Fashion FYI: Shoe show at Nordstrom's; MoZaic Boutique re-opening; Garfield Night Market

| Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 7:51 p.m.

Putting your best foot forward

Anyi Lu, a designer of couture comfort women's footwear, will present her fall/winter collection at a trunk show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Nordstrom in Ross Park Mall.

“Utilitarian Chic” is the inspiration for this collection. Details: 412-548-4300 or

MoZaic Boutique marks re-opening

MoZaic Boutique, an upscale women's specialty store, will celebrate its grand re-opening Sept. 7 at its new location in Collier Town Square on Washington Pike in Collier.

Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lines available include Desigual, Leatherrock and Ex Novo Bijoux as well as Adore, Wooden Ships, Rebel Designs and Watchcraft.

Details: 412-275-3787 or

Night shopping

The Garfield Night Market returns Sept. 6 for a second year. It will feature established and start-up vendors. Hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. along North Pacific Avenue from Penn to Dearborn.


Charity fashion show

Kids from the Children's Institute will walk in a charity fashion show, “Glitzburgh: Glamour meets Giving, A Black and Gold Affair,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Static Nightclub on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Patients and students from the Children's Institute in Squirrel Hill will share the runway with local celebrities, including Pittsburgh Steelers Ziggy Hood and Chris Carter. The youngsters will model custom-made outfits resembling his or her “superpower.” Proceeds benefit the institute, a nonprofit organization that provides pediatric rehabilitation. Tickets are $25 to $30.


Trunk shows

Larrimor's, Downtown, will have Autumn Cashmere and M Z Wallace trunk shows from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14. Autumn Cashmere is known for its contemporary knitwear with cashmere blend and cotton sweaters and accessories. Wallace creates handbags.

Details:412-471-5727 or

A good cause

Aw Else Boutique in Greensburg will give a $25 gift card to those who donate their hair to Children with Hair Loss, a nonprofit organization benefitting children who have medically related hair loss, through Oct. 31. Also, 10 percent of store sales Sept. 6 and 7 will be given to the charity.

The boutique is teaming with Shear Magic beauty salon in Greensburg.

Details: 724-837-2627 or

Finishing school

InStyle magazine gives tips to help you nail — or cheat — the matte look in manicures.

Use matte polish: It's critical that you buff nails first to create a smooth surface (flat finishes tend to highlight bumps). Apply color in thin coats, otherwise it can easily become goopy.

Add steam: If you don't have a matte topcoat handy, here's an easy solution for you beauty MacGyvers out there: Heat a pot of water, then hold your freshly painted fingers over the steam for three to four seconds. Goodbye glossy finish. Hello edgy matte mani.

Mix in cornstarch: Nervous about dangling your digits over a cauldron or hot water? Try this Chem 101 experiment instead: Put five to 10 drops of topcoat into a paper cup, add a pinch of cornstarch, then apply on top of regular polish. Poof! No more shine.

— Staff reports

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