Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ooh! Aah! Groups Get a Makeover

Psst.. we’ve given the Groups pages a facelift and we want you to check it out! Use the Search bar at the top of your Polyvore homepage to access your Groups.

New to Groups? Here are three we’re totally loving right now:
FAB! (Fashion Art Beauty) 
Music Fans Unite
Polyvore Interior Designers 

As always, feel free to leave us a note in the comment section below and let us know what you think of the new look!

The Polyvore Team

Friday, April 29, 2016

Because of you...we won a Webby Award!!

Thanks to your votes, Polyvore won a Webby Award for the best mobile site and app in the lifestyle category. We could not have done it without you - so we wanted to thank you SO MUCH for your continued support and love!

The Polyvore Team

Because of you...we won a Webby Award!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Style Insider at Coachella

Last week, we gave community member yellowgrapes a VIP experience of Coachella. She took over our Snapchat (polyvore) and Instagram to give you the first look at what was happening at Coachella.

Wondering how YOU can be the next Coachella Style Insider? All you have to do is get involved in the Polyvore community and create more sets to share and express yourself. Check out our Style Insider page to learn more about the program and the amazing opportunities you can experience!

Now let’s see what Jee has to say about her experience.
D A Y 2

How was it?
It was an amazing experience!!!! It was very exhilarating to be in the crowds with music lovers. It was a dream come true to see Guns N’ Roses because they are a timeless band. The atmosphere was really lively and fun. Even though my feet were killing me at the end of each day, it was all worth it. The VIP pass was really helpful because there were no lines for restrooms, water stations or food vendors. Also, it was easy to get in and out of the festival through the VIP area. I really enjoyed resting at the tents because of the nice cushions and the availability of outlets. There were so many beautiful, well-dressed people. It gave me an idea of what the trends for summer would be. The resort and the shuttle made the experience comfortable. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. I will cherish this past weekend forever.
Musician's Style: Chvrches

What was the highlight of your weekend?
It was the whole experience, but if I had to be specific, it would be the second day. The lineup was absolutely amazing, with performers like CHVRCHES, Disclosure, Ice Cube and Gun N’ Roses. Those five hours were the most memorable for me. The artists gave very good performances and got the crowd going.

Who was your favorite band?
I would say Disclosure because Sam Smith and Lorde were the guests. It was a very good surprise that made the crowd excited, and everyone was just dancing. The stages were very pretty with the lights and the screens.
Coachella Accessories TOP 4

What were the top 3 festival trends this year?
The top 3 festival trends this year were crochet everything (dresses, crop tops, shorts), circle-frame sunglasses and space buns.
Celebrity Spottings: Kendall Jenner

Did you see any celebrities?
Oh my goodness, I never, ever expected to see so many celebrities. I saw Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Kylie Jenner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Joe Jonas, The Weeknd, Bella Hadid, Sylvester Stallone, Tyler the Creator, Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia, and more.

Now that you just got back, do you have any tips for people going to Coachella?
It is very important to drink water because there were so many people passing out—I kept seeing security going back and forth to carry people out. Wear your most comfortable shoes. Don’t sacrifice comfort for fashion because at the end of the night your feet will be killing you, and you won’t be able to enjoy the performances. Cell phone service is not dependable, especially during prime times, so make sure to set up a meeting spot with your friends in case you lose each other. Also, bring cleansing wipes to wipe off all the dirt, and bring a bandana to cover your face during sand storms. The most important thing is to just have fun because those three days will fly by fast!
Continue to follow her on Polyvore and Instagram.

Don't forget to check out our Style Insider page to learn more about how you can experience Coachella, NYFW and more! Happy creating!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Closing our Remix App

Dear Polyvore Community,

Every day, we are incredibly inspired to see how you use Polyvore to express yourself and share your style with the world. In order to further improve Polyvore and make it even easier to discover and shop your favorite things, at times we have to make difficult decisions. With that in mind, we’ve decided to close our Remix app in order to focus on how we can take the primary Polyvore app to the next level.

