Life Under The Big Top: An Afternoon at Circus Circus

las vegas 2012


las vegas 2012


The first of our three-part photo series from a whirlwind trip to Vegas last month is finally here!

Circus Circus is one of those classic Las Vegas landmarks that conjures up images of a bygone era. Opened in 1968 and the size of a spacious compound, it features a famous indoor carnival midway stuffed to the brim with kid’s games but Kat, Gala and I were there for a lesser-known attraction: the RV park. Of course, this being Vegas, the RV park had an extra special attraction — Airstream trailers!!!


las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012


Behind the scenes, this photo shoot took months of planning with constant emails flying back and forth between me in Portland, Gala in New York, wedding photographer Lisa Devlin and Kat in the U.K. and wedding photographer David McNeil, who happened to be in India at the time. Somehow though, it came together beautifully as the crew showed up at 9 a.m. sharp to our suite at The Cosmopolitan in late February.


las vegas 2012


To be completely honest, this is the first time I’d been on a shoot of this size and had both my hair and makeup professionally done. Your Beauty Call fixed the three of us up in record time and whatever magic the makeup artist LaVey used is beyond me — 10 hours later, our faces were still in place, even after frolicking through a windswept desert. And, my backcombed ‘do lasted for four days afterward. Trust me, with this heavy mop of hair, that’s a world record. These girls can handle Paris Hilton and The Kardashians so surely they have a few tricks up their sleeves!


las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012


las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012


las vegas 2012

I Wore:

Neoprene Dress, Asos
Tights, H&M
Boots, Camilla Skovgaard


las vegas 2012

Kat Wore:

1950s pink vintage dress, Frock and Roll Vintage
Neon pink petticoat, borrowed from Gala
Shoes, Irregular Choice Patty
Hair Bow, Chubby Bunny


las vegas 2012

Gala Wore:

Bedazzled Mickey Mouse ears, xo Erika Marie
$20 purple dress
Belt, Betsey Johnson
Shoes, Chinese Laundry


las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012

las vegas 2012


Thanks to everyone for a day I’ll never forget. It all feels very far away now but the photos bring back all the memories of one of the best twelve hour stretches of my life. The magic of Vegas really comes alive when you’re surrounded by a great group of people.


las vegas 2012


Credits:

Photography: David McNeil Photography & Lisa Devlin Photography
Assisted by: Amy Bartlam
Hair & Make Up: Your Beauty Call 
Florals: Enchanted Florists
Location: Circus Circus RV Park, Las Vegas


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