Countdown 2 Vegas- The Western Atelier

3rd Annual Countdown 2 Vegas- 0 Days Part 1
Featuring Fashionista
The Western Ateleir
Brandi Michelle

Let’s Get To Know Brandi A Little Better…


H: What are you looking forward to at this year’s Wrangler NFR?
B: This year I am most looking forward to seeing the final product of everyone’s hard work from bloggers to influencers to rodeo athletes and rodeo wives. It seems that every year the fashion game is stepped up and more and more is planned and put in motion which is absolutely amazing for everyone involved. Everyone has worked tirelessly throughout the year to step up their game, plan and implement more fashion shows, fashion events, and things to participate in and attend. I cannot WAIT to see the amazing outfits everyone has put together and get to show off my own at the same time! I want to take as many photos with everyone as possible! The talent in the rodeo world is also ever increasing, which means the athletes also have to step up their game. They have all worked so hard to get to this point and equally deserve the spotlight…It takes a village!


H: What trends are you looking forward to seeing this year?

B: I am most looking forward to the “un-trend”…the people who have stepped outside the trends and put together something that is totally new and out of the box. True to myself, I think avant garde style is so much fun and limitless! However, if I had to pick  favorite trend, I absolutely love that non-traditional hats are still in full swing! I love seeing the variations of hat bands, hat pins, colors, shapes, styles, and more!



H: What is a must see or do in Las Vegas?
B: One of my most favorite things to do while I am in town is to ride the Slotzilla Zip Line at Fremont Street! There are two options, a lower line that you can ride in a sitting position and a high line that you can ride laying down in a “superman” position. I love the highline and if you catch it just right, you get to experience the LED light show to music of Fremont Street above your head! I also enjoy visiting the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, especially when you need to step away from the “bright lights of Vegas” and wind down a little bit.

H: What is a must have for first timers in Vegas?

B: I couldn’t say there is a “must” one way or another since everyone has different tastes. If you are in town for the NFR, a must is to wear comfortable shoes for sure! My advice would be to go to at least one rodeo performance at the Thomas and Mack to experience it live. Walk around and see as much of what Las Vegas has to offer during this fun time. Check out all of the shopping from Cowboy Christmas to The Sands to Mandalay Bay, check out a concert at The Mirage, attend an NFR viewing party at the MGM, wander down to Fremont Street at night, cheer on your favorite contestant at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant, and take in a fashion show! Do it all, but do it in comfortable shoes or your favorite pair of boots!

H: What is 1 piece of style advice for Vegas?

B: The best piece of advice I could give from my own experience is to dress comfortable, casual, yet add your own style to your “daytime” look when you are taking in everything Vegas has to offer. As the afternoon rolls into the evening, head back to your room, take your shoes off for a few minutes, then get your glam on! All that walking can you leave you feeling hot, sweaty, and tired. Save your best and most favorite looks for evenings.


H: What is your favorite place to eat? 

B: This is SUCH a hard questions because there are so many amazing places and I am finding new amazing places every year! For a casual bite, I absolutely love the restaurant, I Heart Burgers. They have everything from gourmet to everyday and they even stamp their logo of I Heart Burgers into every bun! If I had to pick somewhere for an evening meal, I love just about any sushi restaurant, but my favorite thus far has been Morimoto inside the MGM. Again, this a tough question! Every year I try to dine at restaurants I haven’t been to yet…never know when you’ll find a new favorite!

Brandi you are so awesome thank you again for being a part of this year’s countdown! Again if y’all are not following this amazing lady on the move you need too! Plus you will not want to miss out on a chance to enter her giveaways STARTING TODAY!!!! So head over and follow her, social medias posted below!

Hannah Leigh




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