Friday, March 18, 2011

Tell Us Your Story!

Every day we browse Polyvore in awe of your talent and creativity. Through your profiles and beautiful sets, we get a small glimpse into who our community members are. We want to know more about you! We're amazed at the personal stories that many of you share with us through blog interviews, emails, and even on Twitter. For example, eighty jane is a fashion writer and wardrobe stylist who uses her sets as her portfolio with clients. ♥єmίℓყLίz♥'s love for graphic design and Polyvore landed her a job making sets for hosiery boutique, We Love Colors. And elizabeth says relax, among others, told us Polyvore gave her the inspiration she needed to enroll in fashion design school!

Tell us your story! We'd love to know more about your personal aspirations so we can line up the most amazing opportunities for you. Are you a budding fashion designer? Do you have dreams of being the editor of a fashion magazine? Share your story with us and help us get to know you by taking this short survey. We'd love to hear from you!

40 comments:

Rachel said...

I actually was out of work due to the economy and through a contact on Polyvore found a new job. I now work for a non profit art organization in Los Angeles and I couldn't be happier. Thank you for creating this community and giving us such great opportunities =)

BooYahItsRiya said...

Sounds cool! I did it!

--miles to go before sleep★ said...

on the contrary, i think many of the community would love to hear the polyvore team's backgrounds!

Anonymous said...

The link survey doesn't work :(

Alejandra said...

In any free time i go to Polyvore. I love this page, I can create my "virtual closet", learn from others in terms of fashion and design sets. My dream was to study costume design or something related as cosmetology, but i went to study film & TV, but i like equally. My family & friend say that i spend all day on Polyvore, but who does not? :)
xoxo
From Chile, Southamerica
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=915251

Jose Holguin said...

Ever since I was introduced to Polyvore my life has definitely changed! I've become somewhat addicted to this site! Before Polyvore I know a tad bit about fashion but I didn't know what I really wanted to do with my future career. I was 14 years when I was hear first and now Im 16 going to 17 & thanks to Polyvore I've learned so much about fashion and that I want to be a wardrobe stylist ,& fashion designer in my future!!! My sets can also be a great portfolio if any jobs would want to see my work ! I WOULD LOVE TO THANK YOU SO MUCH POLYVORE TEAM!! OOXX!!

Kaja said...

Absolutely agree with You. Its amazing. (:
So..Im a fashion lover and stylist. I help girls on the photo shoot, i like this work, but in the future I want working in fashion magazine - this is my greatest wish.
On polyvore I can learn more about fashion and meet new trends. I think this site opening the way to dreams.

~Look my sets.~:) Thanks.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=1353394

LechataParis said...

I started doing sets on Polyvore because I was sick and tired of some parts of fashion magazine that says :"Celebrity style: (insert the name of whatever celebrity you want)" or "Get the look: how to dress like Victoria Bekham for less" and then you see the Total amount....2.000$...what?! I would like to dress like her but I don't have all the money that she has!!
So I found alternatives by myself, looking around and searching for something that is similar to the style of every celebrity that I take into consideration but that is at the same time affordable..:)

Luckygirl said...

I found PV completely by accident and it was at a time in my life when I was going through a lot of stress. A friend had suddenly died, my father died and I walked away from my best friend. Polyvore was the only place where I could come and 'veg' out and escape the pain of my daily struggles. I'm not sure what would have happened to me if it were not for PV. They were a lifesaver! I love this site. The people are so generous and kind. I get to experiment on art I could have never created before. It's like therapy for me! I could give up anything except PV!

Samuela said...

Through Polyvore, it has given me a whole new perspective of fashion. It has made me look trough the eyes of designers, and see their frustration and their joy. It has also made me realize, my true passion for fashion. Also, through Polyvore, I have learned to love fashion more that anything. I love telling my friends that they should piece things together. When I become a famous designer, I will have to thank God, for bringing me to Polyvore, and making all my dreams come true.

Thank You!!

Engreida said...

Thank you Poly! I took the survey from my iPhone so I couldn't provide a photo. XOXO

julia said...

Hey I am a new polyvore user and a high school student. I don't know all about high fashion but i do have some sence Of style....I want to start a group for highschoolers so we can express are style no matter what it is...doesn't have to be high fashion just ourselves...please please follow me so I can start this group....thank you

Kalyana Dewi said...

