Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Interview with ♥Rachel♥

Today's interview is with ♥Rachel♥, who has been a member of Polyvore for four years! She's a great inspiration within the Polyvore community and has won several contests to date. With over 3 million set views, she's truly an uber-creator with an eye for both fashion and art.

Here are some of her sets:

Happy saturday =)

Life and Beauty


Tell us about yourself.

I'm 26 going on 27, and a bookkeeper/student. I live in Orange County, California with my husband and three dogs. I work for a small non-profit art organization and we focus on bringing art programs to the Los Angeles area community. In October we're shutting down the streets of downtown Los Angeles for a politically charged parade featuring slogans from 30 contemporary artists! It's a dream job and I'm so lucky to be able to participate in these amazing programs.

What are your personal aspirations?

I want to continue learning about fashion and expanding my wardrobe. My current job consists of meeting very important people and occasionally celebrities. I don't want to be clueless about fashion around them.

How has Polyvore affected your life?

Polyvore has significantly changed my life. Since I found Polyvore almost four years ago, there's literally only one week I wasn't on the site and that's because I was in Europe with poor internet connection. Polyvore has helped me find my current job, led me to great people, and allowed me to express myself with fashion and art. I've met two of my Polyvore contacts in real life and I now consider them close friends. I've had the opportunity to win fabulous prizes and learn about what's in style. I'm able to use the shop page to help me find items within my price range. Essentially I don't know what I'd do without Polyvore.

Describe your personal sense of style.

I love jeans! I wear them almost everyday, unless it's summer. I love to dress them up with cute boots, flats, or heels. Since I live near the beach, there's a very laid back vibe. My outfits usually reflect that attitude.

What are some of your favorite brands?

Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, H&M, Kate Spade, Betsey Johnson, Coach, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs.

You just recently won the Summer Music Festival Chic with G by GUESS contest and you're going to Lollapalooza in Chicago! How excited are you?

There are no words to describe how excited and grateful I am for Chicago and Lollapalooza! This trip is really going to make my summer amazing. Foo Fighters are at the top of my list for must-sees while at Lollapalooza. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes!

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

Implementing a color organizer search option for my items that I have already saved and tagged. Sometimes I'd like to look through my tagged accessories by color. I've been on Polyvore for a long time and I've saved so many items. This would really help me search through my items when I'm creating a set.


Anonymous said...

Thank you guys so much!

Pauli D said...

Rachel makes fab sets.

LSAMSAM said...

I love hearing more about our community members...Great interview, Rachel! Have a wonderful time at Lollapalooza!!

Emily said...

Great Interview! Thanks for sharing!
Rachel has amazing style.


Ann said...

i loved the vintage trends !! it's really amazing and i also love the way the pictures are taken :D

Stream said...

Fabulous interview! her proposal of a color organizer search option is the greatest idea!!!

Amy said...

LOVED learning more about ♥Rachel♥! She's one of the most inspirational set makers out there.

CC said...

Amazing style, and a very likable woman! Excellent tip to polyvore as well! =) ♥

PilleF said...

Success in the future!!!!

JulietaV said...

Love Rachel's Style, and love to know more about her, thanks Polyvore!

Women Tee said...

You have a wonderful sense of fashion, Rachel, and that’s why you are a major trendsetter when it comes to women tee. Have a wonderful trip, and keep up the work at Polyvore.

Diana said...

Rachel is such an outstanding trendsetter and set maker. She is a polyvore genius and a icon i look up to while making sets of my own. She will always be remembered as one of the BEST! A much deserving contest winner, HAVE A GREAT TIME AT LOLLAPALOOZA!!<3

Minnie Soda said...

You're an incredible stylist and a great person! I hope to have the opportunity to connect with you in person some day! :D ~Julianne Pederson (aka MinnieSoda, julidoesnttweet, Juliannimal)

BullyGrrl said...

RACHEL ROCKS!!!! Great interview, great person, wonderful set maker and friend! Some day I would love to meet you, Rachel. Thank you, Polyvore, for profiling such a fantastic Polyvorian.

Havens said...

<3 Rachel.
I was actually going to suggest the color organizer myself! Seconded!