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POSTED: Thursday, August 06, 2009

LOOK » Tight budget? The “;Big-Screen Pacific: Cultural Forum Through Film”; will be held this weekend at the Doris Duke Theatre. All films are free but seating is limited. Log on to www.hsblinks.com/ka for the schedule.

LISTEN » Check out “;Under My Bed”; by Meiko (www.myspace.com/meiko)

DO » Can't wait until Aug. 16 Mad Men premiere? Build a '60s-era virtual version of yourself to download to your facebook or twitter account, at madmenyourself.com or build a scene to use as wallpaper on your computer desktop.

 

CRIB NOTES

Yes, you can help end hunger

Hawaii's design community has a can-do attitude when it comes to putting an end to world hunger. A group of architects, designers and other building industry groups will prove that point at Pearlridge Aug. 15 during its 4th annual “;Canstruction”; event, building structures out of canned goods (see photo).

This year's theme is “;Celebrating 50 Years of Statehood: Hawaii Then and Now!”; The public is invited to participate by casting its vote for its favorite structure with a donation of canned food for the cause. One can equals one vote.

The structure that receives the most votes during the two-week exhibition will be named People's Choice Award winner. Last day to vote is Aug. 29.

Teams begin “;Canstruction”; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Pearlridge Uptown.

Competing architecture firms include Belt Collins, Fung Associates, Group 70 International, InSynergy Engineering, Kiewit Building Group, Kober Hansen Mitchell, KYA Design Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Urban Works and WATG.

“;De-canstruction”; begins Aug. 30 with donated cans going to Hawaii Foodbank. Last year's event raised about 49,000 pounds of canned food.

Visit aiahonolulu.org.

 

STYLE FILE

Jewelry-making at the library

Cynthia Wiig, a local artist and silversmith, will conduct a free workshop, “;How to Create Wire Jewelry,”; at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Young Adult Section of the Kaimuki Public Library.

She will demonstrate simple techniques for making wire pendants that participants can take home with them.

Supplies for the pendants and necklaces will be provided.

The catch? The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Sign up at the reference desk or call the library to register. The hourlong workshop is suitable for age 12 and older.

The Kaimuki Public Library is at 1041 Koko Head Ave.

Call 733-8422.

 

Store showcases new denim looks

Charlotte Russe celebrates the arrival of the fall fashion season with a Denim After Dark event, 6 to 8 p.m. next Thursday at the chain's Pearlridge Center store.

The junior clothing shop will present new looks from its Fall Refuge Denim Collection, with styling tips from denim-fit experts at the store, free gift with purchase and a discount — those who buy one pair will receive the second at 50 percent off.

The fashion retailer will also showcase new denim collaborations with Kitson and People's Liberation.

 

Learn Japanese art of enameling

Tomorrow is the deadline to register for a Shippoyaki Workshop taking place 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

Participants will learn the art of Japanese enameling from Osaka's award-winning enamel and cloisonne artist, Kazuko Inomata.

Students will learn to make their own one-of-a-kind earrings, pendants and brooches using colored enamel to produce designs on a base of metal or ceramic ware.

Fee is $25. To register call 945-7633, ext. 25.

 

WHAT'S IN STORE

Reyn's shirts salute statehood

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's statehood, Reyn Spooner has designed and produced two collector, limited-issue shirts available at all Reyn's stores in Hawaii.

“;The 50th State,”; designed by Big Island artist Dietrich Varez, features block-print images of Hawaii's state bird, the nene, and the American bald eagle, along with the state and American flags, shooting stars, palm trees and ukuleles, all placed within Reyn's traditional bordered-squares fabric design. The shirt is $79, available in pullover or full-button-front styles, in shades of denim, red or black.

“;Statehood”; is a vintage postcard scenic print full of nostalgic imagery, offered at $88, on machine-washable rayon, in blue or red.

Both shirts are also available at Reyns.com.

 

BEAUTY SPOT

Bronzers offer tanning solution

It's been way too hot out to even think of tanning, and now that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has reported that there's a link between use of tanning beds and skin cancer, it seems the only safe tan is no tan.

Few appreciate the specter of pasty white skin, however, so what's a person to do?

Giorgio Armani Beauty has one solution, with its Sienna Minerals Bronzing Palette. Vivid earth shades are captured in the palette of red, yellow and brown ochers, blended to deliver a sun-kissed look, without the ravages of ultraviolet rays.

The darker colors sculpt the face, while lighter tones deliver an all-over blush.

The palette is $65 at the Armani Beauty counter at Neiman Marcus.