Viva Las Vegas festival is a great excuse to play dress up, following on from my VLV Behind The Scenes Packing post I thought i’d share a few poolside snaps of a few fabulous outfits I was seen sporting to this years event.Friday night: The ballroom at VLV can get a bit chilly if you’re sat around, also if you stay away from The Orleans Hotel then you might need a cardigan for the taxi ride home. This is my 1950’s lace peach dress bought from the 21st Century Retro ‘CND’ Vintage shop on Holloway Road, London and basic cardigan in pale pink. I love to mix vintage and high-street clothing.Saturday daytime: 1950’s floral day dress courtesy of my BFF The Glediator worn with New Look wide fit heels. I had to repeat shoes with various outfits as these are the comfiest I own and we did a lot of walking betwen the car show, main stage, casino and vendors rooms!
Saturday night: On Saturday night we headed out to the car show and to watch Little Richard play, we painted the town red. We all donned our red frocks and turned a few heads being stopped to pose in various photos with people at the festival, so much fun! I love this bright red scalloped neckline dress I bought from Jane Norman, such a flattering length and the ponto-roma fabric is soft yet sturdy enough to keep any stray lumps and bumps from showing.Sunday daytime: Sunday was the day of our poolside Easter BBQ. Our darling friend Norma flew in from San Francisco for VLV and came round to enjoy a spot of lunch. Don’t you just love Norma’s dress?!!
Sunday night: Norma brought me a gorgeous floral 1940’s vintage dress as a super special Easter gift! I could not love it anymore, it’s my new favourite. The print is divine with cream, yellow and peach coloured flowers on a bright cobalt blue base. The crepe fabric is so flattering and drapes beautifully. The neckline is typically Japanese with the stand collar and loop fastenings. >Thank you Norma you are the greatest!< My mini red Japanese parasol was bought from Ebay. I threw a couple of flowers in my hair to match my new dress and headed out to party.
‘Playing dress up begins at age five and never truly ends’ – Kate Spade