Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Debates on Polyvore

This has got to be the funniest set on Polyvore. Made by Tinkerbell101, it rudely demeans the worst president since.... well, I'm pretty much guessing that he's the close to being the worst president. I mean, considering that he has all the qualites: stupidity, incompetence, apathy, violence, dishonesty, lack of the ability to speak, think, or properly function with his little Vampire Vice Prez whispering in his ear. And although I think he's more of an elf than a girl (Hey, we elected a vampire and an elf. This country must love fantasy genre characters), I really think that this is really, really funny. 
But others don't. Some comments on this set:

that is not cool also mean :/
this isnt funny it is disrespectful
Kinda mean
we all have opinions and polyvore isn't the place to share them!
I don't think it's very funny
making fun of people doesn't really fly too well on polyvore.
why would you do this?? this is disrepecting our counrty!! ya'll should give him credit, because he became president to help US!!! how would you like it if this were your picture instead of george bush's???
how rude and disrespectful you should be ashsamed of yourself
not funny
And the pièce de résistance:
These people don't realize how entertaining it is to make these kinds of sets.  Just chill, be mature, it's pointless to insult people you disagree with if you have no proof beyond personal opinion that they were wrong. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Colors

New layout, I really like the combination of these colors, shapes, gradients, etc. So I'm sticking with this.

The One Shoe that Deserves to be Burned

Since I've been a little busy lately, with testing season coming up, I've decided to start doing my blogs on a loose once-a-week. Got it? Should I say that more slowly? Oh, you understood? Speak up!
Crocs have lost their popularity after there short one-year fad, but some people still insist on shoving these disgusting rubber-like gardening shoes. They look cute on, like, six year olds but totherwise, come on! Examples:

(Although the last one I think was intended to be ugly, but still, it has Crocs so I used it. Too bad.)
The sad thing is some of these sets could be really good if not for those hideous crocs. They make you feet look really wide and squat, and not even pretty girls can pull these off. Of course, some of those who are a little slow on trends, the ones who were wearing last seasons shoes when these were popular, have now taken to shoving these clogs onto there out-of-style feat. To me, Crocs were not actually that comfy. They aren't soft like the ultimate comfy-chic item, Uggs, or simple like the classic flip-flop. I mean, who would want something so unflattering and out of style? 
And worst of all, some people, because of their chunkiness, are comparing them to UGGS! I am a fan of Uggs, there's a girl wearing Uggs in my icon for goodness sakes, but just because they're also a fad doesn't mean they are going to be nearly as short-lived as these hideous  shoes. Crocs were a totally three-month thing, no where near Uggs, which are like the definition of in-style but still kind of timeless. Crocs are like the High School Musical of footwear: cheesy, stupid, makes a bad statement, and are totally out.
In: Uggs, being trendy, Out: Crocs, missing trends
And a special gift from the best cat comedy site ever, ROFLCATS:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Sets: A Narcisisstic Chat About Myself

This'll be a short post. I realize I haven't been posting for a week, but, hey, I've got some things to do. I'll do my "AshionFay's Favorite" later.

I'm currently working on my Color Sets Line, in which each outfit contain's only one or two basic colors and black jeans. I've done six so far.
A Sip of Champagne: For HeatherThomas's Birthday Party

Bright Red Plastic

Black and Off-the-Shoulder
Pink Is Not Girly

What I Should Have Worn for St. Patrick's Day
I'm Made for Grey Skies

I'm hoping to do at least a dozen, if I can think of that many shades/colors/metallics. But hey, I've already done 6 sets with only 2 of them colors directly from the rainbow.
It's totally fun to make! Most normal people wouldn't wear all of one color, but on a set it looks great and the black jeans I always use make sure that it's not too matchy-matchy. Try it some time.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

CityGirl: AshionFay's Favorite

Oops! A day late. Someone hasn't been doing their blog!

Yesterday I featured CityGirl as one of the users who I can define their style. But she's also one of my favorites.
With wicked chifsila taste and an eye for vintage, she's both chic and classic in her sets and outfits.

This is one of my favorites of hers.

