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Happy New Year! Can you believe that 2012 is here? And already it promises to be an exciting year for both fashion AND music. Today's Sew & Tell guest is the perfect guide to help us look back and remember the trends and style developments of 2011, as well as anticipate what's coming for 2012. Mary O'Regan is the senior fashion editor for Metro Magazine, a publication dedicated to all the great culture in the Twin Cities region. In addition, Mary maintains a fabulous blog called Art of Wore, and serves as editor-in-chief for several bridal publications. As evidenced by her sharp, incisive, instructive, witty writing and beautiful blog, Mary is plugged directly into the pulse of current fashion, and on today's show, she'll be talking about fashion in 2011, 2012, what it takes to develop a successful fashion blog, and she'll even share her own fashion New Year's resolution. I also have a playlist that I'm super excited about today, filled with my top tracks from the past year. It's unabashedly weighted towards hauntingly beautiful, slightly sad music, but... what can I say? That's what I love. So you'll be hearing this year's releases from Little Scream, Bon Iver, Timber Timbre, Levek, Tom Waits, and more. Turn up the volume, throw open your closet doors, and get ready for a brand new year of looking gorgeous.
Fall has begun, and we felt it nip at our heels this week in New York! Yes indeed, it is time for the seasonal wardrobe change-over, and sad as I am to see those sundresses go into storage for the next few months, I am definitely ready to break out my fall boots, sweaters, scarves and hats! Just in time for the first frost, I have a talented designer whose debut Fall/Winter 2011 Collection offers a myriad of elegant solutions for stylish warmth. Shui Chen was born and raised in Taiwan, and after studying fine art there, she came to the U.S. to pursue fashion. And lucky for us! Shui's fall collection is full of Alpaca wool, silk, and leather, offering the warmth of your grandfather's sweater with the modern simplicity and versatility of today's runway. On today's show, Shui will tell us what brought her fine art to fashion, her sculptural approach to garments, what's ahead for Spring/Summer 2012, and her favorite place to find fall leaves in NYC! Plus, in honor of both fall and BTR's Genre Week, today's playlist is a celebration of a few of my favorite musical genres. This is an autumnal mix of freak folk, alt country, vintage surfer-pop and electronica, including artists like Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sufjan Stevens, Little Scream, Phophorescent, ceo, Bon Iver & more. So stick around and warm up some apple cider...