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It’s First Time Week on BTR, and we’re celebrating it in style with Sew & Tell’s first ever knitwear designer! Carlo Volpi is an award-winning, up-and-coming young knitter whose first collection for men, titled “Lipstick Stab Wounds,” is colorful, challenging, and playfully & masterfully executed. Combining pop art references with sports and comic heros, Carlo’s designs recall both sculpture and graffiti, introducing punk to its newest platform: the sweater. On today’s show, Carlo will talk about how he started knitting, what inspires him to create his unique designs, the genius of Missoni, and some of his upcoming projects. Plus, a subtly holiday-ish themed playlist, with tracks from Sleigh Bells, Wise Blood, Mimicking Birds, Purse Snatchers, and a brand new, beautiful, heartbreaking Christmas song from Damien Jurado. So turn up the volume, pour yourself some egg nog, and join me for a conversation with Sew & Tell’s first knitwear guest!
Social crafting websites are the new craze among netizens, with Pinterest being the most popular. What are some alternatives?
On October 25th, Force Meme Productions hosted the Fourth Annual HallowMEME Costume Party at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Celebrating online culture, the event features partygoers dressed IRL as their favorite internet memes and personalities. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Forced Meme’s Andrea Rosen and other partygoers, including the winner of the evening’s costume contest.
In this day and age, information is at our fingertips all the time. We’re up to date on events unfolding, down to the second, and in the know, even when we may not want to be. And yet this information deluge stays, for the most part, on the surface – unless we choose to dig deeper. I’m happy to bring you an interview today with a fashion writer, stylist, model, and musician, whose editorial work does just that. Tienlyn Jacobson is a San Francisco-based writer, who works with online publications like Fashionising and StyleShop.com, as well as her own beautiful blog Say Hello, Max. With a degree in art and sociology, and several years working as a model, Tienlyn is perfectly equipped to understand the deeper roots of fashion trends and style movements, and her writing reflects this broad awareness. On today’s show, Tienlyn talks about how modeling was the perfect editorial education, why she loves Australian fashion, and a few of her own tips on chasing the ever-elusive concept of a well-curated closet. Plus, some news-worthy music on the show today, including tracks from Helado Negro, Firehorse, Zeus, Young Prisms, and Free Energy! So stick around – this is news & information you don’t want to miss!

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