Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Member Spotlight: queenb-nyc

Today's member spotlight is on queenb-nyc. Take a look at her profile and you'll see quotes she lives by, including this one from Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Check out two of her favorite sets:


I'm gonna party, it's a celebration 'cause anybody just won't do. Let's get this started, no more hesitation.

Oh someday, I ain't wasting no more time ♫

Oh someday, I ain't wasting no more time ♫ by queenb-nyc featuring long belts


1. Tell us about yourself. 


My name’s Audrey, I’m nineteen and I live in south-west of France. I am a student in Applied Arts. Drawing, designing, creating… is my life. I’m breathing for that. That’s more than a hobbie, this is a vocation. I’ve always felt like I belonged to all the artistic stuffs. Actually, for the little story, I was seven when my teacher told me what exactly means « fashion-designer ». I was like, speechless.

All the little girls wanted to be a princess, for wearing lovely dresses and glowing jewelry, but I thought that imagining them was so much better ! And then I found my dream job. But I discovered that there are so many ways for creating nowadays, I mean with Internet, and I haven’t found the one that could fit best yet. But I’m young, and I have all my life for searching.

I may add that I’m in wheelchairs. I’m a disabled person. I am born like that, and actually, I don’t care at all. I am a positive person, at least I like to think so, and I’m always finding positive into the negative. I love to draw clothes especially, but this year in my new college, I discovered a lot, learned a lot. That’s the best thing. I love learning and improving. With website like Polyvore, I can do that everyday ! That’s almost magical.

2. What's the story behind your Polyvore profile name?

Okay, so my nickname is QueenB-NYC.

Queen B is the a reference to Blair Warldof from Gossip Girl, the famous Tv Show from CW. I instante loved her. She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in her gorgeous and classic style, and well, she rules New York!

NYC, easy to tell. This is my biggest dream, oh yes it is. I want badly to visit this amazing city, to see a show in Broadway, chill out in Central Park, see the Statue of the Liberty with my own eyes, and well, do some shopping, because I’m a girl, in love with fashion for like forever, and I just can’t help it.

3. What are your personal aspirations/goals?

I want to shine. Not like a superstar, just by my own happiness. I know that, somehow, I can make it. Having my dream job, or just a creative one, which is already fantastic, and then create, improve, learn, share, love. I want to express my potential, in a way or another. It’s not destiny, it’s like, a future. Mine, I believe.

4. How has Polyvore affected your life?

Oh, Polyvore. Just the best website I’ve ever seen. At first, I just tried because a friend said it was fun. So I tried. And I never stopped. I made good friends there, from all over the world (Australia, Chile, Canada, USA...) and I shared my tastes in music, fashion, cinema, TV Show just with this website. It's totally awesome. What I like the best in Poly, it’s the freedom and the feeling that creativity is infinite. It is for sure, but here I feel like I could do everything I’ve ever dreamed for, craved for. I can express myself without any limits.

5. Describe your personal sense of style.

My style is pretty eclectic. I am loving colorful stuffs, but also the vintage one. What I’m wearing isn’t necessarily the reflection of what I’m currently drawing or using in my sets. That’s quite different. But I think that’s the same for a lot of fashion designer, I mean creating isn’t about seeing ourselves as models.

6. What are some of your favorite brands?

There are so many! Let’s say that my favorite of the moment are Proenza Schouler, Matthew Williamson, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Christopher Kanes, Sonia Rykiel, Hervé Leger, DVF, Custo Barcelona, WildFox, Chloé and Christian Lacroix, which I had the pleasure to meet in Paris for before his collection, unfortunately.

Here is some of Audrey's artwork




11 comments:

❤✿PaintHead™ said...

I love reading about poly members, but this interview really touched me deeply....what an inspiration.
I loved how she answered her "goals"...WOW!



"I want to shine. Not like a superstar, just by my own happiness. I know that, somehow, I can make it. Having my dream job, or just a creative one, which is already fantastic, and then create, improve, learn, share, love. I want to express my potential, in a way or another. It’s not destiny, it’s like, a future. Mine, I believe."

Angie said...

Loving your art work and your demeanor.

Cycy said...

Wouahhh! Bravo! Great interview, Exactly you! and Congratulation for that! It's a pleasure to hear you advance in your dream ^_^ Cycy

mars said...

Wow, such a great interview, so inspiring!! :))

crayon piquant said...

bravo Audrey, continuez avec le même esprit!

Anonymous said...

C'est trop stylé !! Good Job ! :)Je suis certaine que tu vas realiser ton dream ! <3 :D

clare said...

Such an inspiring and moving personal story from a Polyvore member! Love the interview!

Anonymous said...

So awesome to read about you!! You are one of the first people I connected with on POLY! I dream to go to France and you dream to come to the USA. Well be both dream to go to New York! I get that dream. Keep making your really cool and edgy sets! I love them! xoxo Edenslove (Sarah)

Anonymous said...

Great!

Robsfriend73 said...

I love positive people and you are an inspiration!!
Lovely to read about your dreams and aspirations... with your attitude towards life I'm certain they will come true!

Great interview, great person and great sets!!
Hugz, Naomi

ahmoniqued said...

Audrey is one of the sweetest people, and makes the most inspirational and beautiful sets. Her fashion is brilliant, her art skills amaze me. Love your interview, keep up your lovely sets girl! :))