Announcing Our Be the Stylistâ„¢ Contest — UPDATE: CONTEST HAS ENDED


Now, you can dress for the bag you have and for the bag you want! Hosted on our Style Gallery, this Be the Stylistâ„¢ Contest asks you to create a chic outfit around your fave carryall. Your savvy ensemble could earn you one of our flashy faves — the Be the Stylistâ„¢ Bag, named in honor of this contest! Since this accessory wasn’t meant to be empty, the winner will also nab a $100 GC.

Entering is a piece of cake! Select your best statement bag, incorporate it into one of your signature looks, snap a head-to-toe pic of your fabulousness, then add it to the Style Gallery. When uploading your shot, you must tag the Be the Stylistâ„¢ Bag as ‘similar’ so we know it’s a submission to our contest. You can always search and select the ModCloth items ‘pictured’ in or ‘similar’ to those in your outfit pic, but tagging our Be the Stylistâ„¢ Bag turns your photo into a contest entry.

We’ll consider Style Gallery entries until 11 a.m. PT on 10/11. Then, ModStylist Jess will select a winner to receive our Be the Stylistâ„¢ Bag plus a $100 GC. Like a posh purse, your fashion fate is in your hands!

Sure, you have a haute handle on this opportunity, but the following deets will help you out:

  • All entries must be submitted to the Style Gallery via desktop computer (no phones or tablets, please). Email submissions will not be accepted.
  • Anyone who shares an outfit pic on the Style Gallery and tags the Be the Stylistâ„¢ Bag as ‘similar’ is entered into the contest.
  • Contestants can post as many outfit photos as they want. Each one counts as a contest submission.
  • All submissions must be uploaded to the Style Gallery by 11 a.m. PT on 10/11.
  • Photo files must be at least 462 pixels wide and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
  • One winner will be selected based on how an outfit pic is styled with a statement bag.
  • The winner will receive our Be the Stylistâ„¢ Bag, plus a $100 GC.
  • The winner will be contacted by email and announced on 10/14 as an update to this post.
  • If you have questions, review our Official Contest Rules, or email

Do you have this styling challenge in the bag? Enter to find out…

UPDATE (10/16) — The winner has been chosen and contacted via email. Congrats to Christine Vu!


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    Kate 10/07/2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Does the bag have to be from Modcloth, or can we use our own? 🙂

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      Jess (ModStylist) 10/08/2013 at 7:28 am #

      You can use whatever bag you’d like! It does not have to be from ModCloth. 🙂

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    Rachel 10/07/2013 at 6:51 pm #

    I’m with Kate on that one! Pease let me know!!

    Also, can the different entries be for different bags?

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      Jess (ModStylist) 10/08/2013 at 7:29 am #

      You can certainly use various bags for different entries, and the bags do not necessarily have to be from ModCloth. Best of luck! 🙂

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    Nicole 10/07/2013 at 8:49 pm #

    How big is 462 pixels? I only have my phone to take photos with….

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      Jess (ModStylist) 10/08/2013 at 12:03 pm #

      Your phone’s standard photo size should work just fine for Style Gallery, Nicole. 🙂

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    Olga 10/08/2013 at 8:52 am #

    Does the bag have to be similar style to Be the Stylist Bag or can we use different style bag?

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      Jess (ModStylist) 10/08/2013 at 12:02 pm #

      You can use any bag, Olga… doesn’t have to be similar! Good luck. 🙂

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    Tess 10/08/2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Do you have to be a certain age to enter the contest? 🙂

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    Mary 10/09/2013 at 7:53 am #

    If I forgot to tag the Be the Stylist Bag in my upload, is there a way to edit my posting? I got so into picking out similar pieces that i totally forgot. 🙁

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    Carmel 10/09/2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Can you enter from outside the US? (Aussie)

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    Eve 10/10/2013 at 9:33 am #

    How do we tag our photos? I don’t see anywhere to add tags in the upload process… :/

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      Cyra 10/10/2013 at 3:07 pm #

      Click into upload from the Modcloth Blog on the contest page and you will see where to add items. Also the contest rules state one must upload from a computer. You cannot enter, according to the rules, with a phone or other device.

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      Karstin 10/11/2013 at 9:25 am #

      When they ask if anything in your outfit is from modcloth, look up the “Be the Stylist” bag and then say your bag is “similar.” Your bag doesn’t have to be similar, but it’s how they’ll know you entered into the contest.

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    Victoria Stickley 10/11/2013 at 12:39 am #

    Help! I can’t figure out how to tag the photos and I live in CST :/

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    Karstin 10/11/2013 at 9:24 am #

    Does the photo have to be entered in by 11 AM PT or approved by the Mod Community people before 11 AM PT?

