Archive | August, 2012

Watch This Now: Prophetic Fifth Graders from 1995 Predict the Future of the Internet, Get Everything Right

If you watch nothing else on the internet today, make it this mid-’90s PSA of fifth graders talking about the future of the internet. These miniature oracles predict the nature of the online landscape with creepy accuracy, all the way …

Read more »
9 Comments

Working It: ModCloth Gives Polyvore a Retro Revamp!

Our favorite way to keep in touch with fellow fashion-tech companies is by popping in for friendly visits! This month, we took a trip to fashion community site Polyvore‘s Bay Area office for a tour and a little vintage …

Read more »
8 Comments

Introducing the Young at ‘Art’ Event!

Poking through treasures that your parents have saved over the years always yields fun finds, like macaroni necklaces, lopsided paperweights, and tinfoil hats that you created when you were a kid. Though the days of finger-paintings being posted on the …

Read more »
18 Comments

Fave Finds: Kailey’s Theatrical Thrifted Dress

Fave Find: Kailey's 1960s Dress

Fave Find: Kailey's 1960s Dress

Who: Kailey of Mermaidens

What: 1960s dress

Where: Originally from Goodwill, but inherited from Mom!

How much: $5

When I use it: “Whenever I feel like pretending I’m in a Technicolor, all-singing-all-dancing movie musical!”

Shopping tips: “My mom actually discovered …

Read more »
7 Comments

Enter Our Art of Style Contest On Pinterest! – UPDATE: CONTEST HAS ENDED!

If your wardrobe is in need of a little inspiration, then you’re in luck! Starting 8/13 at 11 a.m. PT, we’re hosting a contest on Pinterest that crosses the creative worlds of art and fashion, and will help you …

Read more »
28 Comments

Screen Printing with Our Designers & An Exclusive Print Giveaway

Each day, you (yes, you amazing reader!) inspire our team. Don’t believe us? Check out our latest video, featuring ModCloth designers Joe and Bree as they take the strong words of customer Katie and turn it into a perfect …

Read more »
89 Comments

A Tour of Colorado Springs with Smile and Wave

Summer is drawing to a close, we’ve still got time for one last road trip! We zipped over to Colorado Springs to ask Rachel of Smile and Wave to give us her best tour of the town.

Read more »
11 Comments

For The Win: Pimm’s Orange Soda Floats

If cocktail-making was an Olympic sport, the Pimm’s Orange Soda Float would win tens across the board in the categories of simplicity, creativity, deliciousness, and presentation. This boozy, Creamsicle-inspired float is one that blows the competition away.

Read more »
5 Comments

The Untold Secrets of Batik

Batik has an enigmatic past, the likes of which could knock out the mystery of the Sphinx in the boxing ring of fashion history. Tune into our fashion history podcast to find out how this fascinating fabric came into being.

Read more »

Back to Cool: A Collegiate Chic Outfit

If you’re anything like me, you looked forward to school shopping as much as you did the beginning of a new semester. For those first days, I perpetually suffered for fashion by trying to wear all my new fall clothes …

Read more »
4 Comments

You’re Not Dreaming: ModCloth Teams Up with Paperfashion

Katie Rodgers of Paperfashion
All photos courtesy of Katie Rodgers.

After stitching together our new customer art-inspired stylebook, Fashion From the ‘Art,’ we couldn’t resist bringing a touch of collaborative whimsy to our shopping pages as well! Finding fun and helpful ways to demonstrate …

Read more »
8 Comments

The Name of the Game: The Monikers’ Charming Sound

The Monikers by Lauren Desberg

The Monikers by Lauren Desberg
Photo by Lauren Desberg

If you’re looking for tracks to liven up your summer playlist, look no further than the refreshingly captivating band The Monikers. Within the first thirty seconds of listening to their EP, Taliesin West, you’ll …

Read more »
2 Comments

Fave Finds: October’s Carolyn Schnurer Sundress

Who: October of October Rebel

What: 1950′s Carolyn Schnurer sundress

Where: Theatre rummage sale

How much: $5

When I use it: “I love wearing it outdoors — it has a sort of tea party-on-the-lawn quality. It’s great for outdoor gatherings.”…

Read more »
7 Comments