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A classic staple almost every person, being boy or girl, undeniably has hanging in his or her closet. The archetypal button down shirt is the perfect answer to those uninspiring days where you unquestionably despise everything in your closet. It eases those I-don’t-know-what-to-wear dilemmas we are all too familiar with. Today’s button down serves as the perfect notion of utterly conventional dressing that ironically strikes a chord with the fashionable community. Whether oversized, lightweight, or crisply structured, we all have our own favorite button down we swear by.

 

 

 

 

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Think chic not showy with this summers big bling trend. Whether you’re opting for glamorous style or a sportier look, throw on some multi-layered sequins or a crystalized clutch for the perfect bedazzled look. Be daring and don’t be afraid to embellish your outfit with a few glitzy yet elegant pieces to help make your look your own.



 

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Trying to stick to a budget? We all understand how hard it is to stay fiscally responsible about your fashion when you’re constantly distracted by the latest trends. Work on extending your wardrobe by styling chic basics, like our Palma romper in new and different ways. No matter where you are this summer, remix your favorite pieces by pairing it with the perfect accessories.

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Modern design is a trend these days especially for those people whose main focus is the function of their home. Inspired by the images above, we fallen head over heals over the look of a clutter free home completely void of all those unuseful knick knacks. If you’re aiming to turn your home into a relaxing space, this minimalistic white trend with hints of green foliage is a sure way to leave your home looking light and calm.

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Jewelry designer Gaia Repossi opened the doors of her trendy Paris apartment for Vogue Russia. Currently the creative director of her family’s Paris-based luxury brand, Gaia lives in a two-room flat in the city’s 8th arrondissement. Decorated in an elegant but modern finish, the flat features high-ceilings, light filled rooms and is dotted with contemporary art and coffee table books.

Wondering how to wear the head turning pieces from our Pre-Fall 2014 collection? Stay dressed in enviable style by mixing in stellar basics with your favorite ALEXIS pieces. Take note from these four creative, yet simple outfits and continuously stay on trend this season.

 

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Signed with major agencies and booking the major jobs, here is another round up of new faces to keep yourself familiar with.

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It only makes sense the editor and creator of Man Repeller, Leandra Medine’s new office space is just as chic as she is. An urban retreat that evokes a sense of calm, her main focus was on clean and minimal details. “I’d seen an image of a white room with rustic wood floors and a ladder positioned somewhere that didn’t lead anywhere. It made me laugh/feel comfortable so I wanted to approximate that vibe,” says Medine. A fresh retreat, Medine’s Soho office is perfect for getting down to business.

 

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In love with Wylie Hays in the Youth Issue of The Wild Magazine. Photographed by the always-amazing Chantelle Dosser and styled by Natalie Yuskel, the “When We Were Young”editorial is fantastically eerie. Always looking forward to what new editorial Hays will make an appearance in next, keep up the good work girl!

Crushing hard on Rihanna’s new editorial for Vogue Brazils’ May issue. From the styling to the editing, we just can’t get enough.

 

 

 

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Bio from models.com/newfaces

Originally spotted six years ago by agency owner Cherylann Stephens, Binx held onto Cherylann’s card and called the agency three years later – and has been in development since. Growing up in Hawaii and Tennessee, and a graduate of performing arts school, Binx is an avid skateboarder as well as an accomplished performer of African dance and hip hop. Having just had a dramatic makeover, which amplifies her incredible profile and elegant features, Binx is now starting to work full time. She’s already won over Nashville’s fashion crowd with her winning personality and striking looks, so Binx is more ready than ever for the big leagues.

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Fall fashion week has come and gone but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped drooling over all the amazing trends designers poured out onto the runways. From out of this world color combinations to down to earth knitwear, this season had a taste of everything. Above are our favorites from all of Fall’s noteworthy trends. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce the release of our spotlight feature on the unrivaled virtual boutique, Revolveclothing.com.  Here, you’ll find video’s from our latest campaign, options to shop the most coveted styles from our Spring Summer collection and details on our head designers, Alexis and Ana Barbara. Above is a small preview of the mother-daughter duo’s vacation hot spots and preferred pieces they’d wear at each stop. If you haven’t already checked it out, what are you waiting for!

