My husband offered to take me to Portland to see the shop I have been admiring for months online. It’s called Xtabay. Xtabay’s appearance is an admirable range of fabulous colors, attention to detail and delightfully pretty. I have been stalking the owner Liz Gross photos on Facebook where she sells one of a kind vintage. I was really curious to where she got the name for her shop. Turns out she got the name from a Peruvian soprano musical album from the 1950s. One of the reviews on Amazon said “The songs on this album are like cinema music for the mind…you hear the most spiritual profound sounds that have such incredible vibrancy and color…the range of the voice is unheard of.”
Rare vintage dresses in pristine condition grace the walls of this fabulous little shop. The definition of this shop is absolute stunning purpose. Sigh. Thanks for the inspiration~xo
“Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique and Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon take their name from “Voice of the Xtabay,” an Yma Sumac album from 1950. Like the album, the stores have risen to the status of classics, sharing with it a timelessness that Gross strives to maintain. But, she has also seen them through to present-day economic success.” http://portlandtribune.com/pt/239-business/241688-108025-in-fine-fashion
Voice of the Xtabay is the first studio album by Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac. It was released in 1950 by Capitol Records. It was produced and composed by Les Baxter, along with Moisés Vivanco and John Rose.