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statement heels with LWD
Date: 10.17.2008 Time: 9:07 PM
We all have that white dress and we know the hardest thing to do when it comes to a white dress if finding the right shoes. Should you wear platforms? flats? heels? boots, maybe? The answer to all of those is YES. it can be a bit confusing as to which shoes for which dress but i am here to help. & then i saw him. by nadiya's birthday is the 23rd this is an herve leger bandage dress that we are all familiar with, it's a cocktail dress so i'd advise you to wear it with flashy heels but a subtle color so the dress will not be over looked due to the over flashy heels. i picked Fendi heels that have a few details to them but they still make a big statement. my dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room. by nadiya's birthday is the 23rd For this dress, it can be either dressed down or up depending on the occasion of course. This dress gives a wider variety as to which shoes to wear. I obviously picked bold black ankle boots but because the boots are over powering the dress a bit, i added a wide belt to balance the attention. on set with james franco by nadiya's birthday is the 23rd for this, you have to look at the bigger picture, everything besides the boots are a flushed color, easily forgotten but not so fast! these beautiful RED ankle boots are here to the rescue! notice that the dress is a bit looser so i added boots that are JUST below the ankle making the allusion of a longer leg. Be careful not to wear ankle boots with a dress below the knees unless you have the height requirements of a model. :] glam night out. by nadiya's birthday is the 23rd This outfit is simple and chic but adding a little jazz to the shoes makes it a lot more appealing. Everything is black and white and the Dolce Gabbana dress is more formal so ankle boots wouldn't be a good choice but a orange Dior heels are better. most of all you need to think of the event and the dress's length, color, fabric and the look you want to go for. If youre shoes are flashy and bold, don not pile on accessories, focuse on one thing. GOOD LUCK!
my birthday celebration via Polyvore.
Date: 10.10.2008 Time: 3:56 AM
so my birthday is coming up in a few days and im soo excited! i made a group on polyvore dedicated to the event and i planned a three day vacay to Paris. james Franco is coming along, of course. heres the schedule.
ay one thursday the 23rd- welcome dinner at the Au Bon Accueil and dancing and fireworks all night long.
day two-early breakfast at 8am at Au Petit Colombier and a day full of fashion shows for Paris fashion week. begining with Lanvin and ending with Miu Miu. Late night clubbing at Le six Seven, TI will be there, ladies!
day three- shopping trip at 3pm sharp, spa at 6pm, my birthday celebration at 8pm. Dinner, michael buble and the opening of the presents will happen also. ENJOY!
michael buble will be there with his lovely voice.
i am enjoying paris soo much with James and the adventure just began. here are the sets ive made dedicated to my 20th birthday.
set two. this is us arriving at the hotel, unpacking and basically getting used to the spectacular view paris has to offer. we're both very tired right now but we're ready to explore Pariii. i know you noticed the stunning phillip lim dress im wearing. it's divine! i know.
set three. this set is the first time we get to meet and greet everyone. a bunch of my guests brought their lovely dates along and im so excited to meet them! james was hard to wake up because 16 hours of flight does not make him happy but i got ready while he slept like a beautiful baby. LOL. our hotel room is to die for! im really excited to see everyone tonight. how much do you love my herve leger dress? the color is KILLER!
set four. after the all night dancing and the fireworks and the amazing food, james and i got home pretty late but we still had time for an early breakfast and a lovely view to share it with. oh yeah, paris has a lovely view too. i was talking about james. LOL. my vera wang dress is the most silkiest dress ever, it's so comfy and relaxing. after that james and i went sight seeing for a bit. the eiffel tower is something i'd never grow tired of looking at. it's so romantic! set five is coming soon, my loves. next is a day full of fashion shows and late night clubbin with TI. i'm so glad you ladies can make it, i wanted to thank each and every one of you! youre truly amazing to me! xo nadiya
age appropriate set explained.
