Member Spotlight: Mrs-box

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Kajsa Carton, I am 51 years old and I work in horticulture as a designer and in garden maintenance. This is a recent career change for me. For more than 20 years, I worked in telecommunications as a project manager. A typical day for me now involves practical clothing like jeans, T-shirts and windproof jackets. I sometimes have to be more formal when meeting clients, and I dress up completely when entertaining!
 
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
I am originally from Sweden, but have lived in the city of Brighton and Hove in the UK for more than 20 years. I suppose the main trends one sees on the street here are grunge, retro (mainly ‘70s) and black, black, black.
 
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
My favourite brand/designer changes with each season, but the ones that inspire me continuously (so far) are Mulberry, Chloé, Valentino and Dolce&Gabbana.
 
Which celebrity do you think has great style and why?
I think Helen Mirren dresses very stylishly and just right for her shape and age. I also admire Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Aniston.
 
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I'm one of those lucky people who are very content with life as it is. I have a lovely family and my aspirations/goals are for my two boys (adult-ish now) to be happy and successful in life! I suppose a pipe dream would be to do professionally what I do for fun in the Polyvore world, i.e. create outfit after outfit with luxe, seasonal clothes.
 
How has Polyvore affected your life?
It's taken over! But I’m not complaining. However, I do need to be very firm with myself on some days, and not even log on. I know once I'm there, I can stay forever -- admiring other people's creations, enjoying a bit of natter with Polyfriends and, of course, creating.
 
Describe your personal sense of style.
I like classic clothes with an edge, but nothing too far out for me. I hate bling and overworked designs. Well, hate is a strong word; dislike is better. I can love this look on someone else, but it's not for me. Simplicity is a key word for me.
 
How would you describe your set style?
My set style reflects my personal tastes. I try, in the main, to do styles that suit my own age and lifestyle. I have, however, been known to be bowled over by something that I wouldn't be able to wear in a million years, but that I've just fallen in love with! In those instances, I pretend to be Jennifer Lawrence (or similar) and create sets around those clothes.
 
How often do you sign on and what is the first thing you do when you sign on?
I sign on every day, except when I'm on holiday, having guests or VERY busy at work. I check the activities/comments first, then move onto what my friends have been creating since my last login and, finally, depending on time, churn out at least one set, or 10!
 
Got any requests for the Polyvore team?
Just continue what you're doing — I'm in awe!
 
Anything else you would like us to know?
I am amazed with the masses of fantastic, funny, friendly, supportive people that make up the Polyvore world! I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you and express how much I enjoy your company and creations!
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51 comments

mariapia65
Wrote one year ago
wow dear @mrs-box !! amazing and really deserved congrats!!

wantering
Wrote one year ago
Fabulous interiview @mrs-box So nice to get to know you a little! Love your sets and style! Congratulations!

ropearoundyourneck
Wrote one year ago
So wonderful! Your story popped up on my phone and I was so happy to see it. I have been away for over a month now in the midst of a major life change - moving with no destination. Living on the fly and loving it. Congrats on your style spotlight and all your glorious sets! xxoo

bowandarrows
Wrote one year ago
OMG. You have been such an inspiration for me! I admire your sets every day, congrats! @mrs-box

weirdosss
Wrote one year ago
congrats! so happy for you x

sharmarie
Wrote one year ago
Wonderful Kajsa!!! It's so lovely to see you featured in the spotlight. Adore your sets, your creativity, your fantastic sense of style. Congratulations!! ❤

memyselfeye
Wrote one year ago
Three cheers for mrs-box...long may you "poly" :D

de-si-ree
Wrote one year ago
so well deserved dear! your creativity is endless!

krahmmm
Wrote one year ago
Yay!! So happy to see you featured; well deserved for sure :)

amharkins
Wrote one year ago
@mrs-box Congratulations! I am so glad you were honoured. Fab interview and keep creating beautiful sets.

sparkles-and-salamanders
Wrote one year ago
Yay @mrs-box! I got super excited when I saw your name on the spotlight!

chelseagirlfashion
Wrote one year ago
This is fantastic! Congratulations! Great interview. :)

divadebbi
Wrote one year ago
Congrats dearest! Fun getting to know a bit more about you! The serenity of your life shines through in your divine sets, which I ADORE!!!! xoxox

fashion-luxe
Wrote one year ago
Congrats!

