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Helene Robertson
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In 1962, Hawaii born, Helene “Helie” Robertson and her mother, Marie, founded Anastasia's, a popular Bay Area fashion boutique on the waterfront in Sausalito where she adopted a laid-back atmosphere encouraging experimentation and a hip attitude. Later, a second store was opened in the financial district of San Francisco. Eventually, she teamed up with a Los Angeles manufacturer and her designs were sold across the country, but in the Bay Area, exclusively in her two shops. Known for her original handmade designs that blended hippie and mod influences, Helie's creations gained international fame in the rock scene and became a favorite amongst well-known performers of the time, making her one of the most influential style makers of the 1960's.