Date: 10.05.2008 Time: 12:16 AM
ok. lets talk about this set because i dont think people get what i mean for this, or some dont at least. i challenged myself to make a set with the same bag for all ages. it is a woman in her 20's, 30's, and 40's going out for the evening. In my mind i pictured a 20 year old who loves to go out, enjoy the night life so i added alot of color and jazz to her outfit even though her dress is black. her nails are bright fushcia, her shoes a very loud yellow and even her clutch is out there. i picked eye catching earrings too because thats who i pictured a 20 year old should dress. For the 30 year old i got complaints that it looks too drabby or not age appropriate. i think with the right shoes and accessories it wont look like it's an oversized dress. not alot of women stay the same size when theyre in their 30's and rather cover up their 'flaws' with a beautiful dress that makes them feel pretty and comfortable. i had fun picking her accessories such as bright nails, very sophisticated but fun fushcia colored earrings, and shoes that make her legs stand out. only with shoes like that can she wear a dress like that to make them stand out. For the 40's look, i know it's a bit young but i think i picked an appropriate color for dress, shoes and nails. jewelry too. i picked a silver dress that covered almost all of her but with a bit of skin because if there is one thing i hate, it's older women who do not dress their age. i was hoping to acheive a sophisticated/chic look for this woman. i picked subtle peices to compliment her age but i still added a bit of young flavor into her bag. it is a loud color but everything else doesnt have to be at age 40. i think i had more fun explaining than making. there are more to come because i loved making this. next is ages 15, 20 and 25. i pictured a girl, early winter morning heading out for school. that is the next set up but im still making a few touch ups on that. see you soon. xo nadiya
Date: 10.02.2008 Time: 11:33 PM
(¯`☆aliLucia is my fifth interview. i picked her because her sets are absolutely beautiful and i love looking at them always. it's very hard for me to pick three sets to feature because i think each one is lovely and worth lookning at because i know she spent time on them. here's a bit about her.
1.My name is Alessandra, I'm 19 and I'm from Milwaukee, WI. It might be steryotypical of me, but my type of guy is definately the farmer country type and I really really wish I lived on a farm! I used to be in 4-H if anyone knows what that is and I used to show market lambs. haha I'm so strange! I'm a really open and honest person, I think I'm kind of a peace maker but I also sort of have a short temper and I like to push buttons... does that make sense??? I need to figure myself out haha
2.My... style???? ohhhh... IDK if I really have a style. Just really basic. Jeans, Dresses, t-shirts, moccasins, I take a lot of button down shirts from my dad though haha I really like a style that shows what a person is like, lived in and loved. I think I'm still trying to develop a style 3. Someone on livejournal had a Polyvore account and I tried it and got addicted as hell
4.I use Polyvore to waste time haha. Just get my creativity out and make something. and I really use it as a closet for the clothes that I'll never own!!! 5.I pretty much just go through other peoples items and save what I think looks cool or interesting. If I cant find something that I need which happens a lot then I go look for it myself and upload it. I hate when people say that someone "stole" an item, its out there for everyone, I dont see the problem with sharing. I love to see what people used my items to make! My creation process is really freestyle, I just do what I feel...
6.ROTATE BUTTON!!! and I wish they still showed when someone uses an item I uploaded
fourth interview- carology eats danger
Date: Time: 11:21 PM
i chose carology eats danger to interview because i noticed her wit shined from her sets. She mixes colors like a genius and makes collages that leave me breathless. Theyre very crazy but always fun to look at. this is a little about her.
1. Well, my name's Carolyn. I live in the not-so lovely patch of earth known to some as Connecticut, in the USA. I'm a student, aspiring singer/songwriter. It'd be awesome to say that I'm a muse to someone, but I don't really think I am. Uh, lover not a figher, but I fight for what i love. Speaking of love... I wouldn't say I'm in love, but it's pretty damn close, if you know what I mean. Those sappy pop songs only make my ears bleed slightly now. 2. Fashion- I adore anything vintage- I have... most of my great-grandmother's old purses, which i covet and have possibly named. I love mixing textures that you don't think would go well together but do. Favorite Designer? Uhmmm, I don't have one, but I admire Betsey Johnson for her insanity. I hate anything preppy- My town is one that screams 'Ralph Lauren Lilly Pulitzer Vineyard Vines' and I'm sorry, but I loathe people who think that Abercrombie and Bitch is worth the price tag. Ok, I'll get off my little rant now. =] 3.I was on Yahoo! Answers- Yes, I am a cool cat, thank you for asking- and there was a question about someone wanting someone to make a set for them. So I was like 'WHAT IS THIS DELIGHTFUL WEBSITE' and within the week... uh, day. uh, hour, I was addicted.
