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Glitzburgh Glam: Lady Gaga, Best or Worst Dressed? -By Natalie DeBarto, Intern

28 Dec

When it comes to Lady Gaga, it’s impossible to be shocked by her outfits. After all, she did strut the stage is an outfit made of raw meat, and nothing can beat that on the shock meter. It seems this year she has been voted at the top and the bottom of the outfit pole. Sometimes she’s put together and fashionable, and other times she’s, well, covered in meat. Here’s the best and worst of Lady Gaga:

Best:

**Even though the character was annoying, Gaga looked great in the outfit!

Worst:

Lady Gaga definitely has more good outfits than bad, and her unique sense of fashion is changing the industry. Who knows, maybe the fashion of 2012 will include studded platforms, and meat dresses. Fashion is an ever changing world.

Glitzburgh Glam: Bebe Bridal Line Debuting this March

22 Dec

Bebe. While, yes, it’s a mall store, it definitely is a mall store with a whole lot of style, while still being affordable — and this is exactly why it appeals to so many. Unfortunately, as of late, they’ve become more well-known for their “comfy” clothing and animal-print clubwear than their more chic and sophisticated pieces. This is why they are re-branding and launching an upscale bridal line come March 2012. The line will feature “dramatic yet tasteful” silhouettes for the modern bride.

“Project Runway” runner-up and fan favorite Rami Kashou will be at the head of Bebe’s bridal collection. Another bonus? The price. With today’s economy, brides-to-be are trying to scrimp and save where they can. No one wants to get a sub-par bridal gown, but lately many budget-friendly AND nice wedding gowns have hit the market, as evidenced by Disney’s Princess collection, as well as the Vera Wang for David’s Bridal collection, replicas of the Kate Middleton / Alexander McQueen dream gown, and even a replica of Twilight Breaking Dawn’s Bella Swan gown for Alfred Angelo. (Which was, BTW, to die for! – – Pardon the pun.)

Bebe will just be the next step in affordable bridal wear, falling right in line with Anthropologie/Urban Outfitters’ launch of BHLDN and the brands listed above.

This collection  also shows that Bebe is maturing as a brand, and upping the ante as far as taste goes. Would you wear a Bebe wedding dress? Do share! Leave us a comment and let us know.

Pittsburgh-Filmed ‘Abduction’ Premieres Today

23 Sep

 

 

Today is the much-anticipated release of the movie, “Abduction.” Anticipated by whom, you ask? Well, Taylor Lautner fangirls (and boys) and Pittsburgh alike have been awaiting the release of this film.

The movie was filmed in Pittsburgh last summer and the story is also based here in Da’ Burgh as well. Shoot locations include Mt. Lebanon, PNC Park, and more.

I was an extra/background actor in the flick, and though I missed the VIP Fan Premiere/Sneak Peak Advance Viewing last week in Monaca, I will be seeing the movie this weekend to see if I can spot myself and/or any familiar locations!

So, if you are looking for something to do on this rainy Pittsburgh weekend, I suggest you go see Abduction — whether you are a member of Team Jacob or Steeler Nation, the scenery surely won’t disappoint! 😉

Actor Joe Manganiello Makes Pittsburgh Appearance

13 Sep

On Saturday, I had the chance to meet actor Joe Manganiello (from True Blood) at the swanky Savoy restaurant in the Strip. Manganiello, a huge Steelers fan and acclaimed actor, was in town for a charity event at Children’s Hospital.

Below is a photo of him and me at Savoy — too bad it is so blurry!

Highly Recommend: Contempo Artistries Salon and Spa

4 May

It’s rare that I give a Glitzburgh recommendation, but I certainly will to Contempo Artistries Salon & Spa in Greensburg, PA!

Whether you need hair and makeup for an edgy fashion show, a romantic wedding, your first prom, or for a chic everyday look, Contempo Artistries is for you!

Located just blocks from the historic Academy Hill district in dowtown Greensburg, they offer free ample parking, and a relaxed yet trendy atmosphere.

The stylists are well-trained, passionate, and personable, and the salon offers all of the latest trends and services!

Stay up-to-date with the latest cuts and colors, get on-trend with the hottest makeup looks, or relax and pamper yourself with their wide array of luxury spa and wellness services!

Want to learn more?

“Like” them on Facebook, here.

Visit the website, here.

Call (724) 838-8100

or stop by: 228 Arch Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601

…and be sure to tell them “Glitzburgh sent you!”  


Even if you’re based in Pittsburgh, I promise: to have the ultimate salon experience and leave feeling fabulous – it’s worth the drive!

OPRAH!

27 Apr

Glitzburgh is going to Oprah!!!!!

That is all.

Some Dane Cook in honor of the big trip …

Breathe-and-Release – An Organization Devoted to Helping You Find Your Way…and Helping You to “Breathe” Again!

13 Oct

A friend of mine, Jennifer Peragine, is the founder and president of Breathe -and-Release.

The mission of Breathe-and-Release is to “help those in need. To help those who are lost in life find the resources they need to get back on their path again. We want to reach out and hug those who need hugs and comfort those who are scared and alone in this world. Our mission is to be your friend and your resource center for all the information and help networks that you need.”

The reason? Because they care. Simple as that.

We all get lost sometimes, and this organization wants to help those who are having trouble find their way once again. After all, none of us are alone in this world!

