Anne Namba wins IMMIE Bravo Award
Anne Namba accepts her IMMIE Award.
Designer Anne Namba of Anne Namba Designs was honored on May 20 with the Association of Image Consultants International's IMMIE Bravo Award of Excellence at the Marriott Waikiki Resort, marking the end of the association's conference in Honolulu.
The award is presented annually for outstanding contribution to the group, its members or clients.
Past recipients of the IMMIE — Image Makers Merit of Industry Excellence — include Oprah Winfrey, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Dr. P.M. Forni, author and founder of the Civility Project at Johns Hopkins University.
In addition to her local retail operation, Namba has designed costumes for Hawaii Opera Theatre and for "Madame Butterfly," presented at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland. She also presented "Fashion in Motion" in New York to benefit Mikhail Baryshnikov's Art Center.
Nancy E. Pace, also from Honolulu, received the association's Civility Star Award for philanthropic efforts.
The association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the level of professionalism and enhancing the recognition of image consultants.
The four-day conference included workshops on such topics as "The New Esthetics of Human Identity," "Nice Matters," "Values Communication Through Personal Style," "Techno-Etiquette: How to Be a Cyber Superstar and Build Your Online Brand" and "I Don't Need an Image Consultant, She Does!"