Face Mask Makers In The 412

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.

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Operation Face Mask

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.

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Alaje Fashion

Masks are available in both adult and children sizes. Shipping is also available.

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Shawna Mitchell

Masks are and sold individually or by the pack. Two styles are available.

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Sofiya Mozley

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Ujamaa Collective

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!

Be Well!

How To Make Your Own Coronavirus Face Mask

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

Artist Relief Grants For Creatives Affected By Corona Virus Pandemic

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.

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Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists joined forces to form a coalition of national arts grantsmakers to benefit Artist Relief, a fund that will provide rapid, unrestricted $5,000 relief grants to artists who are facing financial emergencies due to the impact of coronavirus.

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Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant

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.

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Artist Relief Project

Artists in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance from this relief fund.

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Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.

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The Blues Foundation HART Fund

The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

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The Creator Fund

ConvertKit has established a fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already received more applications than they have funding, but encourage creators to still apply.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

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.

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The Photographer Fund

Format has put together a $25,000 relief fund designed to help photographers facing financial difficulties during the outbreak. The fund offers $500 per person.

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Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

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.

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Holiday Shopping Guide 2019

Holiday Shopping Guide 2019

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

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

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

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.

Holographic Coin/Beauty Bag

Clarissa Clirsa Boutique’s mission 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 PGH is 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.

Meet the 2017 #IAMSTYLE Influencers

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In the Photo: Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder-Wadria Taylor, Lana Neumeyer, Suzanne Mauro, J Barlow, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Gerry Florida, Dr. Patricia Sheahan Sarah Jane Sindler, David Alan, Maria Caruso, Valeria Green, Bear Brandegee Erin Drischler, Brett Staggs © Chelsea Alberti

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

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Lana Neumeyer

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Suzanne Mauro

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J Barlow

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Gisele Barreto Fetterman

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Gerry Florida

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Dr. Patricia Sheahan

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Sarah Jane Sindler

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David Alan

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Maria Caruso

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Eric D’Ambrogio

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Valeria Green

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Bear Brandegee

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Erin Drischler and Jordan Tomb

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J.D. Douglas

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Brett Staggs

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Kelauni Cook

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Richard DeShantz

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“10 to Watch in 2017”

“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.


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