Monday, November 30, 2009

What's Your Barneys Obsession?



Barneys New York is one of the most forward-thinking retail stores that offer hand-picked obsession-worthy luxury items from high-end designers to up-and-coming designers.

If you could walk into Barneys New York right now and buy whatever your heart desired, what would you buy? Show us your love of Barneys and put together a set that best reflects your Barneys obsession!

Julie Gilhart, the Senior VP, Fashion Director of Barneys New York (and one of the most influential people in fashion) will personally hand-pick three winners who will get a shopping spree at Barneys New York!

Grand prize winner: $300 Barneys Gift Card
Second prize winner: $200 Barneys Gift Card
Third prize winner: $100 Barneys Gift Card

Share your Barneys obsession with us now!

Group Spotlight: Steampunk Couture

You never know what you'll find when you browse through Polyvore. Imaginations run wild, inspiring creativity in every corner. There are lots of hidden gems in Polyvore groups...and this is where we'll be highlighting them.

Today's Group Spotlight is on Steampunk couture, moderated by VisionINblack. This group encourages members to create art and fashion using elements of steampunk. If you're not familiar, steampunk refers to a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s (thank you Wikipedia!) Think old fashioned clocks, gears, monocles, bolts, mechanical things, Victorian-era vests and dresses, lace up boots and old top hats.







Inspired by what you see? Join the Steampunk couture group. There's a cool contest running for the best steampunk top hat right now, too!

Cyber Monday Deals

Ready to get your shop on this Cyber Monday? It's the perfect day to finally purchase all those items on your fashion wishlist! And to help you out, we've rounded up some great deals going on today:

Get 20% off your order on Piperlime and GAP. Just use the code: MONDAY






Save up to $225 on Shopbop with code: GIFT4U



Calvin Klein's offering 60% off all outerwear and a fall sale at 50% with new markdowns also up to 50% off!



Get 15% off on Moxsie with code: THANKSGIVING



Urban Outfitters is offering 10% off with the code: MERRYHAPPY



Have you found any other cool Cyber Monday deals? You can share them by leaving a comment.
Happy shopping!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

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

Make your outfit bloom...


Dress for less than $150 and still look great!


Another great outfit under $150 perfect for Thanksgiving!


Has gold won you over?



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

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


This Thanksgiving, we're so thankful for all the love the Polyvore community gives to us. We receive lots of love letters from you guys, and with each one, our hearts just melt. We can't express enough how grateful we are for such an amazing community and wanted to share some of the love letters you've sent to us with everyone!

"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can't thank you enough for giving us such an amazing source. It's AWESOME how you can layer the pictures and create outfits and just make a picture complete. This site is amazing. It lets me express my creativity. The possibilities are endless. In conclusion... I ♥ ♥ ♥ Polyvore!Thank you!"¸.•*♥sunshine♥*•.¸


"I would like to say how much I deeply appreciate Polyvore. It is an extremely wonderful gift which has touched an enormous amount of people around the globe." nocturnalmother




"I would just like to send this email to you to tell you how much I appreciate and utilize this site. Here, I can express myself, meet new people, hear new music, create blog-like sets, find new trends and clothing, as well as just have fun in general. I can only say good things about this website and I am very happy it exists and that I found it. So thank you again, and keep up the great work." Youre The Gravity


"You're like the cheese to my bread. You're the 'needed' cup of coffee to many. You're the bubbles to my coca cola." ❤✿PaintHead





Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

(STARBUCKS) RED All You Need is Love Contest



(STARBUCKS)RED
From the buying process of Starbucks coffee, to minimizing our environmental footprint, to being involved in local communities, Starbucks constantly strives to do business responsibly. That’s why Starbucks is proud to partner with (RED) in the fight against AIDS in Africa. As part of our ongoing commitment to the farmers, their families and communities in Africa that grow our coffee, every time a customer buys select (STARBUCKS)RED products a portion of the profits go Global Fund-financed AIDS programs.

Spread the Message of Love

Create a set inspired by the song "All You Need is Love" using at least one item from the (STARBUCKS)RED collection. Share the love with your friends and family and show that you support the global cause to fight AIDS in Africa! It's amazing what we can do when we work together. So let's keep doing good.

10 winners will receive a $50 (STARBUCKS)RED Card. To enter the contest, visit the (STARBUCKS)RED contest page now!

Trend Spotter: Leather Gloves

Miss Wallflower has spotted a Leather Gloves trend on Polyvore. Keep your fingers warm and fashionable this winter! Leather gloves are a great way to accessorize any outdoor look. From fingerless to elbow-length, gloves add a touch of elegance and edge all at once. Victoria Beckham and Drew Barrymore show us how a simple pair of black leather gloves can create two very different looks.


