Viva Las Vegas 20: Day 1

Haha a couple days! Took a bit longer than that, but I want to make sure I documented it allย because it was that fantastic! Ok here goes….Official Day 1…

We decided to start the day off with a late breakfast and walk along the strip to take in all the sights. My husband and I had only been to Las Vegas one other time, and that was for VLV of course! ;P That trip was spent mostly at the event, so taking in the endless casino’s and trying out the mobile booze was an interesting change of pace, but daaauuuummmmnn…..it was windy!

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I about had to turn my amazing $20 vintage dress into a diaper to keep from having Marilyn Monroe moments if you know what I’m saying! Besides the intense wind, it really was a beautiful day.

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After we had our fill we went back to the hotel, attended to our blisters, and got ready for the evening’s festivities. Tonight was burlesque bingo!

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You heard that right. During individual burlesque performances wherever the clothing lands decides what number gets called out! Bet ya won’t see that at your local community center!

It was such a blast and we ended the evening listening to Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers who absolutely killed it! (Make note of that name because he will be coming back later on in our VLV20 adventure.) I’ll leave you now with a quick Pennywise Outfit of the Night recap:

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  • Dress: $56 Vintage find on Etsy
  • Shoes: Steve Madden from forever ago!
  • Tiny Party Purse: $10 at ROSS Dress for Less
  • Necklace: Vintage purchase in high school. I believe it was ~$12.

See you right back here for Viva Las Vegas 20: Day 2, which will include Dita von Teese and some Cronuts. ๐Ÿ™‚

-Penny

 

 

VLV20! Day 0: Tiki Time

You read that right. Yes, I am starting with day zero! Haha. My husband and I, along with a couple of our good friends, flew into Las Vegas, Nevada for the 20th Anniversary of Viva Las Vegas this past week. If you are not sure what VLV is, I highly recommend checking out my posts from the last VLV we attended which was VLV18.

This year we decided to go big and arrive 1 day prior to the events and depart a day after the festivities ended. I am SO glad we did! Every day was 100% worth it! Let’s jump right into Day 0. Can you tell we were excited? : P

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We flew Southwest Airlines for 3 main reasons; 1) Good price, 2) Good flight times, 3) 2 free checked bags and when you are going to a 4 day long fashion extravaganza, honey, you are going to need them!

First order of business was Frankie’s Tiki Room! One of the best spots for strong drinks, Frankie’s is known to get pretty packed when the rockabilly crowd comes to town. We made a point to stop there the night before hoping to avoid some of the crowd!IMG_5057

His amazing vintage shirt was $20 on Etsy, and my super comfy leopard dress was $17 on Amazon! Bangles were thrifted for around $2 a piece and hair flowers were $3 for a bunch at Jo-Ann Fabrics, simply attached with bobby pins. Skull earrings were gifted to me by my love a few years back.ย Check out our amazing souvenir mugs from the night!

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It really was too much fun! Met some great people and left so excited for the upcoming weekender!

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Check back in a couple of days to see what trouble we got ourselves into on Thursday! Hint: There were some Marilyn moments…

The weekend is just getting started ๐Ÿ˜‰

-Penny

 

 

 

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18 Recap {2 of 3}

Part 2 is all about CRUSH SIGHTINGS!ย Now, I am not a huge fan girl type but there were so many fantastic artists at this it event it was IN-credible. VLV attracts not only rockabilly enthusiasts, but the creatives within many different industries. I met countless musicians, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models and clothing designers. Below are a few of the individuals I had the pleasure to snap a picture with. Check out the links below as well to learn more about them **Warning: I may have, or have not been, a bit tipsy in a few photos below…no judgement. ; )

Micheline Pitt & Doris May Day: Micheline- โ€œMakeup Artist, Hair stylist and Eyebrow Guru, Micheline Pitt doesnโ€™t stop there, she also is the Designer for Deadly Dames, Models and is an Artist,โ€ (Micheline Pitt | Facebook). Doris- โ€œThe Vintage Lovinโ€™ Lady! Curvy pin up model for beloved companies such as Bettie Page Cothing and Pinup Girl Clothing,โ€ (Doris Maydayย | Facebook).

Lucy Lopez, Eleanor Paige & Dottie Minx; Lucy- โ€œVancouver based Hairstylist specialized in Unique & vintage styling for men and women,โ€ (Instagram @lucylocks). Eleanor- โ€œLuscious ladies Idaho chapter VP,โ€ (Instagram @eleanorpaigepinup). Dottie- โ€œ@retrohunnyclothing cofounder,โ€ (Instagram @pinupdottieminx).

Marilia Skraba: 1st Runner Up at Miss Viva Las Vegas 2015 & a pinup stylist, model and photo shoot director.

Tara Alexander; โ€œHair stylist specializing in vintage & glamour hair,โ€ (Instagram @redpinupdoll).

Miss Victory Violet; Miss Viva Las Vegas 2015 & โ€œA swing dress obsessed pinup girl with a passion for putting together a polished look and never a hair out of place,โ€ (missvictoryviolet.com).

Cherry Dollface: Pinup model, stylist and Youtube guru.

Stay tuned for {3 of 3}; the fashion post!

Happy Saturday!

-Pennywise