Viva Las Vegas 17: Day 2!
It was Day 1 of VLV17 and another crazy day full of adventure with my Mom and friends from New York. Aside from working my normal 9-5, I also had another photo shoot with Alexander Thompson, an awesome photographer and friend of mine who is also from New York. We shot for his online zine called PONY BOY and I can’t wait to see the images as we shot so many outfits. It was boom-bam-bow and we were done. Then I arranged a surprise birthday cake for my friend Janelle whose birthday was just a few days before. She thought I forgot lol, so Sunny and I got her an awesome red velvet cake and surprised her in my back yard. She was so happy she cried. It made me so happy to make someone like her feel as special as she is! Then it was back to work until I was off to show my guests what Hoover Dam and Boulder City was all about. Both places are some of my favorite places to visit here in Las Vegas. The Hoover Dam is an absolutely gorgeous deco masterpiece with a scenery that resembles a painting and Boulder City looks like a town made of gingerbread houses with awesome vintage and antique shops. We had a blast before we had to run back home and get ready for the start of VLV17 at the Orleans hotel. VLV events don’t really start till late on the first day so we were able to still enjoy listening/dancing to some great bands and visit the vendors too. I was beat as it isn’t easy waking up at 6am to get ready for my shoot, work, and being a good host but I managed to get it all done!BTS of my shoot with Alexander Thompson. Of course I shot in one of my VLV outfits.
It was an awesome shoot!
SURPRISEEEEEEEE!haha she was so happy to see her birthday cake!
AwwwMake a wish!After a day of work and grind and birthday cakes I took a shower and looked for something comfortable and chic to wear with a headscarf as I didn’t have enough time to do my hair. So I wore a red head scarf, my vintage sunnies, and my awesome Rosita Bonita horse shoe earrings to go with..…My Julie Mollo REVERSIBLE playsuit! Yes, you heard right. This playsuit is completely reversible. One side has a vintage western print and the other side is red. The contrasts are perfect and I love that I can mix and match her pieces for different looks. She has a whole line of reversible tops and skirts that are like buying two outfits so you get more bang for your buck. My girl Julie nailed it with this set and I can’t wait to wear the red side too!For a handbag I used my vintage basket weaved purse and..
..my vintage tan shoes which are comfortable for running around haha. My girl Sunny looked amazing for the day as well in a top I snagged at Enz in NYC. My friend Marianne makes the cutest tops with Elvis novelty prints! I thought it would be a cute addition to her already-awesome outfit and she looked amazing! Love that red circle skirt!She wore a bumper bang with cute black flowers. Girl has gorgeous hair!
Sunny had everyone at viva raving about her. She’s such a babe and one of the most beautiful people I feel fortunate to know! Great outfit girl! On our way to Hoover Dam!Seeing these photos makes me miss my mom even more. She thought the Hoover Dam was beautiful.
Janelle looking fab at the Hoover Dam. She was ready for Viva! My NY dolls ❤ That’s a sight for sore eyes. All those shades of blue!Love this pic of me and my mom.
❤ My girl Sunny is a trip. Love all of her Yoga poses! She’s my favorite pinup contortionist haha Arizona time. Some cool vintage cars passing by. So windy our skirts were flying up in the air! Thank god for shorts! <3<3<3 Gorg! Off we go to Boulder City! I have no pictures as we had to rush through it to run home and get ready for Viva but they got me a lovely housewarming gift there!A vintage suitcase-turned-table! Off to get our wrist bands for Viva! Bring on the dancing! Ladies night! Mom, Sunny, Janelle, me, and my girl Riannon! I was beat so I kept it simple with my outfit for the night inspired by Barbie in a pink satin vintage dress from my friend Janelle’s vintage shop D&J Vintage, a striped vintage clutch and earrings, and my Christian Louboutin Maryl pumps. My mom wore Pinup Girl Clothing and loved her Birdie dress! This pic is my favorite because I am with two of my favorite people in the world..my mom and best friend Santiago! Wish my sister was here too ;-( My loves!Good times! Till day 2!