Archive for February, 2011

‘Soul Surfer’s’ Cody Gomes shows island style

February 28th, 2011

Rae Huo photos
Cody Gomes in downtown Honolulu.

Photographer, designer and all=around creative Rae Huo photographed “Soul Surfer’s” Cody Gomes in downtown Honolulu and at Aloha Tower Feb. 27, and sent along these photos of the actor in apparel by Island Snow and a couple of her T-shirt creations.

The photographs are for an upcoming issue of her and partner Zakkamono’s online magazine Pop Iroiro. She plans to feature Cody before he heads off to L.A.

They’re really on a tear with Pop Iroiro, with many different ideas each month. It’s a labor of love, done in addition to their day jobs as photographers, graphic designers and artists. Anyone who’s done that kind of work knows how intensive that can be, but hey, when you love what you do …

Cody in one of Rae and Zakkamono’s collaborative designs.

Oscar Night style

February 27th, 2011

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Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Couture and Cate Blanchett in Givenchy.

If you scour the Internet long enough, you’re going to find someone who agrees with your picks for best and worst gowns of Oscar Night. Here’s my two cents:

I didn’t see a lot I liked, but loved the way Mila Kunis looked in the lilac Elie Saab Couture above. Cate Blanchett is getting high marks in the British press for her Givenchy gown. A daring choice. I liked the shoulders but was less enamored by the puka front.

I thought Hilary Swank looked great in Gucci, and had the perfect coif to match. Too bad you can’t see the side of her head in the photo below. And Hailee Steinfeld look very pretty and age-appropriate in a retro-’50s style Marchesa dress befitting the ladylike spring 2011 season.

I got the “Meow” crack when I Twittered that Scarlett Johansson looked cheap in lacy Dolce & Gabbana, but the picture doesn’t lie. It looks like end-of-the-line Ross’s. She did have the best accessory though, in Jeremy Renner! And for once, I liked what Gwyneth Paltrow was wearing. Her Calvin Klein gold sheath was a bold and daring choice amidst the usual sea of billowy, chiffon-y gowns.

Meanwhile, right here at home, the Hawaii International Film Festival once again hosted the local edition of the official Oscar Night America party at the Halekulani Hotel. Here’s what some of the guests wore on the red carpet: Later, you can also check out what was on the menu at Take A Bite.

Nadine Kam photos
The Watamulls’ red garb echoed one of the trends on Hollywood’s red carpet.

Tim Guitierrez with Catherine Lin in Marchesa.

Monica Ivey with Andy South. A lot of white was also seen on male presenters at the Oscars, including Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin in Gucci, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

Mari Okamoto.

Making an entrance on the red carpet.