Archive | April, 2011

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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