Stylebook: Pittsburgh-based Schee shoes holds sale, supports causes

Fashion Group chapter selects board members; Dress for Success plans a fundraiser

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Snag some high-end stilettos and other footwear by Pittsburgh-based shoe brand Schee at slashed-back prices during a sample sale running while select styles last.

The company, headquartered near Cranberry, was founded by Caitlyn Hess and offers shoes that are inspired by and support charitable causes, such as breast cancer awareness. The young brand is growing in local and national recognition, including holding a designer suite in Manhattan during New York Fashion Week and being carried in Gregory's boutiques across the country. Its shoes are expected to find homes in more local retailers come fall.

Shop the sale and learn more about the brand at whoisschee.com.

More from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front ...

FGI Pittsburgh announces board members: The local Fashion Group International provisional chapter named its inaugural board members at a meeting last week at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown, that attracted a standing room only-sized crowd. The board includes Stephanie Taylor (president), Marissa Zimmerman (secretary), Miyoshi Anderson (membership), Alexis Macklin (treasurer/fundraiser), Vanessa Fellers (programming), Jane Cink and Renee McCafferty (social media), and Wadria Taylor (public relations). Candidates still are being sought and considered for the co-director to the president and student membership roles. Send resumes to Ms. Taylor at staylor@aii.edu.

Plans for future events, including panel discussions and a mixer, were discussed. The next general meeting will be 6 p.m. June 26. Those interested in becoming an official member of the group can apply at www.fgi.org, and the board will review applicants during its next meeting on June 19. The initial application fee is $30. Information: fgipittsburgh@gmail.com, @fgipittsburgh on Twitter or Facebook.

Dress for Success Pittsburgh fill-a-bag sale, Downtown: Support the nonprofit in its mission to equip women with clothes and confidence for work with a $20 donation. In exchange, fill a bag with new and gently worn clothing and accessories to freshen up your professional wardrobe. It's 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 332 Fifth Ave., fifth floor. Information: www.dressforsuccess.org/pittsburgh or 412-201-4204.

Peggy Jennings trunk show at Larrimor's, Downtown: Known for haute couture and ready-to-wear looks, the brand highly regarded for its attention to detail and use of European fabrics will be featured Wednesday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Thursday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Information: www.larrimors.com or 412-471-5727.

Yelp "Getting Hitched or Ready to Ditch!" event at Glitter & Grit, Lawrenceville: As part of Yelp's monthlong "Fashionably Local" series of events, three local fashion and bridal talents will be spotlighted 7 p.m. Wednesday at 5300 Butler St. Guests will have the chance to browse wedding gowns, learn how to upcycle past bridesmaid gowns from Pittsburgh-based designer Jen Rocket, get wedding photographer tips from Veronica Varos and enjoy snacks. Festivities will benefit Dress for Success Pittsburgh. RSVP at www.yelp.com.

Rebecca Schoneveld trunk show at Glitter & Grit: View the modern gowns that accentuate a bride's natural beauty with luxe fabrics and classic silhouettes Friday through Sunday. Schedule an appointment at www.glitterandgritpgh.com or 412-781-2375.

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

Pittsburgh Fashion Week student designer search: Organizers of the fifth annual event (Sept. 22-28) are seeking student designers to show their collections. A search will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Applicants should be at least 16 and bring with them two of their best designs, which will be judged for quality, fit, completeness and originality. Send an email to student_designer@pittsburghfashionweek.com. Information: www.pittsburghfashionweek.com.

Store closings and openings: After eight years on East Carson Street, Jupe boutique is closing its doors to focus on its Lawrenceville location at 3703 Butler St. Hours are noon-4 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Information: www.jupeboutique.com or 412-621-2640.

For men seeking larger sizes, Destination XL has opened its newest local location at 280 East Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The store also has a tailor on site to help shoppers find the best fit. Information: www.destinationxl.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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