Fame may last a mere 15 minutes, but your makeup can last all day, thanks to the Andy Warhol cosmetics collection from NARS.
Francois Nars told Women's Wear Daily that the line will launch this fall, a nod to an exhibit on the artist opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and in time for the 25th anniversary of Warhol's death.
Expect pop art-inspired color palettes for nail polishes, lip glosses and eye shadows, as well as Warhol imagery on cosmetic cases and emblazoned in shadows and powders.
The first installment arrives at Sephora next month, with a second round of products due out in November. Sign up for updates at www.narscosmetics.com/andywarhol.
"Fashion Star" winner at Downtown Macy's: To support the third annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week, Macy's will hold a day of beauty and fashion events Thursday. At noon, shoppers can join Macy's experts for a style and cosmetics expo, with music, refreshments and more. At 6 p.m., Kara Laricks, season one winner of NBC's "Fashion Star," will stop by for a "Rip the Strip" fall runway show. After the show, she'll meet with fans and sign autographs. Those who spend $50 or more on women's better sportswear or a men's purchase will receive a swag bag.
Throughout the week, looks by Art Institute of Pittsburgh fashion design students will be on display in the store's Forbes Avenue windows.
Performance art presentation at August Wilson Center: Dance and design collide in a window display presented by Marylloyd Claytor Dance Company/Capricorn II where live models will spotlight pieces by Bill Blass, Anne Klein and more from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. A vintage fashion runway show will follow from 8 to 9 p.m. A $25 donation is suggested for the runway show.
Trunk shows at Larrimor's: From haute couture to ready-to-wear, Peggy Jennings' designs combine class with contemporary style. Shop the collection Thursday and Friday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown.
On Saturday and Sunday at The Galleria in Mt. Lebanon, a presentation featuring St. John, Etro, Lida Baday, Escada and Lafayette 148 New York will be on site. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Larrimor's women's wear buyer Lisa Slesinger will assist shoppers with creating outfits suiting their style.
Information: www.larrimors.com; 412-471-5727 (Downtown) or 412-344-5727 (Galleria).
Sunflower Sprouts consignment sale: Shop toys, clothes and more for newborns through 14-year-olds at the fall children's consignment sale at the Shoppes at Northway, upper level, Ross. Public shopping times are 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. It continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6. Select items will be 50 percent off the final two days of the sale. There is a $10 early bird admission fee Friday.
Frown Clown Boutique & Design Studio now open in Lawrenceville: The shop at 5169 Butler St. is a hub for urban streetwear by local designers. Browse Jock 'n Roll, Grand Scheme, WRK Clothes and Streetheart, as well as artwork, illustrations and vinyl figures by illustrator and designer Matt Gondek. The design studio offers Web design, photography, video and print graphic services.
Beyonce designs pro-Obama baby clothes: The songstress and her mom, Tina Knowles, merged their parental and political sides in a line of onesies supporting President Barack Obama. They're white with "2012" and "Obama" printed in red and blue. Another shows stick figures holding hands with the phrase "Forward Together" around them. Find them at https://store.barackobama.com as part of the Runway to Win collection, apparel, accessories and beauty products by designers (Diane von Furstenberg, Rachel Zoe, Nanette Lepore and more) who promote Mr. Obama's reelection.
Saint Laurent Paris concept stores coming: Seems like nary a week goes by without some sort of reference to Hedi Slimane's makeover of the former Yves Saint Laurent brand. The latest discussion topic: What will the stores be like? SLP announced that it will develop concept stores in Paris, Berlin and Shanghai that will carry ready-to-wear selections for men and women. The two-story flagship store in Paris is slated to open in February, and a total of 15 stores are scheduled for next year. A decor of marble, raw concrete and lots of mirrors is planned. The goal: "a new creative brand vision," CEO Paul Deneve told media.
Celebs eager to exercise fashion design muscles: What do Amanda Bynes and Lulu Johnson have in common? Besides their long blond locks, the ladies share a craving to create clothes.
Ms. Bynes, who lately has had her share of legal issues and tabloid attention, recently told People magazine that she plans to move to New York to become a designer.
Ms. Johnson, daughter of famed East Village punk princess designer Betsey Johnson, also is coming out with her own line with her good friend Allison McClellan. But don't expect a cookie-cutter of mama's eccentric style. The Lulu line will be cool and casual, with a dose of Betsey hipness. The Johnson gals also have a reality TV show for the Style network in the works.
To have a style or fashion event considered for Stylebook, send listing to Sara Bauknecht at email@example.com. First Published September 25, 2012 4:00 AM