Friday, October 30, 2009

Rotate! (and an update on profile pages)

Wow it's been a busy month here at Polyvore! Today we're pleased to announce the launch of the Polyvore community's #1 most requested feature -- the rotate tool.

Rotate!!!!! by Polyvore featuring Thakoon dresses

When you add an item to the editor, you should see a small circle at the top of the item that you can grab to rotate the item.
Please make sure you are using a newer browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3.5+, Google Chrome 3.0, or Safari 3.1+), otherwise the rotate tool won't work. If you're not sure what browser you're using, go here to find out. If you need to upgrade your browser, go to to download Firefox 3.5 or go here to download the latest version of Internet Explorer.

As always, let us know what you think by leaving your feedback here on the blog. If you find any bugs, please report them to us in the comments. Make sure to include your browser/operating system information, plus step-by-step instructions for how to reproduce the problem.

Speaking of feedback, we want everyone in the Polyvore community to know that your feedback is super important to us. You guys are what makes the site so great, so we pay close attention to your comments and try to make changes based on your suggestions.

Yesterday we debuted a new profile page layout, to mixed reactions. We realize it's a big change that takes some getting used to, but we'd like to ask everyone to please try it out for a few days to see if it grows on you.

In the meantime, we've made some changes to try to address some of the most common complaints --

Many of you said the favorites were too big and dominate the page, so the favorites are now smaller. It's much clearer which sets are yours and which are faves. You can also completely remove faves by going into your profile settings.

Some of you asked for the Organizer link back, so we added it to the Links section. Also, your profile description now displays line breaks correctly.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the rotate tool!

The Polyvore Team

P.S. You can follow us on Twitter here.

The World of Jenni Kayne Contest Winners

We're excited to announce the winners of the World of Jenni Kayne contest, as chosen by Jenni Kayne herself! Jenni picked 10 sets that interpreted her fashion line by using 2 items from These 10 very lucky gals have all won shopping sprees on!

Love all the edgy updates to classic American Sportswear? Follow the Jenni Kayne boutique on Twitter to keep up with all the latest happenings. And congrats, winners!

1st: $500

2nd: $400

3rd: $200

4th: $200

5th: $200

6th: $200

7th: $200

8th: $200

Check out more contest entries here:

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Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

Here are some recent blog posts we came across that feature Polyvore sets:

Stylemom's put her fall lookbook together for you to see...

Why has the Little Black Dress remained a classic?

Orange and black might be the color combination of the hour, but why not try something more unexpected?

What would you wear if you were on Gossip Girl?

If you have a blog and would like to be featured here, let us know!

All About Prints with Vivienne Tam

Designer Vivienne Tam has shown that she can consistently appeal to everyone from high-society to urban to teens. With her effortless sense of East-meets-West style, she has become a multi-platform designer and businesswoman. Pieces from her collections have made their way into the permanent archives of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, The Museum of FIT, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Create a Vivienne Tam look that is uniquely yours by using at least one item from Winning looks will personally be chosen by Vivienne Tam and will be showcased on Winners will also receive these great prize packages:

$500 gift certificate redeemable on
Autographed China Chic Book

2nd: Peony Package
Autographed Peony Canvas Tote, Peony USB 2GB Card, Peony Mouse, and 100% Silk Chiffon Peony Scarf

3rd: Panda Package
Autographed Save the Pandas Tee, and Panda Canvas Make-Up Pouch

Visit the Vivienne Tam contest page on Polyvore to enter now! And if you happen to be in New York, be sure to check out the Vivienne Tam sample sale:

Wednesday, November 4, 9am-7pm
Thursday and Friday, November 5-6, 10am-7pm
260 West 39th St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Profile Pages!

Did you know that millions of people come to Polyvore every month to find style inspiration from your sets? Today we're pleased to announce a change to Polyvore's profile pages that makes it easier for your fans to follow your taste.

The new profile page format is more blog-like, with chronologically ordered entries, bigger images, and full set descriptions. Every set you create is like a blog post. People can like your sets directly from your profile page and even subscribe to your profile via RSS. We also show posts for collections you create, items you clip each day, and your favorites for that day. If you want to customize what post types appear on your profile, you can do so via the profile settings page. If you want to quickly browse through a gallery of someone's sets or favorites or groups or contacts, just use the links on the right side of the profile page.

Think of yourself as the Anna Wintour of your very own personal fashion magazine! So go ahead and inspire the world with your gorgeous creations!

Hypnotize Lancôme with Your Fashion Sense

Introducing Hypnôse Senses
Science says we have five senses. But everyone knows there’s a sixth sense—your fashion sense. To launch the new Hypnôse Senses—a lush blend of pink peppercorn, mandarin, patchouli and vanilla—we want to see your style come alive.

Show Off Your Fashion Sense
Create as many sets as you like that sum up your unique fashion sense. Make sure to include a bottle of Hypnôse Senses from to complete your set. After all, every fashion icon in the making needs a signature scent.

