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 the Nominees – SALON 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. 

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Meet the Nominees – SALON OF THE YEAR


Society Men’s Grooming Lounge

Society_412At Society, we intend to create a sophisticated atmosphere where every man is a king. We will create an environment where Greater Pittsburgh’s top-caliber professionals and future leaders come to unwind and enjoy the comforts of our upscale lounge, cigar patio, and high-end grooming services.


Dreamz Hair Salon – Tenel Dorsey, Owner

e385019c-a1c0-422e-a6d1-b35f1d6e3d73Tenel Dorsey, born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh’s hill district where she began her talented journey. She started doing hair at age 9 and was able to sing since the day she was born. She attended McKelvey and Vann elementary schools. Her natural talents lead her to attend Rogers middle school for the creative and performing arts where her talents and creative abilities took flight. In her words, attending Rogers and Capa gave her the freedom to explore her creativity without a cap! Along with having her faith anchored at an early age, she was a member of Bethel AME Church, (Hill District) Second Baptist (Homestead) and today, an active partner at Greater Destiny World Outreach Church (Hazelwood) Being blessed with money making strategies, Tenel gained the courage to blaze a trail to start her own business at age 22. Go Divas Hair Salon and Ms Diva’s supplies in 2001 and after 2 years, relocating her empire back to Homestead where she lived back in 1993 and attended Steel Valley High School. Historical Homestead has always welcomed Tenel, her crafts and ideas with open arms and til this day, Dreamz Hair Salon and Barber Shop is still thriving and because of this community, its one of the top Salon/Barbers shops in our region. Tenel is the sole proprietress of Dreamz however, she’s built a whole team that was developed to master the art of delivering the newest innovative styles and techniques, build self esteem from behind their chairs, and empower women/men/youth in our communities. Tenel’s mission has always been to serve and she does just that! She’s been awarded a community service award from Park Place AME in 2014, she was featured on the front cover of the Soul Pitt Magazine for women in business for more then a decade, was awarded a community love award from the 2014 Bella Awards. She won the stylist/salon of the year award at the Flashing Lights hair show in 2009 and was presented an award from Mayor Bill Peduto on behalf of stop the violence Pittsburgh movement for outstanding work in our communities, just to name a few. Although Tenel’s most prominent talents are her leadership and entrepreneurial skills, her heart, authenticity and ability to give, outweighs any titles, awards or acknowledgements.


Brett James


Studio Booth


MCN Salon


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

214a5689-15a7-4c32-84ad-db45007165edGraphic Designer /Artist/Stylist Organization Affiliation: Founder & Owner of Probantustyle


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.

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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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Meet the Nominees – STYLIST 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 – STYLIST OF THE YEAR


Aire Plichta Reese

2f6af2a0-5418-4383-b981-70858baa4f37A graduate of The Fashion School at Kent State with 10 years of experience in the Fashion Industry beginning with an internship at Chanel and ranging from product development work with Macy’s private label brands, where I gained a strong understanding of fabric and production, to ModCloth’s dedicated in-house PR team, I am an energetic and enthusiastic Fashion Marketing professional with a passion for trend forecasting, product placement, media relations, partnerships and celebrity/entertainment outreach.  Outside of my normal 9-5, I am an experienced personal stylist working with clients like the Pittsburgh Steelers, for their Steelers Style Fashion Show. I can also be found blogging at sparkleeveryday.tumblr.com & athletichic.com and as a board member at WearWoof.  My motto? “Life is too short to save your sparkles,sparkle every day!”


Christina Imberlina Stein

19984c9f-db78-446c-a927-7330c82c559ePersonal Stylist and Image consultant Christina (Stein) Imberlina has been bringing the world of fashion to her Pittsburgh clients for over four years. Christina’s work has been seen on billboards, magazines and local charity fashion shows. With her fresh approach to styling, Christina’s ability to simultaneously predict trends, and transcend them, has solidified her presence in an ever-changing industry.  To contact Christina for styling appointments or to view some of her work please visit her website at www.christinajstein.com , and you can find her on Instagram @stylebychristina


ccd402f7-5047-4eb9-bd18-9db899a8bf90Shawna Solomon

Owner Shawna Solomon originally started Exotic Hush as an online lingerie site in 2010. She started the business as a way to generate extra income but soon realized that she had a knack for sales. As the business and her love of fashion grew she added clothing and accessories. Exotic Hush Boutique opened its first brick and mortar
location in Pittsburgh in April 2015. The boutique offers a variety of choices for the discerning fashionista Offering clothing and accessories that will make heads turn and keep customers coming back. The boutique also offers fashion & wardrobe styling
services for customers headed out to a special event or for stylists to present to their clients. Styling clients such as Tina Campbell(Mary Mary) and recently styling local artist in the D.C, Cleveland and Atlanta area, she is building her Fashion Empire. Priding
herself on keeping up with the trends, Shawna makes sure each client is completely satisfied.  The Boutique, located on Pittsburgh’s Eastside of town is making its mark in Pittsburgh.
The boutique won the 2014 Bella Award for “Best Boutique” and is nominated ‘Best Boutique 2015” for StyleWeek Pgh. Exotic Hush graced the runway at Pittsburgh Fashion Week in 2014 and again in the 2015 show. In 2016 Shawna, took her fashion
and expertise on the road with the Hush Fashion Tour .Visit the store at 1849 Montier Street Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Online http://www.ExoticHush.com To book Shawna for styling
visit http://www.ShawnaSolomon.com


Niki Whittle

ee61d7ac-e599-44a8-889e-dcdb3553e50bNiki Whittle, is an established British personal stylist with over 10 years’ experience.  In 2014, she brought her Brit style to Pittsburgh, expanding her business and client base to cover both the UK and the USA.  She prides herself on providing a positive and life changing experience that rejuvenates client’s closets, style and confidence, whether that’s reinvigorating and unlocking the potential in their existing closet through a closet consultation, or building and developing their look through personal shopping.  Niki works with each client to discover and develop their unique style, arming them with the tools and knowledge needed to develop their personal style, look fantastic and feel confident, and insists on working independently from retailers to ensure she can provide honest, impartial advice in a friendly and pressure-free environment rather than being incentivised to do so.  She shares simple styling tips and down to earth shopping advice to help maximize your budget and closet on her style blog http://www.stylestudsandlace and is about to launch her first collection of luxury scarves http://www.nikiwhittledesigns.com.  To find out more about her Styling services, visit her website http://www.nikiwhittle.com


Sonita Bell

1fdefbf1-8e75-4bdf-a9e4-02c80a413921Sonita’s was founded by Sonita Bell in 2005. Sonita’s vision for her company is to ensure that women of all sizes, cultures, and ethnicity’s feel beautiful and confident . Sonita studied Business Management at Point Park University and has been styling since 2010. She has used the skills she has learned to help make women look and feel their best. As a stylist she designs a classy , unique and edgy look to your wardrobe. Sonita hand picks each item and works with aspiring jewelry makers, including jewelry and apparel companies to ensure you have a personal touch. Sonita specializes in Styling. Photoshoot Design and Accessories.