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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Colors of spring, Island tales in Highlights, Korean fashion gala

Colors of spring

This spring's popular colors — peppermint greens, light blues, warm golden-yellows, and classic blue and red — will lift the spirit and soothe the soul, says the Pantone Color Institute. Crisp white is another trend, which the institute calls "refreshing." And any of these seasonal shades can be worn on their own or with browns, beiges and grays. Each fashion season, Pantone, developer of a color system used by the fashion industry for continuity, surveys American designers. A sampling of responses:

• Bill Blass, designed by Lars Nilsson, is featuring pale and pearlized grays and neutrals, and whitened shades of blue, green and lilac.

• Calvin Klein mixes whites and ecru, grays, navy and aubergine.

• Michael Kors chose white, black and Chinese red.

— Associated Press

Isle tales in Highlights

Highlights for Children, the national magazine that generations of children grew up reading, has some local flavor in its issue this month.

Daniel A. Kelin, II, director of drama education for Honolulu Theatre for Youth, has contributed to the periodical with "Tiny-Island Tellers," a story that describes his experience gathering traditional tales from two Marshall Islands storytellers; and "Reef Eyes," told by the storytellers and adapted by Kelin. Highlights magazines are available at most public libraries. Call your local public library to find out if they carry it.

— Zenaida Serrano Espanol, Advertiser staff writer

Korean fashion gala

Look for Honolulu Police Chief Lee Donohue to strut down the fashion runway, sans pistol, as honorary chairman of the Korean Centennial Gala Fashion Show, noon Sept. 28 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Donohue, born and raised in Hawai'i, is half Korean; he married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Park, a second-generation Korean American. Other notables of Korean ancestry invited to model include Chief Justice Ronald Moon, Hawai'i County Mayor Harry Kim and Centennial Chairman Donald Kim.

Tickets, at $50, with premium seating are on sale. Call 373-1852 or 261-1998.

— Wayne Harada, Advertiser entertainment editor