Archive | January, 2013

Fashion History 101: Exploring the Slippery Slopes of Skiwear’s History

ModCasts: Exploring the Slippery Slopes of Skiwear's History

Imagine you’re getting ready to hit the slopes: You step into your snow pants, zip up your waterproof jacket, and cozy a helmet onto your head, right? But what if you were getting ready to ski 50 years ago? Or …

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Fave Finds: Anna’s Awesome Cardigan

Anna Fave Find

Who: Anna of Olive Green Anna

What: “Old man” cardigan

Where: Secondhand shop in Viernheim, Germany

How much: $7

When I use it: “I actually bought this for my husband Dominik, but if I can get to it first in …

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Toast that’s the Most: Eggvocado Toast

Have you seen all of the avocado recipes on Pinterest? It’s hard to go a day without browsing your Pinterest feed and passing a life-changing avocado recipe. Case in point: Proscuitto-wrapped Avocado and Mango With Mint. But instead of just re-pinning the wheel today, I’m reinventing it with a Pinterest-inspired avocado original of my own — Eggvocado Toast!

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Announcing the Winner of Our Eye of the Buyer Contest

Eye of the Buyer Winner

The verdict is in — in style, that is. We have a winner of our first ever Eye of the Buyer Contest! So whose sketch alteration of Be the Buyer Sample #2582 succeeded in revising this dress design with a keen Buyer’s eye?

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Best Job Ever: Pantone Color Specialist Leatrice Eiseman

In the latest (and most colorful!) installment of our Best Job Ever series, we talk to Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. Read on for more on how her career came to be.

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The Coloring Books You Even Didn’t Know You Needed

After a childhood spent scribbling in coloring books, you would think we’d seen it all, but design collective Team Art is here to prove us wrong. The Toronto art group’s hilarious and oh-so-timely coloring books are just what your inner child has been waiting for all these years, with themed books on everything from Parks & Rec to cats to — oh yes – ’90s Boy Bands.

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Announcing the ModStylists’ Frosty Fashions Photo Contest!

ModStylists' Frosty Fashions Contest

Wintertime is in full swing, and cozy layered outfits have come out to play. If you’re a whiz at putting together excellent ensembles that are both chic and seasonal, we’d love to see them in our ModStylists’ Frosty Fashions Photo Contest!

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The Unofficial Soundtrack to HBO’s Girls

Waiting a week until the next thirty-minute episode of Girls to air leaves a lot of time to the imagination for reminiscing, discussing with your girls and guys about what plot-twists will happen next, and looking up the featured tracks …

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So You Created a Wormhole: January’s Book of the Month Giveaway

“It’s not unlikely that this guide has been clandestinely placed in your path precisely to create a time traveler out of you…” reads our latest Book of the Month, So You Created a Wormhole.

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Fave Finds: Kristian’s Twirl-worthy Dress

Fave Finds: Kristian

Who: Kristian of Never Fully Dressed (Without a Style)

What: Yellow 1950′s dress with floral pockets

Where: Buffalo Exchange

How much: $35

When I use it: “With a petticoat under it. I love to wear this dress out …

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Retro Revival: Old Hollywood Glamour Shines Through These Modern Looks

There might be an error in the dictionary, because the definition of the word “timeless” never mentions the style of Old Hollywood’s starlets — pretty much the embodiment of this word! Want proof? Then, turn to the Spring 2013 runways

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Street Style: Easy Chic

Sometimes less really is more! Take a cue from this lovely lady with basics such as a classic button-up blouse tucked into a pair of vintage high-rise Levi’s. A pair of simple ballet flats and a cute cropped cut completes this chic look.

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Book It: Creative Bookcases For Your Literary Loves

Disaster Bookshelf

The only furniture to survive the six apartments I’ve passed through in my adult life is my bookshelves — my cherished bookshelves, which are filled with my most prized possessions.

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We’re Sorry!

On Monday, due to the overwhelming response to the Cabin Fever Sale, we experienced technical failures on our site. We heard from you on social media and via Customer Care, and we know how frustrated this made you feel.

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