Holiday Episode: Fashion Question and Answer Party!

Welcome to the holiday edition of Pop Fashion! This week we are breaking from our traditional format to answer listener questions! Kaarin talks about how to become a fashion consultant (and the advice that people never want to hear), and Lisa tells the story of how she adopted her cat. Other things discussed - are unfinished hemlines trendy or are manufacturers getting lazy, is it possible to find a brand / store that remains consistent with sizes, how do you shop ethically, how do you start a podcast, and do you need to go to fashion school to become a stylist? Find out the answers and hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/justpopfashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com

Lisa's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com 

Direct download: Holiday_Episode_-_Fashion_Question_and_Answer_Party.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Vogue's Office Problem, Snooki's Etsy Shop, Stopping Self Sabotage

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week in hot topics - the new Conde Nast offices are dealing with a rat infestation (Anna Wintour doesn't want to step inside Vogue), Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) of Jersey Shore fame launched an Etsy shop, and Nike's CIO stepped down after 10 months (because he didn't like Portland?!). In other news, Bangladesh recently revealed the ambitious goal of $50 billion in apparel revenues by 2021, and J.Crew hired a 4-year-old designer. Our main topic is about SABOTAGE (cue Beastie Boys music). Do you self sabotage?  Do you know what it looks like? How can you get out of your own way to move forward with your goals? Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/justpopfashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Links 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com 

Direct download: Vogues_Office_Problem_Snookis_Etsy_Shop_Stopping_Self_Sabotage.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Bond Girls, Raw Denim Style, Extreme Minimalism

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week in hot topics - L.L.Bean's boots are so popular that they are rushing to fill orders in time for Christmas, and James Bond's new lady love is 50 (gasp!). In retail news Delia's is liquidating and filing Chapter 11. Also, will New York launch a separate Men's Fashion Week this summer? And, would you pay for someone to break in your jeans? Kaarin and Lisa get into a conversation about raw denim, the environment, and burying jeans in your yard. The main topic is about minimalism! Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) is currently living out of a dumpster as an experiment in extreme minimalism. Can living off of what you need and fashion / shopping co-exist? Lisa and Kaarin talk about working in the fashion industry and finding joy and balance with these concepts. Also, Lisa discusses her decision to cancel Christmas and Kaarin fights with a ghost that wants to shut down the podcast. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/justpopfashion

Lisa's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com 

Direct download: Bond_Girls_Raw_Denim_Style_Extreme_Minimalism_.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Amazon's Luxe Fashion, Pop Culture Obsessions, Should You Talk About Your Goals?

Welcome back to Pop Fashion! In hot topics - England's Black Friday was a mess, Martha Stewart had an unusual guest at Thanksgiving, and a congressional staffer resigned after posting Facebook comments about the Obama girls. Also, why is Amazon not selling high end luxury brands? And, why do we all get so obsessed over particular media offerings in pop culture?  Our main topic references a TED Talk by Derek Sivers to discuss goals. Should we keep quiet about our goals in order to accomplish them? And, what's the difference between goals, habits, and resolutions? Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/justpopfashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com 


Revenge Retail, Fashion Magazine Internships & The Hot Mess Express

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of Pop Fashion! Apparel and lifestyle brand C Wonder is getting ready to close most of its stores. But, was the store launched as part of an elaborate revenge scheme? Conde Nast agrees to pay a $5.8M settlement to former interns. But, should interns expect to be paid? Have magazine internships always been available only to the elite? The Royals issued a dress code to American journalists, and apparel company Zady gets behind a "sourced in" initiative that hopes to illuminate all aspects of the retail supply chain. Finally, the Gwyneth Paltrow responds to Martha Stewart's recent dig with a Jailbird Cake. Our main topic is about being a hot mess! Are you the conductor of the Hot Mess Express? Do you know someone who is? Lisa and Kaarin explore the history behind the term "hot mess" and how we can stop glorifying people who embody bad decision making. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/JustPopFashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: www.twitter.com/closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com 

