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Fashion FYI: Handbag designer Patricia Nash at Pittsburgh Mills

Patricia Nash - Patricia Nash's Ravi Dome Satchel
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Trish Lee - Trish Lee's dresses are inspired by vintage silhouettes from the 1920s and 1930s and feature gowns with backless necklines, beaded straps and delicate cap sleeves.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Trish Lee</em></div>Trish Lee's dresses are inspired by vintage silhouettes from the 1920s and 1930s and feature gowns with backless necklines, beaded straps and delicate cap sleeves.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Handbag designer Patricia Nash will be at Macy's in Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills at 10 a.m., and at 2 p.m. she will be at Macy's in Westmoreland Mall, both on Aug. 8. On Aug. 9, she will be at Macy's in South Hills Village at 10 a.m.

Nash creates handbags and accessories that are made of beautiful, vegetable-tanned Italian leather. The collection pays homage to old-world craftsmanship through delicate, hand-finished detailing including hand-dying, hand-cutting, hand-sewing and a hand-embossed logo in every design.

Details: 724-274-1000 or 724-836-6000 or 412-854-6800 or

Trunk show

Glitter & Grit, a bridal boutique at 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville, will have a Trish Lee San Francisco trunk show by appointment Aug. 1-3.

The line is inspired by vintage silhouettes from the 1920s and '30s and features gowns with backless necklines, beaded straps and delicate cap sleeves.

Details: 412-781-2375 or

Talking about it

There will be a discussion with Nicholas Chambers and Lesley Frowick at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Andy Warhol Museum, North Side.

Chambers is the museum's Milton Fine Curator of Art, and Frowick is Halston's niece and co-curator of the “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede,” an exhibit that runs through Aug. 24. Frowick worked closely with her uncle and is working on a biography of his life. The talk is free with museum admission.

Details: 412-237-8339 or

For the ladies

Ladies Night, hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Pittsburgh, will be at 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at The Diva Den salon, 5138 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. Enjoy a night of shopping, eating and drinking. Tickets are $5.

Details: 412-378-7546 or

Vendors needed

The fifth annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week is looking for vendors for the entire week of style-inspired shows Sept. 22 to 28. Space is limited.


A polished look

You can do opaque pastels on your nails, says InStyle magazine executive editor Amy Synnott. Why she likes it:

It's light and summery: Nothing looks better with a pair of crisp, white jeans than a splash of milky pink or lavender polish.

But not too cutesy: Minty green, periwinkle blue, Palm Beach coral ... Under normal circumstances, these hues might seem unabashedly girly. But when the finishes are as opaque as chalk, the effect is eye-catching and mod, like a white A-line mini for your nails.

The color pops against every skin tone: Unlike, say, a layer of a usual springtime staple, Essie Mademoiselle, these vibrant hues won't get all coy once they hit your nailbed. What you see in the bottle is what you get, and these bold pastels demand to be noticed.

— Staff reports

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