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weatherby denim customized vintage jeans

Annie Madden of Weatherby Denim has set up a mini-studio this weel at 3636 N. Mississippi and will be offering her personal customization and tailoring of vintage jeans through Sunday by appointment. Reception Thursday 10/6 from 6 – 9pm

residency at babylon: weatherby denim by annie madden 10/6 – 10/9

weatherbydenimlabel-revisedour first designer in residence at Babylon Vintage is Annie Madden of Weatherby Denim.

Annie lives and works in Brooklyn, but will be setting up shop in Portland early October with a fall preview of her amazing artisinal re-purposed denim collection.

Stop in Thursday 10/6 – Sunday 10/9 (at 3636 N. Mississippi) to sign up for a custom fitting of Weatherby restyled vintage jeans by the designer.

reception Thursday 10/6  6-9pm

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new sister store open on n. mississippi!

we’re thrilled to announce the opening of a Babylon Vintage, a new collaboration / vintage concept shop at 3636 N. Mississippi. we are sharing space with Beacon Sound, and The Practice Space gallery and partnering with our friend and fellow fashion veteran, Zachary Augustine to add a unique edit of vintage and independent designers to the neighborhood. stay tuned as we evolve and integrate new designer collections, and one of a kind vintage while hosting residencies from inspiring designers and editors in our community…follow along on instagram here!

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THIS SUNDAY MARCH 20

vintage clothing + blow dry bar + party + hot sauce + live music + plants + happy hour + swag + vintage jamaican reggae vhs screening + jewelry
pretty wild right?

for more info and future events visit: coolshithappens.com
for inspiration on instagram follow: @coolshithappenspdx

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Please join us this Sunday as we bring out the Holiday Sparkle!

This Sunday from 2-5pm we’re hosting a vintage holiday trunk show and sale! If you are in the Portland area we would love to see you and help you find the perfect glam piece to get you through the holidays and beyond!

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Hollywood Babylon

4512 Ne Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97213

The Lava Lady

 

Many years ago I lived in Los Angeles. I remember having a few lava rock lady sightings back then and it would always make my day!! I was about to create a post about her iconic timeless style, and stumbled upon this post from super rad now…so glad to know she is still around workin’ her look. ps, we think she is totally on trend this fall in this witchy velvet number…

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L.A. icon week continues with the Lava Lady, a.k.a. Susan Strauss.  This is a photo of her  near her old home in Los Angles.  Strauss earned her name by covering her entire house on the corner of Detroit of Clinton in Lava Rock.

She has since moved to Wellington Florida where she was been dubbed the Wellington Witch.  Strauss was infamous in L.A., just as she seems to be now in Wellington.  But, anyone who walks the streets daily with their hair wrapped straight up, in doll-like blush, long velvet gowns, and 5-inch platforms is bound to get a bit of attention!

Some say Strauss was a model for Rudi Gernreich in the 60s, others label her as a long-lost wife of Dr. Seuss, many claim her to be an heir to the Levi Strauss fortune, and a few are positive she was a member of the Manson family.  But…

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15 Groovy Photos Of High School Fashion In 1969 (Re-blog from buzzfeed)

In 1969, Life magazine explored the “freaky new freedoms”of fashion seen on high school students across the country. The inspiring fashion from that year is a far cry from the Aeroposale, Forever 21, and American Eagle clothing worn by students today. (by Brian Galindo)
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Corona del Mar High School students Kim Robertson, Pat Auvenshine, and Pam Pepin, in a mix of mod and Pucci-inspired outfits.

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Beverly Hills High School student Rosemary Shoong in a Native American–inspired dress she made herself.

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A group of students at Beverly Hills High — but how did this girl’s (center) parents allow her to leave the house dressed in a sheer white outfit?

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Newport Beach, California, student Lenore Reday crossing the street and kinda looking like she “can turn the world on with her smile.”

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Even the teachers were super chic.

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This girl in the denim jumper looks like she ready for Coachella.

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A student taking some cues from hippie/bohemian fashion, dressed in a wool shawl and a tapestry print skirt.

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Beverly Hills High School student Erica Farber in a black-and-white gingham, tiered top (dress?) and flared yellow trousers.

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Student wearing a hippie-inspired buckskin vest.

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Marching band plays their instruments while a trio of female students stand among them.

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Lots of fringe and vests happening in this photo taken at Woodside High School, in Woodside, Calif.

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Students on campus at Woodside High School.

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A girl shows off her velour bell-bottoms.

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There is no way a student would be allowed to wear this to school today.

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Unidentified student rocks a miniskirt while walking along a disused railroad track, Bird City, Kansas.

Via: Life

black uhuru fashion flash back

you may already be aware that we are big fans of the seventies and early eighties jamaican roots, reggae and dancehall music. tonight we are heading out to see Black Uhuru play live in Portland, OR at the star theater. here’s a look at some of our favorite looks from their most famous lineup featuring Ducky Simpson, Puma Jones and Mykal Rose. they were one of the most stylish reggae groups from that era. enjoy!

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portland flea – next sunday 10/20

hey everyone, just a heads up we will be down at portland flea once again next sunday with more fresh vintage finds! you can find us there every third sunday. location is inside union/pine and on the street outside at grand & pine (next to andy & bax). this is a great flea market with an eclectic range of vendors and vintage goods. we will be bringing some halloween costume ideas this week along with tons of new and (cheap) stuff! here are some pics from the pdx flea… Image

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yep – there’s even a photographer there who takes old timey tin-type photos…

a great place to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

hope to see ya there*

xo, HB

*our brick and mortar location at 4512 ne sandy boulevard in hollywood is closed monthly on the third sunday 😉