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

Crystals, rare minerals arrive from Tucson

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

New collections come in every month at Princesse Tam-Tam and Ai Amour.

Ai Amour

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A special shipment direct from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show will be presented from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sedona in Ward Centre. Included are amethyst and citrine geodes, natural crystals and rare mineral specimens, as well as handmade jewelry. Many sterling silver and semi-precious stone pieces are priced below $50.


The Bella Project is giving away prom dresses, shoes, jewelry and makeup to the high school women of Hawai'i at their first prom giveaway. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Cupola Theatre at the Honolulu Design Center. All sales are first come, first served. Must show proof of enrollment in high school. Information: www.thebellaprojecthawaii.org.


Uber-stylist and entrepreneur Paul Brown has just returned from a whirlwind tour of the Mainland, introducing his new Hapuna Keratin Retexturizer System. It's an organic natural straightener that he says offers the best solution for calming even the thickest, most inflexible hair, transforming it into a smooth, supple and manageable style.

Special ingredients include kukui nut lipids, sea salts, sea algae and plankton.

The collection, which consists of a shampoo, conditioner, mist and retexturizer, is free of the chemicals formaldehyde, aldehyde and thio.


London-based Eskandar is a favorite among Hawai'i's fashionable women, especially his silks, cottons and linens. Representative Tracy Bouse will be available for personalized fitting and styling from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at Neiman Marcus; 951-3427.

Jewelry designer Dominique Cohen's distinctive line will be introduced from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow in the Neiman Marcus designer jewelry department; 948-7352.

Eileen Fisher's spring 2010 collection will be on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. At 1 p.m., representative Mary Ann Morella will make a fashion presentation showing how to wear the new colors, textures and styles, 948-7403.



While Princesse Tam-Tam and Ai Amour are known for their high-end lingerie (think La Perla, Aubade, Lejaby), in a move that's sensitive to our economic environment, the local owners are introducing new lines with more affordable price points.
Among them: "No Romeo," which features T-shirt bras in fun tropical prints and colors such as mango ($18 to $29) and sassy panties and boyleg briefs ($9). Now, in a range of sizes, and choice of organic cotton or lace, they offer "O Lingerie," especially for the full-figured woman. New collections come in every month. Both stores are in the Royal Hawaiian Center. Information: www.aiamour-luxurylingerie.com, 262-0803.