Celebs Launch Aldo’s Botanical Shoe Collection at Historic ‘Ghost Hunters’ Black Dahlia House

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Brit Elkin and Tallulah Willis launch Aldo's summer collection.
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Aldo embraced its “exotic summer” launch party’s theme down to the mysterious location on Thursday in Los Angeles.

The brand presented its Bold Botanicals collection at the Sowden House, a historic home featured on Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters” that has been associated with the Black Dahlia murder, according to the series. The Lloyd Wright-designed estate was built in the 1920s and is known for its Mayan pyramid-inspired exterior, where the backdrop was transformed to match the collection’s gold, silver, and palm print themes.

cara santana, aldo shoes, izabela sandals Cara Santana wears Aldo’s Izabela sandal; $70; aldoshoes.com. Courtesy of Aldo, Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

cara santana, aldo shoes, izabela sandals Detail of Cara Santana in Aldo’s Izabela sandal; $70; aldoshoes.com. Courtesy of Aldo, Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Emma Roberts’ stylists Brit and Kara Elkin hosted the soiree, which included actresses Tallulah Willis and Cara Santana, among other guests, who arrived in the brand’s new styles.

Santana had on the Izabela nude sandal with metallic detail. Featuring a striped stacked 3-inch heel, the shoes retail for $70 on aldoshoes.com.

brit elkin, Tallulah Willis, aldo, Brit Elkin and Tallulah Willis at Aldo’s Summer 2017 launch. Courtesy of Aldo, Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Brit wore Aldo’s Olivarra sandals when she posed alongside Willis, who had on silver round-toe shoes. The Olivarra sandals feature a 5-inch heel, 1-inch platform, and they’re available for $80 on aldoshoes.com.

aldo, olivarra sandals, shoes Aldo’s Olivarra sandal; $80; aldoshoes.com. Courtesy of Aldo

A custom Stessy heel was created exclusively for the launch and it incorporated green metallic accents with the palm-leaf print on the sole of the shoe heel. Some of the other women’s styles included metallic block heels, sling-backs, embellished mules, platforms, sandals, pumps; along with greens and other saturated colors.

Kara Elkin, Brit Elkin, aldo summer, shoes, 2017 Kara Elkin and Brit Elkin at Aldo’s Summer 2017 launch. Courtesy of Aldo, Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com

Other guests included Ethan Peck, Jordyn Jones, Debby Ryan, Carson Meyer, Camille Rowe, Matt Cutshall, Larsen Thompson and Kendrick Sampson.

aldo, bold botanicals, summer 2017, shoes Aldo Bold Botanicals collection presents summer styles. Courtesy of Aldo, Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com
aldo, bold botanicals, summer 2017, shoes Aldo Bold Botanicals collection presents summer styles. Courtesy of Aldo, Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com
Sowden House, aldo Aldo’s summer launch at Sowden House in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Aldo, Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA.com