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Weekend Recap: Steelers Style

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The Steelers heated up Heinz Field this weekend -- and not just during their win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

On Friday at the East Club Lounge the players took part in the 40th Steelers Nation: Black & Gold Style runway show to benefit the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC Sports Medicine's concussion program.

Missed the action? Read a minute-by-minute recap in today's SEEN column, or check out some raw video clips below from the show filmed from the catwalk sidelines.

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Today in Pittsburgh fashion: 'Hair Commandments' book signing

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Oh, the dos and don'ts of hair care are aplenty! Now there's a book to help women navigate it all.

From 2-4 p.m. today at A Hair Boutique in Shadyside, there will be a book release gathering and signing for "The Hair Commandments: Shalls and Shall Nots of Wigs, Weaves and Natural Hair" (pictured above) by LaToya Johnson-Rainey and C. Nathaniel Brown.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit cancer patients.

Information: ahairboutiqueshadyside.com or 412-688-WIGS(9447)

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This weekend in Pittsburgh style+society: Steelers take to the runway

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Are you ready for some football -- with a side of fashion?

In this week's "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht preview the 40th anniversary of the "Steelers Nation: Black & Gold Style," which supports the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC Sports Medicine's concussion program.

Natalie and I chat with fashion show co-captains Cam Heyward and Kelvin Beachum and stop by designer Kiya Tomlin's studio in East Liberty for a sneak peek at some of the fashions that will be featured tonight on the runway at Heinz Field.

See it all here or in the video box below. Like Cam and Kelvin's fashions? See what brands they're wearing from Macy's Ross Park Mall below.

Until next time ... we'll be seeing you!

Steelers style

Cam's look -- Denim wash jeans by Levi's, denim button-down long sleeve shirt by Club Room, shawl collar pullover sweater by Tasso Elba

Kelvin's look -- Denim wash jeans by Levi's, cream henley by Tommy Bahama, black corduroy sports coat by Tasso Elba

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Membership growth, new events focus of latest Fashion Group International Pittsburgh meeting

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An end and new beginnings were among the talking points discussed Thursday evening at Ross Park Mall during the latest general meeting of the Fashion Group International of Pittsburgh provisional chapter.

The group has been meeting and inviting the public to attend for months as a way of educating the Pittsburgh community about the mission of FGI, a non-profit that seeks to unite and promote fashion communities across the globe. But in order for FGI's headquarters in New York City to approve Pittsburgh for a full-fledged chapter, the city needs to demonstrate that it can hold a series of successful fashion-focused events.

In 2015, FGI Pittsburgh plans to organize six events: a panel with industry professionals from some of the city's major retail corporations (e.g., ModCloth and American Eagle, among others) in February, a discussion with local boutique owners and a trend report in April and a designer showcase in June. Dates, times and locations are yet to be determined, along with the rest of the events for the year. The board also is striving to book a major designer from New York City to be featured at one of the events -- something the group would like to make an annual affair, chair Stephanie Taylor said. Events will be open to group members and the public but will be ticketed, with discounts for those who belong to FGI Pittsburgh.

The goal of the events will be to familiarize Pittsburgh's fashion scene with what's happening locally and beyond.

"Part of our job as FGI is to educate the fashion community about things that people may not be aware of," Ms. Taylor said.

Moving forward, FGI Pittsburgh will no longer hold monthly public meetings while it shifts its focus to prepping for these events. The board will continue to meet each month, and those who've applied and have been accepted into FGI Pittsburgh membership are welcome to attend those meetings.

Twenty-three people have been approved so far for membership. The board's goal is to have 40 members paid and approved by the end of the year. Attendance at the public meetings has remained steady at at least 40 or 50 people each month, with the lowest attendance at about 25 in the summer while many of the group's regular participants were on vacation, Ms. Taylor said. On Thursday about 30 people turned out, with rush-hour traffic and a new meeting location possible factors for the slight dip in attendance, Ms. Taylor said.

Those interested in learning more about FGI Pittsburgh or applying for membership can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit pittsburgh.fgi.org.

Photo: The FGI Pittsburgh provisional chapter board members, from left Janey Cink,Wadria Taylor, Miyoshi Anderson, Stephanie Taylor, Vanessa Fellers, Marissa Zimmerman and Renee McCafferty, address attendees at the October general meeting on Thursday at Ross Park Mall. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette

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Fashion world takes to Twitter to remember Oscar de la Renta

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On Monday night it wasn't Oscar de la Renta's clothes that were trending.

News of the fashion designer's death was a top topic on Twitter and other social media platforms. 

Messages from those who knew him, as well as from those who admired him from afar, regaled readers with quotes, photos and tales from the 82-year-old's personal and professional life.

A sampling of them are curated below. #RIPOscar

(Photo: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. Mark Mainz/Getty Images for IMG)

 

 

 

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