about their experiences!
– Take a listen to Emily West’s fantastic single “Bitter.” She, along with her team at Sony Music, will be the Gravitas Women in July, and stay tuned for her debut album coming out in August!

Neko Case
(Photo by Jason Creps)
June 12 – 50 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Three Rivers Arts Festival – Pittsburgh, PA
June 14 – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
June 15 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, D.C.
June 17 – Prescott Park – Portsmouth, NH
June 18 – Paramount Theatre – Charlottesville, VA
June 19 – North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC
June 20 & 21 – Clearwater Festival @ Croton Point Park – Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Sept 4 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
Sept 5 – Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA
Sept 6 – Seattle Center – Seattle, WA
Sept 18 – 20 – Toronto Urban Roots Festival @ Garrison Common, Fort York – Toronto, Ontario

Sharon Van Etten
(Photo by Dusdin Condren)
May 22 & 23 – Boston Calling @ Boston City Hall Plaza – Boston, MA
May 24 & 25 – Sasquatch! @ Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
June 5 – 7 – Governor’s Ball Music Festival @ Randall’s Island – New York, NY
June 12 – Beco 203 SP – Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 24 – 28 – Glastonbury Festival @ Worthy Farm – Pilton, United Kingdom

Sylvan Esso
(Photo by D.L. Anderson)
May 22 – 25 – Sasquatch! @ Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
May 29 – 31 – Berlin Festival @ Arena Park Treptow – Berlin, Germany
June 2 – Komedia Brighton – Brighton, United Kingdom
June 3 – Manchester Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom
June 4 – Motion & the Marble Factory – Bristol, United Kingdom
June 6 & 7 – Field Day @ Victoria Park – London, United Kingdom
June 9 – Whelan’s – Dublin, Ireland
June 11 – 14 – Bonnaroo Music Festival @ Great Stage Park – Manchester, TN
June 18 – 22 – Firefly Music Festival @ Dover International Speedway – Dover, DE
June 23 – July 5 – SummerFest @ Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
July 17 & 18 – Eaux Claires – Eau Claire, WI
July 24 – WayHome Music & Arts Festival @ Burl’s Creek Event Grounds – Oro, Ontario
July 25 – Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY
July 31 – Aug 2 – Lollapalooza @ Hutchinson Field, Grant Park – Chicago, IL
Aug 14 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug 20 – 23 – Green Man Festival – Powys, United Kingdom
Sept 25 – 27 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2 – 4 & 9 – 11 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX

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…