4.I use Polyvore for just about anything. I love making art sets, the kind that make you tilt your head and wonder what exactly was in that water you just drank. Of course I use it for the fashion collages- Dolce and Gabbana at my fingertips?!?! Yes, please! I also am using it to make a scrapbook page for a school project. 5.I basically just get on the computer everyday and check fffffound.com's new items- they're so fun to work with, and there's this certain feeling of adapted and obstructed yet raw beauty to some of the pictures that makes them incredible to mess with. Finding items for art sets is easy- I just find something that doesn't have definite edges and then play with it behind one main picture, which is normally of a person. For clothes sets, I just check the new things each day, and click on the next arrow until I'm ensconced in stuff I've never seen before.
6.Oh god, the 50 item rule, of course. But ya know, Polyvore is awesome as it is, and I'll survive.
Date: Time: 10:27 PM
i have always been a fan of phedre's beautifully done sets. ive noticed she uses unique colors and intricate designs along with vintage pieces. she mixes pastel colors with gloomier colors which makes her sets very different and intersting. this is a bit about her. 1. My name is Griet and I'm from Belgium. I live in Nijlen, a small town near Antwerp, the shopping-city! I'm 32 and a highschool teacher. I teach history. The greatest love of my life is my 17 month old daughter Céleste and ofcours my hubby Stijn. My hobby's are polyvore, reading and shopping. We have a cat, a dog and two horses. 2. My style is simple chique. I love natural colors like... brown, grey and taupe. I mostley buy timeless pieces instead of trendy stuff. And I am a huge handbag fan! 3. I discovered polyvore through 'The PurseForum'. There was a thread where you had to make an outfit including anything Louis Vuitton. The starter posted the link to polyvore and so a new addiction was born! 4. To me polyvore is just a lot of fun. I mostley use it to create sets with outfits and I like to experiment with backgrounds. I love polyvore because it's like shopping without paying. You can use items that you could never afford in real life. 5. I usualy start with an item that I like and build the set around that piece. It can be clothes, bag, background, .... Sometimes when I see contests that are interesting I create a set specialy with that theme, but only if I have enough inspiration. I love browsing through all the items and when I see something I like, I save it to my items to use in the future. 6. There's not much I would change to polyvore. Maybe the 5 group rule, a 10 group rule would be better.
second interview-princess daisy
Date: 10.01.2008 Time: 7:32 PM
i've recently discovered princess daisy's sets and it was love at first sight. her sets are full of character and fun. theyre always interesting to look at because each piece she picks is different and used wisely. i am a big fan of her layouts and her taste in item choices! here's a bit about her.
1. I'm a 21 year old girl and I live in Ghent a wonderfull city in Belgium. I'm in my second last year of graphic design. I'm not sure what I want to do with my life, I make up a new life-plan at least twice every month; find a job as a graphic designer, buy a pink castle and fill it up with little kittens and puppy's, keep a little vintage shop / tea-room, become an art-teacher for kids, ...
2. I personally don't think I have one specific style, I like to get... influenced by something or someone and keep that idea in my head while picking out an outfit in the mornig. Some might say I look a bit old-fashioned and that could be true, I do like to get inspired by all the loveley 60-plussers out there! My favorite things are high-waisted skirts, lace, a mix of prints, pearls, ribbons, pastel-colours and bows
3. I'm not sure but I think I saw a set on somebody's blog and now it's an addiction! 4. I love the fact that you can search through an almost infinite collection of clothes, accessories, pictures,... I also love the fact that there are so many talented people here like clair the lune a girl with the most dreamy and amazing sets, sophie-jade with her girly and sweet sugary style, the oh-so-cool lovemejessy and my little sister annepanne!!!!
