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Style Week Pittsburgh heads Downtown for annual Style Awards

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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Some of Pittsburgh's most fashionable packed Culture Restaurant on Seventh Street, Downtown, on Friday for the annual Style Awards, which marked Day 2 of Style Week Pittsburgh

For the first time honorees were nominated and selected entirely through online voting. In the past, the public selected the nominees, and a panel of Style Week ambassadors picked the winners.

"I've never seen so many visitors and hits to our website. I was blown away," Style Week Pittsburgh founder Wadria Taylor said about the response to the online voting.

Winners received a trophy and a Style Week Pittsburgh gift bag. Before and after the ceremony, guests mingled at the bar and an outside seating space in Katz Plaza. It was a steamy evening -- both outdoors and inside -- but, nevertheless, spirits were high and the fashions were fabulous.

2016 Style Awards
*Winners are in bold 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
James Houk
Jennifer Mendicino
Leesa Kassler
Eva Dixon
Malcolm Williams
Nisha Blackwell

SALON OF THE YEAR
Society Men's Grooming Lounge
Brett James
Studio Booth
MCN Salon
Dreamz Hair Salon

STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Christina Imberlina Stein
Sonita ell
Aire Plichta Reese
Shawna Solomon
Niki Whittle

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Christian Diboko
Slow Danger -- Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight

BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR
Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium
Vintage Valet
Boutique la Passarelle
EONS Fashion Antique
Worth New York showroom by Bear Brandegee
Lex & Lynne
Shop 412
Little Black Dress by Diana Misetic
Three Rivers Vintage
Kindred Spirits Boutique
Juju
Social Status

BEST INDIVIDUAL STYLE
Binay Geathers
Amanda Bossi
Rebecca Whitlinger
Marian McCann
Suzanne Mauro
Tara Fay Coleman

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Tamiah Bridgett -- Diversame
Nate Mitchell -- The Natural Choice
Gina Vensel -- Easy Street Promotions
Gina Mazzotta -- Gina Mazzotta Millinery
Martin Potoczny -- LUXE Creative
Shellie Hipsky -- Empowering & Inspiring Lives
Sophia Berman -- Truust Lingerie
Darieth Chisolm -- Hustle & Heart TV
Nicole Manns -- Nikki's Magic Wand

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Debbie Stinedurf -- Fashion Fairydust
Tori Mistick -- Wear, Wag, Repeat
Emily Kilgore -- Fast Fashionista
Kimberly Allera -- Yes! Wear That
Lisa Freeman -- Style Examiner Pittsburgh
Zoe Namey -- Zoe with Love
Chancelor Humphrey -- Keep Pittsburgh Dope
Foo Conner -- Jekko
Ashley Pletcher -- Afternoon Espresso: A Life and Style Blog

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Juan Carlos Silva
Mitchell Tommy Hall
Aretha Melanie Boyd

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Danielle Mock
Kourtney Leech
Dee Dee Malloy

Style Week Pittsburgh continues tonight at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty. Learn more about upcoming events here.

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