Friday, December 31, 2010

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

Here's our last blog roundup of the year! Thanks to our bloggers for an amazing 2010 and we look forward to seeing all of you in the new year!

What's Sandra's Closet's New Year's resolution?



How Visions of New York City keeps warm in the winter.



The Wonder Girl is partying it up this New Year's Eve in metallics.



Golestaneh's got snow style.



Keren B's got a bright year ahead.


Eat your greens! Or in About All or Nothing At All's case, wear them.



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

Monday, December 27, 2010

Polyvore Blogger Network: New Year's Fashion Resolution Contest

Hey bloggers! What’s your New Year's fashion resolution? Show us and you could win $500 for you and $500 for one of your readers!
The Polyvore Mini Editor is an easy-to-install widget that brings the Polyvore virtual styling tool to your blog, giving your readers a fun, interactive way to mix & match products and create outfits. Create a Mini Editor with up to 100 items that depict your New Year’s Fashion Resolution. Post the Mini Editor on your blog and encourage your readers to make outfits.

One blogger and one reader will each win a $500 American Express gift card. The winning blogger will select his or her favorite set created by a reader, and that reader will also win $500.

To enter the contest:
  1. Join the Polyvore Blogger Network
  2. Create a Mini Editor
  3. Write a blog post about your New Year’s fashion resolution and post the Mini Editor to your blog.
  4. Encourage your reader's to create sets for you in your Mini Editor
  5. Send us an email at bloggers@polyvore.com before 11:59PM PDT on Tuesday, January 4th to enter the contest. Make sure to include the link to your blog post and your feedback on your experience using the Mini Editor.
The winning Mini Editor will be judged equally on creativity and style expertise and the quantity and quality of the sets created in your Mini Editor. Read the official contest rules.
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup: The Holiday Edition

Hope you're enjoying the holidays no matter where you are. Here's this week's blog roundup featuring fun holiday posts.

Still not sure what to wear on Christmas Day? Here are some of Keren B's suggestions.



The holidays are a great time for you to start thinking about your style resolutions for the coming year. Here are some of IStyle's.



Sandra's Closet has a festive outfit for you.



The Bombshell is walking in a winter wonderland... in leather shorts!



Fashion Me Fabulous shares some of the ultimate holiday outfits for under $150.



Got a blog? Let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Countdown in Style this New Year's Eve with Armani Exchange



A|X Holiday 2010 celebrates the provocative thrill of nightfall with high-voltage dazzle and mega-watt brilliance. How will you be celebrating? Show us your daring look for a chance to win $1000!

Check out the full contest details and submit your entry here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Year's Fashion Resolution Contest

Update: This contest has ended. Thank you to all the bloggers and readers who participated in the contest! Contact us for more contest information.
 
What's your New Year's fashion resolution? The Polyvore Mini Editor is a fun way to ask your readers what they want for the New Year.

2011 Fashion Resolution
2011 Fashion Resolution by Polyvore Blogger Network featuring face watches

The Polyvore Mini Editor is an easy-to-use widget that brings the Polyvore virtual styling tool to your blog, giving your readers a fun, interactive way to mix & match products and create outfits. Create a Mini Editor with up to 100 items that depict your New Year’s Fashion Resolution. Post the Mini Editor on your blog and encourage your readers to make outfits.


The winning Mini Editor will be judged equally on creativity and style expertise and the quantity and quality of the sets created in your Mini Editor. Read the official contest rules.

Your Feedback on Set Embeds


Thank you to everyone who entered our last contest where we gathered your feedback about set embeds! We loved your beautiful contest entries and feedback on our embedded set feature. Many of you (including Moda Epidemic, Electric Frenchie and Fashion Sienna) found that embedding a set was "very easy" and "simple."

Some of you suggested improvements to the set embed feature. Amanda's Photo Garden wrote: "The item list shows everything, even the background decorations, it would be great if we could choose which items to show and which ones not [to show]." We are working on making these changes for you in early 2011, so stay tuned!

