I joined Polyvore in 2009, when I happened to stumble upon it through an internet search. It fast became my favourite website, and set-making became almost like a new hobby of mine.
Previously to Polyvore, I had poor fashion knowledge. My wardrobe was an ugly mix of dark, unflattering colours. I didn't have an individual style, just lack of any style what so ever.
Polyvore has made me much more fashion-minded. It's made me much more curious about the fashion industry and the designers and models within it. I have also taken more of an interest in fashion illustration, and considered maybe trying out some fashion illustration myself. As for my wardrobe, my clothes have improved dramatically. I now have a better eye for clothes that suit me. I feel much happier with how I look now!
On top of that - I have been lucky enough to win a number of Polyvore contests. I enter for the fun of it, and to win is such an amazing bonus! A while ago, I entered the MyFDB.com contest to design a dream outfit inspired by a photoshoot. The challenge was just too good to miss out on! I literally couldn't believe it when I saw my set as the winner, and then more disbelief to realize I had won an iPad2!
This amazing prize has been everywhere with me, It has helped me achieve so much; My daily drawing blog couldn't run without it, I can easily connect with my followers through social networking on it, It's been SO helpful when I want to learn new music on the piano, and so much more. Most noteworthy - My work has been seen by my muse, Lady Gaga, and my favourite blogger/model Audrey Kitching. This really wouldnt've been possible without the help from my wonderful Polyvore prize!
Thank you Polyvore for helping me to become more creative and more fashionable!
Long live Polyvore!