Friday, May 29, 2009

Styl-eyes with Forzieri Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 3 winners of the Styl-eyes with Forzieri contest, who totally understand the importance of accessorizing with a hot pair of shades. ;)


1st:


2nd:


3rd:

If you're looking for a great pair of designer sunglasses for the summer, be sure to check out Forzieri's amazing selection! Also, browse more contest entries from Polyvore's fashionistas:
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Interview with ninghil

Today's interview is with ninghil. She discovered Polyvore through a fashion styling class in the Philippines and has been hooked ever since. The really cool thing about ninghil's sets is that she describes what each look is for and how it goes together, so be sure to check out her notes! Practical fashion advice, we like it.

Here are some of her sets:





Tell us about yourself.

Hi everyone! I'm Ning, 21, a college senior from Manila. What defines me most are the things that I love - Hip-hop, clothes, ice-cream, the beach and art. Hip-hop gets me into that zone that no other genre can. It makes me feel good like nothing else! I'm also a total sucker for the beach and it's just appropriate that I live in the Philippines. I get to go there whenever I like and I get to eat ice-cream all the time too! Of all the things that I love though, I would say that what I want to pursue is something related to fashion or the arts. Maybe both, if I get lucky! It's something that I can envision myself doing for the rest of my life, and being happy while doing so. :)

Describe your sense of style/fashion.

Comfort is probably the main aspect of my style. You should never sacrifice comfort just to look fashionable. Although I should say that I'm quite comfortable with just about anything. I pretty much go with safe choices for my outfits, which is probably why my closet is filled with black, white or grey pieces, but I would inject a bit of "interesting" every now and then. I've grown to experiment more with accessories and layers though. Living in a tropical country, I would always be in cool and light-weight outfits, like shorts, dresses and tank tops but what I love most about being in Manila is that I get to wear a bikini most of the time!

How did you discover Polyvore?

About 4 months ago, I enrolled myself in a Fashion Styling class and my classmates were all talking about Polyvore. Some of them who are already doing a bit of fashion styling said that Polyvore helped them with their "idea boards." It got me interested in checking it out and now I'm addicted!

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

Polyvore helps me express my love for fashion. I make fashion sets with outfits that I, myself, would want to wear. It's an amazing tool for people who want to think ahead and lay out their outfits before a big event or something. What's also great about Polyvore is that it's something that will never get old for me. It will never be boring 'cause new items would be added every now and then. Polyvore is also a way for people to maintain their impulse shopping by checking out the items first on the site and that would help alooot of people, including myself.

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?

What I do first is to go "shopping" for striking pieces, like a pair of high heeled sandals or a flowy dress. Then I would work from there, once they're all in the My Items panel. For most of my sets, I just pick one item that would serve as the highlight of the set. For example, there's a top that I really like, I would use it as the main piece and go look for other items that would complement it. The theme would show itself in the process. Sometimes, though, I would have an outfit already in mind and then, that's when I go shopping for pieces. The process differs every now and then.

What are your favorite online stores to clip products from?

Topshop! It's both my favorite store to clip products from and to go buy for my own stuff. They have the best pieces! :)

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



Go Go Grey
Go Go Grey by ninghil featuring Nike



Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

A rotate button would be nice. I also think that a guestbook may be handy for the contacts to get to know more about each other and express their thoughts for others' sets, but I love Polyvore the way it is right now, too!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

Here are some of the latest blog posts featuring Polyvore sets we came across:

Ashley Olsen Style For Less by looksforless
(poorstylishpeople.blogspot.com)



Formal Peacock Abaya Style by ♥Ange♥
(hegab-rehab.blogspot.com)


New Discovery: Polyvore.com by littlemisskessa
(littlemisskessa.blogspot.com)


Neo Punk Fashion + Makeup: Polyvore Fun! by aromaleigh
(aromaleigh.wordpress.com)


Also, check out alis volat propriis: ad meliora by anonyMISS, who features her own interviews of Polyvore members! (dreamingwithoutsleep.blogspot.com)

If you have a blog and would like to be featured here, shoot us a message!
loveletters@polyvore.com

How To Wear The Grecian Trend

Ah, to be a Greek goddess. Well, the good news is you can look like one, even post-mythological times. The Grecian trend is huge this summer with all its loose and drapey glory. Grecian-style dresses come in different lengths and styles, from gowns to one-shoulder minis to twists and knots as embellishments. For an authentic look, you can pair a Grecian-style dress with gladiator sandals. But you can pair it just as beautifully with platform heels. Here are some great styling suggestions to help you get started:











Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How To Wear a Character Tee

Add some character to your everyday wear. We've been seeing more and more tees with cool sketches of people and animals, like this Young Love Tee ($26.50 on delias.com). I have to admit, I liked this t-shirt when I first saw it but I fell in love with it even more after finding all the different ways to style it on Polyvore. Oh how you fashionistas can make a simple tee look so chic!











