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Avangardia

Avangardia

Welcome to a group for all Polyvorians who love modern, futuristic, experimental or innovative design.

SHOW YOUR FASHION!!!

SHOW YOUR FASHION!!!

this group for everybody:) we love fashion. Everybody is WELCOME.

Shine In Your Own Way (Weekly Contests)

Shine In Your Own Way (Weekly Contests)

"You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way." - Lady Gaga
This group is open to all who dare to shine and be their own kind of beautiful.
Oct 4th, 2012.

♔ WOMEN WHO RULE CHALLENGE ♔

♔ WOMEN WHO RULE CHALLENGE ♔

Before ELIZABETH II, there was already a long list of women who had already ran countries even in the most unlikely of times, when women's rights were non existent anywhere. From Sweden, to India, to Israel there is an extensive list of women who have led countries into war, and led them out of war. Women who have made decisions to enrich their countries for the better, and women who have made decisions that have destroyed lives. From the greatest of monarch, to the most notorious, each of these women have left their own mark on the world we live in today, along with showing millions of men that we truly rule. This is a challenge group dedicated to these women. Any format of set is allowed for these women, from high fashion, to dolls - ANYTHING
 
{ THE SOVEREIGNS }
 
1) ANNE, Queen of Austria || Known for being the neglected Queen of Louis XIII of France, yet primarily known for being the inspiration and namesake of Queen Anne in Alexandre Dumas’ novel ‘The Three Musketeers’. The plot revolving around the rumours of her relationship with the Duke of Buckingham.
 
2) BOUDICCA, Queen of the Iceni || Known as the Warrior Queen of the first century British tribe called the Iceni. She is known for being one of the few leaders to defeat the mighty Roman Empire’s Army. She was the final significant threat to the Roman’s rule in Britain until they left in 410 AD.
 
3) CATHERINE THE GREAT, Empress of Russia || Though she was actually German, Catherine will forever be thought of as one of the greatest rulers of Russia. For her ability to create a brilliant education system, creating roads to better access the country, and for her war tactics. Yet she will always remain notorious for her many affairs and lovers.
 
4) CHRISTINA, Queen of Sweden || Known for ascending the Swedish throne at age six when her father died in battle. Her court became a renowned centre for intellectual brilliance, poets, artists, musicians, and philosophers. It would come as a shock when she chose to abdicate the throne.
 
5) CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt || Quite possibly the most well known female ruler in the ancient world. Well known for her relationship with the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Aside from her love affairs she is known as being the final ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty, and being the sovereign to restore Egypt’s great wealth.
 
6) DEBORAH, Judge and Prophet || Before the founding of the royal dynasty, the House of David in Israel, the land was governed by leaders known as Judges. Deborah was the only woman ever to hold formal power. She ushered in power in Israel for forty years.
 
7) ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE, Queen of England and France || She is known for being the only woman to ever be both Queen of England and France. Her desire for adventure led her on the Second Crusade with her first husband Louis of France. Her affair led to an annulment of this marriage, and then to her marrying Henry, the future King of England. Her quest for power led to an eventual imprisonment for rebelling against her husband, and in her final days acting as the ruler for her incapable younger son.
 
8) ELIZABETH I , Queen of England || Daughter of King Henry VIII and his beheaded second wife, Anne Boleyn. Queen Elizabeth was the third in line for the throne at her father’s death. Though it was unlikely, she became Queen of England and presided over England’s Golden Age in a time of great exploration, and William Shakespeare. She remained unmarried her entire life.
 
9) HATSHEPSUT, Queen of Egypt || She is known primarily for being Egypt’s very first pharaoh, who ruled more than 3,500 years ago after usurping the throne of her stepson Tuthmosis. As a pharaoh she was adored and worshipped as a living god, up until her inexplicable disappearance.
 
10) ISABELLA, Queen of Castile || She is known as being the driving force behind the Spanish Inquisition along with her husband Ferdinand of Aragon II, an act to try to move the Moors and Jews to create a unified Christian Kingdom. Aside from this notorious act, she also sponsored Christopher Columbus’ journey to the Far East, which would eventually take him to the Bahamas. She is popularly known as the ‘athlete of Christ’.
 
11) JANE GREY, Queen of England || She was placed on the throne of England for nine days after the death of Edward VI. However, her nine day reign would come to an end when she was sentenced to a beheading by Mary I, future Queen of England.
 
