Fashion FYI: Collaboration series set to open on Pittsburgh's North Side
Pittsburgh native Tereneh Mosley, founder and creative director of Idia'Dega, a global eco-design collaboration project, will be the first artist to take part in a new series that lets curators and cultural producers explore and create their work in the city.
Idia'Dega has created collections that have been shown in Paris, New York, Nairobi and Pittsburgh. The exhibition, “Idia'Dega at The Residence,” will open Feb. 19 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Residence, 310-312 Sampsonia Way, North Side. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, a creative design panel will discuss the collections at The Residence. The exhibit runs through March 3 by appointment.
Led by artist and fashion educator Casey Droege, each collaboration will culminate in an exhibition, lecture or other creative program. The series “Casey Droege Presents at The Residence” has been made possible through Barbara Luderowski and The Mattress Factory.
• One Enchanted Evening, 201 S. Main St., Zelienople, will have Jovani trunk shows Feb. 13 through 15 and March 4 through 6. Receive a 15-percent discount off jewelry with a dress purchase. Meet Jovani representative Sheri Simon during all show days to learn about the hottest trends for prom. Chief designer Julie DuRocher will attend the March shows. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and noon to 8 p.m. Mondays. Details: 724-473-0444 or oeevening.com
• The bridal boutique Glitter & Grit, 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville, will have an Antonio Gual for Tulle NY trunk show, by appointment, Feb. 19 through 21. The latest collection is a mix of classic simplicity with a touch of dreamy softness of body-contouring silhouettes. Details: 412-781-2375 or glitterandgritpgh.com
• MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg, will have a Sincerity Bridal trunk show, by appointment, Feb. 19 through 21. Sincerity is a division of Justin Alexander Bridal. Receive a 10-percent discount on one of these dresses during show days. The store will also showcase bridesmaids dresses by Bill Levkoff and Alfred Angelo Bridesmaids Feb. 13 and 14, by appointment. Save 10 percent off these gowns during show days. Details: 724-836-6626 or mbbride.com
In search of
Worth New York is looking for someone who wants to work with Bear Brandegee, executive style strategist and director of business development, or to build her own business in the area. It's a chance to receive formal stylist training and sell the high-end women's fashion line.
Details: 412-877-0464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vintage Wedding Fair will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Latin American Club, 1218 Third Ave., Ford City. Tickets are $5. Meet with vendors from photography to bakeries to venues.
Details: 412-353-9228 or vintageweddingfair.eventbrite.com
For the love of lipstick
For the Love of Lipstick event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Pittsburgh Public Market, Strip District. Local celebrity makeup artist Marianne Skiba — who owns Glam Earth, a natural and organic beauty boutique — will be dishing out the secrets, tips, tricks and trends to the perfect lip shade. Receive a mini lip makeover and 10 percent off all lip products.
Details: 724-228-4526 or goglamearth.com
If money's tight
H ere are things you shouldn't buy, according to whowhatwear.com:
Tailoring: If you're feeling a bit tight on money, it's best to purchase only items you can wear off the rack. While tailoring is key for the absolute perfect fit, it is an added expense that can be avoided if you choose pieces that don't need significant alterations.
Sales items just because they're on sale: It can be tempting — but remember, if you didn't go into a store or to an e-tailer for that item specifically, chances are you don't really need it.
Fashion services: Subscription services where you receive a special box every month with clothing and accessories can be worth it, but more often than not, you don't need any of the items in the box.
Anything you already own a version of: You don't need it. Sure, you may like that certain blazer that's on sale in a boutique, but if you have a just-as-beautiful iteration in your closet, you can skip buying multiples and save your money.
Dry-clean only clothing: Just like pieces that need to be tailored, it's best to avoid purchasing items that can only be dry cleaned. You'll end up spending way more taking care of that item than you really need to.
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