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New York Fashion Week streams live beginning Feb. 6

January 3rd, 2014

With the new year comes thoughts of awards season and what the international fashion weeks will bring.

It used to be you had to have airfare and connections to swing invites to Fashion Week events around the globe. Now, anyone with a computer or mobile device can watch the shows ... and have a better view and comfier seat than any of the editors, writers, retail buyers, celebs and bloggers actually in the audience.

New York Fashion Week LIVE begins Feb. 6, with live streams from both Mercedes-Benz and MADE (from Milk Studios).

New "Chat," "Watch Live" and Instagram sections will also help create a more interactive experience during the live streams. And a "Switch City" function allows viewers to watch London, Milan and Paris, following New York.

New York Fashion Week LIVE includes streams from both Mercedes-Benz and MADE, as well as independent streams such as Caroline Herrera / AMEX and Michael Kors / All Access, All Angles.

Watch the streams at (Feb. 6 to 13, 2014)

London Fashion Week Live ( Feb. 15 to 18
Milan Fashion Week Live (, featuring links to CameraModa): Feb. 18 to 23
Paris Fashion Week Live (, featuring links to designer live streams): Feb. 25 to March 5

Ari South to debut on 'Project Runway All-Stars'

October 24th, 2013


Lifetime photo

Don't forget to tune into "Project Runway All-Stars" tonight, when local designer Ari South makes her national debut on the Lifetime fashion design competition.

You can read all about it in my story that appeared in the paper on Oct. 17:

Lee Sands unloads inventory of beads, gemstones and eel skin

July 30th, 2013


Nadine Kam photos
Carnelian, tiger's eye and amethyst beads and gemstones are among the items up for grabs at the Lee Sands closeout sale going on now at the First Interstate (First Hawaiian) bank building on King Street.

Yesterday I got a breathless call from handbag designer Lynda Sakraida, of Hadji Baba Bags, about Lee Sands' closeout sale. She said she had dropped a lot of money there and was doing her best to stay away, but she thought all crafters and jewelry makers should know about it.

After several decades in the jewelry and accessories business, Hawaii-based QVC entrepreneur Sands is making plans to retire, and that means liquidating his entire inventory of beads, freshwater pearls, gemstones, finished jewelry, eel leather handbags and small leather goods, now being offered at cost.


Bags of gemstones available at $5 per bag.

Examples include finished necklaces at $7, stone beads at about $5 per strand and bags of beads for $5.

Even though yesterday was a strange day with tropical depression Flossie on the way, I wasn't sure whether the sale event would be open because so many workers were sent home, just in case. But there they were, and told me I had just missed Sakraida, who, just hours before, had told me she wasn't going to go because she had already spent too much stocking up on findings, that I'm sure will now find their way to embellish her artful handbags!

The Lee Sands closeout sale is taking place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays on the 16th floor of the First Interstate (First Hawaiian) building at 1314 South King St. The sale is being replenished weekly and will continue until everything is gone. Staffers believe this will take a month or more, but they may not know the extent of Hawaii's appetite for crafting and jewelry making.

Only check or cash is accepted, and validated parking is available with a $100 purchase.


Eelskin accessories were among Lee Sands original claims to fame, and his company still has a bigger market in eelskin items than jewelry.


Strands of freshwater pearls are being offered at $7 each.


For non-crafters, some finished jewelry is also available.

'Project Runway' billboard too sexy for L.A.

July 10th, 2013

Lifetime photo

In the land of plastic surgery and loose morals, a poster for the new season of "Project Runway," premiering July 18, has been banned.

Perhaps anxious to fight the tide of boredom that has seeped in over 11 seasons, the new billboard aims to wake up viewers with a rather risque image of show host Heidi Klum and designer mentor Tim Gunn holding court, 18th century Parisian style, over a number of nude models.

The image was deemed as too sexy for L.A. and banned, but will appear in the future with the models wearing underwear. The image will appear as is on billboards and posters in New York City.

'Project Runway' seeks fans for makeovers

June 14th, 2013

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.

Here's a link to contest, upload site and rules:

For instance, videos must be a minimum of 10 seconds and no longer than 2 minutes, and answer the questions: “Why are you a Superfan of Project Runway” and “Why do you deserve a fashion makeover”?