About Cindy

Pun intended. Cindy loves dreaming up witty quips and groan-worthy wordplay. In fact, you could say this girl just wants to have puns. As an avid fan of the written word and a librarian at heart, she also loves used bookstores, especially ones that harbor cats. Vintage clothing, cocktails, and ephemera are a few of her favorite things.

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Vintage Sexism: Through the Looking Glasses



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This one goes out to our readers far and wide, far- and near-sighted. Raise your glasses if you’ve ever been called, “four-eyes,” “geek,” or “brainiac,” or, if you’ve ever been told that your eyewear …

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Fashion from the Archives: The Smithsonian’s Stylish New Blog

Smithsonian Magazine's Threaded blog

Imagine meandering through a museum full of priceless historical fashions, with each corner you turn taking you to a different culture or era. The Smithsonian Institution’s brand new blog, Threaded, is your general admission pass. Threaded covers relics …

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Wow, Mom, Wow: Fashion Sketches from a ModMom

Ever wish you’d inherited some natural talent or trait that belongs to none other than your mother? Maybe her eyes, her green thumb, or her knack for throwing together a magnificent meal in minutes? For me, it’s my mom’s artistic flair. Take a look at some of these truly fabulous fashion sketches she made when she was studying art in the 1960s. Read more »
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Hold the Phone – ModCloth’s More Mobile?!

Calling all smartphone-carrying ModFans — our shiny, new mobile site makes for faster, easier, and happier shopping! Whether you’re in line at the store, bussin’ it to school or work, or just in need of an entertaining way to pass …

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Style Soundtrack: Oh Snow Lovely

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Winter welcomes many wonders, but one of my favorites has always been gazing out the window, watching the snowflakes swirl around and fall onto the street below — you know, that ‘inside a snow globe’ …

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Fashion in Film: Freaks and Geeks

Le Freaks and Geeks, c’est chic? Though the lovable outcasts of McKinley High may not have been sartorially savvy, their effortlessly authentic wardrobes were a large part of their charm. After re-watching this TV series, I was inspired by how much the clothing said about each character. Read more »
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Style Icon: Esther Williams, ‘The Million Dollar Mermaid’

It's no secret that we love swim icon Esther William's ravishingly retro swimsuit line, but we’re also inspired by her supremely successful life. Besides donning a swim cap as a pro athlete, this all-around icon was also a movie star, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and swimwear designer. Dive in to read more about how ‘The Million Dollar Mermaid’ made waves in sports, film, and fashion! Read more »
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Vintage Sexism: ‘Hair’ Comes Stubble!

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It’s almost summertime – the season for sunshine, swimsuits, and stubble. When the weather gets hotter, the skirts and sleeves get shorter, and the pressure is on to keep the hair off of our …

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Vintage Sexism: The Data Game

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Versatile! Dependable! Compatible! Maybe even sexy? Well, judging from the lucky fellow in the second advertisement, it sure looks like computers can transmit some serious sexual magnetism. When I was searching for subject matter for …

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