Monday, June 8, 2009

Interview with Karine Minzon Wilson

Today's interview is with Karine Minzon Wilson. She's been a Polyvore member for almost a year and also moderates the United Colors of Polyvore group. Her 51 contest wins (wow!) display her amazing and vibrant sense of style...and she's a personal stylist, too.


Here are some of her sets:



Tell us about yourself.

I’m a 34 former marketing executive; I ditched the corporate jungles of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (my hometown) three years ago to pursue my dream of becoming a personal stylist. I have a cute 8 year old daughter, Rafaela, she is a budding fashionista. I love listening music, shopping, traveling, exercising, good restaurants and movies and making a lot of sets of course!!!!!!!

Describe your sense of style/fashion.

I think my style is basic, my favorite outfits are jeans with white t-shirt, LBD, but I try to have at least one item that is eye-catching, because I love colors and I am obsessed with bags, shoes and accessories in general, so I always improve my look with a colorful scarf, high heels, fab bags or belts.

How did you discover Polyvore?


About one year ago, from my friends of FashMatch.com, another fashion site that shut down.

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

I’m totally addicted to Polyvore, because I heart fashion and here I have access to a lot of online stores, products of the best brands, information of fashion, trends, but the best thing is I can express my creativity and style making sets.

I also love my Polyvore friends, the people here are so nice, talent and friendly and I really like seeing their sets and learn about their culture (here I meet people all around the world).

The cool part, is I use Polyvore to work, too. I made sets for one of top fashion blogs on the earth, Fashiontribes.com.

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 start my sets with an item I love, It can be a fabulous handbag, a pair of shoes, bright sunglasses, a lipstick or a skirt, than I began to match it with other items, colors…In general I find my items exploring Polyvore.

I make many sets inspired on my daughter, so I have tons of colorful and fun sets, with floral skirts, animal tee, cute flats, mix of patterns. But when I am making sets for Fashiontribes for example, it changes, I have to make sets with outfits I would wear.

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

My favorite online store is Net-A-Porter.com, they have brands I love as Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Christian Louboutin. They always have new products easy to clip to Polyvore.

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

This one is very fun and cute, I made it to add “The animal contest” on my group.



This one I made for the forziere contest, it is so me and I’d love wear it.



I love the mix of mint green and soft pink in this one:



Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

Nothing, you rock guys, keep it up!!!!!!

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC INTERVIEW!!! so fun learning more about you :)
~rluvsg

ftlover said...

Karine's sets are so inspiring, like amazing !!

aisha.kay said...

Karine Minzon Wilson, I am such a fan of this talented, gorgeous woman. She is the queen!

Enough sad.

thestrawberryfields said...

Rocking it as usual sweetie
Your a gem
xxxx
thestrawberryfields

**Lena** said...

She has such great sets. Very imaginative. Love her work!!!

Karine Minzon Wilson fashion blog said...

thx dools, love you all!!!!!! kisses, Ka

Viva La Juicy said...

Karine darling!!! wat can i say? ur sets r WONDERFUL!!!! ur interview was AMAZINGG:)!!! good luck on
Polyvore!!!!!

-Viva La Juicy

SV said...

Great interview of a great setter who makes great sets.

Karine's sets are by far some of my favorites on Polyvore, and she's one of the kindest, nicest setmakers as well.

jazzy cat said...

Karine is a successful eye-catcher:)
well done my dear.

Anonymous said...

She's got an awesome sense of fashion and Imagination. Shes awesome and is one of the nicest person i know on polyvore.

Everyone loves fashion said...

you rock girl ;)) mafe96

Cukri said...

aaa!! so sweet of her to tell us all that! :D she's so cute :D
i love the fact that she is capable of mixing work with fun and using polyvore.com both as a hobby and as a work tool :D

Puer said...

