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Shadyside jewelry designer undertakes project to aid artisans in Guatemala

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Tying knots in a necklace or bracelet reminds Graciana Rodriguez Fennell of her days stitching up young patients as a pediatric resident. “I love that I ...

Designer mannequins fill NYC exhibition

By The Associated Press
A room full of mannequins is the subject of a new museum exhibition in New York City. They’re the creation of designer Ralph Pucci — who elevates these dummies to a sculptural art form. The Museum of Arts and Design ...

Spring check-up: Gingham is this season’s fashion favorite

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Check into gingham this spring. An array of colors, as well as basic black, make the checked-pattern look fresh and new, fashion experts say. “Gingham is everywhere,” ...

Fashion FYI: Style yourself up with Worth New York spring, summer collection in Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
It’s Worth it Shop the Worth New York spring and summer collection April 2 through 15 to find looks for work, chic casual and special ...

Fashion show to benefit New Kensington recovery center

By Joyce Hanz
A recently opened center in New Kensington is a safe haven for recovered addicts and a resource for anyone seeking sobriety. The nonprofit Luo (pronounced loo’-o; ...

The classic trench takes soft approach

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The classic trench coat has loosened up a bit. You could even say it’s gone soft. “This spring, we are seeing a fresh and modern ...

Fashion FYI: Art Institute of Pittsburgh debuts Fashion Show with a Purpose

By Tribune-Review
With a Purpose The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will have its Fashion Show with a Purpose from 5 to 8 p.m. March 26 at Energy ...

J.McLaughlin clothing store joining Sewickley’s active main street

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
J.McLaughlin is coming to Sewickley. The men’s and women’s clothing store, known for its classic American apparel, is scheduled to open March 20. It’s the chain’s ...

Fashion FYI: Penn Hills resident makes magic

By Tribune-Review
Nikki’s Magic Wand, a cosmetic line designed by Penn Hills resident Nicole Narvaez Manns, announced the debut of lip gloss and eye-shadow lines. The glosses ...

Give makeup routine a spring awakening

By Carl Ray
Spring is all about renewing your makeup arsenal. Switch out dark, vampy shades for glossy lips, angelic skin and a pop of color on the cheeks. Think your smoky eye needs to be tucked away? Think again! Brown eyeshadows are ...

Programs help girls get prom dresses for free

By Joyce Hanz
Spring is around the bend, but, more importantly, so is the high-school student’s rite of passage: prom season. Formal dresses abound in local stores, with girls ...

Skater skirts and dresses look to heat up the spring

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
A hot trend with ice appeal is the skater skirt. And you don’t have to be Olympic bronze-medalist Gracie Gold to look good in it. ...

The Look: Exhibit shares fashion of Lauren Bacall

By Leanne Italie
On stage, screen and magazine covers, Lauren Bacall was known as “The Look,” but in her regular life, the late icon described her style as ...

Fashion FYI: Meet designer Dye in Lawrenceville at Glitter & Grit show

By Tribune-Review
Glitter & Grit, a bridal boutique at 5300 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, will have an Elizabeth Dye trunk show by appointment March 13 to 15. ...

14th annual FashionAfricana looks at world of beauty

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The fabric represents more than a component of clothing. It’s a livelihood for women artisans in Guinea Africa. They hand-dyed each piece to be featured in ...

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 ...