Thursday, May 21, 2015

Polyvore skills on point? Create a tips and tricks video!

Do you have some special Polyvore skills you’d like to share with the community? Do other community members PM you to find out how you made your awesome sets? We’d love for you to share your knowledge by creating a tips and tricks video!

Get creative, be authentic and inspiring -- if your video is selected it could be posted on our blog, Youtube channel, community page, in newsletters, and more!
Tutorial: How To Layer Shirts

Below are some easy-to-use programs to create your video, a few ideas to get you started, and some best practices to remember when recording. Once you have uploaded your video please send the link to help@polyvore.com. If your video is selected, we’ll reach out with a “Thank You!” gift and let you know how we’re going to share it with the community. Please submit your video by June 12th, 2015!

Programs to create your video: 
  • Free Windows Screen Grab Programs: 
    • Screencast-o-Matic 
    • Hypercam 
    • CamStudio 
    • Airecam 
  • Free Mac Screen Grab Program: 
    • Screencast-o-Matic 
  • Feel free to use a program of your choice OR record using a webcam! 

Ideas to get you started: 
  • How you use shadows How you organize your items 
  • How to obtain more followers 
  • How you pick items to use in a set 
  • How do you use the custom crop feature 
  • How do you use collections 
  • How do you shop on Polyvore 
  • Any of your own ideas! 

Best Practices: 
  • Make your videos quick, digestible, and informative 
    • Keep them between 0:30 - 2:30 minutes long. 
    • Create 1 video per “tip or trick” 
  • Write a script beforehand so you don’t forget to include anything

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day! We are so incredibly thankful for all the Polyvore community mamas out there -- you are amazing! To celebrate the day, we’re featuring a very special Polyvore  mother/daughter duo, Cheyanne and Marla.

Meet Cheyanne (@chey-love) & Marla (@mar-jo):Happy Mother's Day Mom!
How did you both find Polyvore?
chey-love: I discovered Polyvore in Seventeen magazine about four years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

mar-jo: I found out about Polyvore through Cheyanne. I joined after she won a Twitter contest last year called “My Poly Pick.” She would always talk about Polyvore and try to get me to join. After she won so many cool prizes, I was definitely more interested in joining! I’m still learning, but I love it!

What do you love most about Polyvore? 
chey-love: Polyvore is my creative outlet! It brings my passion for art and fashion together. I also love finding what’s in style; it makes shopping so much more fun. I have also gained some work experience through Polyvore. Since the beginning of this year, I have worked with two companies, creating sets for them. In exchange for creating advertising (sets), I received gift cards and free merchandise. Winning the “My Poly Pick” Twitter contest was a pretty cool experience, too! I also love how I’ve met so many people from all over the world. Being able to go to the Polyvore meetup last year was amazing because I was able to meet, in person, the members that I follow on Polyvore. After the meetup, I’ve managed to keep in contact with the members I met. We are friends on Facebook, and we follow each other on Instagram.

mar-jo: I love how Polyvore has it all. I love home d├ęcor and fashion. I love dreaming up my dream house while dreaming up what I’d put in my dream closet! At night, I love making sets on my phone before I go to bed. It’s a way for me to relax after a long day.

How has Polyvore affected your life?
chey-love: We both went to the meetup at the Polyvore headquarters in Mountain View last November. It was the most amazing experience. Doing it together made it even more amazing! It was a great bonding experience, meeting everyone and seeing where Polyvore lives. The meetup made us love Polyvore even more.

mar-jo: Experiencing the Polyvore meetup together definitely brought us closer together. But I also love the nights when Cheyanne comes in my room and we lie on my bed and make sets together. It is a fun hobby we do together that has brought us closer together. Plus, when we go shopping, we see things we saw on Polyvore and we are like, “I just saw this on Polyvore!” It makes shopping together more fun!My Mom's Fab Sense Of Style!

What’d you get from YOUR mama? Create a set to celebrate her and her fabulous style!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Polyvore moms.

XO,
Polyvore

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NEW: Clipper on Android

Dear Polyvore Community,

You’ve been asking for a Clipper on the Android, so we made it happen! AND it’s super easy to use! You can now clip from any other app on your Android device or from any website you are browsing.
How does it work? Make sure you have the most current version of the app, and you’re ready to start:
  1. In the Android browser or other Android app, when you see an image you like, select the “share” option from the browser’s action bar or the menu button from the Android app where you see that image 
  2. Click “share.” Polyvore will appear as one of the options 
  3. Share to Polyvore
That’s it!

We’ll pull up the images for you to clip and you can select as many images as you would like to bring into Polyvore.

After you clip in (share) your items, you can check out your clipped items on Polyvore in a cool new shortcut: In your Android notifications, you will see your new clipped items in “My items” in the Polyvore app with just one touch.
For details on how to clip from another app, go here and for details on how to clip from the Android browser go here.

Happy clipping!

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tonight: Join us on the Interwebs for a Polyvore Cocktail Hour!


We're in NYC tonight at 6:30 PM ET chatting with reporters from some of your favorite publications about all things Polyvore. We want YOU to join the party, too. Our very own editorial curator, Amy Wicks, will be on hand to answer some of your burning questions.

Follow the event on Twitter and ask Amy anything using #PVCocktailHour. Whatever's on your mind -- "Who's your favorite designer?" "What do you love most about Polyvore Remix?" or maybe "What's your favorite spring trend?". Answers will be tweeted out all night long.

Hope to "see" you there!
The Polyvore Team




Friday, April 24, 2015

Polyvore’s New Promoted Trends Connect Brands and Shoppers Searching for Style Inspiration

By Arnie Gullov-Singh, Chief Operating Officer

People from all over the world visit Polyvore to discover how to style the latest trends. Today, we’re introducing another way for brands and retailers to connect with our global community of influential shoppers: Promoted Trends.

Promoted Trends give brands and retailers the opportunity to highlight trending products and styles via integration across our desktop and mobile web sites. With Promoted Trends, we’re providing an engaging native advertising experience to attract shoppers already searching for the latest trends. We’re excited to launch Promoted Trends with luxury fashion retailer LUISAVIAROMA as our first partner on Monday, April 27th.
Polyvore’s global community of shoppers have created over 150 million shoppable outfits to show how their favorite products go together. With Promoted Trends, brands can now drive engagement around the trends that are most important to them, and provide even more style inspiration to Polyvore’s community.

Promoted Trends are the latest way we’re helping brands and retailers maximize their overall presence with our global community of influential shoppers. In addition to Promoted Trends, we offer other paid programs that amplify brands’ organic activity and that put their products in front of more shoppers. Interested in participating in the new Promoted Trends program? Check out our business page for more details.