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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Single File: A Retro-Inspired File Folder DIY from A Beautiful Mess

DIY expert Elsie Larson of the blog A Beautiful Mess teaches us how to make easy, breezy floral file folders.

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Make Your Own Dip-dyed Mittens From an Old Sweater

Wintry woes can give even the most adventurous of DIY-mongers crafter’s block, but don’t let that be you! This 5-step project — created specially for all you Moddies by Katie of Skunkboy Creatures — is sure to return you to a must-make state of mind.

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High Hopes for 2012: Designers Dish!

We know, we know. It’s like — what more could they possibly want given they already have some of the coolest jobs on the face of this planet? Regardless, we’re still interested to hear what some of our favorite ModCloth designers are hoping for in the year that awaits!

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Countdown to Delightful: A Food & Music Party Pairing by Turntable Kitchen

‘Grab-able’ gourmet goodies are easy-to-make when you take tips from the experts!

Achieving the correct combination of at-ease atmosphere and edible intakes is what makes the most memorable get-togethers run smoothly. That’s why we’ve enlisted the expertise of husband-and-wife duo …

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Bit by 31 Bits: An Accessories Brand Built on Giving Back

Not every accessory boasts of as much charitable charm as the handcrafted creations of do-good designer 31 Bits.

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Designer Update: Mata Traders

We love to hear feedback from our favorite designers, and this inspiring update is definitely one worth sharing!

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Va-Va-Vivacious: Retro Beauty Tips Made Simple

Pin-up-pretty looks don’t have to be saved for special occasions. In fact, prep time can be kept to a minimum when you take tips from Pittsburgh-based makeup artist Adrienne Pace and hairstylist Lauren Tomarello, the gals responsible for the classic looks of our current Shop Our Outfits collection, Va-Va-Vivacious, featuring the ModStylists.

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Hey, Sugar! A DIY Lip Exfoliator Sweet Enough to Eat

Simply mix, apply to lips in a circular motion, and wipe this tasty concoction off with a tissue for completely kissable lips. Easy as pie, right? Well, this DIY lip exfoliator how-to is surely as sweet!

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Show & Tell: Art House Co-op

Attention artists everywhere! If you missed our post about Art House Co-op’s The Sketchbook Project last year, fret not! This year, we bring you an in-depth look at the roving art project we can’t get enough of with an interview

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Designer Crush: Gentle Fawn

Awesome earth-tone pieces for your autumn enjoyment: Painted Lane Dress, Travel in Packs Backpack, and How You Dune Coat.

With a passion for fashion design and affinity for mid-century antiques, Gentle Fawn owners Daniel and Carla Hogg

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The Higher the Hair, the Closer to Mod: Stylebook Styling

Our latest stylebook, Fashionable Phenom, is all about empowering prints and groovy hues. Get down with this quick flick to see how hair stylist Marissa gave model Gnagna this 1970s-inspired ‘do. Think prismatic pairings of transitional pieces with …

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Don’t Mind If I ‘Do’?: These Mod Hairstyles Deserve Their Own Diplomas

Image via K. Horn

Today’s asymmetric cuts, ombré fades, and feather extensions complement current trends, but when it comes to special occasions like graduation, there’s something irresistible about retro hairstyles, like the ones in these vintage school photos. …

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