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Feed your skin at Whole Foods

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March 27th, 2015



PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comJuice Beauty regional education manager Rosalind Upson introduces Rose Marie Wilson to some of the brand's juice- and plant-based skincare products.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Juice Beauty regional education manager Rosalind Upson introduces Rose Marie Wilson to some of the brand's juice- and plant-based skincare products.

At Whole Foods, customers are awakening to the idea that what you slather on your body is as important as the food you ingest, so borrowing a page from major fashion and beauty retailers, the business we tend to think of as a super health food market recently launched a Beauty Week Event March 19 to 22 to call attention to its Whole Body department.

The event focused on introducing personal care products made from naturally derived ingredients, as well as raising awareness of its weekly 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday DIY classes in making such basic items as lip, face and body scrubs, and food-based masks.

Said Whole Body Associate Team Leader Tiffany Jones, "Skin is the largest organ and what goes on skin, goes inside. But not many people think about that."

With a background in the mainstream beauty industry, Jones said the idea of naturally derived beauty products did not always appeal to her.

"I thought of it as hippie stuff," she said.

There's been an assumption that organic, naturally derived beauty products are not as effective as possibly synthetic counterparts, and I have friends who have blurted with conviction, "I need chemicals!"

Holly and Ashley Harding of Bubble Shack Hawaii were there to talk about their soaps and Bungalow Woof line of pooch and people body washes.

Holly and Ashley Harding of Bubble Shack Hawaii were there to talk about their soaps and Bungalow Woof line of pooch and people body washes.

Bubble Shack soaps include .

Bubble Shack soaps include lilikoi, gardenia and pikake scents.

I do try a lot of different products and my results have convinced me that organic, plant-based products can be just as potent, if not even more powerful than those containing manmade ingredients. Fruit acids do a good job of sloughing off debris and dead skin, and among the brands featured during Beauty Week was Juice Beauty, a skincare and color line based on fruit and botanical ingredients.

For typical Whole Foods customers, who care about what they ingest, it isn't much of a leap to take the next step and make similar choices about what they put on their bodies. Jones said a lot of customers are new parents who want to start their kids on track to a healthy life.

Many chemicals used in the beauty industry have been shown to contribute to cancers, hormonal disruptions, headaches, allergies, nervous system disruption, fatigue and more adverse reactions.

To protect consumers, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals from cosmetic products. To compare, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned only 10.

Based on its own research, Whole Foods has identified 400 ingredients they consider unacceptable, including parabens, polypropylene and polyethylene glycols, sodium lauryl and laureth sulfates.

During Thursday Throwdown! events 5 to 7 p.m. weekly at Whole Foods stores, you can find D.I.Y. workshops for making beauty products. If you can't make it, you can still find someone to guide you to ingredients for making products such items as lip, face and body scrubs and honey masks.

During Thursday Throwdown! events 5 to 7 p.m. weekly at Whole Foods stores, you can find D.I.Y. workshops for making beauty products. If you can't make it, you can still find a recipe and display area featuring ingredients for making products such items as lip, face and body scrubs and honey masks.

Some of those ingredients include bath salts, dried rose bud petals and lavender flowers.

Some of those ingredients include bath salts, dried rose bud petals and lavender flowers.

Whole Foods carries nearly a dozen local product lines, including Puna Noni's line of noni-fruit based skincare, soaps, shampoo and conditioner.

Whole Foods carries nearly a dozen local product lines, including Puna Noni's line of noni-fruit based skincare, soaps, shampoo and conditioner.

Honey Girl Organics is another local skincare line, made with organic raw honey and beeswax with naturally occurring propolis, pollen and royal jelly blended with purified water and organic extra virgin olive oil.

Honey Girl Organics is another local skincare line, made with organic raw honey and beeswax with naturally occurring propolis, pollen and royal jelly blended with purified water and organic extra virgin olive oil.

Jones said that at a minimum, bath, body and skincare lines carried by Whole Foods contain no artificial preservatives, colors and fragrances, and no parabens. In addition, premium lines contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients, "Customers looking for those premium products can feel comfortable that they will find products that work and are good for them," Jones said.

