15 episodes

A podcast of stories about style and how we get dressed. Co-hosts Stevie Mackenzie-Smith and Ana Kinsella ask "Hey, what are you wearing? Can you tell me about it?" Produced by Lucy Dearlove.

Layers Layers

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

A podcast of stories about style and how we get dressed. Co-hosts Stevie Mackenzie-Smith and Ana Kinsella ask "Hey, what are you wearing? Can you tell me about it?" Produced by Lucy Dearlove.

    Acceptance

    Acceptance

    This episode’s theme is Acceptance, and Ana and Stevie are joined from LA by guest producer Kara Hart. She meets the founders of fashion label Universal Standard to discuss what Rihanna once described as “the pleasures of a fluctuating body”. Plus, some thoughts on dungarees, unlearning, and whether Stevie is allowed to shop in Massimo Dutti yet.

    Kara Hart is an audio producer in Los Angeles. You can learn more at [https://karahart.info/](https://karahart.info/)

    Universal Standard is available online [https://www.universalstandard.com/collections/new](https://www.universalstandard.com/collections/new)

    Find us on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/layers.podcast/](https://www.instagram.com/layers.podcast/)

    If you liked today’s show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!

    Production by [Lucy Dearlove.](https://lucydearlove.com/)

    Music: E's Jammy Jams - Arabian Sand (via YouTube Music Library), Kevin MacLeod - Acid Jazz, Kevin MacLeod - Hard Boiled, Aaron Liebermann - Gypsy Stroll (via YouTube Music Library)

    • 31 min
    Handsome

    Handsome

    Ana and Stevie contemplate handsomeness when it comes to getting dressed. It's a word so often associated with conventionally good-looking men, but why should it be? Together with two special guests, they consider handsomeness as a descriptor to be claimed regardless of where one is on the gender spectrum.

    Georgeous Michael talks us through transformational accoutrements, while Dazed Fashion Editor Emma Hope Allwood contemplates Le Smoking and handsome women in art. 

    An array of voices discuss their favourite season for dressing in, and there's also talk of ascribing certain items of clothing as 'masculine' or 'feminine'. Do we still need to do that in 2019? Stevie and Ana try to figure it all out. 

    You can follow Emma Hope Allwood on Twitter [@emmahopeall](https://twitter.com/@emmahopeall)

    Georgeous Michael is on Instagram at [@georgeousmichael](https://www.instagram.com/georgeousmichael/)

    Layers is produced by Lucy Dearlove [https://lucydearlove.com/](https://lucydearlove.com/)

    Follow Layers on Instagram: [https://instagram.com/layers.podcast](https://www.instagram.com/layers.podcast/)

    Music: E's Jammy Jams - Arabian Sand (via YouTube Music Library), Kevin MacLeod - Aurea Carmina, Kevin MacLeod - Hard Boiled, Aaron Liebermann - Gypsy Stroll (via YouTube Music Library)

    • 44 min
    Folk

    Folk

    In this episode, Stevie Mackenzie-Smith and Ana Kinsella talk about folk and what it means to dress with one eye on where you’re from: Quintessentially British Laura Ashley, so-called ‘sailor pants’ and regional dress. Plus, as always, endless eBay hunts.
    And we meet Alannah Eileen, a photographer from Orkney, about the importance of community, rural fashion and what happens to your style when you move to the big city. 
    You can see Alannah’s work on her Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/alannah.eileen/](https://www.instagram.com/alannah.eileen/) and her website [https://www.alannaheileen.com](https://www.alannaheileen.com). Find out more about Teran at [http://teran.community](http://teran.community)
    Follow us on Instagram [instagram.com/layers.podcast](http://instagram.com/layers.podcast) and send us your tips, stories and favourite ebay search terms by email layerspodcast@gmail.com
    And if you like today’s show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!
    Music: E's Jammy Jams - Arabian Sand (via YouTube Music Library), Kevin MacLeod - Hard Boiled, Aaron Liebermann - Gypsy Stroll (via YouTube Music Library)
    Produced by [Lucy Dearlove](https://lucydearlove.com/)

    • 25 min
    Boyish

    Boyish

    In this episode, Ana and Stevie are mulling over BOYISH dressing. Ana pays a visit to see Claire Marie Healy, Deputy Editor at Dazed & Confused, who shares the charm of her thrifted synthetic zip-up top, which makes her feel like an extra from Freaks and Geeks. There's also talk of clothes on film, feeling obliged to strive for femininity, and dressing your age (whatever that means).

