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Style Week Pittsburgh honors trendsetters at the Style Awards

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DebbieNorrellDay 4 of Style Week Pittsburgh honored some of the Pittsburgh fashion scene's trendsetters with the second annual Style Awards and the Uptown Ultra Lounge.

New Pittsburgh Courier lifestyle editor Debbie Norrell (pictured at right) served as host for the evening, which attracted a crowd of about 50 or so to the rooftop lounge near Consol Energy Center.

Below are this year's winners. They were nominated on the Style & Steel website and selected by a panel of judges. Style Week Pittsburgh picks up Friday for Day 5 at the Uptown Ultra Lounge with a runway show featuring fashions from Pittsburgh boutiques and fashion trucks. It's 6-10 p.m. Register: www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.

Designer of the year ... Diana Misetic

Style icon of the year ... LaMont Jones

Trailblazer of the year ... Emmai Alaquiva

Model of the year ... Serena Bond

Most stylish in media ... JoAnne Harrop

Hair salon of the year ... Philip Pelusi Salons

Fashion photographer of the year ... Keith Bloom

Makeup artist of the year ... Linda Webster

Stylist of the year ... Nikole Aston

Most stylish artist ... Darrell Kinsel

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Jewelry galore at Style Week Pittsburgh Day 3 at Macy's

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It was a scaled back, more intimate scene on Day 3 of Style Week Pittsburgh, which moved Downtown to Macy's for a jewelry showcase.

The crowd was smaller compared to the rest of the week thus far (perhaps tuckered out from too much fashion fun?), but the styles were strong. Tables set up on the jewelry floor displayed watches, necklaces, earrings and more. Tablets that accompanied them displayed photos, inspiration pages and short video clips about trends for next season.

Then came lights, cameras, catwalk! A handful of models all dressed in black switched on and off accessories to show how a statement necklace and other jewelry pieces can transform a look. The presentation also included special fine jewelry pieces from Effy, including exotic stoned serpents that snaked around models' wrists and necks.

And what's a party without giveaways, hors d'oeuvres, henna art and palm readings?

Style Week Pittsburgh picks up Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Uptown Ultra Lounge with the Style Awards. Tickets available at styleweekpittsburgh.com.

Below, check out a list of trends and photos from the evening.

Trends to watch ...

-Large-faced watches

-A bit of bling

-Pops of red

-Black, particularly for watches

-Safari-inspired prints and colors

-Metallic finishes

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Style Week Pittsburgh: Street style edition

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The apparel and accessories featured at Style Week Pittsburgh aren't the only things with a solid sense of style. Those in attendance also have been putting their most fashionable foot forward.

On accessories night on Tuesday, here are some of the footwear and accessories that stood out.

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Vanessa Fellers' accessories and hairpiece create an air of regality.


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Style Week Pittsburgh founder/CEO Wadria Taylor wears beaded drop earrings from a local boutique.


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Danielle Getty sporting shoes from Guilty Soles.

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Ruby Brewer-Watkins keeping it classy with Kelsey and Ryane jewelry dressing up a simple black ensemble.


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Stylist/designer Lataja Sims with an ear cuff she created.


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Pretty peep-toed polka dot shoes on Leigh Solomon Pugliano.

Want to see more street style? Style Week Pittsburgh continues this evening with a jewelry showcase at Macy's, Downtown. It's free and open to the public.

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Accessories galore at Style Week Pittsburgh Day 2

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On Day 2 of Style Week Pittsburgh, the specialty kitchen and bath store Luxe in East Liberty was transformed into three floors of fashion fun for the public to browse for free. The night's accessories trunk show was co-presented by the Fashion Group International Pittsburgh provisional chapter.

Before stepping inside, guests were greeted by Pittsburgh mobile boutiques the Style Truck and Vintage Valet. Inside the Luxe Indigo Square showroom, resident chef Anthony cooked up small bites and vendors showed off a range of unique accessories. Meanwhile, models roamed the room showing off designs by Kiya Tomlin and handbags from Sandra Cadavid. Male models posed in a shower display sporting briefs and boxers from Trim Pittsburgh, the men's underwear boutique in East Liberty. Neighboring Chemistry boutique had a selection of its scarves and women's wear on site for a significant discount for shoppers.

A couple doors down Ms. Tomlin welcomed people into her studio for miniature sweet treats and cheese and crackers, consultations and a chance to shop her ready-to-wear line of sweatshirt dresses, pants, colorful print tops and more.

The energy was upbeat and the stream of people inside Luxe was steady for much of the three-hour event. Although a seemingly unusual choice for a fashion event, Luxe turned out to be a refreshing choice. Having three levels within the store helped spread the displays -- and the crowd -- out and added a nice flow to the event. And the colorful displays of tile samples that dotted the walls made for great backdrops for snapping photos!

See some of the sites from the accessories trunk show below.

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Bangles from Chloe + Isabel. (chloeandisabel.com)


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Jewelry from direct sales brand Chloe + Isabel.


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Browsing selections from Chemistry boutique at a pop-up on the lower level of Luxe.


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Heart pendant made from twisted nails on a chainmaille necklace by Nautilus Creations (nautiluscreations.wix.com). It's paired with a sunburst necklace from the same brand.


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A selection of bracelets by local designer Nautilus Creations.


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Models wearing pieces by Kiya Tomlin. Handbag from Sandra Cadavid collection.

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Pittsburgh-based brands to know spotted at Style Week Pittsburgh

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In addition to runway shows, Style Week Pittsburgh strives to spotlight accessory and jewelry brands that call the city their headquarters.

A couple of them featured so far this week included Sandra Cadavid handbags and jewelry and Nicolette Jewelry Sculptures. 

Sandra Cadavid handbags are made in Colombia, the designer Sandra Reiman's home country. At the Style Week Pittsburgh kick-off event she showed off handbag styles from the new collection (pictured below). Shop the brand at www.sandracadavid.com.

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Nicolette Jewelry Sculptures displayed its handmade pieces created with eco-friendly, upcycled materials and are light in weight. Check out designs below, or visit www.nicolettejewelrysculptures.com.

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Need more of an accessories fix? Day 2 of Style Week Pittsburgh includes an accessories trunk show at LUXE on Broad Street in East Liberty from 6-9 p.m. It's free and open to the public. Information: www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.

 

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