We’re incredibly proud of member @dollychops (aka Helen Green)! Her gorgeous drawings of Lady Gaga got her recognized by the Lady herself, and now Helen’s the first fan to be invited into the Haus of Gaga.
Helen actually sometimes even colors her sketches using the iPad she won in our MyFDB.com contest, and we feel so excited and lucky to have been a part of her amazing story!
We got the chance to talk to dollychops right after she got her big Gaga news, and she was sweet and lovely as always.
Read her interview below and see how one Polyvore member went from set creator to style sensation!
• On her Polyvore experience:
“I had a real lack of fashion sense before I discovered Polyvore. Through Polyvore, I have immersed myself in the online world of fashion, found a new sense of fashion creativity through set making and acquired a new love for fashion designers.
Not only have I become more fashion-minded since using Polyvore, I feel part of a welcoming and wonderful community, which makes the Polyvore experience even more pleasurable.”
• How her fabulous Lady Gaga drawings got their start:
“As soon as I heard her album 'Born This Way', I decided to work on a series of Gaga portraits based on each track of her album. I've continued drawing her ever since, and started noticing positive reactions from Gaga fans, which gave me the confidence to carry on and improve.
I draw by hand and paint with watercolor. Sometimes I also color my drawings using my iPad (with an app called Procreate)! Drawing Lady Gaga has become a regular thing now, especially after Gaga herself expressed interest in my work!”
• How it feels to have Lady Gaga invite you into the Haus of Gaga:
“It was just surreal. Showing my work to Lady Gaga in person was crazy enough, but to be welcomed to the Haus of Gaga within 48 hours after that was too much to take in!
It was just unbelievable to think someone like me could become part of her creative team. I am so excited for things to come! I hope I do Gaga and the Little Monster community proud.”
• Advice for other members who want to pursue their artistic dreams:
“Get yourself out there! Share what you enjoy doing/creating! I'm saying this based on my experience of sharing my work and attracting an audience through a blog.
Much like Polyvore, the more often you create, the more you become noticed and the better you get at what you do.”