Friday, January 29, 2010

Pop Culture Watch: National Lady Gaga Day

Word around Facebook and Twitter is that it's National Lady Gaga Day today! And since we're always up for a good party, we want in on the festivities, too! So, what does one do on National Lady Gaga Day, you ask? Well, you can dress like her, sing like her, throw a themed party...pretty much participate in anything that embraces all things Gaga. So in honor of this day, we're checking out all of your amazing Lady Gaga-inspired looks on Polyvore. Here are some of our favorites:











Share your favorite Lady Gaga set with us on Twitter!

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

Want to know what all the cool kids are talking about this week? Check out some of the most recent blog posts we came across featuring Polyvore sets:

Who said rompers were just for kids?



Of course Lady Gaga and vanity go hand in hand! And since we're on the subject, did you know it's National Lady Gaga Day today?



Polyvore picks by Lamixx. (They're loving your style!)



Golestaneh
shows us how to make sweater pants chic.




We adore Fashion Me Faboulous' $150 challenges! Ode to the "hip"...



Yup, 2010 is looking like the year of denim.



If you have a blog and would like to be featured here, let us know!
Drop us a line at loveletters@polyvore.com or tweet at us!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Nike Zoom Fly Quick Sister Contest Winners

Girl, you're workin' so hard! Pushing yourself with no regard. Crazy lifting! Crazy running! Crazy stairstep-steppin' with the sunglasses-sunnin'! You're Vancouver gunnin'! Keeping cool in the Nike Pro. Training to meet any foe, make the dough and steal the show. They better beware because you got that gold-medal stare!

Congrats to our 3 lucky winners who captured the spirit of the Nike Zoom Fly Quick Sister contest beautifully!

1st:


2nd:


3rd:


Check out more contest entries here:

See more on Polyvore

Kim Kardashian Debuts Her New Fragrance Contest




Reality-TV star and model Kim Kardashian has finally debuted her much talked-about fragrance, exclusively at Sephora.com. The eponymous scent includes feminine florals like tuberose, white jasmine, and gardenia mingled with soft, sultry hints of jacaranda wood, sandalwood, and Tonka bean—all of which reveal the many facets of Kim’s style and personality.

What kind of look does Kim Kardashian’s fragrance inspire you to create?
Sephora invites you to put together a paparazzi-ready look using fashion and beauty accessories that you think best complement the scent. You must include at least three products from Sephora, including Kim’s fragrance, in order to be eligible to win:

One grand prize: autographed Kim Kardashian Eau de Parfum 3.4oz, full fragrance assortment, and SEPHORA products ($400 value)

Three runner-up prizes: Kim Kardashian fragrance assortment (1-rollerball, 1 Eau de Parfum 1oz spray) and SEPHORA COLLECTION products ($150 value)

Check out the entries so far:

See more on Polyvore

The contest is open through Sunday, January 31, so enter your look now!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dress-A-Friend Fridays: Week 2 Winner

remanika's Dress-A-Friend Fridays outfit was voted as last week's winner. She created this outfit for her close friend and classmate, Jija who just got accepted to college! remanika wants her "cute, short and sweet" friend Jija to not only dazzle everyone in college with her fabulous personality, but with style, too.




If you've got a friend you'd love to dress up, make sure you enter the Dress-A-Friend Fridays contest tomorrow!

Gargyle.com on Polyvore


When you're living the country club lifestyle, it's always fun to dress the part! That's where the inspiration for Gargyle.com originated from. This online store thrives on unique pieces from labels like Vena Cava, ACNE and Karen Walker that let people express themselves whether they're playing sports, having dinner with family or dancing the night away with friends. We're loving these animal print-inspired pieces:









Introducing the Community Choice Challenge!



You've got cool ideas for contests, and we want to hear them. So we recently created the Polyvore Contest Ideas group to give you a place where you can all share your suggestions for contests. Each week, we'll be featuring a 1-day contest (which we cleverly named the Community Choice Challenge) that is inspired by a theme you've suggested!

To kick off this new weekly series, your challenge is to create a set inspired by your favorite quote. Check out the contest page for more details.

And if you haven't joined the Polyvore Contest Ideas group yet, do it now! Your contest idea may just be our next Community Choice Challenge!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trend Spotter: Nude Pink

Fashion has many faces, and e_lizzz has discovered a softer one that's on the rise. Say hello to the nude pink trend! 2009 brought us a lot of rock 'n roll and glam, but the neutrals are staking their claim for 2010. Now, we're not advising that you toss all the black out of your wardrobe, we're just opening your mind to other sides of the color spectrum. Pale pinks were all over the spring runways, as seen in collections from Lanvin (left) and Derek Lam (right) below.


Images courtesy of harpersbazaar.com
135. 2010 Fashion Trend Predictions - pale pink

135. 2010 Fashion Trend Predictions - pale pink by e_lizzz featuring Miu Miu bags




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

Trend 2010 - Nude pink


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

Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 Fashion Trend Predictions Contest Winners

Take note! The trendsetters of the world (that's you guys!) have spoken. From polka dots to pastels, we can't wait to see your trend predictions come to life this year. Congratulations to our 12 winners of the 2010 Fashion Trend Predictions contest!

