Archive for the ‘Bridal’ Category

Jeanie Chun shows bridal and transformative wraps and wear

October 9th, 2011

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Jeanie Chun walks the runway to take her bow with show sponsor Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu at the finale of her fashion show Oct. 1.

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.

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Chanel Wise performed a hula to introduce the show’s bridal segment.

Leonevi Mabiog, Miss Oahu Filipina 2011, appeared as one of Jeanie Chun’s brides.

Brianna Acosta wore the finale gown.

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.

Jeanie Chun donated one of her jackets as another grand prize, which the winner put on right on the spot.

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Wedding Ring Shop introduces Tacori Boutique

May 19th, 2011

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From left, Jennifer Lieu, Lena Hanson and Lindsey Muraoka are dwarfed by a giant wedding ring display that marked the grand opening of the Tacori Boutique at The Wedding Ring Shop.

June is the traditional start of the wedding season, and if there’s a summer wedding in your future, The Wedding Ring Shop has something new to offer.

The nearly quarter-century kamaaina company hosted the grand opening of the Tacori Boutique, the first in the nation, on May 13 with a private champagne and diamond celebration.

The shop-within-a-shop was designed by Tacori founder Haig Tacorian, in ‘Tacori Blue, and to mark the occasion, a larger than life boxed wedding ring was constructed at the ground-floor entrance to The Wedding Ring Shop.

On view were Tacori’s 2011 spring collection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and fashion jewelry, noted for the American jeweler’s signature crescent silhouette design.

Naturally, there were many women browsing and trying on, and a few men there admitted to purposefully leaving wives at home, lest they decide they need an upgrade!

The Wedding Ring Shop is at 1181 Kapiolani Blvd. For more information, call 945-7766 or visit

The Wedding Ring Shop’s Michael Han prepares to cut the grand opening ribbon of the Tacori Boutique.

Shoppers, running the gamut of those already married to the happily single, tried on many an engagement ring.

A Tacori setting creates a halo effect that makes a diamond appears larger than its 1-carat size.

Shauna Goya tries on a diamond engagement ring.

Beyond diamonds, Tacori also had many pieces of semi-precious stone jewelry available for purchase.

The invite.