5. First I collect a bunch of pictures that inspire me and try to match different clothes until I find a combination that works. That's it :D
6. Oh I really want to be able to rotate items, not just just flip them, and no more chainmails, now that would be a delight :)
first interview- distantlights.
Date: 9.30.2008 Time: 2:28 AM
her style is sophisticated with a punch of vintage and creative titles, distantlights' sets are unique and creatively done. her layouts are the best, they're very detailed and carefully done and this is why she's my first choice to get interviewed. heres a bit about her.
1.Tell us about yourself.
I live in Sydney, Australia and I just turned 24. I'm currently halfway through my Master's degree in health sciences and I hope to become a registered psychologist next year. I work as an administrator for a project management company. I've always been interested in people, their minds and how it all operates, to put ... it very roughly. My mother used to be an artist and so my earliest memories are being involved in drawing and painting. My good friend's mother is still a working artist and I've taken classes from her which are just blissful. Unfortunately I've never really pursued this love of mine very seriously, which is probably why I've latched on to Polyvore! I also majored in music performance in high school and love going to music shows and festivals (there are always heaps in Sydney!)
2.Describe your sense of style/fashion.
I work in a very corporate environment so I can't be overly creative most of the time, but today I'm wearing black wedges, footless tights, a grey-and-white waisted dress and Vera Wang glasses. Somehow this escapes too much notice amongst the suits. On the weekends I go a bit mental with patterns and textures...tons of floral liberty prints, stencil prints, silk prints, shiny fabrics. Definitely a big fan of vintage styles, particularly stuff that emphasises the waist as it suits me best. I'm influenced by quirky, fun trends but I take a lot of care to avoid stuff I know won't suit me, learned that the hard way during my teenage years!
3. How did you discover Polyvore?
This is kind of funny. A good friend of mine introduced me to it one very boring workday via email. He is a very typical guy, into football and computers and girls, but he secretly loves clothes and has this wicked online shopping habit. When he showed me Polyvore I was INSTANTLY hooked. I don't even know if he still uses it...
4.Tell us a little about what you use Polyvore for and why. What do you like about Polyvore?
I guess I use Polyvore for many reasons that overlap and interweave. I love searching through the bottomless pit of clothes, from the unattainable gowns at Net-A-Porter to awesome budget stuff from Forever 21 (which, by the way, we don't get in Australia!). I love playing with things I'd never be able to get a hold of or wouldn't dream of wearing in real life. I love exploring the shapes, colours and lines that the little blank space inspires you to fill it with. And I love seeing everyone else's work! It's inspiring and makes you feel like you're a part of something fundamentally good and creative. 5.Describe your set creation process. Where do you get inspiration for your sets? How do you ... pick a theme? How do you find your items?
I have no set process. I'll have a session every few days where I use the search tool and basically just pick out items that catch my eye - I tend to go back to sites that I know are reliably good. I like inputting random keywords to see what comes up - found some great things that way. I never pick themes for my sets - they tend to pick themselves! I tend to work with very little planning and conscious though and then as I'm finishing the set up, the true theme might hit me, or it might not. I find structuring my sets very difficult. Often I'll spend a few days positioning items that I know are great, but I want them in a particular location.
6.What would you like to change about Polyvore?
I think it could be interesting to introduce rating systems for sets. Right now, sets get popular based on essentially the number of times people say 'yes' to the set, not if they think it is necessarily better than others. I realise this could be a very unpopular process, but it could be used very constructively to improve your sets. And think of how many times you've seen a set and thought 'If I could fave this 100 times, I would!'
interviews coming up.
Date: Time: 12:35 AM
polyvore blog asked me if i wanted to be interviewed on their blog and i was sent the questions so so i've decided to do the same. interviewing girls and getting to know them a bit by asking them questions about polyvore. i've asked a few girls already, we'll see how it goes. i'm excited. :]
gossip girl sets.
Date: 9.27.2008 Time: 5:53 PM
i am in love with this show so i dediced to gather up all of my sets dedicated to the show and characters cause the casting is brilliant!