Fashion FYI: House of Colour Pittsburgh opens new studio

| Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Come celebrate the new studio of House of Colour Pittsburgh, a color-and-style company, and Physique Rx'd, a pilates and personal-training business. The Big Launch Party is from 4 to 9 p.m. June 28 at 835 Western Ave, North Side.

House of Colour stylist Julie Peterson will talk about how to look amazing when wearing the right colors for your personality and body's architecture. Lynsey Arch, who owns Physique Rx'd, also will be present. The event is free.

Details: 412-225-5109 or or 724-467-0524 or

Learn the catwalk

The Let Me See You Walk expert runway-coaching event is from 1 to 4 p.m. June 29 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside. The host is Refined Culture, a company that specializes in fashion coaching, image and personal-development consultancy and appearance management. It will continue every Sunday through the end of the year.

Jaylee Lemon, who has trained models in New York City and Los Angeles, will be in Pittsburgh to teach poise, confidence and coordination to aspiring models.

Cost is $50, $40 in advance and $120 for three sessions.

Details: 412-423-8298 or

Swap it out

TechShop Pittsburgh, a community-based workshop and prototyping studio in Bakery Square, East Liberty, is having Shred Your Threads: Clothing Swap & Demos event. Drop off gently used clothing from 9 a.m. to midnight June 28 and return at 9 a.m. to midnight June 29 for the swap. There will be workshops where you can learn hands-on embellishing, as well as upcycling demos. Learn how to use your creativity and the shop's equipment to make old clothes new.

Admission is $12 for the event on June 29.

Details: 412-345-7182 or

You're welcome

Aw Else at 124 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg is having a meet-and-greet with the owners at this new location from noon to 5 p.m. June 28 to cap off the weeklong welcome sale. Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be served. Select items will be 60 percent off. The event is free.

Details: 724-420-5236 or

Show your style

Style Week Pittsburgh is hosting a Facebook photo contest where you post a picture with the hashtag #MyStyle that shows your style and makes you eligible to win a weeklong pass to Style Week Pittsburgh, Aug. 11 to 17 at various venues throughout the city, including opening night at The Priory, North Side. One male and one female will be selected. Deadline is June 30. Entering the contest is free.

Details: 412-294-9892 or

Blog event

The Greater Pittsburgh National Association of Women Business Owners is hosting Pittsburgh Women Blog their Way to Success from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 28 at Sigmas Conference and Event Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd., Shaler. The six panelists include R'Chelle Mullins, creator of Creatively Yours By Ro, a beauty and fashion blog, and Suzanne Mauro, a certified professional media and fashion stylist and producer and creator of Style Everyday with Suz on PCTV Pittsburgh.

Tickets are $35.

Details: 412-584-2105 or

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