Among the most popular brands are John Masters and Andalou, and about a dozen Hawaii brands are featured, including Honey Girl honey-based skincare products, Bubble Shack soaps, and Puna Noni skincare products featuring noni-based soaps, body wash, shampoos and hand and body lotions.

"Times are changing and as customers are becoming more aware, more companies are changing their products to be organic and performance based.”

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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.

Spring 2015 trends on view

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March 26th, 2015



PHOTOS BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / kmarcellus@staradvertiser.comRain Rusden wears an Isabel Marant navy embroidered tunic ($1,825), Etro paisley-print pant ($1,130), Proenza Schou­ler saffron suede fringed cross-body bag ($1,425), Margo Morrison New York long multicolor ($475) and short multistrand necklaces ($685), Sheryl Lowe purple bead bracelet ($1,690), Tai turquoise bead bracelet ($130), and CUSP turquoise cuff ($60), tassel bracelet ($50) and drop earrings ($50). All from Neiman Marcus.

PHOTOS BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM

Rain Rusden wears an Isabel Marant navy embroidered tunic ($1,825), Etro paisley-print pant ($1,130), Proenza Schou­ler saffron suede fringed cross-body bag ($1,425), Margo Morrison New York long multicolor ($475) and short multistrand necklaces ($685), Sheryl Lowe purple bead bracelet ($1,690), Tai turquoise bead bracelet ($130), and CUSP turquoise cuff ($60), tassel bracelet ($50) and drop earrings ($50). All from Neiman Marcus.

Spring is in the air and on the runways. Neiman Marcus has introduced the trends during a series of beauty and fashion events and runway shows. And over the weekend, Ala Moana Center boutiques introduced their new styles during a series of fashion shows.

For those of us who call Hawaii home, long breezy dresses, lightweight fabric and colorful prints just happen to be comfortable in year-round summer weather, and our native dress puts us right on trend for Spring 2015.

Boho, romantic and casual are the buzz words. We know that with traffic a bore and little time to change between destinations, pieces that are versatile enough to transition from day to night are perfect for today's go-go lifestyle. We want clothing that can go from cas­ual to glam with a makeup touchup and quick accessory switcheroo.

The rest of the world is just catching up with us. Here's what to look for. I'm sure you'll find a lot in your closet. Just augment with a few key pieces:

CLOTHING

Channel your inner gypsy with styles trimmed with embroidery, lace or fringe. In keeping with the notion of escaping from the expected, the asymmetrical hem is back.

Prints abound from jumpsuits to maxi dresses. Rather than matching them up, mix them up. Suddenly, it's fashionable to cobble together a look from random found pieces.

Give your closet an air of everyday escape with boho peasant blouses or embroidered tunics. Pair with distressed or luxe denim that has made the leap from cas­ual to ladylike silhouettes.

Look for a mix of clean whites paired with dusky spice-market colors like paprika, cayenne, saffron and sage.

If you have trouble committing to one pattern, The Marc by Marc Jacobs “Metropolitote” Jerrie Rose beach tote in desert rose multi ($278) features a floral pattern on one side and stripes on the other; find it at the boutique at T Galleria.

If you have trouble committing to one pattern, The Marc by Marc Jacobs “Metropolitote” Jerrie Rose beach tote in desert rose multi ($278) features a floral pattern on one side and stripes on the other; find it at the boutique at T Galleria.

HANDBAGS

The trends carry over into handbags bearing romantic floral or art prints and fringe.

The clean-lined, minimalist bucket bag offers a modern look for spring 2015, but it faces competition from the enduring hands-free cross-body bag.

Rain Rusden wears an Etro floral print maxi ($3,145), above, a Rag & Bone navy blazer ($595) and Vince nude wedge shoes ($395). Completing her look are a Stella McCartney embellished clutch ($1,270), Oliver Peoples tortoise sunglasses ($325), Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings ($345), Eddie Borgo cone and dome bracelets ($325 each), and CUSP arrowhead white bead necklace ($65), amber crystal double-strand necklace ($95) and purple necklace ($45). All items are from Neiman Marcus.

