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Nordstrom debuts Moschino bears

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February 27th, 2015



PHOTOS COURTESY NORDSTROMThis  Moschino iPhone case is one of 11 items from a capsule collection that debuted on the Milan runway today, and will be available tomorrow at Nordstrom Ala Moana.

COURTESY NORDSTROM

This Moschino iPhone case is one of 11 items available at Nordstrom Ala Moana.

Moschino’s capsule collection of pieces from its Fall/Winter 2015 collection debuted on the Milan runway today and will launch exclusively tomorrow at only six of Nordstrom's 116 North American stores, including Nordstrom Ala Moana.

In the store now are designer Jeremy Scott's adorable bear-themed collection, including iPhone cases, handbags, ready-to-wear fashion and accessories ranging from $75 to $1,495.

Scott's past two themed collections for Moschino, featuring items inspired by Barbie and McDonalds, helped create buzz over what he would show next.

Other Nordstrom stores that will receive the collection are Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calif, Fashion Island Newport Beach, The Grove Los Angeles, San Francisco Centre and Aventura in Florida.

A few more items:

Moschino jacket bag, $1,495.

Moschino jacket bag, $1,495.

Moschino quilted backpack, $725.

Moschino quilted backpack, $725.

Moschino bear bag, $525.

Moschino bear bag, $525.

Moschino weekender bag, $1,295.

Moschino weekender bag, $1,295.

Moschino bucket bag, $895.

Moschino bucket bag, $895.

After the launch, the collection will be available online at http://nordstrom.com beginning Sunday.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

Anthropologie opens

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February 27th, 2015



PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comAnthropologie opened its doors with a private shopping event Jan. 31.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Anthropologie opened its doors at Ala Moana Center with a private shopping event on Saturday. The "Aloha" was spelled out with paper cocktail umbrellas, which you can see up close in a photo at the bottom of this post.

Anthropologie celebrated its grand opening at Ala Moana Center on Saturday with a private shopping event, with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting the Honolulu Museum of Art.

It should be a windfall for the museum because it looked like everyone was shopping. I was told there were 300 guests but it felt like a lot more because there were lines for cocktails, lines for the dressing rooms and lines at the cashier.

Good luck when it opens to the general public on Sunday.

There were a lot of cute clothes perfectly suited for Hawaii's resort, casual chic and boho aesthetic, and I was especially happy to see 1,000 out of the store's 5,000 square feet devoted to petites, an underserved market here. Even so, jumpsuits and maxis were longer than they should be, and sales associates showed how to knot the hems to get them to fit better. A cute look, but something we want to do as a sometime option, not a requirement.

Ahem, designers, 5 feet shouldn't be the measure of a garment for a shortie when you take our heads into account!

Here's a look around the store:

The start of the line at 5:30 p.m.

The start of the line at 5:30 p.m.

Indigo and tunics in the 1,000 square foot petite section.

Indigo and tunics in the 1,000 square foot petite section.

Beading detail on a Hawaii exclusive maxi dress in the petite section.

Beading detail on a Hawaii-exclusive maxi dress in the petite section.

Marylea Conrad, right, gets help in the petite section. Behind her is another Hawaii exclusive maxi with some fabulous textured ribbon detail.

Marylea Conrad, right, gets help from Donna Lum in the petite section. Behind her is another Hawaii-exclusive maxi with some fabulous textured ribbon detail.

Anthropologie home style.

Anthropologie home style.

A few items for the kitchen.

A few items for the kitchen.

 And the bath.

And more for the bath.

Jackie Walden tries on a hat. I later stood next to her in the cashier line, but even after paying for some items, I saw her shopping again.

Jackie Walden tries on a hat. I later stood next to her in the cashier line, but even after paying for some items I saw her shopping again.

Drawer pulls for every taste.

Drawer pulls for every taste.

Some like it bare.

Some like it bare.

In the window.

In the window.

The "Aloha" in the window was spelled out with paper cocktail umbrellas.

The "Aloha" in the window was spelled out with paper cocktail umbrellas.

Anthropologie is located on the third floor at Ala Moana, next to Emporio Armani. The store officially opens at 10 a.m. Sunday.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage appears in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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POW! WOW! pops up in Waikiki

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February 24th, 2015



PHOTO COURTESY T GALLERIAA Pow! Wow! Hawaii popup shop is front and center at T Galleria in Waikiki.

PHOTOS COURTESY T GALLERIA

A POW! WOW! Hawaii popup shop is front and center at T Galleria in Waikiki.

T Galleria has partnered with POW! WOW! Hawaii to bring urban Kakaako's street vibe to Waikiki with pop-ups featuring fashion and art. Local designers, curated by POW! WOW! Hawaii, are featuring limited-edition products through Saturday.

