Photo © Garry Garrison
Pittsburgh City Council declared August 17-20 2017 to be Style Week in Pittsburgh. A Proclamation was presented to Style Week Pittsburgh’s Founder, Wadria Taylor by Councilman, Daniel Lavelle. SWP ambassadors, Allegra Johnson, Donnella Drewery, Marian McCann, and award winning assemblage artist, Gerry Florida, one of the feature designers participating in SWP’s Opening Designer Fashion Show ‘Metamorphosis’ also joined Taylor to accept the proclamation.
Join Style Week Pittsburgh on Thursday, July 13th, 6-8pm for a Happy Hour Mixer hosted by Braddock Mayor John Fetterman and First Lady Gisele to celebrate the innovators and influencers selected for this years #IAMSTYLE campaign.
This networking event will celebrate the 18 influencers selected for the 2017 #IAMSTYLE campaign, and allows guests to get to know them and what they are doing in the arts, fashion, technology and business to enhance the Pittsburgh region at large.
The 2017 #IAMSTYLE Influencers are: Gisele Baretto Fetterman, Sarah Jane Sindler, Brett Staggs, Valeria Green, Dr. Patricia Sheehan, Richard DeShantz, Bear Brandagee, Gerry Florida, J. Daniel Barlow, Maria Caruso, David Alan, Eric O. D’Ambrogi, JD Douglas, Lana Neumeyer, Erin Drischler, Jordan Tomb, Suzanne Mauro, Kelauni Cook.
In the Photo: Wadria Taylor, Lana Neumeyer, Suzanne Mauro, J Barlow, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Gerri Florida, Dr. Patricia Sheahan Sarah Jane Sindler, David Alan, Maria Caruso, Valeria Green, Bear Brandegee Erin Drischler, Brett Staggs © Chelsea Alberti
As part of the campaign, you are invited 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. With music by Brett Staggs and DJ illeso.
RSVP by July 11th to email@example.com to receive the address for the event location.
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
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.
Last 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:
Miyah Knight, Model
Tori Mistick, Lifestyle Blogger
Councilwoman Marita Garrett
Mars Jackson, Rapper
Melissa Frost, Owner of Frost Finery
LoRen Knight, Singer
Kelly Frost, VP of Inspiring Lives Magazine (in the middle)
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!
Diane Withrow and Lisa Wagner Freeman
Fashion designer Leesa Kassler is flanked by models Tesha Lovelace and Jenny Lou who are wearing her designs.
Brazilian fashion designer Lana Neumeyer shown with one of her creations.
Darieth Chisholm and friends
Many thanks to Larrimor’s for sponsoring Swag Bags for the event and Ray Feather Photography for capturing some beautiful moments.
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.
Meet the Nominees – SALON OF THE YEAR
Society Men’s Grooming Lounge
At 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
Tenel 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.