Meet Rachel of Bubbles Wardrobe

Q. You are such a creative and prolific Polyvore user! Who or what inspires you to make new sets?

It depends, really! Sometimes it may be a specific item that I love, like a bag or a pair of boots, and I’ll create the set around it. Other times I’ll see a celebrity and I’ll try to recreate their outfit! Also during festival season or fashion week, it's easier to be inspired because we are constantly bombarded with new looks and ideas!

Q. We noticed that you love YSL, Givenchy, Dior, and Valentino from your sets.. do you have a favorite designer?

I have definitely loved the last few years of Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane, even though he drifted away from what the house was originally about. But if I have to choose just one designer, I will say Alexander McQueen because he was a visionary: he understood fashion as an art.

Q. What is the story behind the name "Bubbles Wardrobe”?

The story is quite simple! My Polyvore username was originally just my name, but I saw that everyone had catchy names. I chose “Bubbles” because - who doesn’t like bubbles? And because I’m a pretty bubbly person when you get to know me!

Q. What are the top 5 pieces you wear most?

Leather jacket, black Dr Martens, white sneakers, a pair of mom jeans, and a white blouse.

Q. Which spring / summer trend are you most excited about?

I am super excited to try slip dresses! You can wear them as a comfy outfit with flat mules and a cross-body bag, but you can dress them up too. I love the  versatility. I also have a feeling we will be seeing a comeback of the “bra over t-shirt” trend thanks to Kendall Jenner wearing her bralette that way. I can’t say I'm going to jump on the bandwagon but I would like to see how other people style it! 

Q. If you could only wear one of the two, which would it be: denim or leather?

Tough question! As much as I love denim, I am gonna have to choose leather. I don’t see myself carrying a denim bag even though they are super on trend!

Q. How would you describe your everyday style?

My personal style is pretty laid-back! I am running around the city most of the day so I tend to wear comfy clothes. I have lots of sneakers, flat mules and loafers, as well as every pair of jeans you can imagine. The main colors I wear are black, grey, and white with the exception of a couple patterned shirts I own, so I’d say my everyday style is casual, although I try to keep up with most trends!

Q. If you could swap wardrobes with anyone, who would it be and why?

Probably Alexa Chung, because she has a very specific style and knows how to incorporate new trends without sacrificing her own look. I would love to be able to achieve that timeless style she has!

Q. What are your tips for new Polyvore creators?

I would tell them to create as much as they can! Experiment with items that you would never wear, try new set layouts, take a pair of shoes and style them in different ways, etc. Making new sets is a way of learning what you like and what works for you. Also, you can take part in contests or check what items are on trend, so that will give you ideas. At the end of the day you don’t have to worry too much about your follower count as long as you are passionate about what you are doing!

Q. What features would you like to see from Silkstaq?

I love the idea that you can filter bloggers by size and fit because that gives you an idea of what would potentially look good on you. Many times I find myself thinking “oh I wouldn’t be able to wear this or that because I’m too short!” and then seeing that one of your favourite bloggers is the same size as you and she is rocking culottes or lace up flats makes you step out of your comfort zone and try new things. As something new, I would like to see the “Trending” feature expand. Right now we have the trending hashtags, but I would like to see trending bloggers or trending blog posts, that way it will be easier to discover new people!