Monday, November 16, 2009

Interview with Crystal85

Today's interview is with Crystal85. She's been a Polyvore member for 5 months and is also the co-moderator for the Fashion, Designers & Style, OH MY!!! group, so be sure to check it out! We love her sets because of the fun medley she always creates with pictures and clothing!

Here are some of her sets:

Tell us about yourself.

Originally, I'm from South Florida, but I'm living in Georgia at the moment. I'm currently 24 years old. I've recently started a new job working in the home office for a major appliance company. I've always been into different forms of creative expression. From the time I was 3 I've been on stage acting, singing, dancing and drawing. In high school I began to draw renderings in Custom Design; this sparked a heavy interest in the fashion world. I hope to become a designer myself and create a line of plus sized clothing for women of all ages. I find it a little sad that there is such a small selection of plus sized clothing, although the industry has gotten much better over the years. I would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be on a paid internship for a design house! I'm tingly with excitement at the thought of it. I'm an extremely bubbly person that loves to learn, read, SHOP, cook and bake, did I mention, I LOVE to SHOP! I'm crazy about colors, animals, family, music & movies, not to mention... POLYVORE!!!

Describe your sense of style/fashion.

My fashion sense is as eclectic as my sets. I adore the casual-prep look: cardigans with flats, blazers with jeans and vests with oxfords. I'm not one dimensional though, my mother used to tell me I live in the wrong decade because I like to go thrift shops and go shopping for vintage clothing from the 60s, 50s and 40s! I love the free-spirited, colorful, earthy style of the 60s. The gorgeous swing dress and butterfly glasses from the 50s are beyond awesome! The pin-up girl hairstyles make me smile, and the 40s glamour and patterns are just classic, and I can't live without a good pair of worn-in jeans.

Are there any particular fashion trends that you've been seeing people wear in Georgia lately?

Yes, there are trends I've seen. Basic pieces with extravagant accessories, embellished flats, and leggings with boots.

How did you discover Polyvore?

I discovered Polyvore when I was searching online for dresses for my wedding party.

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

I use Polyvore as a creative outlet, a virtual way of living out a dream and as a stress reliever.

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?

When I'm creating a set I look for inspiration from a single item, whether it be a parfum bottle, like the contest my co-moderator HK Princess and I have recently launched in our group, or a picture or item of clothing. Anything and everything inspires me! Sometimes I even get inspiration from people, things or emotions from my everyday life. More recently, I've been inspired by pictures when I'm creating a themed set. When looking for items I look through the color palettes or if I find an item that I really like, I'd look through other items clipped from the same site.

What online stores and designers do you like to clip products from?

I'm not quite sure to be honest. I clip items from everywhere!

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

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

Yes, more fonts to choose from and a feature that allows the members to adjust the color and brightness of an item.


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polygirlsclub said...

AW Crystal!!!!!!!!! amazing interview!! so fun to hear more about you!!! You are amazing!! keep those sets coming!!!

Empress said...

I just joined Polyvore a month ago and Crystal's group was the first group I joined. Crystals sets inspired me so much that I too use Polyvore on a regular basis to express myself when I feel the need to. Crystal's sets are always beautifully co-ordinated and organized.

Definitely a fan.

<3 Empress-Sha

Anonymous said...

I loved learning about you Crystal! Where there is a will, there is a way....keep on bein fab!


Anonymous said...

Amazing interview dear Crystal! It was great to read more about you! Your interview was a delight to read :) &I especially love the paragraph about your personal style.

Keep up the great work dear- your sets always have that extra touch of stylish beauty and creative expression! Lots of love & God bless <3 mmwaah! Clo :)

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Mary H said...

Crystal is amazing! She's a fantastic mod, a great friend, and an amazingly creative woman. Love ya!

Shirlei Patricia Muniz said...

Crystal is a lovely person and was one of the first contact I had on Polyvore and why I loved that her participation in the Polyvore blog because it really builds their sets with much love and everyone has an awesome taste

**LB** said...

I love Crystal!!!! She has amazing sets, great interview!!!!