Can we talk about…

Aveda’s Spring 2014 lookbook? 

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First off, it’s amazing.

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It’s called Culture Clash, which fits perfectly.

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The line mixes this really futuristic and architectural hair/makeup with these feminine lines and layered textures.

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I’m impressed. I feel like this collection is really shaping their brand into something more high-end. 

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Definitely the best collection they’ve ever done.

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Plus, who doesn’t love mixed prints more than I do?

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My friend Leslie Limberg, an amazing singer/theatre queen/now hair+makeup stylist (to be), asked me to model for her in the Aveda 2014 Catwalk for Water Scholarship Competition. I obviously said yes and we had hella fun. She not only dyed, cut and styled my hair, but also styled the outfit—which was inspired by Aveda’s 2014 lookbook.

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She hit the nail on the head with that one, huh?

xoxo, ash

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Easter Parade Madness

While we were getting our Easter crunk on in NOLA, New York threw their own Easter parade.

Crazy hats were all the rage, obviously.

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Thankfully, The Cut captured all the dazzling, ridiculous and sassy skimmers for us. There were tons of floral toppers, but some people impressed me. I’ve picked out some of my favorites, but click the link to see all 30!

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My new life goal is to try to emulate these three lovely vintage ladies at all times.

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YAAAS.

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 If you’re going to wear a floral hat like everybody else, you better go all out with it.

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 #revivalmaterial

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 THIS IS MY FAVORITE COUPLE OF ALL TIME. I saw this and immediately died. If your significant other doesn’t dress up like a fish in a suit just so you can don your favorite vintage dress and color your hair like a mermaid, he doesn’t love you.

Even though I’m pretty sure this whole look was his idea. How could it not be?

The best fucking powercouple ever. They probably live in Brooklyn and run the hottest organic gardening pop-up shop in town.

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I leave you with this guy. He’s doing it right.

later dudes.

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xoxo, ash

On the Mississippi

Hannah and our newest Revival babe, Caroline, spent a little time down by the Mississippi on a rainy Thursday last week.

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Thankfully, Kevin VanGogh was there to capture the ladies in all their stylish glory.

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Can we talk about that clear bubble umbrella? Dead. I need ten to keep me dry during all this crazy weather we’re having.

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Better head into Revival and get yourself a pair of circle sunnies!

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Isn’t Hannah the cutest lil thing in this sunflower sundress!?

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I’ll take BOTH of those raincoats, please and thank you.

Rain or shine, Revival girls always killin’ it.

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xoxo, ash

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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all pictures found here

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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