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Reyn Spooner has added more fabric options to its line, including a silk, left, and linen, right.
Fabric choices grow at Reyn Spooner
To mark its 50th anniversary, Reyn Spooner has added three new fabric offerings to its family of fine-quality aloha shirts.
A 100 percent textured linen with a soft bio-wash finish, and a 100 percent silk jacquard with a soft sand-washed finish were introduced this summer, along with a new silk and linen blend.
Linen is regarded for its lint-free, fade-resistant qualities. The linen shirt ($73) is available in the "Silky Texture" design, featuring Reyn Spooner label wine bottles and tropical foliage. Reyn Spooner's has a slightly loose weave, making it cooler when tradewinds are light.
The silk jacquards are available in a variety of colors and designs including "Lahaina Sailor," "Game Day," "Mini Palms" and "Hala," at $84 to $95. The rich, lightweight silk fabric is in classic tone-on-tone designs.
The first silk-linen blend will be released by month's end with a holiday theme. Big Island artist Mike Field created the "Surfin' Santa" design ($99), depicting St. Nick shredding a winter swell.
If you can't get to a Reyn's store, the shirts are online at www.reyns.com.
Valerie Joseph shop marks anniversary
Valerie Joseph opened her boutique a year ago with the motto, "Life is short ... buy cute clothes," and apparently, shoppers agreed.
She'll be celebrating the first anniversary of her self-named boutique in the McCully Shopping Center from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. There'll be in-store discounts, music, refreshments and a chance to win a "Special Date Package," which includes a makeover from Joseph and makeup artist Dayna Okuma, plus a $50 gift certificate to neighboring Phuket Thai.
Noxzema looks for promising designers
All those who believe they have what it takes to be a fashion designer -- see our cover story -- might also want to try their hand at a national jackpot.
Noxzema is inviting fashion designers, fashion lovers and aspiring illustrators to submit a sketchbook design in the beauty brand's first national fashion design illustration contest.
One winner will be awarded a trip to New York City for two, tickets to New York Fashion Week in September and the opportunity to "shadow" a fashion magazine editor for a day.
Submit entries by mail or by visiting www.Noxzema.com by Jan. 5. Fashion lovers nationwide will vote to choose a winner, whose name will be announced in March.
For all the rules, visit www.Noxzema.com.
Local store ranks among GQ's favorites
Aloha Rag, at 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., has been named to the GQ 100 list as one of the best men's stores in America. The boutique was chosen in the "Modern Stores" category.
Owner Tatsugo Yoda is praised for having "a remarkable eye for designer clothes that are sophisticated but not too stiff for island life."
Among items featured in the store are "Comme des Garçons wallets in every color imaginable and graphic T-shirts from labels you can't pronounce," which the GQ editors said "make this Oahu mainstay just as worldly as anything you'd find on the mainland."
Presented at GQ.com, the interactive listing includes photographs and maps of all the cities with a store on the list, plus a forum for users to suggest new stores. The GQ 100 will be updated regularly.