Viva Las Vegas 16: Day 3!
It was day 3 of my trip to Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas convention and I was excited to fulfill all of our plans! My best friend Derek wanted to show me more of the downtown area of Vegas when we stumbled across some cool vintage/antique shops! I cannot tell you the joy it brings me to discover a vintage/antique shop. I am immediately overwhelmed with happiness like a pirate who has just found buried treasure. The first antique shop we came across was Retro Vegas and boy were we loving the scenery. I mean, this guy had an emporium of antiques and I wanted to take everything with me. There were mid-century tiki bars, Danish Modern tables, dining sets, Patrick Nagel portraits, giant sculptures, and more. I was in Antique heaven and cannot wait to revisit again next year. Our second discovery was Electric Lemonade, an awesome and adorable vintage shop I instantly fell in love with. The two lovely ladies who run the shop are amazing pickers as their selection of vintage apparel was amazing and decently priced. I went into town in there and bought a bunch of cool threads and Derek did pretty well too. After a little shopping we rushed back to the Orleans to go support my friend Tony who was participating in the male swimsuit competition. I mean, come on, I had to come support Tony! And who would want to miss a male swimsuit competition pshhhhh ;). The competition was actually pretty funny and my mother and I enjoyed seeing a bunch of people dressed to kill in there awesome vintage swimwear. Tony ended up in 3rd place but is still a winner in all of our eyes! He is one of the best hair stylists I have ever met and I was sooo stoked that I had an appointment to get my hair did right after the contest. He did a great job setting my locks and let me tell you, my hair hasn’t had that much bounce in years! After a successful day of shopping, sun bathing, and pampering, we called it a night to prepare for Derek’s booth at the car show.
What a lovely ride to wake up to in the morning. How cute is my momma?
Here is what I wore on this day. I was feeling extra tropical in my Boxing Kitten dress. Not very conventional but who cares! I love being able to pull off modern styles in a very vintage way. In my eyes this is still pinup with a tribal edge which is what Boxing Kitten is all about. Maya, the designer, creates beautiful cultured pieces that all have that 50’s touch. I just had to wear it in Vegas! You can find her pieces by clicking here or head on over to Blake Scotland in the Lower East Side in NYC. I love the vibrancy of the African textile and the way the dress flairs out without a petticoat!It was a neck and arm party with my colorful jewelry. My necklace reminds me of Cleopatra and looks perfect with this dress. I found it at Buffalo Exchange here in NY a few years ago. My earrings are vintage from D&J Vintage.Because the sun was so bright, I also wore my DIY cat eye glasses I recently made. Crazy accessories but it worked.
My belt is vintage and my clutch is from Target.My baby blue shoes are from Extaza. Whilst cruising we came across the aftermath of the Key Largo fire :(. Thankfully the old signage was still in tact and hardly affected by the fire. It is what I loved the most about passing it every time we drove to Buffalo Exchange. Down town! Loved this motel sign! Had to take a pic of it whilst driving.Retro Vegas WOOO!
What heaven looks like. Fun stuff! Love the lettering on this Cigarette machine! My mom is such a doll<3 Antique clocks! Can I haz one?POODLESSSSSS. I’ll take it all please. This too. AND THIS PINK FRIDGE AND OVEN SET PLEASE! and all of these Patrick Nagel pieces too ;). Derek said his family used to have these chairs. So cool. Care for some Tiki Tea?! I die. See how well me and this bar go together? I NEED. Love this dining set!!! Another awesome bar! Giant props! Mom and the bestie! King Tut’s tomb 😉 Miss Cleopatra! Leoparddddd. Love this chair! Off to Electric Lemonade!This store was full of goodies! Love it! Shades for days! Dresses galore!Boots and more!
Love these Life Stride shoes!and this Marlene Dietrich tie!
I spy a garrison cap!Vintage Cheerleader top. Love it. Taking it. Vintage Varsity Sweater. LOVE it. Taking it. Tropical vintage dress. Need it. Taking it. 2 pc leopard suit. Too 70’s. Love it, but does nothing for my figure. They are pants btw! Love this pink dress but it I have something like it Derek found a great vintage bow tie and a few tops! Awww, he’s so happy! He was trying to find some great vintage stuff and thanks to EL he did!The two lovely ladies who run the shop. They were so sweet! Head on over to Electric Lemonade now!We did and we left with lots of vintage treasures!Here are the treasures I found there. My beautiful momma in front of another vintage shop called the Glam Factory. Wish we could have taken photos inside but we were in such a rush! However, they had great stuff and the costumer service was great! You all must go when you visit Vegas! At the swimsuit contest! That’s Tony of His Vintage Touch. The hairstylist I have been boasting about!Other contestants. They all had such great suits!
The pool was live! Awww look at Tony! Loved this guys suit as well. These other two guys had great suits too! Patiently waiting for the verdict. Ran into my girl Doris Mayday! Always such a pleasure to see her. She is seriously so genuine, so sweet, and absolutely gorge! I tell her I live vicariously through her West Coast life. ❤They announced the winner!
Tony won in third but in our eyes, he was numero uno! A cute little performance by these singing sirens! Mom went around taking awesome photos of the pinups we saw. Alisha, Ruby, And Doris! My favorite pinups of the pool :D! Don’t they look amaze? Taking a photo with a gorgeous gal who reads my blog! ❤ So happy I got to meet so many of you at Viva! We spotted this cute couple on our way back inside the Orleans. Matching vintage outfits!I also bumped into miss Ruby Champagne! She is a great burlesque performer!
Ruby and her adorable gal pals!Met this lovely lady at the convention too. Her name is Thalia and she was super sweet and so gorge! Don’t you just LOVE her outfit!?
Off to get my hair did!
Finally, I get to sit back and let a pro go at it with this mop. Tony tamed my hair so easily!Voila!Bouncy curls! Thanks to Tony’s vintage touch! Off to watch the bands play and folks dance!
I need to learn how to Jive better! I stood and watched the pros and was amazed by how good they were!Till Day 4 Folks!