Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Shop Update: Inspired By Venice

1950's olive green polished cotton skirt and top set paired with 1940's grape cluster necklace.

View from my hotel room window at The Pensione Accademia in Venice, Italy. 

1960's Autumn sun sequined cocktail dress from Nicolas Ungar. Available in our Etsy shop.

1950's plaid skirt paired with 50's wool boucle cardigan a vintage Miriam Haskell cameo necklace and Xtabay blouse. All items available in our Etsy shop.

View from inside the Doges Palace

Fall accessories currently available in the boutique.

Enjoying coffee and cicchetti at Osteria Al Squero. 

Vintage 1970s metallic gauze dress (available in our Etsy shop) and vintage Giorgio Sant Angelo wool knit coat (sold).

Inside The Florian cafe, opened in 1720 in Palazzo San Marco. 

1950's sequined cotton border print skirt. Waist 25".
Early 1960's Illusion lace cocktail dress. Waist 26".
1950's cotton dress by Miami Guild with lace up back. Waist 25".
1930's wool gabardine tilt hat. 

1950's floral party dress, sold.

1940's femme fatale rayon dress with fringe, waist 32".
The Bridge Of Sighs. 

1940's blouse by Dorothy O'Hara. 
Feeding the pigeons in San Marco square.

I recently visited Venice and fell in love. The light, the colors, the food, the art…there is no other place in the world like it. I'm already trying to figure out how to go back:)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bridal Salon Update


Congratulations to Xtabay Bride Kayla who wore a stunning 1950's lace and accordion pleated tulle gown on her big day. Isn't she gorgeous?! 

A nice little collection of 1950's tea length wedding dresses arrived in the shop this week. If you've had your heart set on this style of vintage wedding dress don't hesitate to make an appointment to try them on. It's rare that I find them in such pristine condition!  

Call the bridal salon at 503-234-7568 to schedule an appointment. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What To Wear To...

A wedding: I adore this early 1960's abstract watercolor silk chiffon dress with a fabulous straw hat and pistachio pumps. Dress available for purchase in our Etsy shop. Waist on dress 28". Hat sold. Shoes size 7.5.
The Derby: 1950's black silk cocktail dress by Lilli Diamond, a huge 50's velvet portrait hat and sexy 50's madras plaid pumps. (Dress sold)
Plaid pumps, size 8 B. 
The Red Carpet: Sensational 1950's black lace fishtail gown from Bullocks Wilshire. Coming soon to our Etsy shop. Waist 28".
A cocktail party: My favorite 50's blush lace dress with matching jacket, available in our Etsy shop with matching necklace and earrings and adorable late 40's leopard heels. Waist 26". Heels size 5B.

Your prom/winter formal/homecoming/birthday/black tie event/ etc….: Heart-stopping 1950's red tulle and lace formal gown by Will Steinman. Coming soon to our Etsy shop. Waist about 25".

Your daughter's wedding: Elegant 1960's beaded silk evening gown by Victoria Royal Ltd. Coming soon to our Etsy shop. Waist size 29".
Another wedding (because there are so many this year!)  Fabulous 1960's embroidered floral tulle rhinestone studded shift dress with matching silver clutch and 60s Geppetto sling backs. Dress available in our Etsy shop. Dress size 4-6.

The dog days of summer are upon us and things at the shop have been decidedly dull. We sensitive Portlanders are not used to such soaring temperatures. When the thermostat reaches the triple digits we tend to hide under rocks or head to the river. So what that really means is the good stuff at Xtabay is starting to pile up. I mean just look at the fantastic array of vintage treasures I just posted!
So I am humbly asking that you come down to our air-conditioned vintage oasis and try some of these lovelies on.  We love nothing more than dressing you up. Don't you have a wedding or something to go to?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Everything's Coming Up Peachy...

Exquisite 1920's beaded crinkle silk chiffon flapper dress with ostrich feather trim, sold. 

Beautiful pale peach silk velvet 1920's cocktail dress with rhinestone studs. Available in our Etsy shop. 

1920's silk burnout velvet floral cape-let with rosette neckline. Available in our etsy store. 

Xtabay Exclusive 1950's style gold embroidered organza wedding dress. Available in our Etsy shop and bridal salon.
Xtabay Exclusive Rose Waltz 1950's style wedding dress, available in our Etsy shop and bridal salon.

Sexy 1970's Italian knit 3pc set from Bloomingdales. Available in our Etsy shop.

Gorgeous oversized hand painted silk scarf from Paris. Made in the 1960s.

Handmade peach blush headpiece by Mignonne Handmade. Available in the bridal salon and at The English Dept. 

Sometimes everything starts showing up in the same color. Recently the shop has been infiltrated with shades of peach, ivory and rose gold. I'm not complaining, they look beautiful together. 

Our clearance sale cleared a lot of rack space so we will be restocking the shop all week with fresh merchandise. 
Stop in this week and see all the fabulous vintage finds we are putting out!