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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

At Macy's, it's red-hot yellows, ethnic prints

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Whimsical bracelets are just part of Lynda Caris' spring collection on dis play tomorrow at Macy's.

Photo courtesy of Jerry Mayfield

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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Photo courtesy of Jerry Mayfield

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Macy's is gearing up for spring. Their take on the trends: Yellow will be hot, taking cues from Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" and Picasso's ceramics. Expect to see lots of ethnic prints as well as urban safari looks, a strong message of prints and patterns with gold highlights.

Here's the hot list from Macy's: crafted, draped, oversized, tiered, skinny, strapless, celebrity jackets, fun graphic tees, jumpsuits, iconic stripes, cargos, embellished, ruffled.

Macy's accessor- ies emphasis: rounded bags, cross-body bags, fedoras, novelty legwear, cuffs and bangles, caged footwear and embellished footwear.

Tomorrow, Macy's will host a trunk show by Lynda Caris of Muse IX Design.

Her spring collection is called "Sky Symphony," inspired by the constellations and all their interesting shapes and relationships. Light and airy, Caris weaves semi-precious stones and pearls, collected from all over the world, to make whimsical necklaces, earrings and bracelets.


Have you sold any stray earrings or unwanted gold or silver jewelry lately? We're looking for folks who have had experiences good or bad with selling gold or silver for cash to companies in Hawai'i.

A newsroom colleague was pleasantly surprised when she took in her odds and ends (none of them with sentimental value) and came away with far more cash than she expected. How about you? E-mail us at paularath@aol.com or give us a call at 595-4904.


Jewelry designer Robyn Rhodes is making her first Honolulu appearance in two years, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tomorrow and Sunday at Cottage By the Sea in Ward Warehouse. In addition to her 2010 collection she will be customizing stones and necklace lengths to suit each customer.


The Neiman Marcus Beauty Event is on through March 7 a great way to test the freshest colors of the season and learn what's new in skin and hair care technology. Makeup artists are available to help you update your look and there are always lots of gifts with purchases, too.


We've always thought it would be fun to be a fly on the wall when the creatives at OPI are brainstorming names for their nail polishes. Where do some of those kooky names come from?
Right now the inspiration is clear: Alice in Wonderland. Their four-polish collection consists of two glittery shades, Absolutely Alice (kind of turquoisey) and Mad as a Hatter (mixed jewel tones), and two reds, one matte (Off With Her Red) and glossy (Thanks So Muchness).
We found them at Merle Norman Pearlridge ($8.50) but OPI is sold in lots of other stores and salons.

Want more style news, views and practical tips? Go to hawaiisfashionforum.honadvblogs.com.