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Monday, May 25, 2009

interview with polyvore's MyChanel

Meet Gail, also known as MyChanel on Polyvore. I've asked her some questions, and she's answered all of them! Be sure to check this interview out, as it is very inspiring and interesting, and as well as her sets! They are just stunning!

View 'MyChanel Style' on Polyvore

Who is your style icon?
When I was 12 or 13 I read Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel's biography. From that moment I was forever changed and influenced. Not only by fashion, but by her independence and entrepreneurial spirit. As she said, "Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."

Do the sets you make on Polyvore reflect your style in real life?
I have nearly 900 sets some good, some bad, but they all reflect my real life style and what I love.

If you had all the money in the world, what is the first thing you'd buy?
A beautiful pair of shoes in Paris!

What inspires you when making your sets on Polyvore?
I am inspired by the texture, style and fabulousness of an item I find, whether it a blouse, jacket or dress.

Who are your favourite designers, and why?
Karl Lagerfeld has done a phenomenal job with CHANEL, every season I fall in love again. Did you know that when he accepted the position of Head Designer, everyone considered the brand to be "dead" and thought him crazy to take it on.

This is a great interview with Karl.

Also, Balmain and Alexander Wang have really made a huge impact on my style lately. Rock chic with classic undertones. Even if $3,000 for a pair of jeans is mind-boggling.

Do you follow trends? If yes, what is your favourite right now?
Lots of worn denim, jeans and shorts. I love mixing them with classic pieces to dress them up, like a silk blouse or blazer.

What do you think will be a big hit/trend in Summer 09?
Dresses and cardigan sweaters..ala Michelle Obama.

If you could go to one show during New York Fashion Week, which show would you go to and why?
That would be cruel & unusual punishment to only see one don't you think. But, I wouldn't miss Oscar De La Renta, pure elegance and class.

If you were the fashion police, what would be illegal?
Polyester, birkenstocks, and tube tops.

What are you favourite stores?
Holt Renfrew, Club Monaco, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Zara, H&M and Winners.

Do you consider yourself a fashionable person for your age?

Do you have any fashion advice for anybody?
Always invest in good quality shoes. Don't be cheap to your feet. Good shoes fit better, are kind to your toes, and always make any outfit look more expensive.