Enter Our “Style Icon of the Times” Contest on Pinterest!

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:

  • You must follow @ModCloth on Pinterest to enter.
  • Contest begins 7/24 at 11 a.m. PT, and ends 7/29 at 4 p.m. PT.
  • Each pin must include the hashtags #modcloth and #styleicon.
  • Only one entry board per person.
  • Boards will be judged based on uniqueness, creativity, ModCloth spirit, and adherence to the guidelines.
  • Five winners will be announced 8/3 at 7 a.m. PT on the ModCloth Blog.
  • Pinterest is invite only. You can request an invite from Pinterest. If you don’t receive your invite within 24 hours, please e-mail socialnetworks@modcloth.com to obtain an invite.
  • Need more information? Check out our Official Contest Rules.

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!

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  1. Emma 07/24/2012 at 2:20 pm #

    can it be a fictional character?

  2. Deanna.Gregg 07/24/2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Love.the clothes . Style ..Elegance..

  3. Juliana 07/24/2012 at 3:15 pm #

    How long ago is acceptable? For example,would someone’s style in the 90s be too recent?

    • ModCloth 07/24/2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Juliana, we’ll count entries referencing style icons from the early nineties! Hope you have fun!

  4. Rose 07/24/2012 at 3:42 pm #

    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!

    • ModCloth 07/25/2012 at 11:00 am #

      It started 7/24. Thanks for clarifying Rose!

  5. Alyssa 07/24/2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Does our style icon have to be a woman?

    • ModCloth 07/25/2012 at 11:01 am #

      No, your icon doesn’t have to be a woman. Thanks Alyssa!

  6. Marian Allison 07/24/2012 at 5:12 pm #

    There’s no link for the “Official contest rules”, so I’ll just ask – probs not open to Canadians, as usual?

    • Ashley Løseth 07/24/2012 at 8:34 pm #

      I’d like to know that too, considering I just did an entire board.

    • Maddie 07/24/2012 at 9:13 pm #

      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 ^_^

    • ModCloth 07/25/2012 at 4:16 pm #

      Marian, we’re accepting international entries. Pin away!

  7. Madison 07/24/2012 at 5:27 pm #

    How old do you have to be?

  8. Sarah 07/24/2012 at 9:22 pm #

    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?

    • ModCloth 07/25/2012 at 11:02 am #

      10-20 total pins including ModCloth pins and the original contest pin! Thanks!

  9. Chelsie 07/25/2012 at 4:29 am #

    also wondering if it is open to canadians?

    • ModCloth 07/25/2012 at 4:17 pm #

      Chelsie, the contest is open to international entrants!

  10. cheyenne 07/25/2012 at 2:17 pm #

    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 07/25/2012 at 4:18 pm #

      ModCloth items inspired by your icon’s personal style. 🙂

  11. Tiffany 07/25/2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Does the 10 – 20 pins also include the ‘contest pin’ were supposed have on the board?

  12. Samantha 07/25/2012 at 8:09 pm #

    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.

    • ModCloth 07/26/2012 at 11:04 am #

      Sorry about that Samantha! Winners will be announced Friday 8/3.

  13. Mae East 07/26/2012 at 7:17 am #

    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!

    • Chelsie 07/26/2012 at 8:47 am #

      this happened to me twice as well!

    • elenamija 07/26/2012 at 10:53 am #

      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?

    • ModCloth 07/26/2012 at 11:05 am #

      Sorry to hear Pinterest is having a bug! We’ll do our best to make sure all entries are considered.

    • nisha 07/26/2012 at 2:50 pm #

      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

    • Mae East 07/26/2012 at 7:00 pm #

      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!

  14. Lan 07/26/2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Can the style icon we’re using be someone who is still alive?

    • ModCloth 07/27/2012 at 2:59 pm #

      Sure! 🙂

  15. Katie 07/26/2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Will you go through and look at every board? There are at least 180 right now and I really hope you get to mine! 🙂

    • ModCloth 07/27/2012 at 3:00 pm #

      Yes! We’re already gone through most of the entries. Loving them so far! 🙂

  16. Katie 07/26/2012 at 7:03 pm #

    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! 🙂

  17. Kristin 07/27/2012 at 4:18 am #

    How do I follow modcloth?

  18. Ella Wishmeadow 07/27/2012 at 7:51 am #

    How do you have to be? Would be okay if you were like 14?????

  19. Isabel 07/27/2012 at 9:15 am #

    Hello! Are we allowed to use a fictional character as our style icon?

    • ModCloth 07/27/2012 at 3:00 pm #

      Yes! That sounds great Isabel!

  20. Sarah 07/27/2012 at 2:17 pm #

    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!

    • ModCloth 07/27/2012 at 3:01 pm #

      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!

  21. brandyjo88@gmail.com 07/27/2012 at 9:39 pm #

    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?

  22. Becca 07/28/2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Is it okay if i just put down when the person was born and died instead of putting an exact era?

  23. Katie 07/29/2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I turned my board in exactly at 4:00. You’ll still accept it right? 🙂 I worked hard on it! 🙂

  24. Beth 07/29/2012 at 2:14 pm #

    will boards be disqualified if there are more than 20 pins or less than 10?

  25. Chelsea Lenae 07/31/2012 at 9:30 am #

    I would assume so, as that wouldn’t really be withing the guidelines.

  26. Miff 08/03/2012 at 1:07 am #

    You are announcing winners on 8/3? Is that 8th of March 2013?
    Ta 🙂

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