New Cooking Show ‘Between the Eats’ will be LIVE at Style Week’s Brunch En Blanc

11745481_434283090076942_7983518825169204178_nHat 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.

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh Proclaims Aug 12-16, 2015 as Style Week Pittsburgh

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.

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2015 STYLE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

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

Renee Piatt

Jazmin Jackson

Malcolm Williams

BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR

Shop 412

Style Truck Mobile Boutique

Mid-Atlantic Mercantile

Style Exchange Boutique

Ujamma Collective

Exotic Hush Boutique

 

STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Christina Stein

House of Color Pittsburgh

MODEL OF THE YEAR

Nick Redondo

Soigne’ Legacy

Sindel Barnes

 

HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Studio RAW

Mark Anthony’s Hair Salon

Jacqueline Capatolla Salon

Dreamz Hair Salon

Tia Alib, Queen’s Private Hair Studio

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sarah Zeffiro

Essence Houze

Bridgette Perdue

Krystyn B. Schneider

Anqwenique Wingfield

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tara McKnight

Brittney Webster

BEST DRESSED

Dr. Shellie Hipsky

Leigh Solomon-Pugliano

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.

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Style Week Pittsburgh is poppin up all over the city

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.

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Behind the label with Gina Mazzotta Millinery

Gina is seen here in her studio showroom working on a new design.

Gina is seen here in her studio showroom working on a new design.

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.

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© Gina Mazzotta Millinery

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.

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© Gina Mazzotta Millinery

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.