Fashion & Beauty

Fashion Hags

Abby, Evan and Katie

Abby, Evan and Katie talk runway, magazines, designers, movies, art - all things fashion and how much it can drive us nuts.

Episodes

Episode 48: Costume Designer Extraordinaire Liz Vastola
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2017-09-22 13:34:55 UTC 01:22:35
Episode 48: Costume Designer Extraordinaire Liz Vastola

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.

FASHION HAGS Episode 47: Was Fashion School Worth It?
01:27:31
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:27:31
FASHION HAGS Episode 47: Was Fashion School Worth It?

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?

FASHION HAGS Episode 46: Our Fave Fashion Books
01:21:22
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:21:22
FASHION HAGS Episode 46: Our Fave Fashion Books

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).

FASHION HAGS Episode 45: Evan Ducharme's "Atavism" at Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
01:19:18
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:19:18
FASHION HAGS Episode 45: Evan Ducharme's "Atavism" at Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

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!

FASHION HAGS Episode 44: Exploring Wardrobes with Gabrielle Trach
01:20:10
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:20:10
FASHION HAGS Episode 44: Exploring Wardrobes with Gabrielle Trach

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.

FASHION HAGS Episode 43: Joleen Mitton from Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
01:08:52
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:08:52
FASHION HAGS Episode 43: Joleen Mitton from Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

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. 

FASHION HAGS Episode 42: Exploring Factories with Olivia Hayward
01:19:08
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:19:08
FASHION HAGS Episode 42: Exploring Factories with Olivia Hayward

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.

FASHION HAGS Episode 41: Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling
01:15:47
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:15:47
FASHION HAGS Episode 41: Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling

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?

FASHION HAGS Episode 40: Sewing Wins and Woes
01:26:44
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:26:44
FASHION HAGS Episode 40: Sewing Wins and Woes

This episode is all about sewing and the love/hate relationship we have with it (and we suspect all sewers have as well).

FASHION HAGS Episode 39: Retail Nightmares with Alicia Tobin
01:28:53
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:28:53
FASHION HAGS Episode 39: Retail Nightmares with Alicia Tobin

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.

FASHION HAGS Episode 38: The Superball of Fashion
01:17:15
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:17:15
FASHION HAGS Episode 38: The Superball of Fashion

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.

FASHION HAGS Episode 37: How Dat T-Shirt Get Made?
01:18:11
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:18:11
FASHION HAGS Episode 37: How Dat T-Shirt Get Made?

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!

 

FASHION HAGS Episode 36: Official Fashion Hags T-Shirt with Lindsay Chetek
01:24:41
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:24:41
FASHION HAGS Episode 36: Official Fashion Hags T-Shirt with Lindsay Chetek

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!

FASHION HAGS Episode 35: Fashion Blogging And Other Digital Delights
01:15:34
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:15:34
FASHION HAGS Episode 35: Fashion Blogging And Other Digital Delights

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.

FASHION HAGS Episode 34: Stitch & Bitch 2 Featuring Claire Gabereau
01:15:18
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:15:18
FASHION HAGS Episode 34: Stitch & Bitch 2 Featuring Claire Gabereau

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.

FASHION HAGS Episode 33: Fashion for Good, Not Evil
01:22:56
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:22:56
FASHION HAGS Episode 33: Fashion for Good, Not Evil

It's the season of love and the Hags are looking for good things to love in Fashion. And guess what? Despite the turmoil the world seems to be in these days, we managed to find some! Time for a chit chat on a handful of fashion companies that are using their powers for good rather than evil - can it be true?! It can and it is, Hags. Give it a listen, mmk?

FASHION HAGS Episode 32: Vintage Fashion
01:03:55
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:03:55
FASHION HAGS Episode 32: Vintage Fashion

Oh hi hello! We are here to kiki about vintage clothes and why people care about your Grandma's old sweaters and your Aunt's weird coat from college. (Short answer: because it maybe is cooler than whatever you're going to find at H&M today and no one else will have it.)

Episode 31: Models and Modelling and Things Like That
01:06:30
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:06:30
Episode 31: Models and Modelling and Things Like That

Guess what, hunnies! We have a new episode and a new Hag! Our first guest of 2017 is only a few weeks old but she's got some strong feelings so far. You'll hear some of them on this episode, where we chit chat about our favourite Models and some other tangential nonsense.

Episode 30: Fashion Rules and Other Judgmental Nonsense
01:10:52
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:10:52
Episode 30: Fashion Rules and Other Judgmental Nonsense

Happy New Year, Hags! And goodbye to 2016, may she rest in peace. Thanks for your patience on the lateness of our release but Abby had a friggin' baby which really cramped our schedule. It won't happen again. Probably.