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 Season after season the arm party continues to reign. It’s clear dressing your limbs has never been more fashionable- some even call it a form of art. It’s the creative process of stacking, layering and displaying jewelry on your fingers and wrists that make the most basic ensemble brilliant. When considering how much attention is placed on the wrist and arm these days, it makes sense that people are stacking everything they own up to their forearms. A fad born in the streets, this over-accessorizing phenomenon has feigned prosperity and permeated fashion scenes around the world. We suggest if you haven’t jumped on board yet, it’s definitely time to give it a try!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is busy when you’re a mom and a designer, but that doesn’t mean Alexis Barbara doesn’t find time to style her own designs. This week she keeps our Olivier skirt classic and simple by pairing the hi-low with our Gavan leather jacket, Fendi mules and a Chanel purse.

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Headwear is quickly evolving beyond the classic baseball cap. Once considered inappropriate for most occasions, hats seem to have taken a sharp turn. Though we still love the casual- cool look of a baseball cap and tee, these street stylers show us just how chic and pulled together a hat can look.

Finding a basic, well fitting top isn’t as simple as it seems. Any one who has experienced the headache of looking for a perfect style knows just how difficult it can be. We’ve done the hard work for you- so stop wasting all that time! Check out these three basic tops from our SS14 collection, a solid match for any outfit.

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No matter what the season is we’re constantly looking for outfit ideas to wear with our favorite denim pieces. Whether it’s a pair of boyfriend jeans, denim cutoffs or a roughed up jacket, there is no better staple for your everyday outfit. Once considered unsuitable and inappropriate, ripped jeans have quickly become prevalent amongst the fashion community. Stray from the super-sloppy look and keep your outfit pulled together by paring your denim with basic staples such as a feminine jacket or silk blouse.

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Where have all the eyebrows gone? We’re not really sure and frankly we aren’t that interested in finding out. Whether they’ve been bleached to oblivion or completely shaved off, this new trend has cropped up fashion innovators around the globe. The “browless” look first arose last fall on runways and models like Lara Stone and is now reflected in magazines and designer advertisements. “Everything is possible right now, and that’s a great way to look at this moment,” says Sarah Brown, the beauty editor of Vogue. Not everyone is as open-minded on sacrificing their eyebrows but if you’re interested in shaking things up, maybe this cutting-edge look is for you. On the right face there is no denying its chic attraction but we kindly request to please proceed with caution.

 

 

 

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Drop everything and get familiar with these three influential bloggers with year round perfect style. Calling her multi talented is an understatement, Australian based blogger; Margaret Zhang from Shine by Three is not only a fashion blogger, but also stylist, photographer and contributor to Harpers Bazaar Australia-all while finishing law school! She’s a pro at tackling the trickiest trends and has become a street style mogul. Another favorite but not so typical style blogger, Jayne Minn from Stop It Right Now, describes herself as “a tomboy who finally discovered she is a women.”  Her blog focuses on current trends and her casual-cool way of taking classic silhouettes and making them her own. We end with one of fashions biggest presence in the blogging world, Vanessa Hong from The Haute Pursuit. A queen of structured minimalism, her undeniable love of leather and basics keeps her style cool and always has us wanting more.

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If there’s leather involved, we almost always prefer it perforated. Offering an alternative to your daily routine of pants, our Alani leather shorts are a perfect compliment to your daytime outfit. Keep your style edgy and cool by matching these bad boys with black  sneakers and our Gavan leather jacket. Who wears short shorts? We do, as long as they’re leather.

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Who said comfort can’t be chic? The luxe-sport trend has been evolving over the past few years and is officially dubbed as Summers major trend. We love the idea of combining sporty pieces, like sneakers or a leather cap, with our more fashionable items. This beautiful marriage between comfort and style is heating up our fashion radar! Mix up our Dane tee and Davis shorts with your favorite sneakers and face cap for the perfect sporty-chic look.

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 With love in the air and Valentines day around the corner, it’s time to vamp things up a bit. Whether you’re single or not, now is the time to splurge and get yourself into something seductive and special. Treat yourself this holiday with these adorable and delicate bralettes!

