Friday, March 30, 2012

Polyvore Love Letters: Blog Roundup

This week some of our favorite bloggers used Polyvore to show their readers useful tips like how to tame flyaway hair or how to style a long maxi skirt. Check out their creative ways!

Peppermint and Ivy created a guide to achieve that perfectly adorable casual look.


Cute & Cozy



Amarie Beauty blog picked up some colorful bobby pins for those days when your hair just doesn't want to listen.


bobby pins



What's on your wishlist for spring? Cent-sibly Chic found lots of covet-worthy pieces, including an amazing pair of floral pants.


Spring Wardrobe Wishlist



Styling a maxi skirt can be challenging if you are petite. La Petite Fashionista found some solutions for you.


Get the Look: Maxi Dresses for Petite Fashionistas



If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Find Beauty Products Easily on Polyvore

We’ve just made it easier for you to find beauty products on Polyvore! Looking for the latest lipstick or nail polish? Check out the Shop Page on Polyvore—you can now search for them using the new beauty product categories.


You can find over 45,000 makeup, skincare, fragrance and nail-care products on Polyvore. To refine your search, just type the brand name or category name in the Search box.

If you're a beauty blogger, once you find the products you want, you can easily create a set and embed it on your blog. Check out an example of a beauty product image created using Polyvore, from the blog The Glossarie.



bronzed beauty



Need some blog inspiration? You can see more examples of great beauty-product sets on Polyvore in the Brilliant Blog Style – Beauty collection. If you have great ideas about how to use these high-resolution beauty products on your blog, let us know at bloggers@polyvore.com!

Member Spotlight: vanessanataly

Today's member spotlight is on vanessanataly. She's in a band with her siblings and they are recording their first professional album! On top of that, she is a student and an avid Polyvore user. Check out her interview and some of her favorite sets:

Turpentine

Ziggy Stardust

You're All I Need To Get By




Tell us your name, age, profession and what you typically wear every day
My name is Vanessa Villa, and I’m 19 years old. I am a full-time musician, student and avid Polyvore user. I was raised in a large family; 5 girls and 1 boy, and style has been the only way to express my individuality. Since my sisters and I look so much alike, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between us. Occasionally, my mom and dad will call me by a different name.  Since my siblings and I are recording our first professional album, a typical day for me would be at the studio, which means I dress in really comfortable clothing. Usually it's workout clothing and sneakers; ironic really, since I love to dress up.  

Where do you live, and what trends are big there? 
I live in a small town called Apple Valley, located in Southern California. I really wouldn’t know what to say as far as popular trends, simply because I rarely ever go out in Apple Valley. I’m usually travelling with the band or in the studio.

What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand? 
Oh goodness. This is by far the hardest question I have ever had to answer. When it comes down to brands, I have too many to list. But I’ll narrow it down a bit. My favorite shoe designers at the moment are Christian Louboutin and Charlotte Olympia. I love Christian Louboutin’s wide range of shoes, and I don’t think I’ve ever met a pair of his shoes that I didn’t love, including all his sneakers, heels and flats. As for Charlotte Olympia, her heels are killer. As far as bags are concerned, I am really just a big fan of all the classic pieces. My favorite clothing designers are Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana; simply because I would wear everything in their collections.

Which celebrity has great style? 
Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton are my personal favorites.

What are your personal aspirations/goals? 
For now, I would love to graduate from college and maybe attend law school in the future. That is, if I don’t major in English and become a fashion writer. ;) But priorities come first, and right now, music is my main priority. Since everything seems to be going well, I plan to focus fully on the band.

How has Polyvore affected your life? 
Well, the truth is, Polyvore plays a major role in my life. And I say that sincerely. I started writing a bucket list a few years ago, and I have several Polyvore items listed. Including being interviewed by Polyvore and having a top set in Polyvore. Polyvore has really influenced my passion for fashion and made me really open-minded. It helped expose creativity inside of me which I didn’t know existed.  

Describe your personal sense of style. 
Well, since I am short, 5’2” to be exact, I’ve always had to find clothes that flatter my body, rather than wear what I want. So I often opt for dresses, since they’re easier to wear. I don’t have a specific sense of style; I’ll wear just about any kind of style. From edgy to classic pieces.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Polyvore Love Letters: Blog Roundup

We love seeing the creative ways bloggers use Polyvore to express their style. Check out what our favorite bloggers have been up to!

Snow White in Wonderland says that a classic trench is a must-have for your closet. Here are two ways she'd style this iconic coat:



Essential Items: Trench Coat



How would you wear gladiator sandals this spring? Glam and Graffiti put up these two looks for your consideration:



Gladiators



Miss Rock Couture found a breezy, fresh weekend look that extends to a beautiful manicure:



St Patty LookBook



On quite the other end of the spectrum, Inspirations and Celebrations created a great animal-print, rock-n-roll set:



Animal Instinct



And from our long-time community member Golestaneh, who is expecting her baby any day now, here is a great look for soon-to-be moms:



http://golestaneh-streetstyle.blogspot.de



If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Share More on Your Facebook Timeline

Now that Facebook Timeline is available for everyone, we want to remind you that you can use it to share your Polyvore style! Plus, we've added a few more types of activity so you can build a Polyvore summary that fully represents you.

