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Jillian Tamaki's Covetable Embroidered Covers

Image via Jillian Tamaki.

Publishing giant Penguin’s knack of turning dusty old classics into collector’s items is unparalleled, with each new resurrection project — be it its hardbound, tattoo-inspired, or fashion editions — turning us into giddy …

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Lights, Camera, Bookstore!

Images via Buenos Aires For 91 Days

I’ve always thought it would be nifty to live in a converted old theater. Though I haven’t really thought about the logistics, I just imagine walking under the marquee and by the retro …

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The Written Wardrobe: “My Blue Coat”

Sometimes, you’ve just got to listen to your heart. The Written Wardrobe nonfiction piece “My Blue Coat” encourages the reader to do just that.

From Jeanette Lukowski’s “My Blue Coat”:

“Wow, this is a really pretty one,” I said

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The Written Wardrobe: "Home Sewn"

The following excerpt from The Written Wardrobe shows how one author turns memories of clothing into poetry.

From Angelle Scott’s “Home Sewn”:

“…I admired her,
twirled about in the miniskirt she crafted for me out of leftover turkey red

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Lover’s Dictionary Might Make You Cry (A Little)

Okay, full disclosure—I teared up while reading author David Levithan’s tweets for The Lover’s Dictionary, a novel about a couple who have been together for a little over two years, narrated through significant dictionary entries. As you can see …

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Insights on Fashion Writing from the AWP

Top: ModCloth Writing Manager Sarah gears up the crowd for an intriguing discussion. Bottom: From the left, panelists Sarah, Julia of Fashion Pulse Daily, Molly, and Amber Oakley of Zappos.

As you may know, during ModCloth’s recent visit to the …

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Lit Lovers Abound at AWP 2011

ModCloth Creative Director Molly and Community Manager Maggie at our AWP exhibition table.

We just got back from the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference and book fair in Washington, D.C., and you would have loved it!

ModCloth …

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Our Favorite Fashion Zines

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If you’re under the impression that zines are reserved for punk rock only, you’re in for a treat. Handmade, cut-and-paste zines have never fallen out of style, giving fashion zines all the more …

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Our Top 10 Favorite Fairy Tales

ModCloth Puggle Brussels GriffonJapan’s “Bunbuku Chagama” and Russia’s “ Vasilisa the Beautiful.”

As a ModCloth writer, my job includes coming up with fun product names and descriptions. The Writing Team draws creative inspiration from just about everywhere—nearby neighborhoods, family keepsakes, …

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‘Bound’ to Learn: Books for the New Year!

Is your New Year’s resolution to swap your remote for a hardback? We scrounged our bookstore and picked our favorites to help you get a head start. No matter your mood or interest, we have some great written morsels for …

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5 Questions for the Hilarious Amy Sedaris

Simple Times Crafts for Poor People by Amy SedarisLook out, DIY fanatics! Comedienne and authority on all things fabulous, Amy Sedaris, is here to set you straight. Whether you’re wondering how to cope with the dangers of a hot glue gun or wondering what to do with …

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Variations on a Theme: MOTIF Mag

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Free online publications are a dime a dozen, but MOTIF magazine’s delightfully quirky, indie-driven content and intriguing issue-wide themes are sure to keep us coming back for more.

MOTIF’s launch issue, created around the theme of nostalgia, includes interviews with …

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Happy Chic Colors

After getting our hands on the new book, Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic: Colors, we had a bit of fun picking out household items from our inventory using some of his fabulous color-mixing advice. That’s right, if you hadn’t …

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Look Book: New Arrival Style Diaries is a Must-Read

I think of myself as a “blogophile”—my list of daily reads is a mile long and I spend way too much time perusing daily outfit pics— so when I picked up my hot-off-the-press copy of Style Diaries: World Fashion from

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