Rain Rusden wears an Etro floral print maxi ($3,145), above, a Rag & Bone navy blazer ($595) and Vince nude wedge shoes ($395). Completing her look are a Stella McCartney embellished clutch ($1,270), Oliver Peoples tortoise sunglasses ($325), Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings ($345), Eddie Borgo cone and dome bracelets ($325 each), and CUSP arrowhead white bead necklace ($65), amber crystal double-strand necklace ($95) and purple necklace ($45). All items are from Neiman Marcus.

JEWELRY

Like nomadic tribes who wear all their belongings as they cross the desert, the urban nomad is no stranger to layering. This season, the more the merrier. If two necklaces worked for you before, now try three or four.

Turquoise beads mixed with suede easily fit the new bohemian trend. Try bigger beads, or mix sizes and weights to avoid the dreaded tangling that comes from layering necklaces.

Go triple or quadruple on beaded bracelets, bangles and rings as well.

PHOTO COURTESY NORDSTROMKate Spade “McKee” leather sandals ($178), available at Nordstrom, embody the of-the-moment chunky sole and sporty-chic styling. Also pictured is Kate Spade’s polka-dot “Emma Lane — Lacey” wallet ($178).

PHOTO COURTESY NORDSTROM

Kate Spade “McKee” leather sandals ($178), available at Nordstrom, embody the of-the-moment chunky sole and sporty-chic styling. Also pictured is Kate Spade’s polka-dot “Emma Lane — Lacey” wallet ($178).

FOOTWEAR

The era of the stiletto is over. An active, busy woman just can't get her sprint on while teetering in too-high heels. Flats have become all-important, and while the ballet flat and gladiator sandal endure, what's new in 2015 is the sport sandal — minimal, cushiony and made to hit the pavement hard. Designers have finally looked beyond trainers and seen fit to create updated footwear to go along with the continuing sportswear trend. Glamour magazine refers to the new looks as part of an "ugly shoe trend." Think Birkenstocks on steroids. The new footwear can be found in fine leather to the latest in sports-tech materials, and runs from stark black and white to bold stripes of color.

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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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Easter jewelry simply ‘Charm’-ing

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March 26th, 2015



PHOTOS COURTESY JENN LEEBakery Charms Easter jewelry shown here are available for $16 to$29 at BakeryCharms.com.

PHOTOS COURTESY JENN LEE

Bakery Charms Easter jewelry shown here are available for $16 to$29 at BakeryCharms.com.

Chocolate bunnies, pastel macarons, oh my!

If you're putting together the perfect Easter outfit, accessorize your dress and bonnet with some of the adorable pastel-colored Easter jewelry created by Bakery Charms owner and designer Jenn Lee.

Charms and pendants in the style of Peeps and chocolate rabbits, cookies and macarons are great for Easter baskets, gift-giving and, of course, wearing.

This box of marshmallow bunnies Mommy necklace comes with a second, smaller two-bunny necklace (pictured in top photo) to share, at $32 for the set.

This box of marshmallow bunnies Mommy necklace comes with a second, smaller two-bunny necklace (pictured in top photo) to share, at $32 for the set.

Pieces range from $16 to $29 and you can order them at www.bakerycharms.com.

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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.

Dior opens salon at Neiman Marcus

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March 25th, 2015



PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

A Dior spa salon has opened inside Neiman Marcus.

Dior Beauty has a beautiful new space within Neiman Marcus, and marked its opening and the new spring season with a cocktail event that took place Thursday.

The new beauty counter and single-room facial salon are at the front of the store, to the left of the main mall entrance and en route to the shoe salon.

It is the only Dior counter to carry the brand's full fragrance line, and shoppers purchasing three items from Dior's skincare collections will be able to indulge in a custom facial, valued at $600, utilizing products from the L'Or de Vie, Prestige, Capture Totale collections, as applicable.

Diorshow artist Robert Munoz offered makeovers for guests during a cocktail event celebrating the opening of the Dior Salon.

Diorshow artist Robert Munoz offered makeovers for guests during a cocktail event celebrating the opening of the Dior Salon.

