Stylebook: March ushers in fashion shows across Pittsburgh

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March Madness isn't just for sports fans this year.

Style Truck, one of Pittsburgh's mobile boutiques, will be hitting the road over the next couple of weeks to bring fashion to five stops around the city as part of its March Madness shopping tour:

 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Pittsburgh Concord K-5 art and music showcase, 2350 Brownsville Road, Carrick (benefits Concord Elementary parent teacher association).

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, New Eagle vendor and craft show, 156 Chess St., New Eagle, Washington County (supports American Cancer Society).

5-7:30 p.m. March 26, Jergel's Rhythm Grille "Manicures & Martinis" event, 285 Northgate Drive, Marshall.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 29, Strip District, Penn Avenue and 23rd Street.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30, Girls Gone Shopping craft and vendor show, Center Stage at 1495 Old Brodhead Road, Center.


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Lafayette 148 New York trunk show at Larrimor's, Downtown: Known for fine detail and craftsmanship, the collection offers feminine separates, embellished novelty pieces, leathers and luxe knitwear. Sizes zero to 18 and zero to 16 petite and women's 14W-24W and 1X-3X will be available.

It's Thursday through Saturday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the rest of the show. Information: or 412-471-5727.

Mother of the bride (or any special occasion) trunk show at Lintons, The Waterfront: View collections from Ashley, Caterina, Daymor, Damianou, Ideas by Barbara, Scaravelli and VM by Mori Lee at a trunk show Thursday through March 24. Those who place an order during the event will receive a 10 percent discount. Petite and plus sizes for select styles will be available. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. each day except Sunday, when the store is open from noon-6 p.m.

Information: or 412-461-2600.

& For Love bridal trunk show at Glitter & Grit, Lawrenceville: For the bride who craves a contemporary gown with a laid-back vibe, check out the mix of elegant, ethereal and bohemian-style ones to be featured Friday through Sunday at 5300 Butler St.

To book an appointment, visit or call 412-781-2375. Learn more about the brand at

North Allegheny Foundation Hats Off to Spring fashion show: See trends for the season from retailers and Pittsburgh-based designers -- including Cache, Kiya Tomlin, Schee and Gina Mazzotta Millinery -- at a fashion show 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, McCandless. Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, music and, for VIP guests, swag bags and reserved runway seating. There also will be a chance to bid on silent auction items, including a NHL jersey signed by Pascal Dupuis.

Tickets are $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP seats and $350 for a table for 10 at Proceeds will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives at North Allegheny schools.

52nd annual Fair Lady Frolic fashion show: The yearly event held by the Italian Sons & Daughters of America will be Sunday at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Downtown. This year's show is titled "No Better Gift Than Hope" and will include a luncheon and fashion show with styles from Cache, JoS. A. Bank, H.Baskin Clothier, Janie and Jack, and Carabella, among others. The gathering will benefit special-needs guests on Italian Day at Kennywood on July 15. Salvatore Patitucci also will be honored for presenting Italian programming on the radio for 50 years.

A bake sale, vendors and a raffle will start at 11 a.m., with lunch being served at about 1 p.m. Tickets are $50 for runway seating or $40 for general access at 412-261-3550.

Champs Sports now open at The Mall at Robinson: The athletic specialty store has moved into a 4,995-square-foot space on the mall's upper level near Macy's and Philip Pelusi Salon. It stocks athletic apparel, footwear and accessories by brands such as Nike, adidas and Reebok, plus sports equipment. Information:

For more from PG style editor Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, send listing to

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