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July Editorial Superlatives

July Editorial Superlatives

It’s the first day of the month of July, so that means July magazines are out! While we’re all for whimsical and visually-appealing editorials, sometimes you have to laugh at how serious fashion takes itself. Check out our favorite bests & worsts, as awarded by The Cut. Best Side-Eye A GIF is demanded!  Vogus Paris,...
The Darkroom

The Darkroom

  I learned three things at the Darkroom, a benefit auction held by the Columbia College’s Museum of Contemporary Photography on Thursday night. One: the MoCP can, most definitely, throw a party. Two: photo-booths are far more exciting when you’re surrounded by images up for auction by incredibly talented photographers, like Barbara Crane, Ross Sawyers...
My Florence

My Florence

If you haven’t heard of Art Shay, you’d probably recognize his work. For over six decades, his photographs have appeared in Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated – he’s the Chicago photo-journalist. And by his side, for nearly seventy years, was her.   Art met Florence at a summer camp in 1942, when they were both 20-year-old counselors. The photo above is...
New App Prints Smartphone Pictures For Free

New App Prints Smartphone Pictures For Free

As much as we love digging up old photos on Facebook from our awkward years (or more specifically, digging up old photos of our friends in their awkward years), actual printed photographs are so much better to have for those nostalgic moments. Call us old-fashioned, but there’s nothing like having actual prints that you can...
Pretty Quick: Beauty Made Simple

Pretty Quick: Beauty Made Simple

Chicago is finally keeping up with New York City and LA. Not only do we now have a Dry Bar, we now have a website to book all of our beauty appointments! Pretty Quick is a convenient online platform to book appointments with your go to stylist in advance or when you need to find...
Refinery29 Chicago Internship- Apply TODAY!

Refinery29 Chicago Internship- Apply TODAY!

Looking to try something new this new year? MODA loves Refinery29 (it may be our favorite site to scope out during classes, but our professors don’t need to know that…) and the multi-media blog is looking for some editorial interns based in Chicago! Duties will include everything from photo research to building stories to sharpening your...
The Hideout

The Hideout

We arrive at around 10 to a DJ mixing entrancing tracks against a projected circle of blurry, psychedelic branches in the wind. A second opener goes up on stage, in patterned sweaters, jeans and sneakers. The crowd sways and nods in the little dark room swallowed by string lights. They sound a little like the...
Beyoncé. That Is All.

Beyoncé. That Is All.

At midnight on December 13, 2013 Beyoncé released her self-titled album, “Beyoncé,” complete with 14 new songs and 18 new videos. Featuring collaborations with her Destiny’s Child ladies , Jay Z, and Pharrell, Beyoncé  has just fulfilled any and all of our Christmas wishes. Check out (or on it…) her visual album and the album on...
Better Than Hallmark

Better Than Hallmark

Maybe you are only exchanging cards and want to find something special, maybe you are bored with Hallmark , or maybe you are just too lazy to walk to CVS; either way, MODA has uncovered some of the best holiday cards for the season. From funny to beautiful, festive to random, there are cards for...
Six Artists to Follow

Six Artists to Follow

Instagram is a portal into the art world, with networks of artists spanning the globe. Here are a couple standouts worth following: Charmaine Olivia, San Francisco. Olivia uses vibrantly pigmented oil paints to depict whimsical, tortured, hyper-realistic women that perfectly complement Olivia’s own majestic lifestyle. Guim Tio, Barcelona. Tio’s eye-catching portraits begin as photographs from...
The Everygirl Gets a Makeover

The Everygirl Gets a Makeover

  One of our favorite Chicago blogs, The Everygirl, a women’s lifestyle blog featuring home tours, career profiles, travel recommendations, fashion finds, health articles and inspiring stories about women, just launched their new, redesigned site in addition to a brand new product line. The new site is much more streamlined and easy to navigate and...
Friday Links

Friday Links

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