December 2010


Polyvore is quickly becoming one of the world’s preeminent websites for all things fashion related. The key feature of this site is the ability to create “sets” or collages of your own choosing. You can “shop” by trend, designer, or category. Looking for the latest in polka dots? No problem. Looking for purple heels? No problem. Polyvore puts you in touch with other fashionistas who love the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag just as much as you do! The beauty of this site is that you can make your creations as simple or as complex as you like. You can change things or move them around to your heart’s content. There is no limit to where this can take you. If you don’t feel comfortable making your own set, you can comment on others’ work and join in the fun that way.

Polyvore lets you know what is hot every day on their home page in the following categories:

  • Zeitgeist Brands – Top Trending Brands Based on Polyvore Users
  • Sites – The best of the web
  • Trends – Skinny belts, leather gloves, etc.
  • Celebrities – Who’s hot from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga

Polyvore is very in tune with the blogging community. You can use the sets you create on Polyvore and showcase them on your blog. You can even join the Polyvore blogger network where you can have your blog featured on their weekly blog roundup. Polyvore allows you to create a true partnership utilizing your expertise and creativity. The greatest thing about this website is you don’t have to have any real prior knowledge of fashion or any real artistic talent to join in the fun. Bookmark this site now.

Reviewer: Monika Earle, FIDM Library Staff Member