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Edgewood purse designer getting New York City trunk show at Henri Bendel

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Sandra Reiman has four days to make a lasting impression. The luxury handbag designer from Edgewood was chosen for an elite trunk show at Henri …

Head-turning hats — from wide brims to multiple colors — show women’s styles

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
With the Kentucky Derby coming up next week, along with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon, women searching for the right hat can take a …

Pittsburgh-area students on the hunt for the perfect prom dress

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Emily Mitchell narrowed her choices to two. She hung the yellow and blue gowns outside the dressing room at MB Bride in Greensburg as her …

Fashion FYI: Deschanel, Hilfiger team up for new Macy’s line

By Tribune-Review
The Tommy Hilfiger Group, along with Macy’s has introduced “To Tommy, From Zooey,” a collection designed by actress Zooey Deschanel and iconic American designer Tommy …

Former nurse specializing in retail therapy at Upper St. Clair boutique

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
After 17 years as an emergency room and intensive care unit nurse, Teres Lucot found another way to comfort people. “Retail therapy is like nursing, …

Subscription sample boxes shake up beauty routines

By Caryn Rousseau
It’s a beauty product fan’s dream: a monthly box sent to the door filled with samples of lip glosses, face creams, hair treatments and nail polishes. The trend started a few years ago with companies like Birch Box charging between …

Pearls transcend fashion trends, represent the epitome of classiness

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Formed within the shell of an oyster, a pearl is highly prized as a gem. As jewelry, pearls are elegant, sophisticated and represent the epitome …

Free People fashion brand to open second area store at Ross Park Mall

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Free People, a specialty fashion brand, will open its 93rd retail store May 2 at Ross Park Mall. It’s the second such boutique in Pittsburgh. …

Fashion FYI: Nordstrom in Ross Park Mall planning events for spring, summer

By Tribune-Review
Nordstrom in Ross Park Mall is opening a new Topshop department on April 15 and will feature a spring-summer collection by Kate Moss on April …

How to buy jeans for real women

By My Little Birdt
Owning a pair of jeans or three is practically a necessity for those of us who have considered them a uniform ever since college, or before. But in the past 10 years or so, our old standbys have turned their …

‘Safari’ fashion show at New Kensington Clarion Hotel to benefit cancer research

By Joyce Hanz
Fashion, food and fundraising come together for the 24th annual 4 Corners Division of the American Cancer Society’s luncheon. Named for the four counties that …

Defined and refined: The updated denim jacket is still a classic

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The denim jacket is a timeless classic. “It’s simple, effortless and can be worn year-round,” says Adam Moon, J.C. Penney’s fashion director. “It’s a must-have …

Fashion FYI: Pittsburgh’s nomadic indie craft marketplace hosting event

By Tribune-Review
I Made It! Market, the city’s nomadic indie craft marketplace, is hosting a shopping event featuring regional vendors focused on weddings. The market presents I …

Company looks to take clothes  from history to haute couture

By Adam Tschorn
Today, it’s rare to see a piece of celebrity-worn apparel — on screen or off — that can’t be identified and even purchased with a few mouse clicks. From politician Sarah Palin’s eyeglass frames (Kawasaki 704s) to film protagonist Jay …

Fashion show to highlight Western Pa. talent

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Rae Coleman wants to give local designers of all diversities a runway to walk on together. Owner of Pittsburgh-based Enhanced Creativity, a company that specializes …

Fashion fit: The right shoe combines comfort with style

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Linda DeAngelo realized a long day in a pair of stylish high heels wasn’t worth the pain of looking fashionable. She went in search of …

Fashion FYI: Designers team up for Shadyside store

By Tribune-Review
Teamwork Two area designers have teamed up for a pop-up store at 5417A Walnut St. in Shadyside. Mollie Lang, owner of bylangley.com, a site that …

No need to get knotted up over braided styles

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Fishtail. Waterfall. French. Whatever your choice of a braid, it’s a trend worth wrapping your hair around. Braids have been around for a long time, …

Florals brighten wardrobe for spring

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
These flowers don’t need to be planted in order to bloom. They just need to be worn. Florals that blossom on clothing and accessories add …

Fashion FYI: Trunk shows; tribute to legendary model

By Tribune-Review
Personal appearance Guy Bedarida, head dedsigner and creative director of John Hardy jewelry, will be at a trunk show from noon to 4 p.m. March …