Tag, you’re it!

August 28th, 2009

Note to new readers: If you found me through InsideTheTents.com, my New York Fashion Week coverage starts Sept. 10. Until then, I am in sunny Honolulu.


Nancy Arcayna photo
Tag the World founder Robert Parks-Valleta and actress Hannah Cornett pose for a photo at the start of Sunday’s event. She’s wearing Escada.

Robert Parks-Valletta, known for his roles on “Young and the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives,” has a new role as the founder of the Tag the World Charity that supports cancer research, child and animal welfare, global green efforts and water initiatives in Africa.

Some of the funds are raised through the sales of sterling silver “tag” necklaces designed by Michael Barin, each representing support for one of the five causes. The tags are $80 and you can find out more at www.tagtheworld.com


On Aug. 23, he brought his fund-raising effort to Hawaii with a triathlon earlier in the day and evening party on the lawn of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, with some of young Hollywood in attendance, so young that the kind of guests who could afford to pay $175 for tickets would not have recognized them if not for the purple orchid leis around their necks.

Dinner was supposed to be served in the Monarch Room, but people preferred to be outdoors on the lawn and in the open air, catching the last light of the day. There was a relaxed vibe to the party and the food was great, which no doubt fueled Robert’s determination to bring the event back annually.

I couldn’t stay long because I had a friend’s B-day party to get to, but long enough to snap some photos:

Maggie Coulombe

Nadine Kam photos
It was great to catch up with Maui designer Maggie Coulombe and stylist Arid Chappell, doing a little island hopping before heading to New York, where they’ll be setting up a showroom during Fashion Week. I’ll be sure to stop by. I already had plans to pair one of her cocoon wraps with 3.1 Phillip Lim. Also ran into makeup artist Jessica Hoffman, who’ll also be at NYFW.


Sean Faris is working on several films, including “Ghost Machine,” in which he has the lead role. Definitely someone to watch. He’s with Breanne Racano, who’s been in “CSI: NY.”


Jeremy Jackson, left, and Elijah Sanchez.

Mehcad Brooks

“True Blood” star Mehcad Brooks posed for a photo with Patricia Ramos. He’s in G-Star.


Models Brigitte Patton, left, and Giselle Pineda.


“One Tree Hill’s” Michael Copon is set to star in “We Got the Beat,” about a high school quarterback who forms a boy band. He posed for a photo with Star-Bulletin writer Nancy Arcayna.


Denby Dung and Marc Colozzi.

the guys

From left are Josh Caldwell, Dean Christopher, Alvin Chung and Roycen Dehmer. Dean Christopher, who returned home briefly before heading out to produce the European shows, is in Chanel, including an ascot of which he is one of only two people who have it worldwide (the other person is a woman who works for a rival house), while Alvin wears Prada.


Kim Gennaula and Guy Hagi posed for a photo with two-time Emmy Award winner Heather Tom.


From left, Caleb Shinobi, Kiani Yamamoto and Mykol Helgerson.


From left, Mimi Andgelic, Lorenz Sell, Sharon McPhee and the SB’s John Berger pose for another photographer.


Party-goers Carina, left, and Carly Young.

young fans

Young fans wait to get a picture of Hannah Cornett.


I left early to head out to my friend Reine Ah Moo’s birthday party at Vino. Missed dinner and games but got there in time for karaoke, and who should wander in from the other party but Roycen, Josh and Alvin. I would not have missed it for the world, especially since we were also treated to Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona singing “Mack the Knife” with Reine’s father Earl. Check it out in the vid below:

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