10 to Watch in 2017

STYLE WEEK PITTSBURGH N°5

15202714_10104124447585913_8219416439674927455_nLast month, Style Week Pittsburgh held a Holiday Fashion Mixer at V Lounge to celebrate a fabulous year in fashion and to recognize 10 talents to watch in the new year. These individuals are making a lot of progress in their respective fields and we predict that 2017 is the year that they’re going to break out.

Meet the 10 to watch in 2017:

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dsd_6830 Tori Mistick, Lifestyle Blogger

dsd_6826 Councilwoman Marita Garrett

dsd_6842 Mars Jackson, Rapper

dsd_6837 Melissa Frost, Owner of Frost Finery

dsd_6836 LoRen Knight, Singer

DSD_6852.JPG Kelly Frost, VP of Inspiring Lives Magazine (in the middle)

Not pictured are Danielle Green who was recognized for launching Supreme Beauty Bar; Portia Foxx who was recognized for her accomplishments in Broadcast Journalism; and Michele Garris who was recognized for successfully launching Pure Skin Care Pittsburgh.

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Fashion designer Leesa Kassler is flanked by models Tesha Lovelace and…

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Style & Steel was founded in 2007 by Wadria Taylor, M.B.A. Originally from Jamaica by way of Brooklyn, New York, Wadria moved to Pittsburgh in 2002 to attend the University of Pittsburgh and fell in love with the city’s potential.

Wadria is also the founder of Style Week Pittsburgh, an annual multi-day event launched in 2013 that promotes the arts and fashion.

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Fashions of Diana Misetic at the 3rd Annual Style Week Pittsburgh “Cut & Sewn” at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

To date, Style & Steel’s work has been recognized in several media publications including: Pittsburgh Business Times, The Pittsburgh Post GazetteNew Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, The City Paper, Maniac Magazine and Whirl Magazine. Additionally, she was honored as a New Pittsburgh Courier “40 Under 40” awardee and was recently nominated for the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards. Wadria received a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carlow University.


In the Community

Style & Steel continually seeks opportunities to serve others both locally and abroad. In Durban, South Africa, Style & Steel’s founder has worked with the Collegiate YMCA leading capacity development initiatives and in Jamaica (her native homeland) with Great Shape.

Style Week Pittsburgh also extends its mission to the community by partnering with non-profit organizations that focus on the empowerment of women and girls, presenting opportunities and programming to increase awareness of and support for the work that they do. To date, SWP has partnered with Gwen’s Girls, Strong Women, Strong Girls, and Dress for Success Pittsburgh.

Locally, Wadria serves on the Board of Directors of Working Diversity Inc., the only nonprofit in the Pittsburgh region that focuses on helping individuals and organizations create more diverse work environments. Recently, she was invited to the White House to discuss economic and public policies with President Barack Obama’s key Senior Officials.