PHOTOS COURTESY DIORColor is strong for spring, and Dior's "Kingdom of Color" collection is highlighted by a mix of pink, purple and orange hues.

PHOTOS COURTESY DIOR

Color is strong for spring, and Dior's Kingdom of Colors collection is highlighted by a mix of pink, purple and orange hues.

Dior's "Kingdom of Colors

Dior's Kingdom of Colors Spring 2015 palette ($60) features 10 custom colors for lips, eyes and face.

The Honolulu Neiman Marcus is the only NM store to carry the complete La Collection Privée Christian Dior fragrances handcrafted with rare and exclusive raw materials. Among the fragrances is "New Look 1947," named after the designer's inaugural February 1947 which shot him to fame.

The Honolulu Neiman Marcus is the only NM store to carry the complete La Collection Privée Christian Dior fragrances handcrafted with rare and exclusive raw materials. Among the fragrances is New Look 1947, named after the designer's inaugural February 1947 which shot him to fame.

Shopper Alyssa Yeager tried the spring colors, including the wonderful orange of Rouge Dior "Rendez-vous No. 543" lipstick ($35).

Shopper Alyssa Yeager tried the spring colors, including the wonderful orange of Rouge Dior Rendez-vous No. 543 lipstick ($35).

Dior makeup cases are arranged like artwork on the walls of the new beauty counter/salon.

Dior makeup cases are arranged like artwork on the walls of the new beauty counter/salon.

Also new, the "mix, not match" philosophy behind spring fashion is also evident in Dior's Kingdom of Colors makeup collection. Diorshow artist Robert Munoz, in town for the event, showed guests how to create a pink and purple eye in combination with an orange lip, colors people usually consider to be clashing.

He suggested thinking about a spring garden or bouquet of flowers combining all these colors beautifully.

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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.

Whole Foods hosts Beauty Week

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March 19th, 2015



Whole Foods Market has launched its inaugural Beauty Week, through March 24, in keeping with its focus on whole body wellness.

Whole Foods will be offering its first beauty bag full of products for $18 during its inaugural Beauty Week.

PHOTOS COURTESY WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Whole Foods will be offering its first beauty bag full of products for $18 during its inaugural Beauty Week.

The store's Whole Body department will host events, classes, demos and promotions highlighting the market's selection of personal care products and cosmetics that support people and planetary health.

During Beauty Week, ball Whole Foods Market locations will offer a curated, limited-edition “Hello, Beauty!” bag for $18 (valued at $60), beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, while supplies last. Each bag is filled with six exclusive product samples: Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub, Acure Cell Stimulating Facial Mask, Giovanni 2chic Ultra Repair Shampoo, Pacifica Eye Shadow Duo or Lipstick, Trilogy Vital Moisturizing Cream and Gabriel Mascara, plus $5 in beauty coupons. The bags are made with 100 percent cotton recycled saris from RIJI Green, a business committed to ending human trafficking.

From Friday through Sunday, shoppers can also save 25 percent on all facial care items.

Here's the schedule at Whole Foods Market, Kahala Mall:

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Juice Beauty makeovers: The brand that utilizes organic fruit juice blends in place of water to create antioxidant-rich products now has a makeup line. To mark its debut at Whole Foods, there will be mini facials and makeovers featuring the line, from 10 a.m. tp 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

DIY body scrubs: Learn to keep your skin soft and supple with an all-natural DIY scrub. Receive a starter kit of ingredients and the recipe to make it at home, plus a jar of coffee scrub. A $10 donation is requested, to benefit Whole Planet Foundation projects, 5 to 7 p.m. 5 to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Smoky Eye Workshop: Learn to create a sultry smokey eye. Receive an eye kit from Pacifica, a 100 percent vegan line of skin care, makeup, and fragrances. A $10 donation is requested, to benefit Whole Planet Foundation projects, 5 to 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Andalou Naturals demo: Sample items from Andalou Naturals’ 1000 Roses™ skin care line, which features the 1000 Roses Complex and Alpine Rose Stem Cells to soothe and soften sensitive skin. During the demo only, shoppers will receive a discount on products from the line, noon to 6 p.m.

