I first met Nathan James over 20 years ago! WOW. We met when we were sixth graders at Rogers CAPA middle school. We took academic and arts classes together; we were Theater Majors. We starred in a revival of Little Shop of Horrors and learned the Stanislavski method from teachers like; Mr. Pona and Mr. Parsons. We did improv, we laughed, we cried and then … Continue reading Actor (and my homeboy) Nathan James Brings One-Man Show to Pittsburgh
When I first heard that FashionAFRICANA was bringing world-renowned model Bethann Hardison in for their new Speakers Series; I was beyond excited! Ms. Hardison is one of my personal Sheros’ – not only is she a badass on the runway, but she is a fashion activist, and has been advocating for models of color for over 4 decades. She’s also the mother of actor Kadeem Hardison … Continue reading FashionAFRICANA Brings Legendary Fashion Activist Bethann Hardison to The Frick Pittsburgh
Have you ever wondered about the history of underwear? I mean we all (well most of us) wear some type of undergarments with our clothing. I can remember my grandmother buying me my first panty girdle; I was in the 5th grade! From your first bra, to your first pair of Spanx – underwear plays a major part in fashion. This fall, the Frick Pittsburgh … Continue reading Get “Undressed” – Exhibition Unveils the History of Fashion in Underwear
One of my all time favorite Broadway shows is The Wiz! I love watching the throwback movie from 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, but when NBC premiered The Wiz Live last year I was over the moon! The hair, the makeup, the costumes – everything was beyond fabulous! I would have never thought in a million years that I would be able to … Continue reading FashionAFRICANA Presents, Costumes of the Wiz Live!
Over the weekend, FashionAFRICANA presented its annual global celebration of Design, Dance and Music at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. This special evening of fashion, beauty and culture included a runway fashion presentation featuring FashionAFRICANA models and custom designs by Diana Misetic, Gina Mazzotta Millinery, live performances by The Duke Quintet, Anita Levels and Kizomba Feeling Pittsburgh. The amazing makeup was done by Linda Webster and … Continue reading CitySTYLE Celebrates With FashionAFRICANA
The Steel City has STYLE! CitySTYLE was on the search for some of the best StreetSTYLE, during the 4th annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and it wasn’t hard to find some fabulous style! Take a look at our StreetSTYLE gallery and tell us, what’s your favorite. Continue reading StreetSTYLE – Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival: Jazz, Culture and STYLE!
CitySTYLE was front row and center for the most FAB celebration of African inspired art, culture, fashion and beauty; FashionAfricana. The ladies of CitySTYLE talk to artist Mario Epanya about his latest exhibit and his famous Vogue Africa covers. Pittsburgh based designer Jazz Jackson was also in the house to celebrate with FashionAfricana founders, Demeatria Boccella and Darnell McLaurin. Fashion, Music and Culture! Continue reading FashionAfricana Presents Glamazonia
Fashion and style met iconic cinema for the 12th Annual FashionAFRICANA celebration. It was a tribute to actor Bill Nunn and the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s ground breaking film; Do the Right Thing, starring Nunn as Radio Raheem. The night featured a special collection by designer Kiya Tomlin and jewelry by Jeffery Smith. Here’s a look at CitySTYLE’s exclusive backstage pass, with all the … Continue reading CitySTYLE, FashionAFRICANA 12th Annual Celebration – Tribute to Bill Nunn & Do the Right Thing