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Pittsburgh Fashion Week “Fashion Hall of Fame” Nomination Deadline Approaching

19 Feb

If you want to nominate someone for Pittsburgh Fashion Week’s annual Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame, there’s no time like the present to do so.

Nominations are being accepted via email and snail mail until February 20th, 2015.

According to the event’s Facebook page,

“[PITTSBURGH] – At Pittsburgh Fashion Week’s 6TH annual event, our proud induction continues to be the most attended fashion award event in Pittsburgh’s history and we have you to thank. NOMINATIONS are being accepted for the 2015 list of inductees into the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame at Pittsburgh Fashion Week this fall.

The public is invited to nominate anyone with roots in Pittsburgh for the award. Nominations must include the name of the nominee, an explanation why the person is deserving, and contact information of the nominee. Nominations are due February 20th and may be submitted via email to halloffame@pittsburghfashionweek.com or by snail mail to Pittsburgh Fashion Week, P.O. Box 17947, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235-7947.

Nominees will be evaluated based on longevity and significance of contribution in the general areas of fashion, style and beauty industries (at least 10 years of experience). They can be persons living in Pittsburgh, or persons born or raised in Pittsburgh and currently living elsewhere. Five to eight honorees may be culled from what are expected to be scores of nominees. Prior Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame Inductees are ineligible.

The Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame committee is composed of the board members of PFW. PFHF committee initially reviews all nominee applicants to ensure that each proposed nominee meets the above eligibility requirements. PFW reserves the right to reject a nomination.

The purpose is to shine a spotlight on fashion icons from the city of Pittsburgh. We want to bring them to the forefront, honor them and continue to inform Pittsburghers we have persons who have greatly impacted the World of Fashion. In addition to this induction, we will announce the “Exceptional Artist” (EA) award now in its third year. This award will be given to an up and coming artesian exhibiting similar qualities, philanthropy and community outreach of which, PFHF will nominate. Nominees will be announced March 20th, 2015 via Press Release and shortly after via social media.

The luncheon will take place on the last day of fashion week. In which, we invite you to share another historic moment with us. The September 27th luncheon will be open to the public and will culminate a week of activities beginning Monday; September 21st. Further details will follow.

The public can keep up with the latest developments of Pittsburgh Fashion Week at http://www.pittsburghfashionweek.com/ and our social media outlets: Pittsburgh Fashion Week (group page) and Friends of Pittsburgh Fashion Week page on Facebook and Twitter.
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Diane Withrow
Fashion Hall of Fame Committee Chair
halloffame@pittsburghfashionweek.com
dwithrow.pghfashionwk@gmail.com”

So get your nominations in quickly, fashionable friends!

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!

 

REFLECT Apparel L.A. Affair Summer Fashion Show – Coming Soon!

8 Jul

Saturday, July 6th, 2011, join REFLECT Apparel at Diesel Club Lounge for their “L.A. Affair” Summer Fashion Show. Produced by the DYOB Group, this Fashion Show is one not to miss!! With fashions by Reflect Boutique, hair and makeup by Philip Pelusi, Geno Levi Salon, and Danis Hair Loft, and music by DJ Tweak and Choze, this is one event not to miss!

Held at Diesel Club Lounge, the event is open to all ages, and is $5 at the door. The doors open at 6:30, with the fashion show beginning at 7:30. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bracco Education Trust.

Front Row Monthly will be in attendance; additionally, Everything Pittsburgh, What’s Clicking, and Wedding Clickers will be on hand, distributing vouchers, and in addition to the awesome fashions, you’ll be treated to seeing jewelry from Stella & Dot and Simply Chic.

Dress to impress, and see you there!

 

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!

Style Guru Tim Gunn Talks Fashion, Project Runway, and Personal Style

8 Apr
Tim Gunn, Pittsburgh

Tim Gunn, Pittsburgh

Style guru Tim Gunn – best-selling author, Liz Claiborne brands chief creative officer, and fashion consultant – is best known for hosting the hit TV show, Project Runway, but last weekend, he gave Pittsburghers some advice on style at a fashion show featuring looks from Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans, and Juicy Couture.

What are Tim’s all-time tips and advice for spring?

* Mixing patterns is hot right now…but be sure to do it correctly. Keep your patterns in the same color family, and make sure that they are distinct enough from one another.

* Cropped pants – they aren’t for everyone! With very little exception, people with shorter legs should probably stay away from cropped or “capri” pants as they often cut you off at the calf or ankle, making the legs appear even shorter.

* Own a classic button-down collared white shirt.

* A bright-colored, bold jacket (think: bright pink!) can be a perfect accessory this time of year, whether you pair it with jeans, a tee, and boat shoes, or a dress fit for cocktail hour.

* Bare midriffs: almost always a no-no, according to Mr. Gunn. (Though some may disagree: peekaboo cut-outs in the midriff region have been showing up on some of our favorite fashionistas! It can be done tastefully, however, and doesn’t have to be a throwback to Britney Spears circa 1999.)

* Dress for your body type, and your style. Gunn isn’t a big fan of “trends” and advises sticking to classic staples that work best for you.

Trends shown on the runway included Navajo-inspired prints, the aforementioned pattern-mixing, pineapples and bright colors

Me, Tim Gunn, Shyala

Me, Tim Gunn, Shyala

from Kate Spade, bohemian looks from Lucky, and whimsical pieces from Juicy Couture. Gunn also dished on some behind-the-scenes dirt on Project Runway – from Gretchen and Kenley’s off-air antics to (jokingly) accusing Heidi Klum of smoking crack due to some of her choices….but his best takeaway of the day was twofold: “be yourself” and, just as importantly, “BE NICE!”

(See the original post at http://www.maniacexchange.com/blog)

Event Tonight! Flawless Fashions at WHIM!

