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Fashion FYI: I Made It! Market at SouthSide Works Exposed

| Thursday, July 3, 2014, 8:55 p.m.
Necklace from My Salvation Jewelry
My Salvation Jewelry
Necklace from My Salvation Jewelry

I Made It! Market, the city's nomadic indie craft marketplace, will pop up at the SouthSide Works Exposed summer festival from 5 to 10 p.m. July 11, noon to 10 p.m. July 12 and noon to 5 p.m. July 13. Featuring 70 artists, the event will showcase everything from jewelry to beauty products to T-shirts. Admission is free.

Details: 412-254-4464 or

Style week lineup

Most of the schedule for Style Week Pittsburgh, Aug. 11 to 17, has been set.

On Aug. 11, the week-long event will open at the Priory Grand Hall, North Side, featuring the latest international and Pittsburgh-based designers. On Aug. 12, an accessory trunk show co-presented by Fashion Group International Pittsburgh will be held at Luxe in East Liberty. A jewelry showcase co-presented by Macy's, Downtown, will feature top stylists offering demonstrations and consultations on Aug. 13.

The Style Awards will be announced Aug. 14 at the Blue Line Grille in Uptown, in its rooftop lounge. A fashion soiree is scheduled for Aug. 15 at Ivy Pittsburgh, Strip District, with fashion shows of trend-setting ready-to-wear styles. There is a boutique crawl Aug. 16 in Lawrenceville, and Aug. 17 wraps up the week with an invitation-only brunch. Some events are free, while others range in price from $30 to $80. A style pass for the entire week is $150.

Details: 412-294-9892 or

Trunk show

Glitter & Grit, a bridal boutique at 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville, is having an Ivan Krejci trunk show by appointment from July 11 to 18. This collection walks the line between whimsical and modern, with a nod to bygone eras. Dresses are handmade.

Details: 412-781-2375 or

White-shirt tales

This iconic staple has more than one story to tell. It's a cool, crisp chameleon, ready to be worn in multiple ways, from black tie to low-key, says InStyle magazine.

Pair with a sheer skirt: Choose a longer style that peeks through the skirt's fabric — it's flirty without being too revealing. Hello, date night!

Layer under a bustier: A creative way to bring the boudoir to happy hour — just keep it unbuttoned at the top. Sexy and unexpected.

Deconstruct a tuxedo: Try one with black piping. Match it with an undone tie for extra tomboy chic.

Slip under a dress: Tuck a sculptural necklace underneath the collar to turn this schoolgirl look on its head.

Showcase an interesting detail: Donning it with a mid-calf hem seems conservative until you turn around. Then — surprise! A tie-back flashes some skin.

Take it black tie: Channel old-school socialites by wearing it with a ball-gown skirt. Elegant and effortless.

Cuff the sleeves: Rolled-up sleeves keep a pretty skirt-shirt combo from looking too prim.

Unbutton the bottom: Copy the catwalk and keep the lower half open to show off more of your cool high-waist shorts.

Team with a suit: A fan of '70s swagger? Go all white with strong shoulders and slouchy trousers for the 2014 version.

Tuck in a scarf: Tie on a silky one as an easy update to your favorite top.

Add glitter to your manicure

Allure magazine says confetti-spiked polishes are like a little party in a bottle. Here's how to make them more cocktail hour, less sweet 16.

Find your match: Top off a basic, one-note manicure with a clear polish that contains glitter in a similar or matching hue (such as sparkly turquoise over deep navy). At arm's length, the effect is shimmery and clean; up close, it has an edgy, holographic feel.

Get a grip: Combining flecks of different sizes creates a cool, gravelly texture with intense shine. Manicurist Gina Edwards likes to layer Essie Luxeffects in Set in Stones (a mix of large shards and small pieces) over Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Fame Game (tiny micro-particles). “It looks like crushed jewels,” she says.

Give your neutrals some flash: A dash of sparkle can kick shades up a notch, but not so far that you can't wear them to work. Try topping beige nails with a wash of sheer glitter, or copy the geometric look that Allure editor Deborah Lippmann created for Honor's spring runway: shimmery ballet-pink polish, finished with a pyramid of tiny crystals starting at the base and tapering upward.

Lighten up: Dark polish can look flat and inky, as though it were drawn with a Sharpie. Shimmer gives it depth and dimension. Case in point: Singer-songwriter Lorde's scary-beautiful dip-dyed manicure at the Grammy Awards.

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