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COURTESY JASON DOW
Jewelry by Jason Dow is on view at Hildgund Jewelers at the Kahala Hotel.
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COURTESY FERRAGAMO
Several styles of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, worn by A-listers on the red carpet, can be made to order through the retailer's new "Red Carpet" program.
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COURTESY FOREVER21
Forever21 celebrates the grand opening of its Waikiki store on Sunday.

WHAT’S IN STORE

Sweet gift for blood donors

To encourage people to donate blood during a traditionally low turnout period, the Blood Bank of Hawaii is partnering with The Cookie Corner for its "Make Spirits Bright" promotion. People who give blood tomorrow through Jan. 2 will receive a coupon for a free bag of tropical fruit bars. According to the blood bank, hundreds of Hawaii patients daily count on donated blood for use in surgical procedures, cancer therapy and treatment of accident victims, anemia, ulcers, and mothers and newborns during delivery. To make an appointment or get more information, visit www.bbh.org or call 800-372-9966.

 

Jewelry designer makes the scene

Jewelry by Jason Dow, recent winner of the Hawaii Jewelers Association Designer of the Year Award, is being presented at a trunk show at Hildgund Jewelers at the Kahala Hotel & Resort from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Jewelry fans will have the opportunity to meet the designer at the boutique from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Call 737-8663 for more information.

 

Value-oriented store has grand opening

Forever 21 unveils its new 42,520-square-foot store at the Royal Hawaiian Center with a grand opening Sunday, featuring specials and giveaways starting at 10 a.m.

The giveaways include 400 Forever 21 gift cards and free lockets with $40 purchase. There will also be a deejay spinning music, Forever 21 fashion stylists available for appointments and a drawing.

The tri-level, flagship store is near Cheesecake Factory in Building C, on the Diamond Head end of the center.

Forever 21 is known for fashions aimed at young, value-minded shoppers.

The new store will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, including Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information, call Lei Ohu Guest Services at 922-2299 or see www.RoyalHawaiianCenter.com.

 

STYLE FILE

Shoe shop showing off holiday season collections

Salvatore Ferragamo has unveiled two collections for the holiday season.

"Ferragamo’s Creations" launches today at Ferragamo’s Ala Moana store. The limited-edition collection of shoes and bags resurrects some of the most celebrated and iconic designs from the company’s archives of more than 13,000 styles.

At the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Ferragamo will feature the brand’s new "Red Carpet" program, a made-to-order program for six styles of evening shoes worn by celebrities ranging from Angelina Jolie to Freida Pinto.

Women will be able to choose from red-carpet styles including pumps and sandals in a palette of 25 shades, with shoes delivered within six weeks.

The collections will be on display and available for purchase and to order through Jan. 9. The shoes and handbags are made entirely by hand using the original constructions, leathers and lasts, continuing the fashion history of the brand.

Ferragamo’s Creations was created in 2006 for the concept store next to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy, which re-creates the 1950s ambience of the designer’s showroom. Ferragamo’s Creations is now available in a small number of select boutiques from Paris to Tokyo.

To date, the line has re-created some of the brand’s most iconic shoes, including the Malibu sandal, a multicolored crocheted raffia shoe from 1935. Salvatore Ferragamo was the first designer to use raffia in fashion designs by employing Florentine straw techniques. Raffia is still a centerpiece in many of the current collections, most recently seen in the Spring 2011 runway collection by creative director Massimiliano Giornetti.

Ferragamo’s Creations also includes some of the original bags that went on to symbolize the brand, including the top-handle crocodile bag, called the W bag for the house’s matriarch, Wanda Ferragamo. The W bag was reissued for Giornetti’s first women’s runway collection in the fall of 2010 and also seen on the Spring 2011 runway in raffia.

 

BEAUTY SPOT

Dior brings in skin specialist

Dior National Skincare Specialist Sheba Vignale will be in town for a Skincare Facial Event taking place Jan. 6-8 at Neiman Marcus.

She will be providing personalized consultations at the Dior counter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 6, followed by private facial appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8, using the luxe L’Or de Vie anti-aging treatment line. The line contains the essence of 6-month-old vine shoots from Chateau D’Yquem in the Bordeaux region of France.

Appointments are being taken at the Dior counter and at 948-7380.

 

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