On the Scene
A ‘Crazy Beautiful’ Anniversary
IT'S GOOD TO BE PROMPT:
Inae Bloom, left, Lacy Matsumoto, Christa Wittmier and Malia Surrell arrived in time to get a good table as SMART Magazine and Thoai Tran Nguyen celebrated Crazy Beautiful's first anniversary at Restaurant Row on Wednesday. The party for the cozy boutique was so big that it took over the entire Row Bar. Guests enjoyed complimentary heavy pupus, music by Byron the Fur, prize drawings and a fashion show previewing new Fighting Eel designs for fall.
MARK CHECKS IT OUT:
Mark Chittom ducked into Crazy Beautiful with Kelly Phu.
A GOOD YEAR:
Sarah Honda, left, editor of SMART Magazine, congratulated Crazy Beautiful owner Thoai Tran Nguyen on the anniversary.
MATTY'S NIGHT OFF:
Kayce Matsuoka persuaded her boyfriend, Matty "Matty Boy" Hazelgrove, to take a night off for the party.
VOTE FOR GRANDPA:
Always fashionable Kaleikina Akaka was wearing a "Women for Akaka" scarf when she made the scene with Derin DeRego.
FREE IS GOOD!:
Darah Dung, left, and her sister, Denby Dung, were among the smart shoppers who arrived on time. The earrings Darah and Denby are holding are anniversary gifts they received for shopping during the party.
Tracy Elkind, center, enjoyed the event with gal pals Renee McGowan, left, and Kinsey Karnes. Elkind said she found lots of things she liked in the store and then saw other tempting items during the Fighting Eel fashion show.
BLACK IS TIMELESS:
Chrissy Naruo, left, and Megan Lorenzo were fabulous in basic black. Naruo, an accomplished community theater actress and dancer in high school, is back from college for the summer. She says she's "working, and working on my tan."