Style & Fashion

U.S. companies wary of suppliers’ conflict minerals

Companies are trying to figure out whether their suppliers might be using minerals mined where armed conflict created a humanitarian crisis.

2 days ago

Stylebook: Style Week Pittsburgh celebrates 'En Vogue'

Plus, a summer sidewalk sale at Fifth Avenue Place, I Made It! Market event at SouthSide Works and more from the Pittsburgh fashion front.

5 days ago

 Jeweler David Yurman.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... David Yurman

Jeweler David Yurman talks about his love of horses and his eponymous brand.

5 days ago

 Illuminated looks by CuteCircuit lit up the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City in February.

Wearable fashions that wow

Some fashion interpretations of wearable technology are more about the “wow” factor than being practical. Here are some examples.

5 days ago

 DVF | Made for Glass frames in teal, $1,800 at

Smart Style: Fashion teams with technology to give wearable gadgets a makeover

From the runways of New York City to the classrooms of Carnegie Mellon, efforts are under way to make wearable technology more stylish.

5 days ago

 High-waisted raw silk shorts by Dusen Dusen ($140 at Mid-Atlantic Mercantile, Lawrenceville) are produced in America. The Pittsburgh "souvenir" T-shirt ($25) is designed in-house by Mid-Atlantic Mercantile boutique and made and printed in the United States.

Stylebook Snapshot: Made in America fashions more than just a trend

Efforts to support American-made apparel and accessories have morphed into a movement by designers and consumers.

6 days ago

 The Limited has teamed with costume designer Lyn Paolo and actress Kerry Washington to design a collection of clothes inspired by Ms. Washington's character Olivia Pope on ABC's drama "Scandal."

Stylebook: The Limited turns to 'Scandal' for new line

Plus: Find out the latest developments from Pittsburgh's provisional Fashion Group International chapter.

1 week ago

 Artist and illustrator Ashley Cecil wears one of the infinity scarves featuring patterns adapted from her paintings in her booth at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival earlier this month. She's surrounded by her paintings and pillows, which also include patterns inspired by her art.

Stylebook Snapshot: Artist adapts nature paintings to fashions, furniture

Painter and illustrator Ashley Cecil of Highland Park has started designing scarves, pillows and more with patterns based on her paintings.

1 week ago

Stylebook: Emphatics endures with exhibit at Heinz History Center

Plus: Art Institute of Pittsburgh fashion grads honored, Style Week Pittsburgh offers sneak peek of highlights and more news and events.

2 weeks ago

 Wine in style: Clos du Bois collaborated with California fashion designer Trina Turk on a convertible beach tote/wine carrier ($98; and Trina Turk stores).

Summer style necessities

Trends for the season are about putting the ease back into easy summer living with apparel and accessories that do more than meets the eye.

2 weeks ago

 Julie Peterson inside the studio in her North Side home, that she runs as part of the British franchise House of Colour, which provides personal evaluation for individuals to help them pick the right shades for clothing and make-up that best fits them.

Pantone predicts the colors of the season

A local color consultant can help women navigate the trendy collection of colors that Pantone recommended in its seasonal report.

2 weeks ago

 Culture Cloz owner Rukiya McNair in the boutique's East Liberty location before it closed this spring in preparation for the shop's move to Bali, Indonesia.

Stylebook Snapshot: Culture Cloz boutique sets sights on Bali

Owner Rukiya McNair of Bloomfield plans to move the store overseas but maintain an e-commerce presence so Pittsburgh clients can still shop.

2 weeks ago

 Korey Bates of Sheridan shuffles through the line of soccer shirts available at Nick's Imports on the South Side.

World Cup fans finding ways to show colors at a discount

Pittsburgh vendors of unofficial FIFA World Cup shirts offer lower prices than those of official manufacturers.

3 weeks ago

 Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West Florida, now open to the public for tours.

Hemingway's tropical retreats reflect his adventures

Ernest Hemingway’s island homes in Key West and Havana were only 90 miles apart but wives away.

3 weeks ago

 Pirates satchel from Dooney & Bourke's Major League Baseball Collection, $248 at

Stylebook: Dress up your Pittsburgh Pirates style

Plus, an engagement ring scavenger hunt, Art Institute of Pittsburgh salutes seniors at Warhol fashion show, free scarf Tuesdays and more.

3 weeks ago

 Marta Putas, left, and Michele Lyons, owners of Maxalto boutique in Shadyside.

Stylebook Snapshot: Maxalto boutique turns 30

The shop on Walnut Street in Shadyside attributes its longevity to strong customer service and unique selection of high-fashion designs.

3 weeks ago


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