Meet member @watereverysunday, a pharmaceutical industry employee based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Seoul, Korea, she loves visiting friends all over the world. Read on to find out her favorite brands!
Tell us your name, age, profession and anything you’d like to share.
My name is Sarah, and I’m 32 years old, working in the pharmaceutical industry. I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, but have been living in NYC for quite some time. It has now become my second home. I tend to have friends who live overseas, especially in Europe and Asia. I love to travel to visit them whenever time allows. I have always been interested in fashion, design and art, but not actively working in the industry. Sometimes, those industries don't really allow you to participate. For that, I feel Polyvore is an innovator that provided a place where real people and the industry can easily meet. I also love the fact that it is international!
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I started a Polyvore group to help aspiring new members get in the flow. Sometimes, little nudges and encouragement are all they need to get started. I believe everyone possesses that "it" in them and, once started, everything will just flow out. Who knows? I might inspire a future Coco Chanel.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
One day, a friend mentioned to me that I’ve always been fashionable, but that since I’ve been on Polyvore, my styling has become even more fashionable and imaginative. So the effect is visible.
How did you find Polyvore?
Two years ago, I stumbled upon an article about Polyvore. I believe it was in The New Yorker or The New York Times, and it led me to the site. I was so fascinated by it, I got hooked right away.
How would you describe your set style?
I used to study photography, and one of my favorite photographers is William Eggleston. My photographic style is in between his and urban decay, and I expect my sets to be somewhat like that. I took some painting and dancing lessons as a child until my teens. That would have influenced my style, I would think. But mostly, for fashion sense, my mom is highly fashionable and classically elegant, and my father was an architect. I grew up flipping through his architectural books, so I can see where my influences were from.
Where do you get your inspiration to create a set?
I love Fashion Week street styles, runway looks and fashion editorials. But sometimes it is a striking and good quality picture, whether of people, art, objects or something else, that gets me going. Also, when encountering a great member's page and being awed by her talent, I get an urge to create.
Does your username have any special meaning?
I am terrible at taking care of plants. One day, my friend gave me an orchid and I had to remember how to water it. So I put a sign on the plant, "Water every Sunday," to remember when to water it. When I joined Polyvore, the plant was right next me.
Where do you live and what trends are big there?
I live in Brooklyn, New York. It is known to be a hipster town. I call myself a grown-up hipster, but I probably still somewhat embody some of the characteristics. Being unique, away from the mainstream, is always in style here. However, never-changing, classic pieces here are different: beanies, leather jackets and a pair of Ray-Bans. They never go out of style. Of course how to wear it well is all up to you.
Describe your personal sense of style.
I am usually in casual, boyish or menswear styles. I seek elegance and coolness rather than a pretty-girl image. So when I need to be a lady, I aim for elegance rather than getting dolled up. I always find unique pieces that are solidly made with good quality fabrics and materials, not affected by trends. I appreciate great architectural cuts. I also love unique, accessorizing details such as belts, folding or racing shoes and bags that are noticeable in styling and that transform the plain main piece. I prefer well-fitting pieces over loose, except for harem style trousers. I am also obsessed with all kinds of silk, furs, leather and animal prints.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
The list goes on for eternity, but brand-wise I love AllSaints, Zara, Patrizia Pepe, G-Star Raw, rag & bone, Zadig & Voltaire, Acne and A.P.C and the like for an everyday look. All of them offer solid materials, unique cuts and great fit. Favorite designers are Chanel, Celine, Chloe, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Balmain, Balenciaga and Victoria Beckham. I also love Carolina Herrera and Ralph Lauren for elegant ladylike looks. Alexander McQueen is just up-there inspiring. I love classic elegance and a dandy look injected with a dose of gothic fantasy. New York-based designers are also always fresh and quite accessible, being in town. I also love jewelry pieces from Bijules, Bliss Lau and Guenevere Rodriguez. They are highly conceptual and practical at the same time, which makes me love wearing them every day.