The Best Idyllwind Looks We Saw Backstage At Miranda Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency

Here’s what we saw backstage at Lambert’s show.


Madeleine O’Connell

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December 15, 2023


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Miranda Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Tyler Conrad

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Idyllwind, the country-living-inspired clothing and boot brand fueled by Miranda Lambert recently invited a select group of influencers, emerging artists, and professional cowgirls/ropers to get a behind-the-scenes look at Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency

Upon arrival, the group had the opportunity to pose for photos and capture content on stage of the Bakkt Theater inside Planet Hollywood, where Lambert has performed throughout her residency. Then they were ushered into the first row of seats to experience the process of a soundcheck, but what the group didn’t expect was for Miranda Lambert herself to make a surprise appearance. 

Surprise Soundcheck

Dressed in her pre-show look, which consisted of jeans, rhinestone cowboy boots, and a denim, button up shirt featuring even more rhinestones and fringe, the Texas native gave the intimate audience a real treat as she delivered two songs – “If I Was A Cowboy” and “If You Were Mine.”

Miranda Lambert's Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Amani Alzubi, Leyla Alzubi; Photo by Tyler Conrad

Backstage Hangs

Moving behind the curtain, influencers like Mackenzie Holton, Kiersten Newman, Brandi Wilson, Charly Reynolds, and more stepped onto the red carpet for a few interviews before exploring backstage. The Texas-themed setup featured Lambert’s very own “Wanda the Wanderer” airstream, an up-close look at her glamourous on-stage looks, tastings of Red 55 Winery, Lambert’s line of signature wines, and Instagram-worthy photo-ops.

The “Wanda the Wanderer” airstream was the highlight of the evening as it was decked out in bright, colorful lights, velvet seating and personal touches that reflect Lambert’s life and career.  

Miranda Lambert's Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Amanda Haradon and Kiersten Newman; Photo by Tyler Conrad

What To Wear To Miranda Lambert’s Las Vegas Residency

Each influencer put together their cutest Idyllwind outfits for the event and made sure to share some of their best tips for what to wear to Miranda Lambert’s residency. The most popular piece of advice was to incorporate fringe into your look, whether that’s on a skirt, along the sleeves of a jacket, or even on a boot. 

“If you’re coming to Miranda Lambert’s show, I would say you have to wear fringe, first of all, some Western jewelry and maybe a little bit of sparkle,” Reynolds suggested. 

Miranda Lambert's Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Charly Reynolds; Photo by Tyler Conrad

“They sent me these black boots, which I have a pair of black but they’ve got some colors on them so I was excited to have the plain black,” said Emmy Moyen as she described her Idyllwind look. “Then we’ve got this dress with the leather jacket with the fringe all down the back. I’m a sucker for fringe so I was excited about that for sure.”

“Boots are obviously a must…but I think the best thing you got, is being ready to have fun,” Moyen added when sharing her fashion tips. 

Miranda Lambert's Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Kathryn Varian, Sydney Goldwyn, Emmy Moyen, Lyndsey Goldwyn and guests ; Photo by Tyler Conrad

Kambriella Smith, hailing from Tucson, AZ, further stressed Moyen’s point that “nothing beats a black boot,” while Savy Keune said that the top three most important things to include in a Miranda Lambert concert look are “fringe, sparkles, and good energy.”

Miranda Lambert's Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Savy Keune, Brandi Wilson; Photo by Tyler Conrad

Later in the evening, fans flooded the venue as Lambert made her way to the stage and delivered a nearly 90-minute show. Her career-spanning setlist featured fan favorites from her debut album, Kerosene, all the way down to her most recent collection, Palomino.

Shows Continue Into 2024

The “Actin’ Up” singer’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas residency will remain at Bakkt Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino through December 16. The final stint of shows on this run will take place throughout March and April 2024.

Tickets for the remaining dates are available HERE.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.