Monday, March 30, 2009

Interview with ♥hoℓℓywood‼

Today's interview is with ♥hoℓℓywood‼, who we first discovered when she placed 1st in our Fashion & Music contest last November. Though only 14-years old, hollywood definitely has a knack for styling! You'll also find many of her sets feature Polaroid pictures, which creates a vintage feel in her collages.

Here are some of her sets:

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Holly and I'm fourteen years three months and seventeen days old. I live in a very boring suburb of Chicago where I attend a very boring junior high school as an eighth grader. Someday I hope to attend Harvard and become a cardiac surgeon, but until then, I'm stuck living my very boring life. I enjoy a variety of activities, from golf to miniature golf. Just kidding, haha. My main interests are fashion (obviously), theater and math. I'm just a little dork :]

Describe your sense of style/fashion.

My style is definitely very girly. I love skirts and ruffles and anything frilly, and I love the color pink! I would also say that my style is very simple, and definitely really preppy. I love accessories, especially necklaces and belts, except I outgrew all of my belts so my pants are always falling down!

How did you discover Polyvore?

I used to be obsessed with Yahoo! Answers. I was a top contributor in the fashion and accessories category, so Polyvore was a website that come up often.

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

Without Polyvore, I don't know how I would survive! Fashion is such an important part of my life. When I can't get on Polyvore, I'm usually doodling outfits in the margins of my notebook, except I can't draw at all so they always look horrible! On Polyvore, I don't need to be a good artist to make a cute outfit! Plus, I can get so much inspiration from the other members.

Describe your set creation process. Where do you get inspiration
for your sets? How do you pick a theme? How do you find your items?

I usually pick a random top or dress from my items, and the whole outfit will just come together. I'll just think, "This would look amazing with..." and I look for an item that somewhat matches the image in my mind.. My biggest source of inspiration is music. I almost always have a song stuck in my head, so my sets usually revolve around whatever song I'm thinking of at that moment. On the rare occasion that I do not have a song stuck in my head, I usually look at Polaroids for ideas. I absolutely love Polaroids!

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

Ack, that's very hard for me to answer!
I would have to say
41. because I love the color of the top and the awesome ruffles on the skirt!

beneath her smile is a frown is also one of my favorites because it came together so perfectly.

And how exciting. because it has gonzo in it, who is clearly amazing.

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

I would love to be able to put a set in a collection while publishing a set, and a rotating tool but other then that, Polyvore is absolutely perfect :]


Anonymous said...

It's kinda freaky how much I can relate to her. I also discovered Polyvore through Yahoo Answers, and I'm also young(13) and go to an extremely unfashionable school. I love her sets, and I think I've faved a few of them.
-The Fashion Freak

Daina said...

I agree, a rotating tool while creating sets would be so helpful!

Anonymous said...

yea a i would really like a rotating tool... awesome sets Hollywood :)