Tell us your name, age, and profession (anything you’d like to share).
My name is Jo Ann, I'm 28 years old and graduated with a business degree. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom and enjoy being able to watch my three year old son grow.
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I live in California in the Bay Area. Our style really depends on the weather because the weather here is crazy, it can be hot or cold. We love to wear sunglasses and skinny jeans. It's almost fall, so we like to dress in layers with leather jackets, sweaters, warm coats and ankle boots. I see a lot of bright-colored tops, prints and bright-colored cropped pants.
Describe your personal sense of style.
I am all about dressing comfortably. I think it’s best to be yourself and be comfortable in whatever you're wearing. Leggings, sweatshirts, cardigans and skinny jeans are my thing. I love wearing sunglasses and I'm a huge fan of Carrera sunglasses.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
I'm impressed with Coco Chanel's timeless designs and with Alexander McQueen's unique and edgy designs. I have an obsession with leather handbags. I love Rebecca Minkoff, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney.
Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about his or her style?
I appreciate Nicole Richie's sense of style. Her style has inspired many trends.
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I love traveling! I want to visit famous and historical landmarks and explore fascinating hidden places.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Polyvore encourages me to express myself and to unleash my passion for fashion. I also love the Polyvore community which is very supportive and inspirational. Polyvore is part of my everyday
life. Even my three-year-old son will ask me, mommy, what are you doing, polyvoring?
How was your trip to NYC during fashion week?
I’m very thankful for getting the opportunity to attend to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is something that is still a little bit unreal. I admire Stacey Bendet for being such a brilliant designer. I was fascinated with her retro, eclectic yet fashionable designs. I have to confess I ate lots of Magnum mini bars during the Alice + Olivia presentation. I had an amazing time in NYC. Thank you so much Polyvore and Magnum Ice Cream for this breathtaking experience!
How would you describe your set style?
My set style depends on my mood. I always want to make sure its wearable and something I would personally wear. I enjoy using bright and bold colors. I like to mix up classic styles with a trendy twist.
What is the significance of your username?
My username is actually my son’s nickname that I gave him when he was still a baby.
How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
I'm always signed on. I usually check my daily activities, messages and explore my friends’ sets and like them. I also like to check exciting new trends.