Archive | April, 2011

It’s ‘Sew’ You! Introducing Colette Sewing Patterns

Thread up your sewing machines and postpone those weekend brunch plans, because our new Colette sewing patterns are just begging to be taken home and made into the dresses of your dreams!

We’re thrilled to welcome two patterns from indie …

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Leave a Message after the Beat

To be completely honest, I don’t know a soul who wouldn’t swoon for a chance to chat on their private line with actress, singer, and all-around style icon, Zooey Deschanel! Considering her reputation for an unrivaled taste in retro, from …

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Close-up on Spring Shutterbug Style

You’ve stored your winter wardrobe and fully embraced your sunglasses, which can only mean one thing — warm weather is here to stay! As you set out toward your favorite sunny day destinations, toss one of these fantastic film cameras

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Meet the ModDog: Oliver

Name: Oliver
Age: 2
Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher mix

Oh, Oliver! With his colorful coat and furry ears, this little guy is easily one of the cutest ModDogs in San Francisco! Despite Oliver’s penchant for dirty socks and bruised bananas, this …

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Musical Inspiration at Work

When I get to work on stylebook copy, I like to create a playlist for myself based on the theme. The mix above is what inspired me while writing for our current stylebook, “Wanderlust for Life.”

These are …

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The Written Wardrobe: "The Pin"

From “The Pin” by Katrina Solano:

Millie looked down and straightened her model pin affectionately. The pin was the one constant in Millie’s outfits. She never went a day without it.

Do you have a signature accessory that could represent …

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Blogger of the Moment: B. Jones Style

If you miss the days when you could get style inspiration from Carrie Bradshaw, lament no more. Beth of B. Jones Style offers that offbeat style you’ve been longing for. Crazy floral prints, lush layering, heady hats, all display Beth’s …

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Dirty Beaches ‘Shore’ Sounds Good to Me!

Though many bands have bestowed themselves with far more becoming names, Dirty Beaches proves to be a fitting moniker for the sea of sentimental sounds conceived by musician Alex Zhang Hungtai. Inspired by 1950′s and early-1960′s rock, doo-wop, and …

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How to Pack for a Camping Trip

For our last installment of packing how-to’s, we asked Hannah, blog contributor and Writing Development Editor, how she plans to prepare for a camping trip in the great outdoors! What are your car camping essentials?

In this video: Martha My

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Obsolete Fashion: Along for the Riding Habit

Images via Wikimedia Commons.

Back in the day before cars, people rode horses places. Duh. But did you know women had a specific ensemble exclusively for riding horses?

With origins burrowed back in the 17th century and an end …

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Exploring the World, In a Shrub

Our latest stylebook has rekindled our wanderlust, and we think we’ve found our preferred mode of transport: Dallas artist Justin Shull‘s “Terrestrial Shrub Rover.”…

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Getting to Know Danish Brand Rütme

Color your wardrobe with the Highest Score Dress, Put a Bird on Knit Cardigan, or Burano Villa Dress!

If your closet contains plenty of color and ’90s-inspired looks, we recommend familiarizing yourself with Danish brand Rütme.…

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Elizabeth Hoeckel’s Crazy Cool Collages

“Moonrise” by Elizabeth Hoeckel.

Collages have never looked as cool as those of Baltimore artist Elizabeth Hoeckel, whose fantastic, retro-tinged pieces hint at stories and worlds beyond our wildest imaginations.…

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Of Science and Thrifting!

Who: Lizzy of ScientistChic

What: A vintage wicker handbag, made in Hong Kong.

Where:
In a little antique store in Rockport, Texas, on my 24th birthday, whilst was on a holiday. I love the idea that this little bag traveled …

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