Museum displays wearable art
The Mission Houses Museum Store will be hosting a trunk show featuring hand-dyed clothing and home decor by Vicky Durand, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Durand makes one-of-a-kind shirts, dresses, sarongs, pareo, scarves, visors and other tropical accessories in her Makaha Beach studio. Her line of wearable art is inspired by Hawaii’s lush tropical flora, colorful marine life and petroglyphs. Her tropical home accessories, including table linens, napkins and shower curtains, embrace the same tropical motifs.
Durand, a 1957 international surfing champion, fell in love with Hawaii on a visit to Molokai at the age of 12. In addition to water sports, she had an early fascination with sewing and fashion, and debuted her resort collection in 2004. More of her work can be seen at www.hawaiianwearableart.com.
Mission Houses Museum is at 553 S. King St. Call Sarah Li at 447-3923.
Salon holds diamond showcase
Harry Winston salon is hosting the Winston Bridal Fair, a diamond showcase, through Saturday.
The Ala Moana Center salon will house the full range of Harry Winston’s bridal collections, from classic solitaires with tapered baguettes, to diamond rock bands and the HW Ring, a contemporary engagement ring design.
Special presentations will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, to inform brides and grooms to me on how to select the perfect diamond.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 791-4000. Jewels can also be viewed online at www.harrywinston.com.
‘Kaiulani’ jewelry going on display
Mellow Antiques is hosting an exclusive viewing of jewelry pieces worn by the cast of "Princess Kaiulani," from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow.
Enjoy wine and light pupu while you browse, and enter to win a pair of La Vie Parisienne forget-me-not gold-plated earrings representative of the Victorian Era.
The winner will be drawn at 6 p.m. tomorrow, and need not be present to win.
The jewelry store is in the Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop St., Suite 156. Call 533-6333.
WHAT’S IN STORE
Nordstrom line draws on Asian star
Nordstrom recently picked up the Seventy Two Changes clothing line geared toward the young, trendy shopper for its Savvy department.
The brand represents a partnership between Taiwanese Mandopop singer Jolin Tsai, who is its creative director, and L.A.M.B. co-founder Ken Erman’s New York based Truth + Pride.
Tsai has been the first Asian superstar to effectively partner with a U.S. fashion company, creating contemporary designs that have global appeal while encouraging wearers to have fun with fashion.
Tsai is involved in every step of the design process and often focuses on movement in appreciation of dance. The brand debuted last fall with a jazz dance theme.
Seventy Two Changes opened a flagship boutique in Shanghai in February, and will expand to Beijing and Guangzhou in 2011.
Neiman Marcus event has essentials to survive summer
Camp is never fun for girly girls, who are not fans of insects, heat, sweating or otherwise roughing it. But Neiman Marcus has a "camp" that can’t keep them away.
Through June 20 the beauty event themed "Camp Gorgeous" will offer all the beauty products one needs for surviving summer.
During that time, those who spend $85 (before tax) in Cosmetics will receive a sunny NM straw tote bag in your choice of yellow, orange or blue, with six cosmetic and scent samples. (One per customer while supplies last.)
» Michael Kors Eau de Parfum Spray
» Fekkai Salon Glaze Clear Shine Rinse
» Joe Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne
» Kate Somerville 360 Tanning Towelette
» La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift
» Eau de Cartier Essence d’Orange
Gifts with purchase will include a six-piece skin-care kit with a $250 Darphin purchase, or traveler’s lip with a $125 Trish McEvoy purchase.