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Board of Director Al Kakazu

in an aloha shirt from Tapestries.

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Thank you to

Guest Models:

 

Deborah Cheeseman

Gwen Fujie

Laverne Higa

Jon Itomura

Keith Kaneshiro

Ed & Tammy Kubo

Rep. Scott Nishimoto

Rep. Marcus &

   Lauzanne Oshiro

Jane Serikaku

Amy Tamaribuchi

Lynn Uehara

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Gwen Fujie in Harari.

 

Lauzanne Oshiro and Representative Marcus Oshiro in matching outfits from Tapestries.

 

Fashion Show Commitee:

Co-Chairs

Val Kato & Jennifer Waihee

 

Boutiques

Gale Arakaki Taira

 

Donations/Silent Auction

Rena Takushi

Ryan Okunaga

 

Entertainment

Patsy Takaesu

 

Finance

Dennis Shimabukuro

 

Favors/Centerpieces

Val Kato

 

Food Sales

Sarah Mitchell

Lisa Shishido

Elsie Kawakone

 

Hostesses & Leis

Patsy Kisihimoto

 

Manpower

Reid Yamashiro

 

Programs

Dolly Moe

Pam Tamashiro

Val Kato

 

Public Relations

Patsy Takaesu

Liz Teruya

 

Refreshments

Ruby Uehara

Germaine Uehara

 

Reservations

Vicki Kitajima

 

Secretary

Alison Kato

 

Security

Masa Shinsato

 

VIP

Karen Shishido

Patsy Young

 

Emcee Jordan Segundo sings "You Raise Me Up"

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Photographs by

Reid Shimabukuro. 

 

Photos of Volunteers by

Ali Kato.

Hui Makaala's 39th Annual

Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show

Sunday, October 26, 2008

 

           The Hui Makaala Fashion Show on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, paired glamour and good times for a great cause.  The show featured the designs of Harari, led by Okinawan-Japanese American Creative Director Barbara Keller, who utilizes beautiful and exotic silk prints.  Also featured was Ryan Roberts, a Canadian designer transplanted to Los Angeles, who has an understated and sophisticated collection.  These fashions were joined by timeless clothing from local kama`aina retailer, Tapestries by Hauoli (located in Ala Moana Center and Pearlridge).  Guest models sauntered down the catwalk with confidence and style.

 

Vendors set-up before guests arrive; volunteers set corporate tables with centerpieces generously donated by Awamori Spirits, LLC (Randy Kuba), Sephora, and favors donated by Menehune Mac.

 

 L-R: Patsy Kishimoto, Patsy Young, Wendi Nagata and Reservations Chair Vicki Kitajima warmly greet guests.

 

 

          Beginning at 9 am, boutiques in the foyer began selling clothes, accessories, foods and crafts.  Doors to the ballroom opened at 11:30 and Emcee Jordan Segundo enthusiastically greeted approximately 700 attendees.  Lunch began after The Queen's Prayer was sung by Tina Kaneshiro, and it consisted of Mimosa Salad, Macadamia Nut Pesto Chicken in Madeira Sauce with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus, and Okinawan Sweet Potato Ice Cream for dessert.

 

L-R: Elsie Kawakone, Sarah Mitchell & Miki Lau generate food sales; Jennifer Kokuba, Kelly Muranaka and Donations Chair Rena Takushi oversee 70 silent auction items; Club Vice-President Eric Nitta generates interest in the silent auction.

 

 

          Entertainment by the Young Okinawans of Hawaii, Eric Nitta and Jon Itomura, performing the Shishimai, got the event off to a lucky start!Then, the Paranku Club of Hawaii, under the direction of Sensei Violet Ogawa and Sensei Pat Koki, enchanted the audience with their performance on the traditional Okinawan hand drum.  Next our emcee and Hawaii's idol, Jordan Segundo, sang the inspirational song, "You Raise Me Up".   Concluding the entertainment, the deep resonating taiko drums of the  Ryukyukoku Matsui Daiko Hawaii, under the direction of Sensei Akemi Martin energized our guests for the exciting Fashion Show. 

 

Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii

 

 

          After the announcement of lucky doorprize winners and centerpiece raffle winners, Co-chairs Val Kato and Jennifer Waihee explained the importance of the fashion show to raise funds that allow Hui Makaala to award educational scholarships to students who appreciate and promote the Okinawan culture.  In 2008, nine scholarships totalling $20,000 was awarded due to the support of Fashion Show attendees.

