Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dita Von Teese: Strip Strip Hooray!

Last February I notified all of you that I would be attending my first performance of the Dita Von Teese: Strip Strip Hooray show! Well I attended with my very good friend Johnny, but we ended up showing fashionably late and missed the whole show except for the grand finale and we were kind of a distance from the stage. However we partied till 4 am at a Goth Drag show at nearby gay bar and a friends hotel room party! Great Times! I have a few pics from that night below.
This year my brother and I attended the show and we made sure not to miss it!
 It was nothing but magical and amazing! Glitter, Glamour and Boobs everywhere!! haha
I finally got a chance to see Duke LaFayette and Dirty Martini! Both are show stoppers! And that Murray Hill, hilarious!! I had the chance to see Perle Noire before at Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase, she's amazing! This time we were right upfront, but I didn't take any photos though it was tempting.

 2013 Strip Strip Hooray Show

This year I made sure to go with a Red theme since Valentine's Day was that week. I designed and made my floral fascinator myself using vintage netting, I wore my beaded gloves that are from Forever 21, my black velvet thrifted dress, black backseam stocking, printed patent leather clutch and of course my vintage fox fur stole! I always do high glamour for Dita!

I even tweeted about it and she favourited it! Aww so sweet!

A picture of my brother Angel and I at home after the show. 
He wore my Dita Von Teese Bottle Cap pin I Made using an image of Dita I found online
and there's a closer pic of my floral fascinator.

 2012 Strip Strip Hooray Show

The first time I wore my vintage fox fur stole that night (and the drag queens went crazy for it!) My favorite vintage 1940's hat (which happens to be liked by Dita she complemented me on it when we first met in 2009), vintage jewels the brooch I bought at Viva as a wardrobe fixer upper. I paired it with sheer black gloves and my black velvet vintage suit jacket and slinky dress with nude & black backseam stockings.

These are some photos I snapped at the show that year 
( Since I arrived so late I had no idea we couldn't take pics but I didn't get in trouble)

Here's a pic from that goth drag show I went to afterwards! So much fun!

If anyone gets a chance be sure to check out this fun, amazing, hilarious, glamourous, magical and inspirational show! It makes me want to undress to nothing but glittery pasties!
Maybe one day.

Thank you Dita for putting on such a great show & being such an inspiration!


(all photos by. Victoria Inez Rivera)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Morrissey at Hollywood High

Be there or be square!!
Somehow my lucky stars were aligned and I got myself orchestra tickets to this intimate show, following right after Moz plays the Staples Center.
I think I'm going to dress in a totally retro teeny bopper vibe for this show, it seems appropriate.
 I just hope I don't get trampled on!
I'll see you guys there!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Upcoming Events

Tons and tons of fun events are coming up! 
For all your Retro, Vintage, Rockabilly & 80's needs!
I'll be at most of these events, so if you see me say hi and be sure to spread the word!

February 23, 2013
Call it 'Victoria Vends Vintage Part 2'! I'll be vending my own vintage and reproduction clothing for women and men here at this really cool shop along with friends this saturday! Everything from the early 20th century, along with food vendors and live band! Different sizes and styles to choose from, meet new people and have a great time! There's even a fashion show from 12:30 pm - 1:30pm!

March 1, 2013
Morrissey is back in town! The original show was scheduled back last November with Iggy & The Stooges. However due to Moz's momma being sick he rescheduled and we're left with no Iggy and lame Patti Smith! (Ugh, I'm not really a PS fan sorry) So I think all of Los Angeles will be crammed into Staples Center this night as well as be roaming the streets of LA for the after parties.

That same night some friends of mine are throwing a grand opening party for their vintage clothing shop Vintage Vortex! I don't think I'll be able to attend due to the Morrissey show, but if you love vintage and grilled cheese (The Famous Grilled Cheese Truck will be there!) be sure to stop by!

March 9, 2013
Many of you have heard of this event before! I usually attend every year and it gets bigger and bigger! This years band line up sounds great! Come all the way out to the Inland Empire for your Rockabilly fix, pinup girls and those classic cars!
You can check out some event details and pics at the last time I attended the festival 

March 16, 2013

The Chit Chat Club resurfaces yet again! This time for a fun filled glamourous night on Catalina Island!
This event is surely not to be missed! The Avalon Casino hasn't seen a party like this is ages! A black tie affair with great bands and at a ticket price that's a steal what's not to love!

March 26, 2013
Woo! DM fans let me hear you!! Finally Depeche Mode is releasing a new album that day and the New Wave Bar is hosting a album release party with a night full of DM, world famous DJ Richard Blade and the best DM tribute band ever, my friends Strangelove!! This is certainly not event to be missed so come have a Black Celebration!

March 30, 2013
Couldn't make it to the new DM album release party at the New Wave? Never fear 333 Live in Downtown LA is having an DM dance party with ultimate DM tribute Strangelove, including a DJ set by Strangelove's Devotional Dave!! I'd really love to attend this night especially at one of my favorite venues with my favorite guys, but I'll be in Vegas that night.

Thursday- Sunday
March 28 - 31 2013
Viva is right around the corner!! Do you have your tickets yet? Are you ready for drunken, rockabilly, dance and party all night mayhem?! This will be my second year attending and I still haven't even posted about my first year going! Grab your best vintage, that classic car and those dance shoes for the biggest rockabilly festival in the world!! 
See you there!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hello! I'm Still Here!

Hello 2013 and Hello lovely people and readers out there!!

I'm still alive and I haven't gone anywhere! I've just been incredibly busy...and or lazy too. Plus I'm having major technical difficulties, my computer is on it's last limbs. But I definitely want to update you on what's been going on! So so much!! Last year was a hell of a year for me and I have so much to share! Love, Loss, Success, Learning.. all having it's crazy ups and downs, opportunities and fun things. This year is turning out to be an interesting one with new opportunities arising, plus soo many cool events have happened that I haven't had a chance to share with you! Never fear though, I will try my best to post about all the really cool ones that haven't happened yet!

So even though It's been a whole year since posting and I'm introducing myself back already a month after the new year began I hope you will continue to follow with me on my crazy, retro, kooky adventure in life with me!
Thanks and prepare for tons to come!!

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