Fashion briefs: Fashion on wheels; Calling all brides; Pretty in Paradise

| Thursday, July 18, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Fashion on wheels

Waiting for customers to come was not Samantha Lugo's idea of a best-selling boutique. She takes her boutique to customers on July 20 when Broke Little Rich Girl will officially open its stylish truck doors in the Strip District. Lugo's mission is to offer fashion and convenience at affordable prices.


Calling all brides

Cavanaugh's Bridal Show is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 21 at the Sheraton hotel in Station Square. In addition to fashion shows, attendees can meet with more than 100 wedding professionals to help with all aspects of the special day — from caterers to florists to photographers and videographers. Tickets: $10; $6 in advance


Pretty in Paradise

Summer Soiree: Pretty in Paradise is from 7 to 11 p.m. on July 25 at The Cabana Bar in Wexford. A beach-theme event under palm trees, the evening will include a 9 p.m. fashion show showcasing designs from Tidal Cool Creations. The event benefits UPMC's Cancer Center for Melanoma Research. Tickets are $20; $35 for VIP.

Details: 724-934-7876 or

Beach bound

Glamour magazine has tips for what to wear on that upcoming beach trip. Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo advises.

Dress up a bikini: Make a simple bathing suit dramatic with touches like ornate earrings.

Try a patterned shirt as a cover-up: The new boho look is all about improvising with basics.

Be a little exotic: Mix and match prints and textures. And look for pieces with bright, bold details inspired by other cultures.

Find your inner flower child: Look for prints that scream, “I love the 60s!” “With such relaxed clothes, you realize you don't need a lot in this world to be happy,” Prinsloo says.

Let it flow, flow, flow: Hot weather doesn't mean you have to go short — long pieces can be just as summery.

Go nuts with embellishments: We adore teaming a chunky, detailed sweater with a denim jacket — great for chilly summer nights.

It's a long story

Getting — and keeping — long, shiny, gorgeously sexy hair has never been easier, say experts in Allure magazine.

Get it cut often: The hair at the middle of your back is about 3 years old, so it's been flat-ironed …what, a bazillion times? “The ends of long hair have been styled and colored so many times that they get dry and frizzy quickly,” says hairstylist Serge Normant. Ask your stylist to snip less than a half inch every other month.

Take care of your scalp: Scalp treatments may sound clinical (and a little gross), but massaging a serum or even a shampoo that contains essential oils, such as avocado and coconut, into your roots a few times a week will “nourish the scalp, creating the right foundation for healthier, stronger hair” with less breakage.

Add layers: When your hair is in that awkward growing-out stage, ask your stylist for long layers that skim the bottom of your cut. “Long layers in the front give you the illusion of length,” says hairstylist Sarah Potempa, who's worked with Julianne Moore and Brooke Shields.

Change your sleeping habits: Satin and 600-thread count Egyptian-cotton pillow cases create less friction than ordinary cotton ones. That means your hair will be less likely to tangle or break when you toss and turn.

Use dry shampoo and dry conditioner: Yes, dry conditioner is a thing — and you'll be happy that you know about it on day 3 of a blow-out. Ends start to look dry right around the same time roots get oily.

— Staff reports

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