Archive | June, 2011

She's Got It Bright: Radiant Illustrations by Tabitha Bianca Brown

If the punchy, retro color palette of our Fashionable Phenom stylebook caught your eye, the work of Chicago-based artist Tabitha Bianca Brown is bound to brighten your day! A self-described devotee of “vintage, kitsch, and randomness,” Brown creates captivating portraits …

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3 Glam Retro Hairstyles to Try Right Now

Looking for a bit of hair inspiration this summer? We teamed up with the lovely staff at San Francisco salon Watermelon Sugar to showcase a three vintage-inspired updos that are certain to inspire. Whether you’ve got plans to attend a formal …

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Have an Ordinary Happy Moment

The Ordinary Happy Moments Dress by Dear Creatures is a statement piece that doesn’t need a lot of styling. These bloggers all pair basics with their dresses to make it the star of the ensemble. Jennifer of Sally Jane Vintage

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Fan Fare: Darling Outfit Illustrations by ModLover Emma

We recently received a lovely bit of fan mail from high school student Emma Steinkellner, who sent us these cute illustrations of ModCloth outfits! When we asked her what inspired her, she said, “To put it concisely – I …

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After a Long Hiatus, Bicycle Highways Are Rolling into Town


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Two months back, I decided to undertake what I termed ‘an epic adventure': biking from my sister’s dorm in Palo Alto back to my apartment in San Francisco. So one overcast day, I set …

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Summer Reads for Creative Leads

If you’re looking to scratch an artistic itch, these image-rich reads are just what you need to kick off a summer rife with creativity. I’ve put together a miniature, profession-focused guide of page turners, so you can get to stimulating …

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Goodies for a Good Cause: Vegan Sunrise Mini Muffins

Any chance I get to bake, I take. When I found out about the SF Vegan Bakesale via Vegansaurus, I jumped on the opportunity! The bake sale, which took place this past Saturday in the Mission neighborhood of San …

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A Twist on the Sartorialist

Are you one of those people who feels like there isn’t enough variety on street style sites? If you find yourself yearning for more creative combinations, then you might find yourself fascinated by The Sartorial Twist. This “random fashion …

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DIY Inspiration: Feeling Groovy

Find inspiration in these off-the-hook Etsy picks: Kaleidoscope Afghan by CrochetForSure, Whoo-Whoo Owl Latch Hook Rug by TonyMeredith, Funky Flower Cushion Pillow Cover by Mothcusions, Paul McCartney Wings Record Bowl by Colerainecreations, Paper Quilled Earrings by HoneyHive, and Recycled Record

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What Becomes of the Broken Dishes?

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When I studied abroad in France, I occasionally walked by a Greek restaurant where the maitre d’ would stand in front of the eatery and hurl dishes to the ground, yelling jovially as they …

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