12) LILIUOKALANI, Queen of Hawaii || She is known for being the very first, and the very last Queen of Hawaii. She battled constantly against the United States, believing her people and their land were simply being used for the interests of the United States. She was eventually forced to abdicate by American troops storming Honolulu.
 
13) LIVIA, Empress of Rome || She is known for her title as Empress of Rome, and for her wicked ways. Whether is was divorcing her husband at age seventeen while pregnant with her second child to marry Rome’s rising political star Octavian (who would go on to become Emperor of Rome), to murdering to save the imperial family, Livia may be one of the most infamous women in history.
 
14) LUCREZIA BORGIA, Duchess of Ferrara || She is known for being a member of the Italian family renowned for scheming, incest, and evil. Her father was the elected Pope Alexander VI and used Lucrezia as a pawn to achieve what he wanted in life. Many believed she was a witch who used rings containing capsules of poison to kill people, and that she had an incestuous relationship with her brother.
 
15) MARGARET I, Queen of Denmark || She is known best for being the very first woman to rule in Scandinavia in her own right, as Queen of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. At first, after the death of her husband, King Haakon, she ruled the kingdom with her son Olav, but eventually she became the monarch in her own right.
 
16) MARIE ANTOINETTE, Queen of France || She was born the 15th child of Maria Theresa. She would go on to marry at 14 to the dauphin of France, and eventually become the last queen of France’s ancient regime. After being neglected by her husband, she turned to gambling and shopping. Many would blame her for the events of the French Revolution which would ultimately claim her head.
 
17) MARY, Queen of Scots || She inherited her father’s Scottish throne when she was only six days old. Through a marriage she would become Queen of France. When her husband died, she left France for her birth land of Scotland to marry again. However, when she proved herself a threat to her cousin Elizabeth I of England, she was sentenced to a beheading. Her son would however eventually take the England throne with Elizabeth having no heirs.
 
18) MARY TUDOR, Queen of England || The stepsister of Queen Elizabeth, and the grand daughter of Isabella of Castile. Mary Tudor is known primarily for her reign of terror, and her plan to wipe out Protestantism and restore Catholicism. Those Protestants who refused to revert to the Catholic way, were burned at the stake, similar to the Spanish Inquisition led by her grandmother. With over three hundred burned at the stake, she is known as ‘Bloody Mary’.
 
19) NEFERTITI, Queen of Egypt || She married the pharaoh’s second son, Amenhotep or Akhenaten (a second name he would take), when she was still in her early teens. Their choice to part with the over twenty century long tradition of worshipping many gods, for only one god is what branded them as heretics. However, she remains one of the most influential women in the ancient world.
 
20) NUR JAHAN, Empress of India || She is known for being the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Together with her family, she controlled government, embarked on ambitious building projects, and traded with European powers as her husband focused his attention on his opium and alcohol intake instead.
 
21) THEODORA, Empress of Byzantium || She was the daughter of a bear keeper who would get her start at age fifteen in the legendary circus of Hippodrome in Constantinople. After making an income by working as a prostitute, she left the circus to make her living spinning wool. At this time she met Justinian, heir to the Empire, who would take her as his mistress and eventually his wife. Her intelligence and beauty would make her the most influential woman in the Byzantine Empire’s history.
 
22) VICTORIA, Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India || She is known for being Britain’s longest serving monarch to date. Her reign would oversee the expansion of the country’s industry, economy and imperial power. She was the first monarch to have to deal with a sort of democracy in the United Kingdom, though she would certainly leave her own mark with her mighty reign.
 
23) WU HOU, Empress of China || She is known for being the only woman in Chinese History to ascend the throne of emperors. Legend says that there were two prophecies that would predict her reign. She would later be forced to abdicate.
 
{ BONUS }
24) BATHSHEBA, Queen of Israel
25) JEZEBEL, Queen of Israel
26) ISABELLA ‘THE SHE WOLF’, Queen of England
27) MARGARET OF ANJOU, Henry VI’s Queen of England
28) ELIZABETH OF YORK, Henry VII’s Queen of England
29) JUANA THE MAD, Queen of Castile
30) CATHERINE DE MÉDICIS, Queen of France
31) MARY II, Queen of England
32) ANNE, Queen of England
33) MARIA THERESA, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia
34) CATHERINE OF ARAGON, ANNE BOLEYN, JANE SEYMOUR, ANNE OF CLEVES, CATHERINE HOWARD, & KATHERINE PARR, Henry VIII’s six wives, the Queens of England
35) ELIZABETH WOODVILLE, Queen of England
 
