As you all can guess, I could not pass up the opportunity of shopping like a mad women while at Viva in Las Vegas. To be completely honest, despite all the goodies I am going to share with you…I was rather disappointed with the overall selection at the event. The majority of the indoor vendors where true vintage items, memorabilia, or just uninspiring. The outdoor car show on Saturday proved to be more fruitful in variety and deals.
The first Viva purchases was at the Daddy O’s/Stop Staring booth. I was elated to meet the face behind the brand, Alicia Estrada! She is a true sweetheart and also very excited to hear about the Pin Up Persuasion blog. There was no way I could walk out empty handed from there, I purchased these two dresses.
Lux De Ville did not have a vendor booth set up but their purses where available at many kiosks. I scooped up the Sin City Kiss Lock purse for 20% at the Sourpuss kiosk. During the weekend, LDV also had their golden ticket giveaway. If you were spotted with one of their purses, they would give you a golden ticket to receive a special gift. We scored a Starlite wallet in our choice of color…I went with the green sparkle.
These unique purses by Victory Jane USA are super cute! Each one has a custom pinstripe hand painted for a one of a kind element. This green was too gorgeous to pass up, it retails for $70.
Jewelry was one of the hot items I was searching for. The entire weekend I kept going back to see a classic vintage pearl necklace, debating if I should purchase it or not. On the last day, the vendor was marking everything down so I took a chance by offering $20 for the $39 necklace. To my surprise, they sold it to me for $22…score! The little poodle brooch is also vintage. I loved this little birdie & Angelina Wrona artwork by Classic Hardware.
It was a flower heaven at Viva! The little tropical frangipanis are from the hotel gift shop, I had to have one in every color since they were only $3! Another popular hair accessory was the Snood; a mesh hair wrap. We will see how that works in the near future, need to experiment with it first.
My last purchase at the weekend vendors was a pair of Tres Noir Bombshell sunglasses in black and white. Not in a million years did I see myself paying so much for sunglasses but these are so worth every penny. They retail for about $92 but managed to get them for $85.
While exploring the Las Vegas strip, we ventured into the Forum Boutiques where I tried on my first pair of Louboutin shoes! It was love at first sight of those stunning red soles. No I did not buy a pair but my fiancee promised he would buy them next year. A girl can only hope.
Next stop was Bettie Page Clothing at the Forum shops. I tried on a few dresses and noted which ones I plan on purchasing in the coming months. The one deal that was impossible to turn down was the Illusion Dress on clearance for only $50. It fits like a dream.
Last but not least, Sephora! I most definitely had to take advantage of the cheaper US prices and lower sales tax. After falling in love with the look of liquid eyeliner it was time to try different brands to see what works best. A friend recommended the Kat Von D three piece eyeliner set, so I decided to give it a whirl. During my last makeup lesson, they used the Kat Von D eye concealer as well along with the Dior heated eyelash curler so I grabbed those as well.
Even with limited selection, overall I purchased a bunch of fabulous items at Viva. I am excited to order a couple new Bettie Page dresses very soon and will definitely let you know how things work out in upcoming reviews. Time to start practicing that perfect retro eyeliner look!