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Happy December! If you’re like me and also everyone else I know, then you have a winter cold! It stinks, you’ve got a runny nose, and your throats been a-hurtin’ for weeks. But don’t worry- we’ve got nineteen great distractions on the show today! Everything from electronic to acapella- we’ve got it on the show today. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook and give us a like!
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!
This week’s guest will help you put your best fashion foot forward, with a little help from the stars! Kimberly Peta Dewhirst became fascinated with the Zodiac at a young age, and on her blog Star Sign Style, Kimberly focuses her lifelong love of astrology around her passion for style and beauty. Star Sign Style is an invaluable resource for the astrologically curious fashionista, offering insights into your signs, Zodiac-based style tips and inspiration, red carpet star style, beauty tips, and more. On today’s show, Kimberly talks about her passion for astrology and its nuanced study, the basic characteristics of each sign and their style tendencies, why she launched Star Sign Style and how she hopes to help readers, her current astrological travels and her fascination with Astro Mapping, and more. Plus, I’ve got a fun (belated!) birthday-themed playlist for you featuring songs of sweet celebration and new beginnings from Lia Ices, Alvvays, Find the Others, The Melodic, and Typhoon! So join us and learn how to let the stars be your stylist, with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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. Plus, I have a playlist sparkling songs to match Gail’s work and the winter weather - you’ll hear the latest from Swedish band The Amazing, California freak folk singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt, gospel/R&B legend Pops Staples, and more. So indulge in a little more red-carpet-level glamour with us today as we go behind-the-scenes with Gail Be, here on BreakThru Radio.
We’re fully in the swing of 2015 now, two weeks in, and great news, we have a show full of great music today! We start off with a track from an excellent band called Literature, who you can also hear on BTR Live Studio w/ DJ Maia!! And as always if you’d like to keep up with everything on BTR, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud!
Happy New Year! It’s the first new Sew & Tell of 2015, and I’ve got the perfect accessory to start off your year in style. Mikuti is a jewelry collection launched by Erika Freund in 2009. During time spent in Sub-Saharan Africa, Erika discovered a wealth of incredible resources, both in materials and talent. She was so excited by what she found there that Erika spent four years researching and developing a sustainable way to bring the beauty of Africa to customers around the world. On today’s show, Erika talks about the path that led her from social work to jewelry, the traditional African technique of bead-wrapping, some of the challenges she encountered in establishing an ethical brand in Africa, the collection’s bold aesthetic and its personal significance, the one bright element in her wardrobe (besides her jewelry) that she absolutely loves, and more. Plus, a wonderful winter-y playlist mixing folk and pop, featuring tracks from Lay Low, My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, and sister duo Lily & Madeleine. So join us for a fresh stylish start to 2015, right here on BreakThru Radio!
It’s your BTR Wednesday! One week into the new year and DJRePete’s already plotting and planning spring festivals. Tune in for info on the Mission Creek Festival going down in Iowa City in April, and featuring Foxygen. Plus, some new alternative from Bonfire Beach, beats with Flight Facilities, and a lyricless throwback sendoff by The Go! Team. Get your midweek fix on BTR!