Stylebook: Style Week Pittsburgh seeks designers, boutiques for annual event

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Style Week Pittsburgh is on a designer hunt!

Ready-to-wear, formal and menswear designers from the region are being sought for the second annual Style Week Pittsburgh, which will take place Aug. 11-17 across the city. Boutique owners looking to spotlight their offerings also can inquire.

Wadria Taylor, founder of Pittsburgh-based Style & Steel event planning, created Style Week Pittsburgh to show off homegrown designers, boutiques, fashion photographers and stylists and give them an opportunity to network.

Those interested should email styleweekpgh@gmail.com or call 412-294-9892 by June 15. Learn more about Style Week Pittsburgh at www.styleweekpittsburgh.wordpress.com.

More from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front …

LuTress Premium Hair Extensions grand opening in Bloomfield: For years the company has been an online outlet selling premium human hair extensions. Now it’s expanding its business to a brick-and-mortar store at 4707 Liberty Ave., Suite B. The new location will be celebrated all week, and the store will donate 10 percent of the week’s profits to Running for Laptops, which purchases laptops for students with the Educational Assistance Initiative of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania. There also will be cupcakes, champagne, styling demonstrations, giveaways and more on site.

Hours are by appointment on Mondays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: lutress.wordpress.com.

Learn about Stella & Dot jewelry informational meeting: Interested in becoming a stylist for the trendy and versatile direct sales jewelry brand? Stop by an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Starbucks at 4885 McKnight Road, Ross. Director Rachel Schemmer will talk about the business and being a Stella & Dot stylist. There will be another session 7 p.m. Thursday at the Starbucks at 5211 Library Road, Bethel Park.

Register at www.eventbrite.com. Learn more about Stella & Dot at www.stelladot.com.

Your Big Day bridal show, Narcisi Winery, West Deer: Meet and greet with wedding vendors and sample wine and hors d’oeuvres 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday. Brides to be and their guests also will get to participate in a unique do-it-yourself workshop.

Tickets are $10 per person at www.yourbigdaypgh.com, or $15 at the door. Spots are limited.

Mother’s Day memories at Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown: Shop for Mom Wednesday through Friday to receive a complimentary Mother’s Day keepsake with qualifying retail purchases. The offer is limited to one per person for the first 100 people daily from noon-2 p.m. while quantities last. Information: www.fifthavenueplacepa.com.

Trunk shows for him at Larrimor’s, Downtown: Dress him up in high-quality shirts by Eton and finely tailored trousers from Incotex. Both brands will be at One PNC Plaza on Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Information: www.larrimors.com or 412-471-5727.

Trunk shows at Littles Shoes, Squirrel Hill: On Friday and Saturday browse the latest shoe styles from Born and Earth at 5850 Forbes Ave. On Saturday, looks from Mephisto and Allen Edmonds will be featured.

Hours are 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Information: www.littlesshoes.com or 412-521-3530.

“To Mom, With Love” Henne Jewelers gift card hunt: Leading up to Mother’s Day, Henne Jewelers on Walnut Street in Shadyside is leaving gift cards ranging in value from $100-$500 across Pittsburgh. Clues will be posted on the store’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and on a map at hennejewelers.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.com.

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