About Richard

Richard finds style inspiration in an assortment of historical figures, musicians, and movie characters, including Doc Holliday, Tracy Pew, Han Solo, and El Topo. When not tapping at the computer keyboard for ModCloth, Richard spends his time playing music and dreaming of composing the perfect soundtrack to an epic gothic western film set on a distant, dusty planet, where the cowboys ride rocket-powered motorcycles instead of horses.

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Announcing the Formal Photo Flashback Contest!

Do you jump at any chance to attend events that require getting gussied up? And do you delight in sharing photo documentation of those days distinguished by fabulously unforgettable dresses and gathering together with other glamorously clad gals and guys? …

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Dirty Beaches ‘Shore’ Sounds Good to Me!

Though many bands have bestowed themselves with far more becoming names, Dirty Beaches proves to be a fitting moniker for the sea of sentimental sounds conceived by musician Alex Zhang Hungtai. Inspired by 1950′s and early-1960′s rock, doo-wop, and …

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Employee Gift Guides: Seeking Susan?

This is it — the last entry in this week’s series of employee gift guide videos! For the big finale, Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer, and self-proclaimed “sci-fi geek” Susan shares with us some of the universally appealing items she’s …

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Employee Gift Guides: So Dee-lightful!

If you’re like Photo Projects Coordinator Dee, then you’ve got a few finicky fashionistas on your list. Today, she shows us that accessories are the key to keeping everyone happy this holiday!

Partial to Dee’s picks? You can find …

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Employee Gift Guides: Andie Cane Lane

Welcome back to the third installment of ModCloth employee gift guides! Today, Andie, a member of our Talent Acquisition team, displays her aptitude for selecting a few statement pieces that will be much treasured by those trendsetters in your …

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Employee Gift Guides: Jolly Young Jonathan

Hung up on what to get the one who’s got it all? Interaction Designer Jonathan shares his practical picks for the people in your life who are pragmatic, yet like to let their wild side loose every once in a …

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Employee Gift Guides: Nothin’ But Netta!

Have the holidays got you feeling like you’re jumping through hoops to please everyone on your gift list? Shopping to suit someone else’s fancy can sometimes be a challenge, but we’re here to help!

In hopes of sparking some seasonal …

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Modster Mash Part III: A New Charade

Around this time of year, the pressure to assemble the perfect Halloween costume — one that’s clever, unique, and yet still recognizable — might seem scarier than all the ghosts and goblins traditionally associated with the holiday. At ModCloth, though, …

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Announcing the Make Room for ModCloth Contest Winners!

There’s no place like home, especially when it’s decked out with fun decor that really mirrors your personality! We challenged our readers to create a Polyvore set of their ideal virtual living spaces, utilizing at least three ModCloth apartment accessories.…

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How Do You Say…?

Do you ever find yourself stumbling over certain words in conversation? Are you trying to learn a foreign language and can’t quite figure out which syllables to stress? Have you ever been to a fancy French restaurant and had a …

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Some Enchanted Jewelry: An Interview with Chain Chain Chained

I don’t mean to brag, but Regina Pruss of jewelry line Chain Chain Chained once told me that I am her “number one customer.” It’s a title I wear with pride every day, and literally, as you can often find …

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Where There’s Smoke Fairies, There’s Fire

Classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven has been quoted as saying, “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” Smoke Fairies, a London-based female duo,  seem to be the embodiment of that sentiment. Like their name would …

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Bands That Have Extraordinarily Long and Peculiar Names

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead poster

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…And you will know them by their extended trail of syllables, ladies and gentlemen. Bands, that is. Groups of musicians who, when tasked with inventing a name for themselves, decided to forgo a more traditionally succinct and …

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Hey Good-lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’?

The sultry dog days of summer have arrived, and what better time than now to move the kitchen outdoors and heat up some hot dogs of your own! Barbecuing is an event that can be enjoyed by anyone, young or …

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