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

JAM's Metcalf goes 'Goodwill Hunting'

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Jane Metcalf's "Goodwill Hunting" collection takes to the runway Thursday at Oceans 808.

JAM Design Concepts

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Styles from Therapy Boutique will be part of the Viva la Diva fashion show tomorrow.

Courtesy of Therapy Boutique

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Spring designs by Escada may be among those in the Shop a Le'a fashion shows this weekend at Ala Moana Center.

Courtesy of Shop a Le'a

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Courtesy of Target

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Jane Metcalf is best known for her JAM Design Jewelry bold, one-of-a-kind pieces worn by some of Honolulu's best-dressed women. Now she's taking to the runway with an avant-garde collection called "Goodwill Hunting." She finds garments she can play with, then repurposes them in artful ways. These will be punctuated with models in black wearing show-stopping JAM Design jewelry.

The show starts at 10 p.m. Thursday at Barracuda Ultra Lounge in Oceans 808, Restaurant Row. To reserve a VIP table with bottle service, call Star at 382-4531. Information: www.jamdesignconcepts.com.


Kahala Mall's annual spring event, Viva la Diva, begins with Diva's Night Out from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Food, fashion and style will be highlighted at the event, a fundraiser for the American Red Cross, Hawai'i State Chapter with live music, wine and cheese tastingsm and door prizes. Tickets are $20. Look for the Mode Lounge between California Pizza Kitchen and MobileComm.

At noon tomorrow, Kahala Mall and Chromatic magazine partner to present a Viva la Diva spring fashion show featuring clothing and accessories for the entire family from stores including Adore, Calista, Ohelo Road, Paris Station, Riches Kahala, Shasa Emporium, T&C and Vue Hawai'i.


Fashion designer Roberta Oaks will launch her first line of jewelry at her Chinatown shop, 19 N. Pauahi St., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 2 at First Friday. The collection is inspired by Oaks' new car, Charlie, a '69 Valiant.

"The jewelry collection was born from my new hobby as a girl grease-monkey and is called Gurl w/Tools," Oaks said. "It's a collection of necklaces, cuffs, pendants and magnets, made entirely of repurposed chains and vintage car emblems with the odd pearl and bling-bling mixed in too." She dubs the style "Grease Monkey Glam." www.robertaoaks.com.


Here's a chance to check out the latest from Manolo Blahnik, arguably one of the world's most influential shoe designers. Neiman Marcus Ala Moana is having a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow.


During store hours Sunday, the Philip Rickard store in Ala Moana Center will offer free jewelry inspection, sonic cleaning, steam drying and polishing.

Owner/designer Philip Rickard reminds us of the importance of regular jewelry cleaning: It acts as a safety precaution, catching problems such as loose stones or prongs; removes dust, dirt and soap residue; and restores jewelry to its original appearance.


A reminder that Shop a Le'a's spring runway shows will be held at 5 and 7 p.m. tomorrow and 2 p.m. Sunday at Centerstage, Ala Moana Center. Get a preview of spring styles and trends, then check for special offers throughout the mall.


Mossimo and Target have an ongoing love affair that blooms bright in the spring. And while some of the special edition collections don't make it to the Hawai'i stores, much of the Mossimo spring collection does, and in a wide selection of sizes, too.
For spring 2010 we're loving the raw-edge purple tank ($10), gray cardigan ($20), black paper bag skirt ($20) and gladiator heels ($25), and the sassy yet sophisticated floral flats ($13).