Thursday, April 17, 2014

Polyvore Members at Coachella

Last weekend, community members vanessanaataly and ilianavilla attended Coachella as Polyvore Community Correspondents. The hot weekend was filled with good music, great trend spotting and celebrities all around. Get the full scoop from Vanessa and Iliana.

Vanessa at Coachella
How was it? 
The VIP experience at Coachella was amazing and very comfortable. We spent a lot of our time in the VIP tents because the tents have shade which is terribly hard to find outside of the tents. They also have air-conditioned bathrooms and the lines aren't as long as the ones outside of the tent. The tents have these huge fans which spray mist and really help us freshen up. The VIP experience was just absolutely one-of-a-kind.

What was the highlight of your weekend? 
The highlight of my experience was being able to share this with my sister. We typically do everything together; we are very close. Being able to share with this not just one, but all of my sisters, was truly amazing. And thanks to Polyvore for allowing my sister and me to be the #communitycorrespondents for this event. It was amazing!

Iliana and Vanessa
Music music music….tell us everything!
There were many amazing bands at Coachella. I watched Cage The Elephant, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Pharrell, Kid Cudi, The Head and the Heart, Zoe, GROUPLOVE and more. Of all the groups we did watch, my favorites include Zoe and GROUPLOVE. These bands, to me, were spectacular. GROUPLOVE, with their performance, gave off such a great vibe. It made me dance and jump. Regardless of being in the heat, they didn't have pouty faces. They had big smiles, and you could tell that they were really into the music. To me, that is something really great to do while on stage, and not everyone can pull it off. As for Zoe, I was really excited to see them perform live because I've liked them since I was a little girl. To watch them live was just amazing.

Did you see any celebrities?
 At Coachella, it's so difficult to distinguish people there since there are thousands and thousands of people. Fortunately, my sister and I were able to spot a couple celebrities: Camilla Belle and Emma Roberts. That was quite the experience.

Any tips for anyone going to Coachella?
There are so many tips I would like to give to anyone going to Coachella, especially since this was my first time going, First of all, stay hydrated because it gets really hot, and you wouldn't want to end up in the hospital due to dehydration or end up getting heat stroke. I recommend you take hats and sunglasses and sunscreen since the sun is really hot there. You wouldn't want to get sunburned. Overall, my advice is to have fun! For me, those three days went by so fast because of how fun this festival is. There are so many great bands to see. Just take your time, go see whoever you want to see and live in the moment. Oh, and one last thing, wear comfortable shoes!
Coachella Essentials


Tell us about Coachella, Ilianna
I had never been to the Coachella Festival and the VIP experience, for me, was really impressive. I mean, there were so many perks, I couldn't even keep up. We had shade, which I heard was harder to find outside of the tents; we had exclusive food vendors that sold incredible food; we had exclusive bathrooms that were air conditioned, clean and had shorter lines than at the general bathrooms. My favorite part was the Samsung Galaxy Owner's tent. Since my sister and I are Samsung Galaxy owners, we had access to free massages, and we got our batteries exchanged for new ones once they lost their charge. We had private lockers and so much more. It was really great, all thanks to Polyvore.

Iliana at Coachella
What was the highlight of your experience?
The highlight of my experience, I think, was the entire thing. There was never a dull moment in this experience. It was actually pretty cool how we met a couple girls there who told us that they follow us on Polyvore. We asked if we could take a picture of their outfits to send to Polyvore and they told us they use the site and that they already follow us. That was pretty cool.

Who was your favorite band? 
I saw almost all the bands I had originally planned on seeing. The highlight band of the entire weekend was Zoe because they represent the Mexican culture, to me, and they’re playing at this great event. Their performance, along with the fact that they performed there, inspired my sister and me to try to perform there next year. We will do everything in our power to be able to perform there next year. We will do it; we believe we can.

COACHELLA - My Favorite Band: ZOE



Any tips for anyone going to Coachella? 
Coachella is three days, so I would advise you to shower as often as you can because of all the dirt flying around. You will need the shower. Take a water bottle you can refill. Polyvore was generous enough to give my sister and me a metal water bottle and it was extremely helpful for us. Wear plenty of sunscreen, you'll need it! The sun is so bright that it can really leave you with a bad sunburn. Take plenty of sunglasses and hats! Be prepared because there is plenty of wind and sun. And bands! I recommend you watch as many bands as you can, there are so many new acts you can see, plus some that you already know, but explore. Last but not least, be safe!

Check out the Coachella coverage here:



Popular on Polyvore: Music Festival Style

Polyvore members are the ultimate arbiters of style. Regardless of their fashion backgrounds or zip codes, they can easily identify the trends that are about to take off and, even better, they know how to style them. From fringed tees to water bottles to clear sunglasses, here are the of-the-moment goods that stole their attention – and their cash money! – this week.