Her most popular

And I'm loving this one because I have something similar!
Overall, CityGirl is unique and a wonderful addition to both the forums and the community. She's one of the longest users of the site and one of her sets occasionally shows up on the front page of Polyvore to greet new users.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Punk, Lace, or Vintage

There are three sets that I really think describe me:

It all depends on my mood. I could be in an edgy hour, and I'd wear an England Rocks T-shirt with a bag that resembles a telephone (amazing bag, buy it). I could be feeling like I just want to relax and wear a beige cardigan with white flats. But overall, it has to have some romance to it. I won't walk outside with an outfit that's not the extreme: extremely soft, like my Successful People set, extremely punky, like Get Out of My Face, or extremely European, like My Personal Style

If you haven't noticed yet, I also like skinny jeans.

My fellow forum members are people who I like to analyze. CityGirl's style, I noticed, isn't very uniform in color, but it always has a very soft, gentle feel to it. Example:

Edgy just isn't her thing.
Jadesayshollabeeyatch, other than her signature layout, is recognizable by how can create a lot with a little. Jade can come up with the prettiest, funkiest, or practical stuff you can think of. She doesn't have a particular area of style that she likes, so I can relate to her, and she doesn't limit herself.

Overall, only those who wear nothing but Abercrombie can stay away from their personal trends. You can find someone on the site, whoever they are, look through there sets, and tell me excactly what their style is. No one is completely versatile. C'mon, admit it.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

AshionFay's Favorite

There's one girl on Polyvore that I will feature each Saturday. This one girl (or guy) has style, edge, originality, and a perspective of life that people can relate to. This girl sees fashion and style everywhere. Who is it this week?

This is one of her more simple, but still, in my opinion, her most chic.

This one is really awesome! I love how complicated and realisic it is, but still both artistic AND fashionable.

This set has a schoolgirl vibe that you love to tears.
Pheobe Juliet seems to work so hard on those sets, they're so wonderful and complex. She's one of the few that truly deserves her popularity.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ugly Dresses to Gag About

Bridesmaid dresses are hideous very often, and this site shows the worst of the worst.
You know, I have a folder on my desktop called ashionFay for all of my images. And it's completely full from all of these images. I was practically rolling on the floor when I saw some of these!

After some searching, I decided to put on the most hideously horrible. One girl, in wrapping paper, another in turquoise tinfoil, and one.... well, I don't know. Check it out.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What Makes Me Mad

There was a discussion over this on the forum. What things do users on Polyvore do that annoy you?

For me, it's a ton of things. 1. When sets are on the popular page and are really not that good. Like this one:

Three items? She barely put any effort into it at all! And this was on the popular page for over 24 hours!

2.When people comment on sets saying, "Nice! Comment on my sets!" But, as Bombshell Baby said when asked about this subject, We're all guilty aren't we? Doing this is a classic rookie mistake, so avoid it.

3. When people say things that they know will start a scene. Jade, from the forums, particularly made me more angry about the situation. "I haven't done anything yet. Why? Probably because I am one of the older (18 and up) users on Polyvore, so most of us have done the high school drama and know what's appropriate and what's not." I thought she was just being me-grownup-you-kid when I realized that all those haters and irritating people are young. Take Cherry911, Jessieee, etc. It's not fair, because now all the older users think that kids are ruinng Polyvore. And some of them kind of are.

4. ABERZOMBIES (term coined by CityGirl). Those people who don't put anything but Abercrombie or Hollister in their all of their sets. Girls, save your unoriginality for your friends who all dress like you, because we want creativity on our site. I mean, I've done some all-Abercrombie sets, but not All-Abercrombie in all sets. Show your creativity and do, say, an evening gown piece from Oli. That would be interesting.

5. This is really on the OCD side. When someone posts a comment saying "Cute shoes." I mean, they're trying to be nice, but it feels like only the shoes are cute, not the outfit. I'll tolerate "Those shoes with that outfit make an amazing set."
Maybe I'm asking for too much...

So in conclusion... In: originality, hard work Out: Aberzombies, drama, careless comments.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Oscar Dresses

The Oscars were last night, and a movie I absolutely hated, No Country for Old Men, won. All the other nominees were works of geniuses! Atonement, based off of a brilliant tradgedy romance, Juno, a heartwarming story with a fresh new face, and There Will Be Blood, which was amazing with Daniel Day Lewis. But noo, the gorey, violent movie where I probably would smile excactly once during got the award. Man.

