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Pittsburgh-based fashion designer Kiya Tomlin to be featured on HBO 'State of Play' series

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Pittsburgh-based fashion designer Kiya Tomlin, wife of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, will be profiled on the HBO topical series "State of Play."

In the episode, which will air at 10 p.m. EST tonight on the network, Ms. Tomlin is one of three women spotlighted for their relationships with men whose careers are in professional sports. She's joined by DeLana Harvick, wife of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, and Megan Lehnhoff, who's married to Steele High School (Cibolo, Texas) head football coach Scott Lehnhoff.

"They wanted to see how women who are married to prominent sports figures, just how we support our husbands and the different ways we do it," Ms. Tomlin told KDKA-TV, the Post-Gazette's news partner.

The episode also focuses on Ms. Tomlin's career in fashion as she continues to build her ready-to-wear brand, Uptown Sweats.

"I am the only, if not one of the only, head coach's wife in the NFL that works, so that was intriguing to me," she said.

See more in the trailer below, and tune in tonight!

Photo: Kiya Tomlin looks on at Heinz Field in HBO's "State of Play: First Ladies" episode.

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It's here! Pantone announces 2015 color of the year

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Drum roll, please ... the Pantone color of 2015 will be Marsala.

The earthy wine hue will replace Radiant Orchid as fashion and design's "it" hue in the new year and is expected to "make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors," color experts at Pantone declared.

So what do you think: will Marsala be hot as predicted or a flop?

 

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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!

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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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