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... 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 ;-)
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!
Everybody loves velvet paintings it seems these days and right now we are lucky enough to have some of the best ones in Portland gracing our walls. Velvet paintings by local artist Juanita are for sale at Hollywood Babylon. Check more of her work right here and keep in mind she does some incredible custom work as well...
Tonight we will have the pleasure of seeing glam punk legends Redd Kross headline East End's annual Block Party. Known for their infectious power pop and their often over the top vintage fashion we thought it'd be the perfect time to share a few pictures of them past and present. Formed in 1978 they were a huge part of the LA punk scene and their bass player Steven McDonald also plays in a little band called OFF! with Keith Morris from the Circle Jerks / Black Flag. Redd Kross are releasing their new album "Researching the Blues" next month on Merge records after 15 years of silence and tonight are playing right here in Portland Oregon. Here's hoping they they stop in the shop today for some new vintage duds... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6nSIp6o6N8]
RIDE FREE!! (a bicycle will do)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!!
vintage t-shirts have always been one of our favorite things and we also like to make things! here are some recycled t-shirt dresses we made that you can buy on etsy: yes that is a baby wolf... a dream catcher AND a sexy indian maiden....to buy go here we have an in-house serger here and if you have any old large or x-large t-shirts that you would like reshaped, feel free to bring them by or pop it in the mail for us to re-style for you. the silhouette is universally flattering. (rates vary based on quantity) for a limited time we have these cloud print tees...available in small, medium or large and in varying lengths. message us to place a special order at email@example.com thanks and stay tuned for more designs coming soon... have a great weekend everyone!