In addition to sharing your Polyvore sets, like, items, and contests wins, the new Timeline update lets you share:
  • Collections you've updated
  • Comments
  • People you follow
  • Groups you've joined
  • Sets you share with your groups


Here's how you can add these new Timeline features:
  1. Make sure that you have Timeline enabled on your Facebook profile
  2. Go to your Sharing page on your Polyvore account
  3. Select the option to share to Facebook Timeline
That's it! Now you're ready to show off your style with a Polyvore box on your Facebook Timeline, which will automatically update with your most recent Polyvore activity.

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Member Spotlight: ashley-rebecca

Today's member spotlight is on ashley-rebecca. I'm sure you all have seen her amazing sets. She's a fashionista with a Masters in Management and Marketing and a future blogger. Check out some of her favorite sets:

Denim Fever


Style-on-the-go


Sun-Sentinel

Are You Preppy?

Have you always gravitated toward a clean cut look? If you love polo shirts, khakis, crisp cottons and pleated skirts, you might have preppy style. Take a look at these styles and find out: Are you preppy?


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Help Center Design!

New Help Center Design!



If you have questions when using Polyvore, we want to make sure it’s easy for you to find an answer. We’ve made recent improvements to our Help Center design that we think you’ll find useful, including search functionality. With our new Help Center, you can easily browse by topic and search for related help content using keywords.

For example, if you want to know how to change your password, you can either click on the "Account, Sign in, and Register" category or simply type the query “password” in the search box. You’ll find all help content related to passwords and you can click on the appropriate answer to your question.


If you find an answer helpful, you can indicate so by clicking "Me too!" at the bottom left-hand side of the page.

We hope our Help Center covers everything, but in the event you can't find an answer to your question, you can click on the blue "Still have a question?" link to send us a message. Be sure sure to include your question along with details, your name and email address so that we can respond to you in a timely manner.

As always, we welcome any feedback you have to make the Help Center more useful for you. If there’s an FAQ you think we missed, please let us know!

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Monday, March 19, 2012

Improved Image Quality - Bye bye outlines!

Helping you improve the quality of your sets is important to us, that’s why we’re always working on ways to provide high-quality item images on Polyvore. Now that we’ve increased the size of your set images on the site to 600x600 pixels, you may notice some of the finer details in sets that hadn’t been as noticeable before. One of these details is the white outlines around some images that stand out when you layer them on top of color block or other images.

When an image is clipped to Polyvore, we do our best to crop out the background from behind it. However, sometimes there is still a tiny outline around the image. So we’ve been working to refine our background removal process so that this is less visible.

To give you a visual, check out these before and after sets:

BEFORE

AFTER

So that we’re sure not to alter sets you’ve already created, this refinement will only be applied to new images that are clipped into Polyvore from this point on. We hope you find this improvement to images helpful. Stay tuned for more image quality improvements!

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy these green styles!




Friday, March 16, 2012

Polyvore Love Letters: Blog Roundup

What are our favorite bloggers are up to this week? We found yet more fun ways to use Polyvore on your blog to showcase everything from celebrity style to the latest trends. Check it out.

Fashion In My Eyes can't get enough of Giovanna Battaglia's impeccable style. And we can easily see why!


get the look



(Did you know she was sitting front row at the Polyvore Live show?)

The Strawberry Fields Forever helps you create a celeb-inspired look on a realistic budget.


olivia wilde



Amanda's Photo Garden found three cool ways to wear these Asos tropical slippers.


One Shoe; Three Ways



Stamp On Style found inspiration from a classic fashion icon.


Glamspiration: Diana Ross



Over at Elements of Style, Erin found literary inspiration from The Hunger Games.


Hunger Games Premiere



Spring is here, and Classy N Glamorous found some beautiful items for this season.


Spring Sensation ♥




If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Friday, March 9, 2012

Polyvore Love Letters: Blog Roundup

Polyvore sets are a great way to show blog readers how to style a particular item. This week, some of our favorite bloggers showed us why they're great style gurus. Check it out.

On Closet-Coach, we learned how to buy the best t-shirts if you have a pear shape:

Best T-shirts for the Pear Shape



On Insatiable Need, we learned how to create a great coordinated outfit without looking too matchy:

everyday style



On J.Crew Chick, we saw how to create a relaxed spring-chic outfit:

Project 333/Spring Look 1



On Sandra's Closet, she showed us the key element to Blake Lively's chic look:

Lively Amazing



Over at Fashion Me Fabulous, we learn how to make any outfit into a statement:

Make A Statement Necklaces



If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bloggers Model at Polyvore Live

All of you style bloggers out there inspire us every day, and that's why we wanted you to walk the runway for Polyvore Live. We can't wait to work with more of you on Polyvore soon!

