Bonnie Rose, Candice DeVille and Ms. Chrissy at Viva Las Vegas 2012
Vegas! I have such a soft spot for this city having been married here to Mr SKM. The weather is gorgeous, the sky is blue and the low humidity means great hair! Having the chance to come back for an event like Viva Las Vegas was too good to pass up, so my besties and I packed out bags for a long weekend of fun, frivolity and fabulous music.
This year the event was held at The Orleans casino that is about 2kms off the main strip, so you are really insulated from the usual strip activities for a few days. From what I’m told, the nature of the event has changed a lot over the years, starting out as a more vintage event and has now morphed into a more Kustom Kulture Rockabilly vibe. That said, there were some outstanding efforts on the vintage dressing front, and not only from the girls. I’m going to have to work on my charm to take photos of the boys next time, as the ladies were happy to feature but most of them weren’t too keen on me chatting to their lads..
I know you’ve already seen a few of these snaps, but most asked to see them bigger, so in this bumper Viva Las Vegas photo post, I thought I’d include some more. The VLV Pool Party is one of the not to be missed events of the weekend. People pull out all the stops for the most gorgeous pool side attire and kick back with margaritas and live music.
My dress is a 1960’s Aloha vintage number worn with matching blue and green jewellery and that cool sequinned hat find.
Of all the poolside efforts, this fabulous red head caught my attention most of all. It turns out I’ve been buying from her Etsy store, Butchwax Vintage, a number of times and this seahorse ensemble is an example of the great pieces she has.
I was thrilled to meet these other two delightful red heads who stopped me while shopping in the market place. The lady on the far right is Lisa Freemont Street, who’s blog you’re likely familiar with too (go and visit for loads more great VLV pics) and her friend Lulu in the fab Mexican circle skirt.
The evenings were a veritable parade of gorgeous ladies and gents, all in their best threads and out for a good time. The line up had so many great artists it is hard to choose a favourite, but even before I got off the plane my heart belonged to JD McPherson.
Vegas, you’re the greatest; let’s not be strangers now y’hear?