Friday, September 21, 2012

Member Spotlight: minnie-me

Today's member spotlight is on minnie-me, a member of four years. She's a kindergarten teacher in Croatia and somehow still finds the time to create beautiful sets. Here are a few of her favorite sets. 

High on rebellion!
Summer to Fall: maxi skirt!
Street style: Red + Fuchsia!

Tell us your name, age, profession and what you typically wear every day.
Hello! My name is Dijana Rajkovic, I'm a kindergarten teacher. I usually wear comfy clothes for the job, you know how it is working with kids, it always gets messy. Most of the time I'm in pants in various colors, jeans and tops, worn with oxfords, sandals and wedges. When I'm not working you can see me in dresses and skirts. I love accessorizing with big rings like knuckle rings and statement necklaces. I love colors, especially neons, but earthy colors suit me the best and I love to wear them.

Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I live in Croatia, it's in Central and Southeast Europe, in the capital city Zagreb. The trend here is Converse sneakers, especially in white, colorful maxi skirts and maxi and midi dresses. I like all of the colors I see here, from neon to pastels.

What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
One of my favorite brands is 3.1 Phillip Lim because of his clean-cut silhouettes and lovely color palettes. I like Burberry Prorsum because the designer, Christopher Bailey, knows how to shape a perfect jacket and coat. He's re-invented trenches. Givenchy, oh my! The creative director, Riccardo Tisci, is amazing! He amazes me every time, combining Gothic and streetwear elements with the refinement of haute couture. Fantastic! Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, he is so original. I love his fashion shows. Every time, he does something new. His play with monochromatic and pastel colors make a great mix in tweed jackets.  I like Valentino because he knows how to dress a woman. His dresses are elegant, clean, simple, modern, feminine, sophisticated and glamorous.  Finally, Alexander McQueen. I love his raw and emotional passion for fashion. He brought drama and extravagance to the catwalk, and Sarah Burton continues his work brilliantly! 

Among Croatian designers, I like Aleksandra Dojcinovic. She creates beautiful, feminine dresses that follow women's curves. I also like Zigman, who is always playful and quirky with his designs. I can't afford these designers, so I stick mostly with highstreet brands like Mango, H&M, Promod, Zara, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius.

Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about his or her style?
I love Olivia Palermo and Jessica Alba. Olivia is always chic and feminine. Jessica always looks gorgeous in casual and glamorous styles. I'm also inspired by Russian women like Elena Perminova, Ulyana Sergeenko, Miroslava Duma and Vika Gazinskaya. Their fashions are unique.

What are your personal aspirations/goals?
Someday, I would like to start a blog. I know, haha, another fashion blog. I want it to be about my look. I'm not good at taking pictures of myself though, so first, I will have to find someone to take photos of me. I could see myself one day in fashion magazines, making fashion collages like I do on Polyvore. That's my dream. Currently, I'm using my creativity making toys and games for kids.

How has Polyvore affected your life?
I remember when a friend recommended this site four years ago, I gave it a try, and I loved it! I used to wear more sporty, urban clothes like jeans, t-shirts and high-top sneakers. I was a hip-hop girl. Polyvore quickly changed my views on fashion. It changed my style to something more grown-up and mature. I started to wear heels, dresses, skirts, and totally fell in love with wedges. I'm petite girl (5'2") so wedges are great for defining my legs. I get inspired by street fashion. Polyvore gives me a daily dose of different fashion ideas/styles! It is also a wonderful relief from my stressful job. I 'm the still same hip-hop girl, but with different taste in clothes.

How would you describe your set style?
I don't have any specific set style. I change my layouts depending on the clothes, pictures and mood. I love big sets. I always add a few magazine articles and pictures, but make sure to leave room for the clothes. They're the most important part! The pictures in the set have to match the clothes to round out the story. I always use background colors like colorful stripes. They have to be similar in color to the clothes. I really try to make my sets look different and neat. It's still a challenge to distinguish my sets from other fantastic sets and styles.

How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
Haha! I'm always signed in, Polyvore is bookmarked at the top of my list. When I'm online, I have a few tabs open so I'm always jumping from one to another. The first thing I do when I go on to Polyvore is check my activity, then my friends' sets and comments, then I like their sets. After all of that, I create sets. I'd love a mobile version too!

Describe your personal sense of style.
My personal sense of style is casual and feminine. I love to mix up prints and colors. I usually take bits and pieces from different trends and play with them. I follow my instincts and my daily mood, and I never leave the house without a smile.


Anonymous said...

lovely interview! great to find out some more about you!

Anonymous said...

Baš ti je dobar intervju!
Ispala si vesela i slatka, ko u RL :)
Mwah <3

Nina (pa ti pogodi koja :P)

Dijana R. said...

Thank you girls :) Aaaa Nina H. :*

Niki said...

Minnie-me in the spotlight, finally! Congrats! Great read <3

Anonymous said...

Awesomness:) You seem like a totally cool person!

Ellchy89 said...

Čestitam na member spotlight-u! Odličan intervju :)

xfanficx said...

So glad to see minnie-me featured - love her style!

Dijana R. said...

Thank you girls :*