Archive | October, 2012

Quote of the Day: Edna Woolman Chase on Style

Edna Woolman Chase on fashion. Design by ModCloth.

True fact: I love this quote so much it’s in my e-mail signature! Edna Woolman Chase was the editor in chief of Vogue from 1914 to 1952, and it racks my brain just imagining the defining decades of fashion that …

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Old Photographs Given New Life


All images via Xaxor

Set me in front of a box of yellowing, old photographs, and I’ll completely tune out my surroundings, lost in a trance like an asp curling to the music of a snake charmer’s pungi. Plunging into …

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Tricks of the Trade: Our Merch Stylists Share Their Bow & Scarf Tying Tips

Inspired by our latest stylebook, Q and A-mazing, we didn’t want the awesome styling advice from our stylists to end! We asked Merchandise Stylists Bri and Rachel to share with us some of the secrets of the trade: the …

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Kicking it in Perth with Vintage Valley

In this month’s Travel Bug, Ally of Vintage Valley takes us on a tour of her hometown, Perth, Australia. Follow along as we escape the cold weather for down under!

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The Cutest Cupcakes Ever, Quite Literally

I’m going to start with a cop-out of a first line here: “A picture tells a thousand words.” And with that, the photo above just wrote this post for me. The end.

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Fave Finds: Raluca’s Drama-Packed Dress

Fave Finds: Raluca

Who: Raluca from The Daily Tutli-Putli

What: Asymmetrical dotted dress

Where: A secondhand store in my hometown of Reşiţa, Romania

How much: 25 Romanian lei (approximately $7)

When I use it: “When I’m in the mood for role-playing …

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Meet Our Super Stylists in Our New Stylebook


Scenes from a typical work day for Bri, Rachel, and Brittney.

It means a lot to us when you talk about the outfits in our stylebooks, on our homepages, and right here on the blog. Do you know who puts …

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Listen Up: Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rockettes

Big hair, bluesy beats, and retro bling — these are a few of our favorite things, and nobody rocks them harder than up-and-coming band Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes. Led by self-described “power diva” Clairy Browne, this soul-slinging, doo-wop singing Aussie group takes major aesthetic cues from the past, but its love for nineties dance videos and its tough-as-nails sensibility keeps the band feeling modern.

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The Wait is Over: The A Beautiful Mess for ModCloth Collection is Here!

The leaves are changing — and so should your wardrobe! Lucky for you, we’re launching our exclusive collection with blogger Elsie of A Beautiful Mess today! She’s created some stellar looks for our Shop Our Outfits feature to help inspire …

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Meet the ModDog: Wesley

Name: Wesley
Age: 7 months
Breed: Half Beagle, half Jack Russell

Meet Wesley, the newest addition to the Pittsburgh ModDog family! The moment he pranced into the ModCloth office with his owner, Scheduling and Reporting Specialist Nicole, this pup …

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Classic Acts: Pendleton’s Team-up with Portland Designers

Any vintage enthusiast can tell you — the appeal of the past has everything to do with loving what is seldom found today. It has to do with the quality of garments, the nostalgia they evoke when you wear them.

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Make the Cut: ‘Swatch’ It Up

Aspiring designers, sharpen your pencils, put your creative caps on, and start sketching — our Make the Cut Contest is back!

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Quote of the Day: Gilda Radner on Fashion

Gilda Radner isn’t typically remembered for her discriminating taste in fashion, but the comedienne’s statement on the subject of style caught our eye. Props to our graphic designer, Ryan, who brought her wise words to life with this adorable …

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A Certain Vintage: Behind the Scenes with Our Vintage Buyer, Sari

Our visual merchandiser and vintage buyer, Sari, leads us on a whirlwind vintage sourcing tour to show us how she finds the best one-of-a-kind gems for you. So, strap on your seatbelt and get ready to hear the stylish story …

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