Sexual Outlaws

A woman’s sexuality has always been a force of turmoil… for men.  From 1920 bathing suits that covered you from neck to ankle to 2014 decisions on contraception, men have always felt the need to control our bodies. Our wombs are warriors for wondrous life, our minds are powered by emotion and empathy, and our physical displays can turn men to warriors or make them weep. We always have the power. We are in control of our sexuality, and often their sexual desire. One of the best demonstrations of women honing their strength as sexual beings is with burlesque.  Here are some burlesque queens from New Orleans who make us proud.

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Burlesque Babes

Burlesque Babes

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

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Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Kalantan - The Heavenly Body

Kalantan – The Heavenly Body

Evangeline - The Oyster Girl

Evangeline – The Oyster Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Suzanne Robbins - Jezebel

Suzanne Robbins – Jezebel

Loomis Dean - Divena

Loomis Dean – Divena

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Tee Tee Red

Tee Tee Red

Burlesque Babe Performing

Burlesque Babe Performing

Tee Tee Red

Tee Tee Red

Shake a tail feather.

 

-E.Sage

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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

Iree Island Life Part 2

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It’s Monday! If you find yourself starring at the clock and calendar willing the days by until the next parade, don’t fret. Escape into the last compilation of photos from our shop lady Erica’s West Indies trip.

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A lil forest zip line

A lil forest zip line

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Even locals love America

Even locals love America

When the humdrum of regular life gets you in a rut. Check for the beauty in the details to lift your spirits.

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With all the bodycon, crop top, sheer from head to toe we’ve been loving in street fashion, we often forget that being draped in fabric can be a beautifully empowering way to mix things up.

Local lady in a vibrant kaftan

Local lady in a vibrant kaftan

Large Cutout Kaftan -$48, Purple Shine Scarf-$12, Tribal Earrings -$12

Large Cutout Kaftan -$48, Purple Shine Scarf-$12, Tribal Earrings -$12

Royal Blue Paisley Kaftan -$18, Lady Tiger Scarf-$14, Faux Shell Earrings- $12

Royal Blue Paisley Kaftan -$18, Lady Tiger Scarf-$14, Faux Shell Earrings- $12

Iree Island Life Part 1

There’s nothing like epic cold weather to make you wish you were on an island. Our shop lady Erica spent 13 days in the West Indies. Here is her first installment on Caribbean fashion and how to get it here at The Revival Outpost.

Under three thousand people live in this city

Soufriere – Under three thousand people live in this city

“Sa ka fete?” What’s up, how’s it going? “Iree” Good, relaxing. St. Lucia is a small island just above Barbados. Small towns fill the valleys in between the mountainous island and create a down home, everyone knows you -your auntie-grandma-cousin- or neighbor-feel that us Southerns know only too well.

Local stone and concrete painted house

Local stone and concrete painted house

Inspiration is a funny thing; it can be hidden in the clouds or blatant in the streets. When you don’t have cars filling roads, Internet at your fingertips and material items blocking your view all you can see is the beauty in the details.

Turqoi Water

Water so blue

Local Beer

Local beer named after the set of mountains behind the bottles

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Local price for this lager is $1.60USD

Got an island name: BadGalEE

Got an island name: BadGalEE

The spirit of St. Lucia is much like other island cultures: Live easy, live simple, and live happy.

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Women’s and Men’s Restroom signs

Even on an island, we women can’t be too over dressed. Working women on the island were conservatively stylish. Layers of light fabric draped over brown skin.  Colorful accent bows added to kinky cornrows. Three inch heels float over New Orleans esq cobble stone.

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Print Lady

Local Lady mixing prints

Floral Denim Bustier -$25.60(SALE). Ethnic Wide Leg Pants -$24. Levis Jean Jacket- $42
Floral Denim Bustier -$25.60(SALE). Ethnic Wide Leg Pants -$24. Levis Jean Jacket- $42
Vintage Blue Sweater - $18. Vintage Pant - $24. Vintage Crop Button Down - $38. Western Belt -$24

Vintage Blue Sweater – $18. Vintage Pant – $24. Vintage Crop Button Down – $38. Western Belt -$24

We’re famous.

EXTRA EXTRA!

Big news, babes.

Hannah Alford, one of the Revival ladies, and I did an article for InvadeNOLA about concert style!

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Check it out!

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*drum roll*

Our best babe Emma Roberts is going to wear Revival for her Halloween costume!

“I’m going to be Jazzercise Barbie,” the 22-year-old actress revealed.

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“I was vintage shopping in New Orleans, where we’re filming the show, and I came across a Jazzercise onesie-thing and I was like, ‘I have to incorporate this into my Halloween costume somehow.”

She’s gonna look stellar. Good choice, Em!

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And just for kicks, here are some vintage halloween costumes that we love!

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Made in Mind Social!

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Made in Mind Social Thursday! It was amazing.

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We transformed the second floor of our store into a party plaaaza.

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Great time. Great people. Great treats.

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And a huge THANK YOU to sisters Ciera and Jasmine Holzenthal for choosing us to host! Such an honor. We love collabing with local businesses and entrepreneurs for events.

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Made in Mind Social is a monthly meet up of creative minds in Louisiana. They want to build a community where everyone can share their passions and encourage each other to keep those creative juices flowing.

Are you sold yet?

It is a great way to connect with local creatives and network.

So get your ass out to the next event. Support your locals. Build that creative community…

and check out some photos from the wonderful evening!

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We made suede tassel keychains. So rad.

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Our Little Revival Lady, Hannah Alford, with David Ewing, founder of The Krewe.

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We got a great pic of Amanda DeLeon (middle), local fashion designer, and Justin Shiels (left) founder of InvadeNOLA.

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We had such a good time. See you next month!

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Thanks to Kaylynn Marie Photography for the photos,  Smallchalk for the great chalkboards and Gold House Paper + Press for providing guests with a take-home-treat!

All photos here.

Back to School 2013

Freaks and Geeks

It may be time to hit the books, but all we see is TV!!!

For this coming season we’re all about taking inspiration from 80’s and 90’s movies and shows like Freaks and Geeks and 90210.

Denim, button-ups, and 90s grunge florals are all up in our brain here at Revival.  Why ditch your denim cut-offs since summer’s almost over? Just pair them with some leggings and your boyfriend’s letterman jacket.  We’ve got the goods to keep you going steady all semester.  You’ll be homecoming queen in no time, baby.

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The Breakfast Club

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