Monday, September 1, 2014

Meet Our SS15 NYFW Community Correspondents!

Fashion Week descends upon New York City this week and we're thrilled to experience the Spring/Summer 2015 collections through the eyes of our Polyvore members, once again. This season, gabrielle-pedriani, minnieromanovich and piccolamarisa will be attending NYFW as Polyvore Community Correspondents! They'll be checking out shows and presentations throughout the week and reporting back on runway trends and street style. We can't wait!

Get to know more about our fabulous correspondents.


Meet Gabby (gabrielle-pedriani)!

Heyo! My name is Gabrielle and I just (irresponsibly yet enthusiastically) moved from Wisconsin to NYC less than a month ago. I've always wanted to do it - and it finally got to the point where I was desperate enough to take the leap. 

I do truly think that my not-New York upbringing gives me a unique perspective on fashion, and I'm excited to connect with others who feel that New York's version of Fashion-with-a-capital-F is unrelatable. So here I am, making my way through the mecca (of everything) (except for maybe cheese) (and cows) (go #WI) that is NYC. I'm a self-proclaimed fashion nerd; not only in the sense that I'm a nerd and like fashion (though that's mostly it) but because I like to get nerdy about fashion topics, i.e. overanalyze them to the point of exhaustion. 

For example: Why do we wear what we wear? Blog what we blog? Follow who we follow? Lots of questions, far fewer answers. ;)


Q. Your most anticipated SS15 collection(s)?
A. Well, Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant & Céline are some of my favorites to watch, for trendspotting's sake. I love seeing what Rebecca Minkoff & Dannijo do because they're so in touch with bloggers. Coach's first ready to wear collection was essentially how I'd dress if I had limitless funds- so I'm looking forward to seeing that evolve (and the inevitable drool that'll come with it). And Zimmerman because, as annoying as this sounds, Australians do it better. 

Q. How do you plan to use Polyvore to keep up with Fashion Week?
A. I love using Polyvore during Fashion Week because I'm able to see collections through others' eyes. There are so many talented people using Polyvore and I'm excited to see the collections from their perspectives. I also like making sets of my own- not only those that are inspired by the shows themselves, but some that reflect the styles that I see on the street, that I'm wearing, and what I wish I could wear. 

Q. Anyone you're hoping to spot around NYFW? 
A. Is Ryan Gosling an acceptable answer? I'd also like to see Anna. Maybe we could have a quick chat. JK. But maybe. 



Look Sharp Sconnie "Survives" NYFW :)

Look Sharp Sconnie "Survives" NYFW :) by gabrielle-pedriani featuring a bare essentials mascara

Keep up with Gabby on Polyvore, Instagram, Twitter, & her blog!


Meet Minnie (minnieromanovich)!

My name is Minnie Romanovich and I live in Manhattan with my husband and cat. I'm a fashion stylist, running my own company, Dressed to Skill. As a Marie Claire Master Stylist, I also style/consult with clients via Keaton Row


Q. What are you most excited to report back to the Polyvore community? 
A. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to capture key fashion moments through my photographs as well as report on what trends stand out to me on the runway and on the street. It's exciting to be a part of NYFW both as a Polyvore member and correspondent, as well as a professional stylist, and I'm hoping to communicate a broad perspective of the events to a wide audience of fashion enthusiasts. 

Q. Your most anticipated SS15 collection?
A. Burberry Prorsum and Nicole Miller's resort wear. 

Q. How do you plan to use Polyvore to keep up with Fashion Week?
A. Polyvore is always my go-to for keeping up with both current and upcoming trends, as well as fashion forecasts and street wear. During Fashion Week, especially, it's a reliable source of information about established and upcoming designers, emerging talents in the world of fashion and couture, as well as style bloggers. 

Q. Anyone you're hoping to spot around NYFW?
A. Tim Gunn! Everyone's favorite make-it-work guy. 




NYFW - Sep '14

NYFW - Sep '14 by minnieromanovich featuring a nude lipstick

Keep up with Minnie on Polyvore, Instagram, & Twitter!


Meet Marisa (piccolamarisa)! 

Hi, my name is Marisa and I'm piccola (small). I turned twenty-four on August 31st and moved to Brooklyn on September 1st. I work in retail fashion in the Soho area of Manhattan. I have a blog called Piccola Marisa. On my blog, I share my personal style, my personal struggle with alterations and budgets, and, of course, my Polyvore sets. Sprinkled in between my Polyvore dream closet and my real life are my musings of a tiny single girl living in a big city. I'm really excited to start my new adventure! 


Q. Your most anticipated SS15 collection?
A. Timo Weiland's show is definitely one that I'm looking forward to. I haven't heard of many people who have an interest in both performing and visual arts. I read that while at Vanderbilt University, Weiland minored in vocal performance. I majored in theater and am now pursuing fashion so it will be interesting to see if great minds really do think alike. 

