Pittsburgh City Council makes 8.17-8.20 Style Week in Pittsburgh

Fashion Week 2017-20

Photo © Garry Garrison

Pittsburgh City Council declared August 17-20 2017 to be Style Week in Pittsburgh. A Proclamation was presented to Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder, Wadria Taylor by Councilman, Daniel Lavelle. SWP ambassadors, Allegra Johnson, Donnella Drewery, Marian McCann, and award winning assemblage artist, Gerry Florida, one of the feature designers participating in SWP’s Opening Designer Fashion Show ‘Metamorphosis’ also joined Taylor to accept the proclamation.



Happy Hour Mixer Hosted by Braddock Mayor John & Gisele Fetterman

Join Style Week Pittsburgh on Thursday, July 13th, 6-8pm for a Happy Hour Mixer hosted by Braddock Mayor John Fetterman and First Lady Gisele to celebrate the innovators and influencers selected for this years #IAMSTYLE campaign.

This networking event will celebrate the 18  influencers selected for the 2017 #IAMSTYLE campaign, and allows guests to get to know them and what  they are doing in the arts, fashion, technology and business to enhance the Pittsburgh region at large.

The 2017 #IAMSTYLE Influencers are: Gisele Baretto Fetterman, Sarah Jane Sindler, Brett Staggs, Valeria Green, Dr. Patricia Sheehan, Richard DeShantz, Bear Brandagee, Gerry Florida, J. Daniel Barlow, Maria Caruso, David Alan, Eric O. D’Ambrogi, JD Douglas, Lana Neumeyer, Erin Drischler, Jordan Tomb, Suzanne Mauro, Kelauni Cook.

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In the Photo: Wadria Taylor, Lana Neumeyer, Suzanne Mauro, J Barlow, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Gerri Florida, Dr. Patricia Sheahan Sarah Jane Sindler, David Alan, Maria Caruso, Valeria Green, Bear Brandegee Erin Drischler, Brett Staggs © Chelsea Alberti

As part of the campaign, you are invited to get to know these outstanding members of our community and learn more about what they do, why they do it and what they’re doing next. With music by Brett Staggs and DJ illeso.
RSVP by July 11th to styleweekpgh@gmail.com to receive the address for the event location.

Meet the 2017 #IAMSTYLE Influencers

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In the Photo: Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder-Wadria Taylor, Lana Neumeyer, Suzanne Mauro, J Barlow, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Gerry Florida, Dr. Patricia Sheahan Sarah Jane Sindler, David Alan, Maria Caruso, Valeria Green, Bear Brandegee Erin Drischler, Brett Staggs © Chelsea Alberti

Style Week Pittsburgh has once again recognized a diverse and remarkable group of innovators for its annual #IAMSTYLE campaign which brings together a collective of exceptional individuals who are making strides in the arts, philanthropy and business. This year’s #IAMSTYLE campaign featured 19 influencers and was Photographed by Chelsea Alberti, Directed by J Daniel Barlow and set in Sarah Zeffiro’s, Studio ZART.



Lana Neumeyer


Suzanne Mauro


J Barlow


Gisele Barreto Fetterman


Gerry Florida


Dr. Patricia Sheahan


Sarah Jane Sindler


David Alan

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Maria Caruso


Eric D’Ambrogio


Valeria Green


Bear Brandegee


Erin Drischler and Jordan Tomb


J.D. Douglas


Brett Staggs


Kelauni Cook


Richard DeShantz

Join Style Week Pittsburgh on Friday, July 13th for a Happy Hour Mixer hosted by First Lady Gisele Barreto Fetterman to celebrate the 19 innovators and influencers selected for the #IAMSTYLE campaign. As part of the campaign, we invite you to get to know these outstanding members of our community and learn more about what they do, why they do it and what they’re doing next. The special location will be announced shortly. Tickets for Style Week Pittsburgh N°5 are on sale here.










