Are you looking for a face mask or wondering where to find one? Check out these local businesses and creatives who are making face masks with style.
Are you a good sewer and would like to make some extra income. If so, keep reading!
David Alan Clothing
Get 3-layer 100% cotton face masks that help filter the air and guard against droplets that enter/leave through your mouth and nose, which may reduce the chance of spreading airborne and droplet illnesses. Masks are machine washable up to 100 times. Also, 10% of your purchase is donated to charity.
Operation Face Mask is a collective of volunteers, including professional stitches, working to fill Pittsburgh’s need for safe, washable, reusable masks. People can also donate materials, volunteer to help, or learn how to make your own mask.
Do you know any good and efficient sewers who could use some income right now? Are you a business or organization who can help with sponsorship of this initiative and support local Black makers? Please let us know!
The COVID-19 DIY Masks initiative is a way for our communities to assist during these unprecedented times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued guidance approving the use of cloth masks in certain settings.
When it comes to tips for wearing them, the World Health Organization recommends cleaning your hands before putting on a mask and making sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
We’ve rounded up a variety of mask tutorials, from medical professionals to crafters, from no-sew to advanced, so that you can make your own mask when you absolutely must leave the house.
How to make a pleated mask — no sewing involved
A doctor explains how to make the safest face mask
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
If you have a resource to add, please leave a comment with the information.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund Artists and creative workers living in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Lawrence, Indiana, Greene, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties are eligible to request up to $500.
This special grant allows women-identifying artists to apply for up to $2,500 for financial hardships from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. The application opens April 6.
Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.
Twenty Summer has launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.
Christmas is right around the corner and we want to help your gift giving and buying a little easier. Check out these stylish Pittsburgh based gems.
Renee Piatt Collection Shop wearable art, boho chic and rocker chic jewelry for women and men, agate, amethyst stalactite slices, crystals, gold, silver, rose gold, and more. The inspiration for Renee Piatt Collection, is pulled from the designer’s love of stones and beads, adornments that look like or literally came from the earth, ocean or sky; elements that reflect nature but feel rich and elegant.
Felt Happiness Milliner Juliane Gorman creates wearable art hats that are useful, comfortable and flattering. Once upon a time, hats were worn because of custom. Now, you make your own traditions. You don’t need a wedding or a derby as an excuse to wear a hat. All of her handcrafted, felted hats are made in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Wear a vibrant, sculptural hat and tap into your inner beauty.
Style Exchange Boutique If you hate paying full price and love a designer deal on a dollar, you must check out Style Exchange Boutique. From J Crew to Jimmy Choo, special occasion gowns to Louis Vuitton and MCM handbags, experience the thrill of the find at a fraction of retail prices every day! This Louis Vuitton Galleria is $1400 and retails at $1800. Shop online or visit the store at 4211 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.
Daily Bread is a lifestyle brand founded by Bill Niels of Mac Miller’s Most Dope crew in 2009. Homegrown and deeply rooted in the realms of skateboarding, graffiti, and hip-hop, they represent a new generation of hustlers and creatives from all walks of life. Shop online or in store at 5450 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Clarissa Clirsa Boutique’smission is to inspire women to love and be comfortable in their own skin via fashion while discovering their own stylimony, no matter how eclectic it may be.
2nd Ave Boutique Located in Elizabeth, PA, 2nd Avenue Boutique offers a variety of ready to wear womenswear garments and accessories. Owner and fashion designer, Leesa Kassler also designs custom clothing and offers alteration/repair services. 2nd Ave Boutique is located at 206 S 2nd Ave, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037.
Refresh PGHis Pittsburgh’s 1st Sneaker Consignment/Buy & Sell Boutique offering a wide selection of rare sneakers, sneaker products, clothing and apparel. Shop online or in store at 5450 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Afar Clothing Company offers an exclusive line of limited edition streetwear apparel for the fashion conscious. Their motto is: “Life Is A Journey, Travel The Distance.” They are currently running a sale for 50% of all online merchandise while supplies last.
Third Day Soaps is a holistic skin and body care company founded by Cynthia Hill.You can purchase therapeutic herbal bath and body products, soaps, lotions, creams, body scrubs, facial products for men and women, herbal teas, and more.
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.
MEET THE INFLUENCERS
Gisele Barreto Fetterman
Dr. Patricia Sheahan
Sarah Jane Sindler
Erin Drischler and Jordan Tomb
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.
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.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Nominate an outstanding PHOTOGRAPHER who has an eye for capturing the most unique images.
BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Nominate a fabulous BLOGGER who’s digital features captivate and engage their audience.
BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR
Nominate your favorite style BOUTIQUE.
HAIR SALON OF THE YEAR
Nominate an innovative HAIR SALON that transforms and pushes the boundaries of beauty.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Nominate an acclaimed and accomplished designer of fashion, accessories, or shoes.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Nominate an outstanding ENTREPRENEUR with an innovative business model.
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
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.
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.
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!
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.”