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The STITCH: Style Week OC with Active + TOMS

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In honor of Style Week OC, our good friends at TOMS hosted a Style Your Sole event at our Irvine Spectrum store a few weeks ago. Their creative team brought out their best artists to decorate and style our shopper’s “souls.” There was a DJ on hand, a photo booth, not to mention TOMS cupcakes! The night was filled with fun, friends, and music!  A great way to spend a Friday night.  Check out some of the photos below.  More photos to come from the event, and our Photobooth!

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One of our favorite TOMS artists!
One of our favorite TOMS artists!

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Where it all begins...
Where it all begins...
It wouldn't be an Active event without cupcakes!
It wouldn't be an Active event without cupcakes!

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Our women's buyer, Brandi.
Our women's buyer, Brandi.
The TOMS team!
The TOMS team!
Toms artist, Dino, and a happy customer!
Toms artist, Dino, and a happy customer!

Until next time!!
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The STITCH: Billabong Ladies Shop Night

Last Thursday, the girls over at Billabong invited us to their annual shop night where we had the chance to preview their upcoming Fall/Winter collections, snack on tasty treats, and hang out with the rad women of Billabong.

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These were some of my personal favorites, and can be seen in Billabong’s “Designers Closet” collection. Versatile party dresses, trendy coats, and of course a surf/skate feel that is true to Billabong’s roots, are very apparent in their collections for Fall and Holiday.

Here are some of my personal favorites from Billabong's "Designers Closet"
Here are some of my personal favorites from Billabong's "Designers Closet"

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The creative team at Billabong put together an awesome camp themed display complete with vintage boots, great printed blankets, and musical instruments perfect for any camping adventure, not to mention key pieces from their upcoming line. I am so excited for this product to land in stores!! Be sure to stop by Active to stock up on Fall fashions for 2012!!

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The STITCH: Summer Essentials

The sun is coming out and school is almost over which can only mean one thing; SUMMER! If your closet is filled with old winter clothes don’t fret, Active has you covered. There are so many different pieces that cater to any Active Girl’s unique style.

This summer try out some bright colors. My favorite summer color this year is good ole’ green. It makes a statement and is easily paired with anything white, denim or black. I’ve already picked up some summer essentials and you can too! Visit your local Active and check out these awesome fashion pieces!

Till Then!

-KR

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Klique B- Ripped Short in White and Jade / Klique B- Cuffed Short in Dark Indigo

Double Zero- Rodeo Tank in Green / Nine Bird-Denim Crop Top in Denim

Timing- Textured Tank in Ivory / Timing-Watermelon Tank in Green

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The STITCH: Fashion Inspiration

Fashion is everywhere I go.  I am constantly inspired by the people, and trends, and styles I come across. I attend Cal State Fullerton (Go Titans!) and it’s amazing how many different styles I see walking the campus. The other day, before heading to class, I stopped and talked to two lovely ladies with style all their own. Check out what inspires these girls!

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Deanna Hampton

Inspiration: bums, grandparents, and Lucille Ball

Style: Comfy, Vintage, Thrifty

Fashion Must Haves: Boy T-shirts

“Active has cool different types of t-shirts that have awesome graphics.”

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Cassandra Ontiveros

Inspiration: Online websites and blogs

Style: Simple, Dark, Funky

Fashion Must Haves: High waisted Levi shorts, black sweaters, white tanks.

“Active has a great collection of Obey product and TOMS Shoes. They also have a good variety of men’s t-shirts that I love to cut into my own.”

These ladies definitely represent the “Active girl” and it just shows that Active has something for everyone. Stop into the Active store nearest you and check out all of the new Spring styles.

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The STITCH: Spring Trend – Cute Collars!

Everywhere I look I am seeing cute blouses with cute collars! This trend has definitely caught my eye, and I am so excited on all of the great pieces coming in to  Active!  There are styles that fit this trend perfectly, and I have found the best accessory to pair them with; necklaces! When wearing a top with a collar, try buttoning it up all the way and adding a short necklace to emphasize the detail. I have some great old vintage necklaces that I love to pair with these tops for a fashion forward style. Try adding in your own flare, and show your individual fashion style by mixing and matching any great short necklace with collared blouses.  Stop by Active and check out what we have in stock!

The Timing Polka Rider in coral, my personal favorite!
The Timing Polka Rider in coral, my personal favorite!
The Timing Red Rose tank
The Timing Red Rose tank
The Timing Polka Rider in white
The Timing Polka Rider in white
Polka Rider in coral and white
Polka Rider in coral and white
The Timing red Rose Tank in black
The Timing red Rose Tank in black
The Timing Hi Polka Top in blue/white
The Timing Hi Polka Top in blue/white
Toska Candy Stripe Tank in navy, red, and black
Toska Candy Stripe Tank in navy, red, and black

The STITCH: Must Have Colors for Spring!

This Spring we have some great trends, and more importantly, great colors to look forward to!  Get ready for blues, yellows, and peaches this season.  I don’t know about you, but I am ready to kick my heavy jackets and pants to the curb and trade them in for some fun shorts and fashionable dresses. I have some personal favorites below – almost all of them are already in my closet!  Stop in to Active now to stock up for spring with new arrivals from brands like BillabongVolcom, and O’neill!