More important then the winner (damn, damn, damn) was what the stars were wearing. This year they decided to match the carpet, which I noticed even before it was all over the internet that EVERYONE WORE RED. Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, and this "Katherine Heigl" (who bore a strong resemblence to Marilyn Monroe). Hillary Swank wore an awful off-the shoulder black gown that looks a lot better when you cross your eyes and look at it from far away, and Cameron Diaz whent pink. Amy Adams was clad in a cute little gown that attracted about 0 attention, and Ellen Page looked impishly beautiful in simple black at a well-made up face.

Speaking of attracting 0 attention, Renee Zellweger (she who squints), stood out in a sparkly silver dress and some hideous heels. Other than the shoes, the dress was nice but a tad over-the-top.

Keri Russell also went over-the-top with that ridiculous necklace of hers. Next time, rein in the silver a bit. Those photographers don't wanna end up blind. Heidi Klum also went for big jewelry, with her very RED dress giveaway that the media clung to like flies. I'm actually relieved someone went to attract attention the right way, no matter how wacky a collar or big a skirt she had, since everyone else went either sparkly or safe. It was actually kind of pretty.

Nicole Kidman. Wow. What was up with that necklace? I made fun of Keri, but Nicole... what the heck? It might have looked better over a satin dress or possibly strapless (yeah, strapless), but it was still an overall wacky outfit.

Then there was Tilda Swinton (above), who went for a pale face to compliment her bright red hair and wore a giant velvet cloth over her body instead of a dress. Who is this woman, anyway, wearing that? Uggg. Good thing she's talented and entertaining, or she would have to hear from me for the rest of the week.

But Jennifer Garner was only second to Heidi with her black-dress glamour. I love the dress went with that skirt part, it really made the top seem less boring. A kiss to Jenny.

In: Juno, Red, Heidi Klum. Out: Tilda Swinton, Big Necklaces, No Country For Old Men.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Polyvore Trends: The Good and the Bad

Today, I'm not going to talk about the hippie trends of Spring or my favorite shoes. I'm going to talk about the most amazing runway of all-Polyvore. 
Uh-oh. We're going back to the dark ages, when art ruled over fashion. When 2PAC4EVAA always defeated the efforts of MyChanel and Shilpa. Now, almost half the popular page is made of this and this and this.
I know that Polyvorians have a right to creative expression, but we went through a nice period where the whole popular page was clothes. And BTW, don't try to pass off a set like this for an outfit. When the picture and the decorations are what your eyes are drawn to the decorations and a picture and you can't even see the dress when you see the set on the popular page, it's an artistic set.
There's been a trend going around for a while on Polyvore: romantic vintage.
With Love by Suzanne4

Something old & something new by pLaY

and Amber Gems by CityGirl

I'm totally digging this soft, romantic trend. It's so beautiful and precious, but you can also add an edge to it, like Suzanne4 did. You can also use normally very out-of-date dresses, like with pLaY's set, and make them seem like rocking fashion statements. No wonder this trend lasted so long, and I'm furious to state that it's dying out. 
So, Polyvorians, don't let these wonderful sets be just a fad. Keep the soft side of Polyvore going, and make some vintage sets.
Jadesayshollabeeyatch, or Jade as she likes to be called, has been putting a non-competitive game on Polyvore called a scavenger hunt.
With all that competition going around on polyvore, it's started to become pretty boring. Only people who win and hold tons of contests can get recognized, and some of the contests are starting to get kind of boring. I don't know how many times that I've entered a contest where the rules include "You have to include at least # things from A&F," or "All clothing has to be from Abercrombie." I'll give you three, right off the bat: one, two, three
Here's a new rule: "All contests are the same. Think up something new if you're trying to make people be creative." And BTW, some people think the person who makes an original, interesting, and sophisticated set are usually not "trendy" enough and they give the award to the person who makes the set that resembles all the other sets.
Scavenger hunts don't even have winners. They're just inspirations for really good sets. In Jade's hunt, at least, she gives guidelines for every item, like "find some shoes in black, brown or white under $70," and adds other little creative tasks like "Post up a quote about style or fashion."
I made one a little while ago. It amazingly fun! I loved to obediently follow the directions, but still add my own style to the outfit. And the end product was really cool:
I don't know where Jade got the idea, or maybe she just thought it up herself, but I applaud her for it, and she did it really well. 

