Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Interview with fashion under flashing lights

Today's interview is with fashion under flashing lights. We were instantly attracted to her sets by her use of quotes as a focal point. The style of her sets has a very indie rock feel to them and we love her edgy clothing! Styling is definitely in this young lady's future.

Here are some of her sets:


Tell us about yourself.

I am a fourteen (nearly fifteen) year old girl currently living in the United States. I love anything that has to do with fashion and art. I love to sketch designs all the time (even during class). Right now I am really into charcoaling. I try to keep up to date with everything that is happening in the fashion industry. I love using Style.com, it is so helpful. Once I graduate from high school I really want to go to Parsons in New York and study design there. Hopefully, after that I will do some internships and launch a design career.

Describe your sense of style/fashion.

My sense of style has a very rock 'n' roll glamour kind of feel. I really love leather. I always have leather somewhere in my outfits, either as clothing or in the accessories. I am a real fan of leather leggings right now. I also really love the over-the-top costume jewelry. I also really love what Alexander Wang is designing, he is absolutely amazing.

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

All around me, at school especially, there are so many people wearing gladiator sandals and UGGS. And honestly, I don't understand the obsession with those hideous fur boots. All of girls are also wearing the block dress. It is nice and all but it is just so common that it's getting very boring. So, I'm not really influenced by what is worn around me. I stand out at lot at school because what I wear is so different than everyone else.

How did you discover Polyvore?

How did I find Polyvore? Hmmmm.... It was so long ago. I joined about a year ago. I think I was just Googling sites about fashion and came upon it, and once I found it I instantly fell in love with it. It so amazing. It makes fashion so much for fun.

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

I love to use Polyvore to create fashion sets. It enables me to let my mind go so far. Sometimes, I come up with the strangest ideas. I love how Polyvore is not just about fashion, but about pop culture, because pop culture is so influenced by fashion.

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?

A lot of the time I get my inspiration from photos I look up. My favourite site right now for photos is Lookbook.nu. It has such an indie feel. When I search for items, I usually just scan through all the top items, then go to my favourite sites and clip items I love. My process is somewhat of a long one. I look for the perfect photo that has the mood (which could take up to an hour), then I decide what sort of outfit I will do (a dress? skirt? pants?), then I must find a perfect outfit that matches my picture. Then the most challenging part, the shoes. I love shoes so much that I am so particular to what shoes I choose. Then I pick out accessories. After I have my outfit and picture in place, I like to add extra items to spice it up. I love to put random images in the back of my set. I also love to use quotes. My very last step is adding music. I love to add a song because it brings the set up a whole notch.

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

I love Alexander Wang. I love using his pieces in my sets, they are wonderful. I love to clip items from TopShop, Net-A-Porter, GravityPope, and Opening Ceremony. I love all of the unique little things you find there.

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


Got any feature requests for us?


I'm not sure. I really love Polyvore the way it is right now. Especially now that you can customize the background to images, and that you can rotate the images as well.

1 comment:

kiwaczek2 said...

so young and so many ideas