The Style Gallery is a great new way for you to view, love, and share outfit photos. It’s meant to showcase all the expressive, creative, and inspirational personalities of our community!
Fashions come and go, but style icons never fade. Starting on 7/24 at 11 a.m. PT, we’re holding a style icon contest on Pinterest to honor fearlessly stylish females from over the decades! Create a board conceptualizing the life and style of a bygone-era icon that you adore, and you could be one of five to win a $50 ModCloth gift certificate, plus a copy of the “Forever Marilyn” Blu-ray collection!
To enter, title your board “ModCloth Style Icon of the Times Contest,” then add a description that notes the name and era of your style icon. Your completed board should consist of 10 — 20 pins that encompass the life and look of your style icon, and why you find them to be an inspiration. Make sure to re-pin the contest pin, and to pin to your board at least three ModCloth items that you think would fit into your style icon’s closet. In each pin’s caption, include a small description along with the hashtags #styleicon and #modcloth. Then, when your board is perfect, share it with us by posting it as a link in a comment on the original contest announcement pin, located in our “Ladies We Love” board.
Check the deets:
Looking for a starting point? Look no further than our Vintage Vantage board on Pinterest, where we will be pinning photos of Marilyn Monroe as inspiration throughout the length of the contest. We can’t wait to see your entries!
can it be a fictional character?
Love.the clothes . Style ..Elegance..
How long ago is acceptable? For example,would someone’s style in the 90s be too recent?
Juliana, we’ll count entries referencing style icons from the early nineties! Hope you have fun!
I’m a little confused.. in the first paragraph, it says the contest starts on 7/23; but in the bulleted list, it says the contest starts 7/24. Could you please clarify which day it is? I’m really excited to enter!! Thank you!
It started 7/24. Thanks for clarifying Rose!
Does our style icon have to be a woman?
No, your icon doesn’t have to be a woman. Thanks Alyssa!
There’s no link for the “Official contest rules”, so I’ll just ask – probs not open to Canadians, as usual?
I’d like to know that too, considering I just did an entire board.
Hi Marian, I’m Australian and I’m entering anyway just for fun. It gives me a good reason to play with Pinterest and look at fashion ^_^
Marian, we’re accepting international entries. Pin away!
How old do you have to be?
do the 10-20 pins include pins from mod cloth? Does the board have to contain 20 photos max, or just 20 photos of the icon and then however many pins of mod cloth items?
10-20 total pins including ModCloth pins and the original contest pin! Thanks!
also wondering if it is open to canadians?
Chelsie, the contest is open to international entrants!
when we are putting your clothes on our boards, do we put stuff we think our icons would look cute in? or stuff they would wear?
ModCloth items inspired by your icon’s personal style. 🙂
Does the 10 – 20 pins also include the ‘contest pin’ were supposed have on the board?
I’m confused. It says the contest ends at 4pm PT on 7/29, but it also says winners will be announced at 7am PT on 7/29.
Sorry about that Samantha! Winners will be announced Friday 8/3.
I am having issues with my board disappearing. On my second attempt at creating the board, it suddenly disappeared again with three pins to go. Now I am unable to pin anything to it because the board title is missing from my board options after I press “pin it”. I dug some and noticed that Pinterest has received other complaints of this happening, and that they hope to resolve it by….yesterday : (. But mine is still not resolved: (. I suppose I will just have to wait and see if my board will suddenly reappear before the contest deadline. Just thought I would bring this to attention in case someone else is experiencing these issues as well. PS I really enjoy these kind of contests, they are fun to create as well as to see what others have created!
this happened to me twice as well!
Yes, this also happened to me. I came on here to see whether I could find out what the problem is. Are other new boards disappearing or just the ModCloth contest ones?
Sorry to hear Pinterest is having a bug! We’ll do our best to make sure all entries are considered.
you can get to the board by going to your personal page and finding the pins from that board……..i think its some weird pinterest glitch
I just made a third attempt, and it worked! I went to my activity stream and repinned my own pins onto a new board. Where my first two boards are I may never know : ) Best wishes to all!
Can the style icon we’re using be someone who is still alive?
Will you go through and look at every board? There are at least 180 right now and I really hope you get to mine! 🙂
Yes! We’re already gone through most of the entries. Loving them so far! 🙂
Will you go through and look at every board? There are at least 180 right now and I would really like you to get to mine! 🙂
How do I follow modcloth?
How do you have to be? Would be okay if you were like 14?????
Hello! Are we allowed to use a fictional character as our style icon?
Yes! That sounds great Isabel!
Hello! I have created my board and would like to submit it, however I am having trouble following ModCloth on Pinterest. I have tried all day, I’ve tried restarting my computer and browser, logging out and back in, and no luck. When I click “follow”, it acts as though I have successfully followed ModCloth, but then when I refresh the page it says I am not following ModCloth, and am following 0 people. I’m not sure what I should do…any help would be greatly appreciated!
Pinterest has been having a bug the last couple days. We won’t hold any bugs or issues against our entrants. Hopefully it’s fixed soon!
I have made changes to my board since I posted the link. Can I just re-post the link to the final product before the contest deadline?
Is it okay if i just put down when the person was born and died instead of putting an exact era?
I turned my board in exactly at 4:00. You’ll still accept it right? 🙂 I worked hard on it! 🙂
will boards be disqualified if there are more than 20 pins or less than 10?
I would assume so, as that wouldn’t really be withing the guidelines.
You are announcing winners on 8/3? Is that 8th of March 2013?
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