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POSTED: Friday, April 24, 2009


Love to wear black? St. John will present its Caviar Collection between noon and 5 p.m. today at its boutique in Ala Moana. View the seven all-black looks while enjoying champagne and a caviar tasting. Call 973-1166.

“;People Got a Lotta Nerve,”; by Neko Case (www.myspace.com/nekocase)

Attend “;Manners Matter,”; the T-Shirt of Kalihi production, 7:30 p.m. in the Farrington High School Auditorium. It's free! If you miss it, check out the 4:30 p.m. show on Sunday. Call 220-5003.



Enter drawing for Anteprima purses

Anteprima/Wirebag is celebrating its first year in business at its Ala Moana store with a drawing for one of three of the most popular wirebags from Anteprima's newest collections: the Hello Kitty-inspired Raso Kitty in rose metallic color, “;Volume”; hobo in silver-gold, and standard square bag in blue

The contest is open to 18 and older. Stop in any time before 9 p.m. tomorrow to enter the drawing. There's a limit of one entry per person, and winners will be notified no later than May 1.

Also on April 25, the Ala Moana store will present a limited-edition Anteprima music CD, while supplies last, to customers making purchases of $350 or more.

Anteprima's wirebags are lightweight, practical and stylish, making them perfect for travelers. The plastic wire is waterproof for casual beach outings, and their touch of sparkle also make them perfect for evenings.

During Golden Week, Tuesday through May 6, those who spend more than $500 at Anteprima's Waikiki (924-0808) or Ala Moana (983-3886) stores will also receive a limited-edition Anteprima pocketbook with cover, while supplies last.


Waikele offers deals for its VIPs

Waikele Premium Outlets is offering the opportunity to update your wardrobe during its VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event tomorrow and Sunday, with an opportunity to win a $250 Simon Chelsea Premium Outlets gift card and free gifts. Participating stores include:

A|X: Take 20 percent off entire purchase.

MaxMara: Take 20 percent off spring and summer collection merchandise.

Michael Kors: Take 20 percent off purchases of $150 or more.

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th: Take 25 percent off one item.

It's free to register for the VIP Shopper Club online at www.premiumoutlets.com/vip. Members can log onto the VIP Lounge to download a VIP coupon savings sheet, vouchers and entry form.

Waikele Premium Outlets is at 94-790 Lumiaina St. in Waipahu. Call 676-5656.


Salvation Army chic in spotlight

The Salvation Army will present its fashion show of “;pre-owned”; apparel geared toward the discriminating bargain hunter, on May 2.

The timely event takes place at the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel. A fashion boutique will open at 9 a.m., with the lunch and fashion show starting at 11:30 a.m. Seats are $50 ($20 tax-deductible) per person.

This year's theme is “;Another Glance, Another Chance,”; with garments modeled by local celebrity models, as well as hundreds of other brand-name garments, shoes, jewelry and accessories up for grabs after the show.

Among those strutting on the catwalk will be TV news personalities Pamela Young, Stephanie Lum, Tannya Joaquin, Jill Kuramoto, Stacy Loe, Mahealani Richardson, Amber-Lynn Hyden, and more. Other celebrities include performers and beauty queens.

Funds raised will benefit Salvation Army programs helping families in need. Reservations: 440-1859.


Cupcake presents Vanilla Moon

Meet designer Cathy Okinaka and view her new summer collection of 14K gold-plated personalized jewelry, ID bracelets and more tomorrow at Cupcake boutique at Ward Centre. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and Cupcake will offer 25 percent off one jewelry item, as well as posh pampering for little girls.

For $14, girls can have two strands of metallic Thai silks added to their hair and a mini pedicure, and enjoy a mini Dreamsicle cupcake. A percentage of each sale will go to charity. There are a limited amount of spaces, so call 597-8305 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to reserve a spot.

While at Ward, check out other merchants as well. The entire Ward complex is hosting a “;Friends+ Family+Community ReWARDS”; weekend through Sunday. Purchase a $5 ticket for discounts to more than 90 Ward restaurants and merchants. Ticket sales will benefit a participating local nonprofit of your choice, with organizations keeping 100 percent of their ticket proceeds. Ticket holders will be eligible to win prizes, including a $100 gift card.


Consider jewelry as gift for mom

For those planning ahead for Mother's Day, Robert Palma Design is presenting the Simon G. collection of jewelry, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Simon G. jewelry is a favorite of Hollywood celebs, and is endorsed by Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner.

Robert Palma Designs is at Century Center, suite 3702. Call 946-4332.


Aveda auction helps nonprofit

Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa at Ala Moana Center is celebrating Earth Month with a silent auction to benefit the Surfrider Foundation-Oahu chapter, an organization that works toward protecting our oceans, waves and beaches.

Visit the salon through Thursday to bid on more than 80 items, including 40 Aveda salon, spa, and nail services, Aveda products, restaurant gift certificates, celebrity items, accessories and more. Winners will be contacted next Friday.

The salon is on the mall's third floor, outside Neiman Marcus. Call 947-6141.



Tory Burch event

Neiman Marcus is hosting a Tory Burch event through Saturday. View the latest arrivals, and when you make a $350 purchase in regular-priced Tory Burch merchandise in Contemporary Sportswear, Ladies Shoes or Designer Handbags, you'll receive the chic Tory Burch ikat pareo, above. One gift will be offered per customer, while supplies last.

There will also be informal modeling in the store today and tomorrow, as well as makeovers by Trish McEvoy, and get a nail polish change at the Chanel counter between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday.



Summer look

Warmer months ahead means you may be seeing more pool or surf action, and if you still want to look amazing popping out of the water, you might want to try Smashbox's Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo.

Even if you're not the type to get anywhere near the water, humid weather often leads makeup to migrate right off your skin.

This cream-shadow formula glides on smoothly and evenly and stays put. In addition to being waterproof, it's also crease-resistant to help cougars stay in the game. The soft gel liner also goes on smooth, and you can take your time building the line to avoid mishaps and misshapen edges.

It's $25 at Sephora and Nordstrom.




Designers sell off excess stock

It's spring and it seems everyone's cleaning house. That includes interior designers Philpotts & Associates Inc. Give your home a designer's touch and drop by their warehouse for a “;lost our storage”; sale. Designer furniture, lamps and accessories will be available at below wholesale prices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at WDI, 2627 Kilihau St.

Transport is available through WDI Moving & Storage. Call 523-6771.

Afterward, swing by Place., their studio/workshop at 40 S. School St., for a scratch-and-dent sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 275-3075.

No checks; cash or credit card purchases only. All items are sold as is, and all sales are final.



Earth-friendly furniture on sale

Mesh is offering 20 percent off all its Environment Furniture line through Sunday. Pieces from this furniture line are made from perobarosa wood that has been reclaimed from deconstructed structures in Brazil. The beds are created from certified mahogany, which means wood is harvested from controlled forests. Sale ends Sunday. Call 536-6374.



Meet photographer at event

Big-wave photographer Clark Little is enjoying a swell of attention since word spread that two of his pieces will be presented as gifts to President Barack Obama. One, titled “;King Kamehameha”; and the other, yet unnamed.

“;It's an exclusive right now,”; said Little.

The artist was featured on “;Good Morning America”; last month; orders have been coming in from around the globe on his Web site, clarklittlephotography.com, ever since.

Pacific Home gives you a chance to meet him and catch a glimpse of his work during its “;Business of Networking”; event from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring eco-friendly vendors. Cost is $20. Complimentary cocktails will be served.

Call 596-9338.