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Best Job Ever: Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl

Can you imagine learning about grammar for fun? If you said no, then you haven’t heard of Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl. Writer of the podcast, Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (named the Best Classic Podcast by iTunes in 2009 and 2010), and several great-to-read, highly applauded books, Mignon has put the verve back in verbs and the cool back in commas. Read more »
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Best Job Ever: Janie Bryant, Mad Men Costume Designer

How could you not be mad for Janie Bryant? The ultra-talented costume designer is ridiculously good at her job (check out that Emmy chilling on her bookshelf), effortlessly stylish, and, probably one of the nicest people ever. We dropped by Janie's cozy, sunlit Los Angeles studio to ask her how she got such an awesome job, the details on her recently published book and soon-to-come website, and, of course, what it's like dressing the ladies and gents of Sterling Cooper. Read more »
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Best Job Ever: Kerry Taylor, Auctioneer and Entrepreneur

Wondering what life is like as an auctioneer of vintage costumes and textiles? We tapped auctioneer, businesswoman, and fashion history force Kerry Taylor of Kerry Taylor Auctions to find out. Read more »
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Best Job Ever: Denise Porcaro, Floral Designer

At New York's most fashionable events, the question asked of hosts is oftentimes not, "Who did your hair?" but, "Who did your flowers?" And, if you're asking the folks at Stella McCartney, Marchesa, or Vanity Fair, the answer is likely to be: "Denise Porcaro of Flower Girl, of course." Read more »
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Best Job Ever: Sarah Dunbar, Vintage Shop Owner

Here at ModCloth, we have a serious love for everything vintage, so we headed over to the sunny side of the Bay to interview Sarah Dunbar, owner of award-winning vintage boutique Pretty Penny, to ask her how she turned her passion for vintage into the Best Job Ever. Read more »
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Best Job Ever: Ada Limón, Writer




Ada’s favorite workspace within the Sonoma Meadow House,where we held the interview and photo shoot.

When you combine over a decade of experience in the magazine industry, relentless motivation, and a whole lot of heart, hard work really does …

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Best Job Ever: Emily Bidwell, Etsy Merchandising Specialist



Emily Bidwell’s job is not for the easily overwhelmed. As an Etsy.com merchandising specialist, she plunges into the depths of the Etsy marketplace each day, sifting through nearly eight million listings for vintage wares and handmade goods. Yes, her …

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Best Job Ever: Aya Akazawa, Senior Designer at Chronicle Books



We recognize a fellow bibliophile when we see one, and Aya Akazawa’s adoration of books was apparent from the start. As a Senior Designer at Chronicle Books, Aya spends her days designing and art directing gorgeous titles such as …

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Best Job Ever: Jenny Hart, Embroidery Entrepreneur



Think embroidery’s something only grandma gets a kick out of? Then you haven’t met Jenny Hart, stitching’s savvy sweetheart. The Austin, Texas-based artist and owner of Sublime Stitching brings a modern, innovative touch to the ancient craft with her …

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Best Job Ever: Gretchen Harnick, Parsons Professional



Say auf wiedersehen to settling for anything less than your dream job by learning a thing or two from ParsonsGretchen Harnick. The savvy 42-year-old went from promoting checking accounts to becoming a fashion marketing assistant professor and …

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