Episode 91: Retail Cyber Crime, Fashion Appropriation, John Waters’ Artistic Chaos      Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion podcast! This week Lisa is away for work, so Navin brings his tech background to the pod to discuss the fashion industry. In style news, cultural appropriation becomes central to an international lawsuit, Abercrombie’s business is looking up, and Christmas decorating brings billions to New York City. Also, Victoria’s Secret drops a literal and figurative Bombshell on science, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated at retail POS systems. Band of Outsiders is temporarily resurrected at Filene’s Basement, and bad guys get their briefcases at the Bad Guy Briefcase Store. For our main topic we discuss a brilliant commencement speech given by John Waters at the Rhode Island School of Design. Are you prepared to screw things up brilliantly? Are you failing in amazing ways? Come hang out!

Episode 91: Retail Cyber Crime, Fashion Appropriation, John Waters’ Artistic Chaos


Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion podcast! This week Lisa is away for work, so Navin brings his tech background to the pod to discuss the fashion industry. In style news, cultural appropriation becomes central to an international lawsuit, Abercrombie’s business is looking up, and Christmas decorating brings billions to New York City. Also, Victoria’s Secret drops a literal and figurative Bombshell on science, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated at retail POS systems. Band of Outsiders is temporarily resurrected at Filene’s Basement, and bad guys get their briefcases at the Bad Guy Briefcase Store. For our main topic we discuss a brilliant commencement speech given by John Waters at the Rhode Island School of Design. Are you prepared to screw things up brilliantly? Are you failing in amazing ways? Come hang out!

Episode 87: Balmain x H&M, Men’s Fashion Relaxes, Empathy    Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week  REI’s  making waves by closing all its stores on Black Friday. What the what? People are already listing  Balmain for H&M  pieces on eBay, two weeks ahead of the collection’s arrival.  Adidas  is opening an automated sneaker factory,  Walmart  is trying to do Made in America better, and the U.S. is pouring money into  Pakistan’s  garment industry. And  men’s suits  are relaxing a bit – are pleated pants about to take menswear by storm? Our main topic is  empathy . Can sharing an experience with someone make you less empathetic? What can you do to apply empathy to your leadership skills? Have you walked a mile in someone else’s shoes? Come hang out!

Episode 87: Balmain x H&M, Men’s Fashion Relaxes, Empathy


Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week REI’s making waves by closing all its stores on Black Friday. What the what? People are already listing Balmain for H&M pieces on eBay, two weeks ahead of the collection’s arrival. Adidas is opening an automated sneaker factory, Walmart is trying to do Made in America better, and the U.S. is pouring money into Pakistan’s garment industry. And men’s suits are relaxing a bit – are pleated pants about to take menswear by storm? Our main topic is empathy. Can sharing an experience with someone make you less empathetic? What can you do to apply empathy to your leadership skills? Have you walked a mile in someone else’s shoes? Come hang out!

Episode 76! Woot.   Please tolerate delays in sharing the links we talk about in our latest episode. Lisa’s drowning in moving boxes and her role as lead Pop Fashion social media maven will have to wait. You guys get it. Moving blows.  This week in hot topics - garment workers are fainting in Cambodia, interns are suing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, H&M sister brand “& Other Stories” launched the first all-transgender campaign, and J.Crew announced their fall fashion colors. Also, a fashion crime story out of Mexico has everything (retail, data hacks, murder), and a currency devaluation in China has luxury retailers concerned. Our main topic is about the phone. Why do we hate to answer the phone? Is it just a millennial thing, or are we all becoming phone averse? How does a phone call fit into the larger spectrum of communication?  Come hang out!

Episode 76! Woot.

Please tolerate delays in sharing the links we talk about in our latest episode. Lisa’s drowning in moving boxes and her role as lead Pop Fashion social media maven will have to wait. You guys get it. Moving blows.

This week in hot topics - garment workers are fainting in Cambodia, interns are suing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, H&M sister brand “& Other Stories” launched the first all-transgender campaign, and J.Crew announced their fall fashion colors. Also, a fashion crime story out of Mexico has everything (retail, data hacks, murder), and a currency devaluation in China has luxury retailers concerned. Our main topic is about the phone. Why do we hate to answer the phone? Is it just a millennial thing, or are we all becoming phone averse? How does a phone call fit into the larger spectrum of communication? Come hang out!

