Prom bling with real sparkle
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, a made-to-order $14,000 prom dress is going to become a blingy BFF for a few free-spending fashionistas. Online retailer DressGoddess.com has already sold two of the floor-length metallic silver gowns that have hundreds of diamonds hand-sewn onto the bodice. A form-fitting strapless number with a thigh-high slit, the gown also sells for $398, but without the diamonds.
Show to feature special designs
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii presents its 62nd Narcissus Fashion Show Sunday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.
Titled "Inspiration — A Prelude to a Centennial Celebration," the show will feature designs by Takeo Kobayashi and Eric Chandler of 2Couture, Avanti, and Blue Buddha. There also will be garments specially designed for the show by 2Couture in collaboration with Avanti.
KITV4 morning news anchor Mahealani Richardson will be on stage as both emcee and a guest model.
Silent auction items and boutique sales will be set up from 9:30 a.m., with the ballroom opening at 11 a.m. Lunch will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by the fashion show.
Tickets are $65. Call Violet Tam at 737-9046 for tickets.
Hats made from plants on display
Hats made from plant materials will be among the spring floral arrangements presented during the Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition on view tomorrow through Sunday at Neiman Marcus at Ala Moana.
There will be 40 arrangements created by sensei Linda Hamasaki and her students using local plant materials provided by Green Point Nurseries Inc., reflecting the season’s color trends.
The arrangements will grace all three levels of the store, including the first-floor Special Events Room and third-floor Gift Galleries, with the students’ interpretation of entertaining Sogetsu style through creative table settings.
Admission is free. Call 951-8887.
Store puts on scented gallery tour
LUSH is hosting a Gorilla Perfume Party Saturday to showcase the art of fragrance via a gallery tour inspired by art, music and scent memories.
Guests will have the opportunity to win a perfume every hour during the event. Scents range from Orange Blossom and Breath of God, to The Smell of Freedom.
LUSH boutiques are at Ala Moana (941-7400) and Royal Hawaiian (923-5874) centers.