Stylebook: Bootie Pies boots take steps to protect pedicures
October 16, 2012 4:00 AM
Bootie pies help prevent pedicure smudges from shoes with a toe piece that removes to allow polish to dry while on the go. They're $68 to $98 at www.bootiepies.com.
By Sara Bauknecht Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sandal season may be over, but that doesn't mean pedicures are out of style. Prevent socks and boots from smudging polish on the way home from the salon, now that it's too chilly for flip-flops, with Bootie Pies.
The unique line of footwear looks like Uggs but has a toe flap that comes down, allowing toes to remain exposed, polish to dry and feet to stay warm. They come in suede and leather and are winter weather-friendly.
Find them in a variety of colors, such as camel, chocolate and blackberry, for $68 to $98 at www.bootiepies.com.
Pittsburgh fashion front ...
Patricia Boutique fall fashion show: Browse looks for fall at a style show to benefit the Chatham Village Clubhouse, where the event will take place 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: email@example.com or 412-488-8833.
Trunk show at Larrimor's: Luxurious fabrics, bold colors and stylish silhouettes channel Venetian glamor in women's wear from Santorelli. Find it Thursday and Friday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Information: www.larrimors.com or 412-471-5727.
Fox Chapel Kids Consignment sale: Stock up on all your baby and kid needs, including clothes, toys, books, shoes and bedding, at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 368 Guys Run Road, Indiana Township (15024). It starts Thursday, with volunteer pre-shopping from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., consignor pre-shopping from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and early bird shopping 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Public shopping is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. A $5 entrance fee is required for early bird shopping. Most items Sunday will be half off. Information: www.foxchapelkids.org.
Downtown welcomes late-night shopping Thursdays: "Stay late, shop and dine" is the motto of an initiative by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corp. For three Thursdays during the next couple of months, select Downtown stores and restaurants will remain open until 8 p.m. for people to enjoy after work. Participating retailers are Brooks Brothers, Larrimor's, Joseph Orlando, Heinz Healey's, Boutique la Passerelle and JoS. A. Bank. Spend $100 or more and receive 20 percent off at Downtown restaurants Sonoma Grille, Seviche, Las Velas, August Henry's, Nine On Nine, Taste of Dahntahn, Six Penn Kitchen, Vallozzi's, Penn Avenue Fish Company and Habitat.
The first late-night Thursday is this week, with others scheduled for Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.
Frill Seekers lingerie event at Nordstrom: Shop lingerie, with the help of an in-store fit consultant, Friday and Saturday. While supplies last, gifts will go to those who spend $50 or more on a bra or panty purchase. Two dollars from bra purchases will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Information: nordstrom.com/frillseekers.
Macy's juniors fall fashion event at Ross Park Mall: Discover what's in style for the season at a fall trend show featuring as host Mandi Line, costume designer for ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars." There will be mini-makeovers, music, treats and a chance to win a $300 Macy's gift card and a style consultation with Ms. Line. Those who spend $35 or more on a juniors purchase will receive a gift. Check it out 2 p.m. Saturday.
Annual St. Barnabas Charities fashion gala: Take a trip to Paris -- without leaving Pittsburgh -- at an "Ooh-la-la" fashion gala and luncheon Saturday at Kean Theatre, Richland. The afternoon will include dozens of vendors, a fall fashion show, basket raffle and lunch and desserts. WPXI-TV's Trisha Pittman will emcee the event.
It's 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch seatings at 11 a.m. and 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. The fashion show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $32 at 724-444-5521 or www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com. Discounts are available for groups of six or more.
Kathy Kane Collections to offer weekly jewelry previews: Kathy Kane, who worked in fine jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue, Downtown, for years before it shuttered, is back with her own business, Kathy Kane Collections, which will offer pieces from lines such as Piranesi and Alex Soldier. Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., select pieces will be previewed at Izzazu, 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Ms. Kane also is available for private appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-999-6501.
Little Shoes to carry limited Est. 1850 Collection: The family shoe store on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill is now one of just a few independent retailers across the country to carry Johnston & Murphy's Est. 1850 Collection. The line's retro-inspired styles are produced in limited runs from special leathers, with each pair being finished individually. See footwear at www.johnstonmurphy.com.
Steel City named a top 20 'Sweat Suit City': A recent round of surveys from Experian Marketing Services has named Pittsburgh the third highest sweat suit-consuming city in the country. No. 1 went to Philadelphia, with Hartford, Conn., in second place. Lafayette, La.; Laredo, Texas; Boston; New York; Los Angeles; Victoria, Texas; and Scranton, Pa., rounded out the top 10. See the full list at www.experian.com.
Also in the news ...
Facebook testing "want" button for fashion brands: The social media site is in the process of making it easier to envy clothes and accessories. Instead of clicking the "like" button, FB is testing a "want" option with retailers such as Victoria's Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus and Fab.com that would allow people to create a type of online wish list.
Taylor Swift partners with Keds: How does a chart-topping singer celebrate the launch of a new album? In Taylor Swift's case, with a new shoe line. The pop-country crooner has teamed up with the footwear brand to design a limited-edition red sneaker line that will be released in conjunction with her new album "Red." Get a sneak peek at www.keds.com.