Laura Vrcek

About Laura

With a passion for events, interviews, and her pet aloe plants, Laura strives to live in a world where writing poetry evokes celebrity status. When she's not planning her apartment's next face-lift, she's either befriending strangers or admiring maps. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, is a member of ModCloth's Charitable Giving Committee, and is an avid appreciator of funky hairstyles and too-hot sauces.

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Cat Ladies, Rejoice: Etsy Blog’s Editor in Chief Curates a Collection of Kitty-clad Gifts

Alison Feldman, Guest Gifter

Alison Feldman's Cat-lady Gift Ideas via ModCloth

We’re back with another cleverly curated guide for your pick-a-present perusing! Take a gander at the gifts Etsy Blog Editor in Chief Alison Feldmann selected and scoop some up for your kitty-cuddling friends!

1. I Could Pee on This and

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Spiced Hot Chocolate on a Stick by SprinkleBakes

Remember our epic Vanilla-Rose Water Cupcakes crafted by star baker Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes? We know — how could you forget? She’s returned to share another one of her stellar sweet treats and this one’s got ‘holiday’ sprinkled all over it.

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Cover Stories: The Iconic Aretha

Aretha Franklin, Gold

Browse through some of these other Aretha record covers, and see if they don’t inspire a few new traditions (and hand-me-down gift ideas) of your own.

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A Crafty Collection of Gifts Curated by Chronicle Books’ Senior Editor


You’ve made your list and you’re checkin’ it twice, but boy, does that list look long! Lucky for you, we’ve asked an oodle of experts to curate themed gift collections, so you can shop, give, and get back to …

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Hit the Slopes: Vintage Ski Inspiration for Winter


Image via Vintage Ski Style.

A fire flickers, toasting your wool sock-covered toes as you sink deeper into the weathered leather couch of your favorite lodge. You’ve spent a full day on the slopes — bobbing, weaving, and tossing …

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Rock Right to Nashville with Under the Guise

For this special edition of Travel Bug, we asked photographer Heidi Jewell of the chic-and-simple street style blog Under the Guise to take you on a tour of her hometown, Nashville.

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Guest Gal: ModFan Daria’s Chocolatey Peanut Biscuit Roll

As easy as pie? Try, ‘as easy as a peanut biscuit roll’! This recipe from Romanian reader Daria is packed full of sweet and salty ingredients that are sure to make you lick your lips. Just don’t forget to share!

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Shake & Sip: A Vintage Cocktail Recipe from Lesley M. M. Blume

With the holidays (read: ‘entertainment time’) quickly approaching, we pounced on the opportunity to have author and cocktail connoisseur Lesley M. M. Blume create a custom drink for us!

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Guest Gal: ModFan Larissa’s 3-step Chocolate Acorns!

One of the many ways you inspire us, dear readers, is with your ever-impressive culinary skills! Modfan Larissa sent us this rad recipe for yummy nature-inspired edibles, which just may become your grade-A go-to for easy entertaining this season!

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Fan Fare: Imaginary Fashion Blogger Cecily Wears Eva Franco


Cecily wears our Here in My Carnival Dress by Eva Franco!

What if the capacity of your closet was endless? What if after viewing an item you love, for only a moment, you’d be free to style it away as …

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Video of the Day: The Best of The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show

Sure, it’s a montage of music, but this thowback vid’ is jam-packed with clothing so awe-inducing, we owe eras of head nods to these daring divas. Adorned in sequins, shifts, and bling so bright you’ll need shades, The Supremes will …

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Best Job Ever: Lexicographer Erin McKean of Wordnik.com

In honor of Dictionary Day, we set out to find the wordiest woman out there. Meet lexicographer Erin McKean, our latest Best Job Ever candidate, and learn how she whittled a career out of words.

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Kicking it in Perth with Vintage Valley

In this month’s Travel Bug, Ally of Vintage Valley takes us on a tour of her hometown, Perth, Australia. Follow along as we escape the cold weather for down under!

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The Wait is Over: The A Beautiful Mess for ModCloth Collection is Here!

The leaves are changing — and so should your wardrobe! Lucky for you, we’re launching our exclusive collection with blogger Elsie of A Beautiful Mess today! She’s created some stellar looks for our Shop Our Outfits feature to help inspire …

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