Stylebook: Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame seeking nominations

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For the fifth consecutive year, Pittsburgh Fashion Week will end with the induction of new members into the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame.

The public is invited to nominate people with ties to the city's fashion and beauty communities by submitting their names, an explanation of why they deserve to be inducted and contact information for the nominees. Send it by March 21 to halloffame@pittsburghfashionweek.com or Pittsburgh Fashion Week, Box 17947, Pittsburgh 15235.

Nominees will be evaluated on the longevity and degree of impact they have had on Pittsburgh's fashion and/or beauty scenes. They can be residents of the city or people who now live elsewhere but have Pittsburgh roots. Five to eight nominees will be recognized at Pittsburgh Fashion Week.

For the second year, the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame also will honor an up-and-coming member of the local fashion and beauty industry with its Exceptional Artist Award.

Honorees will be announced in the spring and inducted Sept. 28 at a luncheon at the Omni William Penn. Information: www.pittsburghfashionweek.com.

More from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front ...

W by Worth spring shopping event: Step into spring in style with the latest luxe women's wear trends, including head-to-toe white, ombres, plaid and stripes. Shop the collection by appointment through Thursday.

Email ptarkin@wbyworth.com or cnorth@wbyworth.com to schedule a session. Information: www.wbyworth.com.

Macy's celebrates eras of black style: Salute decades of African-American style at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Macy's. Journalist and style expert Constance White, supermodel Beverly Johnson and FashionAFRICANA founder Demeatria Boccella will take part in a discussion about the cultural contributions of black style and beauty. Stephanie Taylor, who chairs the Art Institute of Pittsburgh's fashion retail management and fashion design programs, will serve as host.

A reception will follow. Those who spend $50 or more will receive a preview copy of the new book "Constance White Presents the Queens & Kings of Style." Space is limited. Register at macysbhmpittsburgh.eventbrite.com.

Rose & Delilah trunk show at Glitter & Grit bridal boutique: Bridal fashions from the collection focus on the fine details, including delicate laces and bows, handmade flowers and crystals. Dresses are known for their simple silhouettes with a romantic, vintage aesthetic.

Browse the line by appointment Friday through Sunday at 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Information: 412-781-2375 or www.glitterandgritpgh.com.

Blog in Style workshop: Learn tips for successful fashion blogging at a workshop 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at 720 Records, 4405 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Picking a blog name, choosing a blogging platform and growing an audience are some of the topics that will be discussed. Coffee and treats will be provided.

Tickets are $20 at www.eventbrite.com.

Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase 25th anniversary expo: More than 200 wedding experts will be on hand at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to offer brides-to-be tips on wedding, reception and honeymoon planning. See the latest bridal trends spotlighted in fashion shows at 12:30 and 2 p.m.

Purchase tickets online at www.pghbridalshowcase.com to save $5 off the $15 admission fee. VIP and bridal party passes also are available.

Stella & Dot Brighten Your Life tour at Omni William Penn hotel: The direct sales accessories company will have representatives on hand to share how women can earn money through selling the line at private in-home trunk shows and e-commerce and social media opportunities. Guests also can get sneak peeks of trends and collections. To date, Stella & Dot has helped stylists make commissions across North America, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

It's 5:30 p.m. Monday. Register at www.eventbrite.com.


For more from PG style editor Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, email listing two weeks in advance to sbauknecht@post-gazette.com.

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