Get ready for the sunshine!!

Both Volcom pieces: Not So Classic Tank paired with the Frochikie Laced Short
Both Volcom pieces: Not So Classic Tank paired with the Frochikie Laced Short

Volcom tank & short paired with the Billabong Sweetness Hoodie
Volcom tank & short paired with the Billabong Sweetness Hoodie

The Billabong Sugar Shacked Tank. Great back detail as well, totally loving!
The Billabong Sugar Shacked Tank. Great back detail as well, totally loving!
The O'neill Nautical Mile Dress
The O'neill Nautical Mile Dress

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The STITCH: Agenda 2012 Wrap UP

Last week I had the chance to join our women’s buyer, Brandi, at the 2012 Agenda Tradeshow in Long Beach. The show is home to some of the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industry, with garage-run brands to well-established house hold names. Brandi and I checked out Summer/Fall 2012 lines, as well as Holiday 2012 lines from some of our favorite brands. The art and creativity was flowing throughout the show and it was great to see where all of the great products get their inspiration!
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The first stop for Brandi and I was meeting up with the trend setters at the Insight booth. Fall and Holiday 2012 is sure to bring more dresses, lots of prints, and velvet!
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Next on the schedule was Stussy. They were sure to deliver, like always! New fits for their perfect tees, creative graphics, and pops of color were what we saw for their Summer/Fall 2012 line.
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The last stop of the day was with the ladies at Quicksilver . The bohemian and stylish feel of the brand was very apparent in the set up of their booth. Incorporating flower pots, linen curtains streamed around the walls, and vintage mirrors added decorative touches to their space. Summer and Fall 2012 at Quicksilver will have more long dresses, plus lots of deep purples and auburns in everything from pants to shorts.
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The Summer, Fall, and Holiday seasons for 2012 will be filled with cute dresses with back cut outs and details, bell bottom denims and printed pants, and Purple, fig, and auburn oranges will be the colors to watch out for!

The day was a hit and you can be sure that Active Ride Shop has some great things coming this year!

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The STITCH: Music Meets Fashion – Little Dragon

After hearing Little Dragon‘s newest album, Ritual Union, a couple months ago I can’t stop listening to them. Little Dragon is a Swedish electronic band with music so brilliantly catchy, every song leaves me wanting more. Last week I saw them perform at the Avalon in Los Angeles, and it was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. While the music was great live, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by lead singer, Yukimi Nagano’s style! She has a unique look about her; she’s quirky & eccentric, yet trendy & fashionable. This type of style is hard to pull off but Yukimi does it perfectly!

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Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

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The STITCH: Women’s Fashion – Employee Favorites

“The Active Girl” is a confident woman who loves all things fashion!  She loves to explore new trends and adds to her unique style by constantly mixing pieces.  She finds inspiration anywhere; from magazines to shopping at Active.  Every single one of the ladies who work at Active embody what it means to be an “Active Girl.”

Meet four of the lovely women who help keep Active Chino Hills running smoothly.  These four girls have their own unmatched styles that make them effortlessly cool.  Each one has an eye for fashion, and all agree that the women’s clothes at Active fit perfectly with their styles.
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Lauren Cardenas

Age: 19

Years at Active: 1Year

Style: Boho, Urban Casual, Native

Must Haves: Baggy cardigans, combat boots, skinny jeans, and a good belt

“Active is always coming out with the latest styles, [their pieces] keep my wardrobe comfortable, cozy and cool.”

*Lauren is wearing the Caged Knit Poncho by TOKSA in rust

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Carolynn Cooke

Age: 17

Years at Active: 1 Year

Style: Eclectic, Comfortable, Natural

Must Haves: All about the shoes, baggy white tee’s, and Active socks

“Active influences my style on the daily because they come out with styles that I can easily dress up or keep simple”

*Carolynn is wearing the Jackpot Cardigan by Timing in mustard and the Vishnu T-shirt by RVCA in cream

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Lauren Sibus

Age: 21

Years at Active: 3 Years

Style: Polishesd, Casual, Preppy

Must Haves: “My brown Borne worn leather boots, my gold and silver Burberry watches, and skinny jeans”

“Active offers quality affordable clothing. I have clothes from here since when I first started, and they all still look like new! Rachel (below) and I also love to buy men’s clothing from Active and modify them to fit our personal styles.”

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Rachel Bancroft

Age: 20

Years at Active: 1 Year

Must Haves: Boots, black skinny jeans, and rings

Style: Creative, Bohemian, Vintage

“Active carries a lot of classic pieces that I can mix and match into my own personal style.”

All four ladies represent different styles that are inspired by the fashion around them. For your own inspiration fix be sure to stop by Active; all of our ladies would love to help you shop!

TIll then!

-KR

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Rook. The Age Of A New Breed.

Rook is pretty new brand that is quickly building momentum in the underground/streetwear/lifestyle scene. They believe in the underdogs of the industry, the young entrepreneur and more importantly, they believe in themselves.

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing this brand everywhere in the next few years… Rook is definitely the age of a new breed.

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shop all Rook here:

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