Trunk show for Love Always
Phillips House is having a trunk show from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Orr's Jewelers in Squirrel Hill. The fine jewelry company will be showcasing its Love Always Collection.
Valentine's weekend event
The Ultimate Beauty Spa in Squirrel Hill has teamed with TWOgether Pittsburgh for a two-day event for couples. On Feb. 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., couples can come to a free wellness retreat that includes seminars on communication and conflict resolution, dinner, a gift and a flower. On Feb. 16, the spa is offering a couple's massage special. Reservations required.
Charity shoe drive
SAS and Wagner shoes are having a shoe drive through the end of February for Souls4Soles, a national charity that collects shoes for people in need throughout the world. Bring in old shoes and receive a $5 coupon toward a new pair. SAS shoe stores are located in Monroeville, behind the mall, and at Tanger Outlets in Washington, Pa. Wagner shoes is located in Lawrenceville.
Spring hair and makeup trends
InStyle magazine offers these must-haves once the weather warms up.
The eyes: Vibrant blue lids. Whether a minimal tracing or a lid-to-brow splash, the season's aqua, cobalt or navy eyes pack a monochromatic punch.
The nails: Opaque white. Spring's clean-and-modern "near neutral" for nails works best with shorter, slightly rounded shapes, says manicurist Jin Soon Choi, who helped launch the trend at Rag & Bone. "Square-square nails in white tend to look too strong," she says.
The accessory: Head scarves. Once the weather warms up, wrap a gauzy or jaunty fabric around a decidedly messy updo for a boho-chic vibe reminiscent of more than a few '60s icons, "If you are feeling shy about trying the new look, start with a smaller size," says Guido Palau, who oversaw the turbans at Marc by Marc Jacobs. "Tie it tight, so it is close to the head."
The lips: Electric red. Prepare to blot: The statement lip goes matte and heats up in shades like tomato and scarlet.
The updo: Knots and loops. The style of the season was easy to spot: The undone or off-kilter versions of seasons past were replaced by elegant buns and twists that sat low and neat at the nape of the neck.
With Valentine's Day on Thursday and February being a month to wear a red dress, Allure magazine gives three reasons to put on this hue. A black dress is classic and elegant, sure, but nobody's writing songs or movies about it. Lady in red? That's another story.
It's the sexiest color: According to a University of Rochester study, men find women wearing red sexier than those in white, green, blue or gray. They ask the red-clad out on dates more than twice as often as those wearing blue.
Your skin will look better: "Just like red lipstick brightens your complexion, a red dress makes sallow skin seem rosier," says makeup artist Romy Soleimani.
The Valentino effect: The fashion icon always included red dresses in his collection, as do the current designers for the label, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. And actresses line up to wear them. "If there's one woman wearing red, she will inevitably be the eye-catcher of the evening," Valentino once said.
- Staff reports
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