A little bit of vintage appeal and some sweet sassy geek is how we think of the clothes and accessories available from online shop ModCloth. The site even held a weeklong celebration of all things geek that included Daleks, grammar nerds, and killer gadgets. Which is precisely why we asked ModCloth founder Susan Gregg Koger to share her picks for chic geek finds from the shop. From Star Wars kitchen tools to shocking power sources, check out what Susan is gifting friends this year.
As gadget junkies, we're almost as enthusiastic for the chic accessories that house our tech finds as for the gadgets themselves, so when we find one especially darling, it has to be shouted from the top of the nearest Internet mountain. The latest to catch our eye? This neon yellow, faux leather Melie Bianco tablet case ($53) with detachable shoulder and wrist strap.
At nine inches tall and 13 inches long, the envelope-style clutch is the perfect fit for iPads and most other tablet models. That neon yellow is the perfect welcome to Summer, and it has us dreaming of toting the clutch to a bright café and spending lazy afternoons, tablet in hand, catching up on the latest tech news.
The team at ModCloth is always two steps ahead in the world of all things cute and fashionable, so it comes as no surprise that they're also crafters with a tech edge. If photography is more your forte than sewing, this camera strap DIY requires only basic skills and some old fabric lying around the house.
Use an old flannel shirt, fabric belt, or even material from a worn-out pair of boots to make a wrist strap or a vacation-ready around-the-neck strap with lining. We might make a thrift store run to find a red plaid just like the fabric that ModCloth used! Check out the full how-to on their blog.
Lomography cameras come with that certain "something" all on their own, but toss these La Sardina 22mm Fisheye Lens Lomos in front of a shutterbug, and they won't be able to resist. Vintage enthusiasts will love the retro style of the Lomo film units, and fashionistas will dig the bright and bold patterns of the outside skin. All three — Cubic ($110), Domino ($70), and Sea Pride ($60) — use the same 35mm film you remember using as a kid, and can be processed if you can find a place that still does that sort of thing in your 'hood.
Maybe I've been spending too much time with my 3-year-old niece or maybe I'm just starting to come around to it, but I actually like these Hello Kitty laptop sleeves — and I'm not usually a Hello Kitty fan. The Hello Lovey and Welcome Home, Kitty laptop cases ($45 each) feature cute Hello Kitty designs while protecting your 13" laptop.
Click through the slideshow for more images of these cute sleeves. — my niece would approve, but I love them, too!
Modcloth, purveyors of a wealth of vintage-inspired wares (second only to my love of Urban Outfitters), has two new options for professing your camera love: the Stick With It Magnet Set ($10) and the Sweet Snapshots Air Freshener ($6).
Both feature sweet yellow, vintage, plastic cameras, awesome for their kitsch factor and adorably affordable (the air freshener comes in pink, too!). And both are fun ways to declare your vintage geek.
For Spring 2011, we fell in love with the adorable pup that walked the Mulberry show. Then, we saw Givenchy's Fall 2011 collection featuring wild cat motifs. We're completely on board, but the challenge is to find a way that exhibits our animal-loving spirit, albeit in a chic manner. These totally fierce and very gorgeous animal-inspired accessories from Jenny Bird, Verameat, and Ashley Pittman are our answer. Click to see.
For those who have been surviving the snow, ice, wind, and cold for what feels like an eternity, cheer up because Spring is only three weeks away! We'll be focusing on getting our Spring and Summer style in order this month, and to kick it off we have all the things to get us through the transitional weather — layering knits, new denim silhouettes, and chunky platforms to wear with socks are just the start. Click through our top 10 must haves this month and start making your shopping list.
It's not often that I run across something so well put together in one afternoon, so I thought I'd share my shopping finds with you retro-styled geeks that love a little bit of vintage flair to go with your gadgets. First, enter the 13-inch MacBook Air ($1,300) — a featherweight laptop that can go with you just about anywhere. Add in a handmade Etsy purple corduroy CushCase ($24) to keep it like new, and a canvas and leather ModCloth Fog City Sunset Bag ($254) that takes you back to the days of acid wash jeans, and you have a perfectly hipsterized trio that will last you at least until the '80s trend is over.
Take a closer look at the laptop case and the bag (you know you're craving it, too) in the slideshow! Happy shopping!