Meet Molly

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Hi, Everyone!

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.

and Profiling…

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 or leave me a comment with any thoughts or ideas you might have regarding fashion, food, travel, or tomfoolery!

Take care!

7 Responses to Meet Molly

  1. Lindsay 12/10/2008 at 3:33 pm #

    We are so happy to have you!

  2. Deanna 12/10/2008 at 3:51 pm #

    Molly officially has the best taste in movies at ModCloth.

  3. Mya 12/10/2008 at 6:47 pm #

    hi, i was just wanted to make sure this is the real deal, i love all the clothes but ever since a bad experience with online shopping i am always very hesitant in doing so. i love the style i almost dont want to tell any of my friends about it cause i want everything and if they got something that i wanted i would not be happy. my e-mail is there re-assure me please christmas is soon and my mom has a lot of shopping to do for me. i want everything to be from here!

  4. Jaclyn 12/10/2008 at 9:42 pm #

    You need to check out the amazing australian designers =) I was never addicted to fashion until I studied there. There are so many mod cloth worthy ones.

    and you must go to New Zealand if you love travel =).

  5. Angela 12/11/2008 at 8:48 am #

    Molly, you bring up a good point about your fashion being inspired by the places you’ve lived in for periods of time. Place is definitly a factor in one’s personal fashion. I guess that’s obvious with weather and local social climate, but I think it goes even deeper than that. Is a place full of wildly independent people who care not to follow trends? Is a place full of conservative elders who inspire a certain rebellion in the young ones?

    Cool post!

  6. Sannah 12/13/2008 at 1:21 pm #

    I love the Mod Cloth blogs and I’m excited to read yours! That is great that you fell into your dream job. It has always been my dream to write for fashion as well, and hopefully I will get an opportunity like this one day! Congrats!

  7. mik 12/22/2008 at 10:16 am #

    omg….the Labyrinth gave me night mares…i freak out when ever i see that movie.
    honestly, its a scary movie. especially all the hands passing her down…ahhhh!

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