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Lynda Caris wears a lariat she created for Muse IX Design.
Sparkle with sizzle
Lynda Caris (above), designer for Muse IX Design, will be showing her new collection, "Sweet Summer Sizzle," during a trunk show at Macy's Ala Moana from 2 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, in the second-floor Jewelry Department, as well as in "Viewpoint."
On view will be one-of-a-kind, hand-woven designs incorporating freshwater cultured pearls, semi-precious gemstones, 24-karate gold-glazed terra cotta beads and 14K gold-filled wire. Included are earrings, necklaces and Caris' popular lariats, with "floating" pearls that can be adjusted to be worn in many ways depending on a wearers' mood and outfit. Prices are $68 to $400.
In case you miss the event, Muse IX Design jewelry can also be found at Nohea Galleries, which is currently carrying Caris' limited edition pearl lei necklaces of pearls and faceted semi-precious gems woven on delicate gold wire that drapes around the neck.
Cutloose to go
Tapestries by Haouli will be hosting a fall preview of travel-friendly Tencel collections by Cutloose. On view today July 19 through Sunday will be embroidered, striped and quilted styles in 25 colors. Cutloose representative Joan Mitsuyoshi will also be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day to offer assistance. Shoppers will receive a 15 percent discount on all Cutloose orders.
Help Mrs. Hawaii
Rumours will be the site of a fundraiser 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Hawaii '07 Nadine Wise as she prepares to compete for the Mrs. America title. Funds raised will be used toward the national competition taking place in Arizona on Sept. 5.
Queen search on
Hey princess, if you're of Chinese ancestry, you have two opportunities to graduate to queen status.
July 31 is the deadline to enter the 2008 Narcissus Queen Pageant sponsored by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, as well as the 2008 Miss Chinatown Hawaii Pageant Queen Search, sponsored by the United Chinese Society of Hawaii.
Narcissus pageant: Contestants must be between the ages of 19 and 26 (on date of pageant), at least half Chinese, a Hawaii resident, and single (never married or given birth).
Contestants will compete in interview, talent, Chinese evening gown and speech contests. Prizes include scholarships, China tour expenses, gift certificates and more.
The queen and four princess-es will represent Hawaii's Chinese community at events throughout the year. They will also be ambassadors of aloha during the summer 2008 Narcissus Goodwill Tour to China. The pageant will take place Jan. 5 next year at the Hawaii Theater. For an application, call the chamber at 533-3181.
Miss Chinatown pageant: Contestants must be of Chinese ancestry between 18 and 26 years old, with a Chinese surname. You must be single (never married or given birth) and a United States citizen or permanent resident of Hawaii.
Qualified contestants are eligible to win cash, scholarships, a trip to Asia and other prizes. The winner will advance to compete in the 2008 Miss Chinatown USA pageant in San Francisco, with a $15,000 prize.
The pageant will take place Nov. 4 at Hawaii Theatre. To apply, call Lori Young at 779-0599 or visit www.misschinatown.com.
Noll book signing
Legendary surfer and surfboard designer Greg Noll, son and shaper Jed Noll and writer Drew Kampion, author of "Greg Noll: The Art of the Surfboard," will take a shore break this weekend to sign copies or their book.
They'll be available 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Galleria of the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, part of the Hawaiian Vintage Surf Auction
The book -- "part life story, part history, part how-to, and part fine-art portfolio" -- tells the tale of the surfboard as realized through the surfing legend's craftsmanship and attention to hydrodynamic detail. Noll has been hand-building surfboards for more than half a century.
Call (360) 908-0333.
WCC open house
Windward Community College is hosting an open house offering an overview of classes in the biotechnology program.
Visit the campus from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday or 9 to 11 a.m. July 28 and sample courses in environmental science, gallery design, polynesian voyaging, journalism, pre-nursing and more.
Instructors and financial aid experts will be available to answer questions. Prospective students can take a campus tour and see an Imaginarium Star Show.
The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Call 235-7433. Teachers and students are welcome.
Students from Waianae High School and 'Iolani School have collaborated on a documentary on Sun Yat-sen, "The Father of Modern China," debuting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on KHET/PBS.
The Chinese leader was schooled in Hawaii as a teen, studying at both 'Iolani School and Punahou, and it was this connection that gave the local students a basis for their exploration.