CAT YOGA! It’s a thing!

Our hometown of Portland, Oregon is known for it’s special tendency to do things in a unique way…so it only seemed natural that our cat-loving friends Kristen and Sergio opened Purrington’s Cat Lounge earlier this year, an oasis for cats in our city – inspired by the cat lounges that are popular in Japan. Purrington’s has a constantly rotating cast of adoptable kitties that are temporary residents in the cozy lounge where cat lover’s can come and chill and have a tea or glass of wine and socialize with the resident cats in the lounge…or for those who are feeling frisky or want to use cats as an excuse to try yoga, there is PURR-YOGA!!

This gentle and restorative yoga class is currently offered once a week on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm and runs about 45 minutes to an hour long with an added 30 minutes of bonus chill time to have a cup of tea or glass of wine with the cats post-yoga. If you’re interested in registering for PURR-YOGA click here and reserve a space online. Space is limited, drop-ins are first come first serve. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing you can move around in, bring a yoga mat and any props you might like to use for the yoga!

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Photos are thanks to The Oregonian

PS, this weeks PURR-YOGA class will be led by your truly, Brigid of Hollywood Babylon! 😉

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THE BENEFITS OF GUSBANDRY: GAY OR NOT GAY?!!

We had the pleasure of providing Costume Design on this local Portland Comedic web-series created by Alicia Rose…

Re-blogged from Universal Dork:

The Benefits of Gusbandry dropped it’s second episode yesterday online and the plot begins to thicken quite a bit! I really enjoyed the first episode which I was lucky enough to catch at the Portland Film Festival in September and I’ve been waiting for the second to really kickstart the whole “gusband” thing into gear. A “gusband” fyi is a gay husband but you won’t find much in the way of romance in the second episode, at least involving the main character Jackie. It’s no secret that she’s clearly crushed out on the wrong dude.

Just when she thinks she’s finally found her Mr. Right we get to watch it all awkwardly come tumbling down. That’s not say it doesn’t happen without some laughs. Still, I’m already hoping that somewhere in this series Jackie’s “Mr. Right” will eventually pop up, though I fear for her the journey won’t be an easy one! This episode really sets up the premise of the series and by the end of it you’ll be wondering where it’ll go next or should I say just how far it will go. It’s playing out so far a bit like Will & Grace if it would’ve been aired in 2015 on HBO and that’s a damn good thing. I’ve got a feeling things are bound to get pretty wild & crazy along the way. I’m curious to see where the wind blows our two main characters and if for some reason neither of them find the love they’ve always hoped for, well at least they’ve got each other…

if you missed the first episode here it is:

Even better now you can watch the second one right after:

Ps, be sure and subscribe here to view upcoming episodes!!

Get Inspired for Halloween at Hollywood Babylon!

Everybody ready for Halloween? If you are looking to dress up this year be sure to stop by Hollywood Babylon!

In addition to loads a great new vintage fall merchandise, we’re brimming with costumes and bits and pieces to add the finishing touch to your holiday look! Last minute? No stress – we will help style you out with a unique costume.

Here are a few pics of costume ideas from our instagram:

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above: the beginnings of a sexy diy wonder woman costume – stencil some stars on those leather panties!!

below: the ultimate teen wolf costume!!

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above: sexy country chic kitty

below: the classic sailor

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pictured below is one of our favorite customers, Denice, decked out as Dolly Parton last year and this years’ sexy pirate costume – both found at Hollywood Babylon!

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We’ll be staying open a lil later this week to take care of all your Halloween costume needs!

feel free to call us at the shop: 503.282.1171 with any costume questions!

Hollywood Babylon

4512 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97213

UPCOMING SHOWS at Hollywood Babylon

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A week from Sunday we’ll say adios to summertime and enjoy some tacos with Hot Mama Salsa and listen to tunes from JJ and The Needs. BBQ starts at 4:30 show begins at 5:30. All ages. Free.

We are also looking forward to rocking more heavily with an in-store performance by INSIDE INFORMATION on Friday October 16th at 8pm – these guys rule so be sure and save the date!

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WAVES live in store performance at Hollywood Babylon Vintage in Portland

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Special thanks to Andy Parker and WAVES for performing live this past Friday night in the shop. We are in love with WAVES and can’t wait to hear more. Here is a tiny sample of his dreamy set from the other night – we wish we had captured more of his sick drum beats…alas, next time

andy parker performing as WAVES 5.15.15 at Hollywood Babylon from Hollywood Babylon on Vimeo.

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the much anticipated new album from portland’s own SLEATER-KINNEY has dropped!

 

 

We are excited to announce the new Sleater-Kinney album is out as of yesterday…and it rocks! We would expect nothing less from these ladies. The full album is available to hear on subpop’s youtube. It is also available on white vinyl here.

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Sleater-Kinney Band PhotoWe love this recent promotional shot (above) of Janet, Carrie and Corin hanging in the basement. (Corin is sporting one of our Hollywood Babylon re-styled t-shirt dresses in this shot).

Below are some rad vintage Sleater-Kinney band pics that we stumbled upon as well…enjoy!

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DEAD MOON…the candle still burns

The legendary local portland garage-punk trio, Dead Moon graced the stage this past weekend at the Crystal Ballroom. It seems that all of Portland was there. Anyway, it was a great show! Their energy and music are completely inspiring, and they are the real deal. YEY WE LOVE ‘EM!!dead moon portland oregon punk deadmoon2