Sunday, March 11, 2012
VLV 15- Making a list!
I am so looking forward to VLV because 1: it's Vegas and 2: it will be my 37th birthday! I mean, a birthday in Vegas!? VLV or not, talk about fun and exciting!
Nevertheless, I would like to post a few clothing and accessories tips in celebration of the big event!
1. Check your couture!
Make sure there are no loose seams, rips, missing/loose hook and eyes, buttons, etc. If you cannot repair anything yourself, take it to a tailor. Also, be sure to take items to the dry cleaners if needed. I also pack a sewing kit complete with thread, needles, hooks and eyes, spare buttons, and a measuring tape (great when buying clothing from the vendors).
2. Check your shoes!
Make sure your shoes are in good condition! If they need new heel caps, new buckles, re-soling, new straps, or general repairs, take them to your local cobbler/shoe repair shop.
3. Check your beauty kit!
Do you have adequate foundation, powder, sunblock, mascara, lipstick, eyeliner, brushes, sponges, false eyelashes, and/or eyeshadow? Ensure your kit covers all the basics! Moreover, if you plan to carry your makeup, make sure liquids over 3 ounces are packed into your checked luggage. (This is especially important for US travelers)
4. Make sure that suitcase is under 50 lbs!
In this new era of travel, any checked bag over 50 pounds is going to be charged extra (ie $100.00 USD). Moreover, most airlines charge an average of $25.00USD for the first bag. Plan to pack for the days you are away from home. For example, I will be in Las Vegas for 5 nights and 5 days. I will need 5 daytime outfits, 5 night looks, and a few varieties of shoes. I will also pack a few late night items like Freddies of Pinewood jeans, vintage tops, and Re-Mix wedges.
5. Jewelry and accessories!
Be sure to have a nice variety of jewelry and accessories! Bakelite, lucite, moonglow, rhinestones, parure sets, and celluloid oh my! I also plan to bring my lucite bags and hair flowers. These items will be in my carry-on luggage. I am too afraid of packing them in my checked baggage! So, if you plan to carry these items with you, make sure your bag fits in the overhead compartment above your seat or underneath. Please check individual airlines for details.
Make sure you pack all you need to do your pin-curls, wet sets, and victory rolls. This includes Lottabody lotion, bobby pins, curlers, hair products (in travel sizes), combs, brushes, curling irons, snoods, and hair flowers. I also pack a can of Tigi Dirty Secret to help my hair look its best between washes. Tresemme also makes a good dry shampoo spray.
So, what are your packing tips? Are you ready?