By Nadine Kam
The weather seem to be fully cooperating when Jimmy Choo, Ala Moana, hosted a launch introducing its Jimmy Choo/UGG collaborative footwear collection.
It was on call but the weather has cooled down and it was just a rainy enough to make it perfect for guests to excavate their own boots from their closets.
What they found were limited-edition boots embellished with metal studs and animal stripes, nine different styles in all, in a price range of $495 to $795.
I almost escaped unscathed but some calf-high boots of wool and cashmere with studded leather fringe down the sides—versatile enough to wear with shorts, skirts and dresses—were calling. I managed to walk to my car without busting out the credit card, but then walked right back to the store to get the last small size. An occupational hazard.
You may be seeing them a lot because Julie Aragaki and Valerie Ragaza-Miao picked up the same ones!
Valerie Ragaza-Miao, with her husband Joseph Miao, came in with one pair of boots, but quickly changed into the 90 percent wool-50 percent cashmere, studded, fringed UGG-Jimmy Choo collaborative boot, below.
Makeup artist Jessica Hoffman came in boots she picked up during the recent New York Fashion Week.
From Jimmy Choo, I headed to Linekona School, where Terry Nokell was conducting a class for the Hawaii Stitchery & Fiber Arts Guild, in creating a ceramic-and-bead necklace from $8 kits she put together. It’s always fun to make stuff! Like I said in an earlier post, she’ll be at Louis Pohl Gallery on First Friday.
I also picked up one of Terry’s ceramic chicken pins for $8. I don’t like the feral chickens that tear up my yard, but can’t deny their appeal in theory, the pleasing form and overall goofiness. Check out the cochin below that I met in Waianae over the summer. She has many, many other designs including kittens, llamas, dragonflies, grapevines, kimono, fish, etc., etc.