Saturday, January 5, 2013

Colorforms for Grown-ups?

When I was little,
I always had the latest set
of ColorformsTM.

Whatever was popular at the time ---
Peanuts, Scooby Do, 
the Flintstones,
 Raggedy Ann.

But my favorite sets
were those where you were
able to change the 
of the characters.

For sale on Etsy here

Sort of like a 2-dimensional
version of playing Barbie, right?
Compact, easy to transport.
Great on long car trips 
or in a doctor's waiting room.

This one for sale on Etsy here

Did you have 
any of these sets?

Well anyway,
while pinning fashion items
on Pinterest
I started pinning
outfits that others had
arranged on Polyvore.

Next thing I know,
I am on Polyvore
 creating outfits
(see below)
and wardrobe 
 collages like crazy. 
Things I would
like to wear (or like to own) 
outfits for certain occasions, 
etc., etc., etc.
 (The possibilities are ENDLESS)

It is addicting, 
just like Pinterest,
believe me. 

Not sure what they call
Polyvore addicts...
Polyvorians, Polyvorists, 

All I know is 
am quickly 
becoming one of them.

It's soooo much fun!
You can build an outfit
and create a look 
without spending a 
red cent.

it doesn't matter 
what size you wear, 
or what budget you have --
it's all for fun.
(Just like the Colorform set.)

This collage in the format of a magazine spread.  Of course I have a few PLAID sets!

"Try it ... you'll like it."
(Quoting Mikey's brother on the Life cereal commercial.)

Let me know if you are on Polyvore
so I can follow you and your style.
Leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great weekend.


michele said...

you're brilliant...i was a HUGE colorforms chick!!!! i loved these things so much and forgot all about them until this! i haven't used polyvore but how fun to be a virtual stylist with no budget constraints whatsoever. when i get a moment i will have to check this out.

love to you.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have not seen those in years! too funny. Love your Pinterest style!
Stop by and visit, my niece's are having a jewelery giveaway. Emerald (the color of 2013) green handmade necklace giveaway.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

love your boards. my favorite part of it is that my 5 foot size 8P body can pretend to be 6 ft tall and 120 lbs!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I loved colorforms! Oh, I wish I still had a set!

Designs By Pinky said...

I am not on it, never heard of it but am a little afraid to get addicted to THAT too, like I am at Pinterest!!! I saw thise on FB so had to run over. LOOOOVE that blck and white jacket!!!!!!!!! That is TOTALLY me!!!! And all the leopard!!! Oh my! XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Would you be my personal shopper? Love your outfits!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

OH NO! NOT ANOTHER THING TO PLAY WITH ON LINE!!!! I need to stay away from this... but you don't. Keep posting your fabulous outfits. I'll live vicariously through you... and your good taste!

GRC.Deisgn.Ltd said...

LOVE your style! The big Burberry in the first set is a great bag!

Garden, Home and Party said...

Oh yeah, that's what I need, one more time consuming past time on the computer. :-) I registered for polyvore and then thought better of it. I haven't been on the site since. That said, I really like some of the outfits you've pulled together.

betsy said...

I was just thinking of my old Colorforms a few days ago. How funny that you posted on it now. I absolutely LOVE all the outfits you put together. You should be a personal stylist. You have an amazing eye for clothing!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I am a huge fan of Polyvore! Between that, Pinterest, blogs, and Facebook Pages for Blogs I do not think I have time to sleep.

Happy New Year!

5th and State said...

what a memory you just pulled out, colorforms!! completely forgot about that, i so loved them

love your boards, oh my, oh my! in the first image is the ralph lauren belt i found in england. the US equivalent was $675.00.....never!

too afraid to check this out as my pinterest addiction is way out of control!

Sarah said...

This is new to me, but i like this idea. I'll follow you, Alison, cause you have great style. Love the boards you created. I could fill my closet with a few of those items. I'm off to see more.......Sarah

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I so remember Colorforms!...loved playing with them...I really like the first "outfit"...great boots and purse...
Just bought my first pair of Frye's and boy are they hard putting on!!...Any suggestions...

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh yes, as a child I had some of those sets, I had so much fun playing with them!

I haven't used polyvore, but I'll have to check it your style choices!!!

Have a great weekend!

SavannahGranny said...

Oh Goodness, I must not let my daughter find that site. No, I am going to send the link to her. She is a real clothes horse.
I didn't play with colorforms, too old.
I did play with lots of paperdolls. I loved the movie star paper dolls. Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, etc.
Have a great weekend, Ginger

Tartan Terrace said...

I have no experience with Polyvore, but I think that may change shortly. Thanks, Alison.... Yet another way to while away the hours!

ImSoVintage said...

I loved colorforms, but I am already a Pinterest addict. I'm not sure another addiction would be too good.

An Eye for Detail said...

I've tried to stay away from Polyvore for just these reasons! And yes, I adored Colorforms...loved loved loved them. I had forgotten all about them until this post!
P.S. Seriously, do you wear such high heels as you have in the boards? That is one thing I cannot do any more!

Designing Domesticity said...

So funny, I've been meaning to figure out polyvore forever! Never been able to make it work for me. Glad you are enjoying it though! Happy new year, liz

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