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Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, makes Esquire style list

By Michael Machosky
After recently lauding Pittsburgh in its “Style Across America” blog, Esquire magazine has singled out one native son in the piece titled “22 Men Who …

Spandex squeezes into jeans

By The Los Angeles Times
Spanx has expanded from sleek, slimming underwear into the field of everyone’s favorite outerwear: jeans. The company, whose foundation garments have been helping women fit smoothly into work and special-occasion clothes since the year 2000, introduced jeans in two styles, …

Fashion FYI: Raw: Natural Born Artists Pittsburgh presents Allure

By Tribune-Review
Raw: Natural Born Artists Pittsburgh presents Allure from 7 p.m. to midnight on Aug. 27 at Xtaza (formerly Club Zoo) at 1630 Smallman St., in …

Top nail trends: Flip-side manis, Louboutin red

By The Associated Press
Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, says Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing …

Fashion FYI: FashionAfricana show set at Shadyside’s Center for the Arts

By Tribune-Review
The first FashionAfricana kids show will be held on Aug. 16 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside. A VIP reception will be at 5:30 …

Style Week Pittsburgh grows in its second year

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
In its second year, Style Week Pittsburgh is growing — in length and width. It will encompass an entire week — Aug. 11 to 17 …

Fashion FYI: Jenny Yoo trunk show planned in Bethel Park

By Tribune-Review
Bella Bridesmaids in Bethel Park will have a Jenny Yoo trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16, by appointment. Yoo, …

In a society that craves beauty, marketers zero in on self-image

By Kate Benz
Beauty may only be skin-deep, but there’s no arguing it has its perks. Decades’ worth of studies have shown that it can get you better …

Fashion FYI: Handbag designer Patricia Nash at Pittsburgh Mills

By Tribune-Review
Handbag designer Patricia Nash will be at Macy’s in Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills at 10 a.m., and at 2 p.m. she will be at Macy’s …

An ’80s survivor: Scrunchies come back in style

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The scrunchie is not a new hair accessory. But it sports a new look. “The scrunchie has gotten a lot more decorative recently,” says Holly …

Fashion FYI: Andy Warhol Museum hosting a Style Social

By Tribune-Review
The Andy Warhol Museum is hosting a Style Social, in conjunction with the exhibit “Halston and Warhol Silver and Suede.” The free event will be …

Wedding Clickers bridal show features ‘Yes to the Dress’ star Fenoli

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The wedding dress is more than a beautiful gown. “It is the single most important garment a woman will buy in her lifetime,” says Randy …

Fashion FYI: Cavanaugh’s Bridal Show at Sheraton Station Square Hotel

By Tribune-Review
Cavanaugh’s Bridal Show is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at Sheraton Station Square Hotel, South Side. Visit with more than 110 wedding …

Love for shoes an ‘affair that never ends’

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The love affair often begins with the first step. Finding the perfect pair of shoes creates a one-of-a-kind, long-term relationship between the woman who buys …

Some women eschew shampoo in favor of natural hair care

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
T here are women who go days, even weeks, without shampooing. These women — part of the no-shampoo movement sweeping the country — still clean …

Fashion FYI: Sabika jewelry launches fall/winter collection

By Tribune-Review
Sabika jewelry launched its fall/winter collection. The latest line features exclusive Swarovski stones, vintage pressed metals and custom colors. The Robinson-based company sells through trunk-show …

Movement & Garden of Peace Project show’s fashions target real bodies

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Women often complain about not being able to find clothes that fit a real body. When women are in the market for more masculine styles, …

Mercer shoe company focuses name, design on Live Easy & Minimal’ idea

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Andrew Rademacher enjoys taking shoes apart, tearing off the soles, ripping out the tongues and cutting out the toe caps. That gives him a better …

The boys of summer: Pittsburgh men are partying down on the style front

By Kate Benz
Embracing an effervescent approach to the same old stitch, it’s not uncommon to see our city’s most fashionable fellas making statements all their own that …

Mara’s kaleidoscopic fashions travel west

By The Los Angeles Times
Mara Hoffman’s brand of multicolor tribal-hippie chic is a summertime pick-me-up if ever there was one. The New York designer best known for her swim and resort collections is lending her kaleidoscopic prints and rainbow-warrior aesthetic to an ever-growing universe …