+ Click through to see the items that are trending, then sound off in the comments and let us know what your favorite item is.

Fringe Benefits: Rockin' T-Shirts
Fringe is right up there with cutoffs and crop tops as a must-have music festival fashion staple. This is an easy style to rock, whether you wear it with a skater skirt or with high-waisted shorts.


Drink Up: 18 Colorful Reusable Water Bottles
With great music comes scorching weather. Just don't forget to keep yourself hydrated! Save money and the environment by cliquing up with these stylish reusable water bottles.


Under $100: Clear Sunglasses
Whether you're jetting off to Coachella this weekend or just looking for a new pair of trendy sunnies for spring, you can't go wrong with a pair of clear sunglasses. Score a few extra style points by rocking a colorful pair, in orange, green or purple.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Popular on Polyvore: Spring Essentials and Pixelated Décor

Polyvore members are the ultimate arbiters of style. Regardless of their fashion backgrounds or zip codes, they can easily identify the trends that are about to take off and, even better, they know how to style them. From spring wardrobe essentials to pixel-patterned décor to floral body-con dresses, here are the of-the-moment goods that stole their attention – and their cash money! – this week.

+ Click through to see the items that are trending, then sound off in the comments and let us know what your favorite item is.

Spring Cleaning: 15 Style Essentials
Whether you have a sunny vacation on the horizon or you just need a few new pieces for spring, take a look at these style essentials!



Bit by Bit: Pixel Pattern Home Décor
Looking to add a future-perfect touch to your home décor? Try out one of these pixel-patterned pieces!



Flower Girl: 18 Body-Con Dresses
Get ready to strut your stuff in one of these floral body-con dresses. The long sleeves will keep you warm on those nights when you don't want to bother with a jacket.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Did You Know...You Can Spring Clean on Polyvore?

Did you know: you can get your Spring Clean on by organizing the things you love on Polyvore? Whether you use the "organize items" button on your profile or build categorized collections as you shop, everything's easier to find when sorted all neat and tidy! 


Spring Cleaning! Top Set for 3/18/2014

Spring Cleaning! Top Set for 3/18/2014 by maryv-1 on Polyvore

  • The Organizer page is accessible via your profile page under the "More" drop-down menu and can help you quickly filter, tag, or delete your saved items
  • Building categorized collections (such as "wishlist," "owned," or even "dream big"!) can help you keep things straight. Then, as you shop, you can use the "+ collection" button on the item page to add and sort things you find
  • Having clean, organized items really helps when creating. You can easily find your saved items while in the editor by filtering by tags
Polyvore Spring Cleaning

Polyvore Spring Cleaning by cb-hula featuring a green purse

FAQ:

Q. Where can I find the Organizer? 

A. You can find the Organizer from your profile page inside the "More" drop-down menu. You can also find it on your activity page as the Organize Items link.

Q. How can I better organize my items?

A. You can organize your items by tagging them in the Organizer. Create tags by entering your custom label into the "tag selected items with..." bar. You can apply more than one tag at a time to your selected items by separating your labels with a comma in the bar. You can later access the items by their individual tags.

Q. How do I remove items from My Items?

A. Go to the item's page and select the heart button. That should unlike the item. You can also unlike items in bulk if you go to the Organizer from your activity page. When you are in the Organizer, you can select multiple items at once and use the "delete" button. Please keep in mind that if you inadvertently unlike items, we cannot retrieve them for you. You'll need to find them and add them to your items again.

Q. I need more info on using items on Polyvore. Can you help?

A. Sure! Visit our Items help page for even more info.

BONUS!

Now that you know how to organize your items into categorized collections, show us what's on your wishlist by sharing your collection with us on Twitter using #PolyvoreWishlist! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Popular on Polyvore: Cat Sweaters and Bento Boxes

Polyvore members are the ultimate arbiters of style. Regardless of their fashion backgrounds or zip codes, they can easily identify the trends that are about to take off and, even better, they know how to style them. From cat sweaters to bento boxes to cute kitty manicures, here are the of-the-moment goods that stole their attention – and their cash money! – this week.

+ Click through to see the items that are trending, then sound off in the comments and let us know what your favorite item is.

Cat Lady: 12 Cute Sweaters
Every few years, cat-themed sweaters come back in fashion. So why not jump on this adorable trend by shopping for an adorable sweater that will work perfectly on those chilly spring nights? Cat people, unite!


Happy Meal: Fun Bento Boxes
Takeout, anyone? Be the talk of the lunch room with these modern bento boxes that are designed to neatly store several kinds of food in one little compact container.


Polishing Off the Week: Kitty Cat Manicure
Check out the cutest manicure of the week: an adorable black cat.