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

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

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xoxo

A