Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Interview with HEY MOON™

Nothing makes us happier than knowing that Polyvore fashionistas are making their dreams come true. Today's interview is with HEY MOON™, who is a self-proclaimed fashion junkie and 80s fanatic about to begin her career in fashion at FIDM! Did we mention she also makes a mean mosaic?

Here are some of her sets:

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Stephanie Livier Betancourt and I’m nearly 18 years old. I’m a Mexican-American girl with French ancestry living in San Diego, CA. In less than two months I’m graduating from high school and will be attending FIDM beginning this summer, here in SD. Since I can remember, I’ve always been so into trends and fashion. There are literally no words to describe how much I love fashion.

How would you describe your sense of style/fashion?

My style is a little bit of everything, it really depends on my mood. I’m more of the surfy-boho-free spirited type. A laid-back, breezy and beachy vibe with a hint of edge; that’s me.

What's hot in your 'hood right now?

A trend that I’ve seen lately at school is, unfortunately, leggings. I don’t have anything against them, but girls at school are abusing them. The worst part is that some wear them as jeans, with short t-shirts...if that makes sense.

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

80s clothes. I don’t know why, but I just love the 80s fashion vibe.

How did you discover Polyvore?

To be honest, I don’t really remember. I have bad memory. I think that I was randomly Googling celebrity images and a set appeared. I signed in and the rest is history.

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

Well, I use Polyvore as a fun and creative way to keep on track with today’s fashion trends and express my sense of style. It’s like a fashion feedback.

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

Use Polyvore as a way of showing your fashion/art sense and creativity and don't think about the amount of faves you or your contacts may have.

What's the longest it's ever taken you to create a set?

I don’t really count the time that it takes me to create a set, but one time I had the ugliest internet reception and it took me like one hour.

Do you have a favorite fashion designer or style icon who has influenced you?

At this time, my fashion icons are Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad, Hanna Beth, Sky Ferreira, and Atlanta Noo de Cadenet. Also three amazing bloggers: Andy Torres, Dajana and Juan Cocco.

What online stores do you like to clip from?

My most resent online store that I’m obsessed with is !!!

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

I made this set for Sky Ferreira and she posted this set on her MySpace page. I got really excited!

I got inspired by the pictures I chose, then I realized that the guy in the pictures, Juan Cocco, had posted my set on his blog.

This sets brings me fun memories. It was one of my first sets I’ve made and was a hit. Even though it’s not the best set ever and it’s really different from the sets I make now, and it’s definitely one of my favorites.

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

Tough question. I love my Poly-friends’ sets very much. They inspire me a lot by showing me support. There’s a girl that makes the cutest sets ever and deserves more love, she is Laur.E:

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

Not at this moment. Thanks for the interview, Polyvore :)


RaqeSweet said...

Hi!! I like this blog!!

Hannah said...

aaah go efy! awesome job with your sets + i cannot wait to hear about your success at FIDM! you go girl! x 'Mrs. Urie' from polyvore. xx

Sheepish Wolf said...

Hey moon is definitely one of my few poly-friends that I admire the most! she just got the thing, know what i mean? she is great! :D cheers for her!

moɴCʜɑɴ℮ʟ ♪♫ said...

Great inverview! Hey Moon's mosiac style sets sort of all tell a story!

andy said...

hey nice sets here they look fabulous.