Happy November! Can you believe it's *already* here?? In the spirit of things-that-arrive-ahead-of-their-time, I have an awesomely forward-thinking guest for you on today's show. (Seriously, this lady will be *huge* fashion news soon, so tune in and get a stylish leg up on all your friends!) Kelsy Parkhouse launched her line Carleen right after graduating from Pratt, and with good reason: her unique sensibilities had earned her rave reviews from both Pratt profs and outside industry professionals. Armed with an ability to blend seemingly disparate styles into a cohesive aesthetic, Kelsy took the plunge and debuted Carleen with a S/S 2013 collection, based on her thesis work at Pratt. While the label is still young, Kelsy's subsequent collections have generated even more genuine fashionista buzz, and on today's show, you'll hear Kelsy talk about the strong female fashion role models in her family, what it was like to launch a label right out of school, how Patti Smith inspired her S/S 2014 collection, and where she likes to shop for vintage goods in NYC. All that, plus a spooky playlist full of fun tracks from artists like Mr. Gnome, Lightning Dust, Vampire Weekend, and the latest Arcade Fire! So tune in, turn it up, and get ready to be hipper-than-thou with Sew & Tell on BTR!
DJRePete is single hunting on the Wednesday edition of BTR, with brand new albums dropping from the Born Ruffians and the Generationals. Also among the mix, new trippy electro beats from Houses, alternative from English Singles, and a lo-fi track that belongs on vinyl by Dump. Plus, set your travel calendar with info on a pair of festivals in France and Budapest. And for good measure, a few choice throwbacks mixed in from the likes of Peter Bjorn & John and My Teenage Stride. How’s that for a spring-fresh mix on BTR with DJRePete?
Spring marks the return of bountiful fresh, local food, but what about fresh, local… fashion? Kate Huling and Andrew Tarlow, the husband-and-wife team behind Williamsburg foodie establishments Marlow & Sons, Diner, Roman's, Reynard's, and Marlow & Daughters, decided to tackle that challenge, and take a local, seasonal approach to apparel and accessories with Marlow Goods. Using the leftover hides from their farm-fresh meat, along with locally sheered wool, Kate has designed a beautiful collection of hand-crafted sweaters, leather bags, and home accessories. On today's show, Kate joins me to talk about the chain of suppliers and craftspeople involved in Marlow Goods, the challenges and joys of seasonal farm-based fashion, and some of her own favorites for springtime style and food. Plus, late in the show, Dane weighs in on the Mad Men Season 6 premier with some thoughtful insights about character development, and we'll hear new music from Luxury Liners, Kurt Vile, Kids On A Crime Spree, and more. Who cares what it's like outside? It's springtime here on BTR!