Hawaii Diary
Michelle Ramos

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Partying with Honolulu’s
best-dressed and under-dressed

About 60 people, 90 percent women and 10 percent lucky men, attended a lingerie party Saturday afternoon, held just in time for Valentine's Day shopping. The event hosted by Lulu Lackey in Portlock, also featured food from Formaggio's and plenty of wine and spirits ... Honolulu's best-dressed all turned Chinese for one night to help the Wo clan of C.S. Wo celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year. Guests enjoyed fortune telling and gourmet appetizers and desserts from Kelvin Ro and Shane Matsutani of Diamond Head Market & Grill, and Diane Nazarro and students of Windwrd Community College, before being treated to a fashion show by Shanghai Tang, coordinated by Susan Fried, with models turned out in Peking opera-style makeup created by Machi Makeup and Hair. ... Staying with fashion, Lorna Brown's hat workshop was a success earlier this month. "The creativity was incredible," Brown said. "I'm not sure who got more out of it, me or them." The hats will be displayed at the Stitchery & Fibre Arts Guild meeting March 2 at The Academy Art Center at Linekona. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. but the room, on the first floor, Beretania end, will be open from 6 p.m. ... Getting booed can be a good thing. That's what happened when Mark McCrory took his final bows on opening night of Hawaii Opera Theatre's "Susannah." McCrory played the bad guy, itinerant preacher Olin Blitch, who betrays Susannah's (a stellar Kelly Cae Hogan) trust by seducing her at her lowest moment. The last performance is at 7:30 p.m. today ...

Way to go!

Local pro surfers Garrett McNamara and Ikaika Kalama have signed on with Sobe/No Fear and will be featured in a print ad campaign sometime this year. ... Dr. Wes Young, a photojournalist who fences with Salle Honolulu in Hawaii, got his fencing story and photos published in American Fencing magazine's Winter publication. ... Six women were honored with awards by the Junior League of Honolulu for their work and leadership in the community. They were Leburta Gates Atherton (Laura N. Dowsett Award); Marcie Purdy (Provisional Award); Cheryl Hetherington (Active Award); Barbara Pleadwell (Community Service Award); Tracy Jones (Special Recognition Award); and Cherye Pierce (Sustainer Taking as Active Role Award). ...

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