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ST. JOHN PHOTOS
Among St. John's Fall 2007 designs are a vanilla cashmere wrap and skirt and, below, a knit bolero and dress ensemble.
New at St. John
St. John boutique will host a Red Haute event featuring a preview of the Fall 2007 St. John collection, along with complimentary manicures for guests.
The event takes place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 at the Ala Moana Center boutique.
St. John was founded by Marie and Bob Gray in 1962 and is best known for its fine quality knitwear for women on the move.
For more information, call 973-1166.
Queen search on
July 31 is the deadline to sign up as a contestant for the 2008 Narcissus Queen Pageant. The pageant takes place January 5, 2008 at the Hawaii Theater.
Contestants must be between ages 19 and 26 (on date of pageant), at least half Chinese, a Hawaii resident, and single (never married or given birth to a child).
During their reign, the Narcissus Queen and her court of four princesses will serve as representatives of the Chinese community in Hawaii at many various functions and events held throughout the year. They will also serve as ambassadors of aloha during the Narcissus Goodwill Tour to China in the summer.
Contestants will compete in judges interview, talent, Chinese evening gown and on-stage speech. Prizes for the queen and her court include tuition scholarships, gift certificates and more.
To apply, call the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii at 533-3181.
Course covers book publishing
Aspiring authors are invited to get a taste of the publishing industry at "How to Get Your Book Published in Hawai'i," a daylong course Saturday at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
The Hawai'i Book Publishers Association is bringing together local publishers, designers, distributors and consulting companies to discuss topics from editing to marketing and sales.
Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hawai'i Institute for Geophysics, 2525 Correa Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Keynote speaker will be Honolulu Advertiser columnist and playwright Lee Cataluna on how "The Essence of Story is Conflict."
Also participating will be literary agent Roger Jellinek; authors Chris McKinney, DeSoto Brown, Nora Okja Keller and Tom Coffman; Star-Bulletin writer Burl Burlingame of Pacific Monograph; and representatives from Bess Press, Islander Group, University of Hawai'i Press, Editions Ltd., Bishop Museum Press and Island Heritage.
Cost is $75. Register through UH Outreach College, 956-8400, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu.