Prom dresses get a second act
Help put your new or gently used prom or prom-style dress to good use by donating it to be auctioned off to benefit the Domestic Violence Action Center.
American Savings Bank at Kahala Mall will host the "First Saturday" Prom Dress Collection at Kahala Mall's Center Court from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Dresses collected will be auctioned off on March 22 at Kapiolani Community College, with the proceeds going to benefit the needy.
Call GameStop at 733-2900.
Women's Closet joins cancer fight
Women looking for the latest fashions at affordable prices are banding together to fight cancer through the latest Women's Closet event at the O Lounge, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The event features up to 75 percent discounts on fashion and jewelry from Oaks Hawaii, Hula-la, Ginger 13, Bamboo Sky, MisFortune, KariJane Threads, Rockabella, Pineapple Country, Donna Bebber Fine Lingerie and Soleil Boutique. Clinique will be offering free massages and makeovers.
Tickets are $8, to benefit Rozanne Llewellyn, a boutique owner recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
A Baggallini duffle in chartreuse is designed as a carry-on.
Travel in style with Baggallini
Tapestries by Hauoli at Ala Moana Center is hosting a trunk show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, featuring designs by Baggallini Inc.
Baggallini, founded by two flight attendants, features fashionable and functional totes, handbags and travel accessories that transcend basic black travel gear.
Signature design statements include fun colors, distinctive fabrics and lightweight durability.
The line includes everything from cosmetic and jewelry organizers to messenger bags. Styles can be ordered in 13 colors and two animal prints.
Leap into '70s at Waikiki party
Planet Hollywood is inviting customers to celebrate leap year Hollywood style at its 1970s theme party celebrating peace, love, smiley faces and everything groovy.
The event, from 7 p.m. tomorrow to 2 a.m., includes a silent auction, with a chance for male bachelors to bid on a dinner date with model and actress Hollie Thi; a retro fashion show; '70s fashion show and dancing to '70s tunes to close the night.
Cover is free for anyone dressed in '70s attire; otherwise, pay $5 at the door. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Hawaii Heart Gallery, the Boys & Girl's Club of Hawaii and Hawaii Foodbank.
BETSEY ON MAUI
It took 26 years for Betsey Johnson to open her first store in Hawaii, in Ala Moana Center, but now, about 3 1/2 years later, Maui residents will be welcoming the designer's boutique at the Shops at Wailea on Saturday. Johnson is celebrating her 30th anniversary as a designer this year. Keep your fingers crossed for her appearance in the isles this summer. An interview with the designer can be found at starbulletin.com/2005/03/17/features/story1.html
Escada and color ruled the red carpet during Honolulu's "Oscar Night America" party Sunday at Halekulani. Rosanne Nasky, with Gregg Nasky in a Bergdorf Goodman suit, wore one of at least nine Escada gowns worn that evening. More photos at www.starbulletin.com/blogs/fashiontribe.
Radio stations air historic concert
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra's historic concert in Pyongyang, North Korea, will be broadcast at 8 tonight on KHPR 88.1.
The philharmonic performed Tuesday, in the first concert by a U.S. orchestra in that country.
Lorin Maazel conducted the prelude to Act 3 of Wagner's "Lohengrin," Dvorak's "New World" Symphony, Gershwin's "An American in Paris" and Bernstein's "Candide."
The orchestra also performed the Korean folk song "Arirang" and both countries' national anthems.
The broadcast can also be heard on KKUA 90.7 on Maui and KANO 91.1 in Hilo.
Also tonight, KHPR will broadcast a preview of Hawaii Opera Theatre's "Romeo and Juliet," which opens Friday. The preview airs at 7 p.m.
Bargains abound at library sale
For sale cheap: movies on videotape -- at Friends of the Library of Hawaii's monthly sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bill's Bookmobile, 690 Pohukaina St. in Kakaako.
Books, CDs and records also will be offered. Call 536-4174.
Role reversal benefits school
The girls will play and the boys will be the cheerleaders -- and why not? -- at tomorrow's Leap Day powder-puff game at Kalaheo High School.
The benefit for Project Graduation 2008 includes a kalua pig dinner and a concert with Pressure Drop and Wicked Stylin. Everything begins at 5 p.m.
Cost is $15, $8 for the game and concert only, $8 for dinner only. Call 254-2919.
An incorrect phone number appeared in the top item regarding the First Saturday prom dress drive at Kahala Mall. The correct number is 733-2900.