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POSTED: Thursday, October 15, 2009

LOOK » Fresh off its Emmy win, 30 Rock premieres today on NBC at 8:30 p.m. Watch for the two-hour premiere of Ugly Betty tomorrow at 7 p.m. on ABC.

LISTEN » “;All Mine”; by Apse (http://www.myspace.com/apse)

DO » Check out what college life is like at the University of Hawaii's “;The Manoa Experience”; Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event at the Manoa campus features campus tours, college open houses and a student services and activities fair. For information, log on to manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/manoa_experience.html.


'Twilight' frenzy at Nordstrom

;  “;The Twilight Saga: New Moon”; premieres on Nov. 20, but fans can sink their teeth into an exclusive new fashion and jewelry collection inspired by the film at Nordstrom.com/newmoon and in the BP. department at Nordstrom stores. The collection includes fitted tees, tanks, hoodies, dresses and jackets; as well necklaces, bracelets, earrings and key fobs inspired by the film.

To help launch the collection, the retailer, in partnership with Summit Entertainment, Awake Inc. and N.E.C.A., will host an online sweepstakes for tickets to attend the movie's Nov. 16 Los Angeles premiere.

Visit Nordstrom.com/newmoon through Nov. 2 to enter to win two tickets to “;The Twilight Saga: New Moon”; movie premiere in Los Angeles. No purchase is necessary to enter and details are on the Web site.

The winner will be notified on or about Nov. 5 and will receive round-trip airfare for two, two-night hotel accommodations, car transportation and a styling party hosted by the BP. team at Nordstrom at The Grove (includes swag bag) to get ready for the premiere.

The “;Twilight”; film saga stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Wash., to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who turns out to be a vampire.



Makeup screams Halloween

Channeling your inner vampire doesn't just end with clothing and jewelry. For the pallor and blood red lips, head to the Nordstrom cosmetic counter for a look at the Luna Twilight Cosmetics Collection.

The gothic-inspired collection arrives just in time for Halloween, as well as the soon-to-arrive installment of the “;Twilight”; film series, and comprises Mortal Glow Blushing Cream ($22), First Light Body Glow ($34), Just Bitten Staining Balm ($18), Gleam Metallic Mascara ($22), Femme Fatale Lip Glosses ($20), as well as “;Alice,”; “;Bella,”; “;Rosalie”; and “;Victoria”; color palettes ($28) to help you look your bewitching best.


– By Nadine Kam, Star-Bulletin


Clarisonic targets traveling women

Women on the go need to stop for a moment and drop into Sephora this weekend for a demonstration of the Kinerase Facial Experience and introduction of Clarisonic's newest arrival, the Mia.

The Mia is the cordless, pint-size sibling of the Clarisonic sonic skin-cleansing system, which makes it easier for travelers and adventures to keep up their skincare regimen on the road. The first 20 purchasers of any Clarisonic will receive a gift.

The Mia will be shown in conjunction with Kinerase's Photofacial Sun Damage Reversal System and Scar Healing Therapy Cream.

Sessions take place from 2 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, and 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ala Moana (944-9797) store, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Pearlridge Sephora (487-0660). Reservations are recommended.


Bra-fitting event aids charity

Wacoal and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are celebrating a decade of partnership this year, devoted to finding The Cure for breast cancer awareness and research. Two million dollars has been raised for the cause, which continues this week with a Fit for the Cure event at Macy's Kahala and Ala Moana.

The Kahala (737-5429) event takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and the Ala Moana (941-2345) event takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Women are invited to drop in for a complimentary fitting in a Wacoal or b.tempt'd bra from a Wacoal fit specialist and sign up to receive a monthly e-mail reminder to do a self breast exam. For every woman who participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased at the event.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women and accounts for 26 percent of all cancers among women.


Fall crush is a beautiful thing

Lydia Mondavi, creator of 29 Cosmetics, is returning to Hawaii for a “;Crush for Beauty”; event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Neiman Marcus.

She'll be helping to perform makeovers while introducing the line's new Cabernet Crush face mask and candle featured in this month's issue of InStyle magazine. The 29 Cosmetics line comprises skincare and makeup based on the antioxidant properties of grape seeds that come from her family's Napa Valley vineyards. They are a byproduct of the Fine Wine Partners winemaking process employed by her husband Michael Mondavi.

As a treat for beauty seekers who are also wine aficionados, she'll also be pouring samples of their Folio wines.


Designer delves into denim

Allison Izu will be launching her fall denim line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Split Obsession's Ala Moana store.

Prices for her premium denim collection will run $79 to $99, and those who purchase Allison Izu denim during the event will also receive 20 percent off any top.

Call 395-3380.


Rock hunters head to Waikiki

The Rock and Mineral Society of Hawaii, Hui Pohaku O Hawaii, will host a rock and mineral show from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Outrigger Waikiki, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.

The show will feature educational displays of fossils, minerals and gems; and offer items for sale, such as Hawaiian minerals, agate geodes, faceted gemstones, fine jewelry, fossils, meteorites and lapidary materials.

Admission is free. Call Keith Krueger at 239-5958, or Eric DeCarlo at 956-5924 for more information.


Enter to win a luxury bag

; Anteprima/Wirebag is presenting a drawing for three bags at its Royal Hawaiian Center store.

The contest begins Monday and entries can be made through Oct. 31. No purchase is necessary, but the drawing is limited to one entry per person.

Prizes offered are the “;Volume”; hobo in latte color, with a retail value of $615; a standard square bag in Stella Blu color that retails for $326, and Gala bow-shaped evening purse valued at $321. The winners will be announced in December.

While there, check out the limited-edition pumpkin bag ($410), geared toward Halloween. It will be available at the Waikiki store (924-0808) and at Ala Moana Center (983-3886) beginning Wednesday.


Cookie sales eat away at cancer

Corso's Cookies has designed a cookie bouquet that replicates Vera Bradley's Hope Garden design, agreeing to donate 20 percent of net proceeds from sales of each bouquet, through the end of the year, to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. On Saturday, 25 percent of sales will go to the foundation.

The Hope Garden Cookie Bouquet will be on view at Vera Bradley at Ala Moana Center for a week beginning Friday, and will be available for purchase at http://www.corsoscookies. com at a cost of $49.95.

The “;Hope Garden”; design represents hope for the future, for a cure and a change.

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is marking its 10th year of funding breast cancer research.



Isle home redo show premieres

It's interesting watching all those makeover shows about mainland homes, but much better when local families benefit from redos.

Watch two Oahu families — one from Kalihi, the other from Nanakuli — as their homes are transformed in energy-efficient ways in “;Hawai'i Home Energy Makeover,”; premiering on KGMB-9 at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The one-hour special follows a Kalihi family as its electric bill is basically eliminated by using a solar photovoltaic system, while the Nanakuli family sees its electricity bill cut in half.

Best of all, the savings are within reach for Hawaii residents utilizing the great tips.


'Home for Life' free workshop

Graham Builders presents “;Building Your Home For Life”; Oct. 24 at the Honolulu Club.

More homeowners are demolishing and rebuilding or adding rooms rather than selling their home and buying new. Learn about the process from beginning to end, including where to start, how to select a builder, potential pitfalls, the basics of residential design, estimating and setting a budget, how to get financing, project time management and more.

Hours are 9 to 11 a.m., with check-in at 8:30 a.m.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 593-2808 or registering at their Web site, http://www.grahambuilders.com.