Member Spotlight: Asya-1

Meet member @asya-1, a fashion merchandiser who lives in Istanbul and who originally hails from Ukraine. Read on to find out her favorite brands and styles!
 
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Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share.
My name is Anastasiia, and I am an international fashion merchandiser for a Turkish retailer. I am 24 years old. I came from the Ukraine to Istanbul, Turkey, a year ago. I love my new city because it is one of the world's fashion capitals. Here, I can express myself and learn more about this field.
 
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I would like to experience as many things as I can. Life is too short to spend it on nothing. I would like to become a professional in the field that I have chosen. I would like to be close to people I love. I would like to inspire other people and make them believe that everyone has a chance in life; a person just has to be brave and take it.
 
How has Polyvore affected your life?
I created an account when I was studying at university in the Ukraine. Even while getting my master’s degree in management and administration, I was dreaming about fashion. With Polyvore, I came to understand that I wanted to make my future career in this area. I started to believe in myself when the number of followers started to grow. After graduation, I left my country and went to one of the fashion capitals of the world — I went to Istanbul. I had no special education in textiles, no fluent knowledge of Turkish and no work experience. But I added that I had a Polyvore page on my CV and noted that I had thousands of followers, and it worked! The biggest fashion retailer in Turkey gave me the job of my dreams. My first year of work in the company’s headquarters is finishing up. I decided that I have to thank all of you from my heart.
 
How did you find Polyvore?
If I remember correctly, it was 3 years ago when I saw a set in a fashion blog and followed the link.
 
How would you describe your set style?
Feminine. Even if I make a set with a military look, I try to make it look feminine. Being a woman is a strong power that was given to us, so why not to use it?
 
Where do you get your inspiration to create a set?
From social events (like the Olympiad, Fashion Weeks, film festivals), from fashion blogs and from everyday life. The streets of Istanbul are full of creative, trendy people.
 
What are some Polyvore tips you would like to share with the Polyvore Community?
-Do not try to make a set if you have no inspiration. It will never work.
-Be active: like sets, find new friends, share your thoughts about their sets, take part in contests.
-At least one item in each set must be unusual — shape, colour, etc. Highlight it. It will attract more attention.
 
Does your username have any special meaning?
My name is Anastasiia, but for Turks it is difficult to pronounce, so they call me Asya. I like it.
 
Where do you live and what trends are big there?
I live in Istanbul, Turkey. A fashion capital, Istanbul has all the trends that are big now, such as pop art; sporty elements in feminine items; metallics; pattern mixing; ethnic, geometric and floral prints; boyfriend styles and so on.
 
Describe your personal sense of style.
I mix classic shapes (pencil skirts and blazers) with trendy key items. I like to mix textures and patterns. I am in heels 24/7.
 
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
Zara and Mango. I like their collections because Zara and Mango's woman is a confident, strong, self-made personality and, at the same time, feminine. Exactly the woman I want to be.

26 comments

haley-310
Wrote one year ago
Congrats! I loved these sets :)

xdarkgothamx
Wrote one year ago
Congrats!

marymary91
Wrote one year ago
Congrats sweetieeeee!!!! You really deserve!!! I love your sets so much!!! Loved reading more about you!!!! xo Mary

michellenorris
Wrote one year ago
great job! congrats and well deserved!

melindairenes
Wrote one year ago
@asya-1 Congrats doll! You got the spotlightttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

wambliwakan
Wrote one year ago
congrats! so nice to learn more about you!

olgaua
Wrote one year ago
My congrats, @asya-1!!! It's a great happening in the live of every polyvore-memeber! You deserved it 100%)))

ladysnape
Wrote one year ago
congrats, sweetie @asya-1!!your style is amazing and your story is very inspiring!!!good luck in your work

asya-1
Wrote one year ago
OHHHH I M SO SO SO SOOO HAPPY!!! THANK YOU, DEAR @polyvore! IT S A GREAT HONOR FOR ME! I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS MY HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW EVEN. LOVE YOU, DEAR #polyvoreteam :)

crilovesjapan
Wrote one year ago
Congrats @asya-1 ! And so glad you got the job that you wanted :))

designsbytraci
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations @asya-1! It's nice to learn more about you. Love your sets!

maezieeeee
Wrote one year ago
Fabulous

defineyourstyle
Wrote one year ago
Congrats....these are all amazing sets!

sgotswagg13
Wrote one year ago
Congrats!

sgotswagg13
Wrote one year ago
Love this set! Super cute!
Follow me for and instant follow back! Love you guys!!!❤️❤️❤️

helenevlacho
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations sweetie, so happy for you! Your work is always so great! Hope to see you again when i visit Istanbul next time.

nikadorosh
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations , you create really nice sets , love the colours and this style , fantastic job dear !

hamda2k11
Wrote one year ago
AMAZING

g-iulias
Wrote one year ago
@asya-1 congrats my dear!! I am so glad to meet beautiful people!!

pinchofcouture
Wrote one year ago
Congrats - great feature!

karineminzonwilson
Wrote one year ago
Dear @asya-1 so cool see you here today, you are so sweet and I love your sense of style! Congrats dear

sylandrya
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations on the member spotlight. Now I know you a little better. You have a great sense of style, but that is natural on Ukranian women! ♥

teoecar
Wrote one year ago
congrats dear :)

fatal-poison-4-u
Wrote one year ago
congrats,... lovely story,...

malenafashion27
Wrote one year ago
Congrats sweetie!!!

are-you-with-me
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations on member spotlight @asya-1 :) Loved reading more about you<3

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