Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share. Hey Polyvore! I'm Clem, a 17-year-old student. I live in Paris, where I find the inspiration to draw and take photos. [It’s also what inspires] my ideas for new sets! I am totally obsessed by perfection and I follow every runway [show] and every new trend.
Where do you live, and what trends are big there? I live in Paris (the capital of fashion!) where you can find all types of styles. Parisian girls like Acne leather jackets, Isabel Marant sneakers and Kenzo sweaters. At the moment, we see a lot of American designers: Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. Parisians’ eternal faves remain Chanel, Dior, Hermès and Vuitton bags, plus Roger Vivier and Louboutin shoes.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand? My favorite brand is Chanel too. Karl is my spiritual father. His creations inspire me a lot. I love his style, the way he rocks Chanel’s heritage. I like the idea of inventing a new heroine each season. His creations are so classy. For me, the Chanel woman is the perfect Parisian: always chic, a bit provocative and so original with a special sense of humor!
Which celebrity has great style? What do you like about their style? My favorite celebrity? Without question: Rihanna. She is my source of inspiration. A muse. Her music is great, but her style is awesome. I love the way she mixes cultures: Caribbean, couture, streetwear. She can wear Chanel vintage with Proenza and Timberland. Her covers and red carpet looks are always beautiful and sunny.
What are your personal aspirations/goals? I’m studying fashion. I would like to work in luxury. I am aiming to become a product manager. Since I was four, I’ve wanted to work in fashion. This is me!
How has Polyvore affected your life? Polyvore is my new hobby. I can create whatever I want! This is amazing. All is in Polyvore. My friends follow my activities, and I really take this seriously. Thanks for your support. It’s so important to me.
Does your username have any special meaning? Clem is my nickname. And CLEM is my “artist” name!
How would you describe your set style? My sets are based on a specific idea: a fashion “notebook.” In the beginning, [this style] was just for one set. However, I loved the idea and continued to create in this way. I think this is a unique style. I’ve seen a few people who used a magazine [layout]. I am inspired by literature, music and fashion magazines. I am a huge fan of Vogue.