Images courtesy of abcnews.com (left) and zimbio.com (right)






Check out more of this trend in Miss Wallflower's trend collection:

View 'Leather Gloves' on Polyvore

Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to trends@polyvore.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Ultimate Zappos Challenge



A girl needs an outfit for everything. After all, you never know what tomorrow night will bring, and you'll need to be ready at a moment's notice. Who knows, you may end up on the next fashion blog post or run into your crush from your not-so-cute days.

Zappos.com provides all your fashion needs from head to toe with fast, free shipping right to your door. Make heads turn when you are sporting the hottest brands like 7 For All Mankind, Free People, Diesel, True Religion, and Splendid – all purchased from the comfort of your own home.

Your Iconic Look with Zappos
Create your iconic look using clothing, accessories, bags, and shoes from Zappos.com. Three winners will receive a shopping spree from Zappos.com, so that you're always ready to look your best wherever you need to be!

Selected sets will be featured daily on the Zappos.com Facebook Fanpage and three winning sets will be chosen by the Zappos team to receive zappos.com gift cards.

1st Prize Winner - $500

2nd Prize Winners - $300

3rd Prize Winners - $200

For full contest details and to enter, visit the Ultimate Zappos Challenge page!

Trend Spotter: Paper-Bag Waists

Engreida spotted a Paper-Bag Waist trend on Polyvore. Engredia points out, "The paper-bag waist is designer Althea Harper's signature style, representing street chic and redefining suit attire also!" The paper-bag cut is typically worn high at the waist and has extra fabric at the waist. The look is loose and chic and looks amazing paired with a fitted top. This is the perfect look if you want to achieve a beautiful silhouette. Take a look at Althea Harper's paper-bag waist design from Project Runway, Season 6:


Image courtesy of azcentral.com






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

View 'Paper-bag Waists' on Polyvore


Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to trends@polyvore.com

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Festive Affair At Calvin Klein



Calvin Klein invites you to celebrate the holiday season in style. Whether you’re going to a fashionable gala or throwing your own bash, calvinklein.com gives you many ways to look chic during the holidays.

Put together a set using at least 2 items from calvinklein.com and the Calvin Klein logo that shows how you will dress for your very own festive affair.

Think sleek...
think sexy...
and think modern.

Selected sets will be featured daily on the Calvin Klein Facebook Fanpage and five winning sets will be chosen by the style experts at Calvin Klein to receive calvinklein.com gift cards!

One 1st Prize Winner - $500
Two 2nd Prize Winners - $300 each
Two 3rd Prize Winners - $100 each

Visit the Calvin Klein contest page now for more details and to get started!

Guest Blog: Putting Your Basics Together

This guest post was written by Jennifer and Melissa of Workchic.com. 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!

Over the last couple of months we have talked about updating your basics and building a solid foundation for your work wardrobe. With the holidays upon us, we are going to give you a break for a couple of weeks. First, we want to look back at the five key pieces we have updated and put together a few more chic outfits with fun accessories.




We showed you the black wrap dress and rounded toe pumps previously. Add some color with a Second Base demi-cami in a vibrant scarlet that’s carried into the earrings. The crystal rings in this bracelet from Heart’s Desire will pull any color in the rainbow. Let it play red today and look brand new tomorrow against something blue. Together these pieces will update your classic LBD and make it seasonally fresh.




Our second look contains a blouse, skirt, cardigan, and ballet flats we’ve shown you before. But did you ever think about putting them together? Don’t worry, we did it for you. Then warmed it up with a colorful scarf from Silk Road Spirit. Together or separate these pieces are classically feminine and chic.

Did you miss any of the fun. You can go back and check out our post on Cardigans, Skirts, Black Shoes, White Blouses, or Classic LBD’s at any time. After the holidays we will return with tailored blazers, black trousers, and more key items to round out your perfect, professional wardrobe.

We use Polyvore to help us organize these looks to share with you. You can check out more of our Polyvore outfits and start creating some of your own by visiting Polyvore.com today!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

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

Beat the battle of the snow with glamour of glitter and sequins.


Style salute with military jackets.

High fashion with a Hanes undershirt? Brilliant.



A love of Luella.

Dress to impress at your holiday party for $275!

Steal the scene with fur.


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

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Style with ALDO Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners who will soon be all glammed up after their shopping spree with ALDO! The Holiday Style with ALDO contest was a huge success with 2630 entries. Here are the lucky winners:

1st:


2nd:


3rd:


4th:


5th:

Check our more ALDO contest entries here:

See more on Polyvore

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Trend Spotter: Trench Coats

Engreida spotted a Trench Coat trend on Polyvore. She says, "Trench coats are amazing as outerwear or a dress, and they've been seen all over Spring 2010 runways!" We love the idea of wearing trench coats as a dress. The Burberry runways displayed this as a hot spring look (below right), but for the winter month you can pair up with thigh high suede boots for a ultra-sheek look!


Images courtesy of yousaytoo.com (left) and rescu.com.au (right)






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

View 'Trench Coats' on Polyvore

Submit your collection to trends@polyvore.com