Fashion en 4.23.14: The Brain Sell, Sandra Bernhard, & The Search For The Next Dog Star <p><br />Big congratulations to Word of Mouth's own<strong> Zach Nugent </strong>for his Murrow Award! Hear an encore of Zach's <em>adorable </em>story, plus so much more on today's show. We explore <em>The Brain Sell, </em>a new book about how our consumption decisions are influenced by retailers. Then, the safety pin is more than a mundane fastener - it's a staple in punk fashion and history. Sandra Bernhard joins us to talk about her show <em>Sandyland. </em>Finally, NHPR's<strong> Sam Evans-Brown</strong> takes into the world of New Hampshire's wolf dogs, blurring the line between domestic and wild.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:08:59 +0000 Word of Mouth 47255 at 4.23.14: The Brain Sell, Sandra Bernhard, & The Search For The Next Dog Star The Rise Of The Hijab Blog <p>Bathing suit anxiety takes on a whole new dimension for Muslim women…so do skinny jeans and other body-conscious fashion trends. &nbsp;A spate of blogs and podcasts aimed at Muslim women have grown along with the fashion blog trend. Blogs like Hijab Trendz, Dianrainbow and Slice of Lemon feature tips and creative approaches to dressing with style as well as modesty.</p><p><strong>Mariam Sobh</strong> is a Chicago-based journalist and public radio colleague from WBEZ in Chicago. She created <a href="">Hijab Trendz </a>in 2007, which averages 2 million page views a month.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:47:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28403 at The Rise Of The Hijab Blog Pimp My Cane <p>We may associate canes with old age and physical decline, but 150 years ago the cane held a much more dashing and flamboyant place among the fashionable elite. Wildly decorated and splendidly diverse, canes were associated with prestige, power, and youth, and were extremely trendy. The demand for canes made of allspice wood nearly drove the West Indian trees into extinction. Here to discuss the 19th century version of twenty-two inch rims is <strong>Wayne Curtis</strong>, a freelance journalist who has written for <em>The Atlantic</em>, <em>Preservation</em>, and <em>Down East</em> magazines. We found his recent article, <a href="" target="_blank">“Pimp My Walk”</a> on <em>The Smart Set</em> blog.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:17:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26717 at Pimp My Cane High Heels Are Sexy and Other "No Duh" Research <P>The high heel—ever the fashion accessory—has always attracted attention. Turns out (insert astonishment here)&nbsp;that they make the wearer <EM>more </EM>attractive and <EM>more </EM>feminine.&nbsp;</P> <P>In honor of this not quite surprising research, here are our top scientific no-brainers inspired by the <A href="">Ig Nobel&nbsp;</A>prizes for thoughtful, humorous and sometimes absurd research. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:18:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Alison Kuzmickas & alis 19686 at High Heels Are Sexy and Other "No Duh" Research Word of Mouth 11.24.2012 <p><strong>Part 1: The Awesomeness of Procrastination/Fashion Trucks</strong></p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17015 at Word of Mouth 11.24.2012 I'd like a Burrito and a New Wardrobe Please <p>The fashion world runs on new trends and we discovered one that’s&nbsp; a little more practical than 5-inch heels – fashion trucks. Like the fleets of food trucks now selling everything from gourmet tacos to artisanal soft serve, ‘fashion trucks’ capitalize on the ability to move to where their customers are. Producer <strong>Britta Conroy-Randall</strong> visited a mobile boutique for a peek&nbsp; at what could be the next big thing in the fast-moving fashion industry.</p><p></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:03:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14497 at I'd like a Burrito and a New Wardrobe Please Today's Hunters of Tomorrow's Cool <p>We meet the people who are deciding what the next wave of trends will be.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:57:47 +0000 Britta Conroy-Randall 7077 at Today's Hunters of Tomorrow's Cool Word of Mouth 05.26.2012 <p><strong>Part 1: Trophy Wives/Old Lady Style</strong></p><p>In those gin-soaked days of yesteryear, a beautiful woman on the arm was an executive&rsquo;s secret weapon for landing the deal.&nbsp; A young knock-out by your side signaled power, style, and proof that you had it all. Just ask all those Mad Men...That was then.</p> Sat, 26 May 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5557 at Word of Mouth 05.26.2012 Style for the Ages (and the Aged!) <p>While being advanced in years tends to signal the decrease in fashion forward thinking, this is not always the case.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:42:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5312 at Style for the Ages (and the Aged!) Fashion Week 2012: Coats Make A Comeback New York Fashion Week may be coming to a close on Thursday, but a cycle of fashion shows in cities around the world is just about to begin. Fashion editors and store buyers will descend upon London, Milan and Paris to inspect clothes that may appear in stores next fall. Sally Singer — editor-in-chief of <em>T: The New York Times Style Magazine</em> — is one of those tastemaking jet-setters, and she joins NPR's Renee Montagne to talk about 2012's trends.<p>"Already we see a proliferation of great coats," Singer says. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 1898 at Fashion Week 2012: Coats Make A Comeback Cheap Chic: Couture Comes To Discount Retailers On Feb. 5, fashion designer Jason Wu is launching a limited-edition line for Target. Wu became famous for designing Michelle Obama's inaugural gown. He's the latest high-end designer to partner with a mainstream retailer and offer his chic couture at cheap prices for the masses.<p>On a bitterly cold morning in Washington, D.C., last November, hundreds of fashionistas flooded the street in front of the low-priced fashion chain H&amp;M. Italian luxury label Versace was launching a collection there, and customers were waiting for the doors to open.<p>Customers swarmed the store. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 1683 at Cheap Chic: Couture Comes To Discount Retailers Eco Fashion <DIV class=transcript></DIV> Fri, 04 Sep 2009 04:00:00 +0000 Sybil Gelin 11275 at