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Lingerie for V-Day

February 10th, 2010


The latest issue of HI Luxury is on newsstands with a spread of lingerie modeled by Michelle Vawer and photographed by Leah Ball. The shoot called for some acting on Michelle’s part because she had to work with imaginary scenarios with the backdrops to be drawn in later by Gina Lambert and Cody Kawamoto.

The green screen idea had me cracking up at one point, when she had to imagine being in the arms of a suitor.

It was a way of toning down the sexiness, which can sometimes register as being tawdry and cheap. We were aiming for more of a playful fantasy and hope it comes across that way.

She’s wearing Christian Lacroix’s limited edition Garden bra ($135) from Princesse Tam-Tam, and Margherita Mazzei Cult briefs ($67) from Ai Amour Luxury Lingerie. Both shops are in the Royal Hawaiian Center, and both carry many beautiful handmade pieces. Princesse Tam-Tam also carries more affordable pieces.

The Lacroix butterfly- and floral-print bra and matching panties are a few of the last pieces created by the designer before he was forced to close his business, so they could now be considered to be collector’s items. Grab them while they’re still available for Valentine’s Day.

Kathy Ireland drops in for a visit

December 23rd, 2009

Kathy Ireland
Nadine Kam photos
In addition to speaking about her work with nonprofits, Kathy Ireland shared some tips for fooling the camera to making a person appear to be thinner, which would come in handy after brunch.

The pres is not our only famous visitor to Hawaii this time of year. While many of us want to escape the holiday craziness, mainlanders head our way for the same reason, plus, for some, the promise of sunshine.

Former model and CEO Kathy Ireland, whose Kathy Ireland Worldwide, whose global empire encompasses, home and fashion design, and cosmetics, was among our visitors. But her visit wasn’t all about play. She took time to host a brunch Sept. 20, to speak about some of her charitable work and to invite participation and collaboration in Hawaii.

It’s been about 15 years since the height of her modeling career in the mid-1980s through early ’90s but she still looks great.

People like to joke about “dumb blondes” and “dumb models,” and she said she heard a lot of “shut up and look pretty” during her modeling days, but she was born with entrepreneurial spirit. As a 4-year-old, she found she could sell rocks to her neighbors by painting them! So, she just bided her time, while modeling afforded her a view of the world and her place in it. She’s done well for herself since leaving modeling, building an empire worth $1.4 billion.

beach setting

The event took place at a private oceanfront retreat.

kathy photo

Kathy posed for many photos that day, including here with Seasons of Life Wedding and Event Planning lead coordinator Karine France-Matsumoto, who staged this event.

white flowers

Karine dressed the tables in white. Kahala Caterers provided the food, which included an omelet bar, eggs Benedict, vegetarian lasagna, bacon and Portuguese sausage, and plenty of fresh fruit.