About Hannah

"Q: Where do cantaloupes go for the summer? A: John Cougar Mellon Camp!" From that joke you can surmise a few things about Hannah -- she loves a good pun, she delights in irreverence, and red peppers are her vegetable of choice. How does one figure out Hannah loves red peppers from that joke? Hmm, that's top secret. Hannah also adores outdoor activities, arts & crafts, reading, and being abroad.

Author Archive | Hannah

Page Turners: Life in a Bubble Has Never Looked So Good

It’s an undoubtedly incredible work, but I want to know how Melvin Sokolsky came up with the concept for this 1963 Harper’s Bazaar editorial.

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Get in the Halloween Spirit with Decaying Hollywood Mansions

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The Facebook page Decaying Hollywood Mansions is like the haunted house of Old Hollywood, if such a thing were to exist. Its chiaroscuro maze of shrieking starlets, eerie-eyed vampires, and shadowed detectives conjures up …

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From Chintzy to Chic: A DIY Hama Bead Necklace that Doesn’t Kid Around

It’s easy to dismiss hama beads (a.k.a. perler beads) as a chintzy relic of childhood craft sessions. With this wild hama bead necklace DIY, though, we challenge you to ignite your imagination and create a wear-worthy hama bead DIY.

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Today’s Special: The Small and Mighty Kumquat

If fruits were cities, the cute, tiger-orange kumquat would be Manhattan — tiny, but frenetically bustling with more flavor per square mile than conceivably possible.

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Old Photographs Given New Life


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Set me in front of a box of yellowing, old photographs, and I’ll completely tune out my surroundings, lost in a trance like an asp curling to the music of a snake charmer’s pungi. Plunging into …

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The Cutest Cupcakes Ever, Quite Literally

I’m going to start with a cop-out of a first line here: “A picture tells a thousand words.” And with that, the photo above just wrote this post for me. The end.

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Help! I Can’t Stop Singing A.Human’s “Take Me Home”

You’re about to hear one of those songs. You know, the kind that walks into your mind and slips out your lips without conscious thought, the kind that you just can’t. stop. singing.

A.Human’s “Take Me Home” might very …

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What on Earth are You Wearing? September’s Book of the Month

September Book of the Month

Witty, brash, amusing, and cheeky to the extreme, What on Earth are You Wearing? hails from a planet much more engaging than your typical coffee table book.

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Stylish Individual Looking at Missed Connections Artwork (Writer 4 Reader)

Today, we’re smitten by Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections art, and we think you might be too.

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Honey, I Shrinky Dinked the Cat: A DIY Necklace

‘Fashionable’ is probably the last word you’d use to describe shrinky dink creations…unless you’re talking about the items made by crafting queen Katie Nolan. In this video, Katie shows us how to take this childhood craft from jejune junk to nifty necklace in a matter of minutes.

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Page Turners: Klimt Meets Couture

Image via Ciao Vogue. Inspired by Klimt’s Expectation (1909).

Upon seeing this 1965 Vogue Italia editorial (the likes of which are cousin to our Fashion from the ‘Art’ stylebook), I couldn’t help but utter a litany of ooh’s …

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Style Icon: Jean Seberg

The fashion of Jean Seberg


Image via Bittersweet Vogue

Born in an iota of an Iowan town, morphed into the darling of French New Wave cinema, and parted the supposed victim of an invasive FBI initiative, actress Jean Seberg experienced a thunderstorm of complexities the …

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The Untold Secrets of Batik

Batik has an enigmatic past, the likes of which could knock out the mystery of the Sphinx in the boxing ring of fashion history. Tune into our fashion history podcast to find out how this fascinating fabric came into being.

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Transportation Tickets You’ll Want to Scrapbook


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Wrinkled into the bottom of a purse, roughhoused between a book’s pages, jettisoned into the recycling — such are the fates of transportation tickets, and understandably so. Why keep a boring scrap of paper? Such was always …

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