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Prom gown trunk show slated for Pine

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
 

One Enchanted Evening in Pine is having a Jovani trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and noon to 5 p.m. March 3. Meet Julie Durocher, design director for Jovani who will be available to answer questions and help shoppers choose dresses. In addition to being a leading name for prom, homecoming and pageant, Durocher's Jovani styles have been worn on the red carpet by Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Natalie Cole and Kim Kardashian and others. Details: 724-934-4330 or www.oneenchantedeveningonline.com

Sparkle and shine

Jewelry and other accessories transform a women's style, imparting personality to any outfit. The crystal company Swarovski has created a guide on how to wear jewelry — daytime, nighttime, anytime. It's called Multiface(t)s: Swarovski (Abrams, $55). The company's creative director Nathalie Colin offers advice on how to wear jewelry no matter where you are and where you plan to go next. The 216-page book has images of Swarovski creations, along with photographs of international icons showing how jewelry offers endless possibilities for personal expression. Details: www.abramsbooks.com

Emerging artists present

RAW: natural born artists will present “Generation” at 8 p.m. March 7 at CAVO in the Strip District. RAW features local emerging artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, performance art, hair, makeup and photography. Featured fashion designers will be A&B Styles by Abby Baldwin and Makayla Wray. RAW is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists. Tickets are $15; $10 in advance. Details: www.rawartists.org

Haute couture trunk show

Larrimor's is having a Peggy Jennings trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 7 and 8 at its Downtown store. Jennings is known for haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces created from European fabrics. Details: 412-471-5727 or www.larrimors.com

Acne myths debunked

Allure magazine's Beauty 101 Tips reveals the truth of these acne myths:

Going to bed without washing your face leads to breakouts: We can't blame everything on dirt. While it's true that it worsens acne, dysfunctional cells — those that don't slough away readily or that produce too much sebum — are the root of acne.

Cheeseburgers cause breakouts: This one is kind of true, but the burger isn't the problem. It's the cheese and the bun. Studies show that diets rich in dairy and high-glycemic foods (white carbs such as flour, rice and potatoes) correspond with acne occurrence. Loading up on foods with low-glycemic ratings (legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables) has been shown to clear up breakouts.

Prescription products are better than over-the-counter ones: They're similar, only stronger (which isn't always better). If over-the-counter cleansers, retinoids and spot treatments don't help alleviate breakouts after eight weeks, see a dermatologist, who can offer nonirritating solutions.

Toothpaste can double as zit cream: This myth persists no matter how many times we debunk it. The baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, menthol, and triclosan found in toothpaste do dry up excess oil, but the harsh combination of ingredients causes peeling and irritation. It you're looking for a guerilla solution, crush a tablet of aspirin, add a drop of water, and apply it to the pimple overnight. It's a powerful-but-gentle anti-inflammatory.

— Staff reports

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