Archive | August, 2011

Meet Ashley of Fancy Fine

Ashley’s blog, Fancy Fine, is a mecca for vintage lovers. Most of her pretty ensembles are composed completely of secondhand pieces, complete with jaunty caps and retro purses. You’ll be charmed by her outfit posts set against Bay Area …

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Bossa Supernova: Brilliant 1960's Album Covers

When A&M Records released Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66, the jazzy samba sub-genre bossa nova flooded mainstream culture immediately, leaving dashes of its Rio-born flavor everywhere from the White House to the World Expo in Osaka, …

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The 'Sunnyside' of Music: Leftover Cuties

We’re currently spinning the old-soul, new-school tunes of the Leftover Cuties, and here’s why: Let’s start with Shirli, the leading lady of the band — one listen and you’ll feel like you’re kickin’ it back in the days of …

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Street Style: Cycle Chic


Images via A Cup of Jo and The Sartorialist.

We may have styled our latest Bicycle Belles collection with cycle chic in mind, but we also wanted to check out some street style sites to see what you are …

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Fun In a Million (x5): A Be the Buyer Celebration, Part I

Wanna hear some really amazing news? Be the Buyer – the virtual trade show that lets you, the customer, choose which designs get produced, then sold on ModCloth – recently counted its five millionth vote. Wow! This momentous occasion …

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17 style book

ModCloth was listed as a “go-to” spot for indie fashion in Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look

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A Ride with Bicycle Belles

How do you bike to work or school without sacrificing your fashion sensibilities? It’s easier than you think—just look to our new stylebook, Bicycle Belles, and watch the behind-the-scenes video above! This collection features the sweetest of dresses, skirts, …

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You’ve Got a Head for Cuteness – and Safety!

I’ll admit it, sometimes helmets look kind of dorky and not that cute. But, what’s definitely not cute is suffering a serious injury due to not wearing one. Chances are that you wear a seat belt every time you get …

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Strolling Through Sydney with Shine By Three

We’ve been jonesin’ for another jaunt in the Southern Hemisphere, so it’s with great excitement that we present this Travel Bug tour of Sydney, Australia! At the helm of this tour is blogger Margaret of Shine By Three, who’s promised to show us the sights and sounds of Sydney.

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Moving Up: .GIF-ing It All We’ve Got


To complement the adorable interior photography for the Right at Home stylebook, our creative coterie jumped at the chance to start shaking things up! The goal was to transform each carefully composed scene into a moving .GIF file that …

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Illustration Inspiration: Clare Owen’s Amazing Art


Image via Clare Owen Illustration

I’m slightly ashamed to say my palette of gouache and box of acrylics spend too much time collecting dust. Seeing art like Clare Owen’s, though, makes me want to whip out my feather duster

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Fave Finds: Anna’s Polka Dot Tote

Who: Anna of the blog Olive Green Anna

What: Polka dot bag

Where: Value Village in Spokane, Washington

How Much: $1

When I Use It: “All the time. Grocery shopping, taking packages to the post, going on weekend …

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Style Glossary: Chain of Thought

Savvy though you may be, there’s likely a missing link in your fashion knowledge. But don’t worry—you’re not alone. Because, beyond snake chain and, perhaps, box chain, few folks really know the specific terms associated with different kinds of chains. …

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A Fruitful DIY

Everytime I see one of those melon-a-riffic fruit bouquets that people often gift to the apple of their eye, I can’t help but wonder— how hard would it be to make one myself? So, the season being ripe with pineapples, …

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