Archive | April, 2010

Obsolete Fashion: A Brief (and Modest) History of the Bathing Suit

bathing costume, Victorian, obsolete fashion

Images (Left to right): and Fuzzylizzie

With the introduction of railways in the early 1800s, the seaside emerged as a popular destination for vacationers from all classes. Still, modesty ruled the Victorian era, and ladies would wade onto the …

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Aloha, Favorite Find!

Who: Kristina of

What: Polyester dress. I just loved that it fit me so well, including the dart and shoulder placement. It’s polyester, so there is no give with the fabric, and it had to fit as is… lucky …

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These Music Videos Made Possible by


Ever thought about breaking into the music video biz? Directors, producers, stars – they have some of the coolest gigs out there (next to being a ModCloth writer, of course). But what does it take to get your musical …

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Spot On Style

We spotted Chicago DJ Kristin at a Second City bar and fell in love with her chocolate brown dotted dress and striking gold heels! Kristin is part of a hip wedding DJ collective called Toast and Jam, which plays …

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New Kind of Kick: An Interview with Lynsey Hand of Miss L Fire Shoes

When I heard I’d be interviewing Lynsey Hand, the London-based shoe designer behind Miss L Fire, I figured my questions would get to her by phone or via an e-mail. I was then informed that she’d be visiting the …

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Spring Fever Blogger Challenge: Week 3!

It’s week three of our Spring Fever Blogger Challenge. Vote for your favorite styling of the Paisley Panache Scarf! Is it This Time Tomorrow, Strawberry Koi, Selective Potential, or Keiko Lynn?


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Take a Behind the Scenes Walking Tour!

The Design Team gears up for the shoot

The ModCloth design team gears up for the shoot

I was lucky enough to see the shoot for ModCloth’s latest stylebook, “Walking Tour,” firsthand in Pittsburgh’s North Side, and I’m excited to share some sneak peeks!

Shot partly in …

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Enter Your Likeness in Our Look-Alike Contest!

ModCloth buyer, Sari, styled as Zooey Deschanel

April 20th is National Look-Alike Day, and we’re celebrating with a Style Look-Alike Contest!

All you have to do to enter is duplicate these simple directions:

1. Use at least one ModCloth item …

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Annie Greenabelle: Big Style, Little Footprint


I think we can all agree that sometimes, it’s so easy to get caught up in snatching jazzy new items for our wardrobe, that we forget to think about where the clothes are coming from. …

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Style Glossary: The Wayfarer

Considered a fashion icon from the moment they were launched in 1952, the Wayfarer has been adding a touch of instant intrigue to outfits ever since.

Characterized by a distinctive trapezoidal frame, sturdy arms, and a faintly masculine look, Wayfarers …

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