Americans started paying attention to Western wear was during the 1930s, says UNLV associate professor Deirdre Clemente. The modern interpretations get shown off in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo.
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Black Friday versus Cyber Monday really comes down to a sleeping bag in front of Target or sneaking clicks on company time. If it concerns an unheard of deal, shoppers will find a way to justify either. Sometimes both.
For anyone who ever uttered the words, "They're just clothes," a class at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has built a fine rebuttal. It has scoured famous closets, private collections and casino archives to find garments that hold within their threads the fabric of Las Vegas.
Kimberly Cardoza, 47, loves when strangers confuse her and her daughter for sisters. Or when her son is mistaken for her boyfriend. What she doesn't love are needles or the thought of injecting toxins into her face.
The walls of the new Amari fashion boutique in Henderson boast quotes from fashion heavy-hitters such as Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel.
Here's what you need to know about fall fashion '12: It's less about trends, more about texture. Leathers, suedes, furs, metallics, brocades and velvets comprise the all-star, all-luxe ensemble that will undoubtedly make a few cameos in your closet this season.
The Fiesta Square shopping center on Charleston Boulevard and Antelope Way doesn't exactly scream fashion. An old bar, Boodles Tavern, anchors it, and there's no one waiting in a uniform to park your car.
The brown-and-white-striped shopping bag has arrived in Las Vegas. Fashion mavens have come to recognize the branding just as well as they do the little blue box. It means Henri Bendel is finally here.
Make no mistake, 2nd Act Las Vegas is one class act. Owner/operator Pamela Alksne accepts only dry-cleaned, higher-end fashions for the consignment store on the edge of Sun City Summerlin.
Buyers for the spring/summer 2013 season at MAGIC, the fashion trade convention that visits Las Vegas biannually, hope they have their fingers on the fashion pulse of their customers. But that's never determined until the actual shopping begins.
Seven-year-old Kayana Benson can go on and on about her friend Avery's cool purple top that makes the shape of a butterfly. She got it at Target. It's "really cute." And, did she mention it looks like a butterfly?
Las Vegans with fashion ideas of their own are learning how to envision, test and execute their designs at Fashion Camp LV, one of the businesses in The Market LV inside Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.
If you tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding and decided then and there you must have a dress exactly like Kate Middleton's for your own big day, Mina Olive is not the bridal boutique for you.
Allison Leach works as a costume designer in Los Angeles. She dresses actors, characters and now restaurant servers.
Claire Vrainian was in her early 20s when she entered the film industry as a special makeup effects coordinator. She worked on such film sets as "Hellraiser," "Sleepy Hollow" and "Blade." After splitting from her boyfriend, who ran the company for which she worked, Vrainian realized she'd been living someone else's dream for close to 20 years. It was time she found her own.
The day the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act , former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a lot of people to thank for the historic ruling. But the ardent proponent of the bill also gave a little credit to the shoes she wore that day, now known as her "lucky purple pumps."
Celebrity magazines might have dropped Paris Hilton long ago, but the only thing Michael Boychuck wants to drop is her name. It's the local celebrity hairstylist's first day on the job at his new salon in Summerlin, and he's mentioned Hilton half a dozen times during an interview.
Some things are best unplanned. Art is one of them. And, if you're Jessica Galindo, fashion is, too.
The glare of flashing lights, gambling, celebrity events and vice often leaves Las Vegas' creative world in a shadow. The city is known more for the glitz and glamour of the Strip than for creativity in fashion or music. To change that, Dennaya...
Giving Dad a tie on Father's Day is so old-school. Of course, giving Dad a bow tie is even older old-school, but in a much hipper way. We've assembled a list of gift suggestions for the holiday that is only three shopping days away. Take a gander. Whether he's the sporty dad, dapper dad or bookworm kind of dad, there's something to suit him.
Home organization shows make for fine TV. The disheveled "before" shot juxtaposed with the tidy "after" one indulges viewers almost as much as a glamorous makeover. Brenda Prinzavalli, local organizing strategist, has just one problem with those shows.
Two women have opened iBlowdry to make the fresh-from-the-salon blowout look accessible. The salon doesn't give cuts or colors, just blowouts. And it's open until midnight seven days a week.
You have three shopping days left. Don't disappoint the woman who changed your diapers and nursed your wounds.