Friday, July 19, 2013

The World According to Tavin - Chapter 1

Erin Tavin in one of her Afghani dresses (all are unique and embroidered! This one has mirrors, incredible)

Perfect Victorian dress

"Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order." Virginia Woolf

Love this case, a microcosm of a little desert landscape filled with cacti and turquoise (and sand!)

Our eyes went directly to this rack that had vintage blouses and dresses from India and Mexico

This blouse would look perfect with army pants or slouchy jeans

Even the tags are unique in the shop, and has Erin's writing on the back (one of her hobbies)

Lovely purple vintage Indian dress

No corner is left unturned...this book caught my eye

Why didn't we get this?! Lovely South American vintage textile bag

Adore this purple embroidered dress from Mexico

Always good to see vintage YSL

There are incredible textiles in the shop like Bolivian frasadas (pictured on the left)

There is a lot of jewelry throughout - this case was filled with some of our favorite jewelry from the Navajo

Best soap: Big Sur Country Soap

Antique library card catalog drawers filled with belts, books, et c.

"Laura in the field Laguna Beach, CA 1969." Absolutely love this picture!

There are people who have style, and there are people who live it. Erin Tavin is a very charming example of the latter, and her wondrous boutique Tavin (on one of the coolest blocks in LA, Echo Park Blvd) is an emporium of fantastically edited (Erin is a talented stylist) and expertly curated vintage and recent covetable designer finds. Shopping at Tavin is a truly special experience -- your eye travels the world from Afghani and Indian dresses and Navajo jewelry to Thai cotton skirts, delicate Victorian frocks, Sonia Rykiel and YSL gems, books from local authors, and aromatherapeutic soaps and herb bundles from Big Sur.
Erin and her husband Nathan are soon embarking on a shopping, camping, and hot springs road trip in the Pacific Northwest, starting in Seattle. We can't wait to get back to Tavin to see what treasures she brings back.

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