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Derby Day Inspiration: Vintage Hats and Horses


Audrey Hebpurn in a promotional still from the classic film My Fair Lady.

We may not be headed to the racetrack this weekend, but Derby Day certainly serves as the perfect excuse to pull on a fancy topper while …

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Transform Your Thrifted Speakers into Funky Focal Points

A few flea market raids into your weekend, and you’ve acquired a solid set of working speakers! The only downside? Their grill cloths are lookin’ a little dingy — what to do, what to do. We’ve whipped up a way easy DIY that will take those beat blasters from ‘blargh’ to ‘bad’ — in the M.J. way.

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Fave Finds: Rebecca’s Retro Dress

Who: Rebecca of Rebecca Anne Photography

What: A blue 1950′s handmade dress

Where: At a Goodwill in Athens, Georgia

How Much: Less than $6

When I Use It: “I just bought it yesterday, so I have yet to wear …

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Retro Revival: Vintage Coiffeurs Make a Comeback

As a longtime admirer of vintage hairstyles, you can imagine my delight in the recent resurgence of retro coiffeurs in fashion magazines. After so many seasons of unkempt updos, the return of polished hairstyles is truly refreshing. Below are …

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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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Bossa Supernova: Brilliant 1960's Album Covers

When A&M Records released Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66, the jazzy samba sub-genre bossa nova flooded mainstream culture immediately, leaving dashes of its Rio-born flavor everywhere from the White House to the World Expo in Osaka, …

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At Last, the Perfect Pair of Vintage-Inspired Lingerie

If you, like us, have yearned for the perfect set of romantic, retro-inspired lingerie, then look no further than the newly arrived Oh-So-Lovely Bra and Shorts. These styles come straight from The Loved One‘s debut collection and are …

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3 Glam Retro Hairstyles to Try Right Now

Looking for a bit of hair inspiration this summer? We teamed up with the lovely staff at San Francisco salon Watermelon Sugar to showcase a three vintage-inspired updos that are certain to inspire. Whether you’ve got plans to attend a …

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Vintage Craft Workshop: June’s Book of the Month Giveaway!

Woot for summer! But wait, it’s pouring rain outside today. Boo! What to do? Seek out Cathy Callahan’s Vintage Craft Workshop, our June Book of the Month.

Like many of us, Cathy Callahan’s role models are women who paved …

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Bright, Bold, & Nostalgic: Retro-Inspired Fabrics to Excite Your Senses

After a weekend of digging through my mother’s vintage scarves and bags, I’m inspired to brighten up my wardrobe with vivid hues like the ones in these retro-inspired fabrics created by Aussie company Retro Age Vintage Fabrics. They’re based …

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Retro Revivals From New York Fashion Week

HINGED ON SUCCESS — Boho influences, like ’70s-inspired fringe, continue to dominate the runways. Photos: Mara Hoffman via New York Magazine, M. Patmos via Style.com, 1970s photograph via Agent-lee.

It’s only day two of NYFW, but …

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When the Clock Strikes Midnight…

ModCloth New Years EveImage via Deborah Allen.

…Where will you be? I’m dreaming of the perfect New Year’s Eve, replete with color, confetti, tulle, high heels, voluminous skirts, sparkle, and smooches!

Check out my favorite retro NYE images to get jazzed for …

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The Future of Fashion

I’d like to say something genius about this video because it makes me all sorts of delighted, but really, it stands on its own, no upstart’s comments needed.

Instead, I’ll ask you a question. Now that you’ve seen these 1930s-era …

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A Mousevox Vintage Fave Find!

Who: Rachel of Mousevox Vintage

What: Vintage leotard

Where: Goodwill in Champaign, IL

How Much: $1

When I Use It: “This piece has become a staple in my wardrobe! It’s incredibly versatile and pairs perfectly with skirts, high-waisted trousers, …

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