The centerpiece of the event is a retrofitted food truck as a pop-up store. Local brands being featured throughout the ground-floor entry are Big Bad Wolf, Roberta Oaks, Fitted, Scott Hawaii, Knockaround and In4mation.

There is also a pop-up cafe featuring coffee and espresso from Brue Bar, as well as baked goods from Agnes Bake Shop.

From 7 to 8 p.m. today, visitors are invited to meet Steven Scott, owner of Scott slippers, and from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, meet Jeff Gress, operations director of POW! WOW! Hawaii.

Pow! Wow! artists will be adding their work to this truck-turned-popup-store during the event.

POW! WOW! artists will be adding their work to this food truck-turned-popup-store during the event.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comTake your pick of T-shirts designed by In4mation and other featured local designers.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Take your pick of T-shirts designed by In4mation and other featured local designers.

More popup space featuring In4mation designs.

More popup space featuring In4mation designs.

Don't forget the keiki while shopping.

Don't forget the keiki while shopping.

A detail of Big Bad Wolf's Dance Party tee.

A detail of Big Bad Wolf's Dance Party tee.

The display is open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily on the first-floor walkway of T Galleria, 330 Royal Hawaiian Avenue.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

Test your luck at Valerie Joseph

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February 19th, 2015



COURTESY VALERIE JOSEPH / nkam@staradvertiser.comCelebrate the Lunar New Year at the Valerie Joseph boutique.

COURTESY VALERIE JOSEPH

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Valerie Joseph boutique.

Valerie Ragaza-Miao invites all to her Valerie Joseph boutique at Ala Moana Center to test their fortune in the new Year of the Wood Sheep/Ram, 2015.

Through Sunday, drop by to spin her wheel of fortune to win up to 40 percent off purchases. On Saturday, she'll also offer li see, or lucky money, to her first 50 customers.

Call (808) 942-5258 for more information.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

Neiman Marcus' Beauty Trend Event

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February 19th, 2015



PHOTO COURTESY NEIMAN MARCUSJewelry designer Eddie Borgo created the gift-with-purchase magazine tote for the spring season.

COURTESY NEIMAN MARCUS

Jewelry designer Eddie Borgo created the gift-with-purchase magazine tote for the spring season.

Spring is in the air, and with it comes a round of new skin care and color products befitting the season.

Neiman Marcus will introduce new collections with at-counter makeovers during its Beauty Trend Event through March 1.

Those who make a minimum $125 purchase of beauty or fragrance products will receive a matte rubber magazine tote bag created by jewelry designer Eddie Borgo, filled with beauty samples. Choose from spring colors of smoky celery, rose and gray. Those who spend $500 or more will receive a matching Eddie Borgo wristlet and deluxe samples.

Cosmetic brands in the store will also be offering gifts with purchase. Some examples:

» Chantecaille: Tote with Retinol Intense, Stress Repair Concentrate, Luminous Lip Gloss in "Pink Melon," and Faux Cils mascara in black; with $200 minimum purchase.

» Clinique: Cosmetics pouch with Liquid Facial Soap, Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream, Take the Day Off makeup remover for lids, lashes and lips, Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for eyes in "Lavish Lilac," Different Lipstick in "A Different Grape" and Lash Doubling Mascara in black; $65 minimum purchase.

» Dior: Cosmetics bag with J'adore Eau de Parfum vial on card, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in "Over Black," Capture Totale Dreamskin, and Diorshow Maximizer Lash-Plumping Serum; with $200 minimum purchase.

» Fresh: Bag with Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask, 20 ml Soy Face Cleanser, Black Tea Age-Delay Cream, and Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy; with $100 minimum purchase. For $150 minimum, receive all plus 50 ml Soy Face Cleanser.

» Laura Mercier: Bag with Creme Smooth Lip Colour in "Pink Blush," Bronzing Pressed Powder in "Dune Bronze," "Nude" tinted moisturizer, Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil/Creme dual packet, and Foundation Primer Protect SPF30; with $125 minimum purchase. With $175 minimum receive all plus Tone Perfecting Creme.

Sulwhasoo: Timetreasure Perfecting Water, Perfecting Emulsion, Renovating Serum, Renovating Cream and Renovating Eye Cream; $300 minimum purchase.

» Tata Harper: Nourishing Oil Cleanser, Moisturizer Mask and Regenerating Cleanser with $175 minimum purchase. Receive all plus Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in "Very Naught" with $350 minimum purchase.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

Ahoy, Oncöur!

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February 6th, 2015



New luxury brand Oncöur is now open at Ala Moana Center with a unique retail environment that you have to experience firsthand.

Videos and architecture created by boat builders from Holland capture the feeling of being on a yacht in the brand's home state of Connecticut.

Check out the video, or better yet, drop by the store for a peek at the space, handbags and accessories.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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