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This baseball season, sport your spirit for the Pirates from head to toe — and finger — nails.

OPI has teamed with Major League Baseball for a collection of nail polishes with names inspired by the sport. There’s Short-STOP (rich red), Umpires Come Out at Night (midnight blue), Love Athletes in Cleats (shimmering red) and Girls Love Diamonds (pure white), among other hues.

The collaboration marks OPI’s first professional sports league licensing agreement, following the footsteps of other brands such as CoverGirl, which was the official beauty sponsor of the NFL and last fall promoted cosmetics and nail colors women could use to make their own “fanicures.”

“Major League Baseball understands the importance of female fans in the growth and success of our sport,” said Howard Smith, MLB senior vice president of licensing, in a statement.

The colors debut in April for $9 each. Information: www.opi.com.

More from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front …

Attendance, support strong at FGI Pittsburgh monthly meeting: More than 60 people turned out at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Thursday for the first public meeting since Pittsburgh was granted permission to establish a provisional chapter of Fashion Group International, a nonprofit that promotes and unites fashion communities across the globe.

Attendees broke into groups to discuss ways to get the fledgling organization off the ground, and a board of directors is being sought. Those interested in applying for a board position should email a letter of interest and a resume to Stephanie Taylor at staylor@aii.edu by April 14. The next general meeting will be held 6 p.m. May 29 at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown. Visit www.fgi.org to learn more about the Pittsburgh group and how to apply for membership.

Spring Bonus Days at Fifth Avenue Place: Do some spring shopping and earn special gift certificates on qualifying purchases Wednesday through Saturday. Receipts are redeemable at Center Court starting at 11 a.m. daily. Gift certificates are limited to one per person. Information: www.fifthavenueplacepa.com.

Fashion for a Passion benefit: Check out hot trends at a night of fashion 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Whim Nightclub, Station Square. Proceeds will aid the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Guests also are invited to donate a gently worn prom gown to Operation Prom in exchange for free admission. Tickets are $10 at www.eventbrite.com.

Trunk show at Littles Shoes: See the latest looks from New Balance and Cobb Hill Friday and Saturday at 5850 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. Information: www.littlesshoes.com or 412-521-3530.

Snuggle Bugs Toddler to Tween sale: Snag super savings on clothes, shoes and accessories in sizes 12-18 months to size 10 for girls and size 12 for boys apparel. It’s 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Iceoplex, Southpointe. Information: www.snugglebugs­consignment.com.

The Reception “artistic” promotional bridal event: Discover Pittsburgh professionals who can help couples create a one-of-a-kind wedding and reception experience at The Reception | An Artistic Expression of the Bride and Groom, a promotional show at Cuttings, 524 Locust Place, Sewickley.

Organized by Katherine’s Daughter Events, guests can learn about wedding services by several local businesses. Michelene Cain, daughter of Joanne Jamis Cain of Katherine’s Daughter Events wedding and event planning, will model her grandmother’s wedding dress from 1953 that was designed after Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown from 1947.

It’s 6-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free, but an RSVP is suggested on the event’s Facebook page. Information: katherinesdaughterevents.com.

Lolita fashion show at Tekko 2014 convention: The Japanese pop culture and anime convention will hold a fashion show 7:30 p.m. Friday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. It will spotlight fashions for a range of ages by American indie brands. The convention runs Thursday through Sunday. Information: www.tekko.us.

Stizzoli trunk show at Larrimor’s: Browse fine knits designed and manufactured in Italy, along with suits, dresses, skirts, jackets, sweaters and trousers, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Sizes 4-18, with options up to size 26, will be available. Information: www.larrimors.com or 412-471-5727.

Tabletop trunk show at Feathers: Spruce up your table with fine linens from Garnier-Thiebaut and Le Cadeaux. The former will offer colorful jacquard tablecloths, plus classic white and ivory selections. Le Cadeaux tableware will show off its Melamine plates and unbreakable glasses, as well as new patterns reminiscent of authentic ceramics from France and Italy. Special discounts available.

It’s 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 5408 Walnut St., Shadyside. Representatives from both brands will be in the store Friday afternoon to visit with customers. Information: www.shopatfeathers.com or 412-621-4700.

Pair of collections at trunk show at H.Baskin Clothier: Preview the fall 2014 Geiger of Austria collection of outerwear and boiled wool separates in bright colors on the lower level of The Galleria, Mt. Lebanon. The show also will have Connie Roberson silks and linens for spring. It’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: www.hbaskinclothier.com or 412-341-9003.

Wed Altered multi-designer trunk show at Glitter & Grit: For the bride who wants an eco-friendly gown, look no further. Dresses, veils and accessories that can be viewed by appointment Friday and Saturday at 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville, are designed with green glamour in mind. Dame Couture, Janay A Handmade, Rania Hatoum and Peace Love Bling are among the brands that will be on hand. Wed Altered also will make a guest appearance at the I Made It! Hitchburgh bridal event Sunday (more details below).

Information: glitterandgritpgh.com or 412-781-2375.

Style Week Pittsburgh seeks ambassadors: Event founder Wadria Taylor is seeking influential members of Pittsburgh’s fashion community to help spread the word about the second annual Style Week Pittsburgh, seven days of fashion-focused events Aug. 11-17 across the city. The ambassador committee will meet once a month starting in April.

Email styleweekpgh@gmail.com by Friday and include a phone number and note the best time to be reached. Information: styleweekpittsburgh.wordpress.com.

I Made It! Hitchburgh wedding vendor fair: Find out how to plan a wedding that’s uniquely yours at the new biannual vendor fair produced by I Made It! Market and Hitchburgh. Several local businesses (Cassidy Girl Collection, Glitter & Grit, Judith Browne Calligraphy and greenSinner floral and garden, to name a few) will showcase how they can help on the big day.

It’s noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wigle Whiskey Barrel House, 1055 Spring Garden Ave., North Side. Information: www.­imadeitmarket.com or www.hitchburgh.com.

Fifth annual Bags, Bellinis and Brunch fundraiser: Support Satchels of Caring Foundation in its mission to provide handmade totes filled with therapeutic items for cancer patients at a brunch at the Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Shadyside. There will be a silent purse auction and raffles, food and cocktails. It’s noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $40 at www.satchelsofcaring.org.

Fashion trucks pop up at Urban Cottage, Bella Sera: The Style Truck mobile boutique will be on the move this weekend. Find it at Urban Cottage boutique (4602 Penn Ave.) at a customer appreciation event 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday to commemorate the store’s closing. The festivities also will include a band and a local artist. Learn more on Urban Cottage’s Facebook page. On Saturday, the truck, along with the Vintage Valet mobile boutique, will head to Bella Sera catering in Canonsburg for a fundraiser.

Information: www.mystyletruck.com or www.thevintagevalet.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, send listing to sbauknecht@post-gazette.

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