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Watch Pittsburgh Girl Gillian Jacobs on NBC’s Community

23 Sep

Pittsburgh sure has bred a lot of actors and actresses!

Another to add to the list is Ms. Gillian Jacobs….the most recent Maniac Magazine cover girl and also a cast member of the hit NBC sitcom, “Community” which airs on Thursday nights.

Jacobs grew up in Mt. Lebanon and made herself known via Pittsburgh’s Public Theater. Her breakout role was on stage in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Aside from her theater work and her starring role on Community, Gillian has film and TV credits in NOnames, Coach, Watching TV with the Red Chinese, The Box, Choke, Law & Order, The Good Wife, Traveler, Fringe, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, among others.

Way to represent Pittsburgh, Gillian!

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)