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POSTED: Thursday, November 12, 2009

STYLE FILE

Blaine Ashley to relaunch site

In celebration of the first anniversary of www.ShopBlaineAshley.com, stylist Blaine Ashley will unveil a makeover of the site Tuesday, coinciding with the relaunch of www.BlaineAshley.com.

Visitors will be able to see new holiday collections and the premiere of the new Blaine Ashley private label that will feature mini monthly collections for those moments you need something new or transitional between seasons.

 

'Diva Days' offers store discounts

Divas Doing Good introduces “;Diva Days,”; a weekend of guilt-free shopping during which participants can give back to the community while shopping early for holiday gifts. Purchase a $10 shopping pass available at the Wedding Cafe at Ward Warehouse and get an all-access 20 percent discount at some of Hawaii's top boutiques and Web sites tomorrow through Sunday.

Participating vendors include Bamboo Sky, the Butik, Valerie Joseph, Fashionistas Market, Cupcake Boutique, Second Skin, Alliway, Jessica's Traveling Boutique at Wedding Cafe from 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Adore, Split Obsession, Cloth Hawaii and 10 other boutiques and Web sites.

Proceeds from ticket sales will help support the 58th annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Call 591-1005 or visit TheWeddingCafe.net for more information.

Divas Doing Good aims to educate and nurture women, and to garner community support for local, national and international causes.

 

Pet Film Fest at Blaisdell

You can't be stylish and allow your pet to run around naked. With that in mind, pick up style ideas during the inaugural Hawaii Pet Film Festival and Holiday Gift Show at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and pets (on a leash or in a stroller) are welcome.

Walk a red carpet and stop for a photo op with on-site “;pupparrazi”; before enjoying 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. fashion shows featuring the latest pet couture from Hawaiian Moon, Cocojor, Fauna Collection and Zhan Vi Designs.

Pets and owners are also invited to enter a film-inspired pet costume contest at the event with such categories as best film character, best ensemble cast and best human-pet duo. Register until 11:15 a.m.

Highlighting the event will be an award show during which judges will choose the best local pet videos and photo essays in multiple categories. The best videos will be awarded cash, prizes and bragging rights.

Throughout the day, shop for holiday items from local pet vendors and crafters, or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society's Santa Paws.

Show organizers will be also be accepting pet food and toy donations for local animal shelters at the event.

 

WHAT'S IN STORE

Limited-run shirts at Island Snow

Island Snow in Kailua has introduced a limited-edition line of T-shirts by Rae and Zakkamono.

The one-of-a-kind shirts are available in black and asphalt, each hand-painted and bearing embroidered images of the Zakkamono logo or characters Miao and Mousubi, lotuses or skulls. Shirts are also embellished with vintage buttons, Swarovski crystals and threads. Each has the IS/HI logo and retails for $45.

Island Snow is at 130 Kailua Road. Call 263-6339.

 

BEAUTY SPOT

Nordstrom hosts beauty experts

If you didn't pick up tickets for Nordstrom's morning Cosmetic Trend Event or don't want to lose a minute of beauty sleep, don't worry. You can still catch up with visiting makeup artists and beauty experts on the store's cosmetics floor.

Smashbox makeup artist Hank Hoffman will be there from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday with the brand's lead makeup artist, Lori Taylor, and dermatologist and skin-care specialist Dr. Zein Obagi.

Hoffman will be introducing Smashbox's WISH holiday collection, with $1 from each collection purchase donated to the Children's Miracle Network, a nonprofit that provides medical care to children.

Obagi, whose Obagi Medical line is used by dermatologists, launched his ZO Skin Health consumer brand last year and will speak about the latest innovations in skin care at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Beverly Hills-based dermatologist will also offer free skin-care consultations throughout the day.

You can also catch up with your favorite brands, including the latest products from Bobbi Brown, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and Laura Mercier during a “;Face to Face”; event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday.

For those who live on the Leeward side, Smashbox's Taylor will also be at Sephora, Pearlridge, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow to show the WISH holiday collection.

 

CRIB NOTES

Hip housewares

These colorful dustpans are so cheery, you won't want to put them away.

By Alice Supply Co., the 12-inch metal dustpan ($22) dressed in a military camouflage coat of paint is edged with a rubber collection strip. The 14-inch wood brush, sold separately ($18), comes with striped and solid handles.

Find it at fishcake furnishings & accesories, 307C Kamani St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Call 593-1231.

 

HOME AND GARDEN

Bonsai as living art showcased

Bonsai works as lovely home accents or can be used to enhance any special-event hall. Local artist Kahi Ching cultivates them as living art and has been offering some of his plants for rent as decor, which make great conversation topics.

Ching has been cultivating this art form since he was 6 and will be exhibiting new bonsai trees from his collection during “;The Art of Bonsai”; at Kahi Gallery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 to 22 and 27 to 29, with an artist's reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 27.

The gallery is at 460 Ena Road, Suite 101, in the Alana Waikiki Business Center. Call 561-1032.

 

Children's art exhibit at DWR

Design Within Reach will be hosting a Children's Art Preview from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the DWR at Ala Moana Center. The reception kicks off its two-week exhibit of children's artwork in conjunction with the Honolulu Academy of Arts' Ambassador Outreach Program, which brings art into Hawaii public schools.

The event is a joint effort with the Friends of Hawaii Charities. Refreshments will be served. Call 941-2112.

               

     

 

ENTER TO WIN!

       

Keiki Kalikimaka contest under way

        Kids, help us trim our pages with the holiday spirit. It's time for our annual Keiki Kalikimaka drawing contest. Design an ornament and you'll have a chance at our prize of $100 cash.
       

We'll select a daily finalist, to be printed on page 3 of the paper beginning Nov. 26. On Christmas eve we'll run all 28 finalists and announce the winner.

       

The contest is open to kids up to age 12. All entries must be between 5 and 8 inches wide. No 3-D entries (don't glue on any objects). We must receive your drawing in the mail—no faxes or e-mails. Attach the entry form.

       

 

       

 

CALENDAR

Send us your holiday events

Got a holiday event coming up? Get it listed in our Christmas and New Year's calendars.

Please submit Christmas listings by Sunday and New Year's listings by Dec. 1.

E-mail information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mail it to Honolulu Star-Bulletin, c/o Features, 7-210 Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana, Hon, HI 96813.

 

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LOOK
» Noelani Elementary School craft and children's fair will let you peruse more than 150 booths from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2555 Woodlawn Drive while the keiki spend time on rides, bouncers, games and at a fish pond.

LISTEN
» “;Mess of Me”; by Switchfoot (www.myspace.com/switchfoot)

DO
» Town restaurant and Slow Food Oahu are presenting a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in honor of the book “;Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town”; by Douglas Gayeton, about an Italian town that exemplifies slow-food values. Cost is $100 for dinner, wine and a copy of the book; $25 is a tax-deductible donation to Slow Food Oahu. Call 735-5900.