According to the website, Breathe-and-Release is an organization that strives to find help for people who are struggling with disorders, depression, addiction, self-injury, suicidal tendencies or whatever else they may need help with.

The people that they serve include but are not limited to, young adults suffering from Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD), Rape, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Depression, Child Abuse, Mental Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, Physical Abuse, Suicide, and more.

You can help aid this foundation in their mission by donating to this awesome cause!

If you wish to learn more or to support Breathe-and-Release, check out tonight’s event, “A Ladies Night to Breathe.”

Event information is as follows:

Join BREATHE-AND-RELEASE as they host the “Women’s Networking With a Twist” on Wednesday October 13th at Bossa Nova! It will be a night full of cocktails and Networking for all ladies, so bring your friends!!!
The Details are as follows:
NO DOOR COVER – 21+ Event
5:30-8:00 – Enjoy informal networking, happy hour, and appetizers.
6:00-8:00 – Complimentary Spa Treatments

• Networking & Donations for BREATHE-AND-RELEASE
• Complimentary Mini Spa Treatments, Compliments of The Verve 360
• $5 Martini Specials & Complimentary Light Appetizers
• 50/50 Weekly Raffles for featured women’s charity!
• Register & Win a “Get Pampered Package” – certificates for spa treatments, local retailers, BOSSA NOVA & more!

It’s sure to be a FUN and FABULOUS evening – a good time for a great cause!

To CONNECT with Breathe-and-Release, find them online:

Website: http://breathe-and-release.com/
FB FanPage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BREATHE-AND-RELEASE/116874171679142
Twitter: http://twitter.com/breathenrelease
Forum: http://breathe-and-release.proboards.com/index.cgi
Tumblr: http://breathe-and-release.tumblr.com/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/breathe.and.release

SO MANY WAYS for YOU to get involved!

See you tonight in support of Breathe-and-Release! ♥

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.

Your Time Is Now – Attend the 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women: October 14th, 2010

25 Sep

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 14th, 2010 from 7:30am-5pm – you won’t be sorry! The Pennsylvania Commission for Women and Governor Ed Rendell are presenting the annual Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Join 5,000 women as they come together for this awesome event, held this year in Pittsburgh.

The conference features a multitude of esteemed keynote speakers, workshops, exhibits, and networking opportunities, and always draws a large crowd of diverse, independent, and empowered women from all walks of life. At this year’s event you can learn about building up your resume and partake in mentor match services. You can attend a career fair, learn how to build your leadership skills, and even learn how to utilize social media to build your brand!

One seminar teaches mothers how to raise happy , healthy, balanced, and joyful children in today’s world, which so often tends to dwell on negativity. Another will tell you how to take your small business from a home-based or independent company to a larger, scalable enterprise.

Come, learn about money management, negotiation skills, planning for retirement, and “reinventing your life” – it is NEVER too late to make a change! Also, make sure to sit in on “How to Take Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others” – – something EVERY woman needs to learn about!

The Conference will also feature a session for young women – junior and senior high school girls, and, of course, the Keynote Luncheon.

There are some amazing keynote speakers at this year’s Conference. Keynote speakers at the event include Ellen Alemany, Kelly Corrigan, Eve Ensler, Jessica Herrin, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, and Tory Johnson. They all have impressive resumes and diverse backgrounds, and will surely be entertaining, interesting, and enlightening – not to mention, inspiring! Ellen Alemany is chairman and chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and RBS Americas. Kelly Corrigan is the author of “The Middle Place,” a memoir about that sliver of time when childhood and parenthood overlap, which spent six months on The New York Times bestseller list. Her most recent book, “Lift,” is written in the form of a letter to her children and weaves together three true stories of adults willing to chance terrible loss in search of the joys of raising a family, and also created a video called, “Transcending.” Eve Ensler is a playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author of “The Vagina Monologues,” which has been published in 45 languages and performed in more than 130 countries. Jessica Herrin is the Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot. She is also a serial entrepreneur, who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com. She’s been recognized for her passions, skills, and accomplishments by Oprah’s O Magazine, Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, InStyle Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and more! Dr. Mae C. Jemison is founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc. that integrates the critical impact of socio-cultural issues when designing and implementing technologies. She was also the first woman of color in the WORLD to go into space, when she worked with NASA and flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Tory Johnson has worked for ABC and NBC news, and now is a consultant on Good Morning America. She also has her own company, “Women for Hire,” and has published 5 books, one of which was a New York Times Bestseller!

Other reputable and intriguing speakers include Governor Edward G. Rendell, Marjorie Osterlund Rendell, Diane Holder, Sally Wiggin, Deborah Acklin, Jennifer Antowiak, Karen Marchi, Mary Anne Papale, and many, many more! (View an entire list at: http://www.pagovernorsconferenceforwomen.org/2010-speakers.htm)

Tickets are still available! Order online by clicking here!

There truly is something for every woman – and for any men who wish to get an insight to the world of women! Whether you’re a mom, a career woman, neither, or both, ladies, you should treat yourself to this day of fun, education, and networking at the PA Governor’s Conference for Women!

Find them on Facebook here.

Follow then on Twitter at @PennWomen.

Visit the Official Website, here: http://www.pagovernorsconferenceforwomen.org/

See you there!