Beauty From the Inside Out: Sample salads created to support healthy skin, 5 to 7 p.m.

The Kailua Whole Foods will be offering a DIY beauty class on use of coconut oil..

The Kailua Whole Foods will be offering a DIY beauty class on use of coconut oil.

Here's the schedule for Whole Foods Market, Kailua:

FRIDAY

Natural Hair Event: Kinks, Coils, and Curls—Naturalistas of Oahu offers a how-to for hair that thirsts for deep conditioning, featuring hydrating hair treatments using items like avocadoes, shea butter, honey, and more, 5 to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

DIY Beauty Class: Learn to make your own beauty products with Nature's Way coconut oil as a key ingredient, beginning 10 a.m. in the parking lot lanai. The morning will start with a yoga stretch before creating toothpaste and a lip exfoliator. A $25 fee includes all supplies, samples and a donation to the Whole Planet Foundation. Space is limited. Make reservations at the store's customer service desk.

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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.

Stocking up at Catherine's Closet

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March 18th, 2015



PHOTO BY JULIE LAWSON Catherine's Closet owner Catherine Fong, left, with Alyssa Fung, who purchased a boho top and coverup, perfect for spring and summer.

COURTESY JULIE LAWSON

Catherine's Closet owner Catherine Fong, left, with Alyssa Fung, who purchased a boho top and coverup, perfect for spring and summer.

There are only a couple of weeks remaining before Catherine's Closet closes its doors, so I was in there Saturday picking up a few pieces.

Owner Catherine Fong has been known for her collection of vintage hats, as well as private label Panama hats that sold at Barney's Japan. I was able to pick up one of the last she's been holding on to.

I tried on a lot of hats and people in the store kept commenting I look like such a lady, maybe because I was in a ladylike dress en route to the Junior League of Honolulu's JLH-Luxe event at the Sheraton Waikiki. Which was so funny, because I'm so not ladylike in demeanor.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comCatherine's is the place to stock up on hats for any mood and ensemble. These are the three I picked up. The center Montecristi fedora was a hit for Catherine at Barney's Tokyo.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Catherine's is the place to stock up on hats for any mood and ensemble. These are the three I picked up. The center Montecristi fedora was a hit for Catherine at Barney's Tokyo.

In fact, that was a joke when I traveled to Shanghai two years ago and as always, headed to tailor central. The women who make tweed jackets kept trying to sell me on formal styles, and my friends who were translating, were like, "No, she likes punk rock, heavy metal," and "She's no lady."

I was so happy with the end result, one black jacket with chopped off three-quarter sleeves, fringe at the hems (before fringe mania hit last year) and shiny spangles. Another navy dress and cropped jacket with metal chain trim all around (adding that trim cost just about as much as jacket).

My late husband did like me to dress in 1940s to '50s styles because they hugged and flattered women's bodies. And you'll find such designs here. Catherine's has pieces dating from the 1920s through the present.

Although she was scheduled to close at the end of the month. She may offer one last hurrah on First Friday, April 3, before the store closes to make way for a Reyn's Rack expansion.

p align="left">Bethany Shelley shows off her vintage style at Catherine's. She's a fan of 1950s style and says clothing from that era simply fits her better. Below, a detail of her skirt featuring imagery of Venice.  She says she has a closet full of peasant and circle skirts.

Bethany Shelley shows off her vintage style at Catherine's. She's a fan of 1950s style and says clothing from that era simply fits her better. Below, a detail of her skirt featuring imagery of Venice. She says she has a closet full of peasant and circle skirts.

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Catherine hams it up in a Lai Fong coat with vintage cigarette holder.

p align="left">A yellow party dress is among the vintage finds.

<p A yellow party dress is among the vintage finds.

p align="left">A non-wearable but colorful showpiece from downtown Honolulu's Lai Fong, and below, the label from the long-standing Nuuanu Avenue store.

A non-wearable but colorful showpiece from downtown Honolulu's Lai Fong, and below, the label from the long-standing Nuuanu Avenue store.

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Catherine's Closet is at 125 Merchant St. and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and by appointment Saturdays through Thursdays. Call (808) 386-2746.

