Friday, November 20, 2015

Polyvore Style Insider Meetup Fall 2015 With Rebecca Minkoff

On November 9th, Polyvore community members came to San Francisco for a special meetup event with @RebeccaMinkoff! Some members came from as far as Australia and Japan.

Check out photos from our day, which included an intimate lunch at 25 Lusk. This is one of the most treasured moments we've had with our members, as we get to learn their individual Polyvore stories. Members got a chance to meet the Polyvore team and dish out all their feedback and their wishlist of features. After that, members visited the Rebecca Minkoff store where they got to meet designer Rebecca Minkoff and Polyvore’s CEO Jess Lee to talk about all things fashion and tech.

We are so thankful to have our community members travel all the way to San Francisco, and we are so lucky to have such a loving and kind community. It was our pleasure to meet every one of you.

 In addition, we are very grateful to all who helped make the event one of a kind for our members: @Sweatybetty, @berkshire-blanket, @intermixonline, @carnetdemode, @luxurydivas, @titikaactive and @bareMinerals!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Snap And Style Your Photos With Our New Camera Feature!

How many times have you snapped a photo and wished you could easily include it in one of your Polyvore looks? As one of our top requests, we’re over-the-moon excited to announce we’ve added the ability to upload your own photos to Polyvore! 

Simply take a pic (or upload one from your phone’s camera roll) to create personalized outfits on our Android and iOS apps, or get styling ideas for the things you own (and want) with Polyvore Remix!

New: Camera on Polyvore Apps!

Create Personalized Outfits With Your Photos 
Give your Polyvore looks a personal touch and share them with the world. Add photos (and selfies!) of your favorite items from your wardrobe to create new outfits. 
  • Download our Android or iOS app and open the “Create” tab and tap on the “Camera” icon 
  • Snap a pic or upload one from your camera roll to start creating new looks and styles! 

Get Styling Ideas for Things You Own and Want

Get inspiration for how to style pieces you’ve discovered at your favorite store (or the back of your closet!) 
  • Download Polyvore Remix and tap on “Camera” on the bottom right to snap a pic or select one from your camera roll 
  • Crop, select a category and you’ll get instant outfit ideas from our style community! 

Already have the Polyvore apps and/or Polyvore Remix? Make sure you update your apps to see the new camera feature! 

We’ve really been looking forward to sharing this update with you and would love to hear what you think. Please share your feedback in the comments below and, if you have any questions, ask us on Twitter using #PolyvoreCameraQ! The Polyvore Team will be responding to each and every one of you all week long.


The Polyvore Team

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fashion Week 411: See & Style the Best Runway Trends

With Fashion Week just around the corner, we made it easy for you to see and style the best from the runways, from New York to Paris. Whether you follow our Snapchat stories or browse our homepage on the regular, you can get the fashion 411 with Polyvore!

5 Ways to Get in on the Fashion Week Action

1. Check out our homepage daily.

New today, the Fashion Week feature is your go-to for the coolest collections coming down the runway, the hottest trends you’ve gotta see and tips for how to get the looks off the runway, right now. You’ll also find awesome Fashion Week sets created by our community.

2. Follow our SS16 NYFW Community Correspondents, Style Icons Haley (AKA pagesbyhayley) and Annie (AKA rosyfilm).

These two fabulous Style Icons will be reporting LIVE from Fashion Week on Snapchat (polyvore), Instagram (@polyvore) and in sets on our homepage. Expect action from the runways, behind the scenes and on the stylish streets of NYC.

3. Use #PolyvoreNYFW to see all the action and to share your own sets.

We’ll be tagging all things Fashion Week on Polyvore, Instagram and Twitter using #PolyvoreNYFW. Show us how YOU’D style your favorite runway looks by tagging your sets, too! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

4. Don’t miss Yahoo! Style Live on September 11th.

Tune in online at 10 AM ET and you may spot our Fashion Editor, Amy Wicks, alongside THE Joe Zee, chatting about runway shows and styles from Fashion Week.

5. Enter a Polyvore contest.

From Sept 8th - 13th, we’ll be holding a Rebecca Minkoff contest where you’ll get a first look at her runway collection. Then, from Sept 11th - 13th, enter the Yahoo! Style contest.

What is your favorite thing about Fashion Week? Let us know!

The Polyvore Team

Friday, September 4, 2015

Meet Our SS16 NYFW Community Correspondents!

The Spring/Summer 2016 collections will descend upon the runways next week at New York Fashion Week and we're super excited to announce this season's Polyvore Community Correspondents. Meet Style Icons pagesbyhayley and rosyfilm, who are both traveling internationally to New York City to be your eyes and ears at the NYFW runways!

