About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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Pretty in Plaid for Late Autumn

When I first spied this ensemble worn by Laura of The Joyful Fox, I was instantly enamored with her cozy layers of candy apple red and peppy plaid. The perfect mix of bold color and classic pattern, this outfit …

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Meet the ModDog: Colin

Name:  Colin
Age: Eight months
Breed: Yorkie or Yorkie mix

Who’s that curious canine at the end of Visual Merchandiser Sari‘s leash? Why, it’s ModDog Colin, of course!

This playful pup was adopted two months ago from a …

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Tenenbaums Tomes You’ll Want for Your Own


Images via The Criterion Collection

I know I’m not alone when I say The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my favorite Wes Anderson films, so imagine my delight when I came across this slideshow of book and magazine covers featured …

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It’s the Mash! It’s the Modster Mash!

It’s that time of year again: pumpkins populate doorsteps, the trees are ablaze with fall foliage, and finding the perfect Halloween costume is on everyone’s mind. But what to do with those eye-catching costumes once All Hallows Eve has come …

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Finding Your “Nishe”: Three Eye-Catching Coats from One Lovely Label

Featuring boldly blocked colors and ’60s-inspired silhouettes, it’s hard to ignore the eye-catching designs of Hong Kong-based fashion label Nishe. Founded in 2008 by designer Polly Siu, Nishe channels an artistic approach to design, mixing feminine details – such …

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Meet the ModDog: Wesley

Name: Wesley
Age: 7 months
Breed: Half Beagle, half Jack Russell

Meet Wesley, the newest addition to the Pittsburgh ModDog family! The moment he pranced into the ModCloth office with his owner, Scheduling and Reporting Specialist Nicole, this pup …

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A Quiche to Call Your Own: Two Variations on Cheese Quiche

Fall is the time of year to make the transition from the light and airy fare of summer to cozy home cooking. If you’re seeking a new recipe to add to your repertoire, look no further, for The Quiche is …

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What to Wear to New York Fashion Week

With New York Fashion Week right around the corner, chances are you’ve been thinking about what to wear to all the fashionable happenings you’ll be attending. A serial over-packer myself, I’ve found that planning ensembles around one common object helps …

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Back to Cool: A Collegiate Chic Outfit

If you’re anything like me, you looked forward to school shopping as much as you did the beginning of a new semester. For those first days, I perpetually suffered for fashion by trying to wear all my new fall clothes …

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Fashions of the Force: John Woo’s Geek Chic Illustrations


“Darth Vader wears Band of Outsiders” by John Woo

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what Darth Vader dons on his days off, or what the preferred couture of Padme Amadala might be, look no further than artist John Woo

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