 

FASHION HAGS Episode 29: Cultural Appropriation in Fashion
01:25:04
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:25:04
FASHION HAGS Episode 29: Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

We are talking about cultural appropriation in fashion - a light topic, we know - and we invited friend and super dope guest Vee Pho to chit chat - nay, kiki - about POC, fashion, and what the shit everyone is doing wrong.

FASHION HAGS Episode 28 - Designers as Brands
01:23:17
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:23:17
FASHION HAGS Episode 28 - Designers as Brands

This week's topic is Designers curating and marketing themselves as brands as well as their clothing and company brands. It can get messy but it can also be a huge income generator. And of course, Karl Lagerfeld's name comes up. A bunch.

FASHION HAGS Episode 27 - What's the deal with sizes?
01:24:46
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:24:46
FASHION HAGS Episode 27 - What's the deal with sizes?

Lots to talk about in this episode as we are chatting about just what the hell is going on with sizing in clothing. It's utter insanity, no wonder people hate shopping!

FASHION HAGS Episode 26: Hag-iversary Favourite Things!
01:28:51
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:28:51
FASHION HAGS Episode 26: Hag-iversary Favourite Things!

This episode is our first Hag-iversary! To celebrate, we are doing a Favourite Things in the style of Our Lord and Saviour Oprah Winfrey. It's complete self-indulgence and is going to be fuuuuuun.

FASHION HAGS Episode 25 - The Real Deal Inside the Fur Industry
01:22:34
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:22:34
FASHION HAGS Episode 25 - The Real Deal Inside the Fur Industry

Often maligned and even more often misunderstood, we decided with Winter upon us we would tackle the subject of fur in the fashion industry. We invited our former design school instructor and fur expert Alexandra Suhner Isenberg to talk about exactly what goes on at fur farms around the world and Evan speaks to his family's deep connection to the fur trade in Manitoba.

EPISODE 24: Lookbooks!
01:06:03
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:06:03
EPISODE 24: Lookbooks!

What's a lookbook? Why does it matter? Who even cares? Well the Hags do, so let's get into it.

Episode 23: "Bad Girls of Fashion" Author Jen Croll
01:21:45
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:21:45
Episode 23: "Bad Girls of Fashion" Author Jen Croll

In this episode the Hags welcome Jen Croll, author of a badass book about badass women in fashion through the ages called Bad Girls of Fashion. We obviously needed more information.

Episode 22: Fashion School Stitch n' Bitch
01:29:08
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:29:08
Episode 22: Fashion School Stitch n' Bitch

We catch up after a month away and reminisce about our days at fashion school.

Episode 21: Swimwear Designer Lisa Siperko!
01:11:38
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:11:38
Episode 21: Swimwear Designer Lisa Siperko!

In this episode we welcome a lovely guest, local designer Lisa Siperko of Siperko Swim! We are very excited to chat with her about her new line, designing in Vancouver, and a wealth of other tangents we bumble into.

Episode 20: Fashion's hot and cold relationship with Copyright Law
01:12:08
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:12:08
Episode 20: Fashion's hot and cold relationship with Copyright Law

Our topic this episode is the tenuous relationship between fashion design and copyright law. Did you know that here in North America you can't copyright or trademark a specific design or design element on a garment? Europe has different laws but have the same result - which can lead to knock off and companies copying each other. But is that a bad thing? We discuss! So listen already!

Episode 19: Craftsmanship and High Artistry in Couture - Can it last?
01:18:02
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:18:02
Episode 19: Craftsmanship and High Artistry in Couture - Can it last?

In this episode the Hags do their best to tackle the heartbreaking closures and dwindling resources for handmade quality, unique artistry, and extreme craftsmanship of high couture. Can it last in the changing world of fast fashion? We hope so.

FASHION HAGS episode 18 - How Do I Find My Personal Style?
01:25:08
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:25:08
FASHION HAGS episode 18 - How Do I Find My Personal Style?

FASHION HAGS Episode 17 - Menswear!
01:27:30
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:27:30
FASHION HAGS Episode 17 - Menswear!

The Hags are back on track this week and ready to spill the tea on Menswear! As a major element of the fashion industry, it's about time we take a look at how the other half live with a meandering look at the history of menswear, what we love about it, and what direction we see things going. This one's for the boys.

FASHION HAGS Episode 16: What is a trend and how do they happen?
01:22:23
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:22:23
FASHION HAGS Episode 16: What is a trend and how do they happen?

How does a given item all the a sudden show up everywhere? Who decides that cerulean is the "it" color of the season? WHO CAN WE COMPLAIN TO ABOUT CROP TOPS COMING BACK? This week we talk about how trends pop up, proliferate and die. 

Fashion Hags episode 15 - Fashion Photography
01:37:20
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:37:20
Fashion Hags episode 15 - Fashion Photography

This week the Hags take a listener suggestion to chat about Fashion Photography! Abby is on a sewing rampage, Evan visits the Great Outdoors and Katie learns the finer points of wagering.

