Fashion FYI: Jewelry line at Orr's and Louis Anthony
Phillips House jewelry is available at Orr's Jewelers in Squirrel Hill and Louis Anthony Jewelers in Upper St. Clair. Since the brand's launch in 2010 to the public, it has been featured in Women's Wear Daily, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Vanity Fair, Oprah and Martha Stewart Weddings. First lady Michelle Obama wore Phillips House earrings to meet with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family in 2011. Celebrities such as Lauren Conrad, Erin Wasson and Mamie Gummer wear Philips House. Pieces range in price from $625 to $12,000. The jewelry line is based in Miami, where Lisa Frankel and daughter Danielle Frankel are co-designers. It has an heirloom quality and can be worn for dress and everyday and is made from all-natural stones. Details: www.phillipsfrankel.com
Day of beauty
Celebrate the season at The Ultimate Beauty Spa in Squirrel Hill from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a fashion show, entertainment, healthy appetizers, shopping and cocktails. Receive a Free Pamper Pass to be used for your next spa visit. Details: 412-421-7100 or www.theultimatebeautyspa.com
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will host its Winter Fashion Show on Friday at the school's gallery. The show will feature original designs by students. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show is at 6:30 p.m. A reception to honor fashion-faculty member John Franke will follow. Tickets are $5. Proceeds go to Fair Girls, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide. Details: 412-263-6600
The Newspaper Fashion Challenge contest has begun. The contest is an interactive activity sponsored by Trib Total Media and Monroeville Mall, with proceeds benefitting the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign.
Contestants will be challenged to design fashion apparel or accessory items using Trib Total Media newspapers featuring the color red. Fashions will be on display in store windows throughout the mall and online beginning Feb. 1 — National Wear Red Day — until Feb. 14. Celebrity judges will join the public in voting on the fashions. Prizes will be awarded to the judges' choice and fan favorite. Submit an entry form with a $10 donation. Deadline is Jan. 25. Details: contests.triblive.com
Larrimor's designer benefit
Designer Susan ven der Linde will have a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at Larrimor's, Downtown. Her couture hats, shoes and handbags have adorned the covers of Town & Country, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Thirty percent of sales from the two-day event will benefit United Way's United for Women initiative. Details: 412-471-5727 or www.larrimors.com
Tricks for day to night makeup by InStyle magazine
Get smooth skin: “The biggest mistake women make with foundation is applying it directly over their moisturizer,” says makeup artist Mally Roncal, a regular on QVC and has shared beauty pointers with the stars for years. “The formulas bond together and produce an uneven finish.” To anchor the base, let your lotion dry, then follow with a primer containing silicone.
Draw with precision: For eyes that are defined and smudge-free from morning to night, take a water-resistant pencil and drag it closely along the lash lines. “The hairs help hold it in place. If there's any space between your lashes and the liner, the color is apt to run,” says Roncal. Then dip a small brush in a matching shade of eye shadow and sweep it on.
Layer your blush: First, dab a bit of light, shimmery cream over the apples of your cheeks to get them glowing, says Roncal. (Think champagne tones for fair skin and rose-gold for dark complexions). Then use a brush to dust on a powder blush in your favorite shade to set it.
Coat that pout: Roncal's rule: Skip the balm. “Anything you put over it quickly disappears.” Instead, fill in lips with a clear, wax-based pencil and top with lipstick. The waxy coat holds onto the hue, she says.
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