Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Best Place In Portland To Buy A Party Dress...

Stunning 1950's black lace and tulle party dress with illusion bustline, sold.

Late 40's cotton piece bustier top and full circle skirt, one of my all time favorites! Waist 28", bust 34", 298.

Heidi models one of her favorite gowns in the store, late 30's crepe evening gown with flounced hem, size 2-4, 298.

Margot models of of her personal favorites, a late 60's floral lurex gown by Adele Simpson, 198.

Another of Margot's favorites, a silk 1920's fringed robe with embroidery. 248.

Darling 1940's jersey dress with built in vest, size 5-6, 198. 

Heidi is amazing at putting outfits together and has her won fabulous sense of style.

Dianne is our newest family member and rocks the cutest 60's dresses ever! 
Erin majored in costume design in college and is our seamstress extraordinaire, she is the woman behind the scenes that pretty much does everything:)

Joanne is our bridal specialist has a special way of putting brides at ease, she is prone to wearing the most  fantastic outfits and is an endless inspiration.

 Portland Monthly magazine recently published their best of Portland issue and guess who won best place to buy a party dress?!  We DID! Hoooray! Thank you Portland!! Thank YOU! (blowing kisses)

 This week I wanted feature my lovely staff.  The beautiful ladies of Xtabay, all of which are equipped with the special ability to turn any woman into a femme fatale in no time. I am so grateful to have them on board.

See anything you can't live without? Email us at xtabayerin@gmail.com, or call us at 503-230-2899,
to schedule an appointment in the bridal salon call 503-234-7568.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mad Men Season 5 at Xtabay

 It's 1966 on Mad Men and the fashions are changing. Hems are getting shorter, prints are getting wilder and there's a new Mrs. Draper. Here's a little collection of some of the current Mad Men trends we have in store...

There is no doubt in my mind that the liberated, forward thinking Peggy Olsen would wear this double knit Lilli Ann set from the mid 60's. Size 6-8 approx. 198.

I have always loved Trudi's sense of style and can see her wearing...

this adorable 1960's cupcake bubble skirt party dress (waist 23", 248.) for a garden party, or....

this fabulous 60's bubble hemmed dress for a cocktail party, I guess I just associate bubble hems with Trudi:) Waist 27", 198.

Who do you think would look best in this one?
 It's a little bit Trudi and a little bit Joan...

This is the obvious Joan pick...it's her size ( waist 32", 198.) and her colors. I wish my dress form had her curves to really show it off!

so is this one...

This 60's illusion lace cocktail dress is pure Joan Holloway, by Emma Domb, waist 32", 198.

This fabulous dress and coat set is perfect for Betty this season, very Jackie, very politicians wife. 
Set by Pab, from the mid 60's. Size 2-4, 248.

I bet Betty would like this silk Abe Schrader set as well, size 7-8. 198.

Now for Megan, I can imagine her wearing this Lilli Ann set to  work...

Fantastic 1960's knit Lilli Ann mod dress and matching coat, size 10-12, 298.

or this immaculate 60's silk paisley print masterpiece from Nicholas Ungar, size 4-6. 248. 

For evening, Megan likes her dresses short and daring. I think if Megan shopped at Xtabay she'd pick out this little number.

I have a feeling Don would too!

We have these and tons more Mad Men season 5 fashions at Xtabay. If you see anything you can't live without feel free to email me with any questions, we ship all over the world. 
Thanks for looking!

email me at xtabayliz@gmail.com or call us at 503~230~2899