Monday, January 28, 2013

Member Spotlight: fashionmonkey1

Today's member spotlight is on fashionmonkey1, a member of two years. Her sets help show how outfits look on and they always come with a great quote. Here are a few of her favorite sets.

Coat by ROCHAS

Dress by ERDEM


Blouse by DOLCE & GABBANA by fashionmonkey1 featuring prada handbags

Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share.
My name is Jackie and I am 54 years old. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and I’ve been in the Pharmaceutical Sales industry for the past 20 years. Before attending USC I actually attended a Fashion School (Bauder Fashion College – Miami, FL) and had big dreams of becoming the next top fashion designer until I realized how much it hated to sew!  I still have a very strong creative side and over the years started making and selling my own jewelry. Now, I’ve found Polyvore which keeps me tapped into that design/stylist/creative side and I couldn’t be happier.

Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I live in the Los Angeles, CA area (right at the beach in Redondo Beach).  One of the biggest fashion trends I’m seeing around LA lately are boyfriend jeans rolled up at the ankle with high heeled booties or pumps.

What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
Wow, where do I begin! There are so many that I love.  I like the prints and patterns of Marni and Missoni.  I love the conservative/preppy styles of Burberry and Tory Burch.  I also like the casual and edgy looks from Acne and Rag & Bone.

Describe your personal sense of style.
I try to dress “age appropriate” but also like to show my figure. Just check out my “skinny jeans rock” collection and that is pretty much my style for casual wear.  I also have a little bit of a preppy side. I own a lot of J.Crew pieces. When it comes to work wear, I’m pretty much a business pant suit kind of gal.

Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about their style?
I really like Victoria Beckham’s style.  She is petite and small framed (like myself) and just knows how to make it work for her body.

What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I would love to travel to all of the beautiful and wonderful beaches throughout the world.

How has Polyvore affected your life?
It helps me stay tapped into my creative side along with keeping up with the latest fashion trends.  I love the sense of community and the positive atmosphere we all share.  Polyvore for me is kind of like a form of meditation. It doesn’t matter how grumpy I might feel at the end of a long day, just spending some time on Polyvore and I’m like new again.

Does you username have any special meaning?
Not really.  I just wanted something kind of quirky and easy to remember.

How would you describe your set style? 
I really like to get a sense of how an outfit would look as if it were on a person or mannequin, so I try to make my sets look like that. I usually include a simple phrase or line that has a positive meaning.

How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
That really depends on my work schedule but usually a couple times a day, first thing in the morning and again before bed. I sign on directly to my home page and look for the red number to check whether I need to respond to anyone.  Next I go the top sets and do congratulations. Then I check the following-creations tab and look at the new sets of those I am following. Then finally I go to my drafts to see whether there is anything ready to publish or finish creating. Then I have to PULL myself away to get ready for the day!

What is your favorite Polyvore feature?
Clipper and editing. Sometimes I can spend an hour just “shopping” for new items.


Matea said...

loooove your interview...

Robsfriend73 said...

So nice to 'meet' another fabulous Polyvorian!
Congratulations on being featured - great interview!

DivaDebbi said...

Adore! You look so beautiful and your sets are incredibly stylish. Congrats to you Sweetie. Looking forward to knowing you on Poly.

GourmetFashion said...

Interesting member! Love your sets! x

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you creative work has been featured and we get the chance to get to know you better! Congratulations!!
cynthia (wambliwakan)

Noemi said...

So happy to see a fellow Polyvorian in the 50+ group; love your sense of style and you are beautiful :) so keep on showing off that figure, gives me inspiration to keep on the road to fitness & health!!
♥ Noemi
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April (Prilsplace) said...

Congratulations, Jackie! Beautiful inside and out! psst...bottle that water and ship it to me. You don't look a day over 35! :)
Great interview! Great sets!

Isabel said...

Congratulations! Great interview! Love the sets you chose!

Dayanna said...

Congrats, this is a great interview! Jackie, you look amazing!!! I love your sets!

Andreea said...

Really interesting interview, faboulos clothes and outfits.
I still have a question: why fashionMONKEY1? :-)) I understand it is quirky and easy to remember, but still...

KittyFantastica said...

Hey sweetie! So happy to see you featured here! I loved reading about you and seeing your beautiful pic! You do not look 54, by the way! xxx

elitepoem said...

Congratulations, Jackie!

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Congratulations for being featured!! Loved your interview and nice another excellent Polyvorian!

Chloe Polo said...

oo I love this!
You look stunning and I love the outfits you have put together, especially the last one!
UK High Street Fashion & Style

mascot costumes said...

Congrats! love your sets, they looks so fubulous!

Christening Invitations said...

Awesome awesome designs! The patterns are quite lovely!

Melmo Momoko said...

I love her outfits! Really cool.
Cheers, Melmo

stylishmacaroon said...

Hi. I am having trouble using polyvore on my laptop; I can't use it on my laptop (Windows 7, Google Chrome), however I CAN use it on my pc (Windows XP, Google Chrome).
Do you know why this happens? I can't do anything, I can't clip images, I can't create a set, I can't like sets, basically all I can do on my laptop is sign in and sign off...
I started using polyvore 2 days ago, and only from my pc since it won't work on my laptop.
Oh, and I already deleted the cookies and I'm using the last version of Chrome on both computers.
Please help me!!!! Thanks.

Stacy Gustin said...

Congratulations!!! I love getting to know you better!!!

Anonymous said...

54?! You look amazing! Love your office wear!

Suzane Mart said...

Love to see your interviews......
and well it good to know about you and your little little stuffs that are you trying .......