Feast on fabrics at TEMARI's sale of swatches and bolts
TEMARI is hosting its own version of an "Antiques Roadshow" for textiles -- "Bolts of Fabric & Fun" -- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Honpa Hongwangi Hawaii Betsuin Social Hall, 1727 Pali Highway. Admission is free.
The event will focus on sales of specialty fabrics, vintage garments, kimono, ethnic weaving, fibers and new yardage, offering the opportunity to add to your textile collection or selection of raw materials to create one-of-a-kind garments.
Also available will be notions such as beads, buttons, threads and lace, with surplus inventory offered by interior designers.
There also will be demonstrations of fabric painting by Ann Asakura, and printing on fabric with "ohe kapala" (bamboo stamps) by Moana Eisele. Keiki may print a cotton head wrap with vegetable and bamboo stamps.
Grandma-kine tsukemono (pickles) and jams will be sold by the Hongwanji Women's Buddhist Association.
Call 536-4566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethnic and vintage textiles will be among the fiber arts sold Saturday.
More of Anteprima
The luxury handbag brand, Anteprima Plastique, will open its second Hawaii store tomorrow at Ala Moana Center's new expansion.
To celebrate the opening, the company will launch its new wirebag, "Motivo." Only 50 will be available. A logo gift will also accompany any purchase made from Friday through Sunday.
The "Motivo" purse, in silver green, features a four-leaf clover motif made with sparkling beads and rhinestones, at a cost of $690.
The company's Italian-made purses are the work of Japanese designer Izumi Ogino, known for her use of unusual and innovative materials.
Kids on catwalk
"Ferdinand the Bull," the Spanish folk tale that will close the Honolulu Theatre for Youth season, has inspired the theme for the group's Sunday fundraiser, the "Fashion Fiesta Children's Fashion Show and Luncheon."
The event takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
Guests will enjoy a Latin-theme lunch of gazpacho, shrimp paella and pomegranate sorbet, along with sangria and margaritas. Ian Sullivan will perform Spanish guitar melodies, and emcee Rolando Sanchez will perform Latin beats. There will also be a silent auction.
The fashion show will feature 50 kids of all ages, wearing apparel from Cinnamon Girl, Crazy Shirts, Hawaiian Moon, Fighting Eel, Pretty Me (at Kahala Kids), Local Motion, In4Mation, CupCake Boutique, Muumuu Heaven, Nakea Awai and KariJane.
Inspired by a description in Munro Leaf's "The Story of Ferdinand" -- "The men came in very funny hats, and all the lovely ladies had flowers in their hair" -- HTY will honor the fanciest, largest and funniest hat worn by a guest.
Tickets are $125. Call Tim Bostock, 521-9699, or e-mail email@example.com.
Get the right fit
Neiman Marcus hosts the next Wacoal Fit for the Cure event, taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the intimate-apparel department.
Receive a free fitting in a Wacoal, DKNY Underwear or Donna Karan Intimates bra from a fit specialist and sign up for a monthly e-mail reminder to do a breast self-exam. For every woman who participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization for breast cancer research and outreach programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal, DKNY Underwear or Donna Karan Intimates bra purchased at the event.
Research shows that eight out of 10 women are wearing the wrong-size bra. Women should be professionally fitted yearly to ensure their size has not changed as a result of changes in their body.
Research also shows an estimated 178,480 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2007. A monthly breast self-examination can help detect abnormalities at an early stage.