Tell us your name, age, profession and what you typically wear every day.
My name is Elena Tserioti. I'm 26 and studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I'm addicted to fashion, especially shoes and bags, plus I love painting, traveling and shopping. As for my everyday style, I think comfort should always be given utmost priority while thinking of what to wear. I love jeans and I wear them almost every day. Also I prefer to add some accessories for a glamorous daytime look.
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I live in Limassol, in Cyprus. Over the last few years, people have really started to play with fashion and fashion trends here, more than ever. This season bright neon colors, geometric prints, asymmetric skirts, shorts, statement necklaces, oversized bags and maxi dresses are a must! My everyday style is a mix of feminine, chic and classy. It is kind of unique in some ways and I prefer to make a fashion statement with contrast. I love to experiment with different styles.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
There are so many beautiful brands and designers over the last years. It is so hard to choose among them. I'm a huge fan of Céline and Hermes bags, because they make a statement. Also I could die for a pair of Christian Louboutin or Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, because they stand out with their elegance. Each one of these brands describes my personal sense of style.
Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about their style?
I don't have just one favorite fashion idol. I get inspired by many fashion blogs and magazines. However my all-time favorite celebrity is Victoria Beckham. Her look is elegant, timeless and sophisticated, with a bit of sexy style.
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I have very high aspirations and goals! I could see myself working in the fashion world. So I'm not going to give all my secrets away!
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Polyvore, has affected my life heavily! It gave me the opportunity to transform my life, inspired me to start doing what I really love! So I started my own fashion blog called “Just Sweet” (www.justsweet.gr)! Via Polyvore I can create my own sets and publish them on my site, providing all the latest trends of fashion and sharing my personal sense of style. I am so glad, knowing that this content is absolutely mine. I love Polyvore! Thank you so much! In addition, Polyvore and one of the leading fashion brands of Spain, Mango, gave me the most amazing present this year! By competing in the contest ‘Fluent in Fashion with Mango,' I went to Barcelona and had a relaxing and fashion-filled experience!
How would you describe your set style?
I believe that if you let others categorize you, you lose some of your own self-ness and become a stereotype. So, because I love to experiment with different styles, each set is a new experiment! I prefer to play with colors and contrasts.
How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
Polyvore is the greatest reason to take a timeout away from programming and solving mathematical and circuit equations! To be honest, I don’t remember the last time I had a day away from Polyvore. Even if I’m not home, I sign on from my smartphone! The first thing I usually do is look at the activity stream, maybe new messages or new sets from my friends. I check out all the new fashion trends and designs of my favorite brands. Also, if I have inspiration, I create sets, save them in drafts or publish them.
What is your favorite Polyvore feature?
There are so many features which together make Polyvore the most amazing website that it is! So it's not easy for me to choose just one! I believe, (as a programmer: P) that the most significant and usable part of the site is the Polyvore Editor. All the creativity of fashion lovers is hidden there!
In addition, the comment section below each set is another favorite part. Knowing that a social site is supposed to be about sharing thoughts and ideas between author and reader, it makes comments very important! I love all the comments and favorites from my lovely Polyvore friends and I really appreciate them! I wish I had more free time to comment back and provide feedback to all of them.
Describe your personal sense of style.
If I had to describe my personal sense of style with three words, they would be feminine, chic and fashion-forward. I love change. I absolutely love to try new combinations and try out different things about my personal style.
Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
Everything here is absolutely great! An idea that grew through the contest ‘Global Fashion,’ and also through my experience on Polyvore, is to show more about international style and fashion trends. I think it’s a great way to improve multicultural fashion.