Today's member spotlight is on @minnieromanovich, who's been using Polyvore for over 5 years. Her sets are minimalist yet full and color filled. She's a photographer, illustrator and stylist living in New York City. Read on to learn more about Minnie!
Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share.
My name is Minnie Romanovich. I'm in my thirties, with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. After graduating, I worked at an advertising agency as an illustrator and later a copy editor, but for the last few years I have been doing freelance work with my focus being on photography and children's book illustration. I love international travel, food, books, movies, perfume, jewelry and fashion. Fall is my favorite season in terms of fashion, because I love wearing trench coats and berets, and accessorizing with silk scarves.
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I live in Manhattan, and am passionately in love with my city. Knee-high boots, especially two-tone boots, are very much in right now. Oxblood or a deep crimson seems to be trending in terms of color. Leather jackets are currently more popular than the classic trench coats. Sheath dresses with embroidery are in almost every store. After NY Fashion Week (Fall/Winter 2012), there has also been a revival of what would be termed as "grandmother's closet." A retro mix of prints and tweed coats, along with lace and shawls, are making a comeback.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
Like most fashion-loving women, I have more than one favorite, and for more than one reason. Alexander McQueen definitely tops the list for me, in terms of avant-garde aesthetic. I think of that label as intellectually fashionable. I love the classic pieces of Hermès—perfection with every stitch and seam. Burberry has been another favorite; they've proven time and time again that they're not just about the famous plaid anymore.
Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about their style?
Anne Hathaway's easy elegance, Olivia Palermo's Euro-jetsetter style, Lucy Liu's chic and sleek styling (especially in the CBS show Elementary) and, of course, Kate Middleton's effortless sophistication are all elements I appreciate and find relatable.
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I have had some of my illustrations and photos published in magazines and periodicals, but my goal is to get picture books published. Writing and illustrating children's books has always been one of my aspirations and I have been focused on achieving that. Fashion is also something I'm keenly drawn to, and would love to work as a stylist or be on the design team of luxury boutiques/department stores. On personal levels, one of my aspirations is to find a bigger apartment in NYC and start a family. Currently, it's just me, my husband and our four-year-old cat Arianna. But in the near future, we'd like to expand our trio with a baby. Last but not the least, travel has taken a back seat in my life over the last year and a half, so I'd like to revive that and explore parts of Europe that I haven't yet visited.
See more from Minnie on Polyvore's blog: http://polyv.re/Sl4yjJ