Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Interview with panda girl

Ever wondered what the fashion scene is like in Tennessee? Well, our interview with panda girl is your ticket in. Her sets are a fun mix of brights, florals and even a bit of rock n roll. What we like most about her is that she's not committed to one specific layout style. panda girl is always trying new things!

Here are some of her sets:

Tell us about yourself.

I live in Tennessee and I'm really into fashion and photography, which turns out to be a really great combination. My only job right now is to go to school and get good grades, and to look stylish at all times!

How would you describe your sense of style/fashion?

My style changes a lot. One day I may wear my skinny jeans, leather boots, army print tank top and chain necklace, and another day I will wear an old floral dress that used to be my grandmother's that I've cut and hemmed, worn with a denim jacket and cowboy boots (cowboy boots are an essential item for almost every Tennessean's closet.) But I guess my style more than often leans to the flirty or bright colored side.

What's hot in your 'hood right now?

Here lately I've been seeing quite a few girls at my school wearing TOMS, although I personally don't much care for them. The biggest trends I've seen, even though Tennessee isn't the most stylish state (haha), are florals, lace, sundresses with sweaters or denim jackets, and skinny jeans with converse or boots. We have a very wide variety of styles.

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

I sort of wish the 80s would come back. Not the weird, technicolored yoga 80s style, but the punk rocker style with lots of studs and leather, which I suppose is already starting to come back. I also love the men's style back then with the jeans and high school sport team jackets or leather jackets.

How did you discover Polyvore?

My mom was Googling fashion sites for me because I'm so in love with fashion and style, so when she came around to Polyvore it was perfect! It's not like those other dress-up games on the internet; it allows more creativity.

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

I absolutely love Polyvore! I use it to express my style, and I also use it to learn more about the fashion world and how style evolves from one thing to the next. I used to think great fashion was matching everything perfectly in all the same color! Thanks to Polyvore I now know what really good fashion and style is. I like Polyvore because it's the perfect place to keep all my fashion brainstorms in one place, and a better way to show others my ideas.

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

Trial and error. Try LOTS of different layouts. When I first started Polyvore, my layout was horrible and so were my outfits! But that's how you learn, by your mistakes. Also browse Polyvore and study other people's sets. See what looks good together, which colors match best, and what's in style at the moment.

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

I don't have a "fashion icon" because I believe that you can get the best point of view of fashion if you combine knowledge from all the designers and stylists. You get something new every time!

What online stores do you like to clip from?

I clip from anywhere I see something I like. I've never liked just one brand, I like to pick and choose.

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

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

It's just so perfect for fall and I love the fall colors. I also love the layout because it's not the average square or rectangle shaped set, it's unique.

Are your real life outfits similar to the ones your create on Polyvore?

In a way they are similar. Except that I don't wear heels, and 3/4 of my sets have high heels in them. Also the things in my sets are really expensive! I find that sticking to the sales racks at my favorite stores is the best way to go, while also getting stylish clothes. If I could afford my sets, I would buy them all!

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

On the "top products" page that you update every day, or any collection page, it would be a lot easier to add an item to "my items" if there was a button right there under the item, instead of having to click on the item, go to a new page, and then add the item.

1 comment:

Ola said...

awesome, cool!