So... Let's just dive right in shall we?!
So we arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday after a LOOONNNG flight. Well, at least it felt long. I actually have a tremendous fear of flying. I fly because I refuse to let a stupid fear keep me from living my life, but I ABSOLUTELY hate it...
Anyway, enough of that. After we arrived we had brunch and checked into our hotel. We didn't stay at The Orleans because it was completely booked. We were on the wait list but didn't take it when they called because they only had a room for 3 days. We were in Vegas a total of 6!!
After all of that we unpacked, took naps and then headed out to see Cee Lo Green's Vegas show "Loberace". A super fun, super sexy show that a former student of mine was dancing in. I wanted to snatch her off the stage a few times but it was a great show and a great way to start a long weekend in Vegas!
Soooo... on to Thursday... The first day of Viva!!
We woke up kind of early because I didn't want to be in a long line to get wristbands. But... by the time both of us got dressed and had brunch it was a little later than expected but that was fine. We were on vacation!!!!
Here was my day dress for Thursday
After we left the hotel we went straight to The Orleans!!!
Once inside we immediately bumped into Melanie from Incediary Blonde!!! I'm totally embarrassed to say that I didn't recognize her at first glance. But I think she caught me by surprise since I actually didn't expect anyone to recognize me!!! I've only been blogging for a little while so I assumed I would just blend in. Of course (as always when meeting new people) I was awkward and shy and probably a nerd and forgot to get a photo with her (ugh). But she was super nice and super pretty!!! I'm still mortified that I didn't get a pic!!
After getting wristbands, which didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would, we went upstairs to Sweet Pea's Hooch and Smooch. The Hooch and Smooch was basically just a meet and greet so that you could get to see who all was there and ease your way into the festivities. We weren't there 5 minutes when Wendi from Haute Rockabilly Fashionista came running up to me!! She was so friendly she put me at ease right away!!! She was with two of her friends who were also just as friendly and chatty. We all became fast friends!
(from left to right: Wendi's friend Teresa, Wendi, Honey, Me)
-Oh! I just realized this is the first pic of Honey I've ever put up!-
Unfortunately, our camera died shortly after so this is all of the pics I have of Thursday. Not much happened though. We stayed at the meet and greet for a while then went to dinner. We were so tired from travel that we called it an early night and went back to our room to prepare for the next day. There was a lot of hair setting and steaming clothes to do!
So on to...
Friday morning was filled with the same as the day before. We had an early rise since we went to bed so early the night before. We were FINALLY rested!!! Brunch, then off to The Orleans...
Friday's day dress (yes, you've seen it before)
Here is the hair!! I'm SUUPPEERR proud of how my hair looked all weekend. I think the dry air helped a lot. I'm hoping I can recreate these styles here in NYC!
The first event of the day was the "Secrets in Lace" Viva Las Vegas Fashion show
Wendi and Teresa were actually in the fashion show!! For some reason my camera was acting dumb so every pic I took of them came out super dark so... no pics of them... sad face...
Later that night was the FANTASTIC VLV Burlesque show!!! Goodness! The show was filled with beautiful women and great entertainment. If you are in any way a prude (which I'm sure NO ONE who attends Viva is) this show was definitely not for you. It was the dirtiest, most inappropriately delicious burlesque show ever, and I loved every dirty minute of it!!
There, of course, was no photo taking allowed in the show so you have to be satisfied with an evening outfit photo!!
Honey, fluffing her hair
A few shots of the Burlesque band
Afterwards was time for (attempted) gambling!!!! Geez we stink at that stuff... I gave up early...
This couple was amazing!! We watched them every time they got up to take a turn around the floor!! There was sooo much good dancing at Viva. It inspired Honey and I to get serious about practicing!
After a long night we ran into a fellow Brooklyn-ite!!! We've been Facebook friends for a while but this was our first ever in real life meeting!!! How cute is she!! Her hair look fab the entire weekend!!!
So there you have it...Days Wednesday through Friday in a nutshell!!! It is actually all a fabulous blur so I'm sure I'm forgetting some things...
I'll put up Saturday-Monday in a couple of days!!! That one will include the car show, Little Richard, Si Cranstoun (dreamy), the pool party and more!!!