On this week’s show, I’m joined by model Rebekah Marine, who walked in last weekend’s FTL Moda show during NYFW. Known as the “Bionic Model,” Rebekah was born without a right forearm. Now equipped with the newly developed i-limb quantum prosthetic arm, Rebekah has achieved the dream she held as a young girl: a career as a model. In addition to her modeling work, Rebekah is a spokesperson for the Lucky Fin Project, a non-profit that mentors individuals with upper limb differences, and the face of Touch Bionics, the creators of the i-limb quantum. Join us as Rebekah talks about her path into modeling, how she prepared for this week’s FTL Moda show, what makes the i-limb quantum unique, a few of her own fashion and beauty favorites, and more.
Plus, I’ve got a playlist of indie music that will provide the perfect soundtrack to your pumpkin spice latte: you’ll hear songs from sister folk duo Lily & Madeleine, folk band Arc Iris, and singer-songwriters Marketa Irglova and Farao. So join us for an hour of groundbreaking fall fashion, with Rebekah Marine on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Rebekah Marine, the “Bionic Model”
(Photos courtesy of Rebekah Marine)
Walking in the FTL Moda S/S 2016 Show @ NYFW, wearing designs by Archana Kochhar
Walking in the FTL Moda F/W 2015 Show @ NYFW, wearing a piece by Antonio Urzi
More portfolio shots of the beautiful Rebekah…
For more NYFW…
– Check out photos of select designs from the ethereal, luxe collections seen on Sunday’s FTL Moda S/S 2016 runway, courtesy of Fashion Times.
– Take a look at a few other collections that were a departure from the neutral palette norm at this fashion week, which I found to be a refreshing change of pace: Tommy Hilfiger’s Marley-inspired island collection; Marc Jacob’s circus spectacular; a Mediterranean mix from Tory Burch; and Barbara Tfank’s mod, ’60’s-inspired Mad Men perfection.
– Aside from style trends, diversity was a major (and long-overdue) topic in the air and on the runways of this year’s NYFW. In addition to FTL Moda, other shows that highlighted diversity in casting included Eckhaus Latta, who cast personal acquaintances and friends alongside professional models; Carmen Marc Valvo, whose inclusion of the stunning transgender model/activist Geena Rocero was exciting; and Pyer Moss, whose collection was inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” movement and highlighted police brutality.
Odds & Ends
– Do you love fall? Do you love gin? Do yourself a favor: pour half a glass of fresh apple cider, throw in some gin, and fill the rest with seltzer. You’re welcome.
– Whine About It’s Matt Bellassai has some things to say about clothes shopping, and they’re ALL TRUE.
– Speaking of funny fashion stuff, have you seen Hipster Barbie on Instagram? She mocks us all, but does it so perfectly that it’s impossible to hate her.
Lily & Madeleine
(Photo by Stacy Newgent)
(Photo by Shervin Lainez)
(Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo)
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