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Magnolia White & Galia Lahav

March 29th, 2016
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PHOTOS COURTESY MAGNOLIA WHITE

Designs by Galia Lahav were introduced during a Magnolia White couture bridal fashion show that took place March 25 at 53 by the Sea.

Magnolia White, a couture bridal salon, will open its doors April 1, and celebrated in style with a preview fashion show of designs by Galia Lahav at 53 by the Sea.

The fashion show took place March 25, with a red carpet welcome for guests, followed by the fashion show that had models walking through the doors of the palatial restaurant, and ascending its marble staircase.

Following the show, guests sat down to a four-course dinner, showcasing the restaurant as a venue for a full spectrum of special events. Themed to weddings, courses represented "Something Refreshing" (salad with heart of palm "lace" and citrus vinaigrette), "Something Savory" (roast chicken), "Something Rich" (Kona lobster) and "Something Sweet" (dessert).

A Galia Lahav design showcased inside the Magnolia White couture bridal salon. The designer is known for her dramatic illusion backless gowns.

Magnolia White launched in 2015 in Omotesando, Tokyo, and features couture gowns by designers in New York, London and Paris.

The Honolulu bridal salon is the exclusive Hawaii retailer for Galia Lahav, and will also feature collections by David Fielden, Rue de Seine and Delphine Manivet, with accessories from Emmy London and Paris by Debra. Designs range from simple gowns fit for a destination wedding, to the romantic, to the elaborate work of Galia Lahav, known for her illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and use of Italian ivory lace.
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Magnolia White is on the ground level of the Hokua Tower, 1288 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 106. Call (808) 800-3088. The boutique will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. Online: www.magnolia-white.com.

A model in Galia Lahav at 53 by the Sea.

Galia Lahav is also known for its use of Italian lace.

Stunning tulle skirts also made impression as models entered the room and ascended the 53 by the Sea staircase.

A glamorous full skirt.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

The fashion show dinner opened with a salad of Waipoli Farm greens, Nalo Farm micro greens, Big Island grapefruit and fennel, with toasted macadamia nuts, blanketed by hearts of palm "lace," and drizzled with citrus vinaigrette.

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J. Ludovico Farm roast chicken was draped with red beet consomme jelly and served with Sumida Farm watercress puree, roasted Ho Farm tomatoes and braised green papaya seasoned with sansho chili.

The main course comprised steamed Kona lobster and sautéed Kona abalone cooked with Naked Cow truffle butter sauce, Big Island kabocha puree, with an Aloha Tofu soy milk emulsion, and served with grilled onions, green beans and Hamakua Ali'i mushrooms.

Dinner concluded with "Something Sweet" in the form of lilikoi mousse and jasmine-infused jelly with Hawaiian salted caramel sauce, Kona coffee cookie and an assortment of seasonal fruit.

On the Shop A Le'a spring runway

March 25th, 2016
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Backstage with DVF boutique manager Marilee Mattson, center, and her platinum-haired models.

Here's a look at DVF and Bloomingdale's designs that were on the runway when Ala Moana Center presented its spring fashion event, Shop A Le'a, March 14 through 20. These shows took place on March 19.

Spring trends at Shop A Le'a

March 10th, 2016
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PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Sandro shows Spanish flair in this striking red lace dress ($700) at Bloomingdale’s, modeled by Daniella Abe, with Dolce & Gabbana red flower sunglasses ($335) from Sunglass Hut, J.Crew-on-the-Island earrings ($65), Alexis Bittar Broken Heart ring ($195) from Neiman Marcus, and bag ($602) from Michel Negrin. Styling by Kim Smith.

Spring’s fashion trends will be on the runway with a series of fashion shows taking place during Ala Moana Center’s 9th annual Shop a Le’a event, running March 14 through 20.

In addition to centerwide and individual store events, and fashion, beauty and cuisine experiences, shoppers will have the opportunity to win a trip for two to Seattle, and other prizes, and receive a centerwide gift-with-purchase tote from Ted Baker London.

The season's lingerie looks aren’t limited to camisole tops and slip dresses. From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row come a pajama suit jacket ($2,990) and pajama pant ($1,350), worn with a Xirena gold bra ($78), all from Neiman Marcus, paired with Emporio Armani gold chain bag ($775), Guess earrings ($22), and Alexis Bittar gold choker ($295) from Bloomingdale’s.

The fashion show schedule:

March 16
6 p.m.: Ivivva

March 17
6 p.m.: Reyn Spooner

March 19
Noon: San Lorenzo Bikinis
1 p.m.: Bloomingdale’s
2 p.m.: Diane von Furstenberg
3 p.m.: Nordstrom
4 p.m.: Ted Baker London
5 p.m.: Banana Republic

March 20
Noon: Macy’s
1 p.m.: St. John
2 p.m.: Planet Blue
3 p.m.: White House│Black Market

Neiman Marcus presented a fashion show of spring 2016's fringe, denim, lace, red and "cold shoulder" trends on Feb. 17.

Daniella Abe is wearing a peach suede fringed top ($49) from Guess, fringed skirt from Cynthia Rowley ($325), Eddie Borgo pastel bracelet ($260) from Neiman Marcus, and Emporio Armani pink bangle ($225).

Kaiea Bosgra is wearing a J.Crew-on-the-Island field jacket ($198) with Emporio Armani straight-leg chinos ($375) and Emporio Armani sunglasses ($160).

