The Hags are so lucky this week to have Vancouver photographer Lauren Zbarsky in the basement to chit chat about photography, inspiration, fashion, lighting, getting your best angles, and of course, eggs.
Like all businesses and industries, shipping is a huge part of the world of fashion. And guess what, it's not just about getting those Gap tees and khaki's on super sale in time for your swing dance competition next week. In this week's episode, the Hags dish about the woes of the world of shipping and how we actually can't survive without it. Curses!
Are Vogue's print days over? Monthly fashion magazines were a direct line from the insiders of the fashion industry to the public but how can they survive in today's fast paced media landscape? And we somehow manage to fit in multiple Simpsons references.
Special guest Erin Gibbs, a local designer with Danica Studios as well as an artist in her own right, joins the Hags this week to talk about illustration, textiles, an amazing trip to India, and some really great nonsense.
So it turns out counterfeit goods are more than just a crappy knockoff of luxury goods. They are a massively profitable trillion dollar industry that funds terrorists, organized crime, human traffickers, and criminals of all kinds! Jump in for a highly depressing look at what is actually going on here. And please, if you see a guy down an alley selling that cute Chanel bag for $49, DON'T BUY IT.
What's the deal with Black Friday anyway? In this episode, the Hags dig into the whole gong show that is holiday shopping and everyone's favourite day to either completely avoid or completely dive in: Black Friday.
Episode 52 marks the Hag’s two year anniversary! To celebrate, we decided to have a trivia episode to make sure we still know what we are talking about (we do mostly!) so get out your coil notebooks for a pop quiz, Hag style.
In this episode, the Hags get into what exactly licensing means when it comes to fashion. Hint: it's how big companies make the most money by selling stuff other people make! Fun, right? Plus, Obsessions and all the other fun stuff. Get on it!
Fashion and art have long been connected and it's hard to say exactly which came first. Sort of a chicken/egg situation. We decided to crack some eggs and fry some chicken with artist and friend of the podcast Doug Watt to see how far to the bottom we could get on this.
Ever heard of Audrey Hepburn? Or Hubert de Givenchy? Well those two legends are one of the most famous examples of fashion designer and muse and in this episode the Hags kiki through a few examples you might know and you might not.
The Hags are expanding their empire with a fascinating Skype interview with Liz Vastola, costume designer for Jessica Jones, Landline and The Purge: Election Year. Katie talks to her about her favorite tools for the job and her love for 90s fashion.
A listener-suggested topic about fashion school. Was it worth it? Was the transition from student life to work life difficult? Have we wasted our lives?
All you book nerds out there, this episode is all yours. The Hags chit chat about their must-read and must-flip-through-every-page fashion books that do more than just make you look fancy when your pals come over for crackers and cheese (I mean charcuterie).
It is always so great to chat about something we've been excited about for a long time but had to keep under wraps. In this episode, the Hags finally get to spill on Evan's latest (and best, we think) show called "Atavism" at Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week. You guys! The best!
Listener and Hag Extraordinaire Gabrielle Trach joins us to talk about her Master of Fashion thesis where she got to talk to older ladies about their wardrobes. And of course, a bunch of nonsense in between the interesting bits.
A fascinating conversation with activist and founder of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week. She tells us about her time as a model and how she has turned that into community outreach and giving indigenous designers and artisans a platform for recognition.
The we get to pick the brain of Olivia Hayward who recently got to go to Asia to visit fabric manufacturing companies. It might sound boring, but we make it fun, don't you worry about that.
After months of failures, the Hags finally succeeded in getting our guest Lyndi Barrett of StyleCalling.com into the basement for a hot chat. Turns out all it took was for our schedules to work out! And don’t get too bothered, it was only hot temperature-wise: Lyndi is very cool. And she knows all the best fashion words. Let’s get into it, mmk?
This episode is all about sewing and the love/hate relationship we have with it (and we suspect all sewers have as well).
Guess what?! We are so excited to finally have friend of the podcast and fellow podcaster Alicia Tobin to chit chat about the retail experience among many other things.
One of the most glamorous, stupendous and ridiculous nights in the entire fashion industry is almost upon us - the MET GALA. The First Monday in May is when the high and mighty fashion influencers come out in all their finery and sashay up a giant stairway to get the picture taken (and to raise some $ for the Met Museum, but that's secondary). Got $25,000? Maybe you can go too.
T-shirts. How do they get from soft little cotton balls to your body? This episode we looking into all the steps, machines, transportation and hands that make that happen. It might just be more complicated than you think!
VERY EXCITING NEWS, HAGS!
We officially have a Fashion Hags T-shirt! It is a limited edition tee that is available RIGHT NOW at The Hag Shop (thehagshop.tictail.com). There are 50 available until April 28 at 4:00pm PST at which point they will be ordered, straight up, just for you. Get on it!
We started off hoping to talk about fashion blogging but it turned into more of a open ended chat about social media, wigs, and eventually an inadequate dick joke. Kind of like when you go to the grocery store to get eggs and milk and come home with caramel corn, two kinds of squash, and a frozen pizza. And eventually you remember the eggs.
We invited our former classmate and local costumer/performer/Technical Developer/super rad lady Claire Gabereau to join in the sesh and boy, does it get giggly.