Fashion briefs: Downtown Pittsburgh's Canadian Fur Co. to stay open

Canadian Fur Co. owner Keith Rosenstock in the store’s showroom
Canadian Fur Co. owner Keith Rosenstock in the store’s showroom
Photo by James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
| Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Canadian Fur Co. Downtown, will remain open for at least the next two years after fourth-generation owner Keith Rosenstock and McKnight Property Management agreed to a lease extension. Rosenstock planned to retire and close the store Jan. 31. Canadian Fur Company sells Blackglama mink, Loro Piana by Dominic Bellissimo outerwear and Belle Faire knitted-fur accessories. The store also offers fur cleaning, repair and storage services.

Details: 412-471-1330 or

Sew & Sew

Sew & Sew offers classes to teach the art of adding high-tech display processes to fabrics for fashion designers, students and crafters. Located on Grand Boulevard in Monessen, the organization is offering monthly classes, beginning with integration of light, on Feb. 1; accessories with light on March 1; quilting and wall hanging on April 5 and doggie clothing on May 3. Later classes will introduce costume-making, dolls and holiday items. Hours will be 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Classes cost $60. Pre-registration is required.

Details: 610-463-8777

Fashion show

The Pittsburgh Global Connection presents Haute Connections, a night of networking and fashion from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 at Perle in Market Square, Downtown. The runway will be filled with spring collections for business and casual attire styled by Christina Stein. The Pittsburgh Global Connection is a business and social organization. The event is free for Pittsburgh Global Connection members and first-time guests. Tickets are $25 for others.


Perfectly printed jeans

Instyle magazine says denim with patterns is on trend.

The trend: Just when you thought that color was the last word in jeans … here come the graphics. Choose from abstracts, botanicals, ikats, paisleys, polka dots, tapestry motifs and tiny geometrics.

The scale: For a sleek look, opt for a small repeating print on a dark background. If you want to stand out, try larger, random designs and light colors. Either way, stick with clean lines: ankle-length skinnies or straight-legs.

The vibe: Add a solid top, a denim jacket, and flats for a relaxed feel. Want more polish? Pair with a blazer, fitted sweater and booties.

Glamour magazine's top ideas

The best print in years: Whether you like florals or major art prints, the happy vibe of this spring's patterns is infectious. Wearing prints is fun, whether the prints are on a main piece or accent.

Mix 'n' match fun: Try polka dots and stripes or even zigzags worn with plaid — it's a fashion dare worth taking.

Calf-length everything: The past five years have been dominated by short lengths — it was the Kardashian era. But this season, mid-length skirts and pants rule. This length flatters the ankle.

Metallic mania: Metallics seem to be the new black — sophisticated, chic and very cool. Options are available at every price point. There's even metallic makeup.

Sporty stuff: This spring, the sporty look is back — from wet-suit-like pieces to chic track pants.

Fix a fashion or beauty disaster

Kim Castellano, founder of, offers her no-fail tricks in People Style Watch:

A run in your tights: “There's a better chance someone will have a mini hair spray than clear nail polish,” Castellano says. “Spray it on the run and let it dry.” If it's major, just ditch the tights.

Hair frizzes up: “Put a little bit of lotion on your hands and rub them together really well,” she says. “Smooth your hands over the flyaways.”

Red wine mouth: “Rinse your mouth with water and apply lip gloss,” she says. “Then gently wipe your teeth and lips using a paper towel in a circular motion.”

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