Now you don't have to be a designer to be a part of "Project Runway" Season 12. The reality fashion design competition is looking for fan fanatics in need of a makeover.
Submit a video telling produceers why you love "Project Runway" and deserve a new look, for a chance to be featured on one of Season 12's runway challenges.
Winners will be flown to NYC and paired with a Season 12 designer for a fashion and beauty consultation, makeover and chance to strut their stuff on the PR catwalk. June 20 is the deadline for submissions.
Entrants must be 18 or older, and up to seven fans will be chosen for the opportunity.
Microsoft is sending along a few friends to help celebrate the opening of its retail store at Ala Moana Center on June 13.
The grand opening ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., and gates will open for a 4 p.m. concert by the Neon Trees and one of the hottest duos today, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. There's no escaping their "Thrift Shop" hit on radio.
Stay tuned for more info in the month to come.
We haven't had a store opening this big since November 2006, when the opening of Miss Sixty/Energie at Ala Moana Center brought back Hawaii-born actress Kelly Hu, and performances by recording artists Josh Radin, Schuyler Fisk, and Rachel Yamagata, and DJ Steve Aoki.
In a sort of in-your-face move, the store will open opposite longtime competitor, the Apple Store.
Nadine Kam photos A model in one of the creations by Jaclyn Mae Santos, featuring her manipulated fabric.
RAW: Natural Born Artists-Honolulu is part of a national community of creatives across the world, with 77 regional communities.
The independent arts organization's mission is to provide emerging independent artists, within the first decade of their career, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
The organization welcomes all genres of art, including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists, and more, giving the artists a venue to show their work to the greater community.
In Honolulu, that means hosting a series of monthly showcases bringing musicians, visual artists and designers together for a diverse evening of shopping and entertainment.
The most recent showcase brought together a half dozen visual artists, musicians and designers, highlighted by a fashion show featuring recent University of Hawaii APDM graduate Jaclyn Mae Santos, Birdie Girls Creations Roberta "Robyn" Gray-Newman, Glass Eye Arts Shayna Nichols, and Project P Bowties.
Santos was parting with pieces from her cool girl "Alien 2 Alien" collection (if only I were 20 years younger), while also introducing her new direction, which involves dyeing, printing and manipulating fabric. She's just getting warmed up, and showed three pieces, plus a tote bag featuring her hand-block printing. All the designers staged brief, but sassy shows, emceed by Sean Douglas.
The next event takes place 7 to 10 p.m. April 13 at Aloha Beer Co., 580 N. Nimitz Highway. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $10 pre-sale online at http://www.rawartists.org/honolulu, or $15 at the door.
Birdie Girls Creations Roberta "Robyn" Gray-Newman with her knit hats and berets. Slouchy and rasta caps are $20, chunky knits are $10, and headbands are $15. Her felt flowers are $5 each, with bulk discounts. Kid's caps are $20.
These boys admire the lampwork pendants of Glass Eye Arts' Shayna Nichols.
Lifetime photos The finalists, from left, Emilio Sosa, Uli Herzner and Anthony Ryan Auld.
"Project Runway All-Stars"
Episode 12 Finale: "Go Big or Go Home" recap
Heading into the final competition, the designers—Emilio Sosa, Uli Herzner and Anthony Ryan Auld—were told they have just four days to create a runway collection. The designers were free to choose their own themes, colors, visuals, music and the number of pieces to show (or manage to finish in the brief time frame).
The designers were afraid when on their first work day, host Carolyn Murphy drops in on them in the workroom. That usually signals a difficult twist. But this time, it was good news when all the season's ousted designers filed in and the finalists were able to choose one to assist them for a couple of days.
The ousted designers returned, looking very relaxed, most ready and willing to assist if needed.
Anthony Ryan picked first because of his win last week and tapped his apparent frenemy Joshua McKinley, who basically said he was too tired to do it. (Refusing never seemed to be an option in "Project Runway's" history." So the designer extended the invitation to Kayne Gillespie to work on his collection, themed "The Thin Line."
Uli chose Casanova for her collection of whites and creams, themed "Mystical Winter." During critiques Joanna Coles asks Uli to save her little fur jacket for her. It's always a good sign when editors want to wear your designs.
Emilio picked Althea Harper to work on his conceptual showcase, "Urban Plantation," an ode to working women from the plantation to Rosie the Riveter, who took over when men went to war during World War ll. The idea was that the pinnacle of fashion is often the domain of celebrities, the wealthy and the celebrated, and he wanted to honor working women who rarely get the recognition they deserve.
His collection turned out to be colorful and gritty, and very true to his spirit. Uli's was the opposite, ethereal and mythic and the most artistic and designerly. I was hoping she would win, but true to the favoritism shown all season long, the judges chose Anthony Ryan's collection, which was modern, clean and very commercial. Yet, it's so 2010-11 with its linear and mod-ish color blocking and cut-out backs, nothing that hadn't been in the stores all last year, which to me, was representative of everything he showed, one of the reasons the show has been on a downhill trajectory and is applying more gimmicks. The next season of the original "Project Runway" will have the designers working in teams, rather than as individuals.
Two designs from Anthony Ryan Auld's winning collection.
It always seems unfair, but once you become rich and famous, people want to give you free stuff in hope that some of the stardust rubs off on them. Awards season means celebs will be showered with swag.
You'll have at least one shot to win a Golden Globe swag bag by following Hollywood Swag Bag on Twitter @SwagGivesBack. The company prepares celebrity gift bags for red carpet and charity events.
Gifts may include purses by Liucia Japan, Alueur candles, gift certificates to Heart & Stone Jewelry, earbuds and iPhone covers by Incipio, Darby's English toffee, Moor Skin Care, FiaFini Skin Care, Bioxidea Miracle 24 face mask, Bootzie Oil from Maui, and many edible treats.
A winner will be picked at random on Jan. 13.
Photos courtesy Renee Rokero Kolohe Gurl Jewelry's Plumeria Maile Leaf neck cuff will be on display in the Golden Globes GBK Luxury Gift Lounge.
Also representing Hawaii at the Golden Globes will be Renee Eleu Rokero, designer/owner of Kolohe Gurl Jewelry. She was among an exclusive group of artists selected to partipate in GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge in Honor of the 2013 Golden Globes nominees and presenters. She handcrafted sterling silver Plumeria Maile Leaf neck cuff showcased at The Artisan Group exhibit, and her Plumeria Necklace with Black Pearls will be nestled inside The Artisan Group’s celebrity swag bags offered Jan. 11 and 12.