Today's member spotlight is on fashioneaters, a member of three years. She's one of the younger fashionistas in our community. She will graduate from high school at the age of 16! We can't wait to see where her fashion aspirations take her in the future. Here are a couple of her favorite sets.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Bri Wang. I recently turned 16, and I am in my final year of high school.
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I live in a small town in North Carolina where the style is generally preppy and southern. It’s quite different from my normal day-to-day style, but I do enjoy taking some inspiration from it and adding it into my own looks.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
Ooh, I have a lot of favorites. At the top of my list is Miuccia Prada. I’m always intrigued about what inspires her and the themes behind her collections. Maybe one day I’ll actually be able to acquire some of her beautiful pieces.
Which celebrity has great style, in your opinion?
There are loads of people, not always celebrities, who have really great styles and constantly inspire me. One of my favorites is Sandra Hagelstam of 5inchandup. I love the tough, sporty minimalism of her looks.
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
As a senior in high school, I’ve definitely got a lot of time left to figure out the future stops and turns along my way, but there are a few things that I’m really set on doing. I hope to study fashion merchandising, move to NYC, and eventually become a buyer for a large fashion retailer. I also want a pet wolf. Though I guess it’d be a struggle to find an apartment in NYC that can accommodate my shopping addiction and a wolf. Small steps, Bri.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Polyvore completely opened me up to the world of online fashion. I needed a way to connect and be a part of the fashion industry, besides flipping through the magazines. Through Polyvore, I was actually able to contribute to fashion and to interact with people who were also interested in fashion. Polyvore also led to my creating Fashion Eaters, which is my personal style blog.
How would you describe your set style?
Often when I’m shifting images and clothes around in the editor, I stumble onto a layout that I happen to like, and I’ll use that layout over and over and over again. I tend to switch it up every so often. Some of my sets are actually of my own blog posts. Others I use more for inspiration for what I would put together if I had an unlimited closet (physically downloaded from my computer screen).
How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
Oh dear, I’m pretty much always signed on. And see, it’s not even really because I just leave myself signed on and then I leave the computer on. I compulsively check my front page several times a day. It’s hard not to when you have this huge trove of fashion inspiration just waiting for you. And especially after typing a massively long essay on a white screen, all you want to see is a colorful set exploding with Mary Katrantzou prints.
Describe your personal sense of style.
My style really is a mash of elements I like. These past seasons I’ve been really attracted to sportswear, 90s influence (mmm, turtleneck crop tops), crisp tailoring, pieces with gothic influence and minimalism. But hey, who knows. Maybe next spring I’ll suddenly have a craving for peplum and lace. The one thing that stays the same, however, is my love of black.
Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
I’ve really enjoyed the collections that the polyvore-editorial account has been cranking out. The Guest Editor collections are really great and I’d definitely like to keep seeing those.