Viva Las Vegas: Day 5!
It was day 5 of my trip to Vegas, the last day of Viva, and I was so excited to explore the strip, see the women’s swimsuit contest at the Orleans pool, visit the vendors for last-minute deals, and spend the night watching bands and the awesome jivers. I was also stoked to finally wear my vintage nautical suit my mother bought me last year at the Manhattan Vintage show. It has been sitting in my closet forever just waiting for the perfect opportunity and today was certainly that day. What I like about it is that it isn’t your signature red, white, and blue nautical color scheme. Instead of a hint of red, it was a neon orange, blue, and white color way with two contrasting prints of stars and anchors. I have never seen anything like it and love to own clothes that have that pop-art-istic appeal. I was definitely a character walking around town in my little sailor hat and DIY pearl cat eye glasses. I just wish my hair behaved but the wind did not help one bit. Thank god we were inside for most festivities or I would have lost my hat! Anyway, Caesars palace was lovely as per usual and we enjoyed walking around and visiting a few of my favorite shops like Antiquities and the Bettie Page Clothing store. A new favorite of mine is the Breitling store that featured vintage-esque civil war inspired paintings and a statue of a pinup girl sitting on an atomic bomb. I was so enamored with the layout of the shop, it made me want to sport a watch! After some fun sight-seeing we were off to the Orleans to see the swimsuit contest unfold and good grief, I was gaging over all of the amazing swimsuits I saw! I really was in awe of everyone’s pool attire and took some great shots of all of the inspiring style I saw there. Next year, I plan to come prepared in my very own vintage suit (didn’t own one till after Viva 😦 ). We roasted under the sun meeting, greeting, and chatting with everyone and quickly ran off to the hotel to change for the nights festivities. That’s when I felt frisky and threw on my neon yellow Karen Millen dress and leopard accessories for a sassy evening look. I actually danced this time thanks to my good friend Paul who taught me how to jive in 2008! I just shook off my shyness and danced the night away!Hello Sailor! As I said before, the suit’s vintage 😉
My hat is also vintage and a real sailor hat. My necklace was a gift and I DIY’d these pearl glasses myself just before Vegas.My earrings are vintage too. They are my little treasures from my old job Billy’s Antiques.My clutch is from Ebay. $11 from China! pffttt. And my shoes are from Buffalo Exchange. Off to go eat! But look at that sculpture detail! WOW. Mermaid Motorcycle! More mermaids and pirate ships ❤ Love these sculptures! Hello lovah. My momma!Noms!
Momma and the bestie. Walking the strip. I drive my best friend crazy lol. Look at his enthusiasm. Amazing. Caesars palace!So pretty<3
So enthusiastic. lolol Mom wanted to jump in. haha Big fish tank!!!! My new friend. I fell in love with this adorable seahorse!!! I named her uni, short for unicorn haha.Love this mermaid. I take a pic of her every time I visit Vegas.
Caesars palace really is something else. ❤ Loveeee the Breitling shop at Caesars Palace. What a spectacle.<3! So CUTE! Hey girl! Love. Look at that DESK AND SEAT! Can I take this one home? Another one of my favorite shops!
They have the best vintage/vintage repro memorabilia! Yay! The Bettie Page Store! Love this place! And love their TV display, whoa!Goodies!
Dresses! My friend Ingrid looked so good in this dress for the NY fashion show! Jukebox!It was so good to see this lovely lil lady at the shop! Crystal is such a beauty!
I LOVE THIS WOMAN! She bought a bunch of Santiago’s prints at the car show! Her style is so much fun! Really loved meeting Thalia and friends, she was such a sweetheart and I love her look<3 Pool partayyyyy! Look at how AMAZING Angelique Noire looks! This is one of my favorite photos I shot on this day. Such a doll!Oh hayyyyyy Ashleeta! WERK that swimsuit girl!Ashleeta and her beau. Such a cute couple!
Had to take a picture of this lovely lady’s get-up! Bumped into my girl Rockwell Deville too! Such a BABE! resting my tootsies before the contest 🙂 Contestants! So much amazingness!The indian swimsuit wins!
My mom shot a photo of this bombshell. Love her glasses!
Speaking of bombshells…Here is Madison Jane, an amazing hair stylist, and Raquel Reed an amazing burlesque performer, MUA genius, and singer! WERK. So happy I got to see my fairy-pinup-mother Mariann Marlowe of ENZ here in NYC. She is such an incredible little lady. Ahhh I am gagging over these girls. This is seriously a babe sandwich. To the right is the beautiful and exotic Stephanie Weber (Cineman Sugar) and to the left is the colorfully vibrant and sweet Rockabilly Ruby. Speaking of sweet! Have you seen Sailor Charlie in my last few posts?! She is such a CUTIE PIE! Look at her awesome swimsuit and bunny ears! So cute. I can’t take it. Told you they were a lil dynamic duo! Matching swimsuits! Amazing! Loved meeting these girls! Such great jivers too! Making up for the fact that fleet week was canceled this year 😉 Me and the beautiful Lisa Love! Take a look at HER swimsuit! Amaze! Me, Ruby, and friends!Derek and Ruby!
The adorable Pip Jolley and her friend look great! Back to the hotel to rest up a bit and change for the night time festivities! Sassy. Classy. BOOM. Karen Millen Dress √.
Leopard Banana Republic Cardigan √.
Matching Vintage Leopard hat √. Vintage Leopard belt √. Vintage Clutch √. Gold bangles √. Christian Louboutin Leopard Pumps √. Curls thanks to Tony Medina of His Vintage touch √. The belles of the ball!Aw look at shmenkee (I call him that). He got all dressed up and even wore his new bow tie from Electric Lemonade!
The ying yang gang. Santi and my momma. Doesn’t my mom look great in her vintage dress! My new friend Amy. She was going through a little bit of a rough patch so we kidnapped her and made her come to dinner and dancing with us.❤ Vendors again for last-minute deals ;). Loved this Bettie Page sign! BRONX BABY!It was so good to see the folks of Billie Jo Retro! I LOVE their stuff!!!! They have the best Lame couture!!!!
Bumped into Stephanie again. Such a beauty! Steph and her beau! Another great couple! Can we talk about Pip Jolley’s vintage leopard dress?!?!?! I DIED. One of the best vintage dresses I have ever seen. Her friend looks lovely too!Santiago looking at the boater hats.
My Baby Jo! Amazing artwork at the My baby Jo booth! Cute DIY hair accessories! My bestie has such a huge following of people who love and adore him and his work. He has such a great relationship with all of his fans and shows a genuine appreciation for them so much so that they all become his friends.
Adorbs!I always end up getting something at the Boss unlimited booth! Found a swimsuit to die for but it didn’t fit me when I got home
Spectators! Fun stuff. Didn’t get any cat eye glasses from this booth this time around. The guys of Lay Rite! They were so awesome and so sweet!!!! They have the BEST hair products for pomps and other vintage hair styles that leaves you with a sleek and chic glossy finish. I am so excited to start incorporating their products into my regular hair regime! Look who we found! It’s Doris Mayday, in yet another fabulous vintage get-up. She was doing some last-minute shopping as well!My mom looks so amazing in this photo. So pretty!
lol. Caught shopping. Off to the ball room!look at who else was off to the ball room! Lisa Love! She looks AMAZING in this “Swimsuits by Mary” dress. Such an incredible dress and she wears it like nobody else! It felt like a 1950s prom. It was beautiful.
Dancing with my good friend Paul!
Till day 6!