Q. What are you most excited to report back to the Polyvore community?
A. The overall experience! I have never been to Fashion Week before. It has always been a dream of mine to take in. I hope I can share with other members what it really feels like to be there. It's so amazing to have the opportunity to share my favorite trends from SS15 shows in real time. Thanks again to Polyvore for this opportunity!

Q. Anyone you're hoping to spot around NYFW? 
A. Um...NO, because I wouldn't know what to do if I spot one of my icons. I would totally freak out and hide if I saw Anna Wintour, Amy Astley, Leandra Medine, or Kelly Cutrone. I hope I don't see them because I would DIE. Although, if I see Bill Cunningham, I kind of hope he takes my picture. That's not going to happen but it would be cool! 




NYFW SS15 Polyvore Community Correspondent!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Polyvore Trend Report: Fall's Best Denim

In August, everyone had "the blues"...our fashion savvy community mastered chic denim! From easy-to-wear boyfriend jeans to trickier styles like denim-on-denim, everybody was taking this classic, "casual" material up 10 notches. What's your favorite way to give denim a little something more? Don't miss some of the top sets and items that are right on trend and will help you get the look! Here's the official Trend Report:


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Popular on Polyvore: Summer to Fall Favorites

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 Chelsea boots to amber scented candles to frosted lips, 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.

Charming Chelsea Boots
Take a look at your shoe collection: Does it include a pair of Chelsea boots? If not, get a pair, stat, because this footwear style will be hot for fall. Which pair do you want to wear now?


Perfect Pout: Frosted Lipstick
What do Lupita Nyong'o, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have in common? They can't get enough of a frosted lip! Would you rock a frosted lip?


15 Amber Scented Candles Under $100
Get ready for fall by picking up any of these amber scented candles. They'll add an intensity to the air during summer and come fall, warm up any room when the thermometer finds itself heading south.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meet Our New Interior Designer, Bellamarie!

After receiving 1,514 amazing contest entries, we couldn't be more excited to announce our Polyvore HQ Redo winner. A HUGE congrats to bellamarie, who will be heading out to our offices in Mountain View, California this fall to redo our space!

We loved all the sets our community members created and, trust us, judging the contest was no easy task. Seeing bellamarie's design process first hand is going to be a blast. Let's get to know more about her.


Give us a quick introduction of yourself:
My name is bellamarie (real name Angela). I'm a Graphic Communications student. My hobbies are Polyvore, drawing, dancing, languages (currently learning my sixth), reading, watching Arrested Development and silly cat videos.

Do you have a background in interior design?
No background in interior design, unless watching HGTV counts.

How did you start creating home decor sets?
I simply wanted to try something new, and haven't been able to stop ever since.

Do you have a favorite interior designer?
I don't know many but I'd have to go with Karin Meyn. Her taste and design aesthetic is impeccable.


Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge

Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge by bellamarie featuring a round side table

Where do you get your interior design inspiration? 
Usually I get inspired by a piece of furniture or decor item that catches my eye and I work around that. Pinterest and Instagram are also good sources for inspiration.

What was the inspiration behind your contest entries?
In this contest, I wanted to create a young, modern area that still ties in with the rest of the office, color and style wise. I tend to use muted colors a lot and it was fun experimenting with more bright, contrasting ones. 

Which design trends will you bring to the Polyvore office?
The chalkboard wall and furniture with geometric shapes are some of the design trends that I will be bringing.

What're you most excited for now that you've won?
What I'm most excited about is meeting the Polyvore team, seeing California for the first time, and hopefully creating a little area the staff and future guests can enjoy.


Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge

Polyvore HQ Redo Contest Entry - Lounge by bellamarie featuring an ivory area rug

We cannot wait to host bellamarie here at HQ. Stay tuned for more as we prepare for the redo!

Popular on Polyvore: Taylor Swift Style and Guitar 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 Taylor Swift Style to guitar décor to Beyoncé's edgy looks, 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.

Steal Her Style: Taylor Swift
No one has rocked street style this summer quite like Taylor Swift. Every time she has been photographed wearing a dress, handbag or hat, it immediately sells out! She loves designer fashion but can also be found rocking inexpensive looks from H&M. Which outfit was your fave?


I'm With the Band: Guitar Décor
I love rock 'n' roll! Display your passion for music with these guitar home decorations. Foodies will love the wooden cheeseboard (complete with tools!), while the furniture aficionado will clamor over Fornasetti's black and white cutout chair. Which piece is your fave?


Rock This Look: Beyoncé
If you love Beyonce, then you know she has some fashion faves that she goes back to again and again. Cutoffs, crop tops and leather motorcycle jackets are some of her faves. How would you make them your own?