About Angela

Someday, Angela will be tending to her sheep, llamas and alpacas on the “Yarn Farm” and raising award winning honey bees. Until then, the native Pittsburgher is enjoying all things related to knitting, her cats, Mr. Spock, red lipstick, and creativity. Writing is her first true love.

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‘Sea’ and Hear Our Nautical-inspired Playlist

Wait, it's cold outside? Well, it's not winter in here with this playlist going! Turn up the volume, and imagine yourself on a boat or on a dock in a floppy hat, sunnies, and shorts Read more »
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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. Read more »
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Give These Colors a Whirl This Year

A new year means a whole new opportunity to discover exciting fashion inspirations. We’re jazzed about bright-but-soft shades like mint, coral, white, and pink. This video shows you the lovely freshness and lightness these colors bring to your wardrobe. You’ll be …

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The Star Wars Cookbook Kit: December’s Book of the Month Giveaway

Episode VII, BOOK OF THE MONTH. It is a period of festive joy and cheer at the ModCloth offices. Our featured title, The Star Wars Cookbook Kit, dazzles many a merry Mod bounty hunter with its clever recipe names and character-shaped cookie cutters. Read more »
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Page Turners: Inspiration from the Wonderful Andy Warhol

This holiday, for us, has been all about mid-century charm. When concepting our Holiday Gift Guide, graphic designer Ryan looked to the work of a well-known, ModCloth favorite – Andy Warhol! Read more »
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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 …

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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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Holiday Has Arrived!

We’re singing Etta James’ “At Last” in honor of our Holiday Collection! This stylebook has classy, retro glam splashed all over its pages, paying homage to our vintage roots in the finest way.

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes snapshots here, and …

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One Good Deed a Day: November’s Book of the Month Giveaway

Though any time is a good time to do a good deed, why not start a daily diary of your friendly gestures? Chronicle Books' One Good Deed a Day: A Journal encourages you take a moment and do something nice for others, yourself, and the world. Read more »
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Discovering the Theremin’s Mystery & Stylish Appeal

Clara Rockmore, theremin virtuoso

While poking through the history of synthesizer music, I stumbled upon charming vintage videos like the one above, in which you learn a little about the enthralling, ethereal-sounding theremin. Sounding like a marriage of the violin and a humming …

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