Friday, December 21, 2012

Member Spotlight: Matea

Today's member spotlight is on matea, a member of two years. She's a law student in Croatia who is obsessed with fashion. She creates fashion sets that have different patterns, prints, and colors. Here are some of her favorite sets.

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Negociare con la pena !!!
U just try to sleep !!!

Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share?
Hi Polyvore people! My name is Matea. I`m 22 years old and a full-time law student who is obsessed with fashion and cool clothes. I’m an easy going person who gets along well with everyone. I enjoy being around different types of people and I always like to challenge myself to improve at everything I do.

Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
This might sound weird, but currently I live at three different addresses, one in Zagreb, one in Sesvete and one in Garešnica. My family owns two apartments and a house so I`m constantly changing my place of residence. Fall trends in Croatia are ankle booties, long scarves, cardigans, skinny jeans, Timberland boots, Isabel Marant sneakers, hats and collar necklaces.

What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
Marni, Chloe and Proenza Schouler are my all-time favorite brands! But I'm also in love with my fashion icon Natasha Goldenberg's line, TzipporahNG. Marni always has cool and interesting prints, Chloe has elegant and sophisticated clothing, and Proenza Schouler great bags, clothes and accessories.

Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about his or her style?
Natasha Goldenberg is a major style icon of mine. I personally am a HUGE fan of this gorgeous Russian! I admire her taste, her style and her ability to dress in a fashionable and chic way. I love how she can go from loose fitting clothes in muted colors to tailored pieces in bright fabrics. Nickelson Wooster, the alpha male of American street style, also has great taste.  His hair, cleanly trimmed mustache, neat beard and clothing give him a handsome look that demands respect.   

What are your personal aspirations/goals?
My biggest wish for a long time now has been to move to Iceland. I don't quite know when this obsession with Iceland started, but I do know I want to live there. With this unique destination that offers breathtaking landscape and a vibrant culture, who wouldn't like to live there? I decided to pursue a career in law so I hope one day, I will have the opportunity to improve the lives of others. But also I would like to travel more, learn to speak Portuguese and Russian, meet cool/interesting people and be a fashion stylist.

How has Polyvore affected your life?
I became more courageous and determined when it comes to combining and mixing different patterns and prints. I met great and really nice girls whose words and comments have meant the world to me. From day one, Polyvore became my imaginary closet with mega-fabulous clothes!

How would you describe your set style?
My sets have always been very colorful and little bit crazy! It`s all about different patterns, prints and colors mixed with cool accessories!

How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
When I'm online, I'm always signed in! The first thing I do when I go on to Polyvore:
1. Check out my activity
2. See and comment on my friends sets
3. If I feel inspired, make a new set 

What is your favorite Polyvore feature?
My favorite feature is the custom crop background and the ask section! I like the ask section because I like the idea of me as a stylist, helping Polygirls with their dilemmas about what to wear, how to style it, what goes together and what not. The custom crop background I like because I`m crazy about making dolls and changing simple clothes into something cool and different. 

Describe your personal sense of style.
My style is very versatile and is very much based on how or what I feel. You can see me wearing almost everything. One day I`m all in black, the next day all in crazy prints and colors. I don`t like simple, minimalistic outfits. For me layering rules! Accessories are also very important to me. They make every outfit pop.

Anything else you would like us to know?
Polyvore and Poly people rule! You guys are doing an amazing job with the Polyvore site but I do have one request: MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS STAY COOL. Hehe!



31 comments:

br0k3n said...

I have admired matea's sets for a long time now, so it's great to see an interview from her! I love Nastasha Goldenberg too and didn't know she came out with her line already! Thanks for the interview Matea =)

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Dijana R. said...

Što reći draga, nego čestitam :* drago mi je što smo se uopće upoznale, volim tvoj stil setova i stajlinge, coffee soon? ;)
minnne-me

matea said...

@br0k3n,@Shivangi - tnx a lot for your sweet words.. :)
@Dijana R. - hvala.. i meni je ful drago.. uh naravno .. poly kafenisanje part 2 very soon!!!!

MarinaMarry said...

Odličan intervju. Svaka čast za sjajne modne setove :)

pave diamonds said...

Just a quick note to let you know that I appreciated your insights about the topic. Quite helpful for what I am interested in these days.

Matea said...

MarinaMarry - hvala... drago mi je da ti se sviđaju.. :)

pave diamonds - tnx a lot sweety... :)

BalkanskoZlato said...

Hrvatica, šta drugo reć :)

Matea said...

haha hrvatica koja uporno želi postat Islanđanka.. :)

Amazing Fashion style jacket said...

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Matea said...

Amazing Fashion style jacket - tnx.. I`m glad you like it.. :)

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Anonymous said...

Hey(:
Can you guys please help me change my username? I've been asking to change it for a l o n g time but no one ever helps or respond.
My polyvore account is @tip-girls-of-the-usa & since I have changed it once already, I can't change it again.

Thank you!

Ethnic Jewelry said...

A big thanks for the efforts you have put into writing this article. Greetings from Montreal!

Matea said...

Ethnic Jewelry ,trendy clothes - tnx you guys for reading my interview.. :)

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Anonymous said...

SEE???? Even SHE likes the advice section!!!

Womens Shoes said...

Hi Matea,
Your fashion sense is amazing.The clothes are trendy & unique but I simply loved the shoes.
Thanks

Matea said...

YES, Even I looooove ask section.. poly be nice to as and dont remove ask section...

Womens shoes - tnx a lot sweety on your nice comment.. kissy...

Fashion is a style of life said...

Draga čestitke ponosna sam kad god netko od naših curki dobije priznanje!!! <3

Matea said...

Fashion is a style of life - aah jesi draga.. hvala ti na komentaru i odvojenom vremenu za čitanje intervjua.. kissy...

Ryan Watson said...

Great post!! I enjoyed reading it..

Matea said...

Ryan Watson - tnx for reading my interview... have a great day...

Alice Huang said...

Love these outfits!

Anonymous said...

Such a great interview dear, love your sets<3 you seem like an amazing person

AreYouWithMe

xxx

Matea said...

Alice Huang - u re sooo nice..tnx..
AreYouWithMe - thank you for reading my interview... have a great day .. kiss

Hipi said...

Jao ja tek sad vidim intervju! :) Super je, cestitam! :) :*

Jewelry Manufacturer said...

Just a quick note to let you know that I appreciated your insights about the topic. Quite helpful for what I am interested in these days.

Matea said...

Jewelry Manufacturer - tnx..
Hipi - hvala ti!!!

Chad Barker said...

Thank you so much for sharing your insights on your fashion sense. What kind of watches do you prefer? Anybody have opinions?

Maria Mirabella said...

i use to look around for some new sets by Martina, but this fashion line it's just great.
how can she manage to live in 3 places at once? it is like holiday? :-)
Anyway, all clothes and this fashion style it is inspirational...