Blogger of the Moment – Nubby Twiglet

Nubby Twiglet doesn’t simply have a fashion blog – her site combines style, design, and art to produce a seamless aesthetic that is oh-so Nubby. In stark black and white, each aspect of her blog’s design is carried into her own personal style, from the mile-high shoes she’s wearing to her over-sized (sexy) nerd glasses. When you peruse the pages of Nubby’s blog, you’ll feel inspired to establish your own personal je ne sais quoi.

Keep reading to see an interview with Nubby, some of her favorite ModCloth items, and her namesake dress!

What is your fashion/styling rule? Any tips for getting your look?
No matter how basic my outfit is, I always finish it off with a great purse and killer shoes. Starting off with basic clothing staples like a black t-shirt, skinny jeans or leggings and building off of that makes getting dressed so much easier. My style has two varying extremes. On any given day, I am either dressing like a female version of Michael Jackson with military-inspired jackets, tight black pants and black boots or doing a total Lolita-inspired schoolgirl look complete with vintage dresses and a big bow in my hair. I always invest more in the basics: a good jacket, watch, pair of shoes and a bag. These are the items that you are bound to use hundreds of times, so quality is more important.

You’re known for wearing black and white. When did you first start sticking to the basics?
My clothing tends to reflect my design and decor style which is very stark, minimal, and space age. I used to wear a lot of red, but after 10+ years, I switched it up and started adding in more gray tones. I do have quite a bit of green and a few blue and purple pieces but for my everyday attire, I stick with simple, monochromatic looks since I am usually running to appointments and meetings with clients.

Favorite style icon?
Michael Jackson. I love rocking sequins, military-inspired looks, and anything bordering on androgynous. I also love Andy Warhol, Twiggy, David Bowie and Bjork.

Favorite movie?
I’ve always loved Gone With The Wind and Donnie Darko. Honestly, I don’t watch movies very much. But, I’ve promised to change this for good in the new year!

What style blogs do you follow?
My favorites are: Sea of Shoes, Gala Darling, Jazzi McG, Fashion is Poison, Bleed For Fashion, Destroyx, Queen Gilda, Childhood Flames

What inspired you to start your own blog?
I’ve always loved taking photos, writing, and sharing my design projects. I started blogging back in 2001 and by 2007, many of my friends were running popular blogs on their own platforms. In August 2007, I decided that it was time to take the leap. Since then, I’ve managed to post an average of five days a week and have no plans of slowing down!

When you’re not blogging, what are your other hobbies?
I love designing, catching up on blogs, shopping, and meeting up with friends at various Portland hotspots.

Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
Develop your own sense of style. It’s okay to take cues from other sources, but always make it your own. Be relentless — blogging is hard work and takes a lot of practice and patience. Find your voice. It doesn’t matter that there are millions of other blogs out there — if you are truly passionate and good at what you do, you will rise to the top. Try to maintain some consistency with your schedule so that readers know when to check back for updates. If you can, try to develop some regular columns that go live on certain weekdays so that readers have an idea of what to expect.

And last but not least – if you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and what would you eat?
Definitely Michael Jackson. I know that he loved KFC, but I don’t eat meat so maybe we could share an ice cream sundae.

Plus, don’t forget to check out the Nubby Twiglet Dress!

Want to be a Blogger of The Moment? Here’s what you need to do to be eligible:

  • Feature ModCloth items in your outfit photos on your blog.
  • Link to ModCloth whenever you’re wearing a ModCloth item in a photo.
  • Send us an email ( with a link to your post and don’t forget to post your pictures on the ModCloth Style Exchange!

About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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    Richard 12/30/2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Nubby’s style and drive to create are truly inspiring.

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    c_tyler 12/30/2009 at 4:55 pm #

    I will now be reading Nubby every day! I’m so glad she put everything out there and has had such success – I aspire to her greatness!

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    Sarita 12/31/2009 at 11:38 am #

    Love her sense of style!

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    Kate 01/01/2010 at 12:01 am #

    I love how Nubby uses Michael Jackson as style inspiration.

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    Carolyn 01/01/2010 at 8:45 pm #

    I love Nubby’s own sense of style! She’s so inspiring. Plus, I love her work 🙂

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    Jazzi M 01/04/2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Nubby is so incredibly talented, stylish, and giving. Love her so much & her blog is fantastic. Well deserved spotlight!

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