Fashion FYI: Trunk show from Oakland designer set in Upper St. Clair
There will be trunk shows of Communion veils by designer Adriana Bellisario Cupelli of Accessories by Adriana, based in Oakland, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17, 18, 31 and Feb. 1 at Lullabye Landing at 1745 N. Highland Road in Upper St. Clair and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 to 25 at Rome Inspirations at 300 W. Park St. in Rochester. Cupelli, who sells all over the world, will be available for custom fittings at all shows.
Details: 412-851-6633 or 724-770-0100
MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg, will have a trunk show from Sincerity Bridal, a division of Justin Alexander Bridal, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18. Receive a 10 percent discount on the line during show days.
Details: 724-836-6626 or mbbride.com
WearWoof, an animal-welfare organization that operates a women’s-fashion resale shop in Ross, will present the Little Black Dress trunk show from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Willow restaurant, 634 Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township.
It will feature the best of the store’s jewelry and accessory collection with handmade pieces from local makers. The event will benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and WearWoof. Tickets are $50, $40 in advance.
Details: 412-315-5441 or wearwoof.org
Wedding flea market
The Pittsburgh Wedding and Event Flea Market will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Riverside Landings Banquet Hall and the Greek Orthodox Social Hall in Oakmont. It’s an event where guests can purchase gently used wedding items. Free. Find details on Facebook.
Mister Grooming & Goods, 4504 Butler St., Lawrenceville, will team with Steel City Beard and Mustache Club for a facial-hair education event from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23. There will be demonstrations and insights on everything from traditional wet shaving to styling and maintenance of mustaches, goatees and full beards. Tickets are $20, $15 in advance. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital.
Details: 412-326-5964 or mistergroomingandgoods.com
Dress for your rear view
Ill-fitting jeans shouldn’t come between you and great-looking glutes. Check the tag on denim for 70 percent cotton and 30 percent poly-spandex blend, says Paige designer Paige Adam-Gellers. “This combo will keep its shape longest.”
From InStyle, here are the blues that will make the best of your backside.
For plump bottoms: MiH. Cotton yarn is encircled with spring stretch fibers that bounce back stronger the harder they’re pulled. (mih-jeans.com)
For round bottoms: Paige. This tough stretch fabric stays taut through days in the office and nights on the dance floor, and then all over again. (Nordstrom.com)
For small bottoms: James. Clever back-pocket darts highlight the body’s natural curves, and a contoured waistband with a high-back rise creates the illusion of additional cushion (jamesjeans.us)
For flat bottoms: Siwy. The deep V-shaped seam along the back of the jeans hugs the body and perks up that pancake. (revolveclothing.com)
The opaque nude manicure is as trendy as a noncolor gets, says Allure magazine.
Pick your shade: Hold the bottle of polish up to a bottle of your foundation for a side-by-side comparison.
Do a double take: If the polish has even the slightest hint of yellow or gray, put it back on the shelf. “Yellowish shades make hands look sallow, and grayish beiges are drab, “ says manicurist Jenna Hipp. Skip anything with shimmer or a glittery or pearlescent finish — this manicure is supposed to look as smooth as patent leather.
Layer, layer, layer: For the most even application, “it’s better to do three light layers than two heavy ones, because globs are especially obvious on nudes,” says manicurist Elle Gerstein.
Make a sweeping gesture: Paint a curve along your cuticle first, then fill in the rest of your nail, says manicurist Jin Soon Choi. It creates a smooth border, whereas using all straight, vertical brushstrokes causes a zigzag edge.
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