Can We Talk About…

The Wade Brothers.

 

Lyndon and Lindsey Wade

Lyndon and Lindsey Wade

Boss Lady Christina has her hand in a lot of awesome projects. She styles music video shoots, movies and commercials in between being you know, the Boss at Revival.  Just this past week she worked with two of the coolest kids in the photography game,  The Wade Brothers. Based in Kansas City, these brothers produce intense images through photography, directorial projects and creative directing. With an all-star list of clients under their belt, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Harley Davidson and Ebay, their visually pungent aesthetic can transverse multiple brands and mediums.

Paralympics Campaign

Paralympics Campaign

Trojan Campaign

Trojan Campaign

 

Their work stands out with its strong color palettes…

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Alice + Olivia Campaign

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dark somewhat romantic atmospheres…

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and playfully artistic characters and scenes.

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Seeing the stills of their photography has me itching to sneak a peek at the twisted world of movement they create in film.

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Did I mention I got to work with them too? Geeked up.

-E.Sage

Can we talk about…

Gallery walls?

Thanks to Apartment Therapy, I’ve been returning to these photos on the daily while my roommate and I are deciding how to decorate the wall behind our couch. 

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This way just seems much cooler than one expensive huge art piece. AND you can hand-make the frames (OR JUST USE WASHI TAPE, THE TAPE OF THE GODS GRAPHIC DESIGNERS) or even have your friends make the art. Not only is the project affordable, but it can also be more meaningful than buying some obscure surrealist painting to impress your pompous, art-lover friends.

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Screw your friends!

 

MAKE A GALLERY WALL. 

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I love this muted color scheme; especially the rugged, open cement walls.

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Style in Store

Often people come in to Revival and love what they’ve bought so much they wear it out. More often people come into Revival needing something funky to spice up their wardrobe.  But every so often customers come in looking like they walked right out of our store display window.

These fashionable shoppers came in to browse and buy looking eclectic, adventurous, edgy, hip, unique and just like the bad ass customers we love to dress!

 

Michelle B.

Michelle B.

Khalilah B.

Khalilah B.

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

Abena K.

Abena K.

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Viannie B.

Viannie B.

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Thanks for being so fly guys!

-E.Sage

Smells like a Sale

Happy Hump Day, no wait, it’s Tuesday… oh God, it’s Monday.  Don’t worry, don’t worry, I have the perfect pick-me-up to get you motivated to tackle the week!

 

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2nd Floor of The Revival Outpost

2nd Floor of The Revival Outpost

 

The Revival Outpost has just updated the sale racks on their second floor, and the selections are sick! I’m talking Mink Pink, vintage velvet, Audrey, denim high waist skirts, Rehab, shorts, shoes and more. All from 20%-50% off the original marked price. That’s only $8 for some garments.

 

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New Sale Merchandise - Nameless, Audry, MinkPink, Motel Rocks, Sugar Lips and more.

New Sale Merchandise – Nameless, Audry, MinkPink, Motel Rocks, Sugar Lips and more.

 

You know Revival already has some of the best prices on vintage and indie items in town. Tack a sales sticker to those reasonable prices and they’re practically giving the shit away!

 

 

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Audrey Bralette – $26, Grape Velvet Dress – $30. BOTH GET 20% OFF AT REGISTER!

Acid Wash Mini Skirt- $28 30% OFF, Purple Dot Shorts - $26, Mink Pink Bon Bon Skirt - $50 BOTH 20% OFF AT REGISTER

Acid Wash Mini Skirt- $28 30% OFF, Purple Dot Shorts – $26, Mink Pink Bon Bon Skirt – $50 BOTH 20% OFF AT REGISTER

Denim Button Up Dress - $24, Mink Pink Roller Disco Dress -$74 BOTH 20% OFF AT REGISTER

Denim Button Up Dress – $24, Mink Pink Roller Disco Dress -$74 BOTH 20% OFF AT REGISTER

This new sale merchandise just went up.  Many are single items and once they’re gone, you’ve missed out.  Come browse around the second floor, spend a couple bucks and walk out winning! Did I mention there was a foosball table up stairs? So bring the Mr. and a couple friends and make it a party. Monday could use it.

