I’ve noticed in a lot of comments these last days that many of you have been to Vegas or even are in Vegas at this moment. I thought it would be interesting to talk a little bit more about this crazy town called Paradise or ‘Pair-a-Dice’ as many call it. I have been to Vegas a couple of times but always just lived the hotel life, drove down the strip, did the whole tourist experience, which is all quite nice. On this particular trip we spent two days in Vegas and explored the old city centre of Las Vegas. At first I felt like I was in a museum (which I loved), there’s the Neon Boneyard museum where old Vegas signs are preserved and put on display (amazing on their nightly tour because they light them up!!). But the more of the beaten path parts of Vegas which houses faded motels and a lot of poverty shocked me quite a bit. It was the first time in a long time I actually felt something of a culture in America, I mostly think life and American culture is all about being comfortable and therefore generic, but here in Vegas I saw so much history in people’s eyes, every single person made me write a book in my head.
What’s even more absurd is the contradiction between the strip and the hotel part of Vegas, the extreme wealth and the old centre of Vegas, the poverty and history that’s fading. All of these differences are just one mile apart from each other, very shocking to me. I don’t even think these contradictions are this close to each other in countries like India which I visited as well. Having experienced all of this made this trip really special to me and I don’t think I will forget it soon. Talking about being comfortable, I’m heading back to Los Angeles so expect a new shoot tomorrow. How was your weekend? Big kiss, N.
WHAT I WORE:
Striped sheer top: Forever21