The movie "Lady Bird" brought a lot of attention to Sacramento. After its release in Fall 2017, California's capital was written up as a travel destination in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. So now that the spotlight is on us, have we arrived as a destination and place to visit/live/exist?
Listen to some of Sacramento's taste-makers and trend-setters talking about Sacramento Style. What is it? When you think of Sacramento fashion, decor, architecture, what do you see in how we dress, decorate and live? How do we compare and contrast to San Francisco, Los Angeles, the rest of California? Do we have a signature style yet, or are we still coming into our own?
* Ryan M. Brough, co-owner of Sacramento Fashion Week and owner of Ethos Event Planning
* Maritza Davis, co-founder of the marketing agency Unseen Heroes and the retail concepts Damas and Display: California
* Jake Favour, conceptual designer and project curator who has shaped the look and feel of many Sacramento hotspots, such as Lowbrau and the Public Market at Warehouse Artist Lofts
* Anthony Giannotti, owner of Anthony's Barbershop and Bottle and Barlow, and co-owner of the new Bastille Barbers in Oak Park
* Josie Lee, owner of Rire Boutique, which has two locations in Sacramento
* Phoebe Verkouw, one of Sacramento's best-dressed-on-a-budget fashionistas who runs the Dress Fiend blog and Fabulous Thrift Tour
* O to 4:15 min - Intro to California Groundbreakers
* 4:15 min - Panelists introduce themselves, and share their "This Is Sacramento" place to visit
* 10:50 min - Sacramento's taste in fashion styles and trends, and how it has changed since the city has grown
* 16 min - The history of Sacramento Fashion Week
* 19:50 min - Sacramento men: What they like in haircuts, grooming, tattoos, barber-shop culture and overall style
* 25:25 min - Why Sacramento doesn't have a collective style . . . yet
* 33:45 min - Does Sacramento actually need style? Should we just keep it janky?
* 38:40 min - How does our "government town" role play a part in Sacramento's style?
* 42:20 min - What do we need to get rid of to move forward in becoming more stylish?
* 47:30 min - Where and what Sacramentans spend their money on (and not) to be stylish
* 50 min - Agree or Disagree: Once you've defined your style, is it time to redefine it?
* 55:10 min - What each panelist spends money on when they go shopping (socks, sneakers and Hawaiian shirts among them)
* 1 hr, 10 sec - How Sacramento can do a better job in embracing its diversity when it comes to style
* 1 hr, 8:15 min - A audience member asks panelists for advice on how to dress as the officiant at a NorCal wedding
* 1 hr, 11:40 min - How we can find -- and support -- Sacramento-based fashion designers when it's not Sacramento Fashion Week
* 1 hr, 16:50 min - What changes from the inside (e.g., city government actions and funding) and what changes from the outside (like people from the Bay Area and SoCal moving in) will affect Sacramento style and culture going forward?
***This podcast was recorded on March 26, 2018 at the CLARA Auditorium in Midtown Sacramento***