Friday, October 28, 2011

Polyvore Love Letters: Halloween Edition

Are you ready for Halloween? We've seen a lot of great tutorials on how to make your own Halloween costume, and here is one from Crafting Over Coffee, for all the Futurama fans out there:

Couples Costumes DIY :: Futurama's Leela & Fry



Just Rock and Rose has another chic Halloween idea:

Happy Halloween - Witch



Or how about Emma Stone in Easy A? The Grace Catch found the perfect ensemble.

Emma Stone:

How you can replicate this look:

Easy A inspired costume



Since animal print is all over every cardigan this year, why not make your Halloween costume out of this hot trend? Imagination Unbridled has an idea:

halloween costumes: leopard



If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Member Spotlight: amber-nicki-rose

Today's spotlight is on amber-nicki-rose, whose set style is easily one of the most recognized on Polyvore. She's been a Polyvore member for two years and has an amazing eye for identifying what celebrities, bloggers, and fashionistas are wearing around town. Here are some of her sets:

770. Blogger Style: Hallie Daily


833. Celebrity Style: Rihanna


841. Street Style: Milano



Tell us about yourself.


My name is Béatrice and I'm a 22-year old Journalism student. I live in Bordeaux, France, but often go to Paris to shop with my sisters. I am a real shopaholic! I created my blog a few months ago to share my outfits and my style.

What's the story behind your Polyvore name?

I chose amber-nicki-rose as my Polyvore profile name because I love Amber Rose and Nicki Minaj.
Amber Rose is very photogenic, she has such a beautiful face and smile. Nicki Minaj is such a talented rapper and singer -- I love her voice, her songs, and her style.

What are your personal aspirations?

I would like to be a fashion journalist. I'd love to travel around the world to attend the fashion week and see celebrities like Anna Wintour, Victoria Beckham, Rachel Bilson sitting next to me at a fashion show.
It would be so exciting!

How has Polyvore affected your life?

I can say that Polyvore has changed my life! Before Polyvore, I knew famous brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Gucci, Fendi... but now it's different, I know many more. And when I see people in the streets, I'm able to recognize the brands of bags or shoes they are wearing because I saw them on Polyvore. My sister and my friends are always surprised by this and ask: "How do you
know that?" And I answer: "Thanks to Polyvore!"

Describe your personal sense of style.

I love wearing mini skirts even if it's cold outside. It may be strange but I feel free with my mini skirt on! A mini skirt, blazer, loose top, satchel bag, high heels, and let's go! I really don't care what people say about my style and my outfits, I wear what I love. I don't mind if it doesn't please others as long as it pleases me. If I feel good, that's all that matters.

What are your favorite brands?

My favorite brands are Hermes and Chanel for bags, especially the Chanel 2.55 in black and gold -- I would die for it! I love Christian Louboutin for shoes, the Daffodile platform pumps are so amazing but I'm not sure I could walk with them! I also like Alexander Wang for sweaters and tops because the cuts are often asymmetrical and very original. I love J Brand jeans. Balmain and Isabel Marant make beautiful blazers and jackets.

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

I just wanna say that the Polyvore Team does incredible work each day; there is always something new on the site. So thank you so much, Polyvore Team! You rock!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tell Heidi Klum All About Me and Meet Her in NYC!

Tell Heidi Klum All About Me



Supermodel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum wants to know all about you! Introduce yourself to Heidi via Polyvore and about.me and you could be on your way to New York City to meet her in person!

To enter the contest:

1. Create a set about yourself AND
2. Create an about.me page (Visit http://bit.ly/meetheidi to get started.)

Be sure to include a link to your about.me page in your set's description so that you're eligible to win! Check out these about.me page examples to get inspired. Heidi and her fans will vote for one lucky grand prize winner on Heidi's Facebook page. Beginning November 19 you can cast your vote by liking your favorite finalist!

The grand prize winner will be flown out to New York City to meet Heidi Klum at a Times Square event on November 30, 2011, as well as receive a surprise gift basket with Heidi's favorite products!