    Oh, and Stevie has had a personal style-related crisis after getting her clothes out of her storage unit. Great!

    You can follow Claire Healy on Twitter: [https://twitter.com/clairehly](https://twitter.com/clairehly)

    Layers is produced by Lucy Dearlove [https://lucydearlove.com/](https://lucydearlove.com/)

    Follow Layers on Instagram: [https://instagram.com/layers.podcast](https://instagram.com/layers.podcast)

    Music: E's Jammy Jams - Arabian Sand (via YouTube Music Library), Kevin MacLeod - Hard Boiled, Aaron Liebermann - Gypsy Stroll (via YouTube Music Library)

    • 33 min
    Enduring

    Enduring

    In this episode, we consider the theme of ENDURING. What is it about certain items of clothes that make us return to them over and over? And what about when there are limits on how many clothes we can own? What makes the cut and stays in your life, and what doesn't?
    Sirena Bergman, a London-based journalist talks to Stevie about how living on a houseboat means coming up with ingenious space-related solutions. And Francis McKee, a writer, curator and lecturer who lives in Glasgow tells us about the democracy of clothing via a self-imposed uniform he has worn since 1978…
    You can find Sirena Bergman's writing monthly missives on dressing sustainably by signing up to her newsletter, Sartorially Happy: [https://tinyletter.com/sartoriallyhappy](https://tinyletter.com/sartoriallyhappy)
    You can follow Francis McKee on Twitter: [https://twitter.com/francismckee](https://twitter.com/francismckee)
    Layers is produced by Lucy Dearlove [https://lucydearlove.com/](https://lucydearlove.com/)
    Follow Layers on Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/layers.podcast/](https://www.instagram.com/layers.podcast/)
    Music: E's Jammy Jams - Arabian Sand (via YouTube Music Library), Kevin MacLeod - Hard Boiled, Aaron Liebermann - Gypsy Stroll (via YouTube Music Library)

    • 33 min
    Chic

    Chic

    This episode, Ana and Stevie are thinking about 'chic', and specifically how spotting a chic person 'in the wild' is what makes people-watching so thrilling! They also hear from Colleen Hill, a curator at the Museum at FIT in New York about the pleasure she gets from working with this chic fashion archive, and how she gets dressed to work alongside such a collection. 
    This episode of Layers is sponsored by The White Company. You can peruse their cashmere and silky pyjamas here: [http://www.thewhitecompany.com](http://www.thewhitecompany.com)
    Thank you also to our other sponsor, [ESquared](https://www.esq2.com/uk/), a new fitness app for London. If this sounds up your street, you can use the special offer code POD15 for free £15 credit to get you started. 
    Follow Layers on Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/layers.podcast/](https://www.instagram.com/layers.podcast/)
    And if you liked today’s show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!
    Music: E's Jammy Jams - Arabian Sand (via YouTube Music Library), Kevin MacLeod - Acid Jazz, Kevin MacLeod - Hard Boiled, Aaron Liebermann - Gypsy Stroll (via YouTube Music Library)
    Production by Lucy Dearlove.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Berno #1 ,

Third series?

Ah I have only discovered - what a grown up fashion podcast! Will we be seeing another series?

Busy.izzy ,

Adore this podcast

This podcast is one of my favourites and it completely stands apart from any other out there right now... All I want to know is- when are you making another season?! :)

beanibox ,

Rare Gem

Totally brilliant fashion storytelling, I adore this podcast! Really well put together, interesting interviews, makes-you-smile meditation on self-expression. So glad I'm listening :)

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