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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's trunk show features tea and jazz

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Cora Yee will hold a trunk show tomorrow.

Photo courtesy of Cora Yee

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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Find Maui Girl bikinis at www.maui-girl.com.

Photo courtesy of Maui Girl

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Honolulu artist and designer Cora Yee is presenting her latest colorful prints, eclectic jewelry and unusual clothing in a Valentine's trunk show from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Mission Houses Museum store. While there, enjoy a special tea menu and music by local jazz guitarist Shoji Ledward. Admission is free. Call Betsy Robertson, 447-3923, for more information.


Whole Foods Market in Kahala Mall is "going local" for Valentine's Day. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, shoppers will be treated to a show of local fashions by Mu'umu'u Heaven and Kealopiko, as well as product samplings from more than 10 local vendors, including Pacific Place Tea, Honey Girl, and Hawaiian Bath & Body.


Just once a year, The Academy Shop holds a giant clearance sale of ethnic clothing, jewelry, folk art pieces, vintage prints, books, stationery and music. It's a great opportunity to find treasures, with prices slashed 30 percent to 80 percent.

It takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Academy Art Center at Linekona.


That's our blog inspired by Paula's fashion, art and travels, Stephanie's style files, Shana's take on New York Fashion Week, Amanda's eye on the shopping scene and soon Anna Tomita's blogs from Florence and Milan.

Don't miss it: http://www.hawaiisfashionforum.honadvblogs.


Designer Debbie Wilson of Maui is celebrating this week, as six of her Maui Girl swimsuits appear in the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimwear issue.
Want to get the look? Maui Girl is sold in Wilson's landmark little Pa'ia shop, Maui Girl & Co., and online at www.maui-girl.com. Her mix-and-match suits range from $99 to $120, with a few complicated, highly embellished ones at $300. As for the body to go in the bikini, well, that's up to you.