by Rowena at Revival October 02, 2013
Inspired by our favourite leading ladies of yesteryear; Jean Harlow, Katherine Hepburn, Carole Lombard and many more. We channeled their suave sophistication, their attitude and confidence, their style and magnetism into a series of looks for day or night.
Those silver screen starlets appeared stylish even in pyjamas! I love how vintage style clothing makes me feel well put together even when I'm just hanging out with friends. As the days get shorter and it gets colder outside I enjoy simple mix and match separates for that well dressed yet comfortable outfit.
Left:Fab 40s Cardigan – Black Trouser – Grey salt and pepper
The Parkview Shoe – Red Purple
The Maggie Shoe – Black and White
Revival Retro offers a large range of vintage style clothing, shoes and accessories for Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. We can help you put together a fabulous outfit, find a pretty dress or choose a flattering style of trouser. Whatever you need we are here to help.
You don’t need an excuse to look good and feel great. Time and again we hear our customers say they feel fabulous, transformed, empowered, confident, classy wearing timeless classics inspired by our favourite women from the golden age of Hollywood.
The Raileen Dress – Forest Green
Those style icons from the 1930s and 1940s always seemed to wear the most beautiful dresses which always seemed to fit like a glove. That's why our collection is curated to feature best quality fabrics, design that flatters women's figures and attention to detail that really makes something special. For autumn we also look closely at texture and colour; a soft jaquard for a dress or a beautiful lace trim, a fabulous statement colourful shoe. Thoughtful details that are remarkable...
Many of the items you see pictured here are classic favourites so we continue to offer these popular itens in new colours and fabrics every Autumn. Other items are limited exclusives for a specific season but although this lookbook was shot in 2013 the styles depicted represent an aesthetic that you will find consistently at our retro boutique. It acts a a point of inspiration so please shop our current range and find your favourites. We are sure there will be many!
Photographer: Tory Smith
Dresses & Accessories: Revival Retro
Photo Assistant: Sarah Lloyd
Hair Stylist: KT Gallagher & Sally Miura
MUA: Sally Miura, Lucy Pearson
Model: Alexandra Metaxa, Rachel Marquez, Maria Askew
With special thanks to our venue Hoxley and Porter, Upper Street, Islington, London N1. Go drink and eat in their fabulous bar, it’s amazing!
The owner and founder of Revival Retro. Rowena is exacting in her choices and a perfectionist. Her recommendations come from the heart and she has a great eye for detail. You can trust Rowena to nail it perfectly and she won't settle for less.
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The Revival Retro Boutique
30 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JL (Goodge Street, Tube)