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Briefs: Fashion Week introduces new Hall of Fame class

| Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pittsburgh Fashion Week introduces its third Hall of Fame class. The honorees include the late Nick Bracco, founder of Pittsburgh Fashion Magazine, and fashion photographer; Demeatria Boccella, founder and producer, Fashion Africana; Norman Childs, founder and CEO of Eyetique Corp.; Violet Caridi Gallo, non-profit fundraiser, designer; the late Ilene Waldman, owner of Namedropper Boutiques; and Delores Warwick, executive producer of Folio Production. The six honorees were chosen for their long-term contribution to fashion, style and beauty in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

They will be honored at a luncheon at the Omni William Penn, Downtown, on Sept. 30. Tickets are $45 and will be available June 1.


Jewelry event at Jared

Jared The Galleria of Jewelry on McKnight Road welcomes the public to a jewelry event featuring Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. New trends in black-and-white jewelry and strawberry gold also will be available. Rounding out the collection is an array of natural, fancy, color diamonds in pinks, yellows and turquoise, and the newest fashions in cultured pearls.

Details: 412-369-6890

Pounce on more bounce

You can do bouncy waves, says InStyle magazine beauty director Amy Synnott-D'Annibale. She loves the look and says it is easy to take on this trend. Her insider advice:

It's undeniably glamorous : This is the kind of hair that makes little girls swoon (Cinderella! Ariel! Princess Tiana!) and big girls do a double-take (before quietly inquiring where you got the gorgeous blowout). And, yes, the boys seem to like it, too.

You don't need to be a supermodel to pull it off : This style truly looks great on everyone. Soft layers and movement are like smoke and mirrors for the problem areas: A swingy swoosh of hair can obscure everything from puffy cheeks to asymmetrical bone structure.

It can be customized for a perfect fit . If your face long, just tease the sides more. Think your cheeks need a lift• Focus on the crown. Adding height brings the eye up, elongating the head.

Every era offers a look

Lucky magazine offers these accessory trends for spring:

The roaring '20s : Delicate, feminine, a little rebellious -- flapper style has never stopped being cool.

Midcentury mod : Bold colors, intriguing textures, distinctive shapes -- these retro pieces are ladylike and striking but not at all prim.

Futuristic : Out-of-this-world sparkle, sharp geometry and intergalactic metallics conjure up a very sophisticated take on Barbarella.

Spring into a new look

People Style Watch editor Susan Kaufman says spring is the perfect time to try a new look. These are her four must-haves:

Chic dress : Choose one in the color of mint. It works on everyone.

Glam clutch : It easily goes from day to night.

Cropped pants : They are great, especially for women with petite frames.

Modern ankle-straps sandals : They are sexy and versatile.

Natalie Portman's stylist 'most powerful'

Kate Young, the stylist responsible for some of Michelle Williams' and Natalie Portman's most memorable red carpet moments, tops The Hollywood Reporter's countdown of the 25 most powerful stylists in showbiz. Young earned the honor in part for helping make Portman a red-carpet fixture last year while she was pregnant and on her way to winning the best actress Oscar for "Black Swan."

The issue ranks the trendsetters behind the A-listers, including Leslie Fremar at No. 2, whose clientele includes Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon. No. 3 is Petra Flannery, who likes to discover new talent and make them fashion stars. Her roster includes Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Megan Fox.

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