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May 2011
Posted on May 30th, 2011 by paularath

 Designer Bliss Lau, a Punahou grad who went on to Parsons and has been living in New York City ever since, is a designer in the truest sense. She’s outrageously creative.  Everything she does is original and artistic, never predictable or ho-hum. A true innovator, many of her design ideas are far outside the realm of anything that’s
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Posted on May 29th, 2011 by paularath

If you have never been to a Nordstrom beauty trend show, wow! It would seem you are one of the few women on the island who hasn’t. The crowds lined up hours before the 8 a.m. start time this morning to get a seat for a show that brings in dozens of national makeup artists, celebrity
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Posted on May 28th, 2011 by paularath

When Honoluluan Kate Growney, creator of Saffron James Perfumes, told me several years ago that she was working on a fragrance based on pakalana. my first thought was: “OMG! How on earth is she going to do that?” Pakalana is my favorite Island flower but I can’t imagine trying to capture its essence. It changes so much
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Posted on May 27th, 2011 by paularath

Posted on May 27th, 2011 by paularath

Most of us had not heard the term “fascinators” until the Royal Wedding. Now it’s part of  our fashion vocabulary. At Catherine’s Closet Vintage Boutique, fascinators have always been part of the merch mix. Whether vintage ’40s and ’50s finds or contemporary pieces by local designers, fascinators play an important role at Catherine’s hat bar.
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