Thursday, December 31, 2009

What Are You Wearing on New Year's Eve?

Big plans to dance and party your way into 2010? Make sure you're dressed the part to ring in the New Year! Here are some hot outfit suggestions from fellow Polyvorians:









Monday, December 28, 2009

Trend Spotter: Black Lace

Lace is everywhere you turn these days. But MyChanel has particularly noticed a Black Lace trend on Polyvore. She says, "I am loving the return of black lace tights. Great style is in mixing opposites...truly feminine (lace) mixed with a bad girl saucy attitude (black). But don't stop at tights if you love the attitude, black lace can be seen influenced in many pieces from lipgloss to booties. This isn't only a trend, it is an entire black lace revolution." The runways would agree...


Image courtesy of styleblog.ca






Check out more of this trend in MyChanel's trend spotter collection:
Trendspotting: Black Lace

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

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

You made your list, you checked it twice...well, we hope you got everything that was on it! In the spirit of the holidays, we chose some sets that really capture the spirit of the holidays (and its fashion!)










Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Glam Up Your Tacky Sweater Community Challenge Winners

Just in time for Christmas Eve, we're announcing the winners of the Glam Up Your Tacky Sweater contest. It takes imagination and an eye for style to turn an uber-festive sweater into something fashionable. But we had no doubts that you guys could do it...and I'm actually kind of jealous I don't have one of my own!

Congratulations to our 3 winners who have proved that there is no fashion crisis that can't be solved!






Check out more contest entries here:

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Interview with moɴCʜɑɴ℮ʟ ♪♫

When we asked chanel.vuitton.mcqueen.laurent (our last interviewee) who we should interview next, he enthusiastically nominated moɴCʜɑɴ℮ʟ ♪♫, whom he refers to as "Polymom." It's impossible not to run into one of moɴCʜɑɴ℮ʟ ♪♫'s fashionably artistic masterpieces on Polyvore, so we're excited to catch up with her today.

Here are some of her sets:





Tell us about yourself.

My name is Maddy and I live in Virginia, about 15 minutes from the Nation's Capital. I don't engage in politics. I am a graphic designer with a penchant for PhotoShop, as anyone can tell. I graduated from The Corcoran School of Art + Design... as did Tim Gunn from Project Runway. I love music, art and design and I also have a passion for fashion and it's industry. I have an addiction to shoes for sure! I also knit and felt things from scarves to hats to purses. I just love being creative!

How would you describe your sense of style/fashion?

My sense of style is eclectic. Links of London rather than Tiffanys. Frye engineer boots rather than Uggs. And black...lots of black. It is my base to splash colors on. There is nothing like signature pieces for a season, but classics are a must. A black faux fur coat, an Hermes scarf, t-shirt and jeans...that is my style for sure. I also have a thing for sunglasses, I have a drawer full of them. This past summer it was the classic Raybans (the 2132/55 to be specific) a la Lady Gaga and now I want the Albert Maysles with transition lenses.

What's hot in DC right now?

Well, in the sea of suits and sequins in the D.C. Metropolitan area...brace yourself. We are getting the real housewives here. We do have surprisingly very upscale shopping here in Northern Virginia. It ranges from Gucci to Neiman Marcus. The hottest looks for sure are retro accessories, sleek suits and sequined cocktail dresses for state dinner crashing. Christian Louboutins are must haves.

What's one thing you wish people would wear more of?

I wish people would wear more fair trade items like jewelry as well as designers using more fabrics made with bamboo. I was amazed at the feel of that fabric! Also, re-purposing clothing for an eclectic splash to something new.

How did you discover Polyvore?

A Google search...I was intrigued from the get go!

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


Okay. It is my new addiction. It is my creative outlet. It is my creative therapy next to knitting. When I first started Polyvore, I had no idea what it was for. I just was like a kid in a candy store! It took me a lot of sets to catch on...but I think I cracked my own Davinci code on how to work with the medium I call Polyvore.

What I like about Polyvore is that it is a way to meet people as well as show off your inner style goddess! A blank canvas, if you will, of any and everything you could ever imagine having in your closet!

If you could share one tip or trick with a new Polyvore member, what would it be?

Just be yourself. Express yourself as you see how the items need to come together.

Do you have a favorite fashion designer who has influenced you?

I adore Alexander McQueen, but my very first remembrance was of a Calvin Klein fashion show video and the music in the background was a woman singing David Bowie's "Heroes."

What online stores do you like to clip from?

Net-A-Porter
for sure. Their quality in larger image is totally clip-able and there are so many awesome high end items to play with! I also like Browns Fashion.

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

Okay, I am my own worst critic. This is hard.

I like how this Miley Cyrus set came out... it is hard to silhouette hair! I love the depth it has.

I like the layers and color of this set:



I thought this Barney's Obsession set was a definite challenge... like doing a McGuyver set with two sticks and some bubblebum! And it features my new glasses obsession as well!


What's your favorite set created by another Polyvore member?

I just saw this one and think it is fantastic!


Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?


How about a 50-100 item private holding bin for graphics you create and clip in for sets? That would also help with contests and mosaic sets! Also, how about a pre-publish view? Other than that, since the introduction of the rotation tool...it's like the seas parting and the heavens opening up!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Trend Spotter: Birkin Bags

If you had several thousands of dollars to spend on the ultimate accessory, what would it be? Well, Engreida has spotted a Birkin Bag trend on Polyvore, so we think this may be a good contender. Liz (Polyvore's recovering shop-a-holic and engineering whiz) would probably have to agree, since she's the proud owner of a Birkin bag herself! Named after actress and singer Jane Birkin, this Hermès bag is a highly desired symbol of luxury and has been spotted on shows like Sex and the City and Gossip Girl. It's also a favorite amongst many celebs.


Images courtesy of olsen-twins-news.com (left) and trend911.com (right)






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

Birkin Bags


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

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tribute to Brittany Murphy

Hollywood lost a shining star yesterday. Actress Brittany Murphy, best known for her performances in Clueless (who can forget her singing 'Rollin With The Homies'?) and Just Married, died at the age of 32. I still remember when Brittany played Molly Morgan on the short-lived TV show, The Torkelsons. Her smile had a way of lighting up the big screen and it's obvious that she touched the lives of so many of you by the amount of tribute sets that have been popping up on Polyvore. Here's to Brittany Murphy...we're sad to have lost you.










Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brittany's family, friends and fans. Rest in peace.

Starbucks All You Need Is Love Contest Winners

It really is amazing what we can do when we work together. Throughout the Starbucks All You Need Is Love contest, Polyvore was aglow with sets full of (RED) products. The fight against AIDS is an important one and it was amazing to see how all of you channeled your creative juices into this cause. Congratulations to all 10 winners who will also be receiving $50 (STARBUCKS)RED cards.

1st:



2nd:



3rd:



4th:



5th:

291109
291109 by dadls81 featuring Kg shoes


6th:



7th:



8th:



9th:



10th:


Check out more Starbucks contest entries here:

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Hypnotize Lancôme with Your Fashion Sense Contest Winners

The life of a supermodel is a busy one! But even so, Daria Werbowy took time out to look at every single one of your entries in the Hypnotize Lancôme with Your Fashion Sense contest. You guys are fabulous for being so patient! So without further ado, here are the winners Daria chose along with 1 community choice runner-up:

1st:


Runners-Up









Community's Choice Runner-Up
(based on the most amount of faves by you guys)




Check out more Lancome entries here:

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