Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Style Extra

Hairstylist inspired by Picasso

A work by Pablo Picasso has inspired a hair show Saturday at Club Clau in Over-the-Rhine. Tanya Tieman, owner of Tanya's Image and Wellness Salon on Hyde Park Square, came up with a new hair coloring technique after seeing the Picasso/Matisse show in New York in March.

"There were all these diamond shapes of different colors and tones in the background that made the woman in the foreground really stand out," she says.

After experimenting on a mannequin, she developed a coloring and cutting technique based on the diamond pattern. "It looks almost like feathering," she says.

Not a fan of ordinary runway fashion shows, she was impressed, however, by an international industry show she attended in July that featured professional dancers on the runway to showcase their hair.

"I thought 'I want to do that,' " she says.

One of her clients, Beverly Williams, is choreographing the event, which will include professional dancers and other clients who dance.

"It's part of the evening's regular activity, the kind of fun event where we're trying to get all kinds of folks to come see us," she says.

The event begins at 10 p.m. Information: 533-9400.

Pursenalities: Firm believers in purses with personality, real estate agents Paige Hackett and Kelly Vegh set up a tote shop at 3445 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, called PK Pursenalities. Clients choose a style, then a fabric and get a hand-sewn bag in three weeks. There are 16 styles and 180 fabrics to choose from. Prices range from $25 to $40 for coin purses, makeup bags and wallets; and from $60-$110 for purses. "The idea is that you pick out the bag that reflects your style and taste. You are part of the creative process," says Hackett.

Information: 321-4222.

Second Bella Donna: The smart women's shop in Glendale has opened a new store on Hyde Park Square. Owner Donna Wesselman is keeping the social occasion dresses (mother of the bride designs, prom, cocktail, bridesmaid and evening separates) in the Glendale store and moving sport and casual wear, including short dresses and evening clothes, to the new shop at 2732 Erie Ave. There will be a show featuring Rodrigo Otazu jewelry from Amsterdam ( a favorite of celebs) 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hyde Park store.

Information: 772-3377.

For brides: Jana Kolpen, author of The Secrets of Pistoulet, the inspiration for the new casual china from Pfaltzgraff, will be at the Lazarus-Macy's Bridal Event at noon Saturday at the Kenwood Towne Centre store. Pfaltzgraff's bridal director will present the dinnerware collection and Bride's magazine's merchandise editor will answer etiquette questions. Wedding service providers will also be on hand, and cosmetics experts will offer advice and set up appointments for wedding day beauty consultations.

Free. Reservations: 745-5242.

Lambertson Truex trunk show: University of Cincinnati grad John Truex, half of the Lambertson Truex team of leather designers, will be at a trunk show of the luxury line at 2700 Erie, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Hyde Park Square shop. Their classic line of leather goods, including handbags and accessories, is known for its contemporary, sleek design and luxe materials.

Information: 533-0042.

Aveda scholarship: Michelle Pearce of West Chester recently won the $10,000 scholarship to attend Aveda Frederic's Institute in Hyde Park during the first Natural Talent Scholarship Contest. The student at Olivet-Nazarene University in Chicago plans to begin in July 2004 after graduation. Twenty finalists were selected based on their responses to a questionnaire and essay as well as a before and after styling competition and an overall look that included hairstyle, makeup and dress. An additional $15,000 was divided among the 19 finalists.

Open house: Get a peek at what you'll see on the sidewalks when temperatures fall at LaMonae Boutique's autumn and winter preview 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 24. The new shop, at 3136 Losantiville Ave. in Pleasant Ridge, has been featured in Lucky magazine and will have manicures and refreshments all day. Information: 351-0383.

Wyoming fall fashions: A luncheon and fashion show by Bella Donna and Khakis is planned 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 8 by the Junior Woman's Club of Wyoming at the Manor House in Mason. Awards also will be given for volunteer spirit in the community. Funds from the event go to Bullying Prevention for Wyoming city school. $25. Reservations due by Oct. 25.

Information: 761-7263.

At the Alligator Purse: Alligator Purse, an upscale women's shop in Hyde Park is having a suit drive Oct. 23-25 for Dress for Success, a program that outfits low-income women for job interviews.

Customers who contribute work-appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories will get a 15 percent discount for the day at the store, 3516 Erie Ave. The discount can also be given as another contribution to Dress for Success.

Information: 871-6171.

Send information about salon, beauty, fashion or personal grooming events to Joy Kraft at least two weeks before the date by fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com.

Time travelers begin trips to riverfront
Some Tall Stacks souvenirs grow in value - eventually
Complete Guide to Tall Stacks

BatsToday: Three Strikes and You're Out
Bats Incredible" Home Page

Get to It: A guide to help make your day
He's dean of pop culture
What are you reading?
Local Lit: Offerings from local authors
Hairstylist inspired by Picasso
Director visits Playhouse
Best bets: What to watch tonight