Polyvore addiction – fixed

I wasn’t lazy the last few days I was just challenged into finding a solution for my Polyvore addiction.  If you don’t know what Polyvore is, then you really should just go and experience it for yourself.  It is a site which lets you mix and match items of clothing into “sets” and outfits.  You can also browse other people’s sets and steal their ideas for your wardrobe.

I am not much of a shopping person or even a fashion person, but I do like to look presentable, elegant and chic.  Oh I really do wish I had one of those Jetson wardrobes where I could clickety click, try different outfits on and just click and be done.  Well Polyvore is halfway there because you get to look at the different peices together.  Their next step should be 3 dimensional imaging on your body (a girl can dream).

I also love the groups because no matter what, one person will always have a certain style and the whole idea is to be able to see different styles by different people.  My favorite group is Muslim Attire, because with the hijab it is sometimes not so easy to find inspiration.  The only problem was there is no rss feed for the groups and you have to go every once in a while and check them out.  Well it is not really a problem, but I am a lazy person and a forgetfull one, left to chance I would probably totally forget about it in a couple of days time and just stop looking and go back to wearing my jeans, t-shirt and flip flops happily.

I needed those Polyvore sets to come to me, I even tried some voodoo on them but no they would not listen.  So I remembered Yahoo!Pipes, which helps you build your own feeds among so many other things.  I love a good challenge, once challenged I rarely if ever back down until I find a solution to the problem being faced.  They are now happily flying to my Google Reader.

So I proudly present to you a feed to Muslim Attire.  If you are interested in other groups just go to the pipe and enter the group ID (if you look up at the url when you are in the group page it is the xxxx in id=xxxx).

The interesting thing is that the creator of Polyvore is also one of the creators of Yahoo!Pipes.

Enjoy, now I am off to do some more browsing.

10 Comments

  • At 2008.08.17 05:51, RJay said:

    me addicted to polyvore

    • At 2008.08.17 12:39, pasha said:

      hi :) this is pretty cool! i am glad you found polyvore and pipes useful. we plan to add more rss outputs from polyvore so that people can do more things with data.

      • At 2008.08.17 23:09, inas said:

        lucky now i have 2 polyvore addicts

        • At 2008.08.18 03:14, jessyz said:

          @Pasha, wow it’s an honor to have had you visit my humble blog.

          @inas heheh all is lost, all your years of hard work gone to waste.

          • At 2008.08.18 06:03, Deee said:

            me likes.. hadn’t heard of it before though. I think you might like this:

            http://www.mvm.com

            • At 2008.08.21 16:16, jessyz said:

              @Dee: I know it but the models look kinda artificial keda and wrong keda mesh 3arfa leh and you can only try the clothes from their stores

              • At 2008.08.24 05:12, Jana said:

                Polyvore is truly addictive! Although now I tend to make sets for my blog using Publisher. Polyvore is gret for doing more creative sets though!

                • At 2008.08.24 05:17, jessyz said:

                  @Jana: how do you use Publisher? Do you mean MS publisher?

                  • At 2008.09.02 19:33, Jana said:

                    Yep, MS Publisher. It’s a bit long-winded, but gives you the most control over the sets. You can copy and paste either directly from the internet, or from an image file, into Publisher, then move them about/rotate them easily. Then I copy and paste the whole lot into Paint and save as an image. Voila!

                    • At 2008.09.03 23:32, jessyz said:

                      @Jana, sounds more flexible but more time consuming. Do you do it so you can rotate and copy from your PC? or so they won’t be on polyvore.