Briefs: Sabika Jewelry plans rare, retired-jewelry event

| Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:08 p.m.

Beautiful baubles

Sabika Jewelry is having a rare, retired-jewelry event from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 25 to 27 at the Crowne Plaza South Hills on Fort Couch Road bordering Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park (across from South Hills Village). Online registration is required. The event will offer pieces that are retired and can be mixed and matched with previous collections. Sabika was founded by Upper St. Clair resident Karin Mayr. More than 600 consultants across the United States represent the line, which is sold exclusively through trunk-show-style parties.


View the collection

Emerging fashion designer Terry Jolo of Terry Jolo House of Designs is having a show featuring her fall and winter collections from 7 to 10 p.m. June 21 at the August Wilson Center, Downtown. Tickets are $15; $25 for VIP front row.


Hats and Heels

The Hard Hats and High Heels Charity Fashion Show will be from 7 to 9 p.m. June 22 at the former Borders Bookstore in the Galleria at the Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer. The event is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley's Habitat for Heroes and will help build a house for Nichole Fiedor and her family. Fiedor is an Air Force veteran and one of her two sons is disabled. Fashions will be provided by J.C. Penney and repurposed items from the ReStore. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.


Trunk show

Linton's at the Waterfront in Homestead is having a Ming Wang trunk show June 27 to 30 with discount purchases. The collection consists of washable knit separates and dresses suited for travel. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Details: 412-461-2600 or

Walk the runway

Style & Steel will have an open model call for Style Week Pittsburgh's Decades fashion show from 1 to 3 p.m. June 22 at Cavo on Smallman Street in the Strip District. Male and female models ages 21 and older in all sizes are invited. Style Week will debut Aug. 7 to 11 with a five-day lineup of fashion-focused events. The mission of Style Week is to create a platform to showcase trailblazing fashion and trendsetting gems in the region. The Decades show on Aug. 9 will showcase styles from 1970s, '80s, '90s and 2000s.


Calling all brides

Glitter and Grit, an indie bridal boutique on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, will open at noon June 28. Hours are by appointment from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The store offers handmade and independently designed wedding dresses and accessories. The owner is committed to providing earth-friendly dresses, made from ethically sourced, sustainable and natural materials.

Details: 412-781-2375 or

Suit care

People Style Watch shares swimsuit-care tips by Ilene Sofferman of Canyon Beachwear:

Clean gently: “Wash your suits by hand in cold water with a mild detergent made for swimwear. Avoid the washer, as it can pull and stretch suits.”

Dry flat in a cool place: “A hot dryer will break down the materials. So will leaving it in the sun. Instead, rinse your suit and lay it to dry indoors.”

Alternate your suits: “Spandex needs 24 hours to retain its shape. By wearing a suit every other day, you allow it to return to normal and reduce stretching.”

Watch where you sit: “Avoid cement and other rough surfaces that can pill or tear your suit, and always put down a towel or coverup.”

Wear old suits in the hot tub: “The hot water and heavy chemicals weaken spandex and will make colors fade.”

— Staff reports

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