Style News: Spotlight on Spring

By Matthew Hacke | Photographs from Joseph Ribkoff, Michael Fornataro, Krewe

Sleek and Chic 

Joseph Ribkoff navy with white underlay top, $150; Joseph Ribkoff navy and white polka dot easy fit, fuller leg pant with side pockets, $164

If there’s one designer to put on your radar for spring, it’s Joseph Ribkoff. “This internationally renowned, Canadian designer’s pieces are not only on trend for spring, they’re just plain fun to wear,” says Arlene Tarn, owner of Shirley Shoppe in Beaver. Shirley Shoppe carries a wide selection of pieces from the designer, including everything from dresses to separates. “Joseph Ribkoff creates clothes to meet the multi-dimensional needs of every woman,” continues Tarn. Only a short drive from Pittsburgh International Airport, be sure to visit Shirley Shoppe before your next getaway and get your hands on the stunning Spring collection from the designer. Shirley Shoppe, 659 3rd St., Beaver. 724.774.5340.

Joseph Ribkoff white sheer geometric tone on tone layered top, $160; Joseph Ribkoff white trouser, $136

Tagged with Meaning

While crafting pieces in her Laguna Beach studio, jewelry designer Kate Mesta insures that no two designs are alike. Her hand-painted, hand-stamped dog tags are no exception, bringing a fun and unique addition to any wardrobe. Available locally at MoZaic Boutique, the necklaces offer inspiring messages, a pop of color that’s welcomed this time of year, and sometimes, a small charm for an extra special flare. Nancy Gilmore, owner of MoZaic Boutique, says, “I love that these pieces are not only one of a kind, but entail exquisitely unique artistry — from the painting to the stamping process.” MoZaic Boutique, 1597 Washington Pike A-13, Bridgeville. 412.275.3787.

Sensational Sunglasses

Nothing screams spring like a great pair of sunglasses, and Kristi Boutique in Aspinwall has you covered with a new line of stylish spectacles called KREWE. The New Orleans-based brand began as a way to celebrate and bring attention to the individuality and culture down in “The Big Easy.” “Each pair of sunglasses is inspired by the architecture of the city,” says Kristi Moss, owner of Kristi Boutique. “In fact, their most popular style, The St. Louis, was inspired by the cast-iron balconies found throughout the French Quarter.” Aside from their unique designs, the sunglasses also come equipped with an array of features such as a lifetime warranty, 24K gold hardware, and 100% UVA/UVB protection. Kristi Boutique carries the St. Louis, Conti, Huey, CL-10, Josephine, Toulouse, Breton, and Julia styles, but can special order other styles and colors upon request! Kristi Boutique, 339 1st St., Aspinwall. 412.782.2033.

Styles from Left to Right: Josephine, Breton, St. Louis, Cont, Breton, and Orleans. Prices range from $195-$355.

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