FASHION HAGS episode 14 - Evan's "Origin"
01:16:03
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:16:03
FASHION HAGS episode 14 - Evan's "Origin"

In this episode, the Hags re-hash Evan's Origin show that he has been working on for months. A bit of a backstage look at the show from conception to completion!

FASHION HAGS episode 13 - Witchy Willow, Model Guest
01:35:27
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:35:27
FASHION HAGS episode 13 - Witchy Willow, Model Guest

For lucky Episode 13, the Hags brought in Evan's muse, model and all-around lady pal, Willow for a few cups of tea! Tangents and swear words abound! 

Episode 12: How to not be a dumb doofus when shopping for clothes
01:28:41
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:28:41
Episode 12: How to not be a dumb doofus when shopping for clothes

This week we try and ask the big questions about how to shop in an ethical and informed way. It's a hugely important part of being a good consumer - something that is a hard thing to do these days. Considerations like company transparency, environmental impact, labor abuses, price, quality, availability and intellectual property are things we try and touch upon to help you - and us - become more supportive in the way we think about and consume the fashion we all love so much. 

Fashion Hags episode 11 - Weddings WHAAAAAT?!
01:24:40
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:24:40
Fashion Hags episode 11 - Weddings WHAAAAAT?!

This week's episode is fun and frivolous as the Hags chat about making bunnies, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Katie's elopement in Vegas!  A tangent-based discussion on weddings in general fills your earbuds as the Hags catch up after a month-long break from recording to shoot the shit. Lots of giggles in this one. Our obsessions include Navajo textiles and jewelry, collage art and that damn M2M channel we can't shut up about.

Episode 10 - Do you like LUXURY?
01:27:37
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:27:37
Episode 10 - Do you like LUXURY?

What is luxury? What makes something a luxury good? How and why does it come at such a high cost? Obsessions this week: Katie goes mad looking for a logo, Abby falls in love with Erwin Blumenfeld and Evan crushes on Grace Coddington.

Episode 9 - What is the deal with Red Carpet Fashion?
01:19:28
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:19:28
Episode 9 - What is the deal with Red Carpet Fashion?

With the 2016 Oscars looming, awards season is in full swing! But how does this Red Carpet thing even work? This week we talk about the fantasy and the reality of what it takes to get a celebrity in a gown in front of a billion people. And why we think Fashion Police is the WORST.

Fashion Hags episode 8 - Fashion PR with Ashleigh Said
01:17:41
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:17:41
Fashion Hags episode 8 - Fashion PR with Ashleigh Said

Episode 8 is our first episode with a guest! We could not be happier about our first guest, Evan Ducharme's PR guru Asheigh Said!

Fashion Hags episode 7 - Haute Couture
01:20:44
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:20:44
Fashion Hags episode 7 - Haute Couture

This week's episode is all about Haute Couture and how effing fabulous it is. And also how it maybe isn't what you think it is because turns out there's a lot more to it.

Fashion Hags episode 6 - Musical Chairs
01:18:16
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:18:16
Fashion Hags episode 6 - Musical Chairs

In this week's podcast, the Fashion Hags chat about the shifts going on in the luxury industry between designers and design houses. A musical chairs, if you will, whether by choice or by force.

Fashion Hags episode 5 - Shopping Habits
01:29:27
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:29:27
Fashion Hags episode 5 - Shopping Habits

This week on The Fashion Hags we discuss shopping habits and how much work goes on under the surface to get you to part with your hard earned cash.

FASHION HAGS epsisode 4 - The Hags' Favourite Films
01:37:25
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:37:25
FASHION HAGS epsisode 4 - The Hags' Favourite Films

This week's episode is all about film in fashion - two of our favourite things - and gets a bit silly. Evan gets witchy at a Film Fest event, Abby goes to a vintage fashion show and is on TV, and Katie gets the crap scared out of her in the woods. 

Episode Three - Fashion Weeks Insanity
01:10:36
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:10:36
Episode Three - Fashion Weeks Insanity

This week the Fashion Hags talk about the beautiful hysteria that are Fashion Weeks. Twice a year, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter the fashion capitals of the world explode in a frenzy of clothing, creativity, models, photographers and greed. How it all gets done once, let alone multiple times a year is a miracle!

Episode 2 - Who Runs the Fashion World? Ladies and Gays!
01:03:39
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:03:39
Episode 2 - Who Runs the Fashion World? Ladies and Gays!

In Episode 2, the Hags chat about how inclusive the Fashion Industry is towards women and gay men but at the end of the day, rich white dudes still hold all the power. Curses!

 

FASHION HAGS episode one - Fashion Shows
01:21:22
2017-09-22 13:34:56 UTC 01:21:22
FASHION HAGS episode one - Fashion Shows

Our first episode! We tell you the story of how we met and dive in to the topic of fashion shows; the fun, the beauty and the insanity of it all.