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POSTED: Friday, April 17, 2009

Crazy Shirts marks 45 years

Crazy Shirts is celebrating its 45th year by releasing a limited-edition commemorative T-shirt paying tribute to its humble 1964 beginnings, when founder Rick Ralston operated out of a grass shack booth in Waikiki called Ricky's Crazy Shirts, where he created one-of-a-kind airbrush designs. Since then, the company has expanded to 37 retail stores across the nation.

Although printed tees abound today, Crazy Shirts was a Hawaii pioneer in applying graphic designs to the wardrobe staple, presenting images reflecting Hawaii, often in a humorous way.

“;Crazy Shirts has grown up over the last 45 years, but we've never lost the passion, innovation, and irreverent spirit on which we were founded,”; said Mark Hollander, company president and chief executive officer.

The anniversary design features a rendering of the original Crazy Shirts grass shack in Waikiki and will be available in adult men's and women's sizes beginning Monday, for $25. As part of its celebration, customers who purchase $100 or more will receive the anniversary shirt as a free gift.

The company also will be introducing its new Classic Vintage line that features seven popular designs from its first decade, including the “;Suck 'Em Up!”; slogan and “;Pray For Surf”; design.

For more information, visit www.crazyshirts.com.

 

Fundraiser aimed at textile addicts

TEMARI is hosting its annual “;Bolts ...”; fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Honpa Hongwanji Social Hall on Pali Highway. The event is geared toward textile addicts in search of unique and vintage fabric, remnants to add interest to craft and sewing projects, plus such notions such as beads, buttons, threads, lace and more.

The pieces come from collectors and artists who have cleared their studios of treasures they cannot use.

Also available will be new wall hangings and fabrics from Indonesia, hand-knotted rugs, interior designers' surplus inventory, knitting remnants, and demonstrations of furoshiki gift wrapping and kaukau from the Hongwanji Women's Buddhist Association.

Keiki can print a hachimaki or cotton head wrap.

Admission is free.

TEMARI members will be able to enter at 8 a.m. Call 536-4566 for more information.

 

Kisa Kosmos presents preview

Kisa Kosmos will be presenting a summer preview trunk show from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Shasa Emporium, Kahala Mall.

During the event, Kisa Kosmos items will be available at a 10 percent discount, and buyers will receive a gift with purchase while supplies last. Those who spend $50 will receive a free necklace, and those spending $100 or more will receive a bracelet set.

For information, call Shasa at 735-5122, or visit www.kisa-kosmos.com.

 

UH fashion show set for April 26

The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Apparel Product Design and Merchandising students will present its annual fashion show April 26 at the Pacific Beach Hotel.

The event, “;Sew'd Out,”; will feature the collections of 11 senior designers, as well as work in three categories: aloha wear, “;Alice in Wonderland”; as couture, and an avant garde section inspired by origami as an exploration in creating shape and form from fabric.

Doors open at 11 a.m. for the event, with lunch at noon followed by the show. Tickets are $40. Call 956-2244 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

HCC fashion show will be on May 3

Honolulu Community College's Fashion Technology Department will present its annual student fashion show May 3 in the Sheraton Waikiki Molokai Ballroom.

The luncheon/fashion show is themed “;Masquerade,”; and will consist of 14 individual productions reflecting each designers' unique vision.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon and the show at 1 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased during school hours on the HCC campus, building 27, room 203, through April 24. For more information, call instructor Joy Nagaue at 845-9203.

 

WHAT'S IN STORE

LUSH recognizes Earth Day ...

LUSH will be making the planet a bit prettier in honor of Earth Day, Wednesday, by taking back the pavement with seed bombs.

Don't be alarmed. The bomb is a combination of soil, seeds, water and clay, rolled into a small ball you can make yourself by stopping into any LUSH store through April 26. Your creation can then be tossed in your yard, a flower box, or an unsightly vacant lot that could use a touch of colorful wildflowers.

Once you've done your good deed for Mother Nature, you can continue to tend to her needs by switching from bottled shampoos to one of LUSH's shampoo bars, such as the Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar. LUSH consumers last year saved 3 million plastic bottles from landfills by using the solid shampoo bars.

When packaging is required, LUSH, a green company from inception, uses 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials.

You can learn more about guerilla gardening at www.lushusa.com. You can also help to feed people by making seed bombs using vegetable seeds and scrap paper that would otherwise be tossed out. Learn how at ehow.com. Follow our link: www.hsblinks.com/7o

 

BEAUTY SPOT

... and so does Josie Maran

Josie Maran Cosmetics is also celebrating eco-chic with an Earth Day kit introducing an easy way to color your makeup routine green.

The model and actress, accustomed to wearing makeup for cameras, developed her organic line out of the desire to protect her health. Her products are paraben and fragrance free, and her packaging comprises recycled materials.

The $48 kit, available at Sephora, contains four full-size products: soft pink “;Daring”; lip gloss containing olive, soybean and jojoba seed oils; “;Sunrise”; cream blush; black mascara; and black eye liner pencil; plus a sample of the line's signature Argan Oil, traditionally used in Morocco to treat dried skin, and used here as a fast-absorbing daily moisturizer.

 

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