Just in time for Valentine's Day, a trunk show Saturday at Orr's Jewelers will feature the Love Always jewelry collection from Phillips House, a favorite among celebs, including Lauren Conrad, Kerry Washington and Zooey Deschanel.
Some accessories include a rose or yellow gold and diamond engraved bracelet, a yellow gold and diamond heart pendant and the double gold-and-diamond bracelets joined by a gold chain, inspired by "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Phillips House jewelry typically ranges from $625 to $12,000. See the star-worthy selections 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 5857 Forbes Ave. Information: thephillipshouse.com or www.orrsrocks.com.
ModCloth to hold Plus Fit Fete: The e-commerce fashion site will showcase its plus-size vintage and indie-inspired looks at a style event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Bakery Square. Guests can try on plus-size apparel, get a sneak peek of spring samples and meet ModCloth's plus-size fashion buyer. The first 100 guests will receive a free gift bag. There also will be snacks, a photo booth, drinks for those 21 and older with ID and a complimentary coupon to shop ModCloth.com. To RSVP, visit ModCloth on Facebook.
SAS, Wagner Shoes charity drive: Don't kick old shoes to the curb. SAS Shoes in Monroeville and Tanger Outlet in Washington County and Wagner Shoes in Lawrenceville are collecting old shoes this month for Soles4Souls, a national charity that distributes footwear to people in need. Those who contribute to the collection will receive a $5 discount toward a new pair of shoes.
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European Union stands up against cosmetic animal testing: Come March, the European Union will end the import and sale of cosmetics tested on animals. The ban is for toiletries and beauty products, including soaps and toothpastes.
Jason Wu to debut first makeup line: Just a few weeks after Michelle Obama wore for a second time a dress by Jason Wu to the presidential inauguration, the Taiwanese-Canadian designer is in the news again, this time for his first makeup collection. He told Women's Wear Daily that he will produce the limited-edition line with Lancome. It's expected in stores in September.
Victoria's Secret responds to petition for mastectomy bras: A Change.org petition with more than 118,000 signatures encouraging Victoria's Secret to create a line of "survivor" bras for women who have had mastectomy surgeries was hand-delivered last week to the lingerie chain's New York office. Allana Maiden, who started the campaign, and her mother Debbie Barrett, a breast cancer survivor, then met with Tammy Roberts Myers, vice president of external communications for VS's parent company Limited Brands. The women have been invited to visit Limited Brands' Ohio headquarters to further discuss the petition's proposal.
"If there's anything I could tell the 118,000 people who've signed my Change.org petition right now, it's that Victoria's Secret is taking very seriously the comments from survivors and their families and friends who want to see 'Survivor Bras' in their stores," Ms. Maiden said.
Lulu Guinness handbags coming to J.C. Penney: The British accessories maker will be the latest high-end designer to create a line for JCP. The LULU diffusion line of bold bags, fun scarves and whimsical clutches will retail for less than $65. Find it in stores later this month.
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