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Homework: Smokey Robinson collaborates on skin-care line

| Friday, June 3, 2016, 8:57 p.m.

Smokey Robinson, 76, credits the habits that were instilled in him as a child with helping him maintain a healthy, active lifestyle — including being able to tour the country.

Robinson, who created his legend writing classic songs such as “My Girl” and “I Second That Emotion” for Motown, says he has practiced yoga for 35 years and is a vegetarian. “I'm only going to get this one body, so I want to be healthy as long as possible. I believe in taking care of myself,” he said.

His new skin-care line is an extension of that. Robinson, a former resident of Pine, is collaborating on the line with his wife, Frances, an interior designer. Their products — My Girl for women and Get Ready for men — were created for people of color.

In the square

The Mellon Square Design Fest, 1529-1540 Smithfield St., Downtown, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays from June 6 to Aug. 29 (except July 4). Hosted by Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation, these weekly events will showcase Pittsburgh's favorite fashion trucks and local vendors, who will feature the latest in apparel and jewelry.

Details: 412-235-7263 or

Being showcased

MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg, will have B2, Belsoie and Jasmine Maids — three lines from Jasmine Bridal — showcases June 10 to 12. Receive a 10 percent discount during show days.

Details: 724-836-6626 or

Trunk show

Glitter & Grit bridal boutique, 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville, will have a Daalarna Couture trunk show June 4 and 5 and a Tulle New York trunk show June 10 to 12 by appointment.

Details: 412-781-2375 or

— Staff and wire reports

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