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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

Series explores traditions of island weaving

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Bishop Museum presents work­shops on Hawaiian and Fijian weaving.

Bishop Museum

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Bras and panties from Selmark's Chianti collection have arrived.


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Photo by Jerry Mayfield

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The Bishop Museum kicks off its Traditions of the Pacific 2010 lecture and workshop series with a focus on Hawaiian weaving traditions. "The Legacy of Makaloa" and "Hawaiian and Fijian Weaving Traditions" offer insights into the weaving connections of the past that are still practiced today and weaving styles that have evolved in more recent decades. The workshops take place from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building, second floor; $5; free for Bishop Museum members. Reservations required: call 847-8296 or e-mail trey.dodge@bishopmuseum.org.


Kinerase, skin care that used to be sold only in doctor's offices, is adding a new line exclusive to Sephora. Called Restructure, it includes a firming cream and firming eye cream. Both products use elastin-strengthening technology to lift and tone. To introduce the line, Kinerase offers complimentary facials from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Pearlridge Center (reservations: 487-0660) and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ala Moana Center (944-9797).


Just in time for Valentine's Day, locally owned Ai Amour Luxury Lingerie and Princesse Tam-Tam, both in the Royal Hawaiian Center, have introduced two new lines of lingerie from Europe. Selmark is a Spanish lingerie house founded in the '70s, known for technology in design and high-quality materials. Corin is a 30-year-old French line offering its latest collection, Amethyst. If you can't afford the jewelry version, maybe this is an alternative.

Watch these pages in Island Life for a lesson on how to choose lingerie for your valentine.


Check out our blog at http://hawaiisfashionforum.honadvblogs. Stephanie Matsumoto filed photos and a report from the Big Island, where the Queen's Marketplace held its first fashion show. Paula Rath blogs on the timelessness of Madeleine Vionnet, with photos of current celebs wearing the classic draped designs.



A new book by Washington Post fashion editor Robin Givhan chronicles Michelle Obama's first year. "Michelle: Her First Year as First Lady" (Triumph Books) is a photographic journal covering her causes, style and involvement with government and the community, including a chapter on her fashion sense.
"In her clothing as well as her attitude, Michelle brought an eclectic touch to the White House. Despite an occasional misfire, she sent a message of fashion confidence to the American people," Givhan writes.
Noticeably absent from the book, however: Michelle Obama in aloha attire of any kind. With all of our great Hawai'i designers, can't we get her into something with a touch of Island style?