Meet the “10 to Watch in 2017”

Meet the “10 to Watch in 2017”

dsd_6634Last month, Style Week Pittsburgh held a Holiday Fashion Mixer at V Lounge to celebrate a fabulous year in fashion and to recognize 10 talents to watch in the new year. These individuals are making a lot of progress in their respective fields and we predict that 2017 is the year that they’re going to break out.

Meet the 10 to watch in 2017:

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Miyah Knight, Model

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Tori Mistick, Lifestyle Blogger

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Councilwoman Marita Garrett

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Mars Jackson, Rapper

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Melissa Frost, Owner of Frost Finery

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LoRen Knight, Singer

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Kelly Frost, VP of Inspiring Lives Magazine (in the middle)

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Michele Garris (on the right), Owner of Pure Skin Care Pittsburgh

Not pictured are Danielle Green who was recognized for launching Supreme Beauty Bar and Portia Foxx for her accomplishments in Broadcast Journalism. Check out more pictures from the event. Guests looked fabulous!

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Diane Withrow and Lisa Wagner Freeman

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Fashion designer Leesa Kassler is flanked by models Tesha Lovelace and Jenny Lou who are wearing her designs.

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Brazilian fashion designer Lana Neumeyer shown with one of her creations.

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Darieth Chisholm and friends

 

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Guests loved the Mary Kay samples from consultant Teri Walters

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Hanover Designs

Many thanks to Larrimor’s for sponsoring Swag Bags for the event and Ray Feather Photography for capturing some beautiful moments.

Happy Holidays!

Meet Style Week’s Intern: Elana Pappas

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Hello, Everyone!

My name is Elana Pappas and I am Style Week Pittsburgh‘s newest intern! I am a 22 year old fashion enthusiast with much eagerness to bring my creative visions onto the world wide stage of fashion. I am currently studying in Fashion Industry Essentials with Parsons and Teen Vogue, which is a very hands on program that grants me the opportunity to experiment with many different areas in the industry and network with creatives from around the globe. I hope to bring some fresh ideas to Style Week Pittsburgh while learning from some of Pittsburgh’s greatest entrepreneurs. I am looking forward to collaborating with Wadria and seeing our creative visions resonate into Style Week Pittsburgh 2017. It is going to be another great year in fashion!

Here are some my favorite things:

  • My favorite thing about Pittsburgh are the friendly people.
  • My favorite boutique in Pittsburgh is Rosewood located in Sewickley
  • My hobbies are yoga, singing, nature walks, and photography
  • My favorite color is cerulean blue
  • My favorite kind of food is Thai
  • My favorite shade of lipstick is Dashing Red by Marc Jacobs
  • What I am looking forward to doing with Style Week/Style & Steel is collaborating with some of the city’s greatest entrepreneurs and learning from them.
  • Favorite quote: “You never move forward if you play it safe.” –Alexander McQueen
  • My future goals are to become a successful lifestyle blogger for women and have the opportunity to travel and make a positive change in the world.

Shine on,

Elana Pappas

Meet the Nominees – MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Style Awards recognizes the leading men and women in fashion, business, and the arts and honors them for their extraordinary accomplishments.

Join us for the Style Awards Friday, August 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Vote HERE


Meet the Nominees – MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR


Danielle Mock

unnamedA graduate of Seton Hill University and South Hills Beauty Academy, Danielle blended her love for theatrical and glamour makeup which created a path for her future. For the past 9 years, Danielle has been able to work with some of Pittsburgh’s elite. She has her own on-site styling business called Mock Makeup LLC, is a member of Team Flash of Lawrenceville’s Studio Flash, involved with Cornerstone Television, Wrecking Crew Media, Tb Talent and just recently became a Raw Pittsburgh artist.  “I love this city and feel very honored to be a part of our artistic culture. I’m very excited to see what the future has in store.”


Dee Dee Malloy

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My name is Dee Dee. I am a licensed makeup artist and esthetician with continuing training and education with experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, video and print. I am dependable, detail-oriented, and multi-faceted professional who looks to add to the success of the creative team of any project. Originally from Las Vegas I bring a sense of that show girl retro style to my work and have a diverse background and experience that creates a unique style. I believe the number one thing you can have in life is passion. Passion is such a powerful emotion that you must possess. I believe to be able to have this insatiable feeling you must breath, sleep, and live it. It’s something that is rooted in your heart and thoughts. . . It knows no boundaries. One of my passions is art. Being a makeup artist allows me to express my art through “painting” people..