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Today, words like supermodel and iconic are thrown around so often that they’ve began to lose the powerful meaning they once held. But let’s face it, what words are more appropriate for the worlds most sought after woman and memorable model? None.

In honor of the Boss’ birthday we’ve selected our top five favorite magazine covers and editorials graced by the queen herself. Some thing just really do get better with age.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE!

 

 


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Minimalism and simplicity have been an obvious favorite this season, both on and off the runway. Muted colors like ivories and whites are dominating today’s fashion trends and are definitely here to stay. Effortless and subtly beautiful, our Everly dress is a breath of fresh air. No matter where you are you’ll be sure to turn heads in this open back beauty.

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Bold without being overly dramatic, spring’s white on white trend is the color of choice.  Detox from your noisy closet and sport our figure flattering Jalyn romper with white knee high boots for a top to toe mod outfit.

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It’s doubtful anyone could close the end of a year in a more astounding way than the Queen B herself. With the release of Beyonce’s self titled album, came a whirlwind of excitement and appreciation for the superstar singer. As most events related to Beyonce are, the screening of her visual album could not have been a more heart-stopping moment and a perfect compliment to the edge and vibe of her private event, guests were greeted by numerous women adorned in our very own Marisol dress. We’ve come to the final conclusion that not only does she know how to host an impeccable event, but a stylish one at that.

“Own your imperfections and all the things that make you interesting.”

-Beyonce

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We don’t see skinny jeans or straight leg trousers leaving the fashion scene anytime soon. If you’re looking for a nice alternative to your everyday pant, our Querelle wide-leg silhouette is a fashionable option for dressing up any outfit. This simple and slimming style works for all body types and is easy to wear during both day and night.

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We’ll take any excuse to wear sparkly makeup, and what better time to do so than during the holiday season. Take a cue from 2013′s past runway shows and leave your classic makeup routine behind. Pursue your makeup by using these quirky images as a bold inspiration!


 

 

 2013 was defined by its undeniable fascination with sneakers. The trend first ignited with the release of Isabel Marant’s Beket sneaker wedge and quickly transitioned into the Nike Free Run’s. As the year comes to an end we see again the rise of yet another sneaker, the skateboard inspired Celine slip on. Though this silhouette was first popularized in the 90′s by grunge lovers and skateboarders alike, it has now been wildly adopted by todays couture crowd. 

 

Being that we’re right smack in the middle of Holiday season, it’s fair to say adding a bit of blitz to your outfit is universally acceptable. This lux and wintry combiniation has captivated us all with its opulence and eye catching richness. Try mixing metallics into a head to toe black outfit for a refined, chic look.

 

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One piece wonders are stepping out and ruling the streets. Give that overused cocktail dress a rest and opt for a more alternative look with an attention grabbing jumpsuit. Bring out your bold side and show off your finite fashionista credentials in the sultry Clover jumpsuit.

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“It’s hard for photographers to talk about their pictures. You just want to live them.” says Bruce Weber. Each editorial or campaign shot by Weber has been stamped in our minds as iconic. With brand names like Calvin Klein, Vogue, and Abercrombie & Fitch under his belt, he shows us his eclectic style and how he’s managed to catapult himself into a national spotlight. You can find the majority of his work in limited edition print books and established international magazines around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

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Everyone knows girls true best friend will always be her accessories. As Fall fashion begins its annual rise, we found it best to round up Autumn’s trending essentials to help get you through fashions favorite season. From makeup, to shoes, to bags and jewelry, we’ve just about summed up what everything you should be sporting this month.

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Being constantly surrounded by fashion, it’s no surprise Alexis’ daughters, Mikaela and Colette picked up a thing or two from their expert mother. Through these five outfits Alexis shows us that it’s never too early to be fashion forward.

 

A classic silhouette gets an original spin when fresh fabrics and modern cuts are put to play. So forget your over-played leather jacket and stay cool in our razor cut Elian jacket!

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It seems like not a second goes by where we’re not doubled over, gazing desperately into our phones. It’s no surprise we’re attached to our smartphones but with street style photographers crowding the streets like paparazzi, we see just how strong our addiction really is.

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