Viva Las Vegas 17: Day 3!
TGIF! It was finally Friday and I was ready to finally enjoy Viva without any work or photo shoots or so I thought….but I will get to that later. Anyway, you usually want to wear your best threads on Friday and Saturday at VLV because thats when most of the best events happen so I was excited to wear this awesome vintage dress I bought off of Etsy a few weeks ago that has such an awesome vibrant print! Unfortunately, when I received the dress in the mail, it was too long for my little tiny self so I had to shorten it. When I took it to the seamstress I had her save the fabric for me because I came up with the brilliant idea to turn the rest of it into a turban and try to make this a look inspired by Portuguese bombshell, Carmen Miranda. Carmen is one of my biggest fashion inspirations because of her culturally enthusiastic ensembles. She was seriously one of a kind and such a trend setter. Her personality was as fun, energetic, colorfully vibrant, and charismatic as her outfits. I could watch old clips of her for hours singing and dancing, analyzing every single outfit and headpiece she wore. We both share a platform shoe obsession too! My outfit was an homage to her for being an exhibitionist who turned her personal style into art. As a lover of culture, she is one of many ethnic pinups who inspire me greatly. Anyway, I wanted to be the lady in the “tutti frutti hat” so I literally created a turban in a day because I totally forgot to buy fake fruit but I had some grapes lying around that worked perfectly so I just bobby pinned them to my headwrap. I also gave myself a Carmen inspired hairdo that was still very pinup and wore my vintage hoop earrings. Everything turned out perfect and I was ready for the day. My friends and mother looked amazing in prints too. Sunny wore a gorgeous two piece vintage floral top and skirt from D&J Vintage, my mom wore a corseted tree print dress, and Janelle wore a vintage dress with a gum drop print. After my work for the day was done, I rushed to Viva where I got to check out the vendors and a few bands. And as we rushed on home later that evening to change into our cocktail attire I ended up falling asleep! Yup, I fell asleep. However, I told Sunny and Janelle to party with out me and they put on their best vintage threads and headed out for a night out on the town. I guess I will need to take off for Viva next time around haha.
Do I look like the lady in the tutti frutti hat? haha.To match the vibrant colors of my dress I wore my signature cat eye with brown eye shadow, used a gold color eye shadow for contrasts, bronzed my cheeks, and sported my favorite Shien Cosmetics Forbidden City orange-colored lipstick. As you can see my tutti frutti turban was just created with the left over fabric of my altered dress haha. My vintage hoop earrings are vintage and so are my wooden bangles. I love how the dress turned out. I love vintage dresses with a crossed halter. I also love sarong dresses so this dress was a double whammy.The print is fun and matches my accessories perfectly. It even comes with a matching bolero! It was the perfect dress for my little tiki hut purse and my....Vintage shoes. ❤The lady in the tutti frutti hat! My friend Sunny looked amazing too and wore this AWESOME vintage top and skirt from D&J Vintage, Janelle’s vintage etsy shop. It looked amazing on Sunny and I am glad we all wore something from Janelle’s shop for Viva. Sunny also wore a hair flower by Nic Coco Creations. Sunny’s earrings and shoes are vintage too. So gorg! My gorgeous mom was comfortable and chic in a corseted dress and flats. She is such a natural beauty and I hope to look like her when I become her age! ❤ Janelle looked great in her gum drop print vintage dress. As a vintage picker the girl finds great things for her shop and for herself too! Love it with the matching cardigan and Crave Yard brooches.Her hairflower is also by Nic Coco.
Off to Viva! At the Bienville room watching everyone dance! 4 of us turned into 8 and kept snowballing from there haha. Those two lovely ladies on the left are Ashley and Binks and the two lovely ladies on the right are Micheline and Ali<3 Gorgeous girls!
Me and my momma<3 Saw these Tryst electronic hooka cigs at the gift shop and loved the packaging! This is what happens when you work and attend Viva. I can’t hang. Sunny still had energy and was ready for the nights festivities so she put on a gorgeous vintage cocktail dress that was also from Janelle’s etsy shop! How amazing does her hair look? She had a photoshoot earlier that day and kept her hairdo. It looked amazing, I would have kept it too! Her shoes are Louboutin and her clutch was a gift from her mom<3Janelle also wore vintage and GAH this dress was wonderful. Her navy blue cocktail dress looked perfect with her pearl earrings and diamond hair comb.
Good times ladies! Sorry there aren’t more photos. Viva gets so hectic that sometimes I forget to take shots!
Stay tuned for day 4 where we took TOO MANY photos haha. That one is going to be a long post!