Fashion FYI: H&M opens at Monroeville Mall; wedding sale in Greensburg

| Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 7:47 p.m.

Retailer H&M open in mall

Fashion retailer H&M opened Sept. 12 on the lower level in Monroeville Mall. The store offers the latest trends for women and men with a separate “store within a store” sections for accessories, lingerie and maternity. The 20,000-square-foot store in the former J.C. Penney space will also carry clothing for ages newborn to 14, as well as plus sizes. Through the store's global garment-recycling program, H&M customers at Monroeville Mall can donate unwanted pieces of clothing from any brand in the store. For each bag of clothing donated, customers will receive a voucher for 15 percent off. There are 278 stores in the U.S. and approximately 2,900 H&M stores nationwide.

Details: 855-466-7467 or

Wedding sale

The Magic Moment wedding consignment sale is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Ramada in Greensburg. New and gently worn designer bridal gowns, bridesmaids, flower girl and homecoming dresses will be available at discounts of up to 75 percent off retail. Tickets $5; $4 advance, for two guests. Admission free after 3 p.m.

Fashion happenings

Larrimors, Downtown, is having an Escada Fall Caravan from Sept. 16-21 and Canali and Bruno Magli trunk shows Sept. 19 all during the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Escada is known for its designs that feature unusual combinations of colors and patterns and exclusive embroidery and elaborate knits for women. For men, Canali's geometrical patterns, sharp tailoring and rounded, supple silhouettes are done in warm tones with a vintage aristocratic feel. Bruno Magli produces hand-crafted shoes, boots and accessories for men.

Details: 412-471-5727 or

She's King

The CW's “Hart of Dixie” actress Jaime King has an eye-catching style that's fresh, daring and totally of-the-moment. She tells People Style Watch how she does it.

Create a modern mix: Bold prints, leather and vintage tees amp up pencil skirts and flowy dresses. “I love adding eclectic elements to more classic styles,” she says.

Work on-trend extras: Silver pumps, statement jewelry and more up the wow factor. “Most of my outfits are inspired by accessories,” she says. “I choose a piece and build from there.”

Don't go too bare: She offsets revealing pieces like a crop top or short shorts, with more conservative ones. “It's about balance,” she says. “Plus, mystery can be very sexy.”

Rollers or iron?

In Allure magazine, New York City hairstylist Matt Fugate explains the difference between hot rollers and a hot iron.

Curling irons

Who they're for: Women with long, thick or course hair.

Why they're awesome: Curling irons offer control. You can adjust the temperature and circumference of the curl with either switchable barrels or tapered wands.

Find your direction: Making California waves is all about curling away from the face; going toward it results in sausage-like prom curls.

Don't shun the clip: The only way to prevent heavy layers from slipping off the barrel is to gently clamp them.

Revive sluggish curls: Curl from just your midlengths to ends.

Soften up: Irons produce perfect spirals, so break them up with your fingers or a paddle brush.

Hot rollers

Who they're for: “These are perfect for fine to medium hair without any natural curl at all,” says Fugate. Hot rollers use low heat, so they shape delicate hair without singeing it.”

Why they're awesome: They reach a fixed temperature and cool in formation, giving curls megahold.

Think small: “Jumbo rollers create volume. But if you want actual curls, you need to get the smaller ones,” says Fugate.

Try something new: Clip rollers above the ears, not at the roots, for a smooth crown and curly ends.

— Staff reports

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