By Nadine Kam
Jeanie Chun staged her annual fashion show Oct. 1 at the Waialae Country Club, where a lunchtime audience was treated to five fashion segments featuring the designer’s classic, womanly style, opening with New Classic Sportwear in white and light colors, followed by Wardrobe Magic, and sections devoted to Mother of the Bride Apparel, Special Occasion Dress, and the finale Bridal collection.
The Wardrobe Magic segment on transformations of ensembles from day to night and warm to cold weather, starting with basic pieces and using a series of wraps, scarves and quick apparel adjustments was entertaining and a source of inspiration for all those looking for affordable ways to update their wardrobes.
The Hon. Karl Sakamoto, a crooner when he’s not working at his day job as a Circuit Court Judge, 1st Division, entertained with songs such as “Strangers in Paradise,” from “Kismet,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”
Guest models for the afternoon included the always entertaining Pamela Young and p0litical powerhouses Donna Mercado Kim, Ann Kobayashi, Tulsi Gabbard and Joyce Fasi, still dynamic and feisty after all these years.
The afternoon ended with a rush to Jeanie’s on-site boutiique, where women picked up many a wrap for transformations of their own.
It’s funny how prize drawings are so random, but it always seems to happen that someone close to these productions often win! This time around, even coordinator Leilani Keough won one of the grand prizes, a necklace donated by Dr. Tseu.