8 Apr

Tonight, Pittsburgh, there is a fashion event not to be missed, so mark your calendars and pick out an outfit for this fun Friday night occasion.

Sponsored by Veev Vodka and Diana Rua Media, “Flawless Fashion and All That Jazz” will showcase new Pittsburgh fashion boutique, Flawless Fashions, with hair and Dior makeup being done by Contempo Artistries, one of the area’s hottest salons!

Flawless Fashions boutique will show off a sampling of their new hip and trendy Spring looks, including their signature one of a kind accessories.

This sure-to-excite fashion show will feature not only models in fabulous new styles, but also unique dance presentations in the Burlesque and Cabaret styles.

Dress to impress, and, if you’re underage, sorry! Guests need to be 21+ with valid ID.

The event is to be held at WHIM Night Club, with doors opening at 9pm. They’re bringing the “wow” factor with this one, and will be sure not to disappoint!

(see original post at http://www.maniacexchange.com/blog)

 

Runway: Clearing for Takeoff, Destination Fashion Oz – and Zang Toi International Designer Fashion Show Reviews – Some Thoughts on Pittsburgh Fashion Week

29 Sep

Pittsburgh’s Fashion Week is consuming my life this week, and, I’m 110% okay with that!

Monday’s inaugural Pittsburgh Fashion Week event, “Runway: Clearing for Takeoff, Destination Fashion Oz” delighted me… and slightly disappointed me.

Most (and I do say “most” and certainly not “all”) of the fashions rocked. However, the event had a little bit of…dare I say it…cheesiness going on. Cardboard gold party stars dangling like dollar-store decorations and actual park benches for media to sit on were one thing: but the confusing, trite, and just….BAD…opening monologue and overkill of the “Oz” theme were quite another.

That being said, it WAS the first-ever Fashion Week event held in Pittsburgh, and so things like a cheap-looking banner and slight feel of disorganization have to be overlooked.

Even despite these relatively small missteps, I give the overall event a B-grade!

I personally was intrigued by the costume-couture designs of MJ Whalen. The outfits were unique, beautifully made, and reminiscent of the late, GREAT Alexander McQueen. They were artsy and interesting, and brought to mind an idea of deconstructed Victorian Goth. From the lace, to the blinged-out gas masks, and candelabra ensemble, Lady Gaga would have been in fashion-heaven!  (WHAT raw-meat dress? THIS is Gaga-chic.)

Every designer had some definite hits, though. There were so many pieces coming down that runway that I wanted to own, including items from Jupe Boutique, Sugar, e.b. pepper, Kari Kramer’s iroNiece, and more! The dancers and musical performances were a nice added touch to the night’s event, and, despite my disdain for SOME of the “Oz” overkill, the ruby red shoes on the Jupe girls were, in my mind, a “hit!” 🙂

Overall, I’d say it was a success. It’s hard to have cohesion and harmony when featuring different lines by different designers at one event, which may have led to some of the feelings of “what’s going on” – especially when you’re trying to tie it all in to a not-so-relevant Oz theme. For the first night, at the first ever event, I say “good job” to all involved!

Tuesday’s event, which was held at the John Heinz History Center and featured the works of internationally-renowned designer Zang Toi, who is the so-called “headliner” of Pittsburgh Fashion Week, seemed much more organized, cohesive, and upscale. It’s no wonder – the guy’s a pro, and he killed it last night in Pittsburgh. His clothing is featured in the couture department at Nordstrom, he’s been around for 20 years, and all of his clothing is hand-made and unique. He’s dressed the likes of Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Sharon Stone, Eva Longoria, Ivana Trump, Heather Graham, Patti LaBelle, and more.

In addition to attending the esteemed Parsons School of Design, he’s won multiple awards and boasts a long list of personal and professional achievements and has put on fashion shows all over the world. Of course, I was excited to see his collection.

It didn’t disappoint. The looks were inspired by the Oscar-winning movie, Giant, and most had a fashion-forward Western/cowboy feel. Others were very fashion-forward takes of 1950’s housewife meets 1950’s glamour. His more casual ensembles were chic and elegant while still looking comfortable and wearable; and his skirts and gowns were luxe, well-made, with lots of billowy, flowing skirts and beautiful accents. Many had a floral motif, none disappointed. There were many surprises including a sexy backless black dress adorned with a pink bow, and an all-white take on menswear-for-the-ladies featuring a sheer top under a long white coat.

His collection, though not “shocking” by any means, was elegant and refined, showing a high level of taste. At first, I thought that the “cowboy” theme would be hokey. At first, it was. (But the male models WORKED those outfits and those abs, and the ladies ROCKED the “BIG” hair!)

However, after the show got going, each look transitioned perfectly into the next, resulting in different looks that somehow meshed together without being totally matchy-matchy….and isn’t that what a “good” collection should do?

I give last night’s event a solid A! Kudos to the Pittsburgh Fashion Week to really stepping it up with the House of Toi show. I’m glad that we left Oz and stepped into a more “grown up” era of fashion fun.

Please check out all of my Pgh Fashion Week photos on the Glitzburgh Facebook page by clicking here! Please note that my camera is NOT of the best quality  by ANY means – so, my apologies in advance! Approximately 7 of the shots are not mine – and I do give credit where credit is due!

Last but not least, I met a fan of Glitzburgh last night, who also happens to have a really cool name (also Ashley) and who has her OWN Pittsburgh Fashion blog called, “Where We Hang Our Pretty Things” – so check it out at http://a-dom.tumblr.com!

I won’t be attending tonight’s show (The PINK! Fashion Show at the John Heinz History Center) – but I should be at the rest of the events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – so look for more “Fashion Week” reports soon to come!