Archive | November, 2012

Ladies & Gents, Meet the Easiest DIY Gift Ever: Bolo Ties

Your world is about to be whirled about, because we have the easiest DIY gift idea ever: bolo ties. Not your average macaroni necklace but just as simple to make, this DIY takes all of five minutes to finish and makes a great gift for gals and guys alike.

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Get to Know the Inspiration Behind Our 2012 Holiday Stylebook!


From the top: Graphic Designer Samantha browsing a vintage magazine, Marketing Writer Angela’s work in progress, and Creative Stylist Annie creating her moodboard.

Have you noticed we love vintage? Our 2012 Holiday Collection is a homage to vintage mail-away and …

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Vintage Sexism: Seeking the Right Kind of Inspiration

Vintage Sexism holiday ads

Vintage Sexism: Hoover holiday ad
Image via Einestages.

Last week, we received a Facebook comment from a fellow vintage lover about the potential irony in celebrating ’50s and ’60s fashions in our holiday stylebook. Customer Sarah B. stated that it’s a good idea …

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Fave Finds: Suzan’s Vintage Chemistry Bottles

Fave Finds: Suzan

Fave Finds: Suzan
Fave Finds: Suzan

Who: Suzan of Studio Jopie

What: Secondhand chemistry bottles

Where: A local school in the Netherlands. “My husband is a chemistry teacher, and whenever I visited him at work, I was asking for those old bottles, so I was …

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Cover Stories: The Iconic Aretha

Aretha Franklin, Gold

Browse through some of these other Aretha record covers, and see if they don’t inspire a few new traditions (and hand-me-down gift ideas) of your own.

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A Crafty Collection of Gifts Curated by Chronicle Books’ Senior Editor


You’ve made your list and you’re checkin’ it twice, but boy, does that list look long! Lucky for you, we’ve asked an oodle of experts to curate themed gift collections, so you can shop, give, and get back to …

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Hitchcock’s Recipe for Success Revealed in this Stunning Student Film

Make sure you’re firmly perched upon a chair when you click the play button above, because this witty ode to the king of frightening films, Alfred Hitchcock, is so impeccably incredible, it might very well give you vertigo. Even if …

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Name It & Win It: Good Tidings & Titles, Day 1 — TODAY’S CONTEST HAS ENDED!

Name It & Win It: Good Tidings & Titles, Day 1

Dust off that dictionary and rev up your imagination, because it’s time for Day 1 of our weeklong Name It & Win It!

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December, Self.

The ‘Beach Blanket Bingo Two Piece in Red’ was featured in the December issue of Self.

Self December '12

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December, Vanity Fair

Taylor Swift listed our ‘Through the Wire Headband in Red‘ as her favorite accessory in the December issue of Vanity Fair.

Vanity Fair Dec '12

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Announcing Future Fun — Name It & Win It: Good Tidings & Titles Edition!

Name It & Win It: Good Tidings & Titles

The holiday season is here! To celebrate this jolly time of year, we’re bringing back one of our most beloved contests — Name It & Win It.

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Quote of the Day: Gandhi on Changing the World

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - quote by Gandhi, designed by ModCloth

Inspired by the goodness you’ve shared with us in our current Book of the Month giveaway (which ends tonight, by the way!), we felt this classic quotation by Gandhi was the perfect choice for our latest Quote of the Day. Thanks to graphic designer Danielly for her artistic magic, and thank you all for your thoughtful tales of good works. Let’s raise a cheer for changing the world!

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December, Seventeen.

The ‘Darling Duet Dress‘ was featured in the December issue of Seventeen.

Seventeen December '12

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December, Glamour

The ‘Waterway of Life Clutch’, ‘When You Can Dance Dress‘, and ‘Newport Tour Coat‘ were featured in the December issue of Lucky.

Glamour December '12 All items

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