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Fashion FYI: Madewell line available soon in Ross Park Mall Nordstrom

By Tribune-Review
The Madewell line will be available online March 2, and in 15 Nord–strom stores including Ross Park Mall, on March 6. Stores will carry more ...

Rue21 adjusts for tough market

By Chris Fleisher
Times are tough in teen retail. Kids are not hanging out at malls anymore and instead meeting each other online, and many mall-based retailers have closed ...

Military-style jackets making a fashionable comeback

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The bomber jacket has been recommissioned. The leather coats, commissioned to insulate World War II pilots against the cold at high altitudes, have become a hot ...

Dancing past winter: Reese puts fresh spin on spring fashion

By Wendy Donahue
In the dead of winter, designer Tracy Reese can always be counted on to revive women’s senses with sun-bathed colors, fresh prints and breezy silhouettes. Those celebratory signatures are one reason her two lines, Tracy Reese and its bohemian little sister, ...

'Downton Abbey'-themed fashion show at Harrison library focuses on women's lives

By Joyce Hanz
Retired librarian and Plum historian Jean Kanouff began collecting vintage women’s fashions after her grandmother gave her some treasured family clothing. “My grandmother nurtured this love ...

New York Fashion Week looks ahead to fall styles

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — We’re all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here’s what we’re seeing: New era at  Oscar de la Renta The Oscar de la Renta luxury label held its first ...

Fashion FYI: Thalia Sodi collection available at Macy’s South Hills, Ross Park

By Tribune-Review
The Thalia Sodi collection, inspired by the internationally recognized singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist, is available at Macy’s stores in South Hills Village and ...

Art Institute of Pittsburgh grad chosen for NYC Fashion Week show

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Dough shaped her passion for design at a young age. During hours spent in her family’s shop, Napoli’s Pizzeria in Oakland, Romina Mirella Vairo would create ...

Strip District firm Cotton Bureau links artists to T-shirt lovers

By David Conti
Cotton Bureau certainly is not the only T-shirt purveyor in the Strip District. Its Smallman Street office holds no inventory of shirts, though. Nor does it ...

Calling all divas: Disabilities overcome in Wexford runway show

By Tribune-Review
The bedrooms at The Woodlands in Wexford reverberate with happy conversation and the hiss of hairspray. Helenka Foley puckers her lips and tries to hold ...

Learn how to ‘Win at Shopping’ with award-winning stylist Zyla

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Shopping isn’t necessarily considered a sport. But there is a way to win at it. Just ask David Zyla — a coach of sorts for ...

‘Empire’ charts the rise of hip-hop through fabulous fashion

By Robin Givhan
From the moment it premiered, self-consciously populated with lounging pajamas, hooker furs and animal-print everything, Fox’s hip-hop drama “Empire” has used fashion as entertainment, plot point, back story and weapon. No dress is too tight or fur too fabulously garish for ...

3-generation wedding gown from Lower Burrell to be featured on ‘Today’ show

By Kellie B. Gormly
When Cindy Kost of Lower Burrell married her husband, Dennis, in June 1975, her mother offered Kost the wedding gown she wore a few decades ...

Grammy red carpet mixes traditional, wild

By Leanne Italie
Grammys newcomer Sam Smith looked dapper in a white bow tie and Madonna rocked one of the season’s most eclectic red carpets Feb. 8 in a bedazzled two-corner black hat and burlesque-esque corset with matching thigh-high boots. Fashion is always ...

Shearling is fashion darling this winter

By Chicago Tribune
Cuddle up to shearling, this season’s biggest trend. Designers have embraced shearling, incorporating it into everything from bomber jackets (Marc Jacobs) to vests (Iasabel Marant) — all of which come with a hefty price tag. But you can still get this ...

Fashion FYI: Zelienople’s One Enchanted Evening to have Jovani trunk shows

By Tribune-Review
Prom time One Enchanted Evening, 201 S. Main St., Zelienople, will have Jovani trunk shows Feb. 13 to 16 and Feb. 27 to March 1. ...

Carnegie Mellon students display fashion talents at Lunar Gala

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
There’s some real stretch to these garments. Designer Miriam Buchwald’s dresses, skirts, tops and pants are created from rubber bands. The fashion line will be part of ...

Best way to have a good hair day? Talk to your stylist

By Joyce Hanz
Fifteen years ago, Margie Conley sat in a Shadyside-area salon and experienced a very bad hair day. “I’m not naming the salon,” says Conley of Gibsonia, ...

Designer Bethany Mota coming to Ross Park Mall

By Tribune-Review
YouTube sensation and Aeropostale fashion designer Bethany Mota will be hosting a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at the ...

Trendy jumpsuits are heating up red carpets

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Getting dressed for the red carpet doesn’t have to mean choosing a gown. Lately, women at awards shows and movie premieres have been donning form-fitting jumpsuits ...