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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.

Now for some pics:

 

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elvis at christmas

elvis christmas elvis really embodies the holiday spirit for us - he was known for his generosity and unconditional loving personality! ps, thanks everyone for shopping hollywood babylon this season, we are your one stop shop for ugly christmas sweaters, classy attire, affordable vintage and good boots. wishing you all a joyous holiday season...no blue christmas! xo, HB

art at babylon: tim goodyear's 'the illages tok'yo' show featuring re-imagined vhs covers.

if you pop by hollywood babylon in the next month or so you will be in for a treat, as we are currently displaying the awesome art of tim goodyear. (you may have seen it before inside pork magazine) we kicked off the show with a bad movie night in the shop featuring deadbeat at dawn and the uninvited...friend us on Facebook to stay tuned on facebook for future events at hollywood babylon. (always free) Image ImageImageImageImage [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pKPkf9dJKw&w=420&h=315] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX-baqOLO4g&w=420&h=315]

elvis at christmas

elvis christmas elvis really embodies the holiday spirit for me - he was known for his generosity and unconditional loving personality! when i think about his message, i think of one word: LOVE! ps, thanks everyone for shopping hollywood babylon this season, we are your one stop shop for ugly christmas sweaters, classy attire, affordable vintage and good boots. wishing you all a joyous holiday season...no blue christmas! xo, HB

inspiration: vintage halloween pinups

we are getting super excited for halloween at hollywood babylon!! here's some eye candy to get ya in the mood! <a (ps, we have lots of weird stuff at the store right now to create an awesome costume or find the finishing touch) xo, HB

corin tucker & co all styled out

hollywood babylon was stoked to style corin tucker band's new video "neskowin" and work with director alicia j. rose et al. it was an absolute dream to work on a project inspired be the late seventies-early eighties with such an enthusiastic director and such an agreeable cast and crew. alicia gave us the theme of the video referencing poly styrene from the x-ray spex, foxes, little darlings, and we threw in many of our personal first hand memories from our punk-rock youth. back in the a day there was a DIY sensability which we wanted to capture in the styling. we especially enjoyed dressing the kids for the arcade scene ala goonies! it's really a mash-up of seventies and eighties fashion! we loved raiding our shop for all the pieces and it's fun to see it all immortalized. the video launched a couple weeks ago on npr and spin and others, if you haven't seen it you're in for a treat! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY7TRjAvgvY&w=560&h=315] to see some of our inspiration for the shoot go here!

summer: do's

RIDE FREE!! (a bicycle will do)

Source: swag-surf.tumblr.com via hollywood onPinterest

  SUNBATHE. (remember spf!)
  CAMPING WITH FRIENDS!
  ROADTRIP                 bring your dog along for added adventure! (our dog kaya daydreaming on a roadtrip back in the day) just a few ideas...here's hoping everyone gets a chance to squeeze in some fun this summer!!