Waking Up in Vegas

as you know, i was in vegas last week to help tminx out at the POOL/MAGIC tradeshow, which is where a bunch of buyers and professionals (or students!) in the fashion industry congregate to check out the new collections and place orders from all kinds of brands and labels, ranging from indie to established. it was really fun! i got a ride with yvonne (the owner) and kelsi of dedicated follower of fashion. they're both very sweet and great to talk to.

interning for the show was awesome. my job was to man the booth for a few hours a day so yvonne could take a break. it was a pretty sweet deal, considering i had a lot of time to wander around the other shows, gamble a little (kelsi taught me how to play video roulette! dangerous), and hang out with friends. i even had my own hotel room! score.

we didn't even really go to the clubs or anything--too tired! how sad. but i was happy to run into nicole at the launch party for POOL, and kelsi introduced me to bree of stylist diva. we had dinner at wolfgang puck (pretty good, but overpriced) and pink taco (oh my god! SUCH GOOD TACOS), but i failed at documenting any of it. sorry. but here are a few things that i did get awesome pictures of:

new york, new york


inside bellagio

vegas is something else. there's tons of places to shop, eat, and go out! kelsi and i trekked from one side of the strip to the other (mandalay to caesar's palace), in search of Serendipity 3 to fulfill our craving for something sweet.

it was my first time there, and the frozen hot chocolate was amazing (think slushy, super sweet, chocolate-y goodness)! we also ordered the nachos, which were delicious (but did not mix well with the frozen hot chocolate. oops.).

i also ran into the famous twinkie chan at the pool tradeshow promoting her new yummy you line, wearing none other than the tiffany blue hair bow she bought from me over a year ago! so surreal. i've never seen any of my stuff "in action" before. she was really sweet and even said it was her favorite. i was too excited i didn't even get a picture. boo.

overall, i had a memorable (and slightly exhausting!) trip in vegas. apart from the sucky, super hot/humid weather, i really did enjoy meeting new people and looking at all the pretty clothes/accessories. i was also grateful for getting to meet up with my best friend for a little bit because she just so happened to be vacationing with her family (yay!).

me and the best friend

anyway, i'll be doing a post soon on a few of the fun things i got from the show and my favorite new finds! it's good to be back.