This week on Sew & Tell, I'm joined by Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston who, dissatisfied by the lack of stylish, durable workwear available for women, took matters into her own hands and created the perfect solution: Gamine Co. Today on the show, you'll hear from Taylor about how fashion legend Bill Cunningham played a role in the creation of Gamine Co.; the practical and aesthetic considerations behind each Gamine Co. piece; the label's production process, which honors historic American manufacturing; some of the exciting new projects ahead for Gamine Co., and more.
Join me this week for a conversation with Jenny Wu, an architect with Oyler Wu Collaborative and designer behind a new line of jewelry called LACE. Jenny's beautifully intricate necklaces, earrings and rings have incredible drama and delicacy, and are created entirely through the process of 3-D printing. On today's show, Jenny talks about the shared aesthetic and approach to design between her architecture and LACE pieces, the innovation 3-D print technologies are bringing to every field and industry, the materials and process she uses to create LACE, and more.
Between NYFW and last Sunday's Oscars, the fashion world has been saturated with glamour over the last couple weeks - but nothing compares with the mind-bogglingly intricate work of Minnesota-based bead collector and designer Gail Be. What started as a handful of classes in beaded jewelry grew quickly into a lifelong passion for beadwork, and eventually manifested in the stunning, full-length, all-bead garments that Gail creates today. Lady Gaga wore one of her designs on the cover of "Cheek to Cheek," her recent collaboration album with Tony Bennett, but its Gail's latest project that has been turning heads all over the globe: Fantasy, the world's largest beaded wedding gown. Join us today as Gail shares the incredible story behind her work, the process of building Fantasy, her passion for vintage beads, and her plans for new designs.
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!)
It’s Pop Week here on BTR, and who better to feature on today’s show than Leesa Evans, stylist and costume designer behind such pop culture comedy classics as Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This Is 40, Trainwreck, and the upcoming Zoolander 2? Not only is Leesa a talented stylist and costumer designer, she is a totally lovely person who was an absolute delight to speak with! Leesa has some wonderfully thoughtful, insightful things to say about the process of costume design and cultivating style, so join us as she shares a bit about her experiences. You’ll hear from Leesa about what she learned as the daughter of a fashion designer, the joy she takes in the collaborative nature of costume design, some of the nuanced details and decisions that go into a film’s overall style, dressing the lovely ladies of Bridesmaids, her own go-to Halloween costume, and more!
And for my parting playlist: a mix featuring some of my favorite pop tracks from recent years, including songs from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso and The Mynabirds. Come join the pop fashion fun with Leesa Evans on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Stressed about style? This week’s guest is here to help! George Brescia is a celebrity stylist, red carpet critic, media fashion expert, and author of the recently published Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can’t Go Naked, a guide to complete personal transformation through your closet. Join us today as George talks about his fashion career, the role of a stylist, some guidelines for looking great on or off the red carpet, a few of his favorite looks from Sunday’s Emmy Awards, his own go-to style staple for fall fashion, and more.
Plus, I’ve got a great mix of music featuring songs from Florida’s Surfer Blood, experimental art pop diva My Brightest Diamond, and up-and-coming Wisconsinites PHOX. So stick around and unwind in style, with George Brescia on BTR’s Sew & Tell!