Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Interview with CriLovesJapan

Today's interview is with CriLovesJapan, a Polyvore old-timer from a small city in northern Italy. She has a true knack for re-creating street style and celebrity-inspired outfits! Take a moment to explore her lovely sets and then read more about her below.

Here are some of her sets:

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Tell us about yourself.

I'm a 19-year old girl from a little city in the north of Italy, which is called Cividale del Friuli. I've just finished my 5th year of high school and right now I'm looking for a job but my biggest wish would be to work in the fashion industry. I also have a blog if anyone wants to know something more about me: CriLovesJapan.

How would you describe your sense of style/fashion?

My style is very simple. I love to wear jeans all the time but I try to mix a lot of different and edgy looking clothes such as t-shirts, sweaters, blouses and so much more. I love reading magazines or fashion blogs so I always try to know what are the fashion trends for the season and I try to make them mine using my sense of style.

What's hot in your 'hood?

Lately I've seen a lot of people wearing colours like beige, white and black. I'm really in love with this A/W season's trends like leather clothes, faux fur vests, beige and red everywhere. But I live in a small city and people are more "traditional" here. You can see little girls trying to look older by wearing mini skirts or small dresses, men wearing skinny jeans and people wearing lots of designer clothes.

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

Well, I would love to see people trying to be more creative. I think that everyone should try to mix different styles and not wear always the same thing.

How did you discover Polyvore?

I discovered Polyvore while searching for some pictures of the Balenciaga bags (which I personally love!) on Google.

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

I love the fact that you can search for every type of clothing and you can use them to make a lot of sets! And since I've started to use Polyvore, I've discovered a lot of fashion websites! Thank you Polyvore :)

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

Just be yourself and do not copy other sets! You have to try a lot before starting to make "real" sets. If you browse through my sets you can see that the first ones were ugly but now I learned how to make sets I really love.

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

I would probably say that my fashion icon is Nicole Richie. I've always loved her style and her look and my outfits are kind of inspired by her fashion sense. And I also love Freja Beha Erichsen, she has such a simple yet rock'n'roll style which is pretty much similar to mine! As for the fashion designers, I've always loved Balenciaga.

What online stores do you like to clip from?

I love! Even if I can't afford a lot of their items I always browse through the website looking for the fashion trends of the moment.

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

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

I love each set from Cristina E and this one is my favourites:

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

It would be great if you could add emoticons on the comments :p


shella globalintimatewear said...

it is good idea to match different cloths, shoes and accessories in one picture to show its matchness and told us how to match to become fashion.

leather skirts said...

My style is very simple. I love to wear jeans all the time but I try to mix a lot of different and edgy looking clothes such as t-shirts, sweaters, blouses and so much more.

CrilovesJapan said...

Thank you again for the opportunity (:

dana said...

I agree with @Crilovejapan everyone should try to mix up different styles without wearing the same clothes day after day.
I live in Italy, just like her and here people are not actually very creative in mixing styles: whenever anyone chooses a style that stick with it for years.
We should all be more open to this area: when it comes to mixing up known and unknown we can get scared.
For example if I say to any Italian people that I found the most interesting project mixing fashion art and eco-sustainability ( I get suspicious looks in return,
while I'm sure that anyone else would be pleasantly surprised. Maybe someone would even ask questions.
In a country so full of fashionable contents it's a paradox to be closed minded about the latest fashion trends !
Don't you agree ?