The food writer and owner of the Wahaca and DF / Mexico restaurant chains talks to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak about her new book, how she juggles being a mum with her professional life, her glamorous background, her thoughts on eating healthily, eating disorders, tips on feeding children and thoughts on sustainability.

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Alice Levine, co-presenter of My Dad Wrote a Porno, BBC Radio 1 presenter and food writer talks to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak about how to host a successful supper club, her new cookbook, supporting young women to code, living and entertaining in East London and how she’s managed to make a successful and varied multi-strand career.

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“Life is a mental game. You need to push yourself through the pain barrier.” Over coffee at Violet bakery in East London, Danielle Radojcin talks to the founder of Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry. They discuss how you can dress and shop in a more environmentally-aware way, her work with fashion’s top editors, universities and designers to raise awareness, and her new book, Dress with Sense, as well as her life as a working mother in Hong Kong and the merits of doing a striptease for your husband when you’re nine months’ pregnant. – Danielle Radojcin 

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The writer, Plum Sykes, talks about working for Vogue, the English aristocracy, having her wedding dress designed by Alexander McQueen, being a 90s It Girl and what it’s like having Anna Wintour as a mentor. She also discusses her new book, the writing process and what it feels like to have a book on the New York Times bestseller list. Recorded with Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak at Violet bakery in East London. – Danielle Radojcin 

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“When I work on the estate I feel like I’m working with my father. It’s a collaboration. It’s all a way of being close to him and to the work.” Curator and design consultant Mariah Nielson talks to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak at Violet bakery in East London about managing the estate of her father, the late artist J.B. Blunk, her experience of travelling to Japan as a 16-year old model, culture differences between California and London, and the value of travel and spending time alone. – Danielle Radojcin 

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“Don’t start with a burning car,” says the Parisian Kim Boutin about learning how to code. Here she talks to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak about life at the vanguard of digital creativity and how we can encourage young girls to get into coding. Since leaving her job at Kenzo to set up her business in London, Kim has produced interactive magazine OK Grl with Louby McLoughlin, worked for Dior and created the VR designs at virtual nail salon Wah in London. – Danielle Radojcin.

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Sylvia Farago is a creative fashion producer who worked with Jefferson Hack, Rankin and Burberry. After a relationship with an ex boyfriend turned sour, she set up her own company, and now travels all over the world producing shoots for Celine, Vogue and Love, working with the world’s top photographers including Collier Shaw and Nick Knight. Over coffee at Violet in Hackney, East London, Sylvia a chats to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak about how she made it to the top of her game, her adventures in the fashion industry, and how she combats jet lag. – Danielle Radojcin.

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Somerset House’s Marie McPartlin talks about her passion for bringing underground art to a mainstream audience through her role as a director at a London cultural institution, and how she has forged an unusual and highly successful career for herself as a producer of cross disciplinary art forms. The chat takes place at Violet in East London, and is hosted by broadcaster Danielle Radojcin and chef Claire Ptak, and is a co-production of In Talks With and Worgie Productions. – Danielle Radojcin.

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Fashion illustrator Jo Ratcliffe talks to broadcaster Danielle Radojcin about the launch of Femoji, her sticker and keyboard app. Following a career in fashion working with Kate Moss, Louis Vuitton and Dazed, Jo decided to quit her London studio and go travelling. Inspired by a range of amazing women, she decided to launch her range of feminist emojis.

Violet Sessions is a series of interviews with female creative pioneers, aimed at inspiring anyone who listens to them. They take place at Violet, the bakery owned by chef and author Claire Ptak in East London. – Danielle Radojcin 

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Penny Martin, editor of The Gentlewoman magazine, speaks to broadcaster Danielle Radojcin about scoring Zadie Smith for her latest cover, what it was like interviewing Celine’s Phoebe Philo, and her concept of fashion which she calls ‘soft glamour’. The regular recording takes place at Violet bakery in East London, in front of an audience of about 20 people.

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