Monday, May 3, 2010

Interview with kate_lf

We love when fashion sets a scene or tells a story. kate_lf does an amazing job at this through her photos of people and places combined with clothing pieces any girl could ever want. Wondering what the 'lf' represents in Kate's user name? Well, it stands for 'loves fashion.' As if we had any doubt ;)

Here are some of her sets:

#176 by kate_lf featuring TopShop

#179 by kate_lf featuring Fendi bags

Tell us about yourself.

Hi! My name is Kate, I'm 17 years old. I live in the capital of Ukraine - Kiev. I'm graduating and I'll be starting university this year. I'm a sociable, emotional and have a creative personality. I love shopping, traveling, dancing and, of course, spending my free time with close friends. I've always been interested in fashion, beauty and the arts. My biggest dream is to establish my own magazine about fashion or work in show business.

How would you describe your sense of style/fashion?

In general I love light, pastel shades and banal colors like black, grey, white. And I adore various high heels, flats and bright accessories. It's my style, but it can suit everyone.

What's hot in your 'hood right now?

From time to time I see some really stylish people who try and keep up with the latest trends (for example trenches, clogs, maxi-dresses etc.) But I think in general, people in Kiev can't seem to find fashion harmony -- they either dress perfectly or inelegantly.

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

I wish girls would wear more skirts. They're so feminine, tempting and hot! Lol

How did you discover Polyvore?

Oh, by pure accident I found an online link to Polyvore. I was soooo glad :)

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

First of all it is so interesting and exciting. Here I also can embody and share my ideas with others, create and show my visions, and follow the latest fashion novelties. In some ways Polyvore brings out my sense of style and helps me to keep abreast on fashion. And I hope that my sets will help me in my future work.

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

Just always be yourself!

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

I have several favorite designers such as Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Laurent Mercier (Balmain). I've fallen in love with their masterpieces. This is my inspiration! I'd say Miroslava Duma and Natasha Goldenberg are my style icons. They are fabulous!

What online stores do you like to clip from?

I love Net-A-Porter and Mirabella. Also I like to add pictures from and StockholmStreetStyle, and I always find beautiful interiors from

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

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

I think that this piece combines a wonderful outfit and great layout; all the items are perfect. I'd love to wear it.

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

Bookmarks, where we can add interesting people! Yeah, that would be great :)

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