ALOHA TOWER MARKETPLACE
Make time to Sparkle
Before your next special occasion, check out Sparkle. The boutique, which just opened at Aloha Tower Marketplace, features designer formal and semiformal lines such as Tadashi, Mary L. and Sue Wong.
Also carried are footwear, jewelry and accessories to match, including decorative handbags by Mary Frances.
For Earth Day they carry Littlearth's recycled license plate purses, hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals, for $150 to $399. Call 529-8888.
Trunk show for younger set
Kahala Kids will be hosting a Coral & Polyp trunk show from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow.
Designed in Hawaii and made in Los Angeles, Coral & Polyp originals are cute, comfortable and machine washable. Customers can also enter to win prizes, including goodies from Coral & Polyp.
SMART magazine celebrates year 2
SMART magazine is turning 2 and will mark the occasion with a party at the Wonderlounge at W Honolulu, beginning at 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The event, for the 21-and-older crowd, will be highlighted by a fashion show presented by the Butik, showcasing Fighting Eel's 2007 summer collection.
There will also be prizes from Shiseido, Honolulu Laser, the Butik, Fighting Eel and SMART.
Teens walk runway at Adasa, Kailua
Adasa will host its first Teen Fashion Show from 4 p.m. Saturday at its Kailua boutique. The event was created to provide teens with an opportunity to learn more about the fashion industry by gaining experience in modeling and styling, and writing a brief essay about the designers they have chosen. One winner will be chosen from the teen participants for a unique internship with Adasa.
In addition, Adasa is hosting a Mimosa Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. every Friday, with complimentary mimosa cocktails and discounts on new arrivals. Adasa is at 602 Kailua Road. Call 263-8500.
TEMARI sale lures textile collectors
"Bolts of Fabric & Fun" is TEMARI's version of "Antiques Showcase." Fabrics, vintage garments, ethnic textiles, fibers and new yardage are among the items available to textile enthusiasts and collectors during the fundraiser, taking place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Social Hall, Pali Highway.
Textile talks and demonstrations during the event are:
» "Wearing the Kimono," with Diane Ogasawara.
» "Kumihimo Cord Weaving," Carol Nagano and Friends.
» "Sashiko Quilting," Karen Matsunaga.
Also available will be beads, buttons, threads, ethnic garments, hand-knotted rugs, designers' surplus inventory, lace, sewing tools and more.
Presenters recommend showing up early for the best selection.
Admission and parking are free. TEMARI members get to start shopping at 8 a.m.
Calista at Kahala Mall hosts a trunk show by Citron Santa Monica, Sunday and Monday.
Calista presents Citron fashions
Citron Santa Monica will be at Calista at Kahala Mall for an exclusive trunk show from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Citron Santa Monica exploded onto the scene in 1992 when designer Ricki Wolman brought his cultural experiences to the world of fashion. Inspired by Asian and vintage motifs, Wolman uses fabrics ranging from rich, luxurious silks to casual, comfortable linens to merge beauty with comfort and ease.
The show will feature informal modeling of Citron Santa Monica's summer and fall 2007 collection. During the trunk show, there will also be discounts on Citron products, with gifts of 100 percent silk scarves or silk brocade bags with any Citron purchase while supplies last. Space is limited and RSVPs are recommended. Call 735-6830.
Blush hosts L.A. makeup artist
L.A.-based makeup artist David Hernandez, lead artist for Make Up for Ever, will be conducting free 20-minute makeover sessions at Blush, Kahala Mall, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Sessions are free but appointments are required.
During the event, shoppers will receive discounts on all Blush merchandise, including new arrivals from Juara and Bubalina. Other bath and body lines include Lollia, Jaqua, Anthousa, Elizabeth W., Pure Hapa, Dani and Archipelago. Call 739-6200.
Seeking Miss Aloha Tower
Aloha Tower Marketplace is seeking contestants for Miss Aloha Tower and Miss Teen Aloha Tower, taking place May 12. Saturday is the deadline to enter.
Winners will be used exclusively for appearances, ad campaigns, promotions and commercials for Aloha Tower.
This pageant has seven divisions for girls and women 3 to 25 years old, competing in interview, swimsuit and evening gown categories. No talent is required.
Also up for grabs is the possibility of sponsorship for winners and finalists in the "teen" and "misses" categories to compete in the Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA pageants in December. Candidates must be 15 to 25 years of age, have no children and must never have been married.
Call New Media Productions at 384-7659 for details.
Nature inspires JWSF show
The Japanese Women's Society Foundation will present its annual fashion show luncheon, "Nature's Inspiration," at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, beginning at noon April 29.
On view will be designs by Linda Iki of Iki Couture, Vicki Yamagami Ragasa of KiYo Design and Iolani Sportswear.
The event will begin with boutique sales from 9 a.m., with ballroom doors opening at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $55, with proceeds benefiting Kuakini Home, a care home for seniors, as well as other JWSF projects to assist seniors.