Archive | April, 2011

Style For the Camera Contest!

Style for the Camera Contest

As soon as you laid eyes on the Delightful Day Trip Dress, you knew it had to be yours. So, you ordered it and anxiously anticipated its arrival. Now, the package is in your hands. You quickly open it, …

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Best of the West Coast: Rainbow Arabia

Image via Rainbow Arabia

Why is it that every other band I find out about is from California? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m just in admiration of the amount of talent coming from the Golden State? (I’m …

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Fashion in Film: Metropolis

Not every film is fashionable, but every now and then, I’ll see something so stylishly inspirational in those beams of light streaming onto my screen that I just have to share! Cue my latest fashion-in-film obsession, Metropolis, a 1927 German silent film about a futuristic urban dystopia.

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The Colossus and Other Poems: April’s Book of the Month Giveaway!

“Widen the crannies,
Shoulder through holes. We
Diet on Water,
On crumbs of shadow,
Bland-mannered, asking
Little or nothing.”

- “Mushrooms,” from The Colossus and Other Poems


A poem expressing the worldly woes of our favorite fungi? Given our obsession …

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Style Skirmish: Birds vs. Bikes


The Chickadee Delight Laptop Case vs. the Spoke to You Lately Laptop Case.

It’s time for a pattern-off! We’ve seen these two adorable, indie-inspired motifs make their way onto an entire collection of cute accessories, from travel bags to …

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Tickled Pink Neufchâtel and Strawberry Muffins

Hooray! Strawberries are back in season! With plump, red strawberries abounding in farmers’ markets and bodegas, I started to crave a favorite muffin from back home. There’s a popular family restaurant chain in Pittsburgh that makes these sweet, sparkling sugar-topped …

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Kick Back With Designer 80%20′s Playlist!

At 80%20, the shoe label’s toe-tappin’ styles are influenced by the even groovier sounds they jam out to in their studio. We asked designer Ce Ce Chin to share a list of tracks you’re likely to find the 80%20 …

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Candy Land: Laura Manfre’s Sweet Illustrations

“The Inflatable Donuts” by Laura Manfre.

We’re getting a major sugar rush from French artist Laura Manfre‘s wonderfully kooky, color-soaked illustrations, which combine summer sweets, charming retro ensembles, and a sprinkling of surrealism to create a fantasy world where …

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Found: A Wonderful Blue Lace '50s Dress

Who: Taylor Kitto of thelittledeer

What: A wonderful blue lace ’50s dress

Where:
Antique store

How Much: “I think I forgot (whoops!) but I’m thinking $15 sounds right.”

When I Use It:
“Whenever there’s an occasion to dress up! Which …

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Simply Amazing Cupcake Fondue

Do you have a fondue pot? Is it collecting dust? Well, we have sweet reason for you to break it out.

Let me introduce to you a lil’ something I stumbled upon via the interwebs for my next cookery conquest …

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Page Turners: A Charming Summer Editorial

All images via Flickr user Millie Motts.

Ah, April — the month when the suns finally rolls out of bed, and one can practically taste the summer on their lips. Soon, we’ll all be gallivanting around in short sleeves …

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Seize the Summer with Us

The leaves on the trees are glowing greener, the days are growing longer, and clothes are getting lighter! This behind-the-scenes video takes you into “our backyard,” where we shot our latest stylebook, “Seize the Summer.”

Share the video, then …

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Cover to Cover: Classic Albums, Reimagined as Books


Image via Christophe Gowans.

You have to be pretty ballsy to cover Patti Smith, Michael Jackson, and Bob Dylan, and artist Christophe Gowans does so — brilliantly — by taking the concept of musical covers to a whole new …

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Day-tripping Around Austin with Kendi Everyday

If we learned anything from this year’s SXSW, it’s that we’re a bit enamored with Texas. The Lone Star State is home to SXSW, good food, good music, and blogger Kendi of Kendi Everyday. We asked Kendi to give us her must-see, must-do tour of her state capital, Austin. So, pack up a suitcase, because we’re heading into the heart of Texas!

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