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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.
It's Fashion Week!!! Not just here in NYC, but on BTR, too! That's right, a whole entire week dedicated to the substance of style. From new mod-retro spring collections (just how many designers are die-hard fans of "Mad Men"??) to the questionably ubiquitous, if daring, printed suit trend, to the Missoni for Target sell-out, this week has been a flurry of fashion news, scoops and scandals. And BTR's got some amazing fashion articles this week as well, so be sure to check the editorial section for thought-provoking pieces you won't find anywhere else! We have a very special guest this week, who has also been an active participant in all of Fashion Week's goings-on. Jeannine Morris, founder and creator of Beauty Sweet Spot, is a style writer and beauty expert. Jeannine has been a spokesperson for some of the biggest names in the industry, like Elizabeth Arden and Coach, and she makes regular appearances on major networks including NBC, FOX, CBS, and E!, where she dishes on the latest beauty trends. This week, Jeannine and her team have been busy attending over twenty different fashion shows and parties, and you'll find a ton of great coverage on the Beauty Sweet Spot blog! On today's show, she'll talk about a couple fall beauty trends, some make-up do's and don'ts, and how to go "from drab to fab in five." Plus, I've got a great set list of new music sprinkled with a few favorites from earlier this year - Alessi's Ark, Little Scream, Young Empires, and a Mates of State remix are just a few of today's great tracks. So stick around, turn up the volume, and get ready for your most beautiful fall ever!

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