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?