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Kent State provocation with ‘blood’ sweatshirt denied

By Tom Fontaine 5:15 p.m.
Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters drew ire on Monday for selling a Kent State University sweatshirt that appeared to be splattered with bloodstains. “This may be …

Lawrenceville’s Mid-Atlantic Mercantile loads up on eclectic contents

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Emily Slagel sees worth in something that’s been around for a long time. Its history adds value. “How long something lasts attests to its quality,” …

Highlights of the 2015 spring collections from New York

By The Associated Press
Sheer luxury in every way at Oscar de la Renta There was lots to see on the runway at Oscar de la Renta’s Fashion Week …

Fashion FYI: Shop412 collaborating with Steelers’ Taylor

By Tribune-Review
Shop412, at 420 S. 27th St. on the South Side, is collaborating with Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor to showcase limited-edition apparel, such as two hoodies, …

Fashion remains Sewickley store owner’s passion

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Tana Ford makes people feel at home. The minute you meet her, there’s a connection. “It is a joy doing business with Tana,” says Christina …

Fashion FYI: Strip District’s Craft store to have Rae Gold Retrospective

By Tribune-Review
The store at Society for Contemporary Craft in the Strip District will have a special Rae Gold Retrospective sale from Sept. 11 to 27. There …

Alpha sizing aims to simplify clothes shopping for casual wear

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Try this trend on for size ­— just make sure you know what size. Alpha sizing is a practice that’s being seen across the board …

Fashion FYI: Pittsburgh artists create fashion specs for charity

By Tribune-Review
Penn Avenue Eyewear and Most Wanted Fine Art are teaming up to support the eye health of local artists while giving back to charities that …

Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty market

By The Associated Press
Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, …

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, …

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 …

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 9:00 p.m.
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 …