 

          Then, the show began with fashions from Tapestries by Hauoli, narrated by Jordan Segundo.  Following Tapestries, Kelsey Farris, celebrity stylist and designer representative from Los Angeles, presented the glamorous designs of Ryan Roberts and Harari.

 

L-R: HUOA President Jon Itomura in an aloha shirt from Tapestries by Hauoli; HUOA Past-President Laverne Higa in a dress from Tapestries; Representative Scott Nishimoto in Ryan Roberts.

 

     

L-R: Keith Kaneshiro and Debbie Cheeseman in fashions from Tapestries; Lynn Uehara in Harari, and a model in Ryan Roberts.

 

 

          After many months of hard work by the Fashion Show Committee and Co-Chairs Val and Jen, the Fashion Show was a smashing success!

 

          If you attended the Hui Makaala Fashion Show, we gratefully offer you our thanks and we hope that you please join us at next year's Fashion Show!  It is sure to be wonderful!

 

 

 

HUI MAKAALA GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES AND THANKS THE FOLLOWING DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS:

Tomi & Ernest Adaniya

Alvin Adaniya

ADR Produtions (Ryan Brown)

Laura Ajimine

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union

Aloha Tofu Factory

Jean Mie Aoki

Armstrong Produce

Bank of Hawaii

Central Pacific Bank

Blanche Y. Chong

Jeanie Chun

Nam Collins

Leslie Dang

Diamond Head Market Grill

Kelsey Farris

First Hawaiian Bank

Gwen Fujie

Elson & Aileen Gushiken

Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant

Mayor Mufi Hannemann

Hairscapes (Lloyd Horibe)

Hart & Huntington

Mari Heslinga

Hide-Chan Restaurant

Laverne Higa

Warren Higa

Hiroko Higashionna

Hui O Laulima

Jean Ige

Sandra Ishikawa

Jon Itomura

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kamemoto

Kapolei Golf Course

Valerie Kato

Diane Kawakami

Kays Boutique

Susan Kitajima

Clayton Kitamori

Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi

Erin Kobayashi

Jennifer Kokuba

 

Thomas & Mi Kosasa

Randy Kuba & Awamori Spirits

Karen Kuba-Hori

Marilyn Kubota

Thelma Lam

Miki Lau

Madeline C. Lum

M. Matoi Hair Salon

Warren S. Matsuda

Shiro Matsuo

Menehune Mac

Sarah Mitchell

Midweek (Yu Shing Ting)

George Miyashiro

Caitlin Mizoshiri & Family

Soheyla Modaressi

Kelly Muranaka

Aileen Nagamine

Wilfred Nagamine

Chikako Nago

Karen Nakamura

Natsunoya Teahouse

Richard Nishihara

Eric & Michelle Nitta

Obun Hawaii (Vince Watabu)

Mitchell Ochi

Shannan Okinishi

Cassidy Okubo

Samantha Okubo

Ryan Okunaga

Roxanne Ota

Pacific Beach Hotel

Paranku Club of Hawaii

Cheryl Piche

Positive Electric (Dean & Lisa  

   Shishido)

Radio KZOO (David Furuya)

Rainbow Drive Inn

Roberts Hawaii

Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii

Salon Mei

Sephora

Jane Serikaku

Betsy Sekiya

Judy Shimabukuro

Reid Shimabukuro

Laura Shinto

Karen Shishido

Lisa Shishido

JoAnn Shito

Star-Bulletin (Nadine Kam)

Star Markets

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Waikiki

Norma Taira

Mino & Patsy Takaesu

Courtney Takara

Audrey Takashima

Richard Takayesu

Clint Takemoto

Camille Takushi

David Takushi

Charles & Jean Tamashiro

Pam Tamashiro

Tamashiro Market (Cyrus Tamashiro)

Drusilla Tanaka

Tapestries by Hauoli (Lorraine

   Wong)

Judy Tibayan

Times Supermarket

David Tokuda

Ed & Jan Toma

Dr. Lawrence Tseu

Uehara Family Cosmetics Dentistry

Germaine Uehara

Jill Uehara

Ruby Uehara

Villa Enterprises (Linda Tongg)

Jennifer Waihee

Lynne Waihee

Barbara Yamada

Yamasato, Fujiwara, Higa & Assoc.

Young Okinawans of Hawaii

Zippys Restaurant

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