Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Member Spotlight: twintwo

Today's spotlight is on twintwo, who (as the name suggests) is indeed a twin! She's been a Polyvore member for a year now and her sets are beautiful, simple layouts of stylish and practical outfits. We've definitely learned a thing or two about fashion by following her. And judging by her sets below, our guess is that she loves a good leopard print handbag:


not so prim

ready for fall

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Melanie. I'm a web designer from Brooklyn. I love to try out new restaurants and bars (there's an inexhaustible supply in this city), go to museums, galleries and shows (always good people-watching), and of course, shop... though I've been trying to cut down on that since I have no closets in my apartment! Also, I really am a twin. Yes, identical... and yes, we've fooled people recently. But not intentionally!

What are your personal aspirations?

I would love to travel more, and maybe even live abroad for a while. I fell in love with Lisbon when I visited last year, and I've always wanted to learn (Brazilian) Portuguese... someday hopefully!

How has Polyvore affected your life?

Polyvore is a great creative outlet and stress-reliever. It's really helped me develop and refine my own style, and introduced me to a lot of different styles I normally wouldn't appreciate (ie. couture as streetwear. It IS possible!). There are some real artists and thinkers in the Polyvore community!

Describe your personal sense of style.

I tend towards boyish, unfussy looks in dark jewel tones and warm neutrals, but try to inject a pop of bright color, pattern, or bling for a feminine and/or modern touch. Living with limited closet space - and growing older - has given me a better appreciation for the fit and quality of my clothes, and I've become much more picky about what I buy. (Though I'm still guilty of impulse shopping... sample sales are my frenemy.) I like to mix-and-match trends to create a classic look - skinny pants, animal print, menswear (I especially love oxfords), colorblocking, 70s-inspired silky blouses, and flared jeans, etc.

I would wear this everyday if I could:

slim 70s

What are some of your favorite brands?

If I could afford them: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey, Acne, A Détacher, Céline, Chloé... I don't follow brands too closely, but those are the ones I find myself attracted to again and again, sometimes without realizing it. Where I actually shop: J.Crew, Uniqlo, Zara, and sample sales!

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

I think the recent changes are great... but organizing and tagging items seems a bit inefficient. I'd like a way to delete or edit tags.


amycatherine said...

Wow. I love the layouts of her collections! They're so striking, simple and different than most of the ones on the site.

Michelle Lee said...

amazing stylings :)

debchris22 said...

So this is why my sets aren't featured? They are extensive & usually take quite a bit of thought because I don't only want to show something that I would like,I want everyone to fall inlove with my sets. OKAY polyvore...

bluemoon said...

Amazing style indeed

salvia said...

"Want to lose yourself in a website that's girly, fun, and a total time suck? Of course you do! Polyvore is a fashion community site where you can discover your style and set trends. Essentially clip your favorite products from around the web (or search through the visual database Polyvore members already created) and then create sets (mood boards for your wardrobe and home) that express your style. You can share your sets on all your social media networks (my fave for this is Pinterest).
In addition, you can explore, follow, and like other members' sets and collections as well as your favorite brands, stores, and celebrities. Not sure how to wear a tricky new trend? Get style advice instantly from the community of fashionistas."