About Annie

Thrift shopping and cupcake baking are the two main constants within Annie's life. When she's not scouring for finds of a lifetime or indulging in calorie-laden confections, Annie enjoys bicycles, dogs, fashion, long stories, and inside jokes.

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What I Wore Today—Now With Illustrations!

“11-12/02/2011″ by Flickr user Firstladypatate.

The online fashion remix phenomenon, What I Wore Today, has spawned a book and inspired millions, but lately, it’s the trend’s illustrated offshoot I can’t stop thinking about. I admit to being mildly obsessed with …

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Daily Dose of Inspiration: Aspirational Ladies

Like any artist, ModCloth photographer Kristin says she’s “constantly inspired, especially by others who are doing wonderful things!” When asked to create an inspiration board highlighting her lifelong artistic influences, Kristin wanted to feature the many fabulous women (and one …

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London Fashion Week by Shoe

Phew, that was fast! The shortest of the Fashion Weeks, London Fashion Week, passed by in a blur, but it sure did leave behind some lasting impressions. Amongst far-out prints and experimental fabrics, these stare-worthy shoes caught our stylish …

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For the Traveling Types

Who says you have to speak a language to experience it? Not a single word is spoken in this breathtaking short film series, which was commissioned by the language-teaching company EF. Barcelona-based designer Albin Holmqvist crafted gorgeous type to …

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Meet the ModDog: Remy

Name: Remy
Age: 4
Breed: Border Terrier

If you typically reserve the term “foodie” for anyone who walks on two legs, think again! Pittsburgh ModDog Remy is known for being a health-conscious food connoisseur. His latest palette pleaser? Raw tuna! …

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Anna Sui's Collection Is Youthful & Fun, With a Note of Rock 'n' Roll

Images: Anna Sui Fall 2011 via Style.com

A soundtrack by Best Coast, an all-star cast of ebullient, smiling models, and the quintessential ’70s boho inspiration so prevalent in collections past made Anna Sui’s Fall 2011 runway show a memorable event. …

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Saturated Blues Dominate New York Runways

Clockwise, from top left: Thakoon, Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Derek Lam, all via Style.com.

Although it may be too early to tell, we’re going to go ahead and predict saturated blue as a top color for Fall

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Our Favorite NYFW Street Style Snaps (So Far)

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Images via Essence and Mr. Newton.

This week, the looks on the runway aren’t the only ones grabbing our attention. In fact, we’re downright smitten with some of the stare-worthy styles that have appeared outside of Lincoln Center, Milk …

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Lover’s Dictionary Might Make You Cry (A Little)

Okay, full disclosure—I teared up while reading author David Levithan’s tweets for The Lover’s Dictionary, a novel about a couple who have been together for a little over two years, narrated through significant dictionary entries. As you can see …

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Retro Revivals From New York Fashion Week

HINGED ON SUCCESS — Boho influences, like ’70s-inspired fringe, continue to dominate the runways. Photos: Mara Hoffman via New York Magazine, M. Patmos via Style.com, 1970s photograph via Agent-lee.

It’s only day two of NYFW, but …

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Style Glossary: Wrap Yourself in Luxe Fabrics This V-Day

We’ve been so caught up in the frenzy of Fashion Week (Read: Obsessively clicking through slideshows and posting our favorite pics on Tumblr), we almost didn’t realize one of our favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner! …

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Our Favorite Fashion Zines

Images via Fashematics and Vue Zine.

If you’re under the impression that zines are reserved for punk rock only, you’re in for a treat. Handmade, cut-and-paste zines have never fallen out of style, giving fashion zines all the more …

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Daily Dose of Inspiration: The Pacific Northwest

I’ve never traveled to the Pacific Northwest, but I’ve been enchanted by its stately vistas and rugged geography for quite some time. I guess my infatuation with America’s northwest corner began when I watched The Goonies for the first …

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Obsolete Fashion: Don’t Ridicule This Reticule

Image via Fabrics.net.

In a recent Fashion Dictionary post, commenter Nanne introduced me to the strange and wonderful fashion artifact known as the reticule purse. Before reading Nanne’s feedback, I was unfamiliar with the historical accessory. However, …

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