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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 


Normcore Undies, H&M's Military Fashion Mistake, Letting Go of Envy

This week on Pop Fashion podcast - a new wearable tech item will shock you into perfect posture, H&M's jumpsuit makes Kurdish soldiers angry, Martha Stewart continues to throw shade (via magazine) at Gwyneth Paltrow, and Glamour magazine releases information from a body image study. In other news, we talk about the connection between the Los Angeles fashion district, money laundering, and the Mexican drug cartel (ish just got real). Our main topic is about envy. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links

Tumblr: popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Lisa's Links

Twitter: @lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com 

Direct download: Normcore_Undies_HMs_Military_Fashion_Mistake_Letting_go_of_Envy.m4a
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Instagram's Walmart Connection, Retail Fashion in India & Responding to Criticism

This week on Pop Fashion Lisa and Kaarin start with a recap of their Gone Girl viewing experiences. In hot topics - Nylon magazine supported fur and Twitter went bonkers, Prada / Dolce & Gabbana / Gucci (etc.) are having tax problems in Italy, Lisa brings up the politics of pockets, Juicy Couture stores are opening in India, and the co-founder of Instagram just joined Walmart. Our main topic is about responding to criticism. Come hang out with us! 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: 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


North Korean Fashion, DIY Blog Fatigue, Refusing to Settle

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week in hot topics - Coke's "Share a Coke"  advertising campaign completely worked, Prada is struggling with sales of leather goods, Sears just received a credit rating downgrade, and North Korean women are showing off amazing fashion. In other news Burt's Bees is launching a tv marketing campaign this fall and DIY bloggers are exhausted. Our main topic comes from a Hello Giggles article about not settling. Do you find that you are settling in your career or relationships? And, what does settling actually mean? 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: North_Korean_Fashion_DIY_Blog_Fatigue_Refusing_to_Settle_.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Fashion Retail in China, DSW Trouble, & Interview with Rachel Pfeffer Designs

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week  - brands aren't keeping up with what is going on in China, DSW gets in big time trouble, and the White House is hosting a Fashion Designer Workshop. Also, a Fast Company writer experiments with yoga pants, ridiculous  street style happens at fashion week, and H&M is launching a sustainable denim collection. Lisa and Kaarin welcome Rachel Pfeffer of Rachel Pfeffer Designs into the blanket fort. Rachel has experienced some serious drama this summer, from one of her necklaces turning up on Beyonce to having her work allegedly copied. This interview also goes into manufacturing practices in China and new policies on Etsy. Come hang out! 

Pop Fashion

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: www.popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Info

Twitter: @lisatella

Business: www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Info

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com


Martha Stewart Throws Shade, Urban Outfitters Fumbles, & Finding Happiness

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week - Urban Outfitters manages to make A LOT of people mad with a Kent State University sweatshirt, Buzzfeed has a great list of retail WTF moments, and Martha Stewart spills her thoughts on Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, and Orange is the New Black. In other news, DC now has a craft truck (!!!), designers are just getting started with wearable tech, and Twitter debuts a "buy" button with the help of Burberry. For our main topic we are talking about how happiness can be found in daily, small moments. Come hang with us! 

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


New York Fashion Week, Nasty Gal & Creativity Problems

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week Lisa and Kaarin discuss New York Fashion Week - the good, the bad, and the bizarre. In fashion news, why is Nasty Gal firing employees? Also, Roberto Cavalli runs into trouble with graffiti artists and BeBe experiences an epic read in a Las Vegas newspaper. Our main topic - why is creativity so hard and how can we improve our creative business lives? Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links:   

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: www.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

Direct download: New_York_Fashion_Week_Nasty_Gal__Creativity_Problems_.m4a
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Presidential Suits, Baby Boomer Fashion, How to Pivot

It's time for another episode of Pop Fashion! This week- President Obama held a press conference and all anyone could talk about was his tan suit, Lisa & Kaarin are worried about Joan Rivers, Fashion Week is upon us, and Baby Boomers aren't getting love from retailers. Our main topic - when is it time to pivot? Come hang out! 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: www.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

 

Direct download: Presidential_Suits_Baby_Boomer_Fashion_How_to_Pivot_.m4a
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Zara, Kelly Osbourne's Fashion, When Disaster Strikes

This week on Pop Fashion Lisa and Kaarin are medicated and motivated! In hot topics - Zara makes a major retail blunder involving Holocaust history, Kelly Osbourne launches a new fashion line, a new nail polish might help prevent sexual assault, and an ad campaign features women in tech in their undies. Our main topic - how do we prepare for disaster (in business and in life)? Come hang out with us! 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Lisa's Links

Twitter: @lisatella

Business: www.betlwayvintage.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com

 

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

Gap: Normal or Normcore, Target Plus Size Fashion & Having Courage

It's another week here at Pop Fashion! In hot topics - Lisa explains Facekinis, Gap explains how their brand is normal but not normcore, Target drops a new designer fashion collaboration (but forgets about plus sizes), ModCloth says no to photoshop, and Conde Nast sells off WWD. For our main topic we discuss Amy Poehler's take on courage. Come hang out! 

