Fashion FYI: Macy's donating coats to anti-poverty organization

| Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Macy's will donate up to 30,000 coats to anti-poverty organization Clothes4Souls — one for each coat purchased in the outerwear departments in stores and online through Nov. 2. During the event, a large selection of outerwear will be discounted. Coats will be distributed based on the location where the original coat is purchased.


Garbage fashion

The Garbage Bag Gala is from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown. Come dressed in your best “trash wear” or accessories for the event, which features food and a fashion show from area boutiques with celebrity models. The gala benefits The Salvation Army's Family Caring Center in East Liberty, which provides shelter and tools for independent living for adults and children in crisis. Tickets are $75.


Handmade sale

The Upper St. Clair League for the Arts is having its Sugarplum Shop, a show and sale of art and hand-crafted items, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12 at Old USC Recreation Center on McLaughlin Run Road. The sale raises money for USC College Scholarship Awards.

Details: 412-221-2332 or

Bus stops

The annual “Shop Till You Drop” consignment shop bus tour will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. Stores include Ecochic in Robinson, Savvy Fox with locations in Peters Township and Mt. Lebanon, Kindred Spirits in Pine and Fashion Fix in Regent Square. Tickets are $40. Reservation deadline is Nov. 6. Details: 412-788-0899

Model Call

Utopia Model is having an open model call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Pierce Studio, Trust Arts Education Center, at 805-807 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Individuals are needed for events such as Kiya Tomlin Pittsburgh Fashion Shows, LUXE Pittsburgh Fashion Pop-Up and FashionAFRICANA. Looking for all ethnicities, 18 and older, women 5-foot-9 to 6-foot and men 5-foot-10 and taller. Application fee is $5.

Fashion show

Westmoreland's Cultural Trust's ninth annual Holiday Fashion Fantasy will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center on Old Salem Road, Greensburg, with clothing for men, women and children as well as New Year's Eve party attire. Show retailers will sell items in the Merchant Emporium for this fundraiser, which helps support the trust's mission to stimulate cultural and economic development. Tickets are $50; $45 in advance.

Details: 724-836-1123 or

Trunk show

Larrimor's, Downtown, is having a Kinross trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9. Kinross will feature cashmere sweaters, gloves, hats, scarves and wraps.

Details: 412-471-5727 or

Get skinnies

People Style Watch gives advice on how to work leather skinnies.

Rock all black: Go for a mix of textures, such as a chunky sweater that will lend interest to a chic monochromatic outfit.

Make them effortless: A striped top plus a statement handbag and tan booties will give an unfussy feel.

Dress them up: A tuxedo jacket over a white shirt and red lipstick and red pumps will add sophistication and polish.

Go for a pop of color: A bright yellow peacoat and plush loafers give an unexpected twist to a minimalist outfit.

Think cool and modern: Go for wedge high-tops and a draped jacket over a simple black turtleneck and gold hoop earrings to keep it sleek.

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