Monday, July 21, 2014

Redecorate Polyvore's Headquarters!

Redecorate Polyvore's Headquarters!


Polyvore community, it's time to put your interior design skills to the test (and gain some bragging rights)! Here at the Polyvore headquarters, we've got a couple of spaces that need a little pick-me-up and we're looking to you for your creative vision. One lucky Polyvore member will win a trip to California to decorate a lounge area and a conference room at our HQ, hang with our team, and! Think you've got what it takes? Enter our Redecorate Polyvore's HQ contest by creating a set showing us how you'd decorate one of the following areas:

Lounge
We're moving these desks and revamping this area into a soft-seating lounge where the Polyvore team can work, collaborate or just hang out. You'll want to incorporate couches, a table and some accent tables in your set. The rest is up to you!




User Insights Conference Room
Polyvore members visit our office from time to time to help us with user research, so they'll be hanging out in this room. Help us create a warm and inviting space for your fellow members. We'll need a new table, some chairs and your visionary final touches!


To help inspire you and give you a little direction for your aesthetic, here are some additional photos of our office:




Please be sure to use the hashtags #PolyHQRedo #contestentry on all of your set entries. Ready, set, decorate!

Love, 
The Polyvore Team

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Popular on Polyvore: Sky Blue Mini Dresses and Butterfly Pillows

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 sky blue mini dresses to butterfly pillows to fun, plus-sized tank tops, 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.

Hot Summer Trend: Mini Dresses
This is THE moment to jump on the mini dress summer trend. If you love to show off your legs, you can't go wrong in any of these light blue looks.


Flight of Fancy: Butterfly Pillows
Add a touch of nature to your home with these colorful butterfly pillows! Put the spotlight on one or arrange a few together to create a soft landing spot.


Stylish Curves: Fun Tank Tops
Make a statement by wearing one of these cool tank tops. From fun little sayings to artsy prints, you'll find something you'll want to add to your wardrobe for that perfect laid-back summery look!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Did You Know Your Questions & Feedback Have Helped Us Help You?

Without going too Jerry Maguire on you, did you know that every "how to..." email, tweet, and comment you send is super useful, allowing us to determine the FAQs, then update our Help Center accordingly? Maintained and monitored every single day by our dedicated community team, the Polyvore Help Center is there to get you answers ASAP so that you can keep creating and shopping. Questions about how a feature works or how to update your profile? Thanks to our active community and on-the-ball community team, there's probably already an answer for it! Even better, the Help Center is now mobile-friendly, so you can figure-it-out on-the-go!

Types of info you can find in the Help Center:

  • Your account - including notifications, passwords, and privacy settings
  • The Clipper tool - use it to clip in products galore from other sites to use in sets
  • Our Editor - everything you need to know to get creating
  • Apps on apps - where to download 'em, how to use 'em, and more, for iOS and Android
  • Much more, worth exploring to become a Polyvore Pro!

Help!

Help! by duchessbee featuring scarves

FAQ with Caitlyn, Polyvore's Community Policy & Support Coordinator:

Q. What do you do at Polyvore?
A. Cue the sirens because I'm kind of like the Polyvore police! The community team makes sure the Polyvore community is safe, happy, and aware of our site guidelines. Specifically, I answer all the questions that come through our Help Center and am the first line of defense for copyright and trademark issues. We work to evaluate and respond to the flags from our Polyvore community. Daily upkeep like this helps ensure that Polyvore is a positive place for our awesome community. 

Q. What is the best thing about the Help Center for the community and for you?
A. The Help Center is a great place to start if you encounter an issue or bug on the site or just need some extra info. The search function allows you to easily find solutions without having to dig through different articles. The Help Center keeps me on my toes because I am always adding and revising articles to address the community's FAQs!

Q. Have real-time questions about site bugs lead to real-time fixes? 
A. Oh yeah! Our active community usually knows when something is wonky before we do. Whenever an issue pops up by multiple users, we report it to the larger team right away. I troubleshoot smaller issues on my own then, if we can make an engineering-level change, I bring in the team.

Q. What's one thing you want the community to know?
A. We're here to help, so if you ever have a question you can't find the answer to, just submit a request. Oh, and we really do share all your feedback with the rest of the Polyvore team! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clipping from Pinterest

Dear Polyvore Community,

We’ve received some questions around the inability to clip items from Pinterest, so we wanted to give you some background on what’s happening. Last week, Pinterest implemented a Content Security Policy as a security measure of their users that now prevents our clipper (and others) from importing images from their site.

We know that this change may impact those of you who like to clip images from Pinterest, and we’re hoping we can resolve this issue. For now, you can reach out to the Pinterest team to request the Polyvore clipper be “white listed” so you can continue to clip images from Pinterest.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted with any updates! As always, you can keep pinning the great things you find and create here on Polyvore.

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Popular on Polyvore: Delicate Gold Cuffs and Nifty Notebooks

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 delicate gold cuffs to nifty notebooks to sleeveless black blouses, 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.

Brace Yourself: Delicate Gold Cuffs
If you dig the look of gold cuffs, but want something a little more understated at your 9-5, try wearing a delicate version of this bracelet. They typically sit right at your wrist, so even with a long-sleeve shirt, you'll get a hint of gold.


Office Essentials: 15 Nifty Notepads
Get one step closer to world domination (in the workforce, at least) by keeping to-dos and notes in these adorable pads! You'll be more organized, less cluttered (in the noggin, too) and, best of all, your desk will look a little brighter.


Summer Staple: Sleeveless Black Blouse
Are you looking for a quick work look that will get you out the door in two minutes flat? Pick one of these black blouses and wear it with a pair of crisp white jeans or pants. Good to go!