Viva Las Vegas – Bumper Photo Post, Beautiful People and a swoonworthy JD McPherson

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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.

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My dress is a 1960′s Aloha vintage number worn with matching blue and green jewellery and that cool sequinned hat find.

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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.

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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.

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Bonnie Rose was up to her usual tricks winning friends and influencing people.. VLV Bonnie Viva Las Vegas   Bumper Photo Post, Beautiful People and a swoonworthy JD McPherson

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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.

 

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Vegas, you’re the greatest; let’s not be strangers now y’hear?

 

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Candice DeVille

Specialty Vintage Stylist, Blogger, and Presenter; Candice DeVille has been writing Super Kawaii Mama since early 2008. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she's always in search of the next glamorous adventure. Bringing you vintage style, glamour and inspiration for the 21st Century.
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13 Comments

  1. OMG, the bum on that perfect orange haired goddess is fab!
    And I luv Doris’ skirt.
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  2. Emily /

    Amazing swim suits and pool side attire, and such brilliant hair dos!
    You 3 all looked wonderful, and I’m sure you were all pulling some looks!

  3. I love all of their outfits- and yours. Vegas looks stunning, I have always wanted to go. Being more 60s/70s kitsch than 50s, there are few places (even in the vintage world) where I could go totally OTT with my ‘look’, but I reckon Vegas would be one!

    I do love the rockabilly look too- the pool party looks like a world taken over pin ups! Oh, and a man in a flamingo hat (Ashamed to admit, but would wear that hat if I’d had a couple of Mai Tais hahaha!).
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  4. Kristine /

    Wow! You must have a great time in you outing! I love the outfits! You looks so cool…. Thank you for sharing the pictures and the videos. I enjoyed watching!
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  5. Wow there is some seriously amazing hair going on at that pool party! Love it.

    I’m so sorry I will be missing you in Canberra. Unfortunately two birthday parties and helping build a house mean I can’t get there – and I was even invited to be one of the dancers. Still the weather is meant to be beautiful if cold so I hope you have a lovely time.
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  6. Man…this whole day looks so fabulously interesting. I would have loved to be amongst other lovely vintage ladies who value eccentric styling and that from another time. You looked lovely in your Aloha vintage number.
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  7. I felt like I was watching a movie set with how amazing everyone looked! Gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for sharing! I love it!

    ~ Kieli ~
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  8. This looks like such a fun event!! Vegas and retro pin up style go hand in hand like no other! P.S. Absolutely love that seahorse cape!

  9. Vintage clothing is being mixed with gothic and emo style. That’s what we can call as fashion mixing. Fashion really have it’s way to showcase it’s world. Be part and enjoy it.

  10. How is it that I didnt see you there? Your pool party outfit is fab ;).

    And JD is just a-maz-ing :D
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  11. Eeep, the 2nd photo from the bottom is me! Haha! xoxo

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    • Super Kawaii Mama /

      SINderella Rockafella: And don’t you look gorgeous! Your fabulous hair and charming smile caught my eye in the darkness. :)

  12. Debbie Gonzalez /

    I would love to attend this event in Vegas for 2013 When, Where and if u know where I can get details. thank you Debbie

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