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Getting stylish FUNKtion with disFUNKshion


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POSTED: Thursday, March 19, 2009

Get a jump on spring break at Windward Mall, where Project DisFUNKshion will greet shoppers all day Saturday with entertainment, dance crews, contests and, of course, the latest in spring fashion, including a youth-oriented fashion show Saturday night.

DISfunkshion magazine's Hugette Montesinos is doing the styling for the 5 to 7 p.m. fashion show, featuring apparel from Celebrity Tuxedo, Jeans Warehouse, Spencers, Macy's, Wet Seal, Get Wet!, Hot Topic, T&C Surf, Local Motion, No Fear Hawaii, Sindication and Urban Flava.

(Note the slightly different spellings of DISfunkshion, based on an early relationship to Kutmaster Spaz's Dis-N-Dat media group, and DisFUNKshion, with the mall's emphasis.)

To get the crowd fired up for the show, 24VII Danceforce, Unique Style Breakers & ABC Breakers, and Waikiki Breakers will also take the stage, with some of the dancers clad in merchants' spring apparel, as well.

On Saturday and Sunday, shoppers can get a Project DisFUNKshion discount good for 20 percent off a single, regular-priced item at participating retailers. Passes will be available at Center Court on Saturday, while supplies last.

More highlights:

» 1 to 4 p.m.: Score an autograph from the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans. The first 100 fans in line will receive a free No Fear T-shirt. Fans can also mix and mingle with other UFC fighters and VIP celebrities, including Kendall Grove and Egan Inoue.

» 7 to 8:30 p.m.: The inaugural Inked Up Tattoo Contest & Art Show will help determine just who has the best tattoos in town. Step up to win prizes in categories such as Best Oriental/Asian Tattoo, Best Traditional American Tattoo, Best Polynesian Tattoo, Best Black and Gray Tattoo, Best Color Tattoo and Best Overall Tattoo. Contestants must be 18 or older. Visit No Fear Hawaii and Sindication for rules and dress code.