Style Week to change Pittsburgh’s fashion scene

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(Style Week Photos/Michael Edwards)

by Rebecca Nuttall
Courier Staff Writer
A pop-up fashion photo shoot in Downtown Pittsburgh last week marked the coming of Style Week Pittsburgh, a first of its kind event spanning five days in August. Like the event itself, the photo shoot, which took place at Downtown landmarks like Market Square and the PPG Place fountain, showcased some of the city’s uncelebrated beauty.

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(Style Week Photos/Michael Edwards)

 

“Pittsburgh is on the brink of a renaissance and style is an important part of that,” said Wadria Taylor, owner of Style Week presenter, Style & Steel Event Planning. “Pittsburgh has such a rich history when it comes to style.”

Style Week, August 7-11, will feature a slew of retailers, boutiques, fashion designers, stylists, models, and makeup artists.  Promising to be a five-star event, guests will also visit some of the city’s finest venues and best-kept secrets.

“Our retailers and designers in the city need venues to showcase their talent. What Style Week is doing is showcasing style and trendsetting fashion gems,” Taylor said. “We’re focusing on showcasing the best of what the city has to offer.”

Style Week will kick off at Downtown champagne bar Perle with a launch event featuring high fashion and fine jewelry. Throughout the week guests will be treated to an awards event recognizing iconic and stylish women, a fashion show featuring style from decades past, and a beauty bootcamp where guest will receive massages, facials, and makeup makeovers, There will also be a boutique crawl with trunk shows and special promotions.

“All of our participants have one thing in common. They’re all innovative. They’re all doing something that’s never been done,” Taylor said. “I want our guests to be wowed. I want people to be so impressed. I want them to be inspired.”

The week’s events will be interactive, offering guests more than a series of fashion shows. The shows themselves will also be different with models and designers of a variety of races and body types.

“Diversity is one of my core values as a business. I view events as a way to bring people of diverse backgrounds together,” Taylor said. “At our fashion show, you’ll see the traditional 5’10, 5’11 models, but you’re also see full-figure models and models of various races.”

To purchase your tickets visit: http://pittsburghstyleweek.wordpress.com/purchase-tickets/.  

Check back with the New Pittsburgh Courier for more Style Week coverage.

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(Style Week Photos/Michael Edwards)

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