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Stuart Weitzman will be hosting a Celebrity Shoe Auction next month to benefit ovarian cancer research.
The founder and designer of the global luxury footwear and accessories brand asked celebrities to design and autograph a Stuart Weitzman pump to be auctioned off at www.stuartweitzman.com from Saturday through Sept. 30.
The celebs were asked to create a design reflecting their personality and interests. Charlize Theron designed the shoe to reflect her roots in South Africa, while Molly Sims and Queen Latifah decided to honor their current projects, creating "Las Vegas" and "Hairspray"-themed shoes, respectively.
Other participating celebs include Courteney Cox-Arquette, Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Ripa, Kyle MacLachlan, Marcia Cross, Nicolette Sheridan, Sharon Stone and Vanessa Williams, among others.
Ovarian cancer is often called "the silent killer" because of its subtle, easily overlooked symptoms. Seventy percent of diagnoses occur at advanced stages. If detected early, ovarian cancer is 90 percent treatable, but because there are currently no methods for early detection, fewer than half of all women diagnosed with this disease survive beyond five years of diagnosis.
Upon learning that there are no effective means of early detection, Weitzman decided to redirect his company's annual charity shoe auction to benefit this cause and encourage further research efforts.
Etro at Neiman
Neiman Marcus hosts an Etro trunk show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, featuring the women's Fall 2007 ready-to-wear collection. Shoppers will be able to enjoy informal modeling of designs from noon to 2 p.m. both days in Designer Sportswear, Level Two.
A Beauty Event Preview will also take place 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Cosmetics, Level One.
Win a makeover
Just in time to chase those end of summer blahs and get you ready for fall sparkle, Aloha Tower Marketplace is giving away a free makeover to one lucky woman.
Entrants may enter themselves or a friend by submitting a recent full-body photo (taken within the last six months), with a detailed description of the makeover nominee, style of dress, a typical outfit and why she badly needs a makeover. Entries might also include details about hardships the nominee has faced and how this makeover will make an impact on her life. Nominees must be 18 or older.
The winner will receive an Ultrasound facial by CMC MediSpa, a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Russell Matsunaga, hair and makeup by Alison Hayashi from Kiss and Makeup, and a one-on-one style session with Hawaii InStyle TV's creator/executive producer Julie Aragaki. She'll also receive gift certificates from participating Aloha Tower Marketplace stores.
The makeover winner will be revealed at the First Fashion Friday finale event in the Center Atrium of Aloha Tower Marketplace at 6 p.m. Oct. 5.
Send nominations via e-mail to email@example.com, with "Makeover Giveaway" in the subject line; or mail entries to Makeover Giveaway, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Drive Suite 3000, Honolulu, HI 96813.
For official rules, visit www.alohatower.com/SpecialEvent.html. All entries must be received by Sept. 20.
For more information, call 566-2337.
Face of Miss Sixty
Fans of Miss Sixty now have one more way of wearing the brand from head to toe. The Italian lifestyle company known for its trendy denim and sexy-glam clothing recently partnered with Too Faced Cosmetics to create a limited-edition Miss Sixty makeup palette, available at the Ala Moana boutique.
The palette, in Too Faced portable "Quickie book" format, contains four lip glosses, four eye shadows, two eyeliners and a blush. The colors were inspired by those found in one of Miss Sixty's signature prints for the fall season.
The "book" cover also pays homage to one of Miss Sixty's iconic denim styles.
The Miss Sixty Quickie retails for $28 and is carried at Miss Sixty boutiques internationally as well as Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta and online at TooFaced.com. It will also be sold at Barney's Japan.
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Seminar teaches qigong practices
A free seminar on qigong practices will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Qigong Retreat Course will be taught by Dr. John Chen, who has taught the Qinway Qigong system for more than 10 years.
Among the techniques Chen will teach ares systems of "energy infusion and detoxification" and "opening energy channels" to treat disease, develop special abilities and rejuvenate the body.
The class will be held in the Qinway Qigong office, 1188 Bishop St. (Century Square), No. 1906. Visit www.qinway.org or call 255-7033. Pre-registration is required.
Artists join effort to help Fair Trade
Celebrate Labor Day at an art affair benefiting TransFair USA, an organization that certifies Fair Trade products, safeguarding the treatment of workers in other countries.
The Haleiwa shop Global Creations & Interiors, 66-079 Kamehameha Highway (next to Matsumoto's Shave Ice) will donate 10 percent of its sales from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday to TransFair.
North Shore artists Bill Braden, Heather Brown, Beverly Fettig and Bernie Moriaz will be featured, along with Kerry Germain, signing her new children's book, "Kimo's Surfing Lesson."
Admission and refreshments are free. Call 388-2580.