it’s really happenning!!

November 10, 2010

we will be opening our very own brick and mortar shop named “HOLLYWOOD BABYLON” in portland’s hollywood district on december 1st! our store will be a mix of high and low vintage and modern resale with a few indie designers and artisans too…

we love the old-timey feel of the hollywood neighborhood and are excited to set up shop there.

the address is: 4512 ne sandy boulevard next to hollywood shoe repair (just past whole foods on the right if heading east)

the space has an interesting history in that it was a bridal shop for years, before that it was a wedding chapel, and prior to that a beauty salon…renovations are currently under way and with the help of all our friends it should be looking good in no time!

check back for more of what’s to come!

have a rad day everyone!!!

ciao for now…

goldust pop up at icon portland’s 1st year anniversary this weekend!

August 26, 2010


we’ll be there with the goods all day friday the 3rd and from 6pm on saturday the 4th…drop in and say hi and get tattoo’d too!
feel free to let me know if you’re looking for something in particular…as always there will be plenty of good shoes! xo

happy summer!

July 27, 2010

so these are not my feet, but I have been partial to this hue of nail lacquer myself this summer, and I thought it was a great image…the foto was taken by my fave fashion illustrator and blogger Garance Dore.

I randomly turned on the tv this morning to see this segment about “granny shoes” on the early shoe…they actually call worishofers the croc of this summer…yikes! it’s not exactly breaking news, but glad granny shoes are all the rage nonetheless…ps, you can get them in portland at Ladybird’s General Store – 728 N Alberta at Albina. We do special orders too!
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6717269n&tag=related;photovideo

armoire memoirs: one day sale – tomorrow SAT 5/29 on north mississippi + a note about TCB

May 28, 2010

we are super excited to be having a super sidewalk sale tomorrow at the Miss Delta: 3950 North Mississippi Avenue
we’ll be there from 11 am to 5 pm with an all new collection of vintage and new shoes and boots, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, re-worked vintage t-shirts, jewelry, and a bargain basement record sale too!! (Miss Delta is now open for lunch on the weekend too, fyi)

TCB meant a lot to Elvis. He didn’t mess around with things…when he decided on something…he wanted it done RIGHT THEN…and CORRECTLY…so Taking Care of Business in a Flash meant just that…

PARTY AT LADY BIRD’S WED JUNE 2

May 27, 2010

Lady Bird’s General Store is turning 1 yr old!! To celebrate, there will be a rad party at the shop on Wednesday June 2nd from 8 to 10:30? There will be music by Thee Headliners and The Singing Knives, and Sweet Jimmy T will be spinning some old soul to git your boogie on! 728 North Alberta at Albina. Hope to see you there!

inspiration: Liberty of London

April 6, 2010

I’ve always had a fascination with textiles – specifically prints. this is one of the things I love about vintage – the amazing prints and colors and quality that you rarely see produced anymore.
one major exception would be Liberty of London. I just stumbled upon this great article about Liberty.
who knew that Arthur Lasenby Liberty, founder of Liberty of London was inspired by kimono’s in mid nineteenth century! amazing…


to purchase or view Liberty fabric online visit: www.purlsoho.com.



ps, if you haven’t already discovered Design*Sponge, it’s an amazing resource!

shoes at Ladybird’s!

April 1, 2010

a selection of shoes are now in stock inside Ladybird’s General Store at 728 north alberta street (at albina) portland, oregon 97217 (503) 946-8828. hours are 12 – 6pm, tuesday – sunday…

75% off at the good the bad and the ugly nyc today!!

March 31, 2010

Judi Rosen, cult favorite fashion designer of unique, limited edition clothing and the best jeans ever, is having an unreal sale on her website
75% off!!! today is the last day of the sale and she’s practically giving stuff away, so don’t miss out – sizes and colors are limited, but I’m sure you will find yourself a little piece of fashion history here.
I used to stop in at her tiny boutique The Good the Bad and the Ugly, every visit to nyc to peep her latest and try on the tightest most flattering jeans ever made…sadly it’s no longer there

working girl jumper in blue peacock

March 27, 2010

goldust pop up sale at 220 salon ends today…

March 27, 2010

swing by anytime between 12 and 6:30 pm for a mimosa and lounge on the fainting sofa…we’d love to have you!
220 salon 213 sw ash st. (between 2nd + 3rd) suite 211 (upstairs) xo

clare vivier featured in LA times article

March 25, 2010

click here to read this great article about handbag designer clare vivier…her designs will be featured in the pop up through saturday march 27th…

La Trop├ęzienne bag, available at goldust pop up

goldust pop up open 12 – 7 daily inside 220 salon through saturday 3/27

March 24, 2010

uniform shoes…

March 24, 2010

It’s been fun spending time and chatting about fashion this past week with the ladies of 220 and shoppers alike…
the topic of having a uniform/jumpsuit to wear daily, and the ease of wearing an outfit or signature look day after day has come up several times. for many of us denim is part of the uniform – though I personally, go through different phases all the time, recently I was on a vintage muumuu binge. some great things about creating your own uniform are that it can be something you feel comfortable wearing, it’s functional, and hopefully represents your personal style too. these cork wedge soled shoes from germany are amazingly comfortable and stylish in a granny meets schoolgirl sort of way…and you will want to wear them every day. the style below is in stock. we will have five styles and colors available at the pop up this saturday, march 27th.

this style will arrive on saturday:

feel free to email your size if you need me to put a pair aside…xo

March 24, 2010

a new outfit.

March 21, 2010

goldust pop up has been such a smashing success, we’re extending it through next week! we’ll re-open at noon tuesday, march 23rd for more good times…thanks to all who came out! xo

final days of goldust pop up…

March 19, 2010


wow. what a gorgeous day!
we will be at 220 salon through tomorrow, saturday march 20, from 12 – 7pm…ride your bike over!
goldust pop up
220 salon
213 sw ash st. suite 211
refreshments will be served…
happy spring everyone!

some inspiration…

March 19, 2010


hot cha cha snakeskin boots

March 19, 2010

coming soon…

March 18, 2010


after this week, goldust shoes will be available inside Ladybird’s General Store in North Portland at 728 North Alberta Street at Albina. while you’re in the neighborhood be sure to pick up some Hot Mama Salsa and stock up on veggies at Cherry Sprout Produce Market around the corner at 722 N Sumner St. at Albina…

goldust pop up will continue in 220 salon for a few more days…through this saturday march 20…stop by if you have a chance – it’s a lovely space full of good stuff!

last night I had the privilege of seeing Maceo Parker + his band live and in person at the Aladdin Theater here in Portland, I was tired when I got there, but proceeded to dance my *** off. this show definitely makes it into my top five. Maceo really holds it down! today, I’m inspired to bring down some original funk records to play in the shop space…

also, check out clare vivier’s blog, it’s lovely: http://seevivier.blogspot.com/
we’re excited to be showcasing a selection of her handbags this week…
hope everyone’s having a great week! xo

goldust pop up : opening party today at 220 salon

March 16, 2010


please join us for a little afternoon fiesta featuring Portland’s own Hot Mama Salsa (and chips + sangria)…don’t miss out!! we’d love to see you! xo