When 26-year-old fashion darling Julian Louie sent his models down the spring 2011 runway in sky-high patchwork Ikat wedges created in collaboration with ALDO, it sent the fashion world into a social media frenzy. Thanks to a Tweet from Elle’s creative director, Joe Zee, the shoes became an instant sensation, and the rest is history. The retailer, who originally had no plans to produce the wedges, caved under the pressure and chose two styles to be produced in two different colors. The Las Vegas outposts of ALDO won’t be carrying the capsule collection in stores, but the full line will be available online April 18 for only $125. Let’s all let out a collective “thank you” to Zee and to ALDO for giving us runway style at prices we can afford.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.