Thursday, April 25, 2013

The VLV 16 Chronicles - Part 2

Tre and I had called it an early night on Thursday because we were both modeling for La Muerte Apparel on Friday at the VLV 16 Fashion Show. We had an 8:00 a.m. MUAH call with strict instructions not to drink the night before and get plenty of sleep.
 
I'd like to go ahead and acknowledge that I wouldn't have any of these photos had it not been for Technicolor Cutie and Mid Century Pink. Thank you so very much ladies! I hope you don't mind terribly that I am using your photos.
 
For the fashion show, I walked once at the start of the show and closed the La Muerte Apparel set with a short Jive to "Why" by The Cue. If you have never heard this song, please hit play below and enjoy as it is definitely a favorite song of mine.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Additional photos of the fashion show can be found here.
 
 
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After the fashion show, Tre and I headed to the pool to find our Denver friends (who were chatting it up with Si Cranstoun).
 
The picture on the far right epitomizes the weekend; full of joy and laughter.
 
 
 
I was so sad looking through my pictures because I realized my Alfred Shaheen dress is just not right for me. Not the color at least, which is devastating because they didn't make many in larger sizes.
 
 
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I had to quickly leave the pool area to go to a fitting with Katherine from Whirling Turban. She had three items for me to try on; one of which I had been looking at online for months.
 
I first tried on a lovely hand dyed yellow playsuit with eyelets and a pure white petal bust. The bodice is fully lined and boned. Oh if only yellow were a good color for me.
 

 
 
The other item that I had been coveting for months, via the website, was the next item that I tried on; the most lovely polka-dot top and pant set. The moment I put it on I knew it was for me. Stepping out of the bathroom and in front of Katherine and my friends, I knew by their faces that it was for me. I felt like a pale, sexy Carmen Miranda.
 
 
 
Not only did I purchase this beauty but I wore it as my Friday night outfit. It was just too perfect not to.
 
 
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Friday night was less interesting as a night for music (for me), so Marie, Mama Liz, Tre, and I headed out to a nice dinner at Canal Street (inside The Orleans). It was the first time the entire trip that I had a truly health meal; it was delightful!
 

 
A girl has to freshen up her lipstick before heading out again. Unfortunately it must be done at the table when there is no restroom in the restaurant.
 
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Our last stop for Friday was the ballroom to listen to the Phat Cat Swingers.
 
 
 
 
 
They are a fantastic group and we had a wonderful time dancing to them.
 
 
 
 
The exhaustion of the 8:00 am MUAH call accompanied with no naps finally hit me around midnight (though I am sure the dancing didn't help). I called it a night and went back to the condo to set my hair for Saturday...
 
 


13 comments:

  1. That yellow bathing suit is DIVINE!!!! You looked so cute the whole weekend!!!

    Love the new look of the blog by the way! xoxo

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    1. It really was divine but I had to pick and the polka-dot was just too good to pass on!

      You are one to talk about being cute the whole weekend. Please go revisit your photos and then discuss with Honey (lol)!

      My poor blog really needed a revamp so thank you. =)

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  2. Wow you sure had a busy Friday! :)

    That polkadot set it so gorgeous on you!!! Also, I think the Shaheen looks lovely...what don't you like about it on you? Y'know I had a similar experience looking through my photos of Saturday night - I love my green lurex dress in person, but I felt that it looked really shapeless and less fitted than it actually is, in the photos.

    I am super bummed that I missed the Phat Cat Swingers after all these rave reviews of them! I bet they were super fun to dance to. Damnit!!!

    I love the new blog look! I will be updating mine soon, too! :)

    Can't wait to read the rest of your VLV posts! xx

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    1. I think it may be the colors that I am not crazy about and it needs to be taken in again.

      I think you look tremendous in your green dress but I can relate to that feeling.

      The Phat Cat Swingers were really so good. You would have loved them!

      Can't wait to see your new layout/design.

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  3. I think the Shaheen dress looks fabulous on you but you know, if you don't feel the vibe, I think you should put your feelers out for one that will meet your glamour demands:) I'm sure one will pop up:) I'm on the look out for one too. Hopefully, I'll be able to wear it next year for Viva:) A girl can dream:)) Oh, so much fun, I would just be smiling listening to the music. Love it! I love when you can also feel the vibe of the band too! I don't know too much about the current jive bands but I can tell you that I'm hoping for Imelda to make an apperance state side, I'd certainly do all in my power to see her.

    I love the polka dot outfit, so you, and so cute! You also really know how to style your hair! Lovely, keep the Viva posts a comin' :))

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    1. Shaheen are just so hard to find. I am not sure what I am going to do: take it in, trade it, sell it...

      I hope you will be at VLV next year!

      We can teach you the basics of dance in one day so you can have some fun on the dance floor. It's not about the steps as much as it is about being haappy just being out there.

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  4. I so agree with the other ladies, that Shaheen looks fabulous on you! Loving the yellow number and the polka dots you chose as well!

    Love what you have done with the look of your blog and I look forward to your next viva posts ;-)

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    1. Maybe I'll have to rethink the Shaheen after all the comments. Maybe a good tailoring will help it out a little more.

      The polka-dot one is all mine and I couldn't be happier!

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  5. I too must say I think your dress looks lovely on you! I loved looking at all your photos, it looks like such a fun time.

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    1. It really is such a good time. I hope you are going to be able to make it out next year!

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  6. SO CUTE!!! Your outfits are all so, so great. And I think you're totally workin' the yellow swimsuit!

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    1. Thank you so much Emileigh Mimi. I just didn't think the yellow was the best color for me. Had it been in blue, purple, green, or black... I'd be poor lets just say that!

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  7. I wish you could see what we see! Yellow looks absolutely perfect on you, and you in it!!!! And the Shaheen dress as well! You look gorgeous in it, and it on you!!!! Colors and everything, Perfect!!!!

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