Sew & Tell: Week of 06.26.15.

Premiere DateJun 26, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Fantastic Man William Onyeabor)
02:08 Interview with Holly Shortall
12:14 DJ Marie
13:34 All The Love AM & Shawn Lee
17:18 It's All In My Mind Teenage Fanclub
20:53 Love You All Saint James Band
24:55 DJ Marie
27:22 Interview with Holly Shortall
32:42 DJ Marie
35:03 H.S.K.T. (Extended Mix) Sylvan Esso
41:49 DJ Marie
42:44 Interview with Holly Shortall
55:17 DJ Marie
56:06 You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve (Crews Against The Consumisno Extended Version) - Johnny Boy
60:02 Finish

It’s Fan Week here on BTR, and this week’s guest is truly fan-tastic! (Sorrynotsorry). Holly Shortall is an illustrator from Ireland whose fresh, fun fashion art gained global attention when Kim Kardashian re-posted one of Holly’s portraits of her. Not long after that, Cosmopolitan commissioned a series of drawings from Holly, and her work was launched into the virtual stratosphere. On today’s show, Holly talks about her early love for drawing and how it’s evolved; what it takes to be a freelance artist in today’s global media landscape; some of her favorite stylish celebrities from the 90’s and today; her own go-to style staple, and more.

Plus, a variety-packed playlist with something for every music fan, featuring songs from cross-Continental duo AM & Shawn Lee, Scottish indie vets Teenage Fanclub, and the latest single from the electro-pop duo that can do no wrong, Sylvan Esso. So come celebrate your inner fashion fangirl with us: it’s Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!

Holly, wearing her signature


Illustrations by Holly Shortall
(All images courtesy of Holly Shortall)


For more of Holly…
– Visit her website & her fantastic webshop of celebrity fashion illustration prints! This would be the perfect gift for that trend-setting friend who has everything…
– Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for new illustrations, updates, tips, and more.
– Ireland’s TEN broadcast did a great interview with Holly about how she caught the attention of one Ms. Kim Kardashian.
– Check out Holly’s pitch-perfect renderings of Kim and Kanye as Disney couples for Cosmopolitan.com!
– Explore the creations of Irish designer Helen Steele and the beautiful style work of Grace Moore (in collaboration with Grace Coddington and Vogue, etc.)
– Paula Yates’s wedding dress is everything a 90’s rockstar wedding should have.

Odds & Ends

– Speaking of being a fan, I am a huge fan of Sylvan Esso AND Gillian Welch – imagine my joy when I came across this gem.
– More about the sad demise of Lucky magazine.
– I have to admit that I don’t follow celebrity fashion very closely, but I do have a few favorites, one of whom is Emma Watson. That girl can’t NOT look classy. Exhibit A, her recent outing to a London nightclub.



William Onyeabor
(Photo via Luaka Bop)
Sept 11 – Festival Jazz a La Villette @ Grande Halle de la Villette – Paris, France


Sylvan Esso
(Photo by DL Anderson)
July 3 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 17 – Eaux Claires – Eau Claire, WI
July 24 – WayHome Music Festival – Oro-Medonte,
July 25 – Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival – Brooklyn, NY
July 26 – Surf Lodge – Montauk, NY
July 30 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
July 31 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
Aug 1 & 2 – Osheaga – Montreal, Quebec
Aug 14 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug 20 – Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, United Kingdom
Aug 21 – Dockville – Hamburg, Germany
Aug 22 – Paredes de Coura – Porto, Portugal
Aug 23 – Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, United Kingdom
Sept 25 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH

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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