Direct download: Revenge_Retail_Fashion_Magazine_Internships__The_Hot_Mess_Express_.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Vogue's Fab Fashion Photoshoot, Alibaba's Singles Day, Sleep Problems

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week in hot topics - China's Alibaba created a new holiday to celebrate single people, Cambodia raised the minimum wage for garment workers, FIT students developed a DIY natural dye garden, Vogue killed it with a fab photoshoot, and a shoe store opened a brick and mortar that doesn't sell shoes. In other news, will it be a year without Santa? A labor dispute on the west coast threatens to slow down the holiday retail season. Our main topic is all about sleep! Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you always tired? Well, you are in good company! Kaarin and Lisa relay personal stories about their sleeping patterns and talk about the connection between sleep and business. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links: 

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Links: 

Twitter: @lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links: 

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com

Direct download: Vogues_Fab_Fashion_Photoshoot_Alibabas_Singles_Day_Sleep_Problems_.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Lindsay Lohan's Fashion App Battle, Eyebrow Trends, The Business of Persistence

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! Is your brow game on point? This week Lisa fills us in on the latest beauty trend and it's all about the booming eyebrow industry. In fashion crime news - an employee was busted for stealing seven tons of clothes from Ted Baker. Also, Victoria's Secret gets in hot water over their latest advertising campaign, and Lindsay Lohan is sued over a wardrobe app. Do you have a tattoo? Math is utilized to explain if people regret their body art. Finally, Target temporarily expands to a concept store that is known for curating independent / American Made artists. Our main topic this week is about persistence! Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Links: 

Twitter: @lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links: 

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com 


Paris Hilton: Secret Genius, Feminist Fashion, Amy Poehler's Apology

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week in hot topics - a ring designed to prevent assault is out on the market. It's a good idea, but what does it say about our current state of affairs? Also, is Paris Hilton a secret business genius? In other news, a feminism t-shirt was made in a factory that has less than stellar labor conditions for female workers. And, is Sephora set to take over the beauty market in India? Finally, eos lip balm is turning heads and making some serious money (in part because of clever packaging). Our main topic this week comes from Amy Poehler's new book Yes Please. In it she reveals a difficult apology moment. Kaarin and Lisa discuss apologies - when they should be given, when they don't matter, and why they are so darn hard. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Links: 

Twitter: @lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links: 

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com 

Direct download: Paris_Hilton-_Secret_Genius_Feminist_Fashion_Amy_Poehlers_Apology.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Etsy Reader, Recycling Fashion Trends, Personal Growth

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week in hot topics - Etsy is introducing a card reader for mobile phones, mood-altering wearable technology will be on the market in 2015, and free shipping might be harder (and more expensive) to find. In other news, an identity theft ring was busted at Saks Fifth Avenue, apparel manufacturing is coming to Myanmar in a big way (or is it Burma?), and Gap is selling some familiar styles this holiday season. Our main topic is about personal growth. An interview with Ellen Burstyn from the podcast "Death Sex & Money" is the basis for a discussion about growth and being a work in progress. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links: 

Tumblr: popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Lisa's Links

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Twitter: @lisatella

Kaarin's Links

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com

Twitter: @closetcaucus 

Direct download: Etsy_Reader_Recycling_Fashion_Trends_Personal_Growth.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Sneaker Function Vs. Fashion, ModCloth Layoffs, & Finding Your Life's Purpose

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week in hot topics - Alexander Wang's new line for H&M is really cool (but it does sport some.....interesting designs), ModCloth is going through a series of layoffs, Black Friday might become a thing of the past, and Fiesta dishes are cooler now than ever before. In other news, is spending $150 on a t-shirt worth it? Also, there is a bit of hope on the child labor front. Our main topic is about finding your life's purpose. Lisa and Kaarin go through 7 unusual questions that might point the way to a larger calling. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links: 

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Kaarin's Links: 

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com

Lisa's Links: 

Twitter: @lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com 




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