1st:
Clean Energy: Less is more


2nd:
Knee-high socks: Hike 'em up, ladies



3rd:
Lolita Girl: Catholic school girl meets Alice in Wonderland.



4th:
Clogs: They're baaack!

5th:
Nautical: Sail away with stripes



6th:
Polka Dots: Circles, circles everywhere



7th:
Military-inspired: This trend keeps marching on...



8th:
Floral Blazers: A girly approach to the boyfriend blazer



9th:
Mixed Prints & Patterns: Mixing and matching isn't a fashion crime



10th:
Metallic Jacket: Everyone needs a little bling



11th:
Sheer: Concealing yet revealing


12th:
Nudes: Get back to the basics


Check out more 2010 fashion trend predictions:

See more on Polyvore

Interview with NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall

If you've seen this fashion design student's sets, you'll know exactly why her name is NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall. She definitely sets herself apart from the crowd with her vibrant and stylish layouts. We're interviewing this Croatian stylista today to learn more about what makes her creativity pop!

Here are some of her sets:


Tell us about yourself.


My name is Lora, I'm (almost) 20 years old. I live in Croatia, a country next to Italy.
I study fashion design in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, and I'm in my second year. I also sell my fashion illustrations on my Facebook Fan Page. My big dream is to become part of the fashion industry one day (hopefully soon). I really love to express myself through fashion illustration,
clothing, Polyvore sets and other outlets that allow me to be creative --I even decorated with laptop mouse with nailpolish!

How would you describe your sense of style/fashion?

My style is mostly urban street style. I love colors and patterns. I LOVE to wear jeans with a cute top and a belt or scarf, lots of bracelets, and even a bow on my top or jeans. I enjoy reinventing my clothes, too. I usually get a top that is one color and draw something on it with other colors. But if I were a celebrity, I would be wearing high fashion! Galliano mostly, because I'm like the biggest fan out there! Anyway, I love to dress fun and unusual.

What's hot in your 'hood right now?

You can see Uggs everywhere, even though I dont like Uggs :/ Maybe it's because everybody has them. Once I even saw two girls wearing Uggs in a disco club :O I know it's cold outside, but come on! I know there are a lot of creative minds out there! Here in Zagreb you can see all kinds of new trends.

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

Any kind of denim! Denim rocks! You can do anything with denim! Plus it's gonna be really hot this year!

How did you discover Polyvore?

I read it on Croatian fashion site. They wrote that it's addictive, I thought, "Yeah right!" But I have to say, they were right!

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

I use Polyvore because it's fun! Whenever I'm stressed out I go and make a set.. or two :) I like the fact that I can make outfits out of designers clothing that I may not be able to afford and that I can be creative, like crop a bag and make a dress out of it. Polyvore is my little perfect world where everybody is so nice and sweet!

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

Well, the usual, just be creative and do what you like, don't think about faves! I feel sorry for people who are obsessed with faves!

What fashion designer(s) have influenced you?

I LOVE John Galliano, as I mentioned before. I love his ideas and creativity that does not know no boundaries! I also love Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Yohji Yamamoto, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Marc Jacobs, etc.

What online stores do you like to clip from?

I usually Google something, like some pics from a designer's collection that I maybe can't find on Polyvore to clip. Or I clip items from my blog, like a clutch that I made for my friend.

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






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

Oh, that is even harder!! I can really find beauty in every set my contacts make.


This set is from my Poly-friend xXsilhouetteXx and I love it because it's so bright and fun! She makes awesome layouts, and I admire how she makes symmetrical sets! Really cool and original! Love her sense for details!

We interviewed Hennie Henne Baby last and she wanted us to ask you if there's any interesting real-life experience related to Polyvore that you'd like to share?

Well, sometimes Polyvore sets inspire me to do my fashion illustrations. I did one drawing for this girl Mona and I dedicated that drawing to her. Also I would like to try to do a layout in my drawings similar to what I do on Polyvore, I think it would look cool. If I make one, I will share it here on Polyvore ;)

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

I would really love if Polyvore would indicate who can participate in each contest. But I really want to thank Polyvore for their existence! You are our little get-away from real life struggles. <3

Friday, January 22, 2010

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

Happy Friday! We're so excited to see all the pastel colors in our roundup this week, mainly because the weather here has been so stormy and gray. So, the hints of spring are a huge pick-me-up. Check out some recent posts we came across featuring Polyvore sets:

We love the eye Fashion Me Fabulous has for connecting fashion and art. See how Georgia O'Keeffe inspires...


Nookie's dreaming of brighter days (don't worry, so are we!)


Still not sure how to wear a boyfriend blazer? MaeGal shows you how.

What do you think of the pale pastel trend?



Inspiration comes naturally when you have Sasha Pivovarova as a muse.


If you have a blog and would like to be featured here, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com