Spokesmodel Daria Werbowy will personally be choosing one first-place winner to receive a $250 e-certificate to plus a bottle of Hypnôse Senses signed by her! Five runners-up each will receive a $100 e-certificate to and a bottle of Hypnôse Senses.

Get started and enter your sets now!

Trend Spotter: Fold Over Boots

Electric Ave spotted a Fold Over Boots trend on Polyvore. She says, "The bell-bottom effect these boots have are a cool accent to your typical pair of boots. I'm seeing these all over the place and love the Polyvore outfits everyone's been creating with fold over boots!" Vanessa Hudgens and Rihanna have been spotted in fold over boots. What do you think of them?

Images courtesy of (left) and (right)

Check out more of this trend in Electric Ave's trend spotter collection:

View 'Fold Over Boots' on Polyvore

Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Play Fashion Editor for Piperlime Contest Winners

When celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe thinks your fashion sense is cool, that's definitely a bragging right! 11,406 sets were entered into the Play Fashion Editor for Piperlime contest styling five big fall trends: the boho top, distressed skinny jeans, the plaid shirt, the ruffle blouse and the boyfriend jacket. We're thrilled to announce the 5 lucky winners Rachel Zoe has selected to receive a $250 Piperlime gift card!






Congratulations to the winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Want to see all 11,406 contest entries? You can start here:

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Fine Mess with Kate Voegele Contest Winners

With 1084 contest entries, Kate Voegele has more inspiration than she could ever imagine! Congratulations to 1st place winner ♫☠Knives and Pens☠♫ who won tickets to Kate Voegele's show in Tucson, AZ this Sunday!

Also a big congrats to zsuu, monChanel, pink.berry and fashtastic who will be receiving some great autographed Kate Voegele merchandise!

Check out more Kate Voegele contest entries:

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Walk in Paris Hilton's Shoes Contest Winner

Handpicked by Miss Paris Hilton herself, we're excited to announce the winner of our Walk in Paris Hilton's Shoes contest! PaintHead will be receiving a new pair of Paris Hilton Shoes every month for an entire year! Congratulations!

Check out more Paris Hilton contest entries:

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Trend Spotter: Grommets and Eyelet Studs

mylovelycat spotted a Grommet/Eyelet Stud trend on Polyvore. She says they're a fun spin on the stud trend because "you can't hide what's inside your bag or which colour your tights are!" Ginnifer Goodwin was spotted with this great eyelet stud clutch and Ellen Page rocked this Alexander Wang grommet dress. Go on and add a splash of hardware to your look!

Images courtesy of (left) and (right)

Check out more of this trend in mylovelycat's trend spotter collection:

View 'Only eyelet studs ...' on Polyvore

Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to

Monday, October 26, 2009

Style Katharine McPhee

New Hair. New Album. Rediscover Katharine McPhee.
For recording artist Katharine McPhee, her upcoming album release Unbroken has inspired a brand new Kat. Unbroken taps into Katharine's vulnerability and maturity as a musician along with a stunning physical change: from a long-haired brunette to a sultry platinum blonde!

“I’ve never done anything crazy like this,” she says. “I didn’t think I would cut my hair off or go this blonde, but I’m going through changes. Searching for lyrics and meaning in the record just sort of forced me to examine inside and out.”

New Confidence. New Outlook.

Create a set inspired by Katharine's new look! 6 lucky winners will be handpicked by Katharine McPhee to be featured on 1st place will receive a 16MB iPod and the 5 runners-up will receive an autographed copy of Unbroken.

Visit the Style Katharine McPhee contest page for more details and to enter!

Guest Blog: Don't Skirt the Issues

This guest post was written by Jennifer and Melissa of Workchic helps dress women for work by offering suggested outfits, fit guidelines, tips and tricks on how to look professional, feminine and chic. Check out the Workchic blog for tips and trends!

Having a great neutral skirt in your basic work wardrobe is important. Notice we didn't say black, this skirt should be in a solid color that will mix and match into your existing closet. Some neutral colors to consider are tan, brown, navy, charcoal, and of course black. We have discussed in other blog posts the best skirts to fit your figure. You should also consider the types of tops you have on hand when you pick out your basic. To get you inspired we have put together some outfits.

We went with a pencil skirt for a black option and glamed it up with an asymmetrical ruffled cardigan. All these pieces were found at Jcrew and have a soft yet structured feel. Ruffles continue into peep toe pumps while pleats update a slouchy bag. The look is finished off with jeweled earrings and necklace. From basic black skirt to Hollywood glam perfect for the office.

For a true neutral we found a taupe A-line skirt with soft pleats and belted waist. Tuck in a simple knit top and layer on the accessories. The tapestry necklace nicely offsets crystal and bronze bracelet and flats. Plus details on handbag and wallet continue to update this casual outfit.

To achieve a soft and feminine look try a navy skirt and lavender tied neck cardigan. We hid a graphic tee underneath for a quick change in the evening. Ballet inspired pumps are a unique twist along with Victorian enameled pocket watch. None of which we consider basic, but grounding the look with a simple skirt makes the other pieces stand out.

Stay tuned to learn more about updating your basics and keeping your work wardrobe fresh with