Swimwear will put on a show at beach event
By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer
Swimwear designer Louisa Ngum of Honey Girl Water Wear and fashion designer Ida Teiti of Tiare Teiti are putting on a fashion show at Paradise Beachside Barbecue at Paradise Cove in Ko Olina Resort. The paniolo style barbecue is part of the Hawai'i Food & Wine Paradise weekend of events. The fashion show is at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
In keeping with the show's theme, "Back to the Future," the designers have invited Jacqueline Kaleikini to participate. Kaleikini, one of Hawai'i's first bikini designers in the 1960s, will show her original vintage suits.
Tickets are $100 at www.hawaiifoodandwineparadise.com.
BEAUTY BONANZA THIS WEEKEND
It's a big weekend for beauty, with both Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus holding major beauty events.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Neiman Marcus will host Chanel National Makeup artist John Fussell. A 20-year veteran of the cosmetics industry, Fussell's work has appeared in fashion magazines, film, TV and on the red carpet. Call 948-7587 to make an appointment.
Nordstrom's Cosmetics Trend Show is sold out but there are appointments open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow with national makeup artists from Chanel (Fussell), Dior (Thuy Pham), Trish McEvoy and Bobbi Brown.
Appointments recommended: phone 953-6100 and ask for the cosmetics counter that interests you.
ON OUR RADAR
BOUTIQUE A DREAM COME TRUE
Farida Ong has long fostered the dream of having her own store. Her vision for it? The quaint boutiques she used to frequent in her East Village neighborhood in New York City. So, in spite of the shaky economic times, she courageously opened Fishloaves at 661 Ke'eaumoku St. (inside Sam Sung Plaza).
Why "Fishloaves"? "It is definitely a high-risk type of venture, but I was at Sunday Mass one day and the pastor spoke about the miracle of two fishes and five loaves that fed 5,000 people, so that gave me hope and courage," Ong said.
In keeping with the economy, Ong has kept her price points down, with every piece between $6.50 and $40.
Check out the merchandise online at www.facebook.com/pages/Honolulu-HI/fishloaves-inc.