PHOTOS BY CRAIG T. KOJIMA / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Abe is in a shirt from Guess ($79) and Maje mesh skirt ($325) from Bloomingdale’s, accessorized with a handbag from Cynthia Rowley, and J.Crew-on-the-Island flower necklace ($158), flower bracelet ($98), and flower earrings ($78).

A few looks shown on the Neiman Marcus runway last month, on Eva Blacker and Taylor:

spring trend

spring men

spring women

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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.

JLH marks 90th anniversary with Jazz Era soirée

April 16th, 2014
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jlhholdFrom left, Kristina Belcourt, Bridgett Relphorde, who made her own cigarette holder from rolled cardboard that she blinged, and Michelle Richardson.Nadine Kam photos

Feathers, fringe, flappers and lace were in abundance and "Giggle juice" flowed at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort April 12, when the Junior League of Honolulu went back to its Jazz Era roots—founded in 1923—to mark its 90th anniversary with a luncheon/fashion show featuring garments from Tori Richard's Spring 2014 women's collection.

In addition to the fun, glitz and glamour of the 1920s "Great Gatsby"-themed celebration, there was also some serious work going on as the organization pledged to give $90,000 to Oahu nonprofits over the next three years through its 90th Anniversary Community Fund. $45,000 will be awarded this year. The balance of the fund will be distributed over the next two years. Members also recognized past recipients of its annual Laura N. Dowsett Award, and honored JLH's 2014 recipient Cheryl Hetherington.

The award is named after Laura Nott Dowsett, a founding member of JLH and its president from 1933 to 1934. Hetherington, a civic leader and longtime Junior League member, received the award that was created in 1982, to recognize a sustaining member who personifies the spirit of voluntarism, the value of specialized training, the effectiveness of advocacy and the qualities of leadership developed in the JLH.

CherylHetheringtonHetherington served as JLH president from 2002 to 2003 and has raised money for a number of nonprofits including Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of O‘ahu (25th Anniversary), Honolulu Academy of Art (Kama‘aina Christmas), The Contemporary Museum (ConTempo) and JLH. Before dedicating her skills to community service, Hetherington practiced law as a solo practitioner from 1979 to 1994, taking on many pro bono cases in Family Court. A member of the Hawaii Bar Association, she served for five years with the Hearings Committee of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel for the State of Hawaii.

In recognition of the group's annual "Sacs in the City" fundraiser, more than 10 high-end handbags were auctioned to help support JLH's community programs.

jlhfashThe event was also highlighted by an informal fashion show featuring the Tori Richard Spring 2014 women's collection.

jlhFrom left, Becky Harrison, JLH president-elect Penelope Paik Thune and Ina Chang.

jlhpinstripeFrom left, JJ Dentel, Jeri Duncan in mobster pinstripes, and Tiffany Sterbin.

jlhjenJennifer and Justin Dotson.

jlh2Jessica Yamauchi, left, and JLH president Deborah Zysman.

jlh20sA photographic display dating from the 1920s to the present, played tribute to the Junior League founders and early members. Today, we tend to have a costumey view of 1920s fashion, but this is more typical summer dress.

jlhjJanice Choate-Zavakos looks her 1920s best in white and lace down to her stockings.

laceI did white lace as well, snapping a selfie outside my house, with Lynn Murray Sien's "Naked Pearl" rope necklace and Whiting & Davis mesh purse. I have at least three 1920s Mandalian mesh-and-enamel purses that I used to use, but today, they're too small to fit such 21st century necessities as phone and car keys. (more…)

Collections of Waikiki lightens up for spring

March 20th, 2014
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collectionsmmMomoko Metzker in a David & Goliath T-shirt with shorts and clutch from Vivienne Westwood.Nadine Kam photos

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa hosted a fashion show featuring spring and summer looks from Collections of Waikiki to celebrate the start of the Spring 2014 fashion season, as well as the hotel's 113th birthday.

The casual event took place in the open air of the Banyan Courtyard. The Collections of Waikiki comprise more than 60 fashion boutiques within the Moana, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and the Sheraton Waikiki. Spread out as they are, I didn't realize there are so many! Just goes to show there's a lot of shopping opps beyond the increasing number of Kalakaua monoliths.a

Among shops featured were Tori Richard, Vivienne Westwood, First Break Hawaii, San Lorenzo Brazilian Bikinis, Pashma, Reyn Spooner, Volcom, Newt Hawaii, and more.

Smaller showcases took place on Kalakaua Avenue fronting the hotel, attracting the attention of passersby who were rewarded with prize balloons that could be redeemed for free gifts from the participating boutiques.

Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Kamuela Kahoano also performed for a portion of the fashion show.


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collections4From left, designs from Tori Richard, David & Goliath and Vivienne Westwood, on Roycen Dehmer a Reyn Spooner shirt and Tori Richard shorts, and on Morgan Clark a top and bikini from San Lorenzo and shorts from Rebecca Beach.

collectionsslSan Lorenzo bikini.

collections2A round of evening looks: On Momoko, a Volcom one-piece with Vivienne Westwood trousers, Pashma dress, on Roycen Vivienne Westwood, and on Morgan Clark a maxi dress from Rebecca Beach.

collectionspashmaDress by cashmere and silk specialist Pashma at the Royal Hawaiian.

collectionsThe models with emcees Angela Maki Vernon and Vivienne Westwood boutique manager Jered Branco.