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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

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Christmas ugliness is back in the shop NOW! Shop early for best (worst) selection!

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come on down to Hollywood Babylon at 4512 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97213. we have tons of ugly christmas sweaters and more. check out our etsy shop in the “shop online” tab above if you are not in the Portland vicinity…

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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save the date: this sunday

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come on out to this month’s edition of the portland flea over at Union/Pine. we will be outside enjoying the sunshine and bringing plenty of new primo vintage goods for your shopping pleasure! the best of the best in portland vintage is represented at this market…

Join Us This Sunday, May 11th in St. John’s

 
This month at Portland Flea at The Colony St. Johns, we’re celebrating MOM!You’re invited to another day of vintage, fun, & friends. Bring the whole family, dogs & all–we’ll be open 10-4 at 7525 N Richmond Avenue!

In addition to our fabulous vendors, 1907 House salon will be on-hand to give you a perfect retro makeover–styles will including the Gibson Girl, the Starlet, the Charlie’s Angel, and the 80s Anarchist. The best part? Makeovers are free!
Once you’ve got your hair did, don’t miss our photobooth–step in with or without Mom to commemorate your day at the Flea. Props will be provided–you might even be able to snag an outfit from one of our vendors!

(And we’ll set you up with a way to grab your photo online, for optimal Flea memory-making.)

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

re-blog from Portland Mercury’s MOD blog

Hollywood Babylon Party and Show

POSTED BY TOBY ROBBOY ON MON, APR 7, 2014 AT 1:59 PM

On Saturday night a sizable crowd squeezed into Hollywood Babylon‘s relatively close quarters for the vintage store’s three-year anniversary party and live show featuring Ensly Mogul and Mister Saturday (who is co-owner of the store). The nerdcore duo did a set of Star Trek-based songs in a multimedia performance that incorporated video clips from the original show. While it certainly wasn’t the typical choice of entertainment for a retail party, the performance felt like a natural fit with Hollywood Babylon’s particular brand of quirk and kitsch.

The party also provided an opportunity to scope the store’s current stock, which was everything one could hope for from a funky little vintage store that specializes in unpretentious whimsy. Highlights included jewel-tone hippie dresses, an impressive collection of shoes that ranged from slinky Ferragamos to sturdy boots, and every hat one could possibly desire. Hollywood Babylon is not the most flashy or high profile retailer out there, but given their promising range of merchandise, not to mention the strong turnout of loyal customers who showed up, I think it’s safe to say they carved themselves out a very decent space in the crowded local vintage market.

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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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