Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bridal Salon Update

Hollywood goddess wedding gown, size 12 modern.
Blushing pink 1950's Cahill tea-length wedding gown. Waist 25'. 

Heavy silk satin Jim Hjelm strapless wedding gown, size 12 modern.

I love the back of the dress! 

1950's Cahill tea-length wedding dress--that's not a creepy little elbow, it's a pink velvet chair in the back ground!

Waist is 23"-24"--room in the seams to be let out a bit though!

Joanne is "the bridal specialist"...
That's me in there admiring the new lights...

Joanne tidying up the racks before the next appointment.
Xtabay Bridal has a fantastic mix of old and new wedding gowns right now. For a very limited time we have a collection of brand new, unworn designer wedding gowns. Most are in sizes 10, 12 and 14. Call us today at 503-234-7568 to schedule an appointment. Email us at xtabayerin@gmail.com

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ice Cream Social

Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 

1960's Miss Elliette cotton party dress with eyelet bodice, waist 24". 248~

1950's embroidered tulle powder pink prom formal dress with matching jacket, waist 29". 248.

1950's icy mint cotton eyelet wiggle dress, waist 27". 148.

Devine little early 60's Mr. Mort silk chiffon party dress, waist 24". Petite. 248.

1950's lemon meringue tulle and lace party dress, waist 29", 198.

1950's metal basket weave purse with vintage millinary flowers 78.

1960's straw Schiaparelli hat with roses....68.

Lavender gloves, 18.
1950's iced latte silk organza with lace appliques by R&K, waist 25", 248.

I love when they have a built in petticoat!

early 60's Bubble Gum party dress, waist 28", 198.

Maybe it's the endless gray days we've been having but I am suddenly pastel crazed!  I was so delighted to open my new Vogue and see the latest Louis Vuitton ad campaign. The cool ice cream parlor colors and the oversized eye-let was just what I needed to lift my sagging spirits. Plus, I'm always excited when Marc Jacobs designs dresses that look like things I already have in stock...

See anything you just have to have? We are happy to ship! Email me at xtabayliz@gmail.com with any questions.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Color Inspiration

Color scheme inspiration starting point, lovely 1930's pin....
assorted candy colored accessories-powder blue gloves, pistachio slingbacks, pink heels and a minty green fascinator...
vintage lace, organza and eyelet...

Margarita green silk organza 50's party dress

French blue and lilac 50's lace party dress, waist 24".

1960's lipstick pink with white lace overlay sheath dress, waist 26".

Pagoda print fit and flare drop waist cotton dress from the 50's by mode o'day...waist 24"

Pistachio linen 1930's eyelet dress....waist 26"...

Wonderful 1950's navy on pale pink Lucille Ball party dress, waist 31"

Pink, Navy and periwinkle sheer cotton floral....

1940's sheer cotton floral print...

1950's Coro iridescent fan necklace. 68.
I have to admit, I am not a fan of matching bridesmaid dresses. Why must we always stick everyone in a band of identical dresses? Whether they are all wearing tiffany blue, chocolate brown, tangerine tango or royal plum--does it really look better to have all your favorite ladies looking like members of the high school flag team?

I think dressing a bridal party in mismatched yet harmonious colors looks so much better-so much more organic and natural....like an impressionist painting! Less sports team more Monet.

There are things all around to base a palette on. For instance, today I picked up this lovely little vintage brooch. I'm guessing the pin is from the 30's, maybe 40's. I loved the soft luminous color scheme. A pistachio green, regency blue and soft pink. From there I kept finding things in those colors--gloves, shoes, dresses....all pieces that would all look so great mixed and matched together.

At Xtabay we have hundreds of wonderful dresses to outfit a bridal party, and so many beautiful treasures to get inspired by. Come in and we can help you pick out a color scheme!

Xtabay is open 7 days a week from 11am- 6pm, call us at 503 230 2899 if you have any questions or would like to purchase over the phone.

To schedule an appointment in our exclusive vintage bridal salon email me at xtabayliz@gmail.com