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Fashion FYI: Cecil woman named Simon Style Setter

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By Staff and Wire Reports

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Ross Park Mall has announced Leeann Marie Golish as a Simon Style Setter. The Monroeville native who lives in Cecil, Washington County, was selected as one of 40 style bloggers out of 700 applicants in a nationwide contest.

Her posts will be packed with information about trends, shopping tips, beauty insider information, style guidance and the word on up-to-the minute items available at the mall. She also will participate in fashion-related events at the mall, including store openings and fashion shows.

“I believe a solid fashion foundation begins at signature pieces and then works its way out into the latest trends and colors,” she says.

Details: www.stylesetter.simon.com or www.pittsburghfashionblog.com

For your feet

Wellrox sandals are available at Macy's in South Hills Village mall. The shoe uses a technology called G.R.A.B.S. which offers comfort and a more-secure sandal that keeps feet in the sandal when walking. Wellrox five-toe sandals have specially designed padded toe separators that grip the sandal, reducing the chance of slippage. Prices start at $79. Details: www.macys.com

Nordstrom bra fitting

Most women have experienced the discomfort of a poorly fitted bra. The Nordstrom in Ross Park Mall is ready to help with the We Heart a Great Fit event from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 26 and 27. Stylists will be on hand to help you find the right bra. For every bra purchased in-store and online, Nordstrom will donate $2 to the Young Survival Coalition, an organization dedicated to the specific issues facing young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Receive a Betsey Johnson panty with a $50 lingerie purchase, while supplies last. Details: 412-548-4300 or www.nordstrom.com

Artists showcase

RAW: Natural Born Artists present Expressions! at 8 p.m. May 2 at Cavo in the Strip District. The event features 25 local Pittsburgh artists. Fashion shows include designers such as Nicolette Romero, Milk & Tinder, FarESH Brand and Grand Scheme PGH. RAW is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists. Every month it hand-selects and showcases artists in film, fashion, music, art, performing arts, hairstyling, makeup artistry and photography. Details: www.rawartists.org/pittsburgh/expressions

Style setter

“Twilight” star Nikki Reed has a look that's so right-now — plus, it's easy to pull off. People Style Watch breaks it down.

Work in modern pieces: Color block tops, silky shorts, peplum hems and leather pencil skirts give her outfits an of-the-moment vibe.

Stick to a mostly neutral palette: Nude, gray and black lend even the most trendy silhouettes a timeless and sophisticated look.

Add sleek extras: Whether it's a silver pendant, ankle-strap heels or a studded clutch, unfussy accessories with a hint of edge make the perfect finishing touches.

— Staff and wire reports

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