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Pittsburgh Gears Up for 2nd Annual Fashion Week

23 Sep

The second annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week is coming up! Mark your calendars for fashion, fun, and fabulosity, Pittsburgh-style!

The opening extravaganza will kick off this Monday, September 26th, 2011, and will feature sushi and pre-show martinis. The kickoff event is Doncaster: Under the Tent at Market Square and will be followed by champagne and dessert.

Tuesday the 27th will be the “ManStyle” Fashion Show at Heinz History Center, with Wednesday featuring the “Radiant in Red” Fashion Show at Robinson Mall. That event will benefit the American Heart Association and will include a “Defining a Decade” theme.

Friday, Sept. 30th and Saturday, Oct. 1 will be  all-day, back-to-back runway shows AND a vendor fair at the Clarion Hotel in Green Tree. Sunday wraps up Pittsburgh Fashion Week with the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Omni.

Designers featured at Friday and Saturday’s runway shows include: Gwendolyn Kiste, Tammy Jackson, Marquis Clancy, Elaine Healy, Armani Noir, Angie Yau, Brian David, Cary D. Heard, Golden Skyy, Judy’s Originals, the Fur Vault at Macy’s, students for Inside Out, Petite Plus Perfection, Diane Dube Lindenblade, Leslie Harris, Eco Chic, Serra Altenbaugh, Debra Weiss, and Faith N’ Khaos.

Vendors present will include: Traci Lynn Jewelry, Miche Bags, 3rd Charm 4 Luck, Ice & Elegance, Dead Bury Dead, Siplada, Brush Footwear, Extra Impressions, Stella & Dot, Sofiya Mozley, Glam Earth, TriMi Tank, Pittsburgh Fashion Magazine, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Vitaminwater, Tommy Hilfiger, MBK Photography, and Models & Talent International.

Hope to see you all there supporting wonderful fashions and up-and-coming designers in Pittsburgh!

 

Help REFLECT Apparel win Best Boutique in Pittsburgh

30 Aug

I usually don’t promote/push specific stores, restaurants, or brands, but Reflect at Settler’s Ridge has become a favorite of mine, and so I’d like to help them out by promoting this contest for them.

Please consider voting “Reflect Apparel” in Robinson as Pittsburgh’s Best Boutique.

You won’t be sorry – – the owners, who met  while working for Michael Kors, have done a great job of giving Pittsburgh the fashion facelift that many felt it has needed.

They scour the country to bring you fabulous garments from both established and up-and-coming designers. Their clothes are a mix of California cool classics and trendy “this-moment” looks.

To vote for them, simply go here and vote Reflect as your favorite boutique: http://www.whirlmagazine.com/2011/04/whirl-awards/

To learn more about Reflect, visit the website at: http://www.reflectapparel.com

KIST Boutique & Crazy Hot Clothes “Fashion Brunch”

19 Mar

Some selections from KIST

Today I had the pleasure of attending the KIST Boutique and Crazy Hot Clothes Fashion Brunch held at Panera in North Fayette at the Pointe.

Both KIST and Crazy Hot Clothes had items for sale ranging from trendy jewelry and gorgeous scarves, to authentic vintage dresses.

Nicole Couch of Crazy Hot Clothes started up her company in September of 2009. They do many shows ranging from runway shows to trunk shows and home parties all around Pittsburgh. While some boutiques will stock her items, Crazy Hot Clothes basically operates on the web only — and has cultivated a national following. Like many Pittsburghers, though, Couch stays true to her hometown. Her husband and her both agree that working with people in Pittsburgh – from other boutique owners, models, fashion designers, hair and makeup artists, jewelry designers, and more – makes what they do fun. They give their interns (who range from fashion merchandising to photography students) a lot of credit, too, in their success.

So, what makes Crazy Hot Clothes stand out from any other Pittsburgh boutique? For starters, they offer high fashion that is accessible. Their prices are reasonable, and since all of their clothing is authentic vintage, there’s a good chance that you’ll be owning a “one of a kind” piece.  “I didn’t want to JUST do vintage, I wanted it to be relevant,” Couch explains. For example, the big trends for spring include 70’s style, prints, and denim – so for now, she will look for a lot of that. At the inaugural Pittsburgh Fashion Week in 2010, they chose to run with the “ladylike” style that is becoming popular due to throwback show’s like Mad

Select pieces from Crazy Hot Clothes

Select pieces from Crazy Hot Clothes

Men and their sexy 60’s style. Crazy Hot Clothes strives to find clothes, though, that do not look cheesy or costumey. Nicole’s goal is to teach people how to pair vintage pieces with modern clothes that they already have in their closet, so that they aren’t wearing head-to-toe vintage and looking like a caricature of themselves. She suggests pairing vintage jeans with a trendy shirt, or a vintage dress with modern jewelry.

Which brings us to KIST Boutique. KIST, owned by Keri Bozich, also started about a year or so ago. Growing up, she was always into fashion. “I feel like accessories can make or break your outfit,” she says, “and if you don’t have a lot of money, you can always use jewelry and accessories to change it up, and update your wardrobe!”  (A great idea for us “recessionistas!”)

Keri currently operates KIST Boutique solely on the Internet — specifically, via Facebook. She travels to New York City and Chicago trade shows, meets with manfacturers and wholesalers, and selects specific pieces to sell through KIST. From the selection laid out for sale today, Bozich has impeccable taste – and KIST truly has something for everyone, ranging from chain-adorned cuffs, to oversize pearl necklaces, fun watches, and more!

KIST and Crazy Hot Clothes can both be found on Facebook and Twitter. Crazy Hot Clothes online boutique is available at http://www.crazyhotclothes.com.

Jewelry from KIST Boutique

Fashion Brunch

Fashion Brunch

Ashley Boynes and Keri Bozich of Crazy Hot Clothes

Ashley Boynes and Keri Bozich of KIST Boutique

Ashley Boynes and Nicole Couch of Crazy Hot Clothes

Ashley Boynes and Nicole Couch of Crazy Hot Clothes

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.