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Full Steampunk Ahead

steampunk illustration by ModCloth

If I asked you what aesthetic I’m describing when I say, “a volcanic eruption of Victorian-style frocks and frock coats, retro-ified technology, and cog-composed accessories,” would you be able to answer? Okay, you probably can; I kinda gave it away …

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Style Glossary: Sleeve It to Me

It’s the time of year when you adventure into the dusty depths of your closet and pull out every nubby knit, woolly hat, and long-sleeved item you own. To help you become better acquainted with the winter wear you’re unearthing, …

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From Hair to There: Get to Know These 1940's Hairstyles

Borne up by a wave of inspiration after watching the 1940s hairstyle video, above, I landed with the thought of writing a blog post on ’40s hairstyles. So, I’ve straightened out some research and banged out a few ’40s-era hairdo …

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Style Glossary: Bucket Bag

Above, Julie‘s illustrations of two types of bucket bags as inspired by Vena Cava’s Spring 2012 collection, which debuted last week in NYC.

Come one, carryalls! As Fashion Week proceeds, don’t forget to relish over the simpler things …

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Style Glossary: Chain of Thought

Savvy though you may be, there’s likely a missing link in your fashion knowledge. But don’t worry—you’re not alone. Because, beyond snake chain and, perhaps, box chain, few folks really know the specific terms associated with different kinds of chains. …

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Style Glossary: Classic Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Best friend’s wedding coming down the aisle? That probably means wedding dress shopping is in store! Helping your friend pick out her dress will be quite the undertaking, so it won’t hurt to have a little fashion knowledge on hand …

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Style Glossary: Hat-a-Girl! Headwear Through the Ages

If the recent royal wedding whetted your appetite for hats, you’re in luck — the U.S.’s most fabled headwear happening, the Kentucky Derby, is racing onto the radar this weekend! To help you show off your smarts as you …

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Style Glossary: The Eco in Friendly!

The Eager to Recycle Tote was made, in part, by remanufactured grain sacks and melted plastics.

Ever wonder what’s so green about eco-friendly items when your purchase them? This Style Glossary post will help you win the guessing game of …

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Style Glossary: An Illustration that’s Good Enough to Eat

Oh my goodness. How adorable is this piece from UK illustrator Kiley Victoria Woolgar? Entitled  “Eat My Hat”, this illustration manages to be cute, educational, and punny. Obviously, we’re eating this up.…

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Style Glossary: Wouldn’t ‘Shoe’ Like to Know

If shoes could talk, and lift their top away from their base like the soup can in Wet Hot American Summer, what would they say? I’d be worried that they might cry, “‘Shoe’ don’t know me! ‘Shoe’ don’t know anything …

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Style Glossary: Wrap Yourself in Luxe Fabrics This V-Day

We’ve been so caught up in the frenzy of Fashion Week (Read: Obsessively clicking through slideshows and posting our favorite pics on Tumblr), we almost didn’t realize one of our favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner! …

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Style Glossary: Ahem, A Hem

From the left: The Iso-Taupe Top, Hem and Haw Dress, and Streets of Sausalito Top.

Friends with colds, brandish your handkerchiefs! Then, once you’d had your fill of thinking about the drippy nose’s worst enemy, continue reading……

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Style Glossary: Breton Stripes

From the left: The On a Friendly Shore Top, On Collar Top, Stripe the Good Stripe Top.

I know spring feels incomprehensibly distant when your current morning routine includes defrosting your windshield, but spring will be here …

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Style Glossary: It’s Tea-Length Hem Time!

MORE THAN A MAXI—The Oceanic Depths Skirt.

We all know maxi skirts and dresses are one of the biggest trends of the year. I’d even go so far as to predict that the luxuriously long length will …

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