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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 11:03 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hawaii designers featured in 'Haute Pink' fashion show

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Valerie Ragaza-Miao, owner of Valerie Joseph Boutiques, is partnering with Planned Parenthood of Hawai'i for a fashion show set for tomorrow night at The Royal Hawaiian hotel.

The "Haute Pink Party" show features fashions by local designers Katrina Bodnyk of State of Mind, Toby Portner of Toby P., Jodi Salmonson of KariJane Threads and Deb Mascia of Mu'umu'u Heaven, as well as vintage looks from The Closet Chick and evening wear from Vow Bridal.

The event, which serves as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, opens at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction that includes a couture gown designed by Ragaza-Miao. The fashion show follows at 7 p.m.

Some last-minute tickets are available at a cost of $150. Call Sheila O'Keefe at 589-1156, ext. 225.