This is your chance to shine! Enter the contest now!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Polyvore Love Letters: Blog Roundup

It's Friday and time to check out how bloggers use Polyvore to create great posts and show off their style!

If you smell fall in the air but are not quite ready to put your warm weather wardrobe away, The Stylist on a Budget helped you create a fall look with denim shorts:




Do not put those shorts away!



More Design Please wrote about "an irrational fear of wasting a good outfit on an insignificant day." This fantastic outfit is not wasted on us! (and welcome to Polyvore!)




MDP hearts Polyvore- Antique Collection



Desire to Decorate featured a collection of great Polyvore sets recently. We especially love this punched up red leopard set:



Red Leopard



The prep-tastic Hilfinger ads have inspired Fashionista New York Girl to create a guide to put together outfits inspired by the advertisement:




Tommy Hilfiger 2011



(click over to the original post to see the inspiration ad)

It's hard to mix comfort with glam, but Sparkling Footsteps found a way.



Comfy with a side of glitz and glam



If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Member Spotlight: fuur

Today's spotlight is on fuur. We fell in love with her keen eye for minimalist style and were curious to know more about her. Hailing from Canada (our neighbor up north), she's been on Polyvore for over two years and has dreams of pursuing a career in product design. Here are some of her sets:

Untitled #743


Untitled #736


Untitled



Tell us about yourself.


I'm Melissa. I'm 19 years old and I live in Canada. I'm an architecture student at the University of Manitoba. I currently run a local store here part-time that caters to the male population. I'm really interested in product design at the moment, but I've always had an eye for designing clothes, furniture, and all.

What are your personal aspirations?

I'm really hoping to pursue my career in the faculty of architecture and product design.

How has Polyvore affected your life?

I've been using Polyvore for over 2 years now and it's changed how I look at clothing. I've been exposed to more brands, designers, and online shops. Whenever I save an item I feel like I've gone shopping. I have so many items clipped and saved and I love going through them and using them all. It's also changed my life in the sense that I spend most of my online time on here making sets.

Describe your personal sense of style.

I would have to say I'm a minimalist. I wear a lot of plain fabrics and dark colors. I also wear a lot of shift dresses.

What are some of your favorite brands?

Dieppa Restrepo, Slow & Steady Wins the Race, ACNE, Margiela, and Wilfred from Aritzia.

Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?

I really have none for you guys. I love the activity analytics you share with us now. It's always been easy to use and follow. If there is any way I can be more involved online I would love to know.

Friday, October 7, 2011

New! Top, Following, and Likes Tabs

Dear Polyvore community,

It's been a few weeks since we redesigned our homepage. We're still working on improving it.

We heard you loud & clear that you don't like Top Sets being mixed with content from people you're following. Many of you also wanted an easier way to find stuff your friends liked.

Today we're introducing a change that separates your feed into Top, Following and <3s. Top is for Top Sets.  Following is for sets & collections from people you're following. <3s is for sets & collections your friends liked, so you can discover great new people to follow.  You can get to these sections by navigating the tabs on the homepage.



We realize our header and navigation is a bit cluttered due to this change. We'll be working on fixing that in the coming days and weeks.

Let us know what you think by leaving a comment here on the blog, and keep the feedback coming! Thanks for your patience as we iterate on the design.

Have a great weekend!

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Polyvore Love Letters: Blog Roundup

It's Friday, the day when we take a look at how bloggers are using Polyvore to create beautiful posts to show off their style! Let's check out what we found this week.

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Week, GlitzGM put together some great items that support the cause.



Breast Cancer Awareness Cosmetics



Click over to see more great stuff to support Breast Cancer Awareness Week.

Elements of Style spotted many fashionable women wearing ankle boots all over London. Here's how you can rock these strap-and-buckle boots yourself.



A British Look



Sparkling Footsteps found some fall trends that can help you put together a lady-like look.


LadyLike




Geschwister-Liebe has a cool autumn wishlist for you. How cute are those boots?



Autumn Wishlist



If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

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:

opposites


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.