Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My artist is better than your...

It was January 1, 2009. Bitter cold outside and not many on Butler St by foot. A six year old artist was drawing and creating in SUGAR and decided to set up shop. There he was, drawing, displaying and merchandising his art. This child is far from shy. In walks a group of two guys and two gals. " Hi! My name is ___", he says, "want to see my art?" "Of course" they replied. The family bought three pieces and the rest is history.

HappyArt! Created by a six year old boy, and printed locally in Lawrenceville, by Michael Devine of Zombo Gallery. These tee shirts are just what they are named, HappyArt. Each design made from love and the passion only a child can bring. Printed on organic cotton tees by Alternative Apparel and Article 1, HappyArt is a stylish women's tee shirt line ( currently available in three styles ), affordable ( only $28 ) and environmentally and locally conscience.

When asked "What are you going to be when you grow up? An Artist?" This little one, sasses right back- eyes rolling- " I already am and artist, I'm going to be a scientist!"

HappyArt, only available at SUGAR!
PS. there are a few men's sizes too :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

AngelRox in flight!

Style,comfort and versatility all in one garment?! That's just what she did! Roxi Sugar ( cute right? ) creator of AngelRox, creates this eco-friendly fashion line, AngelRox! Hand-made in Brooklyn, AngelRox is where style meets comfort to the extreme. The Wrap is handmade from bio-degradable materials and can be worn about a hundred different ways. Wear as a dress, a skirt, top and shrug. The options are endless. Perfect for travel, The Wrap keeps you warm on a plane, and the wrinkles fall out of it. Wear over jeans and a tee in the fall or alone as a dress in the summer. The Wrap is the perfect wardrobe essential! Available in black, olive, red and teal. All theses uses for only $158! AngelRox has just landed, only at SUGAR!
ps. it comes with directions!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Love your HOOD!

This Saturday only, stop in SUGAR and meet the local designer that has given a tag line to many Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Julia DiNardo will be on hand with Neighbor Teaze as well as other items she creates such as mugs and tote bags. Julia will also be mixing and mingling with you and talking about her newest hood to grace the tee market. Have and idea for your hood? Stop in and meet Julia and tell her about it. Neighbor Teaze, this Saturday, August 15, 2009 from 11-2, at SUGAR!
*for SUGAR Scoop and blog readers only; buy three teaze and get a Prosciutto & Melon tote bag for FREE!!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

oh Karina...

Ladies, have you ever found that perfect dress? That dress that can be worn in the hot months with sandals and carried into the fall months with boots and a jean jacket? How about a dress that is completely travel friendly, leaving you with zero wrinkles when packed into a small travel bag? Well now you have. SUGAR welcomes "Designs by Karina". Karina Cousineau, is a designer from Brooklyn and got it just right when she came up with her designs. Creating a line that fits every woman just right, age 18-80 and every shape and size. Karina's dress are one size fits most and made from exclusive limited run fabrics hand-made in New York. From working during the day into playing through the night, her dresses starting at $138-$158, will keep you feeling beautiful!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sunday's Best!

This Sunday, instead of sitting around with nothing to do, come on down to Lawrenceville, grab some brunch at Dozen or Coca and stop in SUGAR! Straight from Chicago comes a women's contemporary line that will for sure get you either through the last month of summer and definitely into the beginnings of fall. Vfish is the newest indie line to hit the Pittsburgh fashion scene. At the trunk show, Stacey the line representative will be showing end of season wares as well as Fall, all on SALE! Who ever thought you could get Fall wares on SALE?! Vfish is a chic line that has flirty elements using modal and supima cotton, with all the structure an urban gal needs. Stop in SUGAR on Sunday from 11-4pm, have a little champagne and feed your closet some Vfish!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jewelry With Soul

lizzy flanagan is an artist, entrepreneur, and a texture junky. she launched pieces of a girl in 2002 after eight months of strategic planning and a lifetime of daydreaming about a career made of her own creativity.

pieces of a girl jewelry is made by hand in lizzy's new england studio using fresh, lovely stones and pearls, fancy findings and glorious etched pendants. the designs are simple but detailed, and supremely wearable.

lizzy takes thematic approach to her designs using symbols of good fortune, love and luck!

pieces of a girl now available at SUGAR!

coin cluster earrings: $42; coin/leaf necklace $58

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

IronNiece and SUGAR!

Let's just say, WOW! Ladies, how many of you have grown up hoping one day you could actually be Barbie? Last Friday at Alter bar I had my shot, and rocked it! The fashion show was "out of the box" celebration of Barbie's fiftieth anniversary. There was a Barbie dream house, Barbie music, all things pink and every Barbie you could ever dream up on one stage. I must say though, I was super fortunate to be wearing the custom made couture of IronNiece. Kari Kramer of IronNiece is more than a designer in my opinion, she makes dreams come true. Kari lives in Pittsburgh and creates one-of-a kind dresses and garments that have jaws dropping at every glance. Perfect for black tie, gala's or just a night out with the girls. Though IronNiece isn't always available at SUGAR, you can find out more about Kari and what she can do for your next big night ( or dreams ) by contacting me at or comment to my blog.
Thanks so much!
SUGAR boutique hours: Tues 11-6 Wed and Thurs 11-7 Friday and Sat 11-6 Sunday 12-3
3703 Butler Street; Lawrenceville

Monday, August 3, 2009

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the Boutique...

Welcome to SUGAR boutique! SUGAR is a boutique located in the hip Pittsburgh neighborhood of Lawrenceville. Over the years SUGAR has dedicated herself to showcasing interesting one-of-a-kind wares, hand-made from around the world. In a nut shell, it's freaking cool. Unique isn't really giving it justice. These independent designers featured are the nuts and bolts of fashion today. They are creating the style and design element that you will later see rocking the red carpets and run-ways around the world. What makes them more than special is they do it first. What makes SUGAR special is I have the great opportunity to be able to show them, sell them and wear them! Stop in SUGAR and see what's new in the fashion world. Not only will you get to select something to sweeten up your closet, but you get personal service and fashion advice by yours truly.

This is my first blog of many to come. Please visit me often to see what's new and great at SUGAR. Please feel free to offer any advice or keep me posted on what you would like to see at SUGAR or any comments you may have.

I hope to see you soon!