By Nadine Kam
Nadine Kam photos
Showing up in support of Goodwill Industries of Hawaii CEO and president Laura Robertson Smith, left, and the organization's fundraiser, were Ginny Tiu, Hawaii's First Lady Dr. Nancie Caraway, Vicky Cayetano and Ben Cayetano. Caraway is the Honorary Chair of Goodwill Goes GLAM!
Goodwill supporters turned out Aug. 23 for the inaugural "Goodwill Goes GLAM!" gala dinner, pair of fashion shows and VIP pre-sale shopping from the more than 50,000 items for men, women and children that will be available all weekend long.
The ambitious Goodwill GLAM! Sale event officially opened at 10 a.m. this morning, Aug. 24, and will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 26, with $4 admission. A three-day $25 Fast Pass allows for bypassing entry lines, use of the Red Carpet Lounge and expedited checkout. Sales will benefit Goodwill Industries of Hawaii's community programs.
Last night's fashion show opened with an encore of “Goodwill Goes Green,” a collection of re-purposed designs created by 2012 University of Hawaii fashion graduates with materials gathered from Goodwill. This was followed by “The Elements of Goodwill,” which drew on the talents of five local stylists — Reise Kochi, Crystal Pancipanci, Rene Rodriguez and the duo of Kyle Kagamida and Allison Lee, who used Goodwill apparel and accessories to piece together eight ensembles each, based on the respective elements of earth, wind, fire and water.
Valerie Joseph's Valerie Ragaza-Miao, with husband Joseph, ended the evening with a lot of great finds, including this Banana Republic jacket. Her dress was like Carrie Bradshaw's!
Stylist Kyle Kagamida, gearing up to dress celebs for the primetime Emmys next month, returned home for the event, reuniting with fellow stylist and blogger Allison Lee to present the "Water" segment of the "Elements of Goodwill" fashion show.
Casting director Margaret Doversola picked up a jacket for her mom, while her daugher Lane found this Vera Bradley backpack with matching wallet for $12. At retail, the coin purse sells for more than that!
Shoes, shoes and more shoes! Designer shoes are in a glass counter area that requires pulling a number to be served.
Jill Kuramoto found her pair of shoes, from Elie Tahari. She's with Goodwill's Laura Robertson Smith, and Goodwill public relations and communications manager Amanda Stevens.
Makeup artist Lorena Takushi picked up this pair of sunglasses.
Shopping for wedding gowns.