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POSTED: Thursday, September 10, 2009

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CW tries to cash in on vampire fever with “;Vampire Diaries”; at 7 p.m., followed by “;Supernatural”; at 8 p.m.

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Kahala Mall will host Anuhea Jenkins and Maunalua in two separate free concerts on Saturday. Jenkins will play from noon to 1 p.m., and Maunalua will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, log onto www.kahalamallcenter.com.

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Plan ahead to save money! Saturday is the last day to buy advance super-saver tickets for Kennedy Theatre shows. Tickets are more than 20 percent off regular price. For more information, log on to www.hawaii.edu/kennedy.

 

STYLE FILE

Shows unite at Blaisdell

Food, fun, fashion, entertainment and more than 200 booths will provide plenty of reasons to shop and be pampered when the seventh annual Hawaii Woman Expo returns this weekend.

This year the event has been expanded to also feature the Hawaii Sewing, Quilting, Needlepoint & Crafts Show, sponsored by U.S. Sewing & Bernina of Hawaii.

Marking the return of home sewing, leading companies from the mainland and Hawaii will feature new machines from Bernina, Singer, Viking and New Home Sewing.

Appliques, stencils, quilting techniques and fabrics will also be presented, as well as “;make and take”; product demonstrations and seminars.

Sewers, quilters, needlepointers and others are also welcome to enter their “;best piece”; for a chance to win a Viking Sewing Machine or a four-night, five-day trip to Las Vegas sponsored by KHON2.

Other highlights include a “;Tahiti Blue”; fashion presentation by 2Couture's Takeo and Eric Chandler. Also showing their designs will be Restless Runway, Suit Yourself Bikinis, the Blue Buddha and Hawaiian Nights Lingerie, which specializes in garments for full-figured women.

Women can also cheer on the contestants entered in Hawaii's Most Beautiful Man Contest as well as the Hawaii Mother and Daughter Look-Alike Contest, and take in the third Celebrities & Their Pets Fashion Show.

Admission is $3. Children under 7 are admitted free.

Visit www.hawaiiwomanexpo.com for information.

 

Benefit auctions rarities

“;Happy Days”; is the '50s-inspired theme of Child & Family Service's fundraiser taking place Saturday at the Sheraton Waikiki.

No doubt many in the audience will be happy to bid on the event's silent auction, which includes two rare items from the private collection of Heide & Cook Executive Vice President and CFO Dexter Kekua and his wife, Elyn.

The couple has donated a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712A watch and Trim Anate Violet Suede Fringe Bag by Hermes.

The Nautilus, a signature Patek design, is considered “;the definition of casual excellence.”; The stainless-steel, waterproof watch is worth close to $40,000.

The Hermes bag is a luxurious remake of the company's Trim bag, introduced in 1958.

It has a retail value of $5,400, but the unused bag is not available anywhere. Hermes has agreed to transfer warranty and ownership to the new owner.

The bag comes with a matching Hermes silver enameled bracelet (value $395) and his and hers cologne ($100 value) donated by Sarah Chen and Hermes of Paris, respectively.

In addition to the silent auction, there will be food and '50s music, with Andy Bumatai and Paula Akana as emcees.

Tickets are $250 per person. Proceeds will benefit C&FS child abuse and domestic violence programs.

Call 543-8413.

 

WHAT'S IN STORE

Diesel “;hi-jacked”; by 55DSL

Diesel's younger streetwear sib 55DSL will “;hi-jack”; real estate within 15 top Diesel stores across the U.S., offering 15 of its key pieces from the fall/winter 2009 men's collection for 15 days only, beginning Sept. 15.

The event will also feature the debut of the XV/55, 55DSL's first limited-edition sneaker, which combines the technical expertise of Adidas Originals with 55DSL's colors and style.

55DSL invites its wearers to live up to the 55DSL creed that states, “;Live at least 55 seconds per day!”;

The Hawaii Diesel stores will share the spotlight with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Georgetown, D.C.

Also part of the heist are the 55DSL limited edition T-shirts entitled 10.55. The 10.55 collection is a collaboration with five world-renowned graphic artists who were given total freedom to design the exclusive T-shirts.

 

BEAUTY SPOT

Fall colors debut at Ala Moana

During today's Fashion's Night Out event throughout Ala Moana Center, you can drop by Neiman Marcus where it's also Day One of The Beauty Event.

The event introduces the latest in fall colors, fragrances and skin care, and those who make a purchase of $100 or more will receive a NM exclusive red or tan leopard-print tote bag containing samples of Kate Sommerville's Deep Tissue Repair, ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream, Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte, Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation and Prada L'Eau Ambree.

Those who spend $500 in cosmetics or fragrances will receive $50 off their total purchase on the spot; spend $750 and receive $75 off, or spend $1,000 and receive $100 off.

The Beauty Event will continue through Sept. 20.

 

HOME & GARDEN

Expo offers feng shui class

Author and feng shui consultant Clear Englebert will conduct a seminar, “;Feng Shui for Hard Times”; this Saturday and Sunday at Hawaii Woman Expo.

Class will begin at 3 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

Admission to the expo is $3.

Visit www.hawaiiwomanexpo.com.

 

Alice Inoue touts new DVD

Alice Inoue is releasing a follow up DVD on feng shui, “;Feng Shui Illuminated”; which answers common questions about the ancient Chinese art of placement.

Two events will be held at the Macy's Special Events Room, 3rd Floor, Ala Moana Center in conjunction with the DVD's release:

» “;An Evening with Alice Inoue,”; 7 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

» “;Feng Shui Your Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit,”; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Cost for the workshop is $125 advance, $140 at the door.

The DVD will be available Tuesday at Sedona at Ward Center, Borders, Barnes & Noble, Native Books and Amazon.com.

Visit www.astrology-fengshui.com for more information.

 

Turn your garbage to soil

Learn how to turn every day household waste into rich compost during “;Introduction to Home Composting.”; Taught by Glenn Martinez and Olomana Gardens staff. The workshop is part of the UH Manoa Outreach College “;Growing Green”; series.

Meet at Olomana Gardens Sunday for the 3 to 4:30 p.m. class. Cost is $20.

Call 956-8400.