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It’s “Orange Is the New Black” Week here on BTR, and I have a really unique, engaging topic and guest on the show for you today. There is a growing trend amongst international women’s prisons to host annual beauty pageants; Russian-born, U.S.-based filmmaker Irina Vodar was behind a 2007 documentary titled Miss Gulag that looks at just such a pageant, held by inmates at a Siberian prison camp. The incarcerated women design and construct three different costumes for three phases of competition, each with the hope of winning the crown title. On today’s show, you’ll hear Irina talk about the women in Miss Gulag, why she felt compelled to tell their stories, the positive impact of the beauty pageant on their lives and transformations, her take on Russian fashion culture, and her latest documentary, “The Cycle,” a deeply personal exploration of a socially taboo topic. Plus, a playlist full of great new folk and punk from artists like Tica Douglas, Neko Case, Summer Cannibals, and more. So suit up and tune in! It’s time to fall in line for fashion with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
What’s the one fashion accessory you’re born with? Hair! And this week’s show is dedicated to your wardrobe’s mane squeeze. Trends might come and go (anyone still use a crimping iron?), but some looks, like a simple French bun, never go out of style. This week’s guest, Rubi Jones, has made a career out of mastering both the trends and classics. Trained in New York and now based in Paris, Rubi works as a freelance editorial stylist for some of the top French fashion houses and magazines. In addition to making sure that models look their best, Rubi writes and curates a fantastic hairstyle blog called She Lets Her Hair Down, full of practical tutorials, product recommendations, runway trends, and vintage styles. On today’s show, we’ll talk about both trendy and classic styles, and Ruby will share about her experiences training at Bumble & Bumble, her transition into editorial work, her number one secret weapon for hair care, some of her favorite up do’s, and how to get that hot “wet hair” look we saw on all the catwalks this season. Plus, Dane will join me later to mourn the loss of his favorite hair care line and reveal his own worst hair decision, and we’ve got a great hair-themed playlist full of tracks from indie artists like Black Mountain, Miike Snow, Bleached, and more. It’s a hair-raising Friday with Sew & Tell on BTR!

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