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The Written Wardrobe

2011 February 16

Writing and fashion don’t always seem to go together, but the two do complement each other in many ways (thus the existence of this very blog!). ModCloth recognizes that potential for a harmonious relationship, and they’ve always done a good job of bringing words and style together by writing quality descriptions of each of their pieces, giving each piece a distinctive personality with fun titles, and running a great blog. Now, ModCloth has further illustrated their commitment to the marriage of words and style with The Written Wardrobe, an online compilation of essays, poems, and stories about clothing. Pieces are divided into poetry and prose, and then further placed into several categories: love letters, creating, realizations, standing out, and strong ties. Subjects range from lipstick to jewelry to sweatshirts to swimsuits to dresses; from family bonds to keepsakes to self-image.

The collection is a demonstration of just how much personal style and the items we own are more than just stuff in our closet–it projects our self-image, the way we present ourselves, the way certain items of clothing can carry memories and aspirations. Those shorts with my college logo are not only something I wear to the gym–they’re the first thing I bought during freshmen orientation, they’re a relic from a different part of my life.

The Written Wardrobe is accepting submissions for the next issue from February 1, 2011- August 1, 2011. Check the website for more details.

*Image via Pale Girl in the City

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  1. February 16, 2011

    This sounds like a delightful idea. I wish I had something clever written to submit!

  2. February 16, 2011

    Hm, this is quite cool! Their website is SO cool too with all the different scroll-over effects. Thanks for letting us know about it; I’ll have to bookmark it and think if I can come up with anything brilliant over the next few months.

  3. February 17, 2011

    This is a wonderful shout out! Thank you!


    nonfiction editor, The Written Wardrobe

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