Thursday, October 25, 2012

Member Spotlight: georgina-m

Today's member spotlight is on georgina-m, a member of three years. She builds her sets around beautiful artwork then incorporates clothes that match the colors depicted. Here are some of her favorite sets.

Franz Kline
Keith Haring
Maurice de Vlaminck

Tell us your name, age, and profession (anything you’d like to share).
My name is Georgina and I’m 23 years old. I have a double bachelor’s degree in museum studies and art history, and I am currently working on a master’s degree in museum studies. I work at an art center, and I work on a few public art, museum and gallery jobs on the side.

Describe your personal sense of style.
It really depends on the day. If I’m headed to class I usually wear simple, neutral tees with black or burgundy jeans and faux-leather flip-flops or Converse. Basically I keep it simple and easy since I have to install exhibitions. If I am working at the gallery or going to a museum event, which I do a lot, I wear very uncomfortable but too-cute-to-pass heels, dresses and pencil skirts. I’m also a huge fan of cardigans and layering. People also tend to associate me with my favorite Retro Super Future Ciccio nerd glasses I’ve had for the past 3 years.

What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
I love Marni and the continual use of interesting patterns and textures blended together to make a funky yet cohesive look. I also love the eyeglass brand Super. The mix of classic styles with extra thick frames always makes for a nice, functional accessory and always leads to fun conversations.

Who is your favorite artist?
This would have to be the most difficult question people ask me. Off the top of my head, I would say Max Ernst, Philip Campbell Curtis and René Magritte; surrealism is my favorite. Some of my favorite current working artists are Nick Cave and a local artist, Jeff Falk.

What are your personal aspirations/goals?
Ideally. after I finish my master’s degree, I would like to work at an art museum in exhibition development and collections management . Hopefully I will make that happen.

How has Polyvore affected your life?
I stumbled upon Polyvore one day on an interior design blog; I created an account and was hooked. Having access to so many forms of fashion and art at the click of a few buttons is very gratifying and helps feed my need for creativity. Not only has it made boring days more fun, but I have also met some great, inspirational friends along the way.

How would you describe your set style?
I would say my set style is simple and to the point. I don’t like adding too much to my sets. I want to get my vision across and not be over-distracting. I like things to fit just so.

I know you also get set/artist request. What was the most interesting request you've gotten?
I suppose one of the most interesting requests I have gotten was from a girl asking if I would
make her a set to feature on her blog so that she could discuss how art influences fashion. She
said she did not know a lot about artists but that she was inspired. That meant a lot to me.

What is the significance of your username?
No crazy cool significance, just my name.

How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
Well before I started graduate school, I was on every day. Now that has slowed to a few times a week. When I do get the time, it feels even more indulgent. The first thing I do when I sign on is view my likes and comments, followed by some visual drooling over other people’s sets.

What is your favorite Polyvore feature?
I love the “Following” link because I get to see new creations instantly from the other amazing Polyvore members. I follow so many people, it is hard to keep track. So this feature helps a lot.

Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
I was so fortunate to meet the Polyvore team in San Francisco, and I have got to say you guys are on top of your game. Geniuses! You guys are always coming up with features that I did not even realize I wanted. I would, however, love to be able to sort my items by color. It would make matching the objects to the paintings much easier.

Anything else you would like us to know?
Nothing about me personally but I think it is important that people always follow their passion, no matter what or where it takes you.


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Anonymous said...

The sets are amazing! I love the colors! Congrats, Georgina! Hugs! @kalindabenson from Polyvore world.

Marian Hogan said...

definitely a plus!

sophisty said...

Congrats on being featured, Georgina... your sets are truly extraordinary.

arq. barragan said...

would you mind to tell us the name of the paintings?

barbie said...

Congrats! I'm a huge an of yours sets. I love how you blend style and art. You do a wonderful job translating the art into style through use of the colors and textures of the items you chose.

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