 

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-E.Sage

Can we talk about…

The blog Where I See Fashion?

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Alla Kostromichova by Sølve Sundsbø in “The Girl from Atlantis” for Vogue Japan May 2010 wearing Alexander McQueen | Snake skin

Literally I haven’t been checking a website as often as I do this one since I found Designlovefest two years ago.

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Iris Van Herpen Spring 2012 | Old tree bark

 How does someone even do this? Her ability to pair things and see fashion in the most unusual places is uncanny and absolutely brilliant.

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Solange Knowles for Complex Magazine 2013 Cover Story | Sterlitzia (bird of paradise flower)

I don’t know who the girl is, but she’s a fashion design student from Milan. She doesn’t use her own images, either. If anything, she might use photoshop to get better colors.

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Masha Radovskaya photographed by Remi Kozdra & Kasia Baczulis | Coloured light reflections on water

She started the blog just because she felt the need to do something with all the inspiring images she found on Tumblr.

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Cracks by make up artist Alex Box

“Sometimes a fashion picture reminds me instantly of something and I go look for it, sometimes it’s a random picture that makes me think of an outfit or editorial.”

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 Fantasy Wedding Dress by Marchesa Spring 2011 | Smoke by Andrew Kim

“Occasionally it happens that by chance I see two pictures near each other on my dashboard or in a random blog that perfectly go together. Also I have A LOT of photos that I saved on my computer because I found them interesting, it’s like my personal archive and I use it a lot to make matches.”

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“My Little Pony Goes Grunge” beauty editorial for BON MAGAZINE by JAKOB AXELMAN | Waterfall Island, Alto Parana, Paraguay

 

Can you imagine searching for hours through your archives of images to find that one picture you vaguely remember seeing two months ago from a random vogue photoshoot?

Like, kill me. That’s crazy.

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 Park Sera in “Couture Grunge” for Vogue Korea October 2013 by Koo Bon-Chang | Theater of Queen Marie Antoinette at the Petit Trianon

This girl is literally superhuman.

To finish, my ultimate favorite. You should seriously bookmark this girl, she is a constant source of inspiration.

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It’s Raining… Vintage

RAINY-DAY

 

Spring has begun, and in Louisiana that means we can see quite a bit of rain.  In New Orleans that means you may bike to work, and swim home.

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And little or a lot of rain is not going to stop that.

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Vintage Clear Raincoat-$30

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Raincoat-$30, Dorothy Dress-$34

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Raincoat-$30, Dorothy Dress-$34

 

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Yellow Raincoat -$32

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Blackberry Jumper-$50

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Raincoat with yellow plaid details and hidden inside pockets -$32

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Ribbon-$22, Lion-$22, Horse Racing-$24

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Yellow Raincoat -$28

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Dainty Derby Dress-$66

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Vintage Americana Necklace-$24

 

You and your outfits -1 Rainy Days in New Orleans-0. Just how Revival likes it!

 

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 Welcome to our new feature: REVIVALx(YOURNAMEHERE)

There are so many rad babes that we know, we just gotta collaborate with ‘em! If you think you’ve got the look we want and are interested in collabing, e-mail us at therevivaloutpost@yahoo.com!

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This feature is dedicated to Rosalina Young, the hip, stylish 22-year-old make-up artist from Abita Springs.

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Not only does Young have a bomb-ass Youtube channel jam-packed with helpful makeup tutorials, but she’s also been featured on Beautylish AND FEATURED ON REFINERY29.

That’s some next level shit. Rosa don’t play.

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Also, her freelance makeup logo is the cutest thing we’ve ever seen ever.

(I want to go to the BABEFACTORY!)