Kourtney Leech

12832583_481669565357533_7217379962291992462_nIn just 3 years and the young age of 21, Kourtney Leech has followed her passion, working as a freelance special event makeup artist. ” I’m very passionate about what I do, makeup is creating art and using the face as a canvas. Everyone is different and I love the way a little (or a lot) of makeup can completely change the way someone feels about themself. I never know who might end up in my chair but I do know that anyone who I get the chance of meeting and doing their makeup, is beautiful and special in their own way and it’s my job to get to know that about them and make sure they, without a doubt, feel beautiful and special by the time they leave my chair.” Kourtney works as the first makeup artist at one of Pittsburgh’s biggest salons, Geno Levi Hair Salon and Pro Dry Blow-dry Studio in McMurray, PA. She also has worked several charitable events held in Pittsburgh where she would work with and meet, Dr. Shellie Hipsky and the Global Sisterhood, members of Woman Entrepreneurs of Pittsburgh, Miss Pennsylvania 2014-15, Miss Reining America 2015-16, Mrs. Alleghany County 2016, Mrs. Washington County 2016, Athena Sarris, Juan Carlos Silva and many more talented models and photographers. You might also find her teaching a makeup class at South Hills Beauty Academy or other makeup classes with the cosmetic line she works for, Motives Cosmetics. Later this year, Kourtney will be opening her own studio in Canonsburg, PA where she resides so she can host her group classes, makeup events, trainings with beginner artists, bridal parties and every day consoltation appointments.


 

Meet the Nominees – ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Style Awards recognizes the leading men and women in fashion, business, and the arts and honors them for their extraordinary accomplishments.

Join us for the Style Awards Friday, August 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Vote HERE


Meet the Nominees – ARTIST OF THE YEAR


Slow Danger – Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight

f6d959a7-0b24-4280-8a00-506a6e5aaee8Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson are founding directors of slowdanger, a multidisciplinary performance duo based out of Pittsburgh, PA. slowdanger uses their bodies as mediums of memory to express through movement, sound, and visual imagery. From energetic and sensual connections to body and spirit, Taylor and Anna use performance as ritualistic practice to delve into patterns of the circular rhythm of life. slowdanger aims to connect their audience to their own body, by producing work that induces visceral reactions. slowdanger generates a thickness of memory through filtering veiled remembrances until they are distilled to their simplest form. Repurposing their own product so it remains constantly in process. Anna/Taylor have created with The Pillow Project, Maree Remalia|merrygogo, Beth Corning, Mark C. Thompson, Jil Stifel, Jasmine Hearn, Mario Ashkar Film and others. slowdanger released their debut EP “can’t go back” in Dec. 2015. slowdanger has presented work in the VIA festival (PGH), The Andy Warhol Museum (PGH), Kahlon (BMORE), the CURRENT SESSIONS (NY), The Pittsburgh Biennial(2015), and the KST newmoves Contemporary Dance Festival (2015). More recently, slowdanger debuted their full-length work, ‘memory 4’ ,as a part of the New Hazlett’s CSA series and released FEED∆YOUR∆DEMON on La Squadra (SQU006) in June 2016.


Christian Diboko

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Meet the Nominees – PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

The Style Awards recognizes the leading men and women in fashion, business, and the arts and honors them for their extraordinary accomplishments.

Join us for the Style Awards Friday, August 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Revel + Roost.

Vote HERE


Meet the Nominees – PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR


Juan Carlos Silva

12322402_888802087885077_1048644411443653622_o-1Juan Carlos Silva is an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in people and corporate photography with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery.  Running a client-friendly, service-oriented business he believes that great creativity often is the result of team effort and values working closely with his clients.  Based in Pennsylvania, Juan Carlos is ready to create outstanding visuals for you.


 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Tommy Hall

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Aretha Melanie Boyd

 

Meet the Nominees – BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR

The Style Awards recognizes the leading men and women in fashion, business, and the arts and honors them for their extraordinary accomplishments.

Join us for the Style Awards Friday, August 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Vote HERE


BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR


The Gilded Girl Owner, Liz Quesnelle

6fd5fd39-5916-4ff8-a214-6ac6f5815907Featuring exclusive luxury and indie cosmetic brands, The Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium is the hot spot for local, national, and international beauty finds unavailable anywhere else in Pittsburgh. With a distinctive vintage vibe, The Gilded Girl offers a comfortable space to experience new products, take skin care and make-up classes, and create your own signature look. Our carefully curated fragrance, skin care, and cosmetic selections (many of them organic and vegan) include old world brands, as well as small-batch and hand-crafted goods that have been featured in top magazines and boutiques around the globe. In addition, our classes, with professional instruction and complimentary wine, provide a venue for friends to enjoy a night out in a non-traditional setting.


