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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Gastronomic Gifts for Your Favorite Foodies by Mary Alice of Charm City Cakes

You know your foodie friends prefer to do it themselves, so why not support their handmade hopes by gifting them with one of these fab foodie items selected by the flavorful Mary Alice Yeskey of Ace of Cakes’ Charm City Cakes!

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Star Refinery29.com Editor Katie’s Gift Guide for Statement-makers

Refinery29 Katie's Guest Gift Guide
Refinery29.com - Katie Hintz-Zambrano's ModCloth Gift Picks!
Photo credit: Jasmine Gregory.

Stand out in sequins? Sure, that’ll work! But if you want to wow in ways that will send shock waves for miles, pick a gift or two from this stylish guide curated by Refinery29.com

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ModCloth Retro-bombs Bay Area Mag The Bold Italic

Modcloth Retro-bomb's The Bold Italic!

Media nuts that we are, we couldn’t resist popping by The Bold Italics office to dress fellow feature-writing friend Jennifer Maerz in some truly retro threads. Scroll down for a peek at their office (you’ll wish you worked …

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False Lashes Made Simple: A Beauty Tutorial with Fox & Doll

Our very own vintage-inspired makeup expert, Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll, shows us how to achieve a lovely lasting look this holiday season!

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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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