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Fanfare: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation’s 3rd annual Diamonds and Denim on Market Sqaure

Tribune-Review
| Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:00 p.m
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Barbara Miller joined Carol Massaro and Sam Badger in the lounge during Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Gina Vensel and Julie Walsh attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Kelly Gates and Greg Barrett attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Artist Baron Batch and Alexandra Salerno attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Deb Wheeler and Greg Barrett attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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John and Karen Staley were early arrivals to Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Karla Contreras and Miguelina Javier attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Nina Gusmar attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Ashely Tesone, Tim Komen and Breeden Tesone attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Dr. Brian Carey sported shorts during Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Sandi Nicholas shimmered during Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Candice Ji attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Brenda Martin relaxed in the lounge during Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Sydney Blount and Misha Cannon chilled in the lounge during Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Michael and Lara Bentz attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Lyle and Laurel Odelien attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Brandi Kennedy and Jamie Lioon attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Marc Giosi and Heather Fazekas attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Sam Badger and Renee Williams stand in the lounge during Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Ram Bhavsar and Sumit Gupta attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Kylie Mascara attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Clyde Jones and Eric MacDonald attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Max Rickard attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Kevin and Allie McGowan were among the guests at Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.
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Simone Lignelli and Sloan Overstrom attended Diamonds and Denim on Market Square to benefit the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital Foundation, at Market Square, in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 25, 2016.

By the time a sold-out crowd of 500-plus arrived at the glistening white tents for Diamonds and Denim on Market Square, there was only one question left to answer.

“Where are my diamonds?” asked Claude Kronk before pointing to his wife, Laura. “In her ears!”

Every girl’s best friend wasn’t hard to come by during the Children’s Hospitalof Pittsburgh Foundation‘s June 25 soiree, where curious onlookers peered in to catch a glimpse of the monochromatic homage to Alexander McQueen that instantaneously had everyone looking around in wide-eyed wonder.

“I wanted this to be (like) New York Fashion Show. Everywhere, beams of light,” said Luxe Creative wunderkind MartinPotoczny.

While DJ Sam spun the beats, the gents offered explanations as to why they erred on the side of safe bets when it came to their chosen wardrobe ensembles.

“I was actually going to wear a diamond shirt but she wouldn’t let me,” said Michael Bentz, who chaired the event with his wife, Lara.

“Where in the world do you find a diamond shirt?” she laughed.

As the night went on, intrepid explorers overtook the dance floor while others remained on the fringe.

On the list were foundation prezGreg Barrett and his wife, Kelly Gates, honorary chairs Laurel and Lyle Odelein along with their daughter,TessaBreuner, Karen and John Staley, Tinsy Labrie, Renee Williams, Debbie and Mike Barbarita, Nancy and Nadav Baum, Mary Jo and Terry Dunlap, Sarah and Kevin Eddy, Dusty Kirk and Bill Caroselli, Simone and Greg Lignelli, Kathe andJim Patrinos, Brigette Pavlik and Bill Kolano, Amy Minter, Louise andJoseph Lohman, Joe and Lisa Gaydos, and Carolyn and Mark Snyder.

Proceeds benefited the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation.

Kate Benz is a Tribune-Review contributing writer. Send events to Fanfare@tribweb.com.

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