16th - [ttf] can't keep my hands out the cookie jar
16th - [ttf] can't keep my hands out the cookie jar by anonyMISS featuring Golden Goose boots

Check out more character tees on delias.com like this Nerdy Giraffe tee and this M.I.A tee. And if you buy 2, you'll save $10!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

Here are some of the latest blog posts we came across featuring Polyvore sets:

First Look: 80s Purple by RunwayDaily
(runwaydaily.com)



Polyvore Fun by PinkWhiskey
(pinkwhiskey.blogspot.com)



1980's Movie Heroines - Teen Witch by Agent Lover
(agentlover.com)



White and Color with Ruffles All Over by fashionmuse91
(americanbeauty-muse.blogspot.com)


If you have a blog and would like to be featured here, drop us a line!
loveletters@polyvore.com

How To Wear a Chiffon Top

Can this top scream "summer love" any louder? The vibrant colors and thin material make it a great layering piece and can also dual as a cover-up for swimwear. No wonder it's so popular on Polyvore! This chiffon top by What Goes Around Comes Around ($198 on chickdowntown.com) is perfect for the warm weather. Check out these outfits put together by Polyvore members for some gorgeous suggestions on how to style this lily top:









Friday, May 22, 2009

Camping Roleplay Contest Winners

The long weekend is coming up and Maria's going camping with her friends! The last time she spent a weekend with nature was back when she was a kid. They plan to do some hiking, swimming and of course roast marshmallows over a campfire. It's going to be hot during the day, but will get chilly as the sun goes down, so Maria needs to pack comfortably! If you were Maria, what would you wear during the camping trip?

Here are the winning sets:

1st:


2nd:


3rd:

Check out more contest entries:
See more on Polyvore

Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!

How To Wear Ankle-Length Jeans


If shoes make your outfit, why hide them? Show them off with ankle grazing jeans! This pair of Citizen of Humanity jeans from Net-A-Porter.com ($190) is sure to look great no matter your style. Skinny is the way to go with ankle jeans this summer for a great flattering fit. If you're on a budget, check out American Eagle's ankle zip jeans for only $19.95. Pull out all your funky shoes and get to styling:










Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Sterling Style Academy and Polyvore

If you've ever thought about taking your Polyvore styling skills to the next level, the Sterling Style Academy is the perfect place to start your career in fashion!

The Sterling Style Academy trains top-notch Image Consultants and Personal Shoppers around the world in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, and Dubai, as well as Online. They help prepare students for success in the multi-million dollar Image Consultant industry through both classroom exercises and hands-on training with instructors who are recognized industry professionals. (Check out their Polyvore profile here: Sterling Style Academy)

We're excited to announce that the Sterling Style Academy will be integrating Polyvore's styling tool into their training curriculum so that students can receive the most current and timely style industry information. Polyvore allows Sterling Style Academy’s students and Certified Image Consultants to create wardrobe case studies and style sheets for course projects and current clients. Personal Shoppers and Image Consultants are able to work with the most current clothing available from any online retailer in all fashion categories from Dramatic to Romantic.

We're looking forward to seeing all the work from Sterling Style Academy students worldwide on Polyvore!

Interview with B.Passa

Today's interview is with B.Passa. Passa's been a Polyvore member for 3 months and has quickly learned her way around the site! She lives in Bangkok, where it's summer all year round, so her sets feature bright colors and are mainly styled around dresses and skirts. She has a keen eye for funky footwear, too!


Here are some of her sets:





Tell us about yourself.

My name is Passa, it's pronounced how it's spelled with a 'P' and 'sa'. I'm turning 20 this October. I live in Bangkok, Thailand. I was in NYC during my high school, right now I'm back in Bangkok and I'm a sophomore studying international business stuff in an international university. I have two passions in my life which are fashion and cooking. Normally I keep all my fashion magazines in my kitchen and instead of reading a recipe while cooking, I look through those magazines. I'm a makeup maniac, I like playing with colors and finish up with a fine line of eyeliner and extra long lashes with two or more coats of mascara. I love reading good books, both fiction and non-fiction. I own more than 300 books not including magazines, most of them are in English.

Describe your sense of style/fashion.

I love summer outfits and I don't really stick to one style. Something I don't do is copy the other people's style and buy clothes after someone else. I love to be unique and outstanding, I don't like things plain or ordinary. I have fun with every outfit I put on. I love buying dresses because I feel really girly and feminine but I don't really wear them because I'm not that girly nor feminine. Oh but I do LOVE high heels!! And I wear them all the time. I go everywhere wearing 5-inches high heels. Honestly, I only have 2 pairs of flats and I don't own any sneakers.

How did you discover Polyvore?

My friend told me about Polyvore.

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

I've fallen for Polyvore since my friend showed it to me. It's like I get to shop online and try on everything I think might be nice. It's a place where I can express my style without spending lots of money!! That's why I love it soooooo much. It's also somewhere I get to learn to match outfits and style.

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 choose either a dress or top first, after that I think about accessories and high heels. I don't really have a theme for my sets but I usually think about where I'd want to wear the outfit to after I finish the set.

What are your favorite online stores to clip products from?

Topshop is my favorite place to find some nice dresses and skirts. Net-A-Porter and Browns are good places to find high heels.

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






Got any features for the Polyvore team?

Nope ;D