Vintage Vegas: Day 4!
It was my 4th day in Vegas, exploring what will soon be my new home and I didn’t want to leave. I only had 2 days left and was savoring every minute of every moment in sin city. I am so fortunate that best friend Santiago had a plan for every day that I was in town. Every day was an adventure and this day was no different. We are like little explorers always wondering the unknown to meet fascinating people, visit fascinating places, and in my case..shop for fascinating things 😉 lol. We did all of that and more on day 4!
Dressed to the nines in my Kenley Collins frenchy catsuit from her Pink Lady collection, I was ready to channel my inner vintage Barbie. It was one of my favorite outfits of my trip and god was I happy that I got to wear my new vintage Barbie purse with it! It was the perfect outfit for everything we were set to do. I got to visit some of my favorite folks over at the Bettie Page Clothing and Beach Bash Beach wear showrooms. My best friend and I got to tour the warehouse and meet the fabulous corporate team followed by a delicious lunch over good conversation. It was so nice to see Jan, Tatyana, and Artem and spend some time with them before I was back off to New York. After that my bestie surprised me by taking me to the Stitch Factory, a fashion incubator, co-working studio, and creative education center located in Downtown Las Vegas. I plan to register for their courses when I touch down in Vegas so I can create my own clothing line. That’s right. I plan to create my very own line soon and I am pretty sure I can gain the knowledge I need by attending the Stitch Factory. I met a lovely lady named Jennifer who was super sweet and informative about the studio and the courses they offer. I was sold right away and suddenly my dream to be a designer seemed possible. I had to celebrate so we were off to the Glam Factory to find some vintage goodies! Stephanie, the owner, is such a sweetie pie and we fell in love with her dog lol. I was hoping to find a lot of pieces at her store but only found a cute vintage crop top. She usually has so much stuff but sells out so quickly! I guess when you snooze you lose and I must have been asleep haha! On our way home for a quick cat nap we made a pit-stop to Alternate Reality Comics where I found a cool team Veronica T-shirt lol. They always have such cool comics there. The rest of the day ended well with a chola inspired outfit change in Viva Bandida for an awesome classic car meet-up at Mr.D’s and a visit to the Parisian! Crazy little explorers, I know! Killing time before our plans we drove around the neighborhood and stopped by our new friend Ralphs house where I got to do a cool outfit shoot :D.
Aside from his awesome home, we love his classic ridel! This Kenley Collins frenchy catsuit is one of my absolute favorite pieces in my closet. I have never seen anything like it. Kenley continues to reign supreme in innovation and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of her new pieces from her new Marilyn Monroe collection launching this Saturday at the SlapBack shop in Brooklyn! Leather Jacket: Super TrashThis is the vintage Barbie purse I found at Back in Thyme the day before. Looks perfect with this outfit with my patent leather belt and shoes.Cat eye sunglasses are by Polaroid.
For my hair I gave myself a bumper bang and a curled tip pony tail. It was perfect for the look I was going for. My shoes are by Steve Madden.Santiago caught me on a lipstick break hahaMy rose earrings are from Forever21 and my necklace is a gift from my father.
The Neon Museum sign is a stunner!My favorite person in the whole wide universe. Santiago! Love this building! You can see the Sahara neon sign peeking from behind the fence. The Bettie Page Clothing showroom! Love that Olivia De Berardinis pirate portrait of Bettie! The lovely Tatyana and I! She is the ceo and designer of Bettie Page Clothing. We got to tour the warehouse! There were so many dresses that I wanted to go shopping right there and then!The BPC truck!At the Beach Bash showroom with our friend Artem! So good to see everyone!
Santiago, me, and our new friend Alex!Taking a cool tour of the Stitch Factory!
Where dreams happen people! Happy to see some familiar forms of art in LV! Makes me feel more at home 🙂 Found a Mugsy!Stephanie and her cute pup at her shop, The Glam Factory!
Fell in love with this top! P.S I am a genius who is wearing it backwards lmao. Alternate Comics is a must if you ever visit LV! Archie comics!!!TEAM V! Night time is the right time to bust out a chola crop tank by Viva Bandida. Classic car meet-up at Mr.D’s! I am in love!!!Hay gorl.Check out the cool rides!This ride was my favorite!It was Santiago’s favorite too!The owner was sweet enough to let me take photos inside, even though I was scared to even touch the door haha.
Ok, driving away with it now haha.Awesome rat rod.I will take both of them please.Candy apple red.We just go together you know? Has a big enough trunk for some heavy-duty shopping! Another cool rat rod!I could do some trouble in this one.All you can eat sushi dinner was incredible!
Water show at the Bellagio! The Parisian hotel! It was my first time checking it out! Parisian slots! Such a beautiful hotel/casino! Everything is art here. Even the ceilings! Showgirl! Oh la la! Cool Jazz spot! I have never been to Paris but now I know I can just come here!Walking around I was stopped by a beautiful lady named Janet who said she was a big fan of my blog and handed me a yellow rose. It was honestly one of the sweetest moments I have ever had in my life. Sometimes I get discouraged and ignore the numbers and forget that people really read my blog. Its moments like this that motivate me to keep going, keep blogging, and keep creating because my determination is their inspiration to follow their own dreams. Thank you so much for the rose Janet, you have no idea how thankful I am for meeting you! Made a wish!
Till day 5!
Photos by Santiago Pinups