First time i knew polyvore, it was about two years ago.
My first set was a mess. I didn't understand fashion, but with polyvore, I learned something new.
I can find many fabulous dresses, tons of killer shoes, and cute pictures. I'm now having a fashion blog: lapetitechateau.blogspot.com (visit and follow if you want to).
My dream is to be a fashion stylist or fashion consultant.
things that I really hope you read it: Polyvore, you are so amazing. I was like had a hiatus because of school assignments, and when i signed in again, I found that polyvore had new features! that're question and answer about styling. I LOVE IT.
My hope for polyvore: keep updating and inspiring. love you. I wanna always be a polivorian.
my nick name: thevintagelady :)

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Paty Oliver said...

eu uso o Polyvore, para desenvolver melhor meus dons. Também, fiz sets o quais usei em meu portfólio. Fica muito mais fácil, fazer criações para minhas clientes, que amam se vestir bem.não sei o que seria de minha vida sem o Polyvore.

TumeysKat said...

I've generally been a "just throw my clothes on" kind of girl. Comfy first. Creating with sets has given me a mind to dress better and revamp my closet with clothes that reflect me and my tastes more than my previous clothes have. One of the reasons I didn't care much for what I wore is that my closet didn't reflect me and my likes at all. That is changing! Polyvore has also introduced me to several clothing brands that I would have had no exposure to before, one of these being Dollydagger. I LOVE the clothes I see and I want to own things like them. Thanks Polyvore!

EMILY LIZ said...

Thank You Polyvore for helping me with my career. =)

You guys are amazing. I STILL WORK FOR "welovecolors" THANK YOU for this great opportunity.

Christine said...

I'm only 13 but since i was little i've had dreams of being a stylist or designer. I try all sorts of creative things at school and dress up my friends for photoshoots. It's something i always think of . I always talk with my art teacher about teaching me how to sew and i'm on polyvore , style.com, tumblr, net-a-porter.com and all kinds of fashion blogs for countless hours of the night - even school nights- and i read magazines during class. I've piled up quite a huge collection os teen vogues and vogues and seventeen. I also pour through the teen vogue handbook!

Anonymous said...

I heard about this from a friend and am now happily addicted. :D

milla_souza said...

really wanted to tell my story to you!

FashionLover said...

I'm 15 years old almost 16 and I remember the day when I first found POLYVORE while searching for some celebrity outfit on google. I signed up the day I found this site. Certainly my first sets weren't really good but, they were okay for post them in my Story's I write on some sites. And now I just LOVE Polyvore my sets are getting better (well thats what i think) And I'm glad that this site exists and you can learn so many things, not only about fashion and art but also about friends.
Polyvore is also very inspiring for me. It helps me alot in finding the perfect outfit and designing my own clothes
Thank you guys so much :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're doing this, polyvore has impacted my life so much :) i filled out the survey. xoxo
- τrianglεs&Jαnε▲

Anonymous said...

Polyvore is one of the very rare things that I completely fell in love with! I love Polyvore because it lets me express what/who I am, something that I can't do regulary without being rejected.

Michelle said...

I dont know really,
i just love fashion and when i found out about polyvore i just went crazy on it.
most of the outfits i make are usually for some writing i do and some are for fun
umm thats it :)

Royalty said...

When I started using Polyvore, my life has definately changed. Every set I made makes me love fashion more. If you look at my Profile my style have changed a lot from the Dark girl in the streets to Pinky and Girly to Sophisticated to a Daring Girl. Polyvore has definately developed my fashion sense, and made me realize that Fashion is really my hobby. Polyvore have encouraged me to do a lot of things. It gave me the confidence to start my life in fashion. I am now working for a fashion show using eco-friendly materials on environment day. I alo have started a fashion blog http://www.fashandme.blogspot.com/ and I use polyvore to post for my followers looks.
Thank you so much polyvore!!!

Irene Murello said...

I'm an Italian girl and I'm studing Managment of art in Milan. I have a wild imagination and Polyvore gives me the opportunities to represent whatever i imagine. For example, the first times that i travel by train form my hometown to Milan, I recreate this experience making a set. a simple situation, an idea, a dream, a fantasy, a detail, can be the sparkle that inspires you.
My aspiration is to work in the world of art, because art means everything to me.
I would like to find a job in an art gallery,or in an organisation that believes both in the social and the economic value of art. I hope I will make it!

Pokey said...

Ever Since I started Polyvore i thought that i had more talent. I think that Polyvore is great! Also, i made new friends, Online of course. My best friend &&itskelsey:) intraduced it to me. Her sister is amazing at making sets and she a has a great talent. I deffinitly agree that Polyvore is building self-confidence for me because i have some likes. It makes me feel that I have the talent to have great sets and wonderful comments!

Pokey said...

Polyvore has built self-confidence because of all the positive comments I get. Thank you!

Fields of Sunshine said...

I love going to Polyvore to relax and put my creativity to work. I love making art with the many pictures on here and though it hasn't changed my life yet, it has given me confidence to try new things and to see things in a different light.

