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



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