First Fashion Friday returns
The First Fashion Friday Center returns to Aloha Tower Marketplace with a series of free monthly events this fall, beginning at 6 p.m. tomorrow with a fashion show presented by Shane Takeshita of iCandi Hawaii, and fashion and beauty tips by a panel featuring stylist Crystal Pancipanci, Alyson Helwagen of LeiChic.com, and Salon Blanc co-owner Alan Vuong.
In addition, many Aloha Tower Marketplace merchants will be having special events, sales, trunk shows and gifts with purchase. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 50 RSVPs to arrive will receive goodie bags courtesy of CMC Medi-Spa.
COURTESY ANG NAMSILK
Handbags and clothing from Ang Namsilk will be among the items featured during a First Fashion Friday show tomorrow night at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Future events are:
Sept. 5: Learn "How to transition from day to evening" with Honolulu fashion experts who will show how you don't have to spend a fortune on two separate wardrobes for day and night.
Oct. 3: "Find your personal style" with fashion and makeup pros who will share tips on how to make fall's styles work for you without having to revamp your closet.
To find out more, call 566-2337 or e-mail email@example.com to sign up for a monthly newsletter.
Faith bracelets attract a crowd
In May, we wrote about swimwear designer Marylea Conrad, who started wearing a simple wooden bracelet as a symbol of her faith. Many who saw the bracelet started to ask where to find it, and Conrad began selling them person-to-person.
Since then, the bracelets have found a home at The Place at Ward Warehouse, in a new location next to Le Lotus Bleu. The bracelets are $7.50 to $12.50 each or $24.99 for a set of three. Keep them all or share the faith with loved ones.
COURTESY MARYLEA CONRAD
Faith bracelets available at The Place, Ward Warehouse.
Artist's stationery featured at Alliway
Letterpress print shop designer Cari Nakanishi, of Miemiko Atelier, will be the featured artist for Gotta Have It Thursday at Alliway today.
From 4 to 8 p.m., Nakanishi will be displaying her boutique cards and journals.
Browse while enjoying desserts and drinks. There will also be discounts on Origami Bijoux jewelry, Stephanie B apparel, Melie Bianco handbags and Blue Q shopper bags. A $25 purchase will get you a free gift bag.
Alliway is in the Ward Warehouse. Call 589-1141.
Valerie Joseph moves to Ala Moana
The Valerie Joseph Boutique will open its doors at Ala Moana Center tomorrow, from 9:30 a.m.
To consolidate operations, the boutique's McCully and Ward locations were closed earlier this month.
Now housed on the mall's lower level, next to Barnes & Noble, Valerie Joseph will continue to offer apparel, accessories and Body & Soul cosmetics, while focusing on exceptional service. Clients are welcome to schedule personalized makeovers for any occasion. Complimentary pampering, makeup, and refreshments are also included at all appointments. Body and color type analysis as well as makeup application and consultation by the VJ team will continue to define the full service boutique.