Thursday, July 24, 2008

Interview with VesperATOM

Today's interview is with VesperATOM, who has been on Polyvore for over a year. She has an uncanny ability to unearth the coolest dresses! She was also one of the first Polyvore members to create cartoon characters out of assorted items, which is a meme that springs up on Polyvore often. Some of you who've been using Polyvore for a while may remember the series of South Park characters that VesperATOM created.

Tell us about yourself.

I'm Erin, from the U.S. originally Wisconsin, but now I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm 23, and currently a student. I love music--all kinds, especially punk and k-pop. I also love televison, so I make a ton of televison related sets.

How did you discover Polyvore?

I discovered Polyvore as an application on Facebook. I was bored so I checked it out, and I'm SO glad I did!

Tell us a little about what you use Polyvore for and why.

I use Polyvore to make a set about anything I want, just to express myself, my ideas for style. Also, I love seeing amazing things that other people come up with.

Describe your set creation process.

When I make a set, I usually start with one item that I really like, whether it be a dress, blouse, skirt, pants, shoes, bag...whatever, and then I build from there, and I just put together an outfit that I would like to wear if money and body were no issue. When I make a character set I just look at the shapes that make up the character and try to make those shapes with items.

What are your 3 favorite sets of the ones you've made?

Sungmin. I really like Sungmin from the Korean boy band Super Junior, and I really love that picture of him, and all of the colors in this set. I use it as my icon on my profile. I just thought it was so pretty after I made it.

Mr. Krabs, my favorite of all of my characters. I don't know why. I tried a million different things for his eyes, and it took me forever, so I was really pumped when I found that necklace. Also, I think the dollar on a fishing pole was a hilarious touch that I couldn't resist.

Hey Pachuco. I love this! I love the dress, I love the colors. I love the idea of wearing those red leg warmers on your shins with that dress and those shoes...also I love that model's's so fun.

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

I don't know what to request of the Polyvore team, you guys are great, and every time I think of some feature that I would like, a few weeks later, you guys make it! But, if I had to think of something, I would like to be able to set items at an angle.


Lizzie said...

VesperATOM:I think you are so creative the idea of the South Park character is so cool!!!

monica_y said...

aaaaaaaaa. sungmin is love :D
and yeah. i remember those cartoon sets.