533988_434165136671209_528612029_nHannah Grace, our favorite little Revival lady, took Young out to photograph their day in the city. She also styled the pink tropical dress.

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Young styled two of the three looks below: blue polka dot skirt + white top + that killer pastel jacket.

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Follow her on insta and like her on FB!

Check back for more REVIVALx features.

Until next time, babes, keep it real.

-Ash

Bat is the New Black

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So, y’all have all heard about our lil collaboration with Lisa Iacono, right? If not, check out the last post. This is huuuuuuuge and the design is killa killa. ALSO YOU NEED TO VOTE RIGHT HERE GO NOW.

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Do you see the sequin bat on the back? Crazy. Let’s talk about it.

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 I asked Lisa about her inspiration for the redesign. Here’s a little excerpt of our convo:

“My inspiration was the Revival Outpost girl–beautiful, eclectic, cheeky, street.  The design itself combined 2 ideas: michael jackson/marching band + heavy metal tough details = glam-rock-cocktail-hour barbie.”

I don’t think that there is a better description for a Revival girl than that.

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“I had so much fun with this, as I got to bust out my hand sewing skills, something I really enjoy.”

Is Lisa talented or what? I was stunned when I saw the design. She also sent me some sketches, which, to me, is always fantastic. Seeing the initial thought process of a designer when she is trying to replicate a certain brand AND also staying true to his/her own is  so interesting.

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Cutoffs? She knows us so well.

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“Because timing was tight, I decided not to plan the shirt from top to bottom before starting.  I just dove in with materials I had stored in a costuming bin.”

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“I kept thinking I should really manipulate the t-shirt itself and cut it up, but the more I looked at it, the more I laughed.  Something about keeping the t-shirt intact, but making it into a cocktail dress…that’s funny.

 My favorite detail is the black sequin bat shape that wraps over the shoulders and continues across the back body.  Bats, literally, on tees.”

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Your turn!

CLICK HERE AND VOTE FOR TEAM FRENCH QUARTER!!

We have until the 28th to prove that the Revival ladies got style so we can get some NOLA swag.

And who wouldn’t want to get our gals at Bats on Tees to the top?

VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.

xoxo

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Bat is the New Black Contest!

Hey dudes, so here’s the deal:

BATS ON TEES, the fuckin’ awesome local bag/t-shirt company, is holding a contest. They’re trying to win The Big Idea and chose lil’ old Revival to be a part of their journey! Can we say #honored?

So, the fantastic Lionheart Prints made the screen print design for the shirt (which we love) and we collaborated with Lisa Iacono (Dreamcar Clothing) to remix the shirt into something COMPLETELY NEW. 

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Obviously that wasn’t a problem for Lisa, she’s a boss ass bitch. Complete #revivalmaterial , if you know what I mean.

So, we’ll be posting more on the look tomorrow, including beginning sketches and the materials used. 

BUT IN THE MEAN TIME…here’s a sneak peak!

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- Ash

It’s NOLA Fashion Week!

New Orleans is known for the music, we’re sought after for our food, people come down to experience the culture. But underneath the tourist must-haves there is unexpected talent in the fashion industry.  NOLA Fashion Week is a bi-annual event put on to support Southern based or born designers and help the fashion industry in New Orleans flourish. This Fall/Winter 2014 season is March 14-22nd.

The venues are always sick.

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The Felicity Church Fall/Winter 2014

The designers are unique, concrete and usually hone a heavy Southern flare.

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Anthony Ryan Fall/Winter 2013

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Anthony Ryan Fall/Winter 2013

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Amanda deLeon Fall/Winter 2012

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Then there are the parties, full of fashions who’s who. Dancing, drinking and oogling at all the stunning street fashion fill the checklist for party musts. So now that this season has started, what are you going to wear?!

Show us what you got! Be sure to check our instagram! @revivalnola And be back to see what we wore.

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Revival Babes at Spring/Summer 2013 shows

-E.Sage