Lastly, congratulations to our contest winner, Giò of Beautiful Life from L’Aquila, Italy. Giò created a beautiful set of Daphne Guinness, a true fashion icon and inspiration. Congratulations, Giò, and enjoy your new 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch!

If you missed the contest but have feedback about embedding Polyvore sets on your blog, we're all ears, so let us know in the comments section. 

Happy Holidays!


We've had an amazing 2010 and can't thank you enough for being such a wonderful community, full of love and support! Here's a little holiday cheer from the Polyvore team to you. Happy Holidays, we love you guys!


New Style Analytics Tool

Every day the Polyvore community engages with millions of products from across the web, creating over 1 million sets per month - that's one set every 3 seconds. This data provides a unique lens into what tastemakers from around the world think of various products, brands and trends.

Today we're pleased to announce that we'll be making some of this data available to the world through our new Style Analytics tool. Style Analytics is an experimental tool that uses Polyvore data to provide insights into how customers perceive brands. Our goal is to help brands both large & small get a better understanding of how people view their brand. We hope this data can be used to help make decisions about design, merchandising, and marketing.

For example, here's what we know about Proenza Schouler based on Polyvore data:
  • Proenza is currently the 4th most popular brand on Polyvore. Ranks are a measure of how popular a brand's products are within the Polyvore community.
  • Polyvore members interact with Proenza products to the tune of 8,465 engagements each day -- that's over half a million product clips, saves, sets, likes, and more, every month! To give you a sense of scale, according to Scout Labs, Proenza is mentioned around 2000 times per month on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.
  • Proenza's top trending products right now are the brown & black version of the PS1 and the small suede satchel PS1.
  • People who like Proenza also like Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone and Elizabeth & James.


We also provide a zeitgeist that shows top brands and movers & shakers.


Style Analytics is currently in beta. We'll be adding new data types and information over the next few months. We'd also love to hear your feedback on how we can improve our tools, so leave us a comment here on the blog.

Interested in getting access to more detailed analytics? Please contact us.

LUISAVIAROMA.COM: The Style Guide Challenge Contest Winners

We're so thrilled to announce the winners of the LUISAVIAROMA.COM Style Guide Challenge! There was so much buzz and excitement around this contest because of the fun styling themes and the amazing grand prize -- a trip to Italy! The LUISAVIAROMA team had a blast going through all 3,167 entries.

Congratulations to our grand prize winner, dianedlo, who will be flown out to Firenze, Italy to attend LUISAVIAROMA's FIRENZE4EVER Second Edition event in January! In addition, her set will be made into a LUISAVIAROMA video and she'll receive a 500 EURO shopping spree!


Congrats are also in order for Krystal88 and criss26, whose sets will also be made into LUISAVIAROMA videos which will be featured in the Style Guide Video section on luisaviaroma.com and on their Facebook fanpage! Here are their winning sets:





Check out more contest entries here:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Enhancements to Your Profile

Polyvore has grown so much and there are now many ways to discover, create and share your content around the site. So that all of your activity can be reflected, we've added some customization options to your Profile page to make it easier for you to show more of what you like to do most on Polyvore. You can now choose to show your Q&A answers, likes, and items you've clipped on your Profile page. Also, collections will display the first 4 items or sets in a grid.

To customize your Profile page, just click 'Edit my profile' and select the 'Design' tab. Check the boxes next to the types of content you'd like to include on your Profile page and click the 'Update' button.

As always, if you have feedback or suggestions, please tell us what you think by leaving a comment here on the blog.

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Jingle Merry Cheer with Fossil Contest Winners

Fossil's 2010 Holiday Collection is all about iconic designs of the past. So it was fun looking through the 2,323 Jingle Merry Cheer with Fossil contest entries to see how you styled vintage as the new modern. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry and also voted for their favorite set on Fossil's Facebook page!

Congratulations to winners Linanna❤, popbarb, and JanieG ♥! You each did an amazing job, enjoy your Fossil shopping spree!


