Fashion Week gets under way Tuesday
Nuuanu Avenue once again becomes Fashion Central as Honolulu's first Fashion Week begins Tuesday with a series of displays, shows and sales, all leading up to the open-air "FACE of Nuuanu" fashion show on Oct. 13, with guest designer Michael Kaye.
Here is the calendar:
Tuesday: Fashion Week fundraiser, 5 to 9 p.m. at Rumours, Ala Moana Hotel. Tickets $10 presale, $20 at the door.
Wednesday: "The Art of Accessories" display and sale at Louis Pohl Gallery. Reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 11: 5th "Urban Pacific Fashion Show" featuring designs by Manovich, Leah Evans, Allisonizu, La Pistil and New York designer Lornnie Louie, 5 to 10 p.m. at Next Door, 43 N. Hotel St., with an after party ($10) for 21 and older from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Also, "Huna Aloha: A Retrospective Aloha Shirts and Swimwear" display at Ramsay Gallery, 5 to 8 p.m.
Oct. 13: FACE of Nuuanu Festival: Free fashion show on Nuuanu Avenue, between Hotel Street and Chaplain Lane, at 11 a.m., repeating at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
First Fashion finale
Aloha Tower Marketplace closes its First Fashion Friday series with a free finale, from 5 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in its Center Atrium.
The event will showcase designs from marketplace merchants with prize giveaways from CMC MediSpa and Dr. Russell Matsunaga, plus fashion tips from Hawaii InStyle TV's executive producer, Julie Aragaki. The winner of the marketplace's makeover contest will also be unveiled.
Call 566-2337 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "FFF RSVP" for an opportunity to get on the guest list for two VIP parties taking place at the marketplace.
One will be at Honolua Surf Co. store from 7:30 to 9 p.m., with deejay, refreshments, in-store specials, goodie bags to the first 75 guests, an opportunity to meet surf clothing company reps and get a sneak peek at holiday and spring collections from Lucy Love, Billabong girl, Reef girls and Nixon.
The party moves to Chai's Island Bistro from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
No more wild curls
Curls are cool. Frizz is not. Unfortunately, Hawaii's humidity makes curly hair frizzy, unruly or just lifeless and limp.
Chop comes to the rescue with a free miniworkshop, "Tame Your Curly Hair," 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations are necessary.
Chop co-owner Richie Miao will lead the hands-on session in which he will show guests how to control, tame and straighten curly hair through salon techniques and products. Because no hair is alike, he will help guests choose a program suitable for them.
The workshop will feature some of the new Kérastase Oléo-Curl products available at Chop.
The salon is at 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Space 2-G. Call 585-7400 or visit www.chopsalon.com.
Double Paws Wear has moved from Kaimuki and will reopen tomorrow as the East Honolulu Clothing Co. in Waimanalo Town Center, 41-1537 Kalanianaole Highway.
Owner/designer Andrea Weymouth-Fujie said, "We will miss our cozy little Kaimuki studio/boutique as well as our wonderful and supportive neighbors," but the boutique simply outgrew its space.
She's encouraging clients to "take the short, beautiful drive over the mountains" to enjoy her new boutique's Waimanalo country ranch atmosphere, incorporating an equestrian theme.
The Double Paws Wear name will continue as the company's in-house line of islandwear featuring large-scale hand-screened original graphics and simple cuts.
A new Waimanalo brand is also in the works.
New store hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 259-7677 or 732-1669.