Style Week Pittsburgh drums up excitement for inaugural event with pop-up photo shoot

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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It's less than one month away ... no, not Steelers training camp (although there is that, too).

Pittsburgh will hold its first Style Week on Aug. 7-11 at various venues across the Steel City. (Full details available at To raise awareness, organizers hit the streets to hold pop-up photo shoots at Downtown landmarks, such as Market Square and the clock at Macy's. 

Local stylists Matthew Taylor and Lakisha Patton and makeup artist Lyndsie Hinch got models ready for the shoot, photographed by Michael Edwards. Samantha Lugo, owner of the mobile fashion boutique Broke Little Rich Girl, was on hand with her truck, which served as the models' dressing room for the day. The truck will have its official launch on July 20 at 23rd Street between Penn Avenue and Smallman Street in the Strip District. Style Week Pittsburgh director Wadria Taylor organized the event, which attracted questions and cell phone photos from passers-by.

Here are some photos from the event by Post-Gazette photographer Bob Donaldson. Video by Post-Gazette videographer Nate Guidry is at the end of the post.  

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From left, models Josephine Nkuissi, Jamar Scales and Adriana Gissendanner share a laugh during a photo shoot in Market Square.


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Models pose along the Boulevard of the Allies.


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Style Week Pittsburgh director Wadria Taylor assists during the photo shoot.


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Wadria Taylor and photographer Michael Edwards review photos from the shoot.


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Model Jamar Scales poses along the Boulevard of the Allies.


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Samantha Lugo stands near the driver's seat of her mobile boutique Broke Little Rich Girl.


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Wadria Taylor helps model Kandice Mori accessorize her outfit for the photo shoot.


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Model Stacey Howard shows off her pink shades.

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