STYLISH TRIO—Sunni Lovelace, Elise Wims and Josy Nkussi (photos by Debbie Norrell) Every good style show ends with a great finale. On Aug. 11, the first Style Week Pittsburgh (SWP) ended with a fashion show dedicated to the fashionable male, themed Pinstripes and Cuffs.
Fashionistas unite! We may have a reason to put on our pumps and lift our handbags for a boycott of the fashion industry. The question is can we do it? Do we have the strength not to buy the garments designed by the men and women who do not feature women of color on the runway or in the glossy ads?
Lady in Pink We love to meet groups new to the New Pittsburgh Courier and we especially love new venues. On Aug. 3, Dr. Judith C. Moore and Rev. June Jeffries came together as “The Gathering” to present Fabulous Fashions Take it Back 2 at the beautiful Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in West Mifflin. The fashion show was a show on a mission to share vital health information, life altering experiences and fellowship with the goal of “saving ourselves now.”
DEBBIE NORRELL The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing. To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during the first days of August. The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features five easy tricks for saving on educational essentials.
Wearing a hair weave has become the new fashion accessory and celebrity hair stylist, Dontay Savoy says now that we’re in the thick of summer, being knowledgeable about your weave is essential. The biggest concern is how to maintain the same sheen it had, when it was first installed. Check out what Dontay’s five key tips were to stay unbe-weavable!
Zoe Saldana wears maxi dresses for dressing up (left) and dressing down (right). With the last month of summer approaching, staying stylish in the hot summer days ahead is paramount. Here are the top two summer staples from two stylists soon to be featured in Style Week Pittsburgh, a five-day fashion-focused event beginning Aug. 7.
(Style Week Photos/Michael Edwards) by Rebecca NuttallCourier Staff WriterA 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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