Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Hey Kids! After a year and a half, Mad Men is returning to television with a two hour premier of Season 5 on SUNDAY, March 25. We are 'mad' excited, so lets watch it together at a Mad Men viewing party!
When: Sunday, March 25th
Time: 7:30 PM (the show starts at 8 PM)
Who: Revival, Artifacts, and YOU, please
Friday, March 16, 2012
Hometown: Born in Toronto, grade school in Kansas City, high school in Cedar Rapids
Interests when not Shopgirling: Crosswords, watching documentaries/ reality tv, cooking...
Favorite Designer/Brand: Issey Miyake, BCBG Max Azria, Theory, French Connection
Favorite Fabric: Silk & Cashmere, of course.
Spirit Animal: A Swan-I was told that once.
Song/Band Currently Stuck in Your Head: Wes Montgomery - "The Whitest Boy Alive"
Signature Accessory: My Sperry duck bdoots. So comfortable.
Favorite TV Show: Portlandia, 30 Rock, Sherlock on BBC America
Favorite Drink/Cocktail: Bloody Mary with lots of extras. The best in town is at the Deadwood.
What do you Love About Iowa City: Friendly people, good food, change of seasons
Dogs or Cats: Both, but have two cats.
Revival's famous store cats, George & Roger, who modeled for the cat print on our Revival t-shirts and totes. Come and see them sometime, they would be happy to give out a pawtograph. Look for a Shopcat survey on these two dolls very soon!
Current Beauty Product Obsession: Tiger Balm –mint, so soothing! Thymes Sugar Scrub
How would you describe your style? Simple, lots of layering, neutrals, clean lines, geometric patterns
Thursday, March 15, 2012
It is a balmy, 82 degree day here in Iowa City. At the store our jackets seem silly, our black tights and boots a bit of a joke. The thought of this summer's Saltwater Sandals is truly making us drool. Which is convenient because they are on their way to Revival!! Can't wait...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thanks so much to the Iowa City Press-Citizen for this great article about the impending launch!! In the words of Revival owner Sheila Davisson, “The site is really meant to feel like an extension of our store.” Stayed tuned here and on Facebook for more updates!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We have been busy little Shopgirl bees at Revival lately. In addition to fantastic new Spring items and resellin' like nobodies business (seriously, we have so much good stuff right now), we have been working and working to make everything you love about Revival available online! That is correct, in the next few weeks Revival will be launching an online store! Just point, click, pay and we will ship you adorable things anywhere in the US!
All you ladies who must leave Iowa City can now take your favorite boutique with you! We will be offering new clothing and accessories, selected vintage, and locally made items, just like the Revival you know and love!
Putting together ridiculously cute outfits that you can purchase anywhere!
We are excited! More updates to come.
Shopgirl Sam is always a fan of the clean and classic. When quizzed on her new favorite Spring items, these fantastic pendants from one of our favorite brands, Ornamental Things, were her instant choice! Perfect for any gal who loves the classics but appreciates a vintage twist. Prices are $46-$52.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Style Icon: My Grandma Blanche.
I don't have a picture of my grandma here, which is unfortunate, because she was gorgeous back in her day. She had deep red curls and was always dressed really well---- a very classic, classy lady. She would wear maybe a black cashmere cardigan with some pearls and nice pants (you know, the 50's style). She would also be a bit daring at times; for example, wearing a backless dress to my dad's second wedding. Perfect rain boots and rain coats and umbrellas...bright pink lipstick (like what's hot right now :-).
(***author's note: we love Sam's description of her Grandma Blanche, and are also bummed there is no pic of this chic lady!)
Favorite Color: Navy Blue
Spirit Animal: Swan
Signature Accessory: My gold wedding ring
What do you Love About Iowa City: Strong community and music scene, and the amount of unique local businesses.
Dogs or Cats: Cats
Favorite TV Show: Portlandia & Storage Wars
Favorite Drink/Cocktail: A nice-tasting ale or red wine (also nice-tasting). I think Bell's Two Hearted Ale is good.
Current Beauty Product Obsession: Sunleaf Naturals Clarysage & Lavender Shampoo and body bar
How would you describe your style? Simple? No...classic.