Monday, June 22, 2009

Interview with The Fashion Freak

Today's interview is with The Fashion Freak. At first glance, her profile page looks like a collection of news articles with fabulous photos and images. The Fashion Freak is 14 years old and has a knack for making great mosaic-style layouts that uniquely display her interpretation of fashion.


Here are some of her sets:



Tell us about yourself.


My name is Eva, and I'm 14. I live in California, not anywhere near anything really exciting though. I'm going into high school next school year. I really really love fashion, and I'd love to work in the fashion industry when I get older. Fashion really means so much to me, it's really art.

Describe your sense of style/fashion.

I love the "edgy-chic" look, and I like to play it up a bit. I completely love studs -- studded dresses, shoes, bags, everything. It's a bit of an obsession. I tend to lean towards more mellow colors, because I feel they're more timeless. My sets aren't the most accurate portrayal of my style though, in real life. I can't afford Balmain, or anything like it. I'm really inspired by the 60s, and The Factory.

How did you discover Polyvore?

I used to have this really big addiction to Yahoo! Answers. I'd always answer the questions in the Fashion and Accessories section. Frequently there would be questions about Polyvore, so one day I decided to get an account. I'm so glad I did.

Tell us a little about what you use Polyvore for and why. What do you like about Polyvore?

I use it as a creative outlet. It's a great escape from my stress in my real life. I love Polyvore because I get to make sets with clothes I know I'll never get to ever touch. It's also allowed me to learn about brands I've never heard of. For example, one of my favorite sites for items on Polyvore, lagarconne.com, I never knew about until I joined Polyvore. I also get to meet people who are like me; people who also love fashion. I've met a lot of great people on here. And I admit I'm addicted.

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?

My main inspiration is photography. I'll always find the photos first for a set, ones that inspire me. When I find photos I like, then I look for a skirt, dress, or top that I feel goes with the photos. I like using foreign items a lot, especially Japanese items. I'll find accessories, maybe from my items, or from random searches. Once I have the photos and the outfit down, I fill up the set with "filler" items, because I do my sets in the mosaic format. My sets usually take a while, at least an hour if I'm not distracted.

What are your favorite online stores and brands you like to clip products from?

Like I mentioned earlier, I love lagarconne.com. Eruca.jp is also really amazing, and so is colette.fr. Kohsamui.co.uk has some really great dresses, too. Some of my favorite brands are Balmain, Alexander Wang, ChloƩ, Givenchy and Chanel.

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

I really love this dress, and I loved how the set came together.


I am in complete and utter love with these Christian Louboutins. I felt really inspired when I made the set.



Got any requests for the Polyvore team?

I love Polyvore as it is, but I'd really appreciate if you got rid of the 50 item limit. It really limits creativity. A rotating tool would be helpful too. But besides that, this is an amazing site.

14 comments:

Andrea Westwick! said...

Eva! I'm so so proud of you! You are THE best set maker on this website. I love you!

S said...

rotating tool and no 5o item limt

S said...

rotating tool and no 5o item limt

NADIA said...

EVAAAA! hell. if Andrea is so proud of you, I am the proudest. HAHAHA :D I am awesome like that, but....Eva you are awesome, and you totally deserved to be interviewed.Apparently Eva is not only one of the best set makers, she is one of the best friends here too :] and one with a very great style. I LOVE YOU.

Samara996 said...

Congratulations, your interview is amazing! :}

MAYA said...

Congratulations, sweetie! So proud of you!

Everyone loves fashion said...

wooow! i have never heard about her before! :)

ohwackbea said...

congrats, girl! much love <33

Woke Up Cold One Tuesday said...

Haha, well done! I'm agreeing with Andrea, you're THE best set maker on Polyvore.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Polyvore! You should do interviews with these girls. Their sets are incredble, and they don't get enough famorites or recognition.

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=214632

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=374623

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=214395

I'm very tired of seeing the same members win contest, get interviews on the polyvore blog, and get tons of faves. We should give other people a chance!!

Anonymous said...

i completely agree with u. rotating wud soo help and the 50 item limit cuts off my imagination.

monstica20 said...

congrats on getting an interview! your sets are awesome and i feel honored to have you as one of my contacts so that i have the opportunity to get to see all your sets!

congrats again! you show that a passion for fashion has no age! :D

Anonymous said...

Eva! I'm so proud of you! This is such an honor! You truly deserve this, and I've been waiting for you to get an interview! Congrats!!!
-Eloise

Anonymous said...

Eva, you and your gorgeous sets!
Of course you got an interview :)
Congratulationss! Your answers were amazing.
Youu deserved this.
-BohemianDollface