Meet Kelly

Meet Kelly, ModCloth’s multi-talented Quality Control Specialist!

Name: Kelly
Hometown: California, PA
Favorite Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Daphne du Maurier, Jorge Luis Borges, and Harlan Ellison
Hobbies: Kayaking, writing ghost stories, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, finding old or rare first editions of favorite books

After graduating from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Communications, Kelly found herself wearing many stylish hats at the Andy Warhol Museum. She was a Gallery Attendant, Special Events Coordinator, and Warhol Archives Volunteer, and she acquired some amazing work-related stories. At the Warhol Museum, Kelly was able to meet Lou Reed, of the Velvet Underground, read original Marcel Duchamp letters sent to Warhol, behold an authentic pair of specially designed Keith Haring sunglasses, and get in on an inside joke between John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Andy Warhol (which involved a somewhat controversial autograph on a Beatles’ Christmas album!).

After the Warhol, and a few years working at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kelly began to experiment with jewelry design – a hobby she enjoys to this day. By combining her love of thrifting and scouring estate and yard sales with a penchant for all-things vintage, Kelly designs dazzling accessories built upon unique found objects, including pen knives passed down from her elegant grandmother and various other charming knickknacks. Below, you’ll see a photo of one of Kelly’s most recent creations – a simple, yet stunning, red glass ball encased by brass leaves upon a dainty golden chain.


Check out Kelly’s favorite ModCloth items, which embody this cool gal’s refined style! And, read Kelly’s mini-interview in our current stylebook!

11 Responses to Meet Kelly

  1. Eleanor 08/12/2010 at 6:21 pm #

    She and her outfit are gorgeous.

    And that necklace is divine!


  2. Angela 08/12/2010 at 7:25 pm #

    love those tights paired with the red 🙂

    hosting my first giveaway!

  3. Mark 08/12/2010 at 9:37 pm #

    Nice job Kelly.

  4. Jenny 08/12/2010 at 11:14 pm #

    love the red glass marble necklace!

  5. m 08/13/2010 at 1:42 am #

    ah, borges! he’s the best. you should consider naming some of your clothes after his book/short story titles!

  6. t 08/13/2010 at 2:22 am #


  7. amaturecouture 08/13/2010 at 2:40 am #

    love this whole outfit. well done dear!


  8. Vicki 08/13/2010 at 10:42 am #

    fabulous!! 🙂 what a great interview and what interestng jobs she’s had! I really love learning how people get to where they are now. thanks modcoth for a great interview!!

  9. Ren 08/13/2010 at 12:05 pm #

    It’s spelled Allan.

  10. ModCloth 08/13/2010 at 1:52 pm #

    @Ren: Whoops! Thanks for the catch! ; )

  11. Ann 08/25/2010 at 10:15 pm #

    Very pretty necklace – perfect for redheads.

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