I was watching videos on Youtube yesterday and came across one from LisaFreemontStreet http://lisafremontpages.blogspot.com/ that I thought was interesting. All of her videos are interesting actually. She does great vintage hair tutorials. But this one got my wheels turning because it was about Viva Las Vegas. Heres the video:
For anyone that doesn't know, Viva is a Rockabilly weekender that takes place every year in Vegas (duh). Its tons of bands, DJ's, and dancing. Theres a burlesque contest, a Jive contest, a HUGE car show, a Tiki pool party, among others. This years event, number 13, is taking place April 1-4.
Heres a good video showing last years pool party and Jive contest. Dancing goes on until 7AM every night.
I've been going to Viva since 2001 and its always a great time. Its the only time I get to see a lot of my friends as we all live all over the place now. I've made a lot of new friends from all over the world just by going to Viva as well. In fact its where I met my sweetheart!
With it being about 2 months away now I am in total Viva mode!! I have a few new things in my closet that I'm planning on wearing but I need to get more. A trip to Boulder and Kansas City in the next couple weeks should take care of that. I also have a pile of things that need to get altered or cleaned. Not to mention that I need to lose the 10 pounds I gained over the holidays. The main thing is planning my wardrobe for the weekend. 2-4 outfits a day. Thats a lot!!
I thought I would share with you guys some photos of past Viva's and some of the outfits I put together.
My best friend Lil e (thats his nickname). This outfit is actually a vintage bathing suit with a vintage black crotchet wrap skirt over it. Its open in the front. One of my favorite pool side outfits!
These are my OG's, Tina and Tara. We do themed nights a lot. I believe we are all wearing Kamehameha halter dresses.
e, Tara, me and Emma. One of my favorite photos. Emma is wearing one of the first vintage dresses that I ever bought. I love the daisy's!!
This would be titled 'The Day After'. Me and my friend Courtney had a VERY drunken evening...
Tinas dress is a Whirling Turbin (she has like 5 of them!) and Tara's I'm not sure, but its one of my favorites that she owns. Mine is a tie top and shorts playsuit over a red vintage halter top. Its not vintage and is probably from the 90's. It looks the part though!
2002 when me and e won the Jive contest. It was a great surprise to win but I wanted to vomit afterwards. I'm wearing an oriental rayon top and a pencil skirt. Neither are vintage.
It looks like I just slapped Seth and am laughing evily about it. But I swear I didn't!
Tara couldnt make it last year on account of her giving birth to twins, but we made sure she was there anyways and that she had a great time.