Fighting Eel and Ginger13 hit Maui
Oahu-based Fighting Eel and Ginger13 are heading to the Maui Beach Hotel for a sample sale of clothing and jewelry, respectively.
The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the hotel's Elleair Ballroom, with all merchandise marked down to $40 or less. (Fighting Eel dresses typically sell for about $160 to $180.)
There will be a $5 entry fee. For information, call 524-1472 on Oahu.
Interior designer creates Place for home accents and wearable styles
Interior designer Mary Philpotts McGrath goes beyond home furnishings with her latest endeavor, Place: A Design Atelier by Philpotts, now open at 40 S. School St. in a renovated former apartment complex.
Those familiar with McGrath's work have been filtering through in search of home accents and have been surprised to also find adornment for the body in the form of art-to-wear jewelry and accessories, such as floral rings fashioned from kimono silk (pictured, $18), bamboo-handled bags ($65) and wildly embellished fabric purses hand by members of Thailand's hill tribes ($100 to $200).
McGrath brings her designer's eye to the selection, and among the top sellers are pieces of faux jewelry for about $30, mimicking the look of deer horn, coral and amber. Call 275-3075.
Hawaiian jewelry stars in film
Philip Rickard Honolulu is big-screen bound, having been asked by director Marc Forby to create exclusive historically accurate pieces for a movie, based on the life of Hawaii's Princess Kaiulani, that recently wrapped filming in downtown Honolulu.
Rickard reproduced several pieces from the 19th century, the era during which the film takes place. The actors will be wearing replicas of Queen Liliuokalani's original Hoomanao Mau bracelet, King David Kalakaua's ring and a Victorian crest worn by the princess. Rickard also designed a solid gold brooch displaying Kaiulani's emblem, working solely off a piece of stationery that survived from her time.
Certain replicas created for the film can be ordered at any of Philip Rickard's Oahu locations, or online at www.phili prickardhonolulu.com.
Attitude a plus at Macy's
Macy's customers are invited to preview the latest styles for the plus-sized woman -- sizes 14W to 24W during the "Style is an Attitude" Macy Woman Event at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Macy's Ala Moana Special Events Room, Level 3.
Join Lina Girl from KCCN FM100 for a fashion show of the season's trends while enjoying Lancôme makeovers.
Macy Woman merchandise will be available at a discount during the event, and those who spend $100 or more will receive gift bag while supplies last. Free; seating is limited. RSVP at 945-6427.
What's on view at Neiman Marcus
Here's a list of beauty and fashion events taking place at Neiman Marcus this week:
» Julie Wong appearance: View the designer's latest jewelry collection, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday in Designer Jewelry.
» Glam Rock trunk show: See watches from Miami-based Glam Rock, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, in Designer Jewelry.
» Bobbi Brown makeup artist event: Meet Dorothy Yee Shan and Mark Chi Kong from Bobbi Brown's Hong Kong team, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in Cosmetics.
» Chantelle fit event: Learn how to select the right underpinnings to suit the season's collections during personal consultations tomorrow and Saturday. In Intimate Apparel, Level Two.
» D&G Dolce & Gabbana jewelry: View NM's first trunk show featuring this jewelry collection, during store hours Saturday in Designer Jewelry.
Lipstick Lounge open at Rumors
Ala Moana Hotel's Rumours night club is the site of Lipstick Lounge, a new, stylish pau hana venue for women to gather with friends for drink specials, entertainment and beauty-themed prize giveaways.
The event runs 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays only through May's end with a grand prize finale drawing for a $2,000 Louis Vuitton handbag. To qualify for the grand prize, guests must sign up during one of the events and must be present May 27 to claim the prize. Other prizes include $100 gift cards from M.A.C, Valerie Joseph, Nordstrom, Macy's, Bebe, and more.
Admission is free. Must be 21 or older. Call 955-4811.
Movie follows complicated lives of 3 women
The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation will present the German film "Vivere" as its outreach screening this month.
Written and directed by Angelina Maccarone, the title of the 2007 R-rated film is Italian for "to live." The drama follows the complicated lives of three women.
Francesca's (Esther Zimmering) Italian mother left her German father when Francesca was a child. Her younger sister, Antonietta (Kim Schnitzer), dreams of leaving the broken family. Then there is Gerlinde (Hannelore Elsner), a mysterious woman jilted by her lesbian lover, whose smoking and silence evoke Greta Garbo.
The story follows Francesca's search for Antonietta, who has run away to Rotterdam with her boyfriend. Along the way, Francesca picks up the troubled Gerlinde, who is on the verge of committing suicide.
The film screens 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Unity Church, 3608 Diamond Head Circle, off Monsarrat Avenue. Admission is $5 general and $3 for students. Call 381-1952 or visit www.hglcf.org.
HONOLULU GAY & LESBIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION
Kim Schnitzer, left, Esther Zimmerman and Hannelore Elsner star in "Vivere."