Nominations Open for Style Week Pittsburgh Style Awards

The 5th Annual Style Week Pittsburgh (SWP) kicks off August 17-20. Since its inception in 2012, the Style Awards has recognized the leading fashion-focused brands and creative innovators for their extraordinary accomplishments.  
Past winners include; Philip Pelusi Salons, Style Truck, Emmai Alaquiva, Demeatria Boccella, Nicole Manns, Danielle Mock, Leigh Solomon-Pugliano, Christina Stein, Patty Bell, Nisha Blackwell, Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium and Christian Diboko.

Nominations are open for 2017 Style Awards now thru May 30th.

Nominate an outstanding PHOTOGRAPHER who has an eye for capturing the most unique images.

Nominate a fabulous BLOGGER who’s digital features captivate and engage their audience.

Nominate your favorite style BOUTIQUE.

Nominate an innovative HAIR SALON that transforms and pushes the boundaries of beauty.


Nominate an acclaimed and accomplished designer of fashion, accessories, or shoes.

Nominate an outstanding ENTREPRENEUR with an innovative business model.

Nominate an individual or team who has introduced new methods, ideas, or approaches to business, fashion, or the arts.

Nominations are now closed.  Thank you for voting

Join us for the Style Awards on Friday, August 18, 2017.

For more information, visit http://www.styleweekpitttsburgh.com

Style Week’s Intern Takes on Teen Vogue

Recently, Style Week Pittsburgh’s intern, Elana Pappas was invited to the Teen Vogue magazine headquarters in New York City. Read about her experience…

“My Teen Vogue Experience”

            On January 13, 2017 I was given the amazing opportunity to attend the Teen Vogue magazine headquarters in New York City. Being that I am an online fashion student for the Parsons and Teen Vogue program, the students had the privilege to be eligible for this event to learn and network with some of the industry’s best. As soon as I received my invitation to the event I knew this was the perfect opportunity to represent Style Week Pittsburgh in the best light, and I was beyond elated to do so.


Photo © Teen Vogue

            Soon after a panel of editors entered the room and gave us all the most gracious greeting. I couldn’t believe I was in the same room with Teen Vogue’s editor and chief, Elaine Welteroth. We had the opportunity to have an open Q&A with the panel of editors. It was so insightful to hear their take on building your brand, how to showcase your aesthetic, enhancing your visual style, the best tips on using social media for your brand, and how to stay inspired. It was so enlightening and I definitely took notes to take back home. I also loved hearing about the editors talk about their favorite trends this past season, from 70s vibes to 90s grunge. It was amazing to think that all of the trends I had been following by reading through those glossy pages of a magazine were created by the people right in front of me in the very same room. Sharing Style Week with Teen Vogue’s editors was amazing, and it was even more amazing how many questions they had about it and wanted to learn more and stay connected with us. So I think it is safe to say Style Week Pittsburgh has been Teen Vogue approved! That’s right; Style Week Pittsburgh is ready to take over the globe!


Photo © Teen Vogue

            The rest of the day was filled with exclusive activities. We had a conference with College Fashionista’s founder, Amy Levin on insightful tips for entrepreneurs. We also had an exclusive tour of Teen Vogue’s fashion closet where many celebrities and talents have been styled. My favorite part, though? Receiving styling tips from Teen Vogue accessories editor, Kirby Marzec for our very own Teen Vogue photoshoot! She gave us the best styling tips to keep in mind for a shoot, and we got to experiment with it firsthand by having a professional Teen Vogue photoshoot of our very own. Considering that I am an aspiring stylist, that was the most crucial part for me and I definitely got the ultimate photoshoot experience. Kirby’s advice was simple yet profound. She simply said to us, “Stay true to your aesthetic.” Then it was great to hear that she and I both shared the same love for moto jackets and anything in black. We were basically twining outfits, it was too cool.

Teen Vogue did an outstanding job providing us with great networking and hands-on experience. I truly couldn’t be more thankful for my experience at Teen Vogue and all of the connections that were made while representing Style Week Pittsburgh. Leaving Teen Vogue that day left me with great inspiration and the confidence I needed to keep pursuing my passion as fiercely as possible. In words of Teen Vogue’s editor Elaine Welteroth, “All you need to find is your inner girl power and you’re destined to slay.”

Shine on,

Elana Pappas