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De la Renta remembered for fun, romance

By Leanne Italie
Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say. The “more,” Vogue’s Anna Wintour wrote Oct. 21 on the magazine’s …

Steelers players are ready for annual runway turn for charity

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
A 6-foot-3, 303-pound man can have good footwork. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum will get the chance to demonstrate his polished steps on the …

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, …

The hidden story of Brooks Brothers has a home in Virginia

By Nancy Mckeon
The venerable men’s clothier Brooks Brothers has been a fixture in New York since being founded there in 1818. But, it can be argued that the beating heart of the company resides some 20 miles west of Washington, in an …

Hazelwood native promotes diversity, inner strength through style events

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
This 5-foot-9, stunning woman chooses to go without hair. Demeatria Boccella has nothing to hide. She is comfortable with who she is. “Hair is overrated,” …

Sweater coats, ponchos are trendy solutions for transitional weather

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Sweater coats and ponchos are the perfect items to protect against autumn’s fluctuating temperatures. “They are warm enough and comfortable enough without having to put …

‘Glitz and Glam’ walks hand-in-hand with helping patients at St. Barnabas fashion show

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Models will be all “Glitz and Glam” as they walk the runway at the 11th annual St. Barnabas Charity Fashion Show and Luncheon on Oct. …

Masked Ball benefitting the Pittsburgh Film Office to be held at Cavo

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Masked Ball The Masked Ball, this year benefitting the Pittsburgh Film Office, is from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18 at Cavo, 1900 Smallman St. …

Pizzazz events marks Garden Club of Allegheny County’s 100th anniversary

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Pizzazz is set to get even pizzazz-ier this year. It’s not every day that a centennial is celebrated. The annual Pizzazz three-day boutique-like shopping event …

Fashion FYI: ChicBuds has smart, stylish new Clutchette Power

By Tribune-Review
There’s little worse than your phone running out of power when you’re far from an outlet. ChicBuds has a smart and stylish solution with its …

Cops in Couture to raise money to add dog statue to Allegheny police memorial

By Margaret Harding
Police officers plan to strut their stuff on the catwalk Wednesday night to help erect a dog statue to honor their K9 partners. More than …

Trunk shows add personal touch for designers, vendors, manufacturers

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The trunk might be gone, but the trunk show lives on. The modern-day trunk show is a way for designers, vendors and manufacturers to showcase …

Fashion FYI: Fashion truck brings style to Monongahela, Oakland, Seven Springs

By Tribune-Review
The Vintage Valet fashion truck will be at: • Fleatique on the Mon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Chess Park on …

Airmall at Pittsburgh International celebrates new stores, renovation

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The place known for jet ways featured a runway Sept. 29. The Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport teamed with the Allegheny County Airport Authority for …

5 are inducted into Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The elegant ballroom at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, was even more chic Sept. 28. The place was full of the city’s most fashionable …

In this era’s cashmere, you may be dressed to pill

By Mary Ganske
I have a cashmere sweater that I bought 25 years ago, and it still looks great. (OK, maybe not great on me, but still.) Every cashmere item I’ve bought recently, though, pills in a nanosecond, whether it’s ridiculously expensive or …

Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame honorees spent years in retail trenches

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
When Roberta Weissburg was told she was chosen for the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame, she immediately looked up the word “fashion.” “I was nervous …

Pittsburgh Fashion Week hits the beach with bold styles

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The beach was the inspiration. Bathing suits, cover-ups and dresses designed to be worn walking on the sand for that special vacation. “I love the …

Students get chance to shine at Pittsburgh Fashion Week event

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
These students hope their designer runway looks help them make the grade. Five pupils from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown, are hosting BTB: Back …

Mother-daughter designers cap off night of style at Pittsburgh Fashion Week

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Like most mothers and daughters, Lorette Pendergrast and Tammy Jackson share a love of clothes. Only they take that fondness a little further. They both …