Meet @mirmin: a student majoring in Japanese studies, a big fan of floral prints and a K-Pop enthusiast from Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Read on to find out more about her passion and goals. #memberspotlight
Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share.
My name is Mizna, but on the internet I go by my nickname Minnie. I am 19 years old and right now I study Japanese at a university.
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I am totally addicted to Korean music so I am hoping to visit Korea in the future. I also want to see the cherry blossoms in Japan during spring. I want to learn a lot of languages and have many international friends. I have a vast imagination. So I am hoping that when I grow a little older I will be able to write my own novels and publish them and become a nationally famous author whose books are made into mega-hit movies.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Before I knew Polyvore, I had no idea what was going on in the fashion world. I didn't know any brands or designers. I didn’t know the latest trends or anything related to fashion. However, after I got introduced to Polyvore, I was more aware of the fashion world and started learning new things every day.
How did you find Polyvore?
Every time I visited my cousins' house, two of my cousins would be busy on Polyvore making sets. They would show me their sets and ask me to join Polyvore too and once made me do a set from one of their accounts. So after that, I decided to make my own account and see if I actually would like Polyvore or not.
How would you describe your set style?
My sets simply depend on my mood. If I am happy and cheerful I tend to make bright and colorful sets, while when I feel sad, my sets consist of sad quotes, dull-colored clothes and sad titles.
Where do you get your inspiration to create a set?
Sometimes the model's photos themselves give me the inspiration to make an awesome set. When I see beautiful eye-catching dresses, I immediately get inspired to do a set.
Does your username have any special meaning?
I got introduced to Polyvore right about when I got introduced to Korean pop music (K-Pop) too. I was crazy about my ultimate favorites SHINee's Minho and MBLAQ's Mir. So I combined Minho's MIN and MIR to form my username mirmin.
Where do you live and what trends are big there?
I live in the capital Malé of the country Maldives, which is so small that even on the world map it is drawn as dots. Since my country is a Muslim country, the majority of us females cover our bodies when we go out. So there aren't specific trends here. People just wear what they like to. These days people wear a lot of bright and attractive colors.
Describe your personal sense of style.
I wear simple and casual clothes which usually have patterns, mostly floral. I like veils/shawls with patterns too. At home I enjoy wearing anything comfortable and also wear mismatching tops and jeans, but when I go out I make sure I wear proper and matching outfits.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
I like Burberry and I think Gucci is really cool too. My favourite designer is Victoria Beckham, wife of the most handsome and my most favourite celebrity. Her denim collection is so creative and stylish.