Tell us your name, age, profession and what you typically wear every day (anything you’d like to share).
I'm Jill and I'm a master's student in fashion design at AAU, San Francisco. I'd like to freelance, once I graduate, for couture fashion houses. I see fashion as art.
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I'm from the San Francisco area, born and raised for the most part. Its can be difficult to describe your street style when you're just living it day to day. S.F. style is up-to-the-minute fashion, but not trendy. We like colors and prints, but with all that fog, we're definitely not over the top. We like to surprise you, but looking like we're cool, as if we didn't try too hard. We're versatile, running from day to night. We dress in layers. You don't always know if the fog is rolling in or out. Even if we'd love to wear a lot more full mini skirts, it's always windy in the city. We're classic, yet quirky and can rub elbows with Paris and New York. We don't flash gold. We're not shiny. However, we do all say, "Have a good day!"
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
I've maintained for years that the design house, Chloé, seems to get me. Maybe its that boho vibe and its dreamy, quirky separates. There are so many impressive fashion houses right now and it feels confining to say that I have one favorite.
Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about their style?
I don't follow celebrity style much. I follow the houses that influence their styles more.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
I think Polyvore is such an incredible place. Everybody is so encouraging and has been so inspirational too. My set styles, much to my own surprise, have changed quite a bit from year to year. Although I use Polyvore mainly for fun, it has definitely helped me to become a better designer and to know my own inner style better. If you look at some of my favorite sets, maybe you'll get a sense of this. I want to applaud Polyvore for the various sponsor-driven contests and I hope that you will continue. I think this is such an amazing opportunity for all creative types of people to grow and aspire.
Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
I'd personally like to see "doll" sets to receive more recognition. These can be very difficult to make and they usually include fashion items. Have Polyvore-editorial and Polyvorebloggernetwork featured much more. There's a lot of fun stuff going on there, but I usually forget to look for it. To be able to organize my "closet" according to color.