Fashion FYI: AFRICANA at The Frick, holiday shopping, and in the black
FashionAFRICANA at The Frick
The Frick Pittsburgh in Point Breeze and FashionAFRICANA have teamed to present global fashion activist Bethann Hardison as part of a four-part speaker series, “Building & Connecting Community,” and in conjunction with the current exhibit “Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear. FashionAFRICANA celebrates the beauty and diversity of the African Diaspora through design, dance and music. Hardison was one of the original models from the Battle of Versailles runway show in 1973. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 with introductory remarks by Jim Rooney, regarding “The Rooney Rule,” an NFL policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operations jobs. Tickets are $25.****Details: 412-371-0600 or thefrickpittsburgh.com
Sony Music's innovative merchandising company, the Thread Shop, has created a capsule collection with recording artist Grace VanderWaal — known for her bold performance on “America's Got Talent” — to be sold exclusively at more than 380 Charming Charlie stores, including in Homestead at the Waterfront and at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. This 14-piece line includes faux fur bags, knit hats, a multicolor fringe infinity scarf and jewelry items from $12-$39.
The Latrobe Business and Professional Women are sponsoring the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Bishop Connare Center, 2900 Seminary Dr., Greensburg. There will be 25 vendors selling everything from beauty products to jewelry. Part of the proceeds benefit Our Clubhouse, an organization that provides free support to anyone who has been touched by cancer.
Tickets are $10.
Details: 724-875-4958 or latrobebpw.org
In the black
Join Envoi Lifestyle for an In The Black virtual party from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Slate studio, 2517 Penn Ave., Strip District. This event is part of the Odyssey Network's multi-city tour where women will converge in little black dresses to connect, learn and brush up on skill sets, while networking and having fun. The evening here will be led by Pittsburgh-based stylists Dianne Lemon and her son, Jaylee, owners of ReFined Culture Modeling Academy. Tickets are $25.
Details: 412-501-3482 or odysseymedia.com
The third annual Bangolz Fashion Show & After Party is from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Hosanna House, Wilkinsburg. Owner and founder of Bangolz Boutique in North Carolina, Deanna Dias, will showcase her fashion designs in her hometown of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $20.
Details: 412-726-3369 or bangolz.com
For the bride
Cavanaugh's Bride Show brunch is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Pittsburgh Marriott in Coraopolis. This is a more intimate bridal show with approximately 36 exhibitors and an opportunty to sample mimosas or wine and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $10, $8 in advance.
Details: 412-206-0096 or brideshow.com
• Larrimor's, 249 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh is having a Lafayette trunk show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16-18. The line is known for feminine separates, embellished novelty pieces, exquisite leather and luxe knitwear. Details: 412-471-5727 or larrimors.com
• MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg is having an Allure Bridal and Maids trunk show by appointment Nov. 17-19. This is a chance to see the 2018 collection and meet Allure sales specialist Christian Range. Receive a 10 percent discount during show days. Details: 724-836-6626 or mbbride.com
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