Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday: Splurge or Steal?

It's Black Friday, and the sales have begun! So in honor of this huge shopping day, we're featuring sets that are inspired by the "Splurge or Steal" concept. You don't have to spend a fortune on your wardrobe to look fabulous. Happy bargain hunting!


Do you have an eye for finding deals? Join these groups:
Looks for Less
Save or Splurge

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Republic Thanksgiving Contest Winners

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are the 3 winners of the A Republic Thanksgiving contest!


1st:

A Republic Thanksgiving by polly♥

2nd:

...Sometimes you need to count gifts instead of sheeps... by Klaudia_FreZa

3rd:

Attending Republics Thanksgiving Party by Sizzle UNA


To see more contest entries, check out:
See more on Polyvore



The Polyvore Team wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday :-)

Guest Blog: Headbands

This guest post was written by ♡MissBlairWaldorf♡, who is an avid Gossip Girl fan and describes her fashion style as vintage preppy. Here's a look at one of her favorite trends:

From Gossip Girl to the runways, headbands have been making a big statement. Perfect for any occasion, they come in tons of different styles and colors. Plus, they’re a great way to make any bad-hair-day look great! So go ahead, unleash you’re inner schoolgirl and pop one on.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tweed

Tweed is always a fall favorite. It used to be attributed to serious work wear, but over the years tweed has become a fabric to be paired with jeans and other casual pieces. Originating in the United Kingdom, this wool fabric can be found on coats, pants, dresses, and even shoes. Look sharp and keep warm in tweed this season!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cuff Bracelets

Dress your wrist up! Cuff bracelets are dramatic and bold, and because of their wide shape, you'll be attracting some well-deserved attention! Cuff bracelets look great in leather, plastic and metal, and are often embellished with studs, stones and beads. For a more casual, funky look, wear a solid cuff. For dressier occasions, try a cuff with some bling or one that gives the illusion of several bangles in one.

Sorry About The Weekend

We want to apologize to everyone who was unable to use Polyvore on Internet Explorer over the weekend. There was an issue in our coding which is now fixed, so everything should be running smoothly. We received all of your emails and want to thank you for being so patient.

Again, we're really sorry about this!

Friday, November 21, 2008

How To Wear Pearls

If fashion is your oyster, then start wearing your pearls. Formal occasions don't have to be the only reason to bring them out. Pearls are perfect for all occasions, whether you're wearing a ball gown or a pair of distressed jeans. Drape yourself in pearls, they're the statement necklace of the season.

Style a Music Video Contest Winners

As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait...and the wait is finally over! On behalf of LuLu*s, Jive Records and Lesley Roy, we're happy to announce the winners of the Style a Music Video contest! Congratulations to the 3 winners:

1st: EMILY LIZ 's outfit will be in Lesley's next video and she will receive the items from Lulus.com picked for the video! She'll also get an exclusive feature on Seventeen.com's Style Blog!


Untitled by EMILY LIZ - Polyvore VIP Forum

2nd: Brielle™ will receive a $75 coupon code from Lulus.com and an autographed Lesley Roy CD!


Lesely Roy(: by Brielle™

3rd: oompaloompa will receive a $75 coupon code from Lulus.com and an autographed Lesley Roy CD!


lesley roy by oompaloompa


Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! Check out more Style a Music Video contest entries:
See more on Polyvore

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Polyvore Nominated for an Open Web Award

Thank you to everyone who voted for Polyvore in the Open Web Awards! Because of your votes, Polyvore is one of the 10 finalists in the Fashion category. We're absolutely thrilled and honored to be considered one of the web's major innovators in fashion.

Please help us out by voting for us! The final round of voting starts now and ends on midnight November 30th. You can vote once a day, so feel free to vote daily ;-) Make sure to check your email after you vote, because you'll receive a vote confirmation and have to click a link for your vote to go through.

You can vote for us using the widget below:


A big thank you to the wonderful Polyvore community for all your love and support!

The Twilight Phenomenon

Twilight is the story of star-crossed love between an average teenage girl and a 117-year-old vampire boy. Based on a series of hit novels by Stephanie Meyer, the film stars Kristin Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as vampire Edward Cullen. According to Fandango.com, midnight showings of the film have sold out in more than 500 theatres across the country, making it the #7 best-selling advanced ticket seller of all time, narrowly beating Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Twilight has inspired a lot of sets on Polyvore, ranging from art sets to fashion sets. Here are some of the best ones:


♥Twilight♥ by ♥aj♥


TWILIGHT MOVIE :D by QueenSheba [is super super busy]


Untitled by #1twilightfan!!!


Twilight! Nov.6,08 by vanoona234™


If I could dream at all, it would be about you. by ♥holly‼


No blood, no foul;; by JAAAA. BUSY.


Take me with you..... by *Sara*


For more Twilight-inspired sets, check out the Twilight group on Polyvore:
Join 'Twilight' on Polyvore

Guest Blog: Polyvore's Next Top Set

We love learning about the cool things Polyvore members are doing within their groups and blogs.●Tamaira♥G● recently hosted a unique contest on her blog, Polywhore, so we invited her to share it with all of you!

When I first came to Polyvore several months ago, one of the first things to catch my attention were the contests. Not because I was obsessed with the idea of winning but mainly because I love a challenge. But after a few weeks of doing several different contests I realized I wasn't really getting the challenges I was looking for....so I started my own group determined to make really challenging and interesting contests. It wasn't until I was sitting at home watching "Project Runway" that I realized exactly what I wanted to do. And that's how "Polyvore's Next Top Set" came to be.

If you've ever watched "Project Runway" or "America's Next Top Model" or any of those types of competition shows, you know that a group is chosen to compete each week in a new challenge. After that challenge someone is eliminated until there is only one remaining contestant, which is of course the winner of that season. I followed basically the same rules. Each week I presented a new challenge - everything from fashion to art sets to interior sets were used. The main goal was to find a winner in all categories, the best overall collager...not necessarily the best artist or fashion diva. Each contest we eliminated one person until we were done.

This first "season," as I like to call it, we started out with about 150-200 entries which I narrowed down to 12 finalists. There were 10 rounds total.

The winner of this first season was hellocrystal. Here are her sets from each round:

Round 1: Member's Choice

Once upon a daydream by hellocrystal

Round 2: Comfort Zone

Wild Woman by hellocrystal

Round 3: Interior Terror

Mr. Candyman Esq. by hellocrystal

Round 4 : Grungy

Life is a rose; beware of the thorns by hellocrystal

Round 5: Pick Me!

Warm Love by hellocrystal

Round 6: Oooh. Collagy.

What do you want to know? by hellocrystal

Round 7: Ad Me

Harajuku Lovers by hellocrystal

Round 8: Redeux!

Inside Out by hellocrystal

Round 9: Winter Wonderland

Christmas Morning by hellocrystal

Round 10 - Create an Ad for Season 2 (winning round):

PNTS Season Two- First entry by hellocrystal

I don't really know when I'll start Season2 - but I am currently taking a break and starting up group wide contests again. If you'd like to participate, you can join my group Polyvore Ala Carte because most of the contest info will be announced there. You can also keep an eye on my blog, Polywhore. I'd be happy to answer any and all questions that people may have, feel free to PM me anytime. It was an awesome experience, much better than I anticipated and I'm very excited to do it again.

A big thank you to Polyvore for letting me tell everyone about this awesome challenge! I hope to see everyone for Season 2!