 

Pop Fashion Links: 

Tumblr: http://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: Gap-_Normal_or_Normcore_Target_Plus_Size_Fashion__Having_Courage.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Branding the WNBA, American Apparel (Again), When Good Ideas Go Bad

It's another week here at Pop Fashion! In hot topics - Tavi Gevinson is Broadway bound, Lord & Taylor got in hot water over vintage accessories, and the difficulties of personal branding in the WNBA. Also, a fashion photoshoot is causing major controversy in India and American Apparel isn't exactly turning over a new leaf. Our major topic this week - when good ideas go bad. A new app is introduced in the DC market - is it helpful, or does it have larger racial and economic implications? Lisa and Kaarin also admit to past experience when a good idea went the wrong direction. Come hang out! 

Pop Fashion Links: 

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: http://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: Branding_the_WNBA_American_Apparel_Again_When_Good_Ideas_Go_Bad_.m4a
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Social Responsibility, Britney Spears, Shine Theory

This week on Pop Fashion we are talking about Shine Theory (I shine / you shine!). In hot topics - StitchFix confuses consumers, companies get serious about social responsibility, Self Magazine has more layoffs, and Britney Spears makes a great fashion business decision. Also, will Facebook's buy button work? Lisa and Kaarin play the "like" game throughout the episode. Come hang out with us! 

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: Social_Responsibility_Britney_Spears_Shine_Theory.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Death to Celebrity Blogs, TJMaxx, The Science of Creativity

You ready for some fashion hot topics? Because we have LOTS of them! This week Target reveals a new app, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar join forces, celebrity blogs are so 2013, Fortune reveals the #1 retailer in the United States, Italy has its own Dov Charney, and Lisa reviews the much-discussed #GIRLBOSS. Our main topic is all about creativity! Is creativity nature or nurture? Can it be learned or are our brains hardwired? Finally, can Lisa and Kaarin's friendship survive a serious disagreement about Billy Joel? Come hang out!

 

Pop Fashion Links

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: 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: Death_to_Celebrity_Blogs_TJMaxx_The_Science_of_Creativity.m4a
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Fashion & Identity, H&M, Optimism

This week Pop Fashion has a lovely guest host - Marie Formica from FamousDC! In hot topics Kaarin and Marie discuss JCPenney mannequins, Banana Republic's outfit for startup entrepreneurs, fashion and identity, Alibaba on the Stock Market, and H&M's new mega store in NYC. In other news, can optimism be learned? Is helpful to be an optimist both personally and professionally? Come hang out with us! 

Pop Fashion links

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Tumblr: popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

Kaarin's Links

Twitter: @closetcaucus

Business: www.closetcaucus.com

Blog: www.truetostyle.com

Marie's Links

Twitter: @mariemformica

Website: www.famousdc.com

Direct download: Fashion__Identity_HM_Optimism_.m4a
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Forbes & Fashion, The Grand Canyon & Self Doubt

This week on Pop Fashion - how does self doubt hurt our creative endeavors? Lisa and Kaarin give personal examples of self doubt and discuss how to work through those feelings. In hot topics the Grand Canyon might get a shopping mall, Lisa is frustrated with a Forbes article on fashion and politics, fake donation bins are popping up in New York City, and a teen's body positive message goes viral. Come hang out with us! 

Pop Fashion Links: 

Twitter: @JustPopFashion 

Tumblr: http://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: Forbes__Fashion_The_Grand_Canyon__Self_Doubt.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Kickstarter, West Coast Truckers & Why We Apologize

I'm sorry. Are you sorry? We all are always sorry, right? Well, why? This week on Pop Fashion Lisa and Kaarin discuss why women feel the need to apologize ALL of the time. In hot topics - American Apparel makes a serious social media blunder, Kickstarter is all about potato salad, a trucker strike might derail the retail industry, and two innovative designers find a way to recycle clothes in high style. Come hang out with us this week! 

Get in touch with us! 

