Sew & Tell

Premiere DateFeb 3, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Rising Below Dirty Three)
03:11 Interview with Anna Zeman and Aja Singer of Alex & Eli
09:29 DJ Marie
10:45 Josie The Darcys
16:29 Museum of Flight Damien Jurado
19:13 Les Plus Beaux Francois & The Atlas Mountains
23:30 DJ Marie
24:36 Interview with Anna Zeman and Aja Singer
32:23 DJ Marie
33:02 Headspace We Barbarians
36:16 A Heavy Abacus The Joy Formidable
39:51 Dig Your Grave The Pharmacy
41:51 DJ Marie
42:58 Interview with Anna Zeman and Aja Singer
48:54 DJ Marie
50:03 Work It Eli Escobar
54:11 Finish

Ever wanted to exude the same sexy prowess as Sam from Sex & The City (who hasn’t)? Or the put-together understated elegance of Kate Middleton (again, hello… all of us)? This week’s Sew & Tell guests can help you achieve a look that blends both those style icons into a single wardrobe keepsake. Anna Zeman and Aja Singer met at Parsons, and formed a fast friendship based on hard-core work ethic and a deep love for polished tailoring. After internships at Rodarte and Carolina Herrera, Anna and Aja decided to take the plunge straight out of school and launch their own line. With a singular vision to “introduce the science of perfect fit to New York’s fashion scene,” the two designers boldly introduced their first Alex & Eli collection in 2009, and haven’t looked back. Alex & Eli offer refined women’s suiting that still manages to be playful, flirtatious, and distinctive – offering women the best of both Sam and Kate. On today’s show, Anna and Aja will talk about how they met and began Alex & Eli, why the love a good suit, their newly-launched custom tailor shop, and plans for the upcoming Fashion Week (which include partying and ignoring Chris Rock).

All that, plus great music today from The Darcys, Damien Jurado, We Barbarians, The Joy Formidable and more. Stick around, suit up, and pay attention! Fashion just got serious.

Alex & Eli by Anna Zeman and Aja Singer
(Photos by Tom Hines, courtesy of Alex & Eli)

Selections from S/S 2012

Selections from F/W 2011

Don’t forget to check out the Alex & Eli custom tailor shop! Or you can just order your own amazing blazer, pre-designed for you by The Man Repeller…
The Man Repller Blazer, designed by Leandra Medine, Anna Zeman and Aja Singer
(Photo by Thomas Iannaccone, courtesy of

Which you could rock with some white skinny jeans…

and pair with my new fashion obsession. (TOMS new ballet flats)

The Darcys
(Photo by Ryan Edward Miller)
Feb 22 – TT the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
Feb 23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
March 3 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
March 5 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Damien Jurado
(Photo by Sarah Jurado)
Feb 17 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Feb 29 – De Oosterpoort – Groningen, Netherlands
March 1 – Astra-stube – Hamburg, Germany
March 2 – Mejeriet – Lund, Sweden
March 4 – Nefertiti – Gothenburg, Sweden
March 6 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
March 7 – Comet Club – Berlin, Germany
March 8 – UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
March 10 & 11 – Fabriq Festival – Den Bosch, Netherlands
March 12 – Cargo – London, United Kingdom
March 13 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
March 14 – Le Maroquinerie – Paris, France
March 25 – Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland
March 28 – TRIX Centrum voor Muziek – Antwerp, Belgium
March 29 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 13 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
April 14 – Bootleg Bar – Los Angeles, CA
April 15 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
April 17 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
April 18 – Velour Live Music Gallery – Provo, UT
April 21 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
April 22 – Holocene – Portland, OR
May 16 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
May 19 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 20 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
May 21 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
May 23 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
May 26 – Russian Recording – Bloomington, IN

The Pharmacy
(Photo by Lexi Lutter, courtesy of The Pharmacy Myspace)
Feb 10 – 1-2-3-4 Go! Records – Oakland, CA
Feb 13 – Carioca Cafe – Denver, CO
Feb 24 – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh, 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…