Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Playing Dress-Up at Robinson Beautilities

CC dons some cool shades at Robinson Beautilities in Mar Vista.
There are still some stretches of Los Angeles that look as if they're stuck in 1962 or '42 -- in a good way. The signs are uber-vintage, with siding facades and neon-rimmed letters. On Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista, you'll run into that a lot.

Robinson Beautilities on Venice Boulevard
One shop we visited this past weekend was costume and make-up shop Robinson Beautilities. Crazy name, right? Ian had visited before -- to purchase a mullet wig, no less -- and wanted to introduce it to CC.

Like father, like daughter -- she loved it.

She tried on crazy sunglasses, a pink wig, played a little Skee Ball and rode a 25 cent train.

Pink Lady!
While the exterior looks as if it's been around since before poodle skirts were the Next Big Thing, the website says that the props part of the store has been there since 2001. Hmm. I think I'll have to investigate.

12320 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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