Why settle for any seashell when Loree Rodkin's sparkle with diamonds or cubic zirconia.
Sand and sea inspire jewelry
For Loree Rodkin, trips to Hawaii are working vacations, and the jewelry designer best known for her Gothic, rock 'n' roll creations may be in danger of turning downright sunny.
Her limited edition Sea Shell Collection recently made its debut at her Ala Moana Center boutique.
The collection comprises three pieces, all featuring an organic spiral design. A yellow gold and diamond pendant is $3,575. A similar pendant available in sterling silver with cubic zirconia is $525. A sterling silver and cubic zirconia ring, at $937, rounds out the collection. Chains are sold separately.
Rodkin, who managed the careers of several Hollywood stars before starting her line, now sees her jewelry worn by A-listers from the film, television and music worlds.
Cinnamon Girl temps in Kahala
Cinnamon Girl has opened a Holiday Store at Kahala Mall, bringing its feminine, romantic, mother-daughter style closer to shoppers on the east side.
The store is situated in the former Banana Republic space, and features all the dresses, separates, jewelry and accessories available in its seven other locations.
Students reveal fashion sense
Students from Mid-Pacific Institute, Pearl City and Mililani high schools wll be competing in Hurley's "Walk the Walk" Fashion Show to determine who can produce the best fashion show highlighting Hurley's Spring 2008 collection.
The event takes place beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Pipeline Café, 805 Pohukaina St. Doors will open at 6, and there will be an awards ceremony at 9 p.m., followed by a Hot Rain concert.
The event is dedicated to inspiring creativity among its diverse audience, turning the usual model and expert-driven fashion hierarchy upside down by giving participants total artistic control backstage to interpret Hurley fashion.
Each school will work with the same pieces from Hurley's Spring 2008 men's, young contemporary and swim collections to present a 5-minute fashion show. Students will be styling the outfits, creating an overall theme, providing models, and overseeing hair, makeup, accessories and shoes, as well as managing production, music selection and event promotion.
The schools will be judged on a 10-point scale based on overall vibe, crowd support, flow, creativity, energy, hair and makeup, school spirit, promotional strategy and illustration of Hurley's brand message.
Among those expected to attend are Hurley founder/CEO Bob Hurley, Hurley team rider Rob Machado, 2006 Men's National Champion Surfer Kekoa Cazimero, Hurley ambassador Sonya Balmores, and others.
The winning school will receive a $5,000 donation to its art and music program, and, of course, bragging rights!
This is the first time the competition will be in Hawaii.
AT Hula opens at Aloha Tower
AT Hula, a store featuring men's, women's and children's apparel, Polynesian dance costumes, dance supplies and instruments, has opened at Aloha Tower Marketplace, on the second floor near Three Wishes in Paradise and Bikini Cantina.
Items, including mock lei, coconut bras and cellophane and raffia skirts, address hula's immense popularity with visitors from Japan, according to Hyon Kinoshita, who also owns the Ashley Collection in Kalihi, a hula supply boutique across from the Palama Post Office.