December 13, 2017
Every seamstress knows the cool, feminine styles of By Hand London. Most Seamstresses may even know the story of how BHL got started....but I promise you haven't heard co-founder Elisalex de Castro Peake tell her story quite like this. From her childhood in Italy to her difficult decision to leave the fashion industry, Elisalex is candid in the ups and down of her story. I totally fell in love with Elisalex for her earnest, funny and easy going style on this episode and I know you will too.
@Elisalex on Instagram
Elisalex’s Mum - @orsoladecastro and/or @fash_rev
Elisalex’s sister - @georgiakeeling
Elisalex’s brother- @giacomordc
3 CWL Musts:
Read: Read all the things! Just keep reading!
Follow: Orsola de Castro (Her awesome mom!) @orsoladecastro
Believe: This too shall pass
Go follow ad winner Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio on instagram @WholeCircleStudio
Music by BenSound.com
December 11, 2017
I get it. You are waiting for the new year or the day that you magically wake up and are unafraid, or perpetually motivated. I promise I get it but please remind me...why can't that day be today?
December 6, 2017
Sondra Rae is the hero Orlando needs. Seriously. Full of energy and fun we talk not only got to talk aboutour love of The City Beauiful but we also get to talk about coming out and the darker days that got Sondra Rae where she is now. It's a great interview full of so many personal moments and bright happy laughter. I love it and know you will too.
Find Sondra Rae:
@SondraRae on Instagram
3 CWL Musts
Your Kickass Life Podcast by Andrea Owen
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou
December 4, 2017
Stop cutting yourself off from the flow of awesome! I try my best to seperate a pet peeve from a topic that deserves a serious look in your life.
And MeachenMarie is giving you 15% off her AWESOME reusable tote bags when you head over to her shop and use code CWLPODCAST
Do it! Save the planet! One bag at a time!
music by bensound.com
November 29, 2017
No offense to all the other quilter out there (me included)...but quilting has never looked so bad ass. Libs Elliott is creating handmade code generated quilts out of Canada, and maaaaaaaaaan is she making look like a rockstar's game. With gorgeous graphic fabric prints and ass kickin' quilt patterns to match, Libs is shaking up the quilt world and it's darn exciting.
We talk about why "grandma quilts" is NOT an insult, how hard work and a unique sense of self get you great places and the absolutely amazing quilting community (seriously, it's just like angels everywhere)
3 CWL Musts:
Read: Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Follow: Chawne Kimber @CauchyComplete
Believe: "Don't just think about it, do it!"-Henrry Rollins
November 27, 2017
Good ain't good enough for you...and thats okay.
Good is the enemy of great.
November 22, 2017
Happy Wednesday! Today I talk to Tessa Perlow, the extremely talented hand embroidery artist which is particularly exciting because there is not enough info out there out this amazing woman. We get to have a wonderful discussion about marrying your personal convictions with your passion to create to develop the career you love. We also talk about some alternative reason to keep your day job, that really opened up my eyes and I hope it will yours too. This episode is full of living proof that you can build a life exactly how you want it and to not be afraid to learn as you go. She's fab and you're gonna love Tessa as much as I did after this chat!
Read: The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
Listen: The Monocycle Podcast
Follow: Sam Eldrige @Smeldridge, Alia Penner @Alia_pop, Maryanne Moodie @MaryanneMoodie
Believe: Be so good they can't ignore you.-Steve Martin
November 20, 2017
So no one told you your adult friends were gonna suck *clap clap clap clap*
That's okay...if you need to get rid of a few Rosses and find a few more Phoebes, we got you covered.
Music by BenSound.com
November 15, 2017
Does bubbly even begin to cover it for Christina Vega? Happy go lucky and taking on the world, Christina Vega is one of the most fun guests I have ever had. Pardon the giggles, we just couldn't help but have a blast. We talked about how Christina was able to leverage the training and experience of working for a major brand, to help build her own. Ya gotta listen.
3 CWL Musts:
Read: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne -and- You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Follow: Sophia Roe @Sophia_Roe
Believe: "Not everyone gets the opportunity to be stressed by the potential to achieve exceptional things" -and-
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'
November 13, 2017
What your tribe wants is your voice... so why are you playing polite?