Pop Fashion: @JustPopFashion

http://popfashionpodcast.tumblr.com

 

Lisa: @Lisatella

www.beltwayvintage.com

 

Kaarin: @closetcaucus

www.closetcaucus.com

www.truetostyle.com 

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

Fashion Pricing, Sizeable Models & Getting Uncomfortable

How can being uncomfortable help us grow? This week on Pop Fashion Lisa and Kaarin talk about getting out of your business comfort zone. In hot topics - racism and hipster fashion collide in Europe, Olivia Palermo wears shorts to her wedding, Sizeable shows styles on a variety of models, and Lisa explains the science behind apparel pricing structures. Come hang out with us!  

Pop Fashion on Twitter: @JustPopFashion 

Lisa: @lisatella, www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin: @closetcaucus, www.closetcaucus.com, www.truetostyle.com 

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

American Apparel, Entrepreneur Barbie & Opinions of Your Success

What happens when your friends have a problem with your success? Lisa and Kaarin explore the murky waters of dealing with jealousy and accomplishments. In Hot Topics - Dov Charney gets kicked out of American Apparel, Barbie is now an entrepreneur, a 16-year-old starts a sneaker pawn shop, and Lisa questions the origins of a surprising tag found on a dress. Come hang out with us at Pop Fashion! 

Pop Fashion: @JustPopFashion

Lisa: @Lisatella www.beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin: @closetcaucus www.closetcaucus.com, www.truetostyle.com  

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

Fashion Slime Balls, Yoga Jeans & A Sense of Home

Does where you live influence your work? This week Lisa & Kaarin talk about the documentary Tiny and how the concept of home can help or hurt creative output. In hot topics - will yoga jeans be the next big fashion trend? Tim Gunn pushes for a plus size season of Project Runway, New Jersey pushes industries to source materials that are made in America, and New York Magazine pushes everyone's buttons with a controversial article about fashion photographer Terry Richardson. 

Join us on Twitter @JustPopFashion

Lisa: @Lisatella / beltwayvintage.com

Kaarin: @closetcaucus / closetcaucus.com / truetostyle.com 

Direct download: Fashion_Slime_Balls_Yoga_Jeans__A_Sense_of_Home.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Gucci Murder Revisited, Fashion Diets & Turning Dreaming into Doing

This week on Pop Fashion we ask an important question: if you murder the CEO of a fashion company can you apply for a job with them almost 20 years later? Consumer Reports finds the best nail polish on the market (and the answer is surprising), Pharrell gets in hot water over a headdress, Karl is on the lookout for a new model for Chanel and Fendi, and Lisa talks about the connection between food and fashion diets. Shonda Rhimes (of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal fame) has some wise words for grads and entrepreneurs regarding dreaming versus doing. Come hang out with us! 

Twitter: @JustPopFashion 

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

Skinny Mannequins, Instagram Booties & Working for "Exposure"

It's another week here at Pop Fashion which means crazy pop culture topics! This week we are talking about modesty and clothing in other countries, thin mannequins, alpha sizing, Instagram, and a creative pop up shop. Also, when should freelancers do something, "for exposure?" Is it smart? What does exposure mean anyway? Come hang out with us! 

Twitter: @JustPopFashion

Direct download: Skinny_Mannequins_Instagram_Booties__Working_for_22Exposure22.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Power & Fashion, Abercrombie's Big Change & Feeling Washed Up

Have you ever felt washed up? This week Lisa & Kaarin talk about business, feeling washed up, and strategies to get back on track! In hot topics - the connection between Forever 21 and car seats (there is one, for real), celebrities and marketing, and Armani Exchange decides to take on fast fashion. Also, Gap's hackers put out a press release, Abercrombie goes back to Retail 101, and Robin Givhan talks about the connection between power and clothes. 

 

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

Etsy, Jill Abramson & F* the Haters

This week we are saying "f&*$ the haters" and then talking about how it applies to business. (We drop the f-bomb in this one quite a bit. We promise it all relates back to business!) In hot topics we discover that Nylon magazine was sold to the surprise of the staff,  Etsy is going wholesale, French boys wore skirts for a cause, a girl got kicked out of prom for her dress, and Jill Abramson got kicked out of her job at the New York Times because.....well, we don't know why. Lisa also manages to mention doughnuts, meatballs, and hot dogs a number of times while talking about fashion. 

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

Social Media Mishaps, Geek Fashion & How to Ask For Business Help

This week on Pop Fashion: Pinterest rolls out ads, Black Milk writes their way into a social media blunder, Shape Magazine versus Brooke Not On a Diet, and Lisa sees red when it comes to Forever 21's new budget line. Also, can the future of the beauty industry be found in a printer? Lisa & Kaarin give awful / awesome personal examples of asking for help and recommend strategies on how to ask for business advice. 

