Fashion FYI: I Made It! Market to the South Side
I Made It! Mine
I Made It! Market, the city's nomadic indie craft marketplace, will pop into SouthSide Works at the former Joseph Beth Bookseller store, 510 S. Market St. across from Sur La Table, for the annual I Made It! Mine event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event features more than 65 local artisans, selling handmade wares such as ceramics, housewares, jewelry, clothing, bath-and-body products, giftware, prints, greeting cards, sweet treats, plush and children's items. Admission is free.
RAW Pittsburgh presents Discovery at 8 p.m. Thursday at CAVO in the Strip District with performing and visual arts, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, makeup and hair artists and fashion designers.
Tickets are $15; $10 in advance
The BP Nordstrom Fashion Board is having a fashion show at 11 a.m. Saturday. Members of the board will model spring clothing from the juniors department.
Details: 412- 548-4300 or www.shopnordstrom.com
Crossroads Cattiva & Boutique in Greensburg is having an Alberto Makali trunk show and sample sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Plus-size fashion event
ModCloth is having a Plus Fit Fete from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Bakery Square on Penn Avenue in the East End. See spring samples of indie-inspired plus-size fashions and meet the buyer. RSVP on the company's Facebook page. The first 100 guests receive a gift bag.
Road skin care
Allure magazine offers tips on taking care of your skin when you travel.
Prepare yourself: Regardless of where you're traveling, start using the products you'll be taking with you three days before you leave, to acclimate your skin. Tone down drying or potentially irritating ingredients, like alpha hydroxyl acids or retinols; wash with sulfate-free soap; and load up on creams and serums rich in emollients so your skin is well-hydrated.
At the beach: By nature, our skin loves humidity — when we're relaxing in the shade. The reality is that most of us are in and out of the water, both salt and chlorine, and washing off an SPF with an extra shower before dinner — a regimen that's tough on the skin barrier. It's important to bring a gentle, milky cleanser that won't strip lipids from the skin.
In the mountains: The most important thing you can do is protect yourself while you are outside. Mineral sunscreens are recommended, because in addition to blocking UV rays, they also block the elements. Keep a tube of Aquaphor in your coat to create a protective layer on lips and cheeks in case of harsh winds. At night, slather on a rich, creamy moisturizer.
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