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Polymore (shitty titles 2k12)

I’ve been writing a lot about different shows/films/etc. in which I make a Polyvore set having to do with a certain character and decided to do a post dedicated to my favorite Polyvores–some people are so talented at making them. It really is an art in some ways, finding exactly the right shirt to go with the right pants to go with the right shoes, and not to mention other things Polyvore has, like perfume, hair dye, scarves, and jewelry. It’s all really overwhelming but I’ve seen some people who seem to get the hang of it. To be honest, I think that Polyvore is great because it’s very simple but everyone can do it and it’s actually quite entertaining.

1. I’ve talked about Tess a lot, but she did this great Witch set which I really enjoyed.

convent school witch

AX Paris black dress
$16 – axparis.co.uk

Tight
modcloth.com

Dr. Martens velvet shoes
drmartens.co.uk

Black jewelry
romwe.com

Rosary cross necklace
$16 – peeptoeshoes.com.au

Kat Von D lip stick
sephora.com

She really emulates the fall witch vibes which I think that we all put on our blogs, whether we like it or not. Also, those Doc Martens are amazing and I think I would completely wear this outfit given the chance.

2. Autumn is another one of my favorite Polyvore-makers. She has made so many sets and they’re all elegant in some way or another. It was hard picking just one. She also uses lyrics from the best songs just to make them even better. See Arctic Monkeys reference down here:

you used to get it in your fishnets

Repetto bow flat
ssense.com

Carven Anastasie flip-up round-frame acetate sunglasses
$370 – net-a-porter.com

She always makes the most classy sets, things that could easily be set in a French film. I want to wear all of the clothes she posts as well (wait, what else is new?)

3. She is one of my favorite Polyvore users. I think she is really good at making different sets that have a lot of things but they all adhere to one certain aesthetic. It was so hard picking one of the sets, but I settled on this one for its glitter (Halloween is just around the corner, kind of.) And the title, of course (who doesn’t love a good Bikini Kill reference once and a while?)

Alien She

Earrings
tumblr.com

Sunglasses
tumblr.com

Silver eye makeup
ikickshins.net

photo
mimi-memek0.tumblr.com

white+docs.jpg (240×240)
blogspot.com

4. Abigail has a great blog that I mentioned before, and she also has a great Polyvore too. I really like the sets that she makes because they’re more like collages than clothes floating about the way I make them.

midnight blue on a sunny afternoon

Blue pants
etsy.com

Black pencil skirt
$31 – desireclothing.co.uk

Platform shoes
solestruck.com

Vintage handbag
boutique1.com

Stila eyeshadow
stilacosmetics.com

George Washington Administration Newspapers
nytstore.com

I actually have no idea how to make collages, which is quite a shame as they’re really fun to look at and probably create as well. This definitely reminds me of the beginning of the spring, where it’s still “appropriate” to wear black (not like you should let other people dictate what you wear based on old antiquated standards.)

5. And then there are the people advertised on the front page of the website. While I really think that a lot of people on Polyvore make dumb sets (just Tumblr search it) and that can be seen a little too often on the front page (white shorts and a blue top with a skinny white girl in the background as the collage inspiration, how original) I do think that some are well deserved, like this one:

OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS!

TIBI skinny pants
net-a-porter.com

Repetto small heels
net-a-porter.com

Proenza Schouler genuine leather handbag
$1,815 – net-a-porter.com

Marni resin necklace
$265 – net-a-porter.com

Gee Beauty lip makeup
$135 – eluxe.ca

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
narscosmetics.com

FASHION
fashionmodeldirectory.com

Palácio da Pena
wishwishwish.net

Palácio da Pena
wishwishwish.net

Palácio da Pena
wishwishwish.net

Palácio da Pena
wishwishwish.net

Palácio da Pena
wishwishwish.net

Palácio da Pena
wishwishwish.net

Palácio da Pena
wishwishwish.net

This one was nice because it has a personal aspect to it since it was her clothing, and also I liked the layout, which really seems to be the main decider of the featured sets since the clothes are so bland to me. Some people are really talented at designing where the clothes are at what words go where, and there’s something to be said for that, but to me the clothes are more important. As I said, I do like this set and I think its being featured was justified.

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Seeing the sites

So basically I know I’ve talked a lot about sites on my blog (Rookie, Worn, xoJane, Into the Gloss, etc.) but one of my favorites is Style Like U, which is a site that delves into personal style (are you surprised?) The premise seems sort of boring, until you look through the archives and realize really famous and awesome people get interviewed in their kitsch apartments AND THEY HAVE IT ALL ON VIDEO. They interviewed Tavi Gevinson recently, and I flipped a few shits. I watched the video multiple times, which I felt was completely justified. And it’s not even people as famous as Tavi or Jane Aldridge or Elizabeth Spiridakis that make you keep getting updates (not like they hurt,) because if you look through any random tag (New York City, teens, tattoos, etc.) you can find some really rad people you have never heard of. One of my personal favorites is Kay Kasparhauser Goldberg:

I know it’s an old interview but I can’t resist replaying it. She’s just so wonderfully weird and peculiar and I can’t seem to get over it. The things that inspire the other people they interview are always nice things, like x designer or “nature” or “art” but she says “when your fingers get dyed blue from blueberries and chimney sweeps.” And it’s not even like she’s trying to be a poser or something, it’s completely genuine.

Elle Dee was another one of my favorites because of how free-spirited she sounded. I also thought it was awesome that she was willing to embrace getting older. So many people can’t see the beauty in that since we’re part of such a youth-obsessed culture. It was cool to see an interview with someone who was obviously young and talented but who has an appreciation for life. That’s the thing about this site–you think you’ll come out with just some clothing inspiration but I always feel like I get so much more inspired by their life ideas rather than what they wear (maybe I’m missing the point though.)

This will sound bad of me, but I wasn’t really into Leslie Arfin‘s clothes a lot…I suppose I found that they were boring because it was more just “jeans and a jacket” or “heels and a pair of socks” but I loved the interview because she’s absolutely hilarious and I think that after watching Girls, it completely makes sense that someone like her is the writer. She has a very natural sense of humor (which is why I watched the interview twice.)

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