Style Week Pittsburgh 2014 Showcasing International Fashion

Style Week Pittsburgh hits local venues August 11-17, 2014 to showcase the region’s fashion, glamour and style with two upscale Fashion Shows, Accessory Trunk Show, Jewelry Showcase, Style Awards Program, Lawrenceville Boutique Crawl, and a by invitation-only Brunch.

In line with this year’s theme ‘En Vogue’, each event during Style Week Pittsburgh will feature a unique array of local and international brands that are the next big thing in fashion. At the Kick-Off Designer Fashion Show on August 11th, the spotlight will be on two incredible international designers: Laura Portia Brady from Dublin, Ireland and emerging designer Toya Taylor representing Kingston, Jamaica.

Brady is bringing her European sense of style to Pittsburgh, which represents a modern twist on vintage, adding a unique flavor to evening and bridal wear. The collection that she is presenting at Style Week Pittsburgh envisions a flurry of elegant Parisian soirees for the fashionable heroine, crafted from soft silky fabrics.

Taylor’s collection is the perfect marriage between androgyny and classic femininity. Her designs are classic silhouettes with modern details. Taylor’s mix of bold prints and colors, representing her Caribbean heritage matched with clean lines, are the perfect statement pieces.

Both Brady and Taylor’s collections can be seen at Style Week Pittsburgh’s Kick-Off Designer Fashion Show on Monday, August 11th at The Priory Grand Hall, 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. The Priory Grand Hall is located in the NorthSide at 614 Pressley Street.

The Style Week Pittsburgh 2014 Event Schedule can be found here.

A portion of the net proceeds raised from Style Week Pittsburgh will be donated to Strong Women, Strong Girls, a national nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate the achievement gap amongst women and girls.

Purchase tickets in advance and get $10 off with the Promo Code: “EARLYBIRD.”

Tickets can be purchased for individual events. Full Access Passes also are available. Complete ticket and registration information is available online via Eventbrite.

For media inquiries, please email Founder & Director Wadria Taylor of Style & Steel, LLC, at styleweekpgh@gmail.com or call 412-519-0182.

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Style Week Pittsburgh Media Event

On Wednesday, July 23rd, Style Week Pittsburgh held a fabulous Private Media Event for its partners, sponsors, and vendors at The Cultural’s Elite in Downtown.

Style Week Pittsburgh Presented with Proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council

Yesterday, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed August 11-17, 2014 as “Style Week Pittsburgh” in the City of Pittsburgh. A proclamation was presented to Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder Wadria Taylor in Council Chambers by City Council President Bruce Kraus to recognize the impact of Style Week in helping to promote economic development within the region.

Some of the many highlights acknowledged in the Proclamation include:

“Whereas, Style Week Pittsburgh was created in order to use style and high fashion as a medium to help promote small business economic development within the Pittsburgh region; and,

Whereas, Style Week Pittsburgh’s signature fashion-focused events will illuminate the City of Pittsburgh under the international fashion spotlight, while enhancing fashion awareness, diversity, and inclusion within the region.”

To view the Style Week Pittsburgh 2014 schedule of events and to purchase tickets/register, visit www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.

 

Style Week Pittsburgh's Founder Wadria Taylor

Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder Wadria Taylor

Style Week Pittsburgh Proclamation Presentaion at City Council Chambers

Nominees for the 2014 Style Week Pittsburgh Style Awards Announced

On August 14th, the leading women and men in fashion, business, and the arts will be honored for their extraordinary accomplishments at Style Week Pittsburgh’s 2014 ‘STYLE AWARDS’.

2014 STYLE AWARDS NOMINEES

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jazmin Jackson
Diana Misetic
Kiya Tomlin
Malcolm Williams

STYLE ICON OF THE YEAR
Harris Ferris
LaMont Jones
Leigh Solomon-Pugliano

TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR
Emmai Alaquiva
Bobby Fry
Nicole Manns
Fauna Solomon
Justin Strong

MODEL OF THE YEAR
Serena Bond
Adriana Gissendanner
Jarvis Powers
Jamar Scales

MOST STYLISH IN MEDIA
JoAnne Harrop
Susan Koeppen
Tori Mistick

HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Moy’e Hair Etc!
Philip Pelusi Salons
Pageboy Salon

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Keith Bloom
Ron Short
Krystyn Snyder

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lyndsie Hinch

Bethany Montecalvo

Linda Webster

STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Nikole Aston
Jovon Higgins-Mitchell

MOST STYLISH ARTIST
Joy KMT
Darrell Kinsel

Winners will be announced on August 14th, 6-9 p.m. at Uptown Ultra Lounge, 1014 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The event program will include a section highlighting all honorees.

Tickets are $35. Event tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://styleweekpittsburgh2014.eventbrite.com. For additional information, visit http://www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.

Nominees highlighted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For Media Inquiries, contact: 412-519-0182 or email styleweekpgh@gmail.com.

Style Week Pittsburgh

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Style Week Pittsburgh Models POP-UP in Market Square

With this year’s Style Week Pittsburgh being less than one month away, event presenters produced a high fashion promotional Pop-up Photo Shoot on Friday, July 11th in Market Square. Check out some of the amazing photographs!

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Model: Klya Stewart

Model: Klya Stewart

Model: Klya Stewart

Model: Klya Stewart

Style Week Pittsburgh Pop Up Photo Shoot

Models: Miyah, Kyla, Andrea

Models: Miyah, Kyla, Andrea

Model: Kyla Stewart

Model: Kyla Stewart

Model: Kyla Stewart

Model: Kyla Stewart

CREATIVE CAST

Models: Kyla Stewart, Miyah Knight, Andrea Weinzierl

Photographer: Michael Edwards

Hair/Makeup: Philip Pelusi Salons

Model Coach: Jay Lee Lemon

Creative Director: Wadria Taylor

Tickets for Style Week Pittsburgh 2014 events are available online: https://styleweekpittsburgh2014.eventbrite.com

Style Week Pittsburgh to Hold Pop-Up Photo Shoot in Market Square on July 11th

With this year’s Style Week Pittsburgh being just one month away, event presenters have announced a promotional Pop-up Photo Shoot to take place on Friday, July 11th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Market Square.

Fashion Photographer, Michael Edwards returns for the 2nd year to shoot ‘models in motion’ at prominent landmarks in Market Square and Downtown Pittsburgh. “With over 30 years experience as a Fashion Photographer, I’m very excited to be working with Wadria Taylor and Style Week Pittsburgh to produce this innovative Pop-Up Photo Shoot concept and take it to the next level,” says Edwards.

Stylists from Philip Pelusi Salons (SWP’s Official Hair and Makeup Sponsors), will style models hair and makeup. Models will be wearing clothing from Style Truck and Chemistry.

Reporters and fashion bloggers are invited to come and document this one of a kind fashion experience.

The event Founder and Director, Wadria Taylor of Style & Steel, LLC. remarks on the growing excitement of this year’s event, “This year’s Style Week continues to illuminate the city of Pittsburgh under the international fashion spotlight while enhancing fashion awareness and inclusion within the region. All of our sponsors, partners, designers, stylists, and models have something unique to offer that fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders wants to know about.”

Style Week Pittsburgh event tickets and registration is available online: https://styleweekpittsburgh2014.eventbrite.com.

For media and additional inquiries, please call 412-519-0182 or email styleweekpgh@gmail.com.

Style Week Pittsburgh, Aug 11-17