Goodwill ready to go GLAM! in 2012

August 22nd, 2011

Nadine Kam photos

Dr. Nancie Caraway addressed the crowd at the Fashion Wine Walk Aug. 19 after it was announced that she is the honorary chair for next year’s Goodwill Goes GLAM! event.” Sharing the stage were her husband Gov. Neil Abercrombie, designer Andy South and Goodwill Industries of Hawaii president and CEO Laura Robertson.

The Fashion Wine Walk Aug. 19 was the place Goodwill Industries of Hawaii unveiled its plans to present the inaugural “Goodwill Goes GLAM!” from Aug. 23 to 26, 2012.

After 19 years of successful but conventional fundraising events, Goodwill is going big, with a marketplace of more than 70,000 reusable treasures to take place at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, along with daily interactive activities that will showcase “green” career pathways specific to Hawaii’s fashion, retail and style industries.

Stage presentations will feature such topics as “professional dress and job readiness,” contest winners from “best of the best” awards recognizing reusable goods remade from items in Goodwill stores, hourly shopping spree drawing winners, and talk story sessions with fashion, retail and style experts.

Makeover recipient Tina in a look from Goodwill, styled by Kyle Kagamida with makeup by Rene Rodriguez.

Plans also include an exclusive VIP fashion show and gala dinner on Aug. 23. VIP night attendees will have the first “VIP Pre-Sale” opportunity to start hunting for style treasures.

FAST PASS holders who purchase early bird tickets will also have access to an exclusive “red carpet” experience. Benefits include the ability to bypass entrance lines over the three shopping days, tickets to the VIP night, reservations to “Best in the Business” training track sessions, front row seating at stage presentations, and shopping experience enhancements such as fast check out.

Ticket information and hours will be announced at a later date.

Ticket and retail proceeds will benefit Goodwill’s job placement and skill building programs in Hawaii and enhance current scholarships and stipends to help people with employment barriers reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.

Old Navy has already pledged to donate 50,000 hangars to Goodwill to help in their effort.

To be placed on the FAST PASS waiting list, visit For information about becoming a Goodwill Goes GLAM! sponsor or partner, call 836-WORK. For the latest news from Goodwill in Hawaii, follow @GoodwillHawaii on Twitter or friend “Goodwill Industries of Hawaii” on Facebook.

The announcement was followed by mini fashion shows by Florencia Arias, Catherine’s Closet, Fashionista’s Market, Super Citizen, MiSH MaSH, and of course, Goodwill!

Tiare Thomas models a dress and accessories from vintage shop MiSH MaSH.

Models in glam looks from Fashionista’s Market.

Models in garments from Super Citizen.

Models, above and below, in ensembles from Goodwill.

Andy South poses for photos with fans.

The World Famous Company’s Theo Garcia, left, and David Tyreman shared a booth with Hawaii Red Magazine to share copies of Tyreman’s book “World Famous: How to Give Your Business a Kick-Ass Brand Identity.”

Mandy Garcia was among those at the event.

At the evening’s street fair, I picked up these vintage pony hair shoes from Colleen Knudsen, who’s parting with lots of great stuff.

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