Vintage Valet Mobile Boutique – Owner, Marissa Zimmerman

964bfd4b-daaf-401c-9bef-41950757b06aThis innovative boutique brings fashion to the sidewalks of Pittsburgh in an environment that is exciting, engaging, energetic and exclusive. I want to offer fashionistas the luxury of fashion on the go with a wide selection of trendy apparel and my handmade vintage jewelry at an affordable price. I love to go antiquing and make jewelry. I love to spend time in the outdoors with my husband riding bikes, hiking or reading a good book in the park.I am also very much into health and wellness. I am also the Secretary of the newly established Fashion Group International Pittsburgh Provisional Chapter. I also teach part time at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the Fashion department. I hope to inspire the lives of my students and help them discover their talents and passions and encourage them to follow their dreams. After all, Life is too short to not be doing what you LOVE. Every day is a gift and that is how we should be living.


Boutique La Passerelle (BLP) – Adele Morelli, Owner and Buyer, Änna Ciaccio, Manager and Buyer, Oliver, BLP Mascot

ac5c5a83-17fb-4372-b4b9-bab3c9a5e123Boutique La Passerelle (BLP) is a unique and personal shopping experience in Downtown Pittsburgh. With styles from Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and the U.S., BLP is your source of style for casual afternoons, business meetings, or nights on the town.  BLP was established in 2010 by Cidalia Duarte of Portugal, where she owned several boutiques. When she came to the U.S. she brought the clothing lines with her and supplemented them with clothing and accessories from New York City. Änna Ciaccio began working at the boutique in 2010 as a sales associate and built valuable client relationships. When Downtown resident and BLP client Adele Morelli bought the boutique in 2013, she continued the buying process initiated by Cidalia and promoted Änna to manager and buyer. Adele and Anna travel to Portugal twice a year to buy clothing you will only find at BLP, and to NYC on a regular basis to keep the boutique full of unique clothing and accessories.


Worth New York Showroom on Fifth – Owner, Bear Brandegee

slider_contactAt nine Bear began using her allowance to buy GLAMOUR Magazine and launched her hobby as a trend-spotter. As an adult, her focus on fashion evolved into styling looks for herself that strategically reinforced her successful marketing career. Bear always dressed to mirror the top leadership in her industry and quickly climbed the proverbial ladder.  When she started out in marketing and brand management, Bear leveraged her personal style, informed by the high-drama American designer Norma Kamali, as an essential element of her personal brand. By her 30th birthday, Bear was a Vice President in the technology division of the global marketing firm Fleishman-Hillard and a key member of the Company’s business development team.


Little Black Dress – Owner, Diana Misetic

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Diana Misetic is a women’s contemporary designer with a background in couture. Diana moved to United States of America in 1994 from Europe to pursue her fashion career and establish her own independent label. With her degree in fashion and business, Diana Misetic started working as a pattern maker for a women’s couturier “Westminster Designs”. After four years she became the head of production and design. Mastering pattern-making she opened doors to her own fashion couture house “Little Black Dress” where she excelled in women’s evening wear and gowns. In 2007 Misetic debuted her first collection of ready to wear designs.


JuJu – Owner, Leslie McAllister

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Photo credit: Lexi Shapiro / Pose Pittsburgh

As a fashion graduate and collector of vintage for over 25 years, it was a natural progression for Leslie McAllister to open her very own shop. With a love for the magical and bohemian, the shop is a bazaar of sorts with an eclectic mix of new and old.   A haven of crystals, perfumed oils, natural skincare, smudging bundles and tarot cards intermixed with vintage clothing, home decor and jewelry. She brings a curated collection of the gyspset lifestyle to Point Breeze. Tarot readings, by McAllister, and “how to” events like the upcoming September workshop Tarot 101 are always buzzing at the intimate spiritual space located on Reynolds Street.


Social Status – East Liberty Location 

EASTLIBERTYWith the resurgence of Pittsburgh’s eastern corridor, Social Status – East Liberty was created in August of 2012. This space was created to help elevate and educate a stubborn Pittsburgh fashion scene. Social Status – East Liberty features separate boutique areas for its sneaker and apparel offerings. The space is equipped with eight iPads to help educate customers on everything from exclusive high end fabric to the latest brand offerings. The space features custom build, hand stained woodwork designed to maximize the overall boutique experience.


Three Rivers Vintage – Owner, Scott Johnson

threeriversvintageThree Rivers Vintage will be have been open 2 years in the first week of July 2016.  Three Rivers Vintage is a boutique that specializes in all things fashion related from the 1870s to 1970s, including mens’ & women’s clothing, costume & estate jewelry, purses, shoes, sunglasses, hats, etc…  We like to call it “yesterday’s fashions for today’s fashionista”.


EONS – Richard Parsakian

11889648_10153654365014236_3166644496444164281_nWe buy and sell vintage clothing & accessories for men & women from the 1880’s through the 1980’s.


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