Monday, September 15, 2014

Xtabay Exclusives!

Xtabay Original Audrey Suit inspired by Pierre Balmain suit from the 1960s.
 The Audrey suit. Available also in black, in small, med, and large.

The perfect 50's style wedding dress inspired by an original- available in a range of sizes. 

Inspired by a 1960s Jaques Heim design, this heavy silk charmeuse low back cocktail sheath is the perfect mix of sexy and sophisticated. Also available in black. So chic!

1950s style rose gold embroidered organza dress with antique pearl sash. 

This sexy ivory wiggle dress with key-hole back and jacket. Available in black and ivory.

1960s inspired silk chiffon polka dot cocktail dress. Available in a range of sizes. 

Recently Xtabay has started producing it's own line of dresses based off some of our favorite designs. 

Major bonus factor: They come in a variety of sizes.

Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Why Don't You ….buy yourself a new dress this fall?

The fall collection has been trickling in and boy do we have some beauties for you this month! Stop by the shop this week and see all the glorious new arrivals. 

I just watched the documentary "The Eye Must Travel" about  Diana Vreeland for the 3rd time. If you haven't seen it I highly suggest it.  She is such an inspiration. I especially love the Why Don't You…? column she used to write for Harper's Bazaar in the 1930's. It's chock full of zany yet fabulous ideas, so much fun!

Friday, August 29, 2014

40% off SALE this weekend!

This Saturday (that's tomorrow) we are having a storewide clearance sale in order to make room for our fall collection. All vintage clothing, shoes and accessories will be a whopping 40% off! 
Here are just a few of the lovely items we have that will be on sale...

So please join us tomorrow from 11-6pm as we celebrate Labor Day the Xtabay way~ with champagne and shopping! 

Sale excludes bridal items and consignment pieces. Etsy shoppers use code Xtabaysale40 for discount at checkout. Sale ends tomorrow at 6pm. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Xtabay Goes To The Prom

Annie at her Westview High School prom in her 1950s blue satin and tulle prom dress from Xtabay.
Annie and her date looking adorable for prom. 
Alexandra trying on her future prom dress….
and there she is on the big night looking absolutely gorgeous.  Alexandra reminds me of young Gina Lollobrigida in this dress. Stunning! 

Claire trying on her future prom dress at Xtabay, Claire is from Michigan and was visiting Portland when she discovered our shop.
Claire's hair and make-up were pure old Hollywood glam~ she looks like a movie star!

Claire and her date on prom night. They are so cute I can hardly stand it. 

Jaclyn in her Xtabay prom dress primping in a vintage barber shop before the prom.

Jaclyn looks so beautiful in her 1960s beaded iridescent red and black silk evening gown- absolutely timeless and elegant. 

Helen wears a 1940's beaded evening gown for her Cleveland High School prom-~ The dress, the hair, the CAR and the shoes make this picture one to go down in history. These two seriously rocked. 

Send us your prom pics! We love sharing them with our fans and customers.  There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing our dresses in action! Thanks so much to Annie, Alexandra, Claire, Jaclyn and Helen for sharing with us. You all look fabulous!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

American Beauty: our summer look book at Portland Rose Garden

 I'd been holding onto a few fabulous vintage rose print dresses for a while waiting for the perfect opportunity to show them off. Then it dawned on me- I live in the city of roses! Portland is home to the  world renowned international test garden for roses for goodness sake! Why not feature these vintage rose print dresses in their natural habitat? So I called my favorite Xtabay model Jade and the rest is history.

Thanks to Cory Burnsed and Jade Sheldon-Burnsed of the blog Endlessly Enraptured for modeling, photographing and styling the shoot. Shot on location at the Washington Park International Test Garden in Portland, OR. You two are brilliant and create beautiful art everywhere you go!

All clothing, shoes and accessories were provided by Xtabay. Thanks for looking.