Clothing has become a quick wildfire of creativity since we opened PAPAYA! LIVING boutique in April. There's a fresh sense of self expression on all fronts and dressing has never felt better. Having our own boutique closet has set a new pursuit in motion and we're all playing with our style the way we do our designs. So while on a quick trip to LA last week Sarah and I slammed on the breaks when we saw a cluttered window full of patterns and authentic vintage goods on Beverly. SHABON is one of the best vintage boutiques I've seen. Every item was carefully chosen and cared for.It was a sentimental trip down memory lane. Pieces that looked like my mothers hand-spun, potluck 70's wedding dress, 80's glam hawaii dresses I saw while on Maui or (just Magnum PI), pieces that inspired us to dream up the women who lived in them.
Poly-disco jumpsuits (that we actually would wear!), mexico gowns, and lace for days. Snake collars (remember the arm bands that matched?) I wanted to squish into every awkward piece of clothing and create events for each persona. I left with a polyester, 70's paisley dress that needs a serious hemming. And sarah found an amazing pink floral, silk top that we later discovered was Christian Dior "sleeping top". (who sleeps in blouses?!) So if you get down there pop in for a serious game of dress up!