Tell us about yourself.
My name is Jessica but prefer Jess. I am 23 and live in New Port Richey, FL with my husband Peter and our pesky pooch Lola. I discovered Polyvore three years ago searching for inspiration and ideas for my wedding on a blog, Wedding by Color. I've been a member ever since, and if you ask my husband he will tell you flat out I am a Poly-addict and in need of treatment. :) I'll happily admit it, I love Polyvore! It's my go to source for all things fashion.
What are your personal aspirations?
I plan on going back to school for a degree in Human Services and working in the field of alcohol and substance abuse or child services.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
For me, Polyvore is my creative outlet. I love having the option to design whatever I want. I try to get on as often as I can to check out contests and amazing sets made by other members. It's wonderful to be involved in a global fashion community like Polyvore. I get to see different takes on fashion through the creativity of others and put my personal spin on it, too!
Describe your personal sense of style.
My personal style varies on the mood I'm in. As of late, I have been buying a lot of bold colors and floral fabrics.
What are some of your favorite brands?
I love Elizabeth and James, Urban Outfitters, and H&M.
Congrats on winning the HUDSON & Georgia May Jagger Style Inspiration contest! What made you decide to enter? What was the inspiration behind your winning set?
I decided to enter the HUDSON contest because owning a pair of those fabulous jeans and a chance to go to Los Angeles would be a trip of a lifetime!! :)
Retro-rock with a touch of glam was the inspiration for my set. I love how edgy and flattering the HUDSON jean line is. You can dress them up or down and look amazing in them! When I found out I won I was ecstatic! I was at work and told my two co-workers and the three of us were jumping up and down, screaming like a bunch of giddy children! I am taking my best friend Jen with me to LA so we have some serious shopping to do before we get there!
Tell us all about your trip to LA!
Los Angeles was awesome. First stop was the HUDSON showroom where I tried on the fabulous jeans! Unfortunately, there was no styling session with the creative director Ben. His wife had a baby a week earlier so he was unable to make it, but he did me surprise me with a call!
We stayed at the beautiful SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills and attended Nylon Magazine's Denim Issue Party hosted by Olivia Wilde. I had my eyes peeled, but didn't see her. The next two days were free, so my friend Jen and I spent them checking out the sights of Hollywood! It was an amazing experience!
Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
I love the many features on Polyvore! Keep up the great work! :)