I've decided to sum up each post with an In/Out list. Here goes:
In: Scavenger hunts, romantic vintage. Out: Contests, especially Abercrombie Contests, collages.
*Kisses from an angel!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Footwear Fiesta

A good welcome to the exactly zero people who commented at my blog. You're very kind.
Now let's discuss shoes, one of my favorite things.
On the Polyvore forums we had a discussion about some red Miu Miu pointy flats with a wooden heel and a slingback (a slightly similar shoe above). I HATE SLINGBACKS. On my fifth birthday, I was traumatized by wearing a shoe a size too small and the slingback digging into my ankle all day.
But did that happen to you? No, probably not, so slingbacks aren't actually unfashionable. Wear them as you please. But I'm begging you: DON'T WEAR POINTY FLATS. 
If you guys have seen my "Six Things I Hate In Fashion" set, you'll know that I don't like very pointy shoes. They make your foot look bigger and they remind me of witches. But when they have a nice sexy heel, they're tolerable.
On flats, it's what I call the "worst of both worlds." You have the point without the sexiness. Flats are made for slightly rounded toes, not ridiculous pointed ones. Flats are made to looks soft, sweet, and able for walking. The pointed toe makes it look like.... Orlando Bloom with a beard and gut. Totally takes away the magic.
Punk shoes are a new trend? According to this iVillage, yes. Studs and black leather on a shoe? Maya likey! Punk is one of the most awesome style when you go subtle with it, and shoes are the best way to do that. Visit that iVillage page, girls. Those oKenneth Coles on it are smokin'. 
Apparently, metallic shoes have made a comeback big-time. Who cares, really? I don't wear anything that could go with metallic shoes most of the time, so go on with your space-age trend. I'm completely apathetic about it.
  Spring shoe trends not only brought us Star Wars and the Clash. It also gave the stylish ladies out there something fun, flirty, and cute: wedges. Check out these Steve Maddens online. I'm saving up for them!
The trick with wedges is to keep the heel on the lower side. No use looking stripper-ish, and be careful if it has a platform. That's pushing it, usually.
Wedges are the most easy to walk in of all shoes, not including flats, and they're the most sturdy. So if you're a high-heeled girl who wants to give her feet a slight break, grab the wedges. They're your best choice.
Bohemian shoes are also "in." Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew. Shoes are supposed to remain always the most classic and high-end, not the most "hippy." Leave the bohemian shoes to the real, artistic bohemians, and always remember that weaved shoes also count.
So remember: wedges, ballet flats, and punk: yes. Stripper, bohemian, pointy flats: no. Metallic shoes: when you think it's okay. Being insulted by this: no. 

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spring Trends: My First Post

Hello, it's avid Polyvore user Maya, or LAgirl as I'm known on my favorite site. My profile here.
As a way to introduce my new blog, ashionFay for Polyvore users and fashion-lovers, I'm going to talk about those things above this post. They annoy me beyond belief. Wide-leg jeans look pretty, I guess, on the more slender, like me, but imagine for the average size. I know what you're going to say- skinny jeans look ugly on plus-size girls, but I've seen that before. They don't as much as they do with wide-leg jeans, which is when they look what my mom likes to call "frumpy." In skinny jeans, at least they look like they're trying.
A well-known tip for those fashionable girls who aren't models: don't do anything to make you look like your size have you giving up. Go with flare, but stay away from jeans that resemble sixties bell-bottoms.
On the subject of denim, light blue jeans are in for Spring. This is one of the many Spring trends I don't like. It looks very grunge and way too I-don't-care but not in a cool way, in a way that looks like you don't even care about what you wear. Just because the light season sprinkles also brought along a few ugly trends, I'm not going to trade my red minidress and dark blue skinny jeans in for a floral print dress and wide leg denim. 
Yep. I don't like floral dresses. Sue me. I know Jade and everyone else likes it, but it's a bit too sixties for me. But not in a bohemian way, in a way that's lacking in class or sophistication. 
WOW! I am controversial!