Tell us about yourself.
My name is Sheila. I am just one of thousands of girls from London who are students and enjoy fashion. I would describe my style as full of color and fun. I am obsessed with studs so I can't go out without wearing a studded leather jacket and, of course, a statement necklace! With this style, I am ready to hit the streets.
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I'm from London, England. I see different styles on the streets all the time. It's so interesting, seeing people expressing themselves in many different ways. I keep seeing people wearing famous brands like Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and others. When it's winter, people wear ankle booties and, of course, [carry] umbrellas. But when it's summer, they wear miniskirts and shorts in light, soft colours.
What is your favorite brand/designer?
When I was younger, I used to change my mind every day. Now my favourite designer is Burberry. I can get a hit of "it girl" with preppy duffle coats, skinny jeans and luxe knitwear. Also, it's a brand with ultra-feminine dresses. With all this, who can not love Burberry!? Another designer I am in love with is Chloé. This brand symbolizes cool, Parisian sophistication. Expect free-spirited takes on refined classics and ready-to-wear alternatives to haute couture. It's definitely a brand that will last forever!
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
To have fun and be happy! Life is too short to worry about stupid things, so I always laugh loudly, forgive quickly, believe slowly and love truly. I never avoid anything that makes me smile! I try to focus on good thoughts in life because that's how good things will happen! We should think positive, do positive and, most importantly, be positive.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Let me tell you a story. I joined Polyvore two years ago. Before that, I can honestly say I had no idea what the word "fashion" meant. People were bullying me about my clothes, how I paired them and how I didn't know how to wear [clothes with] any style. Today, all those people bullying me are in the past. They now admire me, my style and my clothes. Polyvore has changed my life. I’ve learned so much, and I will never know how to say "thank you" to the wonderful team at Polyvore for allowing me to express my style.
Describe your personal sense of style.
My style depends on my mood. I would describe my style as chic and stylish with a touch of elegance. I think that's really fun. I love to wear peplums. Also, I love maxi skirts, Louboutin shoes, printed shirts, brogues and studded boots.
What is the first thing you do when you sign on?
I don’t sign out at all! I use each second of my free time to check my activities, see other members' sets and also make new sets! When I am feeling bad, Polyvore makes my day brighter!
Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
I just wanted to say a massive “thank you" for inspiring people across the globe! For letting our creativity burst forward and for giving us an opportunity to express our style through sets and collections! Creating a Polyvore account was the best decision I've ever made in my life. I don't regret a [single] second spent here. Once again, thank you!
Anything else you would like us to know?
Well I'd like to dedicate a couple of words to my Polyfriends: I will never know how to thank you for believing in me and in my creations. I really appreciate each like, comment and follow. You never fail to make me smile. You know when you give a candy to a three-year-old kid? That's how I feel now. Happy and full of life! It's because of you. Sometimes I sit on Polyvore for hours and read your comments on my sets. I never get bored of your opinions. They mean a lot to me. Each one of you that commented, liked or followed me has a special place in my heart. We are all the same here, but [at the same time], we are different. We are the same because we are chasing fashion, art and design, but we are different because no one has the same source of inspiration and creativity!