As owner of The Revival Outpost, a Magazine Street boutique dealing in vintage and vintage-inspired clothes, Christina Flannery brings her styling and photography skills front and center. Her shop's Facebook page is a succession of affordable, colorfully offbeat outfits she styles and photographs herself. Its website boasts original fashion photography that's both dreamlike and menacing, and Christina herself is living proof that every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.
How would you describe your style?
It's a mash-up of high streetwear and '90s grunge. I'm heavily influenced by vintage clothing and wear it in every aspect of my wardrobe. I love '60s bright neon prints, '70s free-spirited, loose, flowing clothing, and '90s hip-hop and grunge. I've never been much to stick to one category.
Who or what are your style icons?
The Fanning sisters, Isabel Lucas, Kate Bosworth, Atlanta de Cadenet and Rihanna.
What style blogs or magazines do you read?
What style blogs don't I read!? A few of my tops: Earth Age, Strange Ambition, The Drifter and the Gypsy, A Pair & A Spare, Fashezine, and of course, Style Rookie!
Tell us about The Revival Outpost and how it reflects/influences your style. Where does the name come from?
The Revival Outpost reflects my own personal closet. I am ever-changing and have the inability to stick to one style. In the store you will find new, indie and vintage (pieces). All of the items range from '40s-'90s vintage and influenced. I also have a warm spot for crafters and try to cater to my love by bringing on local artists. The name Revival came to me in two different aspects: one, reviving vintage clothing, but also my love for the Deep South and eerieness of church revivals. ( I may have been watching a bit too much True Blood at the time.)
What are some of your fashion tips?
Wear vintage! It's eco-friendly, and it's a lot cooler than shopping at large corporate companies who replicate vintage items.
Loud, bright prints are awesome! Stay up with belt trends and you will never lose. Gym shorts, baggy T-shirts and sweatpants are OK for the gym ONLY! Seriously though, you're not young forever, so wear short shorts, crop tops, and fitted clothing as much as possible!
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