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.

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.



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

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

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

Photo by Foo Conner

Photo by Foo Conner

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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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.

© Gina Mazzotta Millinery

© 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.

Exciting News! Dress for Success Pittsburgh and Style Week Pittsburgh to Partner

We are both proud and excited to announce our non-profit partner for the 3rd Annual Style Week Pittsburgh (SWP)–Dress for Success Pittsburgh (DFSPGH)! DFSPGH promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and support to help them thrive. A portion of the proceeds raised from SWP’s Opening Event on August 12th will be donated to DFSPGH.

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Pittsburghers have style and we are going to show it! #PittsburghStreetStyle

Pittsburgh Street StyleStylish ladies and gents, great news! Starting in February, we’ll be highlighting Pittsburghers who have great style on Facebook and Instagram. If you are living in Pittsburgh and want to be featured, send your pictures to styleweekpgh@gmail.com and you just might see yourself on Style Week Pittsburgh’s Facebook and Instagram. We’ll also be scouting on the streets for stylistas with style, so #showyourstyle, because you never know where we’ll pop up!

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