About Jenn

Jenn's first career aspiration was to be a dinosaur. After her kindergarten teacher informed her that couldn't happen, she decided she would be the next best thing: a writer. Aside from writing, Jenn loves chambray shirts, all cacti, and good typography.

Author Archive | Jenn

There’s No Pattern Like Gingham

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. This season, Dorothy Gale‘s signature gingham print has gone from country bumpkin to retro cool, and doesn’t this style blogger know it. Another Day

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Why, Hello There, Handsome: An Interview with We Are Handsome

In this day and age, convincing women to ditch their teeny weenie string bikinis for a traditional one-piece is a near-impossible mission. But you’ll find that swimwear designers Jeremy Somers and Indhra Chagoury are quite persuasive.

Running under the name …

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Listen to Your Art

On Tuesday, we showed you our favorite fashion-meets-art ensembles, so today, we’re featuring its arty musical equivalent! For its latest music video, French-American band Hold Your Horses! cheekily recreated famous paintings, with hilarious results.

(If you’re having trouble identifying …

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Meet Shinzi Katoh, and Comment to Win A Free Limited Edition Item!

Most artists would blanch at the thought of their work being treated the way Shinzi Katoh‘s is. The Japanese artist’s work is often covered in food or ink or grime, and is in constant danger of getting scuffed, dropped, …

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The Making of “Visceral Style”

Wondering how our new, illustrated stylebook was made? We swung by ModCloth graphic designer and stylebook illustrator Natalie’s desk to find out!…

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Sound Bite

You know a music video is gonna be good when it starts off in in a spaceship navigated by three bearded dudes in a turban, samurai kabuto, and combat helmet. After a four year hiatus, UK band the Archie Bronson

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This American Life

John Updike probably didn’t read that many fashion magazines. I can’t really picture him as a Glamour sort of guy, you know? But I think he would have liked — even loved? — this editorial from the March …

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Outfit of the Week: À la Mod

What did we pack for New York Fashion Week? ModCloth, of course!

From can’t-ignore-’em prints like Molly’s Tavern on the Green Dress and Julie’s On the Radio Dress, to one-toned stunners like Crystals’ Curator Skirt and Natasha’s Blonde Ambition …

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The Museum of Modern Celebrity Tweets

Forget the Guggenheim, MoMA, and all those other museums of contemporary art. If you make only one museum visit this week, make it to the Museum of Modern Celebrity Tweets. Run by illustrator Odessa Begay, this Tumblr-based …

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Peach, Plum, Pear

Seeing ModCloth’s new Peach, Plum, Pear Dress reminded us of one of our favorite music videos—  Echo Panda‘s grainy, vintage-feeling spec film for indie-folk warbler Joanna Newsom’s song of the same name. We love the little imperfections of the …

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Judge These Books By Their Covers

We know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but these dust jackets by graphics designer and illustrator Igor Udushlivy are too good to pass up. Instead of keeping bookmarks and covers in their separate spaces, Udushlivy …

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One Cubic Foot

Secret: I don’t think fashion magazines are all that.

That isn’t to say I don’t love them — I do, dearly. But in a magazine cage match, those glamorous glossies have nothing on a National Geographic. This month was …

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Cynthia Steffe's Apple Crisp

As a general rule, I avoid the kitchen. I can’t stand cooking. Really, I can’t. But even I felt the tiniest quiver of excitement when we got the CFDA’s American Fashion Cookbook at work. After a few of my fellow …

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Welcome to Page Turners!

Annie, a tiny Kim Kardashian, and Jenn

Shhh! Don’t tell our old English teachers, but sometimes we fashion writers can’t imagine anything better than a magazine with little text and lots of pictures. Annie and I are especially guilty of …

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