Last year, we launched Remix to help you get inspiration how to style any item. As we watched you use the app, we learned a ton about how you incorporate trends into your daily outfits and how you create sets on your mobile phone. We’ve incorporated these learnings to help make Polyvore even better. We've recently added Collections, Contests and Menswear to the Polyvore app and plan to continue focusing on bringing awesome updates to Polyvore.

We can’t wait to see how you continue to create sets and express yourself using Polyvore on your iPhone, iPad, Android and desktop. Even though Remix is going away, any items you have liked and saved will still appear in your My Items section on Polyvore.
  • After April 22nd, Remix will be no longer available to download from the App Store
  • After May 6th, Remix will no longer be available to use on your iPhone
Thank you for all your helpful feedback. You continue to inspire us and we can’t wait to see even more of your creations. Please continue to let us know how we can make Polyvore even better and share your thoughts in the comments below or email us at help@polyvore.com.

The Polyvore Team

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Best of Polyvore: Australia Edition

From iridescent adidas trainers to mango-wood furniture, there’s no doubt about it, Australians love to shop, and they love to use Polyvore to get their daily dose of fashion inspo. On the heels of our collaboration with Yahoo7 in Oz, we took a deep dive into what makes Australian Polyvore users tick and click over the past month.

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Style Swag: Accessories Allure 
Unlike the rest of our global Polyvore community, Australians are all about accessories! In fact, 70% of Australia’s most searched for styles were either a shoe or another accessory. With this in mind, the Polyvore team dug into what exact items Australians would want to add to their wardrobe, ASAP.

Aussies on the market for new shoes might consider Down Under's most popular choice, iridescent adidas Superstars. 

Statement bags lovers tend to think #basic (but super-luxe) with the brown Givenchy Antigona.

Those on the hunt for the perfect sunnies (and who isn't?) can grab the it-girl fave: pink, round Celine specs.

#StyleGoal: Aussie’s Top Celebs 
 Just like the rest of the Polyvore community around the world, celebrities are a major source of fashion inspo for Australian fashionistas. Style heavy hitters, like the Hadid sisters and the Jenner sisters, are hot searches, but (surprise!) Aussies also want to get those White House vibes. Robin Wright (from Netflix’s House of Cards) comes in as the 4th most popular celebrity search in the last month.

Also interesting is the lack of men in the top 10 … 20 … and even 30! Coming in at #31 is Harry Styles, Australia’s most popular male celebrity style influencer. In fact, men are so unpopular in Australia’s style searches, the second most popular male search is fictional, and shares the same given name as our #1, Harry Potter.

Entertain with Ease: Aussies Love Chic Home Decor 
In addition to using Polyvore for fashion inspiration and creation, Australians flock to Polyvore to fix up their homes. In fact, Aussies are crazy for home decor, with searches for the category comprising 15% of Australia’s Top 100 Searches (global average is less than 2%).

More specifically, Australians are keen on updating their home with boho-inspired bedding and glass terrariums, as well as adding a touch of modern aesthetic with black flatware and acrylic furniture.

LocalVores: How Aussies Shop, City-To-City 
It comes at no surprise that Australia’s fashion epicenters are where the population is most dense, but what do these local shoppers have in common?

Sydney and Melbourne are the fashion hotspots of Australia, however even the smaller cities, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and Gold Coast, are punching well above their weight driving fashion searches across the country.

Aussies look at style the way fashion pros do: they invest in key, brand-name accessories to add luxury to their everyday outfits. It's a nod to how their favorite celeb, Gigi Hadid, and her fashion forward friends dress as well (#squadgoals!) Lest we think they're just like fashionistas everywhere,
Aussies turn around and surprise us with their love for Robin Wright's classic House of Cards look, as well as quirky home pieces. 

If their chic favorites in bags and shoes are any indication of how style-savvy they are Down Under, the rest of us should take note and follow suit. Terrarium, anyone?