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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.

Benefit before Catherine's closes

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March 11th, 2015



PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comAngela McGuire shows her retro Hawaii style at Catherine's Closet. She's originally from Florida and now lives in Montana, but recently in town for a visit, she says she has a closet full of vintage Hawaiian and same era reproduction dresses.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Angela McGuire shows her retro Hawaii style at Catherine's Closet. She's originally from Florida and now lives in Montana, but recently in town for a visit.

The downtown vintage boutique Catherine’s Closet will be closing its doors at the end of this month, and to thank customers for their patronage over the years, owner Catherine Fong will be hosting a benefit shopping day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, during which 20 percent of sales will go to breast cancer research.

There will be music and prizes throughout the day, and Fong will be bringing out fabulous pieces from her private collection, which I can't wait to see.

In addition to clothing from past eras, the shop has been known for stocking the largest array of vintage hats, headpieces and fascinators on Oahu.

Don't worry, when the doors close it won't be a forever goodbye. You will still be able to catch Catherine singing around town, at Medici's and special events, and after a resting period, she'll be introducing an online boutique. Though it's not the same as dropping in and talking story with the personable collector.

I met her in 2007, when her boutique was in Manoa. She opened her downtown boutique in 2010, and among her patrons were New York darlings Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Catherine's Closet is known for owner Catherine Fong's collection of vintage hats.

Catherine's Closet is known for owner Catherine Fong's collection of vintage hats.

Speaking of hats, this little crown could be yours for $54.

Speaking of hats, this little crown could be yours for $54.

Accessories befitting a woman's vanity circa 1950s and '60s.

Accessories befitting a woman's vanity circa 1950s and '60s.

Catherine's already carries a lot of nice vintage pieces but she'll be busting out her private stash on Saturday.

Catherine's already carries a lot of nice vintage pieces but she'll be busting out her private stash on Saturday.

A selection of earrings, and below, necklaces.

A selection of earrings, and below, necklaces.

catherine jewelry

One of the unique items up for grabs is a turn-of-the-20th-century bar that was originally in a Chinatown shop and stored away for decades before its owners decided to part with their furnishings.

One of the unique items up for grabs is a 19th century bar that was originally in a Chinatown shop and stored away for decades before its owners decided to part with their furnishings.

Catherine’s Closet is at 125 Merchant St. Call (808) 386-2746.

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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.

New fashion exhibits debut

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March 5th, 2015



PHOTO COURTESY YI LIN HUPhotography by Yi Lin Hu is on exhibition at CANON U.S.A., through the end of the month.

COURTESY YI LIN HU

Photography by Yi Lin Hu is on exhibition at CANON U.S.A. through the end of the month.

If you're looking for something new to set your sights on, a couple of exhibitions around town focus on different aspects of fashion:

Over at CANON U.S.A. in Ward Plaza, Yi Lin Hu is presenting an exhibition of his fashion photography.

PHOTO COURTESY UHM HISTORIC COSTUME COLLECTION Clothing associated with traditional techniques and styles are on view at the UHM Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

COURTESY UHM HISTORIC COSTUME COLLECTION

Clothing associated with traditional techniques and styles are on view at the UHM Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

The exhibition is presented in three sections focusing on the intricacies of fashion design, introspective contemporary portraiture and cinematic storylines.

The photos feature the work of designers Beverly Horton, Kini Zamora, Dinko Satta and Joelle Perry, with styling by Jose Santamaria, Reise Kochi and Therese Wahl, and makeup and hair by June Jones, Jake Acedo, Jonathan Freitas, Vanessa Li and Sanna Myers.

The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 31. Admission is free. Plaza is at 210 Ward Ave., across from Ward Warehouse.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Historic Costume Museum is hosting an exhibition from its costume collection, daily through Sunday in Miller Hall, Room 112 (Room 101 on Sunday).

Titled “It’s Traditional,” the show was curated by students in the Costume Museum Management class.

In an effort to research and understand textiles used by diverse cultures, students were allowed to select a garment or outfit in the museum reflecting the theme of tradition. In the process, students were able to learn more about the culture behind the garments and to correctly display the items.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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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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