’Tis the Season for Top Tastemaker

Sure, we generally consider the holidays a time for making wishes come true, but our Be the Buyer program has been granting wardrobe wishes all year long. Just ask our current Top Tastemaker, Ella!

In her fabulously fashionable photo, Ella is wearing the Red-y for My Closeup Dress, which started out as a Be the Buyer sample. Ella was so drawn to this feminine frock that she clicked the ‘Pick it!’ button, then weighed in on what she deemed its most awesome attributes in a thoroughly thoughtful critique:

“This is perfect — just a perfect vision of loveliness. Even lovelier since it is made here at home, in the USA! So, if the price tag is a little higher, I don’t mind. No, I don’t roll in money, but I am a conscientious consumer. I’m happy to support a designer that makes beautifully crafted garments in the USA.”

With commentary that convincing, it’s no wonder this piece got voted into production. And, with the fruition of this fine frock, many ModLovers’ fashion fantasies are now reality…especially Ella’s! That’s right – the Red-y for My Closeup Dress you see Ella marvelously modeling was our gift to her for her continued support of the Be the Buyer program.

We thought it’d be fun for Ella to share her vogue vision for this dress, so we asked her to put together a styleboard built around it. The result is this refined ensemble that Ella calls “Retro Ultra Glam.”

Ella explains that this look is “perfect for jet-setting and attending fashion week in Milan, Paris, and New York,” and that to fashion this outfit, she “paired the Red-y for My Closeup Dress with the Betsey Johnson But Darling Coat for that touch of ultra luxe, silver screen starlet look,” then added the Treasure Tree Earrings, and the Boxcar Bag as “the perfect compliment to this vintage-inspired glam ensemble.” Finally, the All Eyelets on Shoe, the Cat Eye Cutie Sunglasses, and Lipstick in Glamour were added as “the perfect finishing touch[es] – [now] the fabulous fashion maven is ready to make an appearance.”

Thanks again, Ella, for your part in making Be the Buyer successful, and for your elegant ensemble idea!

If you’d like to see and hear more from Ella, you can find her photo in the secondary imagery of the Red-y for My Closeup Dress, or visit her Tumblr! And, if you too are a virtual buying virtuoso and would like to be featured on our blog, shoot an e-mail to toptastemaker@modcloth.com. We’d love to hear from you!


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    Cindy (ModCloth) 11/15/2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Gorgeous! I LOVE your haircut and color, too!

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      Ella 11/15/2011 at 3:59 pm #

      Thank you Cindy! 🙂

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    michellearellano 11/15/2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Super cute. I love this look. The pictures are so pretty. Great job!

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    alili 11/15/2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Gorgeous combination! Very chic and elegant.

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    Jess McDrinky 11/15/2011 at 7:10 pm #


    What a knockout!

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    Victoria 11/15/2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Great look! 🙂

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    Susan (ModCloth) 11/16/2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Ella, you look so amazing in this dress! It’s in my closet too 🙂

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    Sunita 11/17/2011 at 6:23 am #

    Simply brilliant look! Love it!

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