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Gallery plans luxury headpieces, hair accessories trunk show

| Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:22 p.m.
Jennifer Copeland Millinery
3G Gallery, Downtown is hosting a luxury headpieces and hair accessories trunk show of pieces created by local designer Jennifer L. Copeland Millinery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7.

Top it off

3G Gallery, Downtown, is hosting a luxury headpieces and hair accessories trunk show of works created by Jennifer L. Copeland Millinery of Pittsburgh from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7. Cloches, fedoras and wide-brim sample hats in straw and felt will be on sale, starting at $50. Details: 412-254-3636 or Jennifer@copelandmillinery.com

Kaleidoscope showcase

RAW: Pittsburgh is hosting a showcase called Kaleidoscope at 8 p.m. June 6 at Cavo in the Strip District. The indie arts organization features local emerging talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, DJs and photography. The fashion shows will feature Keith Bloom II, Charles Ryan Suits and VRNAQLR. Details: www.rawartists.org/pittsburgh

Luxe pop-up

The Luxe Fashion pop-up event is from 6 to 9 p.m. May 31 at the Tower Penthouse at Otto Milk Condos on Smallman Street in the Strip District. See creations by clothing designer Kiya Tomlin, handbag designer Sandra Reiman and shoe designer Emy Mack. Details: 717-271-2736

Hit the road

The Roadie Fashion Truck is having its official launch party and will be in the parking lot of Bar Marco in the Strip District from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2. Roadie is a traveling fashion truck and pop-up event. It combines the life of a bohemian on the road with vintage and contemporary wares, music and community. Peruse new and vintage clothing, accessories and more. Details: roadiefashiontruck@gmail.com

Lessons in fashion

Gilles Mendel for J. Mendel, a fifth-generation French atelier, offers style lessons in InStyle magazine.

Fall in love with “your” kind of dress: “Nothing evokes a feminine, sensual beauty more than a dress. It's essential to have an understanding and respect for your body, so you know what cut works to your advantage.”

Go bright: “I don't care about trends, and neither should you if you want to make a statement. You just have to balance color and keep the shape simple with neutrals like black, tan or white, or you will appear overwhelmed.”

Be confident in clothes that really fit: “I have created a design DNA for dresses I call ‘modern heirlooms.' These garments might look fragile but each has a bustier that provides a strong, perfect fit. It helps to have a sense of security so you choose clothes that are constructed with seams that give a pleasing shape to your body.”

Select fabrics that drape instead of cling: “I like silks, cottons and lightweight wools that show off the body in subtle ways. You want a soft fabric that doesn't call too much attention to itself, like a stiff tulle does.”

Invest in work looks: “Buy a sophisticated dress in black for work, then add or subtract accessories to give it longevity.”

Stay true to you beauty tips

Allure magazine beauty blogger Shannon Ray says to avoid feeling tied to every beauty trend. Her reasons:

When it doesn't make you feel like yourself: If you've got beautiful wild Carrie Bradshaw curls and pin-straight hair is the current thing, you should support your spirals.

When it causes you actual discomfort: Such as a superslicked, tight ponytail or a rigid headband. Maybe you love the look of matte lipstick, but it leaves your lips feeling dry. Perhaps you want to try stiletto nails but you wear contacts.

When it looks great on someone else: That pixie cut is perfection for Anne Hathaway/Michelle Williams/your office manager Amanda. But unless your hair texture or face shape is similar, it's not going to look the same on you.

When someone says you have to try it: If you're feeling pressured to try the latest, hottest procedure (Vampire facelift, anyone?), don't cave to it.

— Staff reports

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