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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 7, 2010

Rock Shop joins the party on First Friday

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Rock Shop, Anne Au's chic pop-up boutique, has become a destination for those who prefer to dress as individualists.

From 5 to 9 tonight, Rock Shop will open at Coral Loft as a destination for First Friday art and fashion lovers. Among the vendors: Lions n Tigers (created by Au and Micah Iaukea), B-Ware, Dork and Cloth.

For First Friday, Cloth is offering $20 vintage fill-a-bags.

Find Coral Loft at 1033 A Smith St. in Chinatown; rockshophawaii@gmail.com.


As we prepare to say aloha 'oe to The Ho-no-lulu Advertiser, we must also bid adieu to the Fashion Forum. Please join us at Chic in the City for a red carpet, cosmos and conversation. We'll each be channeling one of the fab four (Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha). Who inspires you?

Doors open at 7 p.m. May 28, at Dole Ballrooms, with a fashion show at 8, followed by a private screening of the movie "Sex and the City 2." Pre-sale tickets are $65. Go to www.dreamonhi.com. And yes your Mr. Big can come too.


Lynda Caris, designer of Muse IX Designs jewelry, has created a new collection for summer called Sea Symphony. Ironically, its introduction was postponed on Feb. 26 because of the tsunami threat. The trunk show has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Macy's, Ala Moana. Let's hope the sea behaves this time and provides a symphony rather than cacophony.


Go to www.hawaiisfashionforum.honadvblogs.com, where Paula Rath offers daily tips to help you look and feel your best. She also comments on the trends (and how to wear them or not to wear them) and what the celebs are showing on the red carpet.


Not when it's a panty disguised as a rose. Here's a rose Mom will love, and it will last far beyond Mother's Day. Nickky Priolo came up with the idea of crafting popular Hanky Panky low-rise and original thongs into rosebuds to offer an alternative to the fleeting rose. She's selling them for $25 each at Morgan Beret, Ward Centre. Phone 589-2580 or visit www.morganberet.com.