1st:



2nd:



3rd:


Check out more entries here:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Glam up your Holiday with Michael Kors! Contest Winner

Who's going to be flown out to New York City to be featured alongside Michael Kors in his Spring 2011 Shopping video? The very lucky nikkeeb, that's who! Join us in congratulating nikkeeb on winning the Glam up your Holiday with Michael Kors contest! Out of 2,921 entries, Michael Kors selected her amazing set:


Michael had a blast checking out all of your sets, as you can see from the picture below. A huge thank you to everyone who participated, all of your sets were truly glam!


You can check out more contest entries here:

Friday, December 17, 2010

What's On Your Wishlist? Contest Winners

'Tis the season! The holidays are upon us and it brought our team lots of joy to see all of your holiday wishlists on Polyvore. We were so incredibly touched by your stories. You made us laugh, cry, and truly appreciate all of you. We hope you were able to share your wishlists with your family and friends so that you get exactly what you want this year!

Initially we were going to gift 5 wishlists, but as we went through the 6,885 entries, we realized there were just too many amazing stories and wanted to gift more! So congratulations to these 10 winners. Your wish is our command... enjoy your gifts!




















There are still 8 days until Christmas, so you still have time to create your wishlists to share with everyone! You can easily share them via email, Twitter, Facebook or embed your wishlist on your blog.

Want to see what we're wishing for this year? Here are some wishlists from the Polyvore team. Happy Holidays!

Style Expert Challenge: Cynthia Rowley Winner

Congratulations to sweetbabydee, winner of Cynthia Rowley's Style Expert Challenge! It was amazing to see how you guys incorporated Exhibition A prints into your sets. Some of them were fashion related and others incorporated interior design, but all 1,060 entries blew us away!

Here's sweetbabydee's winning set, as chosen by Cynthia herself:


Congratulations again, and enjoy the print you'll be receiving for your own art collection!

You can out more entries here:

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

T minus one week until Christmas! Even with all the holiday shopping madness, you can never be too busy to keep up with your favorite blogs. So here's this week's roundup of blog posts we came across that feature fashion, style and of course, Polyvore sets!

Want to know how to accessorize a killer LBD? Amanda's Garden has some rockin' ideas.


It's all about getting the most mileage out of your wardrobe. Here are some handy tips from Broke in the City on how to wear shorts in the winter!



We just can't get enough of stripes. And apparently, neither can Analytic Approach to Style.



Fashion, Beauty & More shows us how to party it up in style this holiday season!



March on, fashion soldiers. March on. Here's Keren B's take on the military trend.




All that shimmers in this world is sure to fade, except fabulous gold material! Sandra's Closet gives us the scoop on rich fabric trends.


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

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Please Help Nominate Us For a Crunchie Award!


Love what Polyvore is doing? Please help nominate us for the Best Social Commerce Application Crunchie Award! The Crunchies recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.

It's easy to nominate Polyvore, just click on the button below. You can vote once per day through the evening of December 24 and share your nomination on Facebook or Twitter!

Brighten up. Add a twist. Think warm. Lands' End Canvas.



A holiday on the horizon – time to lift spirits. Put aside the day-to-day and dive into the season. Create a set inspired by the Lands' End Canvas Winter 2010 Collection for a chance to win a $500 gift card!

The Lands' End Team will choose their favorite 30 designs to post on their Facebook page. The grand prize winner will receive a $500 Lands' End Canvas gift card and 10 finalists will receive a $200 Lands' End Canvas gift card, as well.

Check out full contest details and enter your set now!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Style Expert Challenge: Cynthia Rowley


Thanks to everyone who has asked our Featured Style Expert Cynthia Rowley questions! You can check out her answers in our Style Advice section. Now she has a challenge for you:

Your home is as much an expression of your style as your wardrobe. Everyone wants something cool to fill a blank wall, whether at home or at the office. Why not make it a work of art?

I'm a huge fan of contemporary art, and in starting Exhibition A, I was inspired by the idea of making collecting more accessible. Everyone should be able to own a work of art that they love.


Use an Exhibition A work in your set, and you'll have the chance to win the print for your own art collection! Enter Cynthia Rowley's style challenge now!