Hi Karine!!! its PuerkiChanel here I see you as one of the most talented girls here! this interview says lot of yourself I didnt know lot of things you said here!!! its pretty nice to know them!! :D regards to Rafaela :D

Everyone loves fashion said...

she is so sweet! mafe96

Karine Minzon Wilson fashion blog said...

many thx guys!!!!!!! u rock

tons of kisses, Ka

PaintHead said...

CONGRAT..SWEET STUFF, OXOXOOX
BIG HUGS!

MaRiANnA said...

wooow you are great !! i love all your sets !!

MaRiANnA said...

wooow you are awesome !!

AnnaWintour.Br said...

The interview was amazing!!

Karine,

Continue com as suas criações maravilhosa. Voce é uma inspiração!

bjs

AW

Gily said...

Karine is so talented. Love her sets.

Anonymous said...

so amazing shes THE best set maker

livi said...

AHdoooorable!!! i LUV ur sense of style and ur heart for fashion! it was fun learning about u! :) keep doing it. <3

grace said...

she's good at making sets it's just people make a big deal about her and don't worry about what polyvore is really about, being yourself! everyone wants to make sets just like her (which i can understand), it's just that people thing that she's the only set maker and shes not. :) you rock karine!

♥Lea;; breakeven* said...

I love your sets karine =) you are a very nice and beautiful person. keep the good work up

~Lea

Karoline said...

Hello Karine:) I would just say that it was so fun and interesting to read about your polyvore experience:) i think u are very talented, so please continue making goregous sets as u always do:) xoxo karoline.

katie said...

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Anonymous said...

Very nice interview!!! I loved it! -Minabobina

Anonymous said...

Karine is amazing. Her sets are inspiring, luscious, full of color and beautiful. There are not enough positive words in the world to describe her sets. She is one of the few people I admire on polyvore!

Cari said...

Karine's sets are fantastic. They're all original, unique, and beautiful =) I love every single one of them! they're gorgeous!

Bri (Brianna) said...

wow! u are so awesome! i cant believe polyvore actually interviewed u! You are so inspiring! I hope you go a long way! You have gotten so far in life! keep up the good work! :-)

Sónia Tavares said...

It takes a lot of courage to turn a spin in life and pursue your life's dream. You are a natural talent. Best wishes...your sets rock.

**_KiZzYy_** said...

woah, karine is like the most amazing set-maker on polyvore, im sure you'll agree!!!! also, i think polyvore should do an article about all the "haters" on polyvore, i.e. Lucy Holden (probably the most famous, and worst "hater", the person that pretended to be karine's daughter etc.

Anonymous said...

wow, she's ah-ma-zing. i love all her sets! :D
-chacha

jellyben said...

Is amazing to know that the here have a such talented brazilian and I feel proud in to say that she is brazilian and I'm also.She is very creative and I'm her fan.
Kisses from Japan.

Anonymous said...

fab interview. You explained everything perfectly. Keep up the great work!
xoxo♥
Bri

MissMischeif said...

loved the interview! it was cool getting to know more about you! i'm a huge fan of your sets!

Acielle said...

Really glad I discovered her.

GailWind said...

So cool to read more about you and your wonderful life! You rock!

Riquee said...

Congratulations on EVERYTHING! I love your interview. It's cool to learn more about you and that you have a little girl who inspires you. Congrats on your work for the fashion blog as well. Keep up the good work!
Riquee

Tat Van said...

this interview is really cool! ; ) she's amazing!

Alexiss said...

Wow dear! I love you !! I love the interview, you are fantastic woman, and you have the fashion in your skin! Bravo Ka!!

Alexiss said...

Im Alejandra- Al !

GailWind said...

I love this interview. I hope I already commented somewhere. But I wanted to say again what an amazing fashionista you are! Your sets are divine, chic, and very HIP! Love You... gail

bonitiful said...

I love polyvore, I desing styles for my self all the time.
Congratulations to Karine Mizon!!! Love her work.
Abracos,
bonitiful.wordpress.com