Here are some of her contest entries:
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Stephanie, I'm 23 from sunny San Diego. I graduated from Colorado State in 2008 and have since been working at Nordstrom, by far one of my favorite stores to shop at followed by Revolve Clothing as my close second! I hope to some day be a either a women's or children's buyer for Nordstrom, or be an assistant to some high profile designer or stylist, I'd kill for Brad's position assisting Rachel Zoe. Fashion has always been something I've been passionate about, its my creative outlet, and over the years i've found myself more and more draw into the world of high fashion.
Describe your sense of style/fashion.
My fashion style is really all over the board, it depends on my mood and the occasion. I go back and forth between a more conservative, elegant look, and a more edgy look. Some of my favorite designers include Erin Featherson, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Jeremey Scott, Rag & Bone, Diane von Furstenberg, Pucci, Christian Louboutin, Moschino, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and my latest obsession Vivienne Westwood!!
Are there any particular fashion trends that you've been seeing people wear in San Diego, CA?
I've seen a lot of sequins, sparkle and shine lately, sequin jackets, sequin dresses the more sparkle the better. Also, lots of bling, in the words of Rachel Zoe when it comes to jewelery 'more is more'. I've seen lots of multi-layered necklaces, big rings, and chunky bracelets. There's also been what I'd call a 90s revival of flannel button-ups and lots of plaid. However, my favorite trend of the season has to be the over-the-knee riding boots. Whether you pair them with your favorite skinny jeans for a more casual look or with a great knit dress and some tights for a more work-ready conservative look I think they look so chic and make legs look miles long.
How did you discover Polyvore?
I first discovered Polyvore when a website I like to shop on featured a contest they were having for a chance to win money towards a purchase on their site. I had never heard of Polyvore so I had to check it out. My first sets definitely took some trial and error where I really had to figure out how everything worked and how to clip items to a set, but as soon as I got the hang of it I was definitely addicted.
Tell us a little about what you use Polyvore for and why. What do you like about Polyvore?
I love that Polyvore allows me to express my unique style. I love that I can take the runway styles and trends of the season, all those designer items that I can't always afford to buy, and take those high fashion pieces that inspire me, and style them in the way I would wear them. I also love that Polyvore allows me to network with other aspiring fashion designers and stylists, who knows maybe Polyvore will help me find new and exciting job opportunities working for some high fashion designer :).
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 often find myself inspired by different designers and trends, its almost like certain pieces call to me and I work my sets around those pieces. I've also found my self very inspired by the Polyvore contests, I love the challenge of them!
What are your 3 favorite sets of the ones you've made?
I love this set because of the mystery behind it, it almost tells a story. Not to mention I love the pieces and designers featured in the outfit!
Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?
I was thrilled when the Polyvore team added the rotation tool and crop tool which were probably at the top of my list for features Polyvore needed to add, so great work!! My only other small request would be maybe a larger variety of font styles in the text tab.