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.



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 – 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.


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 & 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 , 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 To book Shawna for styling

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  To find out more about her Styling services, visit her website

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.


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.



Marian McCann

050eb570-116e-46d6-afb6-4ea89caa32c9Marian McCann,flew 20 years as an Int’l Flight Attendant for TWA/ American Airlines,and owned South Side Kids Boutique before she became involved in Television, and movie projects in 2007 to the present.  She has Co-Chaired,Co-Hosted, and continues fundraising for… TWA Flight 800 Memorial, Aviation Museum,McCann Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Teen floor, Lung Bleb awareness ,Charity Fashion shows,and a final fundraiser for 4 Paws for Turner.  Marian McCann strongly supports Talent and the Arts, local business, and community events.

Rebecca Whitlinger

Photo: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Photo: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rebecca Whitlinger has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, Inside Edition and in PEOPLE mag, proving that you CAN wear a bridesmaid dress again. Her gold sequin gown from a 1988 wedding was destined to remain in the closet until she decided if she couldn’t wear it ANYWHERE, she’d wear it EVERYWHERE and take the pictures to prove it. Photo ops have included wearing it for driver’s license and passport photos, voting, scuba diving, Pittsburgh Steelers locker room locally and outside of the city including on a camel in Morocco, under the Eiffel Tower and at Machu Picchu in Peru. As the director of Pittsburgh’s Cancer Caring Center ( she created a Bridesmaid fundraiser for 4 years with all proceeds benefiting the Center and she donated a portion of her book proceeds from “Always a Bridesmaid – 89 Ways to Recycle That Gown”. The dress still fits (breathing optional), and serves as an ideal cushion for breakables when she travels.

Suzanne Mauro

d07201ba-3fb7-4ac7-83bb-b1f58ec43b32Suzanne Mauro AICI, (Suz), is a fashion & media stylist, webcaster, blogger, author, style editorial contributor, producer, on-air fashion editor, fashion instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a mentor for fashion teen boards and a member of Fashion Group International New York. She has over 20 years in the fashion industry.  She inspires, motivates and captivates audiences with her expert of fashion design and styling and has
provided visual styling for Nordstrom Stores, Simon Malls, H & M Stores and area boutiques in the Pittsburgh region.
Suz has worked with many organizations in the Pittsburgh region like, UPMC, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, Bayer Corp., CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center, Dress For Success, Steeltown Entertainment & many more.  She works with entertainment and business individuals, local organizations, hospitals and universities, news anchors and television personalities and provides fashion friendly workshops
and knowledge.

“True Style Defines You and Is The Signature Style That Expresses Who You Are”
Suz Mauro

Amanda Bossi

443668fd-c80c-4267-8494-f00da480478cHair and Makeup Artist at Salon Boutique in Jeannette, as well as a Hair and Makeup Artist for Flash Photography and Boudoir Studio






Tara Fay Coleman – Store manager of Social Status East Liberty location













Binay Geathers -Freelance Model / CEO ProBantuStyle



#IAMSTYLE Campaign

A few weeks back, Style Week Pittsburgh launched its #iamstyle campaign, which along with our mission for Style Week Pittsburgh, is to highlight the diverse people of Pittsburgh doing exceptional work to make our city better, impacting the region’s growth and sustainability.

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Call for Nominations: 2016 Style Awards

Style Week Pittsburgh™ is seeking Nominations for the 2016 Style Awards. The Style Awards honors the leading women and men in fashion, business, and the arts for their outstanding accomplishments.

Style Week Pittsburgh’s Ambassadors and Board Members will select winners based on a number of criteria including the nominee’s merit, accomplishments, strength of nominations, and supplemental information submitted.

Please submit any supplemental documents such as resumes and portfolios to and include the nominee’s name in the subject header.

Submit your nominations here. Nominations end on May 31, 2016 and the winners will be announced at the 4th Annual Style Week Pittsburgh Style Awards.

Previous Style Awards honorees include Renee Piatt, Harris Ferris, Demeatria Boccella, Stephanie Taylor, Diana Misetic, Philip Pelusi Salons, Studio RAW, Vanessa German, Vanessa Doss, Jackee Ging, LaMont Jones, Bridgette Perdue, Leigh Solomon-Pugliano, and Debbie Norrell.

For more information, please visit and our page on Facebook.

Call for Fashion Designers

Fashion-designers-sketchb-008Style Week Pittsburgh, the year’s most highly anticipated multi-day fashion event, returns for its 3rd year on August 12th -16th. Armed with a mission to raise the profile of fashion focused brands both in the region and beyond, this stellar week of fashion events will be the talk of the city!

All Featured Fashion Designers will gain the opportunity to introduce their brands to fashion editors, buyers, bloggers, and fashion enthusiasts in addition to being part of a national marketing and promotional campaign. Last year, Style Week Pittsburgh received over 10 million media impressions.

The deadline to secure your spot is May 30, 2015.  Limited slots are available.

If you have any questions, please email or call (412) 294-9892.