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Fashion FYI: Pittsburgh luxe jeweler Sabika announces summer 2016 collection

| Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 8:57 p.m.
Sabika, a Pittsburgh-based affordable luxury jewelry direct-selling company, announced its summer 2016 collection at the company’s annual convention last week. It will be available Feb. 1.
Kevin Banna
Sabika, a Pittsburgh-based affordable luxury jewelry direct-selling company, announced its summer 2016 collection at the company’s annual convention last week. It will be available Feb. 1.

Sabika, an affordable luxury jewelry company, announced its summer 2016 collection at the company's annual convention last week. It will be available Feb. 1.

Pittsburgh-based Sabika, which is celebrating its 15-year anniversary, has more than 1,700 consultants in 42 states. The jewelry, designed by Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, daughter of founder and CEO Karin Mayr, is handcrafted by female European artisans in carrying on the centuries-old tradition of jewelry craftsmanship, including hand-soldering.

The line includes the Sabika Cut, a crystal created by Swarovski that's exclusive to Sabika. The direct-selling company opened websites in December for its consultants where customers can make purchases.


Wear red

National Wear Red Day is Feb. 5. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women campaign, it's a day to wear red to bring attention to heart disease and stroke, which kill 1 in 3 women per year.

The American Heart Association will be distributing heart-healthy information from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown, and conducting blood-pressure and cholesterol screenings from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the PPG Wintergarden.

Macy's in South Hills Village will host a free Go Red Total Makeover event from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6. Also that day, one woman will be honored as the total makeover winner and receive a $500 Macy's gift card. Nominate someone you know who makes heart-healthy living a priority.


50 shades of pink

The 50 Shades of Pink Runway Couture will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Downtown. Participants include designer James Houk of Jet Street Designs and Big Chief Jeans; Amy Baron Brourman, founder of Custom Clothier at Samuel Baron Clothiers; Brazilian designer Lana Neumeyer; Keith Bloom, stylist and fashion expert; and Christina Stein, personal stylist. There will be a lips-and-lash bar by Sugar Beauty Bar.

Tickets are $25 to $50.


Trunk show

Glitter & Grit, a bridal boutique at 5300 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, will have a Rebecca Schoneveld trunk show from Feb. 5 to 7 by appointment. These gowns are handcrafted in Brooklyn.

Details: 412-781-2375 or

Shop for your valentine

The I Made it! Market's I Made It! Mine event is from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Waterfront Town Center in Homestead. Shop more than 65 local artisans at this nomadic indie craft marketplace just in time for Valentine's Day. Vendors will be selling everything from jewelry to beauty products to clothing.


Great style has no age

With experience comes expertise. Veteran actress Jane Fonda shows how to own a look into your 50s and beyond in InStyle magazine.

Get glowing: Never underestimate the power of a little strategically placed rouge. “It gives life to the skin and makes you look healthy,” says Fonda's pro, Charlotte Willer, who uses a blush and a highlighter quad to add color and luminosity. For the most fresh-faced effect, apply from the cheek up toward the temple in a C shape. “It visually lifts the face up.”

Suit yourself: Choose a tailored blazer and trousers on nights when you need to get decked out. It's a confident approach that oozes well-heeled sophistication, especially in elegant ivory.

Take the wrap: If you feel bad about your neck, we've got three words — the dressy scarf. A beautiful number in gold or champagne silk offers a bit of coverage, elongates the torso and casts a flattering glow on your complexion.

Put a ring on it: A single outsize stunner lends some much-needed glitz to simple separates, while imparting a youthful vibe. If you're craving more glamour, pair with a statement bracelet that falls below the wrist.

Take 5

People StyleWatch gives us five pieces that work on everyone:

Vibrant draping dress: Something with subtle gathers at the neck bring the eye up, while the asymmetrical draping flatters your lower body.

Printed blouse: An all-over pattern camouflages problem areas. Choose one with black piping, which elongates.

Faux-fur cardigan: Buy one with a V-neckline that isn't too high or low. The faux fur will add a glam feel.

A-line skirt: A fuller silhouette in a trendy color accentuates your waist and glides over hips and thighs.

Boot-cut pants: The slight flare balances out your lower half. Go with pants with vertical creases.

— Staff reports

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