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COURTESY OF MICHAEL KORS
With Hawaii as inspiration, designer Michael Kors came up with a spicy citrus, tuberrose scent and matching citrus lip gloss to be made available for Valentine's Day.
Kors' new products
Michael Kors, the designer and primary judge on Bravo's fashion competition "Project Runway," has advised contestants on use of inspiration and has transformed Hawaii's inspiration into three new products for Valentine's Day.
Island Michael Kors Hawaii eau de parfum ($60 for 1.7 ounces) is described by the designer as "a vacation in a bottle" reminiscent of a lush, tropical paradise.
The eau de parfum combines the exotic and sensual essences of tuberose, incense and spices, with a burst of citrus in pineapple, neroli and clementine accents. The scent is also available in a juicy orange lip gloss balm ($12). Look for both items at Sephora in February.
And for those planning ahead for Valentine's Day, the scent is available in a "With Love, Michael Kors" gift set ($40) of eau de parfum, eau de toilette and sheer interpretation that's equivalent to a light, sparkling citrus cocktail. The gift set will be available at select retailers in February.
Kors, who frequently travels to island destinations such as Capri and Phuket, is also a big fan of Hawaii, and shoppers can also find his clothing at the Michael Kors outlet at Waikele Premium Outlets.
Princesses, sign in
Kahala Mall will be holding a sign-up party for the Pretty Little Princess Pageant from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Center Court.
The pageant is for girls between the ages of 6 months and 12 years. A limited number of applications are allowed per age division, and selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. Age divisions are as follows:
» Baby Doll: 6 to 24 months
» Little Angel: Age 2 to 3
» Little Darlin': Age 4 to 5
» Sweetheart: Age 6 to 8
» Starlet: Age 9 to 12
A photo is required with each application, and free pictures will be taken of those who sign up.
There will also be games and prize giveaways and an activity center where each little girl can make her own tiara.
The pageant is described as "a fun, noncompetitive pageant that promotes self-confidence" by encouraging a natural look and allowing girls to have fun and be themselves.
The pageant takes place April 1 at Hawai'i Convention Center.
NFL at Ecosystems
Vince Manuwai of the Jacksonville Jaguars and former NFL players Maa Tanuvasa and Chris Fuumatu-Ma'afala will be signing autographs at the Ecosystems store, Kahala Mall, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The appearance is part of the Army Hawaii Second Annual Football Bash NFL camp sign-up for 8- to 17-year olds, sponsored by Barefoot League, to be held from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 27.
Tanuvasa played for nine NFL seasons and is a former NFL defensive end for the Denver Broncos. He was part of the team when they won the Super Bowl in 1998 and 1999. He was inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Fuumatu-Ma'afala is a running back who most recently played for the Jacksonville Jaguars; he formerly played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Manuwai is a talented guard considered one of the steals in the 2003 draft. As a rookie, he started 14 of 15 games played. He tied for the eighth-most starts of any Jaguar rookie.
Ecosystems is a new urban fashion boutique for men and women, located next to the mall's Center Court. Call 737-0282.