I’m Molly, the latest addition to the ModCloth writing team. I am so excited to be here – writing about fashion is truly my dream job. I started a few weeks ago in the midst of Holiday madness, and am completely impressed by the devotion and dedication of my co-workers…not to mention their awesome outfits! I couldn’t ask for a better place to work.
I studied poetry and art history in college, and those sensibilities inform the way I view fashion. Just as each element of a poem or painting works to create a unified image, so does a properly executed outfit. It is a visual representation of who we are, and we can change perceptions of ourselves each morning simply by choosing the right outfit. I love that I get to help people do that through ModCloth!
Fashion is the most portable, changeable, and accessible art form there is. I love how it can be comical (like in Absolutely Fabulous, the best sitcom ever), serious, fanciful (a la David Bowie in Labyrinth, the best movie ever), intense, edgy (Beth Ditto comes to mind), elegant (Maggie Gyllenhall embodies it), or wild (I heart Harajuku!).
Personally, I stick to matte colors, soft dresses, and lots of layers. I often sport the ‘urban chic’ look, pairing subtle outfits with bold handbags, shocking earrings, or dramatic heels. My style is influenced by the moody greys of Pittsburgh and the British Northwest – dark, post-punk, textured – as I have lived for long periods of time in both places.
Other than fashion, my joys are my soon-to-be husband, our puppy Keith Richards, writing poetry, reading books and magazines (Bust and Nest top the list), watching Bollywood movies, and cooking. I am a total foodie (vegetarian), and frequently write restaurant reviews. Travel is essential for my sanity, and I try to do it as often as I can. Next year, I’m off to the UK and Mexico…I’ll be sure to blog about all the great looks I find there.
I’m really looking forward to hearing from you all! Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment with any thoughts or ideas you might have regarding fashion, food, travel, or tomfoolery!