Friday, July 30, 2010

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Little Birds reading series at Tavin in Echo Park

July 30, 2010 | 11:18 am

It's best to arrive on time at the still-new Little Birds reading series held at Tavin, an ethereal clothing boutique in Echo Park. Tavin is small and fills up quickly; overflow winds up on the sidewalk.

Vintage gowns, soft light from a chandelier and eclectic ephemera give the shop a Parisian feel, or what those of us who have never been to Paris imagine is a Parisian feel. In an article for the L.A. Times, writer Steffie Nelson described the atmosphere at the Tavin clothing boutique as a "colorful gypsy caravan." After writing about the shop, Nelson paired up with its owner Erin Tavin to launch the Little Birds reading series.

Jillian Lauren (brunette, in profile, above) signs books after reading from her memoir "Some Girls: My Life in a Harem." It's the first book from Lauren, who is the wife of Weezer bassist Scott Shriner. Her debut novel is set to come out next year.

Tavin_janellebrownNovelist Janelle Brown sits on the small stage at the front of the store to chat with fans after reading from her new book, "This Is Where We Live." Brown, who was coming down with laryngitis, managed to make it through the reading.

The boutique's owner, Erin Tavin, right, said she wanted to create a cultural event. When not ringing up books, she was busy pouring wine for guests.

There have been three Little Birds readings, all with female writers. Plans for the next one are still gelling; the best way to find out more is to check the events schedule at Tavin.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photos: Carolyn Kellogg

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Items now in at Tavin!

New Clothing now at Tavin Boutique
and New Listings now available at TavinShop on Etsy
Check it out!

Monday, July 19, 2010

See what is New at Tavin Boutique & TavinShop Etsy

Just in for Summer at TAVIN!

Beautiful and in from Afghanistan

In from India.....

Morocco in the 70's

A Victorian Summer

A Sneak Preview of New Victorian Collection
Listings available next week on Etsy.......

Little Birds #3 Reading Series at Tavin Boutique

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tavin at the RoseBowl this Sunday!

Tavin boots

10%off in july
We are looking for a part time sales girl.
Please send letter of interest
and resume to:

Contact Information

phone: (213) 482.5832
address: 1543 Echo Park. Ave. LA, CA, 90026

Tavin Featured in the New CRAVE LA Book!

Bohemian, Parisian, and Gypset

Tavin celebrates being featured in the

new CRAVE LA Book!!

Check out the book spread above.

Thanks to Crave and our Fans

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Come see Tavin's Summer Bohemian
Garden Collection. This beautiful video
is certain to inspire dreams and travel.

A Thank you to Christina Hodnet for her lovely
video for Tavin. You can see more of her work at