Member Spotlight: Fashiontake-Out

Meet member @fashiontake-out from Monroe, WA. Read on to find out her favorite designer!
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Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share.
Hi, my name is Linda J. Baldridge. I'm a 52-year-old woman with a mind like a young adult. I believe that one feels old only if she lets herself. I'm 52 years old, going on 25 years young!
 
I'm a fashion blogger from Washington state (http://fashiontake-out.com) and a designer of handcrafted jewelry. I love putting my passion for art and fashion into something worth seeing or wanting.
 
Life is about making the best of it: making every moment count, sharing smiles and making new friends like I have here on Polyvore. Both Polyvore members and Polyvore as a company have been so great and supportive about my mission to share my creativity.
 
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I love art, but I love fashion even more! As a child, I would draw designs, cut them out and sew Barbie designer clothing. I then went on to designing my children's clothes, but I have never gone beyond that. I would love to use Polyvore as a platform to launch my creative designs and artistic endeavors. And build from there.
 
How has Polyvore affected your life?
All my life, I have wanted to combine my artistic creativity and my love for fashion. Between Polyvore and my fashion blog, I have achieved this goal. I want to continue my efforts and, one day, launch my own line of clothing or jewelry. Remember, you’re never too old to accomplish a much-desired dream or goal. One should never give up on something she is passionate about!
 
Where do you get your inspiration to create a set?
I am inspired by many sources. I go online and check out new styles, read and find editorials, but mostly, it comes from my passion for fashion and my passion for art. Basically, fashion is an art form: creative minds bringing ideas to fabric and stitching art in the form of a clothing piece or accessory. I just love it!
 
Does your username have any special meaning?
My username "fashiontake-out" does have special meaning. Here is how I came up with the name: one day, I was looking online for take-out food. It occurred to me that I love to “serve” fashion everyday by giving my ideas of how to dress for the day. So I was inspired to create and form Fashion Take-Out, a blog that serves fashion. My motto: "Get Your Daily Take-Out of Fashion, the Latest Celebrity Trends, High Street Styles, 1 Entree @ a Time.”
 
Where do you live and what trends are big there?
I live in a town near Seattle, WA. The trends I see when walking in downtown Seattle are a mix of the high style I love with a splash of street style. The people of Seattle are very charismatic and a unique blend of characters.
 
Describe your personal sense of style.
When I'm out and about in my little town of Monroe, it’s street style: a pair of leggings, a pair of ankle boots, a crop top and a denim jacket. If I go into Seattle, I go a little high style. Maybe a pencil skirt with a tailored blouse and a pair of high heels, or a bodycon dress with a fitted, cropped blazer. It depends on where I am going for the day.
 
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
At the moment, one of my favorite brands is Tory Burch. I like the fact that the brand is very versatile in its clothing line. I can create high style one day, if I am going into Seattle to hang out with friends or family, and on another day I can find something perfect for running errands in town. Tory Burch carries clothing that suits different styles, inspirations and characters. I love it.
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10 comments

modestyfashions
Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats in the spotlight! I love how you came up with your name...heading over to your blog right now (^_^)

alexis0218
Wrote 4 months ago
So awesome! #awesome

judysingley-polyvore
Wrote 4 months ago
Congratulations on the spotlight. Would love to meet you....I'm not far away.
I live in Gig Harbor. Please contact me. My best on your artistic and creative
endeavors!

belldraw
Wrote 4 months ago
Congratulations on the spotlight!!

g-iulias
Wrote 4 months ago
so nice to meet you!! congrats and good luck in everything!!

lseed87
Wrote 4 months ago
Yay. Congrats ♡ great interview

thisislettie
Wrote 4 months ago
Amazing interview, congrats!!:))

glitterbaby77
Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats dear!

elske88
Wrote 4 months ago
congrats dear @fashiontake-out ♥♥♥

psylocke18
Wrote 4 months ago
Loved reading your member spotlight dear @fashiontake-out I agree with following your dreams no matter how old or young one is. I It's also nice learning you love to sew clothes for designer barbie dolls. I have dozens of designer barbie including that Grace Kelly rear window doll that is featured on your set. I wish though that I can sew clothes for them like you. You are very talented I love fashion but i can never sew.

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