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

Jail Time, Saks Bags & How to Get Your Dream Job

How do you land your dream job? This week Lisa and Kaarin respond to a letter by Mike Rowe (of Dirty Jobs fame). In hot topics - Dolce & Gabbbana are goint to jail, New York City takes some huge strides on the fashion technology front, a letter from a prisoner in China is found in a Saks shopping bag, Self Magazine slashes jobs, and JCrew launches a budget fashion line. 

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

Is presence the secret to success? Marie Claire's editor, Anne Fulenwider, thinks so! This week Lisa & Kaarin talk about the difficulty of staying in the moment. In hot topics - what's going on in China (seriously, what's going on over there?), Alibaba vs Amazon, remembering the Bangladesh factory collapse, millennial shopping habits, ugly shoes, and the problem with plastic surgery and passports.  

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

Death to Fashion Blogging, Mindy Kaling's Body & the Confidence Gap

It's time for another round of fashion and pop culture topics! This week Lisa asks if fashion blogging is dead, Kaarin is worried about microchips in clothing, Dior refuses to sell online, and Mindy Kaling rocks the house on Jimmy Kimmel. The ladies also think about the hubbub surrounding The Atlantic's Confidence Gap article. Is confidence really holding us back? 

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

Coachella, Vogue Italia & Protecting Your Creative Work

Join us this week as the ladies talk about a lot of crazy / difficult / hard pop culture topics. (Lisa uses the word "flummoxed" 4 separate times.) Yahoo sets a lineup of awesome fashion & beauty editors, people are getting mugged for wearing Google Glass, Coachella fashion is now a season, and Vogue Italia loses its damn mind. Lisa and Kaarin also share personal stories of idea theft and discuss how the artistic community can protect its creative work. 

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

Normcore, Excessive Snark & the Voices in My Head

This week in hot topics Lisa & Kaarin talk about the return of the classic JCrew swimsuit, Self Magazine's epic picture fail (otherwise known as tutugate), Anti-Normcore beauty, and why people are fainting in droves in Cambodia. The topic of the week is internal dialogue, so come hang out as we talk about the voices in our heads. We are totally normal, right?! Right?!!

Direct download: Normcore_Excessive_Snark__the_Voices_in_My_Head.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am EDT

We're SO Busy It's All We Talk About

Why is everyone so busy? Is time working against us? This week on Pop Fashion Lisa & Kaarin talk about creativity, time, and if being busy is all just an illusion. Fashion hot topics include the 1st Birchbox store, shopping in sweatpants (seriously, Harvard did research on this), Joan Rivers as a mean girl, and the introduction of yummy men. 

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

How do you define success? This week Kaarin and Lisa talk about the moving target of success and how it has evolved in their lives both personally and professionally. In hot topics the Kardashian / West Vogue cover is discussed (sorry, guys, it's what happened this week) as well as the psychology behind the addictive nature of Candy Crush. Kaarin explains the Google Glass / Oakley venture in terms of a John Hughes movie and Lisa explains why she can't wait for the glasses to cover her Left Eye. We hear the inspiring story of how one woman is solving homelessness one coat at a time, and are surprised by Urban Outfitter's admission of a business mistake. Finally, Pop Fashion gives out a (voluntary) homework assignment as we all continue to define success in our lives.

Direct download: Tutu_Overalls_Candy_Crush__Defining_Success.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

I'm Not Bossy - I'm the Boss

This week Kaarin and Lisa talk about the #banbossy campaign and problems with getting rid of the word "bossy." They reveal their bossy icons and relay stories about leadership and their own bossypants status. Hot topics include discussions about Bill Cunningham, Ikea, and the ASAP54 app. Kaarin makes a case for selfies while Lisa divulges her lifelong Girl Scout status. 

Direct download: Im_Not_Bossy_-_Im_the_Boss_.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

This week Kaarin and Lisa talk about a variety of hot topics including the disappearance of malls, if Lululemon will ever get out of hot water, Normcore, and the looting of the Chanel grocery store runway show. They also ponder big life questions namely what they would tell their 16-year-old selves and the current state of journalism. 

Direct download: Malls_Grocery_Stores__Feeling_16_Again.m4a
Category:fashion -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Join Pop Fashion this week as we talk about how to get out of a creative rut and what happens when your creative energy feels zapped! Hot topics include the Oscars, SJP & Gwen Stefani, Target, Delia*s, and a PSA about shoveling. 

Direct download: Oscars_Owls__Creative_Ruts.m4a
Category: -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

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