Episode 113: J.Crew’s Email Address, Is H&M Greenwashing Fashion? Bragging Rights  Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we debate the sanity of  J.Crew’s CEO  after he gave out his email address. To everyone.  Amazon’s  got it’s eye on a few clothing companies that may surprise you; meanwhile at  Sears , many many stores are closing. Is  H&M  greenwashing, or making real sustainability headway? And  JC Penney  is doing something with Pinterest, so there’s that. Our main topic is  bragging : Is there a  “right” way  to do it? How can you promote yourself without feeling like a Times Square comedy-show hawker? Come hang out!

Episode 113: J.Crew’s Email Address, Is H&M Greenwashing Fashion? Bragging Rights

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we debate the sanity of J.Crew’s CEO after he gave out his email address. To everyone. Amazon’s got it’s eye on a few clothing companies that may surprise you; meanwhile at Sears, many many stores are closing. Is H&M greenwashing, or making real sustainability headway? And JC Penney is doing something with Pinterest, so there’s that. Our main topic is bragging: Is there a “right” way to do it? How can you promote yourself without feeling like a Times Square comedy-show hawker? Come hang out!

Episode 108: Kanye’s Pop Up Fashion, Lane Bryant’s Ad Ban, Creativity & Staying on the Bus    This week,  Aeropostale’s  stock is tanking,  Kanye  surprised everyone with a pop-up shop in New York City, and  Kmart  Australia has our “good on you” story for the week. In other news, what the heck is happening with the new  Lane Bryant  commercial? We think it is rocking, so why are television networks turning it down? Also, the  Council of Fashion Designers of America  will televise its awards ceremony (will you watch?), and the New York Times makes us think about our current political landscape through the  lens of fashion . Our main topic is about staying on the bus! Lisa explains the  Helsinki Bus Station Theory  and how it applies to our careers and creative lives. Are we continually switching busses when we need to just ride things out? Come hang with us!

Episode 108: Kanye’s Pop Up Fashion, Lane Bryant’s Ad Ban, Creativity & Staying on the Bus


This week, Aeropostale’s stock is tanking, Kanye surprised everyone with a pop-up shop in New York City, and Kmart Australia has our “good on you” story for the week. In other news, what the heck is happening with the new Lane Bryant commercial? We think it is rocking, so why are television networks turning it down? Also, the Council of Fashion Designers of America will televise its awards ceremony (will you watch?), and the New York Times makes us think about our current political landscape through the lens of fashion. Our main topic is about staying on the bus! Lisa explains the Helsinki Bus Station Theory and how it applies to our careers and creative lives. Are we continually switching busses when we need to just ride things out? Come hang with us!

Episode 101!  Grace Leaves  @vogue ,  @instagram  + Runway Shows, Confessionals at Work   This week we investigate a  dockworker strike .  Grace Coddington  stepped down from Vogue - is it a turning point for Conde Nast? Lisa presents her report on cosmetic recycling options,  Demi Lovato  launches a beauty line with items under $5, and Tommy Hilfiger introduces an  “InstaPit”  to the runway experience. Our main topic of the week is the workplace confessional. Does being transparent mean you have to be completely open about your entire life? How do the economics of the  personal essay industry  fit into the way we think about workplace relationships?       Listen up! 

Episode 101! Grace Leaves @vogue, @instagram + Runway Shows, Confessionals at Work 

This week we investigate a dockworker strike. Grace Coddington stepped down from Vogue - is it a turning point for Conde Nast? Lisa presents her report on cosmetic recycling options, Demi Lovato launches a beauty line with items under $5, and Tommy Hilfiger introduces an “InstaPit” to the runway experience. Our main topic of the week is the workplace confessional. Does being transparent mean you have to be completely open about your entire life? How do the economics of the personal essay industry fit into the way we think about workplace relationships?


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Episode 88: Dior and Lanvin Fashion Shakeups, Amazon’s Black Friday, Elizabeth Holmes and Perfection   Major fashion news this week as we discuss  Raf Simons ’ departure from Dior and  Alber Elbaz ’s ouster from Lanvin. There’s a new attempt at legislating  protections for models , including the very young. Bill Blass is making an ecommerce comeback, and  American Eagle Outfitters  bought a single retail store in order to access its awesome concept. Amazon’s going overboard prepping for  Black Friday , and we’re still talking about  Halloween  because of Walmart’s costume chaperones. Our main topic is perfectionism. In light of  Elizabeth Holmes ’ company Theranos coming under fire for not living up to expectations, we discuss what it means to be perfect - or be just good enough to launch and pivot as needed. Are you a  perfectionist ? Does it hold you back? 