The bloggers at Polyvore LIve made walking the runway seem so effortless, but we know a lot of work went on behind the scenes. A big thank you to all the Polyvore Live bloggers and to all of you who watched the show. You made it a truly memorable experience.


Here's a sampling of what bloggers had to say about their experience at Polyvore Live, both from the backstage and front row:

Natalie Off Duty
Sincerely Jules
De Lune
FrouFrouu
That's Chic
Calivintage
Sandra's Closet
The Blonde Salad
The Glitter Guide
Eat Sleep Wear
Cheetah is the New Black
Carly Cristman
Minnie Muse
Sydne Style
Color Me Nana
Born and Bread
Something Navy
Brooklyn Blonde
Taya Rogers
College Fashionista
Holier than Now
The Clothes Horse

And here's what others are saying:
New York Daily News
Stylelist
WWD
Refinery 29
Yahoo!
Stylist
CNBC


Check out the photos from the runway show here and below.

Member Spotlight: stacy-gustin

Today's member spotlight is on a new member stacy-gustin. She's only been on our site for two months and already has 1.8 million views! She's a stay-at-home mom with three kids. She's all about comfort. Check out her style:
black and brown

teal & gray

stripe hoodie

stripe hoodie by stacy-gustin featuring terry hoodies

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Stacy Gustin, I'm 40 years old and a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children. I also baby sit a beautiful two-year-old while my kids are at school. I usually wear skinny jeans with boots and a sweater, or something like that. I try to be comfy at all times!

Where do you live, and what trends are big there?

I live in Kansas City, Missouri. Here, the trends now are skinny jeans and sweaters, jackets and scarves.

What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?

I would have to say that I love Valentino handbags, they always jump out at me. They are bold yet simple, and I love that. I love J Crew also, so classic and fun at the same time! I could go on and on!

Which celebrity do you think has great style?

My favorite celebrity, hands down is Jennifer Aniston. She is my personal favorite! I love her simple, easy style--just beautiful! I also love Kelly Ripa!

What are your personal aspirations and goals?

My personal goals are simple: raise my children to be good, honest, strong, loving people. That is my most important job in life.

How has Polyvore affected your life?

Polyvore has really helped me find my creative side! I always knew I loved fashion and clothing, but with this website, I can do something with it everyday! I feel like a little girl playing dress up with my computer! I have been really blown away by the great feedback from my Polyvore "family." Everyone has been so kind and wonderful! It's the best web site ever!

Describe your personal sense of style.

My style is simple and comfy. I try to add fun in the bag or shoes.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Polyvore Love Letters: Blog Roundup

How do you use Polyvore to showcase your favorite things on your blog? This week we take a peek at how some of our favorite bloggers use beautiful Polyvore sets to do just that.

At Not Just Happenstance, blogger Natalie is ready for the 80 degrees weather with some fun neons and brights.



these are a few of my favorite things



Over at Fashion In My Eyes, Nookie continues the neon trend by pairing it with pretty sherbet colors.



get the look



Nookie just celebrated her blog anniversary! Be sure to check her out and say happy blog-birthday!

We absolutely love the beautiful, feminine bikini finds at La Petite Fashionista.


Beautiful Bikinis:Classic Styles



We found more stylish baubles at The Couture Review. Check out these cool statement necklaces that can really make an outfit.


Statement Necklaces



Last week we rolled out a new format so that bloggers can create beautiful slideshows on the fly. Amanda at Amanda's Photo Garden used it to show you what you can do if you're not going away for spring break (or even if you simply don't have a tropical vacation planned soon).




If you've found inspiring bloggers through Polyvore, or want to be featured in Love Letters, let us know!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Washington Post Oscars Remix: Red Carpet Styling Final Four

We received an overwhelming response when we asked what you think your favorite celebrity should wear on the Oscars red carpet. In fact, the challenge closed with 3,196 entries!

Congratulations to the four Guest Style Correspondents whose sets were picked by The Washington Post to feature on the Style Blog, huichinlu, stylesqrrl, erikaliz and nn10! Here are their sets:


Emma Stone Red carpet look!


Red Carpet Queen


Best Actress Viola Davis


Michelle @ the Oscars



Polyvore member huichinlu dressed Emma Stone in a beautiful pastel Zuhair Murad gown paired with Badgley Miscka peep toe pumps.

Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy was the muse for stylesqrrl's set. She dressed Melissa in a plunging v-neck maxi dress by Project D.

College student and fashion addict erikaliz chose a metallic bronze Marchesa gown for Oscar nominee Viola Davis. The Marni clutch and Guiseppe Zanotti jeweled heels were the perfect touches.

From Croatia, nn10 chose to style Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in a sea green Tony Ward gown and pale gold satin Jimmy Choos.

Congrats again to the winners!