Friday, September 30, 2011

The Cahill Bride...

Available now, 1950's silk organza mid-length gown. Waist 27".

Available now, 1950's snow white Cahill gown with flower appliques, waist 24".

Available now! 1950's Chantilly lace Cahill ballet length gown. Waist 26".

Joanne models a Cahill gown a few years ago...

 Recently a woman came in to sell her wedding gown from 1958. Along with the gown, she had saved her 1958 copy of Modern Bride magazine in which her gown had been advertised. The magazine is filled with Cahill of Beverly Hills ads, at least nine or ten of them. I have always been a fan of Cahill wedding gowns and actually have one tucked away for myself. A gorgeous full length taffeta gown with scalloped hemline, cap sleeves and open neckline. I'm engaged and have been for going on 3 years now, ticktockticktock...
 So, being that we have three fabulous Cahill wedding gowns in stock at the moment I thought I'd share some of the pictures and a little about the Cahill himself.

Cahill of Beverly Hills was the firm of William Cahill, premier designer of wedding gowns from the 1940s through the 1960s. Cahill enjoyed a reputation for unerring attention to detail and timeless elegance, and Cahill of Beverly Hills defined quality in bridal wear during this period with it's use of exquisite fabrics and fine craftsmanship. Cahill gowns were considerably more expensive than most gowns back then. To be a Cahill bride really meant something...what exactly? Well, that's up to you...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1950's Chantilly Lace Tea-Length Wedding Dress by Harvey Berin. 

Illusion lace neckline and sleeves....

Gown features white french lace over a dove grey silk satin underlay. Grey satin bows down the front .
Waist 28".
A glittering array of vintage beaded clutches....

Amazing! 1950's Rhinestone Encrusted Heels in a size 9 1/2-10 medium!!!

Gorgeous 1950's William Cahill Chantilly Lace Ballet Length Wedding Gown.

Original tags still attached....

Off the shoulder neckline, waist 27"! 
Look how lovely the lace is!
Currently showing off in the front window!

 Please feel free to call us at 503 230 2899 with any questions. We are happy to ship anywhere in the world. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eye Candy!

A dream in pink silk chiffon with lipstick red sash and rosette. Sold.

Pictures don't do this dress justice, 1960's silk wiggle cocktail dress with huge peony print and sexy neckline. 

Irresistible 1961 red silk cocktail dress by Lanz. Waist 24".

Cut like a hawaiian sarong dress this little 60's coral red and purple brocade dress is sizzling! Waist 26".

Midnight Black 1960's illusion lace and silk organza skirt cocktail dress, waist 26", bust 36".

The Quintessential Betty Draper dress, late 50's silk bubble hem beauty. Waist 25". 

Black flocked iron work print on a coral cupcake dress, Fantastic! 1950's, sold.

Pretty bouquet of Mor Lip Glosses..14each.

A feast of beauty awaits you this week at Xtabay, some of the most delicious cocktail dresses have just come in. Get them fast before they're gone!