Get to know our correspondents:
Meet Hayley (AKA pagesbyhayley)!
Hi, I’m Hayley. I’m a 20-year old from London. I studied at a fashion college and have now gone on to work in the magazine business. I joined Polyvore nearly 3 years ago after starting my fashion blog. I decided to join as I thought it was the perfect way to show my creative styling skills.

Your most anticipated SS16 collection(s)? 
I’m so excited to see Tommy Hilfiger, Zimmerman and BCBGMAXAZRIA.

How do you plan to use Polyvore to keep up with Fashion Week? 
I’ll be making sets for every show I attend to show my followers the up-and-coming trends. I’ll also be making street style sets, taking inspiration from the celebs’ off-duty looks.

Anyone you're hoping to spot around NYFW? 
I’d love to see bloggers such as We Wore What, Song of Style, Kayture and The Blonde Salad. I’d also love to see Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. It would be amazing to see them in a show as well, as they are both my favorite models.

What are your Fashion Week essentials?
Community correspondent NYFW 2015 what's in my bag?

Keep up with Hayley on Polyvore, Instagram & her blog.

Meet Annie (AKA rosyfilm)!
I'm an 18 year old named Annie and I'm currently in university double-majoring in communications/media and art history. In the future I definitely want to work in the PR/Media sector of the fashion industry. I love to take pictures, watch movies and browse online or in books for inspirations during my spare time.

​I joined Polyvore about 2 years ago and the main reason I joined was to get inspiration from the community. I started to consistently make sets after several months of joining and I'm so glad I got into making them!

What are you most excited to report back to the Polyvore community?
I'm really excited to share the fashion, beauty and hair trends that appear both on the runway and off from a perspective of another community member!

Your most anticipated SS16 collection(s)?
Some of them are Opening Ceremony, Kye, Alexander Wang, Tibi, Rebecca Minkoff, Victoria Beckham, The Row, Tommy Hilfiger, Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, and Michael Kors!

How do you plan to use Polyvore to keep up with Fashion Week?
I'll be making sets throughout fashion week inspired by the trends that I see in different SS16 collections.

What does your Fashion Week survival kit include?

What's In My Bag for NYFW

Keep up with Annie on Polyvore, Instagram & her blog.

Follow all things NYFW from Sept 10-17 on our Fashion Week Homepage (coming soon!) and stay up to date with what's coming down the runways by following @polyvore on Instagram and Polyvore on Snapchat!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Polyvore + Yahoo = ♥♥

Dear Polyvore Community,

I’m excited to share some big news with you: Polyvore has agreed to be acquired by Yahoo!
The last 8 years have been an incredible journey for Polyvore.

We couldn’t have done it without you, the amazing Polyvore community!

You are the creators who breathe life & color into Polyvore’s blank canvas. You are the trendsetters who leave your stamp on the world of style, making it more democratic, inclusive and positive.

Without you, there would be no Polyvore. Thank you for all your support over the years.

Polyvore started out in 2007 as the brainchild of 3 ex-Yahoo engineers, Jianing Hu, Guangwei Yuan and Pasha Sadri. I was an early Polyvore user who wrote in with compliments and complaints, got hired as the first product manager, and eventually became CEO. My heart started with the Polyvore community and will always remain there.

Going forward, Polyvore will still be the same Polyvore that you love, but we’ll have more resources to make it even bigger & better. Our mission of empowering people to feel good about their style will stay the same. We’ll continue to add cool new product features and roll out new perks for top members. We’ve accomplished a lot on our own, but together with Yahoo we can take Polyvore to its fullest potential.

Jess Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Polyvore

Please note the transaction is subject to satisfying customary closing conditions

Breakfast with Polyvore members
Our first ever Polyvore meetup, with mychanel, painthead and golestaneh

Lauren Bagliore
Polyvore members on the runway at Fashion Week

We love getting love letters
We keep all your love letters. Our office is decorated primarily with your sets and other artwork!

@Polyvore in the pages of @LuckyMag!
One of our first ever mentions in a fashion magazine. I think this was Lucky Mag. We were so excited!!

Polyvore members photographed in Lucky magazine!
Fast forward to today, and we have Polyvore members *starring* in fashion magazine shoots. How far we’ve come : )

Had an awesome time today hanging out with Polyvore community members at our meetup event! We are so lucky to have such amazing, talented, supportive, kind users. It was inspiring to hear their stories. #greatday
Much love always to the Polyvore community.