Hat lovers, foodies, and fashion enthusiasts will unite on August 16th at fieldwork contemporary gallery for the 3rd Annual Style Week Pittsburgh’s Brunch En Blanc. Guests are in for a chic hat presentation from Gina Mazzotta’s new Fall line whilst savoring a delectable brunch. Plus! Pittsburgh-based, trendy, new cooking show Between The Eats featuring Chef David Carmine, Executive Chef Andora Sewickley and Terri Dowd, creator of Parmesan Princess will be doing demos and tastings. White attire is encouraged. Only 30 tickets remain. Admission is $45. Purchase tickets here.
Today, Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder Wadria Taylor, accepted a Proclamation from the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the 3rd Annual Style Week Pittsburgh. “Be it further resolved, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim August 12-16, 2015 as “Style Week Pittsburgh,” the proclamation read.
On August 13th, the leading women and men in fashion, business, and the arts will be honored for their accomplishments at Style Week Pittsburgh’s 2015 STYLE AWARDS.
2015 STYLE AWARDS NOMINEES
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR
Style Truck Mobile Boutique
Style Exchange Boutique
Exotic Hush Boutique
STYLIST OF THE YEAR
House of Color Pittsburgh
MODEL OF THE YEAR
HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Mark Anthony’s Hair Salon
Jacqueline Capatolla Salon
Dreamz Hair Salon
Tia Alib, Queen’s Private Hair Studio
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Krystyn B. Schneider
MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dr. Shellie Hipsky
FASHION INDUSTRY LEADER
Refined Culture, JayLee Lemon
Fashion Group International Pittsburgh, Stephanie Taylor
Winners will be announced on August 13th, 6-9 p.m. at PERLE’ located at 25 Market Square. The event program will include a section highlighting all nominees. The event will be hosted by special guest MC, Debbie Norrell, Lifestyle Editor for the New Pittsburgh Courier and the 2014 Style Awards “Best Dressed Winner.”
Tickets are $25. Dress is cocktail attire. Purchase tickets online: www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.
Check out photos from Style Week Pittsburgh‘s recent Pop Up Photo Shoot. Models were seen all over Downtown wearing designs from Diana Misetic, Lana Neumeyer, Toya Taylor, and Gina Mazzotta Millinery– all of which are being featured at events during the 3rd Annual Style Week Pittsburgh. Photographs were taken by Juan Carlos Silva Photography.
Recently, Style Week Pittsburgh’s Director met with Gina Mazzotta, the mastermind of Gina Mazzotta Millinery, at her new studio showroom located downtown in the Diamond Building on the fourth floor, to get the scoop on what is behind her label.
Who is your target clientele?
People who appreciate high quality and unique products.
What is your process for making a hat for client?
I mostly do custom work and meet with clients by appointment. If clients come to my studio and see something that they like, they can buy it on the spot or I can create a special hat based on the client’s vision and style.
Where do you see your brand in five years?
I see my brand expanding into national markets and high-end boutiques. I’m working on a new Fall line that I plan on shopping to local boutiques.
How do you define your personal style?
My personal style is classic with a modern twist and never over the top. I like to focus on one thing that is bold, usually my lips.
What do you like most about Pittsburgh?
I love sports and feel lucky to be living in a city with so much happening in the arts and culture scene. Pittsburgh has a world-class symphony and opera and is evolving into a world-class city.
What is your advice to business owners and entrepreneurs?
Be patient and pace yourself. Find your niche and your passion. Also, when starting a business, sometimes starting small can be a very good thing because you can get a feel for what works and what doesn’t. Trust yourself, you will know when the time is right to make a big leap.
If you could design a hat for anyone, who would it be?
The obvious answer is Kate Middleton because everyone around the world would see it, but I really want to make a hat for Bruno Mars and also Lady Gaga. They would all wear my hats well.
Check out Gina Mazzotta’s new collection at the 3rd Annual Style Week Pittsburgh’s Hat Fashion Show and Brunch on August 16th. To book an appointment with Gina Mazzotta Millinery, visit www.ginamazzotta.com.