mariana-baudelaire
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations, @mrs-box! You deserve it. ❤❤❤

marthalux
Wrote one year ago
congrats dear♥

designsbytraci
Wrote one year ago
It's nice to learn more about you! Congratulations! :)

traceysfashionoutlook
Wrote one year ago
Congrats!

soo-trendy
Wrote one year ago
congrats!!! very nice!

fashi0nismypassi0n
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations @mrs-box, it was so fun to read this interview! Continue being the great person you are (: xo

pamela-802
Wrote one year ago
Complimenti!!!!!

prilsplace
Wrote one year ago
Wonderful interview and congratulations @mrs-box! It's great to know more about you! :)

minnieromanovich
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations, @mrs-box! It was so much fun to read your interview and know you a little better. :)

mars
Wrote one year ago
Congrats on the spotlight! Great interview! ♥

farrfarzana
Wrote one year ago
Love it!

mrs-box
Wrote one year ago
Thank you so much Poly-pals, without whom Polyvore wouldn't be the same!! @vervetandhowler @mponte @kathyaalrust @anastasia55-hr @sophiaandchloe @lulu-belle-vie @missoumiss@hatsgaloore @e-daniels @kmp11 @lizart @the-freckled-gypsy @taraditha @g-iulias @limass @bullygrrl @kandelila @hollywallygator @jpcarroll @blackfresa @lacas @lseed87 @end-of-fashion @karineminzonwilson @elske88 xox

vervetandhowler
Wrote one year ago
Congrats on spotlight..! Love following your next creations..happy Easter

mponte
Wrote one year ago
@mrs-box Wonderful profile! Congrats! It is so great to learn more about you and what inspires your sets!

kathyaalrust
Wrote one year ago
Waaa-HOOOOOO! You go, girl! I am so happy for you, and this is a fantastic (and well chosen) Member Spotlight!!! Love love love your interview that expresses the essence of what we know and love about you! Fantastic and congrats! Hugs and more hugs!

anastasia55-hr
Wrote one year ago
Congrats, dear @mrs-box !!!!! I love your sets, and I m glad I know more about you now.

sophiaandchloe
Wrote one year ago
Amazing set!

lulu-belle-vie
Wrote one year ago
Wow, congrats on the spotlight!!

missoumiss
Wrote one year ago
congrats dear :):)

hatsgaloore
Wrote one year ago
Congrats on member spotlight Kajsa ~ so great to know more about you ♥ @mrs-box !!

e-daniels
Wrote one year ago
ohhhhhhhhh my gosh, I am SO HAPPY about this spotlight. You are FABULOUS and this is very well-deserved. <3

kmp11
Wrote one year ago
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

lizart
Wrote one year ago
Hi Kajsa , great to get to know you a bit better, love your sets, I hope you have a relaxing holiday weekend xoxo Liz

the-freckled-gypsy
Wrote one year ago
Glad I could learn more about you and what goes into creating your fab sets. : )

taraditha
Wrote one year ago
congrats! :)

g-iulias
Wrote one year ago
congratsss!!!!so nice to see you here :-)) kisses

limass
Wrote one year ago
it's nice to know more about you..:)

bullygrrl
Wrote one year ago
Congratulations on your interview! So nice to learn more about you!!!!

kandelila
Wrote one year ago
Such a nice interview! And lovely sets of course - always so classy. Xx

hollywallygator
Wrote one year ago
love mrs. box!!! nice to learn more about you!

jpcarroll
Wrote one year ago
Congrats!!!

blackfresa
Wrote one year ago
@mrs-box Congrats !!! your sets are to look carefully since you don-t let escape any details, everything is in its perfect order..Nice interview.

lacas
Wrote one year ago
Congrats my dear Kajsa :)), I am happy to read about you@mrs-box

lseed87
Wrote one year ago
congrats, great interview!

end-of-fashion
Wrote one year ago
Great interview!

karineminzonwilson
Wrote one year ago
Congrats again dear, really nice interview, so happy to know more about you my stylish friend @mrs-box

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