Vote Now For The 2017 Style Awards!

styleawards-1styleawardsiiii-1The 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 at ALLOY 26, Friday, August 18, 2017.

Now here’s your chance to vote for the best in fashion, innovation, business, and the arts! Voting ends Friday July 28th!  Vote now!  Multiple voting daily


 

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.


Nominations are now closed.  Thank you for voting


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

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

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 – 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.

Vote HERE


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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Aretha Melanie Boyd

 

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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Meet The Nominees – BEST INDIVIDUAL STYLE

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


BEST INDIVIDUAL STYLE


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 (www.cancercaring.org) 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

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Binay Geathers -Freelance Model / CEO ProBantuStyle

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Meet the Nominees – FASHION & LIFESTYLE BLOGGER 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.

 

Vote HERE!


FASHION &  LIFESTYLE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR


Debbie Stinedurf – Fashion Fairy Dust 

Debbie Stinedurf Fashion Fairy Dust

A few tidbits about me:
I’m the self-proclaimed queen of mixing casual and dressy.
I’ve never met two (or more) prints that I didn’t think I could mix.
I have more graphic tees than any one person should own…the same goes for boyfriend jeans and statement necklaces.
I believe the addition of a “third piece” is what makes an outfit special.
I can’t live without coffee.
Nor can I live without dogs. I have 4 and would have 100 if my husband would agree to it.
I love 80’s music and will sing Def Leppard, The Bangles and Cheap Trick songs at the top of my lungs in the car.
I’m obsessed with anything Apocalypse related~movies, books, t.v. shows. Yes, I have a strange and twisted mind.
I do all of my own photography for the blog.
I’m also obsessed with the weather and track storms like a maniac.


Tori Mistick – WearWagRepeat

tORIOn WearWagRepeat.com Tori blogs about creating a more beautiful life with dogs. Inspired by her two chocolate labs, Lola and Lucy, Tori loves to experiment with dog friendly recipes, and work on DIY projects around her home. Each month, she hosts the Girl’s Best Friend Link Party for style bloggers and their dogs, which gets participation from around the country. In addition to blogging, Tori works as a social media consultant for local retailers and is the Coordinator of the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce.


Emily Kilgore – Fast Fashionista


Kimberly Allera – Yes! Wear That

yeswearthatBeing a creative at heart, it was a natural choice for Kimberly to study fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she honed her skills in merchandising, store management, and visual displays. Over the past several years, she developed a love for wedding and event planning and obtained her MBA degree with a concentration in Sports, Art, and Entertainment. Kimberly believes that her background in fashion translates perfectly into events where an eye for design, color, and style is so important. Having planned weddings, corporate conferences, non-profit fundraisers, and other social gatherings, Kimberly is well-versed in what it takes to pull off a memorable event. She began her blog, Yes, Wear That! as a way to explore her love for writing and fashion and showcase some of her event work. She loves being able to promote Pittsburgh’s growing fashion scene. She’s mom to a rescue pup and if she finds spare time, loves to read, exercise, and try new restaurants!


Lisa Freeman – Style Examiner Pittsburgh

lisafreemanA life long Pittsburgh resident, Lisa Wagner-Freeman began her career in fashion modeling for Gimbels, Joseph Hornes, and Carl Herrmann Inc. At 17 She became a sales associate at Carl Herrmanns, with a professional relationship that has lasted to present. Lisa’s diverse fashion background includes management positions at Cache, Lillie Rubin,and Chanel Cosmetics. She was also the evening wear specialist at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bridal Specialist at Bridal Beginning. Ms. Freeman is being honored this year with an induction into the Pittsburgh Fashion Week Hall of Fame, for her contribution to fashion in Pittsburgh.


Zoë Namey – Zoë With Love

black-and-white-zoewithlove.me_-2Zoë With Love is an inspired lifestyle blog. Here, you’ll find fresh, feminine fashion and home decor for the stylish millennial mom.


 

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Ashley Pletcher – Afternoon Espresso: A Life and Style Blog

4321385a-fdf0-48a5-a21e-5e90d8551e8eAshley is the curator and founder of Afternoon Espresso, a lifestyle blog powered by coffee that focuses on fashion, travel, beauty, home decor, and a monthly cupcake creation. As a graduate of Business Administration in Accounting, Ashley is able to combine her love for fashion and creativity with her business insight. Afternoon Espresso aims to inspire daily readers with affordable, wearable fashion trends, beauty products, and travel adventures. When Ashley is not blogging she enjoys spending time with her two fur babies, Wrigley and Bentley.


Chancelor Humphrey – Keep Pittsburgh Dope

4fb0374b-7f2f-48d9-ae3d-01b80c030395Chancelor Humphrey is the founder/photographer of the Instagram page @KeepPittsburghDope. Where he captures and showcases life(style) and creative from Pittsburgh and beyond.