One of the best performances at Viva 14. Such a thrill to hear her sing, such a doll to meet in person! If you haven't heard her, then you've really been missing something. She covers one of my favorite versions of this song, done similarly by Rose Mitchell in the 50's. A little voodoo version, Ms. Gizzelle. xx.L


With a re-cap even!

How are you lovelies out there? Let me tell you, I am so happy to be back. Totally inspired, totally exhausted but as we do, all we need is a fresh coat of red polish on the nails & a swipe of red on the lips to not look as tired as I feel, right? I can blame this tired feeling on being sick as a dog, even thru Viva I had absolutely no voice & no energy to speak of, but life is too short to worry about being sick right? Right so I had to power thru the weekend as much as I could to keep up with my crazy friends until Sunday evening when I had an absolute crash out at about 3am - I really thought I could keep dancing but my headache gave in much earlier than my feet & out like a light in bed I went! As you know, the gang & I do try to keep dancing until 6-8am (whenever the rooms close down), then goes breakfast, then sleep for the night. Tis the way, all the time, every year. I've got heaps & heaps to share with you, so many fabulous outfits were spotted around, so many fabulous new friends met this year, fantastic moments - I got to meet Tempest Storm! (gasp), Gizelle (gasp), The Caezers (gasp. gasp. gasp.) The famous Mr. Tony Nylons took my photo poolside...so without further ado let me start at the beginning. First, as a suggestion from a friend, a quick dissection of my viva wardrobe. This year I packed 5 day outfits, 4 fancy dinner outfits, 4 dancing outfits, 2 poolside outfits & 1 lounge outfit - with every possible accessory (pretty sure you know this about me by now) all fit into one carry one suitcase & one carry on bag. You would think I was trained by the navy! ;) Here are some quick snaps of the best outfits, I will post the photos of all of us next up. xx.L



To get all you gorgeous readers in the same frame of mine as I am in, stroll with me! xx.L




My dear readers, my sincerest apologies for my very un-planned blogging vacation! Seeing as this is the month that I take a break from the "biz" & focus abit on my personal wardrobe for our annual event this year (scouring etsy more like!), I haven't been able to share much with you! Since I always keep this wardrobe hidden before its unveil, I haven't really even shared my inspiration with you either, have I?! Just terrible, I know. But I do promise to make it all up to you, everything is almost complete (along with a couple of custom dress orders for the Kentucky Derby) & not before long, I shall be back! Thinking of you, I have so much to tell you! I've been up to a few road trips around the California coast, a fantastic new promotion, having gingerbread pancakes with some lovely friends & as always, many many dances with my handsome gents taking me for a spin & a jive on the dance floor. I promise to rekindle our romance asap! xx.L