Tuesday, December 22, 1998

By Dean Sensui, Star-Bulletin
It doesn't cost a bundle to obtain this look seen on
runway models at the recent French Fashion Gala.

Stick-on bindi makes
a sparkling statement
for the holidays

Need to dazzle the aunties and uncles for Christmas, or put some glitz into your New Year's Eve celebrations?

Holiday sparklers don't have to be restricted to rhinestone- or sequin-studded clothing, hair clips, handbags or jewelry.

Taking our clue from the Chanel segment of fall's French Fashion Gala, we find a bit of eyelash glue and flat-backed rhinestones from any craft supply store gives new meaning to the idea of accessorizing.

The idea of face jewelry may seem strange, but women of India and Gwen Stefani have made the stick-on bindi a fashion statement.

A few rhinestones glued to the outer corners of your eyes, or strategically placed, like Cindy Crawford's mole, will win such comments as, "What's that?" "There's something on your face" or "You're all sparkly!" Who cares what people say? You just like the attention.

The rhinestones shown in the accompanying photos measure 5mm, and cost a mere 11 cents each at Craft Supply of Honolulu at 1960 S. King. St. Bigger stones are available, and come in a range of colors to coordinate with your costume.

This is not the last you'll see of face jewelry. Look for more elaborate combinations of jewelry and paint in the coming year as designers focus more attention on India.


Impulse purchase aids hungry

Through Jan. 31, grocery store checkstands throughout Hawaii will feature Check-Out Hunger tags provided by the Hawaii Foodbank.

The tags are an easy way to make a $1 or $5 donation to Hawaii Foodbank, a nonprofit that collects groceries from the community and food industry and distributes them to groups that feed the needy.

To support the Foodbank, simply take a tag at the checkstand and present it to the grocery store clerk as your purchase is tallied. Celebrate the abundance of your holiday feasting by helping others.

Participating stores include Safeway, Times Super Markets, Daiei, Wal-Mart, Tamura's Wahiawa, Tamura Superette and Kokua Market.

For more information, call Hawaii Foodbank, 836-3600.


Windward side needs few good people

Windward Mall is looking for 24 Windward residents, ages 12-17, to volunteer their time for various activities. In return, students will receive training in modeling techniques and wardrobe planning, a professional photo session, and a chance to compete for scholarships.

To be eligible, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be willing to commit 10 hours each month. Applications are available at the mall's management office. Deadline is Jan. 15. For information, call 235-1143.

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