Deida Bourne, left, and Marilyn Trankle
Friendly fashion plates make statement at Symphony Ball
always wears a dazzling gown to fundraising balls, and the creation she wore at last Saturday's Symphony Ball was another prize-winner. She describes it as a Tadashi
with net overlay, draped in Grecian style. Oookay, but, in my humble fashion critique, she was outdone by Deida Bourne's
couture number by Victor Costa
. Well, not exactly outdone. The gown originally belonged to Marilyn. Ah, the world of fashion intrigue. "I donated the Victor Costa dress to 'Act II,' a Hawaii Opera Theatre fashion show and benefit held last month," Marilyn said. "Deida modeled the wool crepe gown with taffeta pouf sleeves and a taffeta demi-train, accented with a large bow, and purchased it at the event," Marilyn said. "Deida and I are great friends. She's always said she wanted to shop my closet, and now she has!" Deida says Costa has been one of her favorite designers for 30 years. "He tries to make women look like the woman they want to be," she said. "Can't beat black or the classic line of a long sheath. The dress makes anyone look tall and curvy. Add a touch of taffeta for elegance" ...
ONWARD: Blade shavers who are fed up with those cuts, nicks and scrapes might find it wise to visit the Ala Moana Tori Richard store June 12-13. Free deluxe shaves by master barber Michael Felton will be offered. Tori Richard CEO Josh Feldman will be first in line, planning to give Felton a test with his tough 5 o'clock shadow. Call 949-5858 to reserve a spot while they last ...
Hawaiian swing-era musicians remembered
THE JUNE 6 "Mele No Ka Oi" jazz concert at Windward Community College's Paliku Theatre will bring back the sounds of Hawaiian swing-era musicians. Promoter Abe Weinstein
says legendary slack-key guitarist-singer Gabby Pahinui
was one of them before he went fully into Hawaiian music. Performers in the concert include Mihana Souza, Gabe Baltazar, John Kolivas, Brickwood Galuteria, Brittni Paiva, Kawika Kahiapo, Scotty Hoheno
and Aaran Aranita
. Call Weinstein at 941-9974 for more info ... The Oakland Raiderettes, members of "Football's Fabulous Females," took photos at the Hilton Waikoloa Village this week for their 2007 swimsuit calendar ...
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