The fifth annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week not only has brought together a unique mix of designers but also fashion and beauty vendors.
Each day that festivities have taken place at Highmark Stadium there's been a Fashion Avenue market place featuring jewelry, clothing, makeup and more.
Stylebook has been scouting the scene throughout the week. Here's some of the top picks:
Vintage Valet handmade jewelry
Marissa Zimmerman, owner of the Vintage Valet fashion truck, recently added to her mobile boutique one-of-a-kind jewelry that she makes by hand with vintage beads and cameo pins. Her truck was parked outside Highmark Stadium earlier in the week with a table of the beaded beauties for sale. Find out where Vintage Valet will be driving to next on the PG Interactive Fashion Truck Tracker Map.
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Creative rings from Facemadics
Jabari Mason is CEO/president of Facemadics and specializes in creative accessories made from semi-precious stones, glass beads and other natural elements. Information:
Silpada Designs statement necklace
For fall direct sales jewelry brand Silpada Designs introduces the Blue Streak necklace. It has blue Swarovski crystals set atop tanned leather accents with a brassy finish. $159 at mysilpada.com.
Smudge-proof lip liners from Younique Makeup
While the brand is known for its lash-enhancing mascara, it also boasts an impressive lip liner line that does not smudge. (Seriously, just draw a streak across your hand and rub, rub, rub -- it does not smear.) $15 a piece at youniqueproducts.com.
Tonight's event is the final day for the Fashion Avenue market place. It's free and open to the public from 5:30-9 p.m. at Highmark Stadium. Information: pittsburghfashionweek.com.