Rita said...

Hi Poly-people :) Whoever thought of this wed-society is more than genious!So...my little story besides that I finaly found the opportunity to express my talented thoughts with many different fashionable ways I also found my land!The place where I wanna live in!It has everything people who like your work,comments wich make your day even better,items that you could never possible have...here is everything!I truly,madly,deeply wish I could do this in my true life,be a wardrobe-stylist ,help others dressed up with nice fabrics,colors,accessories & feel really good about it!Thank u for given this opportunity!Don't forget>HAVE FUN!!!Goodnight...

Jamyra said...

Actually I found Polyvore through tumblr. and when I was around town applying for jobs I mentioned it at my interview and got the job. I love Polyvore, it makes me feel like one day I'll be able to afford to wear the clothes that I love and until then I can dream. I work at American Eagle and love it!!! I was looking for a job for months to support myself and my daughter. She's the light of my life, and I'm excited to get my life going in the direction of success and a brighter future for my daughter. Polyvore keeps me busy and up to date with whats current in fashion and how others view fashion. I think it helps me relate to customers and help them create a look that is special to them. I love Polyvore.

Anonymous said...

One day i was just searching for some fashion games and there i saw Polyvore link. I clicked the link and I thought how the people made this all..So within one minute I made my account, alot of people help me to understand it [still they are my friends].. From childhood i love to do experiment with colors, cloths, fashion, art … this what i can do freely in Polyvore. And am sure am not the one who’s badly addicted to Polyvore and Polyvore changes Thousands of people Lifestyle, with great sense of fashion.
Hartley Big Thanks to Polyvore Team.
Meenaxi [fashion goddess]

Anonymous said...

I want to be a designer! I cant draw very well though. I dont know what to do! I hope polyvore.com and its users can give me some advice. Please help!

Bella ( cocacolalovers) said...

Well, I have a dream since I can remember, being a designer, I love designing clothes, riding outfits, create different styles, always dress different, my own tirade on basic trends of designers that I admire. My main inspiration is a professional stylist Alexandre Hercovischt and always follow your collections, and my biggest dream is to become a successful stylist like him with my own label and as I am in the last year of school I'll look at some college studying fashion good sao paulo as of FAAP. I have my best friend who also loves fashion and wants to be a fashion designer and together we intend to build a successful brand that mixes the personal views and tastes of each and we can get on the fashion week circuit of Brazil and the world. It's a dream so hard to get I know, but I believe in my talent and my best friend and agent know that one day will win this beautiful dream that we so long and be very very happy. The Polyvore inspires me to create productions from a set that I do, I love Polyvore and why because it opens doors for me than desfrontar ocena knowing new cultures that I incite the imagination in my creations. Polyvore Thank you for giving me so much good !!!!!!!

JinxyElla said...

Polyvore gave me my first love:) I was sitting at school, had just discovered the site and a guy I had been crushing on for over a year walked by and was wondering what sort of program I was using. We started talking and two months later we got together. I had the best time with him until he moved with his family to across the globe. Still think about him now and then when I'm on, making sets. Thank you Polyvore<3

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

I did the survey.Love it!
What i adore about Polyvore is i can make outfits of what i would wear if i could afford all those clothes, shoes, accessories!

I'm a fashion design student in a small country, where fashion is totally depriciated. They don't get how strong fashion industry is, or neither does anybody have courage to express themself totally, most of the people are fashion vicitims... if you tell them that pink is the new trend, dosent matter if they hate that collour they will get something pink and wear it.

It's hard to be in a place where economy is bad, where sometimes my mom and i don't have anything to eat and where education is bad, but i still have big dreams and wishing to make my way. I'd really love to go to London and finish my last 2 years of college there, but i have no money.
It's hard, but it makes me more creative and i work hard more then somebody else, just to make my dreams come true.

dea citra said...

I love fashion, and one day my cousin open Polyvore in my computer and I saw her create her sets and I interest. SO I try to create my ID and try to create some sets and I really enjoy it! I really like it and share about Polyvore to my friends and they're interest too and try to creat they ID. I love Polyvore :) It inspired me about fashion!

NikiRae said...

When I first joined polyvore, I had almost no confidence. After I started making sets I began to make friends and gain tips and feedback. I realized its not about the comments or faves, its about just loving fashion and getting to express it!

Dreams in Heels said...

polyvore it's great for us stylists, I use polyvore to help friends and give some advices on my blog where I write about fashion, so this help me a lot be inspired and creative, really hope some day become a big name on the fashion industry, until then you can see my creations, here in sets and on my blog.

http://charlenetrinsi.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

what survey?