On the Scene
A MASTER'S TOUCH:
Master makeup consultant William Squire touched up Honolulu photographer Mary Ann Changg during the "Champagne Shopping Night" at Chanel Waikiki April 25. Squire, who is based in Los Angeles, was flown in by Chanel to do makeup demonstrations with lucky shoppers at the event
SACHI SHOPS CHANEL:
Sachi Braden enjoyed the quiet of Chanel Waikiki's third-floor Boutique Salon as she talked with fashion experts Dale Young, left, and Kensei during "Champagne Shopping Night." The event was a warm-up for "Tea at Halekulani," a fundraiser for the American Red Cross, on Sunday. Kensei has donated a three-strand necklace made of amethyst and 14-karat gold to the silent auction to be part of the Halekulani event. Other items up for bid include admission to the Paris premiere of the Chanel Spring/Summer Ready to Wear 2007 collection in October.
A BIG NIGHT FOR NA KAMA:
Guitarist Brian Mersberg of Na Kama, center, greeted Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, left, and Kim Taylor Reece at the CD release party for Na Kama's third album, "Kamakolu," at Sam Choy's Breakfast Lunch & Crab April 26. Kauakahi was a Hawaiian-language consultant for the album. Reece, who is holding a copy of the CD, did most of the photography.
TWO GENERATIONS NO. 1:
Danny Naipo, left, Na Kama's acoustic bassist, welcomed John Koko, his charismatic counterpart in the Makaha Sons, to the party. The album is Naipo's first as a member of Na Kama, and he is stepping forward as the witty emcee of the trio's live performances. Naipo did an excellent job emceeing the party and miniconcert at Sam Choy's.
TWO GENERATIONS NO. 2:
Eric Lee, left, guitarist and founding member of Na Kama, celebrated with Jerome Koko, one of the Makaha Sons' guitarists and also a founding member of the Sons' predecessor group, the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau. Na Kama is following the Sons' example in bringing Hawaiian music to a younger generation.
KIT MAKES HIS POINT:
Veteran recording studio engineer Kit Ebersbach, right, shared a story with Danny Naipo, center, while Hailama Farden enjoyed the heavy pupus. Ebersbach co-engineered the album; Farden co-wrote the liner notes.