On the Scene

John Berger


A DREAMY AFTERNOON: Felix Chavez, left, and Mariko Lyons congratulated Kensei Takeda and Dale Young after the fashion show that introduced Takeda's one-of-a-kind jewelry designs in the Monarch Room on Sunday. Chavez and Lyons danced two Argentine tangos as a dramatic counter-point to the parade of ethnic and classic designs. (Young helped produce the event).

THE RED PARTY #1: Paul Perri and Kamakoa Page enjoyed the in-group exclusivity extended to a select clientele by the staff of Christian Dior during the 2003 Red Party at Ala Moana Center Sunday night. Thirty-one up-scale stores invited their best customers and assorted VIPs to the high fashion party while 14 island restaurants provided unlimited food and drinks.

THE RED PARTY #2: Red Party VIPs Melveen Leed, left, Jeff Apaka and Audrey Fu arrived on time and partied at a table on the upper level near the Bubba Gump Shrimp food station. Compadres' margarita bar was also popular. The crowd was an eclectic mix that included Giorgio Taye, Mark and Leah Bernstein, Linda Coble, celebrity hair stylist Paul Brown, actor Twan Matthews, Liana Green, Joey Caldarone and Sherry Chock Wong.

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John Berger has covered the local
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