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Fashion FYI: Frog N' Princess offers vision in white

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The Frog N' Princess children's clothing store in Peters Township will have a Communion dress trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Preview dresses include designers such as Christie Helene, Joan Calabrese and Macis Designs. Prices start at $160. Custom couture dresses from Christie Helene are available. Sizes start at 5. The show will include headpieces, jewelry and shoes. Details: 724-941-8589

Calling all brides

The 28th-annual Cavanaugh's Bride Show is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Downtown. Visit more than 165 wedding professionals. Tickets are $12; $10 in advance; $9 with coupon code TribuneReview. The show will make a donation of $1 for every bride who attends (up to $1,000) to Hair Peace Charities. Details: www.brideshow.com

Spring trunk show

Choices in Shadyside is having a Barbara Wells Collection spring trunk show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Wells, a local designer, is known for fine knitwear. Call for an appointment. Details: 412-687-7600

New date for Urban Gurlz

The Urban Gurlz event hosted by The Marylloyd Claytor Dance Company, originally scheduled for Friday, has been rescheduled for May 16, due to a scheduling conflict, at the August Wilson Center, Downtown. Details: 412-882-5509

A pain in the neck

Oversize handbags never seem to go out of fashion, but you don't get any style points for the neck and shoulder pain that tends to accompany them. In Allure magazine, New York City chiropractor Justina Ngo offers these strategies to work out the kinks:

Train yourself: Switch your bag from one side to the other every 10 minutes, and be careful not to scrunch up the shoulder it's on.

When you put it down: Take a few moments to stretch your neck and shoulders, but don't just swivel your head around like a doll. Bend it forward, right, left and back in careful, slow movements. Your head isn't on a ball-and-socket joint.

Don't forget to reset: That your neck and shoulders tense up, “reset” them: Bring your shoulders to your ears and hold tightly for three seconds, then drop them, letting your arms hang loosely at your sides.

At the gym: Add a few moves to strengthen your shoulder and back muscles. Lateral raises and pull-downs, push-ups and planks can help.

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