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That’s Haute – Pittsburgh Fashion Week, 2010! Join the Fashion Fun!

25 Sep

I’m like a little kid at Christmas. SO EXCITED.

Monday marks the first day of the first-ever Pittsburgh Fashion Week – and Glitzburgh will be in attendance at all of the shows and events, bringing you all of the news, gossip, and fashionable fun straight from PFW!

Want to learn more about Pittsburgh Fashion Week? Here’s the schedule:

Monday’s event on 9/27 is Runway: Clearing for Takeoff – Destination, Fashion Oz! in the South Side Works. The show starts at 7pm, appetizers at Tusca beforehand at 6pm!

On Tuesday, 9/28, join PFW at the John Heinz History Center, for International Designer Zang Toi at 7pm. After the show, head over to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for “An Evening with Zang Toi” for a private cocktail hour from 9-11pm for ticket holders of Toi’s fashion event.

Wednesday, 9/29,  is my birthday. Oh, a far as FASHION WEEK goes – join us at the John Heinz History Center for the PINK! Fashion Show benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The show begins at 7pm and is dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

I’ve Been Framed is the fashion event on Thursday, 9/30. Attend this trunk show at Eyeopolis at the Waterfront, where you’ll enjoy a Haute Eyewear Trunk Show with Chic Fashions.

Friday, October 1st features a host of fashion events. Enjoy Cajoli, Capriccio, & Carabella at 6pm, Judy Originals and Crazy Hot Clothes at 7pm, and Petite & Plus Perfection at 8pm, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center: Pittsburgh, in Green Tree.

This fashion extravaganza continues on Saturday, Oct. 2nd. Saturday will be a day full of fashion shows! First up is Laurie B. Allen & Katie Wolfrum at 2 pm, followed by Lana Naumeyer at 3 pm, and then Brian David at 4 pm, Pandora at 5 pm, MarKav at 6 pm, Spoiled Chics the Boutique at 7pm and, last but not least, Eco-chic Custom Designs and Charity Auction at 8 pm. All of these shows will take place at the Ramada Green Tree, as well.

Pittsburgh Fashion Week wraps up on Sunday, October 3rd, with a Fashion Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Omni William Penn Hotel from 1pm-3pm.

Read more about Pittsburgh Fashion Week – a groundbreaking couture event, here.

To order tickets, click here.

See you there!

Pssst…. PS: You can follow Pittsburgh Fashion Week on Twitter at @PghFashionWeek and also find them on Facebook, here.

Some Super-cool Happenings in Pittsburgh! The Burgh Blast, TypeWriter Girls, Asian Film Festival, Arthritis Walk at Kennywood, Mother’s Day, Persad Art Auction, Race for a Cure and More!

7 May

TONITE – May 7th, 2010 – The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host the Burgh Blast from 7pm-11pm featuring the music of No Bad Juju, hairstyles by Izazu Salon, an appearance by Pittsburgh rock legend Donnie Iris, refreshments from Rita’s Italian Ice, the Pittsburgh Yinz! Play exhibit, museum exhibits, and more! Please note: tickets are for the 21+ crowd only and are $60 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Visit their website for more details: http://www.pittsburghkids.org/tickets or email blast@pittsburghkids.org

Tonight is also the 5th Annual Asian American Film Festival at Pittsburgh Harris Theater. Silk Screen will be showing approximately 20 films from Asia and it will be sure to feature exotic locales and beautiful scenery! Visit www.silkscreenfestival.org for details!

Also tonight – The TypeWriter Girls Go Green! The TypeWriter Girls Avant Garde Poetry Cabaret perform one of their “infamous” spoken poetry sessions with a “go green” theme to benefit the Landslide Community Farm in honor of World Environment Day. The event is at Istanbul on Butler Street in Pittsburgh, at 7:30. Cost is donation-based with a minimum of $7 being accepted at the door. For more information, click here.