Episode 88: Dior and Lanvin Fashion Shakeups, Amazon’s Black Friday, Elizabeth Holmes and Perfection

Major fashion news this week as we discuss Raf Simons’ departure from Dior and Alber Elbaz’s ouster from Lanvin. There’s a new attempt at legislating protections for models, including the very young. Bill Blass is making an ecommerce comeback, and American Eagle Outfitters bought a single retail store in order to access its awesome concept. Amazon’s going overboard prepping for Black Friday, and we’re still talking about Halloween because of Walmart’s costume chaperones. Our main topic is perfectionism. In light of Elizabeth Holmes’ company Theranos coming under fire for not living up to expectations, we discuss what it means to be perfect - or be just good enough to launch and pivot as needed. Are you a perfectionist? Does it hold you back? 

Episode 85 : ModCloth Simplifies Plus-Size Shopping,Chanel’s Aviation Fashion Show, Emotional First Aid  Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we talk about a dumb-dumb move by  Urban Outfitters , which asked employees to volunteer for unpaid warehouse shifts.  Marissa Webb  is no longer creative director of Banana Republic, and Kay Krill just stepped down as head of  Ann, Inc.   ModCloth  is changing the way you shop for plus-sized clothing (hooray!) and we are loving the  Chanel  spring 2016 runway. We look at  Kickstarter’s  reincorporation and what it means for crowdfunding, and ponder the rescheduling of  Australian Fashion Week . Our main topic: What’s in your  emotional first-aid kit ? Come hang out!

Episode 85: ModCloth Simplifies Plus-Size Shopping,Chanel’s Aviation Fashion Show, Emotional First Aid

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we talk about a dumb-dumb move by Urban Outfitters, which asked employees to volunteer for unpaid warehouse shifts. Marissa Webb is no longer creative director of Banana Republic, and Kay Krill just stepped down as head of Ann, Inc. ModCloth is changing the way you shop for plus-sized clothing (hooray!) and we are loving the Chanel spring 2016 runway. We look at Kickstarter’s reincorporation and what it means for crowdfunding, and ponder the rescheduling of Australian Fashion Week. Our main topic: What’s in your emotional first-aid kit? Come hang out!

#84: American Apparel Bankruptcy, Mariah Carey & MAC, Weird Jobs   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we discuss  American Apparel  filing for bankruptcy and what it means for shareholders, Dov Charney, and our nation’s supply of gold lame booty shorts. As  Ralph Lauren  steps down as CEO of his very-long-running clothing line, we evaluate the qualifications of his successor, Stefan Larson. And about those models wearing models on the  Rick Owens  runway…yeah, we talk about that. In other news,  Mariah Carey  is collaborating with MAC, and  Blake Lively  shut down her lifestyle site, Preserve. Our main topic this week: jobs! We’re talking about the lessons we’ve learned from all the crazy places our careers have taken us so far.     So listen!   PS! We’re on  Stitcher  now, too!

#84: American Apparel Bankruptcy, Mariah Carey & MAC, Weird Jobs

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we discuss American Apparel filing for bankruptcy and what it means for shareholders, Dov Charney, and our nation’s supply of gold lame booty shorts. As Ralph Lauren steps down as CEO of his very-long-running clothing line, we evaluate the qualifications of his successor, Stefan Larson. And about those models wearing models on the Rick Owens runway…yeah, we talk about that. In other news, Mariah Carey is collaborating with MAC, and Blake Lively shut down her lifestyle site, Preserve. Our main topic this week: jobs! We’re talking about the lessons we’ve learned from all the crazy places our careers have taken us so far. 

So listen!

PS! We’re on Stitcher now, too!

Listen up! #83 is here.   This week we are loving  Antonio Banderas ’ new adventure: fashion school. Three conflicting  fashion weeks in Asia  are causing a lot of confusion and stress. Meanwhile, in the ever-speculative wearable tech world, we discuss the real and evolving marketplace for  wearable technology  (hint: maybe more function than fashion).  Butchbaby & Co.  is bringing a new aesthetic to maternity clothing, and  JustFab ’s customer service has left some customers feeling cheated. And  Quiksilver  is in major financial trouble, struggling to keep up with athleisure and fast fashion. Our main topic this week: fear and creativity. We break down author  Elizabeth Gilbert’s guide to creative pursuits  and discuss creative frustration, fear, authenticity, and originality. Come hang out!

Listen up! #83 is here.

This week we are loving Antonio Banderas’ new adventure: fashion school. Three conflicting fashion weeks in Asia are causing a lot of confusion and stress. Meanwhile, in the ever-speculative wearable tech world, we discuss the real and evolving marketplace for wearable technology (hint: maybe more function than fashion). Butchbaby & Co. is bringing a new aesthetic to maternity clothing, and JustFab’s customer service has left some customers feeling cheated. And Quiksilver is in major financial trouble, struggling to keep up with athleisure and fast fashion. Our main topic this week: fear and creativity. We break down author Elizabeth Gilbert’s guide to creative pursuits and discuss creative frustration, fear, authenticity, and originality. Come hang out!