Revolve Awards 2018 Highlights

What happens in Vegas will live on Snapchat/Instagram Stories forever! If you’re at a Revolve party, that is.

On November 9th, I was so excited to attend the 2018 Revolve Awards with my best friend and business partner – the super talented celebrity fashion designer Michael Costello! You many have heard of his name as the genius behind some of the most iconic looks for stars like Beyonce, JLo, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and so much more.

(XiXi Yang Arriving to the 2018 Revolve Awards wearing Michael Costello x Revolve, shoes by Jhenya.)

Michael has a collaboration with Revolve where he offers ready-to-wear gowns at an affordable price! The Michael Costello x Revolve collaboration has been such a huge success that the team has trouble keeping items in stock on the website!

When we first arrived to Vegas on Friday night, we were greeted by some of the friendliest staff members of the Palm’s Casino hotel. This was my first time staying at the Palm’s and I was blown away by how gorgeous the fantasy suites are! Did you know that Revolve is taking over a store at the hotel and there is an official “Revolve Suite”? Take a look!

(The Revolve Suite at the Palms Casino Resort)

My day started bright and early the next morning. I called upon Michael’s friend (and my new friend) celebrity makeup artist David Day to do my makeup and E’Ma for hair! I wanted smokey, bronzy goddess and David did such an incredible job making every inch of my body glow! This was our final look before I stepped out to the red carpet.

(XiXi Yang at the Palms Casino Resort. Makeup by David Day, hair by E’Ma)

Red carpets are always a bit nerve-wrecking because there are photographers everywhere, shouting at you and shooting at you from all angles. Thankfully, I had my best friend there to help calm my nerves!

After the photo ops, we were ushered inside to take our seats for the show. The host of the night – Terrance J – opened with a bang as he gave a huge shout-out to all the “Instagram boyfriends” sitting in the audience, supporting their girlfriend’s careers! I couldn’t stop laughing because it’s totally true! Some of the most popular influencers in the world have turned their hobby into a family business and have enlisted the full-time help of their S.O.! Keeping it in the family!

“Woman of the Year” Winner Emily Ratajkowski gave a powerful speech about how exciting of a time it is now to be a woman. Hair legend Jen Atkin joked of how she thought her win for “Mogul of the Year” was actually “Model of the Year”!

Actress-turned-Youtube-superstar Shay Mitchell won “Youtube Channel of the Year”. This was such a big moment because as someone who has been interviewing Shay since the first season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars”, it’s incredible to see how she has utilized social media to further her influence in showbiz! She is absolutely killing the game by creating Grade A content. If you haven’t checked out an episode of “Shaycation”, you are totally missing out!

(XiXi Yang with Shay Mitchell)

I also bumped into Olivia Culpo, who won “Best Collab of the Year” for her Marled by United Clothing x Olivia Culpo collection! She is a stunner!

(XiXi Yang with Olivia Culpo)

Revolve Awards is so innovative because it is the first fashion-driven award show to honor influencers/bloggers. The sisterhood amongst some of the world’s top curators sitting in the room is incredible. Everyone was so supportive of each other. With bonds as tight as family and work ethic as relentless as Jeff Bezo’s, it’s easy to see why Revolve and each of the influencers within the brand is dominating the digital space!

Congratulations to Michael Mente, Mike Karanikolas, Mitch Moseley, Raissa Gerona, and the rest of the Revolve team for such a successful event! I am truly proud of you all!


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