TOMORROW – May 8th, 2010 – Arthritis Foundation of Western PA hosts a 5K Arthritis Walk, Wellness and Juvenile Arthritis Family Fun Day at Kennywood Park! Get more info here -> http://WpaArthritisWalk.kintera.org or visit their website at http://westernpennsylvania.arthritis.org

Also – Don’t forget – Sunday is Mother’s Day! So happy Mother’s Day weekend to all! Be sure to tell YOUR mom or mother-figure how much SHE means to YOU! Also, don’t forget it’s also the 18th Annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for a Cure to benefit breast cancer awareness! Here’s their website for more information: http://www.pittsburghraceforthecure.org/

Last but not least – Monday, May 10th, 2010 – The Persad Center of Pittsburgh hosts its annual, “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” event at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland. This art auction will be featuring works from 200 regional, national and international artists and is sure to be a can’t-miss event benefitting the worth cause of the Persad Center.

Get out there, Pittsburgh, and enjoy yourself!

On a personal note, this weekend is special to me – happy 50th Birthday to my Dad (May 8th) and ALSO Happy College Graduation to my brother Ryan on May 8th, as well!  And OF COURSE a Happy Mother’s Day to my MOMMY, Nana, and Grandma, as well!  ❤  xoxo

Happy 24th Birthday, Lady GaGa! See you in Pittsburgh, September 5th!

27 Mar

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LADY GAGA!

Lady Gaga turns 24 on Sunday, March 28th. Here’s wishing her an (early) Happy Birthday!!

She already got an amazing birthday gift: Gaga broke Internet records this week when 3 of her videos boasted a whopping 1 billion video views EACH. (“Just Dance”, “Pokerface”, and “Bad Romance.”)

Her most recent video, “Telephone” featuring Beyonce is one of the most talked-about music videos in quite some time, with its 9-minute length, bad-girl feel, fabulously absurd fashions, and her nods to director Quentin Tarantino. With a Grammy and multiple other accolades and nominations under her belt, as well as becoming a larger-than-life force to be reckoned with, this hasn’t exactly been a bad year for Lady Gaga. (Aside from hermaphrodite rumors and a $30 million lawsuit filed against her by her ex-boyfriend) After all, she got to meet the Queen of England, perform with Elton John at the Grammy Awards, became Creative Director for Polaroid, designed Heartbeats headphones with Dr. Dre, and has become a gay-rights advocate, a fashion muse, and beloved international icon.

In my opinion, she is IT. The whole package. She’ll soon be the new reigning queen of pop – and this comes from a DIEHARD Britney Spears fan. Gaga, though, has something different. She’s a whole new animal, and if she doesn’t boot Britney from her role as THE pop star, she’ll at least share the throne with her. Intelligent, avant garde, artsy, fashion-forward, and certainly not shy, Lady Gaga is surely a super star. Girlfriend can SING! She’s classically trained on the piano, she writes many of her own songs, is close with her parents, started from the bottom performing and bars and burlesque shows, and one standout difference from other current divas is that she rarely if ever lip-synchs to even part of a performance.

Her shows and costumes are spectacles to be beheld, and I hear that her current tour resembles more of a musical than simply a concert. I do worry that she may burn out. OK! Magazine reports this week that Gaga collapsed twice in a mid-March shows in New Zealand (see video here) and that she’s overworked and that she is allegedly suffering severe exhaustion. Gaga did confirm her collapse onstage to a UK radio station and says that she was simply hot, tired, and working too hard at the time. She claims that her family “keeps her sane” and so I hope that, despite her absolutely grueling concert, business, design, promotion, and recording schedule, that she gets the rest and support that she needs.

Gaga, who is working on a 3rd album due out this year and claims it is some of her best work yet (how do you top THE BEST?) is planning on “going to the nearest bar….and getting very drunk” for her birthday this weekend, as she celebrates the age of 24 – no doubt with BFF Perez Hilton, her Little Monsters, and Haus of Gaga family in tow.

Below is a photo that Lady Gaga posted on her Twitter page to commemorate her 24th Birthday …. in her Birthday Suit, of course:


PSSSST…. Mark your Calendars! Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball” will be the opening concert at the new Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. Official ticket sale dates have not yet been confirmed. Stay tuned for breaking news on Gagaloo!