We’re back to our regular scheduled programming!  Episode 73:   This week in hot topics -  Rebekka Bay  lands a job at Everlane,  Limited Too  plans to dominate the tween fashion market, and  Women’s Running  magazine delivers a fantastic cover. In other magazine news, rumors abound that  Details and Self magazines  are over (but  independent style mags  are making bank). Also, persons with disabilities may soon have more  clothing   options  (about time!) and we deliver some heartbreaking / frustrating news about  child labor in India .   Our main topic is about the way we speak! We take on the recent NPR story, “ From Upspeak to Vocal Fry: Are We Policing Young Women’s Voices? ” What’s the connection between our voices and business? Is it generational? And, should women try to train themselves to speak differently? 

We’re back to our regular scheduled programming! Episode 73:

This week in hot topics - Rebekka Bay lands a job at Everlane, Limited Too plans to dominate the tween fashion market, and Women’s Running magazine delivers a fantastic cover. In other magazine news, rumors abound that Details and Self magazines are over (but independent style mags are making bank). Also, persons with disabilities may soon have more clothing options (about time!) and we deliver some heartbreaking / frustrating news about child labor in India.

Our main topic is about the way we speak! We take on the recent NPR story, “From Upspeak to Vocal Fry: Are We Policing Young Women’s Voices?” What’s the connection between our voices and business? Is it generational? And, should women try to train themselves to speak differently? 

Welcome to episode seventytwooooooo.   First, J.Crew is launching a series of lower-priced stores called  J.Crew Mercantile . The Crew is set to compete with T.J.Maxx and Nordstrom Rack, but is this a good move for the company? In other news,  Walmart  is now charging vendors a fee to stock their items in stores and warehouses. Is this the beginning of the end for retail? In CRAZY fashion crime news, a drug bust in Alaska leads to a  wedding dress runway show  in Atlanta (this one is a doozy, guys!). Also,  Oprah’s Magazine  is in trouble after telling women they have to be thin to wear a crop top ( #RocktheCrop ), a bra company is making  lingerie  in colors that match all skin types, and MAC is opening baller  beauty bars .   Our main topic is about celebrating  small successes . Do you celebrate the little successes in life? Do you recognize them when they happen? Come hang out!

Welcome to episode seventytwooooooo.

First, J.Crew is launching a series of lower-priced stores called J.Crew Mercantile. The Crew is set to compete with T.J.Maxx and Nordstrom Rack, but is this a good move for the company? In other news, Walmart is now charging vendors a fee to stock their items in stores and warehouses. Is this the beginning of the end for retail? In CRAZY fashion crime news, a drug bust in Alaska leads to a wedding dress runway show in Atlanta (this one is a doozy, guys!). Also, Oprah’s Magazine is in trouble after telling women they have to be thin to wear a crop top (#RocktheCrop), a bra company is making lingerie in colors that match all skin types, and MAC is opening baller beauty bars.

Our main topic is about celebrating small successes. Do you celebrate the little successes in life? Do you recognize them when they happen? Come hang out!

70 Seventy 70 Seventy 70   This week in fashion hot topics -  Lululemon  recalls 300,000 hoodies due to drawstring injuries, a model protest at men’s fashion week results in the best quote ever by  Rick Owens , and Marissa Webb’s first collection for  Banana Republic  was kinda “meh.” In other news, shopping has become a big deal during  Ramadan  (and fashion houses are taking note), the former co-founder of  Jimmy Choo  sent a cease and desist letter to her old company, and Justice tries a new retail tactic this summer. Additionally,  Dov Charney  continues to prove that he is made of snakes and a woman has a complete meltdown in Macy’s over the price of a handbag.    Our main topic this week is about  confidence ! How do you get your confidence back after a major setback? Is it possible to  build confidence  like a muscle? Come hang out!

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This week in fashion hot topics - Lululemon recalls 300,000 hoodies due to drawstring injuries, a model protest at men’s fashion week results in the best quote ever by Rick Owens, and Marissa Webb’s first collection for Banana Republic was kinda “meh.” In other news, shopping has become a big deal during Ramadan (and fashion houses are taking note), the former co-founder of Jimmy Choo sent a cease and desist letter to her old company, and Justice tries a new retail tactic this summer. Additionally, Dov Charney continues to prove that he is made of snakes and a woman has a complete meltdown in Macy’s over the price of a handbag.  

Our main topic this week is about confidence! How do you get your confidence back after a major setback? Is it possible to build confidence like a muscle? Come hang out!