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A team of NPR veterans breaks away to podcast and create NPR stories about fashion as anthropology, history, symbolism, and culture.
A team of NPR veterans breaks away to podcast and create NPR stories about fashion as anthropology, history, symbolism, and culture.
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    Be a "stitch" in The SEAMS! Every night when you go to bed, gaze up at heaven and say to yourself, “I am proud to be a 'stitch' in The SEAMS.” A calm sense of well-being will flood over you, and when you wake up, you will do so with a smile.

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    Receive The SEAMS newsletter + a thank you from us on Twitter, Facebook, or both!

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    Start the New Year off with style! Reward #2 + your choice of 1 of these:
    A digital how-to guide on vintage shopping that we'll expand (with your suggestions and fabulous finds!) over the course of 2015 OR 31 Days of Fashion Aphorisms, recorded by Jacki and sent to you daily in January 2015.

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    Reward #3 + a custom, hand-sewn The SEAMS wine bag from Jean Gonzalez, the Richmond Seamstress. Every bag is unique! The first 100 should ship in time for Christmas. The second 100 should arrive February 2015.

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    Reward #2 + digital vintage-shopping guide + your choice of 1 of these: An official The SEAMS T-shirt OR an official The SEAMS tote bag. (We're public radio. Of course we'll have tote bags!)

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    Record a smartphone interview with Head SEAMStress Jacki Lyden to share with your friends. We’ll chat for 10 minutes from a list of survey questions, inspired by the 2014 book “Women In Clothes,” such as “Talk about an outfit or look that you put together for yourself that you came to regret” and “What is the outfit or item of clothing that, when you put it on, makes you feel ready to take on the world?”

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    Reward #2 + digital vintage-shopping guide + a personalized copy of “Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir," signed by Jacki to you.

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    HAT package: One-of-a-kind vintage hat + Reward #2 + digital vintage-shopping guide. (Hat photos and size measurements provided to backers at this dollar amount.)

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    Reward #2 + digital vintage-shopping guide + official The SEAMS T-shirt OR an official The SEAMS tote bag + personalized, signed copy of “Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir."

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    One-hour Skype/Google Hangout book club chat with Head SEAMStress Jacki Lyden about her memoir, “Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," and/or the 2014 book “Women In Clothes” + Reward #2 + digital vintage-shopping guide. Plus, ask Jacki how travel influences fashion and about her own fashion and travel experience.

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    MEXICO package: Reward #2 + digital vintage-shopping guide + hand-loomed rebozo shawl made of hand-spun cotton, from Don Fermin Escobar's workshop in Tenancingo, Mexico.

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    TEA & SHOPPING package: On Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, hang out with "Morning Edition" host Renee Montagne and enjoy sales opportunities at Margaret O'Leary and Pamela Barish boutiques in Santa Monica, Calif., + tea, tipples, and tidbits at Renee's home afterward + handwritten thank-you note on The SEAMS stationery from Purgatory Pie Press + digital vintage-shopping guide + The SEAMS newsletter.

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    FRIENDS & FAMILY package: The SEAMS newsletter + digital vintage-shopping guide + handwritten thank-you note on The SEAMS stationery from Purgatory Pie Press + Margaret O'Leary knitted sweater at the "friends & family" rate (while supplies last).

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    DANCE & FASHION package: private SEAMS group tour of “Dance & Fashion” at the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) with director and chief curator Valerie Steele, Ph.D., on Tuesday, Dec. 9 + lunch afterward at Hotel Americano + handwritten thank-you note on The SEAMS stationery + digital vintage-shopping guide + The SEAMS newsletter.

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    TWEED package: The SEAMS newsletter + digital vintage-shopping guide + handwritten thank-you note on The SEAMS stationery + hand-woven Studio Donegal blanket + an intimate evening with surprise media and fashion personalities at Compass Rose in Washington, D.C.

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    STUDENT EXPERIENCE package: On May 26, 2015, meet Head SEAMStress Jacki Lyden and The SEAMS salonnière Christina Bevilacqua in New York, and let them be your guide as you meet fashion writers and historians, attend an editorial consultation at a fashion magazine, and experience a curator’s tour of a fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and/or the Museum at FIT. SEAMS group dinner in Brooklyn at Jacki’s loft.

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    SWEATER package: The SEAMS newsletter + digital vintage-shopping guide + handwritten thank-you note on The SEAMS stationery from Purgatory Pie Press + Margaret O'Leary knitted sweater.

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    BARISH AT THE BEACH package: Pamela Barish designer shirtdress (retails for $1,600) + smartphone interview with Head SEAMStress Jacki Lyden + handwritten thank-you note on The SEAMS stationery + The SEAMS T-shirt OR tote bag + digital vintage-shopping guide + The SEAMS newsletter + happy hour with Head SEAMStress Jacki Lyden at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, Calif.

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