Michelle Brown Colistro

Maker, fabric store owner, author
Matchpoint Fabric

Copywriter & fabric store owner by day, author & maker by night. Very into learning & studying sustainable textiles, thrifting & styling! Always sewing basics while dreaming of sewing sequined party dresses instead.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

I never listen to music when I sew (weird!!!! i know!!!) because I’m usually too focused on the task at hand to groove out. However, I do listen when I write! Even to music with lyrics! Not many of my other writer pals do, but I feel like it helps me get on the wavelength of certain characters, & access emotions like heartbreak more readily.

I’ve also started a weekly Zoom dance party called ‘Dancing On my Own’ that is the most fun, & I’ve been spending (probably too many) hours planning those playlists. Anyone can join – the Zoom code and info is in my IG bio! (My parents come every week, so you know it’s a fun time.)

Tell us about your playlist:

It’s what’s playing at a sweaty nightclub in your first year of college, when you catch someone’s eye from across the room & start to fight your way towards each other. You dance until the bartender starts sweeping up around you. You step outside and it’s already morning. Sad music is playing from the apartment upstairs. You listen for a bit together, their coat over your shoulders, until they call a cab. You think of something that might keep them there with you, some way to move it to a coffee shop or a diner, but their taxi pulls up and they drive away. (Or, a bunch of cathartic dance tunes topped off with some sweet heartbreakers to top it off!)

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@michelleofatime's Hell of a Time Playlist!

  1. Run – Tourist
  2. You Do You – Dillon Francis, BabyJake
  3. Fake ID – Riton, Kah-Lo
  4. Roses – Imanbek Remix – SAINt JHN, Imanbek
  5. 4th Dimension – KIDS SEE GHOSTS, Louis Prima
  6. Get Happy (feat. Mat Zo) – The Knocks, Mat Zo
  7. RITMO (Bad Boys For Life) – Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin
  8. On the Floor – Perfume Genius
  9. N.E.O. – CHAI
  10. What Happened? – Gilligan Moss
  11. When A Fire Starts To Burn – Disclosure
  12. Move Me – Mura Masa, Octavian
  13. Come Down – Anderson .Paak
  14. Moon Rider (feat. Wrabel) – Jai Wolf, Wrabel
  15. He – Jai Paul
  16. Movement – Gilligan Moss, Ross
  17. Now I’m In It – HAIM
  18. Describe – Edit – Perfume Genius
  19. Don’t Wait – Kingdom Remix – Mapei, Ezra Rubin
  20. PLACES – The Blaze
  21. Georgia – Phoebe Bridgers
  22. Bags – Clairo
  23. Why – MARO, Ariza
  24. Silver Springs – 2004 Remaster – Fleetwood Mac
  25. Geyser – Mitski
  26. Baby Luv – Nilüfer Yanya
  27. A Burning Hill – Mitski
  28. No Me, No You, No More – The Staves