some time ago, i posed the question: polyvore, anyone?
since then, the site seems to have taken off...everyone and their mom seems to be using it. are you?
connect with me if you are! as might be guessed, i go by bitsandbobbins 'round those parts as well.
i haven't been playing with it as much as i'd like...but when i do sit down and poke around, i play with the site and it's offerings in an indulgent way, putting together ensembles that go with my own personal tastes and trends, rather that those that seem to be currently on offer in the fashion world at large. i guess one can expect that sort of thing from me...i'm ever the stubborn one. ha!
how are you using it, if you are? for illustrations on your blog? just playing around like moi? do tell.
i can't abandon one of my first color combo loves, the classic complimentary paring of red and green. the addition of a dash of chartruse and some blues keep things interesting and in my opinion, steer things away from the inevitable christmas color commentary.
while orange (in most of it's forms) is still my greatest love, i am starting to cultivate a new appreciation for electric blue. i think it's especially lovely when paired with gray. and really, what isn't lovely paired with gray? it's a superb and subdued foil for all those great bright, eye-bleeding colors i can't seem to be separated from.
i've always loved african fabric prints, regardless of whether they are chic at a given moment. (ethnic look, what?) it's something about the vivid colors and unapologetically bold geometric patterns that has got me hooked for life.
clickity click on any of the above collages to find sources (and shop, if so inclined).