Archive | April, 2011

Cover to Cover: Classic Albums, Reimagined as Books

Image via Christophe Gowans.

You have to be pretty ballsy to cover Patti Smith, Michael Jackson, and Bob Dylan, and artist Christophe Gowans does so – brilliantly – by taking the concept of musical covers to a whole new …

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Day-tripping Around Austin with Kendi Everyday

If we learned anything from this year's SXSW, it's that we're a bit enamored with Texas. The Lone Star State is home to SXSW, good food, good music, and blogger Kendi of Kendi Everyday. We asked Kendi to give us her must-see, must-do tour of her state capital, Austin. So, pack up a suitcase, because we're heading into the heart of Texas! Read more »

It’s ‘Sew’ You! Introducing Colette Sewing Patterns

Thread up your sewing machines and postpone those weekend brunch plans, because our new Colette sewing patterns are just begging to be taken home and made into the dresses of your dreams!

We’re thrilled to welcome two patterns from indie …

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Leave a Message after the Beat

To be completely honest, I don’t know a soul who wouldn’t swoon for a chance to chat on their private line with actress, singer, and all-around style icon, Zooey Deschanel! Considering her reputation for an unrivaled taste in retro, from …

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Close-up on Spring Shutterbug Style


You’ve stored your winter wardrobe and fully embraced your sunglasses, which can only mean one thing – warm weather is here to stay! As you set out toward your favorite sunny day destinations, toss one of these fantastic film

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Meet the ModDog: Oliver

Name: Oliver
Age: 2
Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher mix

Oh, Oliver! With his colorful coat and furry ears, this little guy is easily one of the cutest ModDogs in San Francisco! Despite Oliver’s penchant for dirty socks and bruised bananas, this …

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Musical Inspiration at Work

When I get to work on stylebook copy, I like to create a playlist for myself based on the theme. The mix above is what inspired me while writing for our current stylebook, “Wanderlust for Life.”

These are …

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The Written Wardrobe: "The Pin"

From “The Pin” by Katrina Solano:

Millie looked down and straightened her model pin affectionately. The pin was the one constant in Millie’s outfits. She never went a day without it.

Do you have a signature accessory that could represent …

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Blogger of the Moment: B. Jones Style

If you miss the days when you could get style inspiration from Carrie Bradshaw, lament no more. Beth of B. Jones Style offers that offbeat style you’ve been longing for. Crazy floral prints, lush layering, heady hats, all display Beth’s …

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Dirty Beaches ‘Shore’ Sounds Good to Me!


Though many bands have bestowed themselves with far more becoming names, Dirty Beaches proves to be a fitting moniker for the sea of sentimental sounds conceived by musician Alex Zhang Hungtai. Inspired by 1950’s and early-1960’s rock, doo-wop, …

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