{ COMPLETED CHALLENGES }
@chomiczynka || http://www.polyvore.com/women_who_rule_challenge/collection?id=4618374

The Childhood Film Challenge (+contests)

The Childhood Film Challenge (+contests)

Sister groups:
Childhood Bookshelf Challenge:
http://www.polyvore.com/childhood_bookshelf_challenge_contests/group.show?id=140908
Favourite Authors Challenge (+contests):
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=193588

You settle down in your seat, the lights dim, the film begins and you spend the next few hours immersed in wonderful adventures before you. This group is dedicated to your childhood favourite films. The ones that still can make you laugh and cry. The ones you probably know all the words to and the your favourite characters feel like they are old friends.
 
Challenge: Create a collection featuring sets based on 25 of your favourite films from when you were young. The 25th set of the collection needs to be one which you have just re-watched.
Whether it was Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, whatever has influenced and inspired you, have fun and take your time!
Have fun and take your time! No template sets allowed please.
 
When you're done put your sets into a collection and pm me. I will add your name to the hall of fame.

-:{Hall of Fame}:-
@chomiczynka http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=4884784

STYLE SOCIETY

STYLE SOCIETY

This is an application/invite-only group...for talented, top-tier stylists of fashion, art, design, beauty, anything/everything!! Regular contests will be held weekly... rozelle XOXO

CONTESTS-with guest judges

CONTESTS-with guest judges

contests for the best of fashion!
every contest will have a guest judge-a polyvore member that is known for great taste and fashion expertise.you are welcome to suggest judges!
come be a part of the best fashion,inspiration and the art of beauty creation!

Fashion With Flair: by hatsgaloore

Fashion With Flair: by hatsgaloore

This fun group is open to everyone! Clothing/Fashion focused sets, art, dolls....all sweet♥hearts♥ and smiling faces welcome! Stylish, fun and simple contests, but I will always provide items of inspiration to get you going! If you are new to the group, we are so glad to have you! The 3 top winner's of each contest will be posted to my Pinterest page. Here is the board link if you'd like to check it out: http://pinterest.com/hatsgaloore/fashion-with-flair-winners-gallery/
Hugs ~ Dawn♥

THE ANYTHING POLYVORE GROUP

THE ANYTHING POLYVORE GROUP

FASHION - DOLLS - ART - INTERIOR (HOME) sets welcome! WE HAVE A CONTEST EVERY WEEK W/ A UNIQUE THEME EACH TIME! This group is ALWAYS ACTIVE! Due to rudeness I've received i must say that this group is very active and unique and though we accept all sets that doesn't mean this group is boring or pointless. I love each of my members dearly and we don't discriminate. This group means the world to me and just because the groups name has ANYTHING in its title doesn't mean that this group is stupid or give you the right to be unkind. I try to make each contest specific and open to many different styles. I want to thank each member and if your new please know i value you greatly and if you need anything at all i'm always here for you ♥
also bullying or copying others sets will not be tolerated. If you have a problem please feel free to message me anytime! This is a judgement free zone for creativity, originality and friendship!
Love always ~ Des ♥
MY PROFILE: Desiree- @irresistible-livingdeadgirl
ALSO MY STORY AND CHRONIC PAIN http://www.polyvore.com/chronic_pain_my_story_vulvodynia/set?id=186592951
 
We will also have promoted contests RARELY W/ TRUSTED brands.
ATTN BUSINESS / BOUTIQUES / SHOPS - Message if interested in promoting your store or brand in a contest or sets @irresistible-livingdeadgirl
 
MY OTHER GROUPS:
MUSIC IS MY ESCAPE (BANDS & DARK ART/FASHION)
ANY set featuring a BAND or ANYTHING DARK you love! FASHION or ART!
EMO - GOTH - DARK HUMOR - MACABRE - SCENE - GROTESQUE - MORBID - PUNK - CREEPYPASTA - DARKER ART - ANIME - COSPLAY SETS - HOT TOPIC - GRUNGE - MOSTLY BLACK CLOTHING and even TV SERIES SETS. Each contest will feature a dark theme or a band! EXTREMELY ACTIVE!
http://www.polyvore.com/music_is_my_escape_emo-goth-punk-dark-bands/group.show?id=186085

FASHION LOVERS <3

FASHION LOVERS <3

Every sets :)
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