It’s been so fun to be in Vegas. Everybody is so lively all the time, at any time! You can peek from the hotel rooms at 4 in the morning and people are walking around outside, even still in Halloween costumes! It’s so refreshing to just walk around the streets and just go to random stores and window shop! I wish I could visit everywhere!
In the strip beside the hotel we’re staying at, there’s also a chain of stores with different themes, like M&M’s and Coca Cola! There, I’ve made my own Designer M&M’s! I guess you can call them “Kei&M’s” now! It’s awesome how they have an M&M’s World store with all the stuff like plush dolls, bags and all. It’s so cool that they have a place devoted for the yummy candies. The Coca Cola World beside it has so many memorabilia and merchandise, too! From drinking glasses to shorts to ID magnets, I’m sure soda lovers will have a ball (and some items) going through those stores.
Some other places I’ve visited lately are the Ethel M’s chocolate factory. They have the most delicious and mouth-watering gourmet chocolates I’ve ever had! Most of their pieces are handmade so you can taste and feel the talent and the freshness that they put in their sweets. My favorite so far is their Pecan Brittle, and it’s simply heavenly! Their chocolates are subtle, yet so rich. Their truffles are also so creamy and flavorful.
Now, I’m preparing my photobook for Lookbook and my sites, so I hope you’ll look forward to them! Lately, I’ve been wanting to step up my fashion and style, and I hope I can do that with my comeback work. I want to show a more mature and energetic style to everybody. I feel like lately, I’ve been too comfortable with the clothes that I have, and I want to mix and match and get some better combinations, and more importantly, better photos! I was walking through the fashion stores here and I feel so inspired! If I feel too inspired, though, I might not be able to resist shopping and buying everything and regretting spending so much afterwards!
I’ll definitely miss the feeling of waking up in the morning and not worrying about being late at work or missing anything. I am again energized, though! Even if it was just for a short time, this trip makes me feel like I want to go to more different places just to enjoy and relax, and hopefully I can work hard enough to do that sometime soon! My life has been so quiet lately, so it’s time get a bit busy once more soon!
I just arrived in the USA! After a 17 hour flight (including a half-day stop to Vancouver, Canada, which was by the way, extremely frosty already), I’m really glad to be in fresh air again! I’m not usually very fond of plane rides, especially the long ones, so touching down to my destination feels relieving!
There’s something about being far away from the comfort of your regular lifestyle and doing things differently than what you have everyday. It feels kind of liberating and at the same time, just so drifting that you don’t have to worry about where to have to go, and just enjoy and live in the moment, even just for a few weeks. I haven’t been on a long vacation for quite a while, so my trip this time feels like a big exhale. I’ll be staying here for a few weeks, and I don’t really have any itinerary except for resting and being with my family, and a small surprise project that I’ll reveal soon!
Halloween is just over, and gosh, everything is so fun and exciting here in Vegas! I didn’t really participate in the events here, but just seeing the crowds and the people all in costume is so wonderful! Everybody’s so into the spirit of the Fall season, and while I still wonder what would happen if suddenly real monsters attack and people kept thinking they were just costumes, I’m enjoying seeing the hundreds of people in various unique and crazy attires that they have!
Besides that, so far, I’ve only unpacked at the hotel and had dinner with my family. I feel so relaxed and already fit to go back to work, but of course, I’ll be making this time off for all it’s worth! I’ve walked for half an hour in the one of the malls, and there are so many cool places to shop! I hope to visit them all!
I don’t really have much exciting things to share yet, but soon enough, I’ll be roaming around and hopefully, I’ll get to show you guys some places here. They won’t be those exciting and too beautiful tourist attractions, but I’ll do my best to show the fun things that are here. Being in Las Vegas, Nevada, I’m sure there will be lots of exciting and unusual happenings here, especially that it’s Halloween! I’m even planning to dress up as a Vampire since my sister told me that everybody is in costume here! I might feel like a loser if I don’t, so see you again soon!
Vogue Italia Online - October 2012 Fashion Post with Keita Lee
Photography by: Miraflor Celemin
Modeled with: Jade Caroro