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    Cyra 10/12/2013 at 9:35 am #

    Karstin, you posted an amazing dress in green and white stripe with pink trim for this contest. The skirt was like the design of an elbow length puffed sleeve with a cuff where the hem would be; or like a Japanese lantern. Did you or someone else design it for you. Definitely “Hot Couture”! Love, Love, Love!!!

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      Karstin 10/14/2013 at 10:26 pm #

      Thanks Cyra! I designed the dress 🙂 The skirt is my favorite part too because it creates a unique sillhouette. I am currently in the process of creating a portfolio type blog, but you can see some more of my work on my blog,

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        Cyra 10/15/2013 at 4:24 am #

        Ooooh! That is so exciting!!! I am a seamstress and would love a pattern!!! My sewing talents are limited to patterns. I should have, could have taken a class in pattern design in college but was overwhelmed with the thought. I consider yours a rare talent indeed!!!!!!!!!

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        Cyra 10/15/2013 at 4:36 am #

        I just took a look at your blog! Wow! So maybe I’ll be a student in one of your design classes someday. I noticed you have a model in the same dress and it has full cap/short sleeves. I would love one just like it; same fabric and all. Best wishes!!! You are doing a wondrous service of love for ladies of all ages everywhere!!!

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        Cyra 10/15/2013 at 4:45 am #

        Silly me. I see you are probably wearing the exact same dress. It was just in my mind’s eye that it was a sleeveless version. 😉

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        Cyra 10/15/2013 at 4:48 am #

        Last but not least: Thank you!!!

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        Karstin 10/15/2013 at 10:25 pm #

        To Cyra-

        Thank you so much for your response! I loved all of your feedback. I would love to talk to you more about the dress and other things- send me an email! You can find contact info on my blog. 🙂 Good luck in the competition! Hopefully we’ll find out who won soon!!!

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    Rachel 10/12/2013 at 9:39 am #

    Ugh, so it’s probably too late, but I only realized how to tag “similar” for the very last photo, which means none of the others were officially entered. Any way I can fix that?

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    Jasmine Wu 10/13/2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Cool! I will try to enter!

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    Giselle 10/14/2013 at 12:28 pm #

    So who won?

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    Cyra 10/14/2013 at 5:33 pm #

    “The suspense is terrible! I hope it will last!” —Wonka

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    Astridhaze 10/15/2013 at 6:29 am #

    I don’t think the bag had to be the last one to be tagged similar- I tagged mine first. I hope I did it correctly- I don’t normally spend the time photographing my outfits!

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      Cyra 10/15/2013 at 9:16 am #

      I tagged it first in each of mine and I have not found in the Official Rules anything specifying order of the tags.

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    Roni 10/15/2013 at 7:54 am #

    The anticipation is killing me! I just want to know if anyone’s been notified that they won so I can go back to living my life, versus refreshing this page (and my email) every.single.half.hour. haha 🙂

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    Olga 10/16/2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Who is Christine Vu? I can’t find her pic on the Style Gallery… I am disappointed with how MC team is often late announcing the winners of contests. We have to follow your deadlines when it comes to sharing our pictures for the contest. MC team however posted an update 2 days late without any picture of a winner… Oh well, congratulation to Christine Vu!

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      Cyra 10/17/2013 at 6:12 am #

      I think the winner is the Christine with the large white kitty face with blue eyes handbag. The background of the photo is split with half aqua and the other half lime green. It is her first and only entry on the Style Gallery. If you go to the week’s photos you’ll find it maybe fifteen lines or so from the top.

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    Cyra 10/16/2013 at 8:03 pm #

    Modcloth has some wonderful contests and ideas they have brought successfully to fruition, even though it takes time to get to the gelling point in some areas. That’s expected. Details should have been clearly explained about clicking in to be entered. I found even Modcloth employees on the help line did not realize you could not accomplish this from the everyday red button at the bottom of the Style Gallery page.

    I agree this was not handled in a professional manner; your word, Modstylist Jess, should be something we can count on, with exceptions of dire uncontrollable circumstances. At the least, an acknowledgement, maybe even an apology is in order. I have tried clicking Christine Vu’s name with the browser Google Chrome and also with Foxfire with “zip” results. Congratulations, Christine!!! I hope to see your winning entry sometime in the not too distant future.

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      Cyra 10/17/2013 at 6:15 am #

      See my post in reply to Olga. I think the lost Kitty and her owner has been found. Christine is wearing a black and white Kitty print to go with her handbag of a cat face. A lot of trendy cat craze in some circles.

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