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    The "Evening Elegance," fashion show pairing will benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society.
    Among the displays at the new Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry Museum in Royal Hawaiian Center is a tableau of a 19th century jeweler's workshop.

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Fashion show to benefit animals

Anne Namba & Meng Dynasty will present "Evening Elegance," a fashion show to benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The show will pair Namba’s one-of-a-kind gowns, cocktail dresses and separates with dramatic jewelry creations by Anna Meng of the Meng Dynasty. Ten percent of sales will benefit the humane society.

The show will take place at Anne Namba Designs at 324 Kamani St. Reservations are limited. Call 589-1135 for details.


Jewelry display chronicles history

The evolution of Hawaiian heirloom jewelry is chronicled in Philip Rickard Honolulu’s Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry Museum, now open on the third floor of Royal Hawaiian Center in Building C, adjacent to Rickard’s flagship factory store.

The opening of the museum also marks the company’s 25-year anniversary at the center.

Displays will show how the jewelry, which started as a cottage industry in the 1800s, has evolved through many forms and technical transformations, and the monarchy’s role, particularly that of Queen Liliuokalani, in establishing this island tradition. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with guided tours offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays. Self-guided tours are free; admission for guided tours is $3 for adults, $1 for kamaaina, and free for children younger than 12. For group tours, call 924-7972 ext. 27.

Events showcase linens, handbags

Tapestries by Hauoli will be hosting Cut Loose and Baggallini trunk shows tomorrow through Feb. 27.

On view will be crisp spring and summer linens and travel-friendly linen-jersey garments by Cut Loose, and all styles of handbags by Baggallini, for work, play or travel.

Show dates will be tomorrow through Monday at Pearlridge (483-0810), and Monday to next Thursday at its Ala Moana Center store (973-0566).

Neiman Marcus goes bohemian

Spring is here, and with it, the latest color, style and accessory trends. Neiman Marcus will be showcasing new offerings with informal modeling throughout the store noon to 2 p.m. today through Saturday.

Themed "Boho Bazaar," models will show bohemian influences from the spring runways.

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