Old Navyis eco-friendly and eco-chic. Their stores on Oahu have been providing Goodwill Industries of Hawaiiwith hangers for almost one year. Initially, the hangers were to be used for the inaugural public awareness event Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM!a monumental event week that took place at the end of August, this year. The partnership has turned into so much more. Old Navy and Goodwill continue this eco-friendly partnership, together helping to keep items out of Hawaii’s landfills throughout the year.
From left to right: Tyler Nguyen, Thomas Thrapp, Rebecca Gutierrez (Old Navy Ala Moana General Manager), Ryan Kusumoto (Goodwill’s Vice President of Administration), Briana Sabado and Liezl Dulduao.
Rebecca Gutierrez, the General Manager of Old Navy in Ala Moana shared; We are so lucky to continue our partnerships with Goodwill and help support Goodwill Goes GLAM!. I feel so fortunate that we are able to work with an organzation that helps to keep 13 million pounds outside of our landfills. Through our partnership we were able to recycle thousands of hangers and rally more than 20 volunteers to help out at their GLAM! event. We are so thankful for our partnership and having the chance to give back!
For the last two years, Tyson Joines has been an instrumental part of Old Navy’s fashion show during Fashion’s Night Out. His styling highlights the playful elegance and simplicity of the Old Navy signature looks of the season. Tyson Joines was a stylist mentor representing the Goodwill Goes Green segment featuring repurposed items from Goodwill designed by 2012 graduates from the UH Manoa APDM department at Goodwill Goes GLAM! in August. Here are a few shots from the Old Navy fashion show (Sepember 6, 2012) courtesy of Nonstophonolulu.com photographer Jonas Maon.
Photos by Jonas Maon of Nonstophonolulu.com – Old Navy Fashion Show – Fashion’s Night Out 2012
Four of the models (Rhonee Rojas, Morgan Clark, Katie Daly and Neka Stephens) that were featured in the Old Navy Fashion’s Night Out Fashion Show were also featured in the Elements of Goodwill Fashion Show at Goodwill Goes GLAM! They are part of Goodwill’s GLAM Squadof talented volunteers.
The beautiful and bright Stacey Snee, Mrs. Hawaii 2012 was the emcee of the fashion show. The magic behind the scenes was led by Tyson Joines and assisted by Dayna Kalakau. The key hair and make-up artist was Lorena Morallo Takushi. Also on the talented team of hair and make-up artists were Aisha Bretz-Reese, Aloha Ilean Taulani, Marissa Deponte, Paulette Kitchell Fukumoto, Natalie Kim, Mel Mariano, Jr. and Mei of Salon Mei.
Photos by Jonas Maon of Nonstophonolulu.com – Behind the scenes of the Old Navy Fashion Show
Goodwill appreciates Old Navy’s ongoing support. Goodwill’s 501(c)(3) non-profi mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.
It was a joint interview, intentionally planned – I confess, to get the two busy presidents together to talk about their programs and to share their fashion inspirations and aspirations.
It takes a good amount of dedication, passion and sacrifice to serve as the president of their clubs. Leslie and Moses share much in common - they are both humble, very talented and feel comfortable mentoring the future Fashion Stars in their programs. They are both Goodwill GLAM Squad members who have committed to support this summer’s public awareness event – presented by Bank of Hawaii calledGoodwill Goes GLAM!This public awareness event will help to support Goodwill Industries of Hawaii‘s mission – to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potentail and become self-sufficient.
The Goodwill Hunter *(TGH) – Tell us about this year’s fashion show and your role in it.
Leslie - The UH Manoa Apparel Product Design and Merchandising (APDM) program’s 2012 fashion show is called REVOLUTION and I’m involved in the planning and production of the show.
Moses - The name of the HCC fashion show is called LE REVE – THE DREAM. Aside from mentoring and fundraising, I’m also involved in the production of the show.
TGH- What or who inspired you to join the fashion program at your school?
Leslie – I’ve been told that I have an eye for styling. In addition to styling, I have a deep interest in event planning and production. I enjoy bringing varying elements together and creating a whole new original look.
Moses – It’s easy Valentino is my fashion icon and inspiration. His designs are romantic, opulent and feminine. Another one of my fashion icons is the model Iman. No one is like Iman – one of the original Super Models.
TGH- You’re both a part of your school’s fashion programs, what is your specific area of interest?
Leslie - I’ve just graduated with my Bachelor’s degree and my major was in Apparel Product Design and Merchandising (APDM). My emphasis was in merchandising.
Moses – My emphasis is on Fashion Design, but I am very drawn to Fashion Production. I would love to continue to produce fashion shows. My plans after graduating from the HCC Fashion Program is to attend UH Manoa and join the APDM program in Fall of 2013.
Here are a few shots from the exciting HCC Fashion Show LE REVE, April 28, 2012. Goodwill GLAM Squad member, Rhonee Rojas is pictured below rocking the Aloha Wear.
The UH Manoa APDM Program partnered with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii this year. The eight senior designers were each given $50 in Goodwill dollars. Much like the store “Mood Designer Fabrics“ from Project Runway, Goodwill served as the students’ only textile resource. Their challenge was to repurpose items from Goodwill, keeping within their $50 budget. Each chose an Era to focus on. Their repurposed designs were debuted at their annual fashion show, this year named REVOLUTION on April 29, 2012. The segment was called Goodwill Goes GREEN.
Designs from: Anna Tomita, Kathryn Stringer, Melissa Lee and Ryan HanaokaDesigns from: Kate Hooven, Fiona Ng, Matt Gonzalez and Feliz Salas
All of the UH Manoa APDM Senior designs from the Goodwill Goes GREEN segment will be featured in the windows at the Kaimuki Goodwill store in June. Be sure to look for their photos in the Goodwill Hawaii facebook page and “like” the ones you “like” the most in June. You may be eligible to win a Fast Pass at Goodwill Goes GLAM. The senior designs will be featured at the Goodwill GALA & VIP Pre-sale on August 23.
Here are more details about this highly anticipated event:
From Aug 23 -26, 2012, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii will have its inaugural public awareness event – Bank of Hawaiipresents Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase & Treasure Marketplace. This four-day event takes place at the Neil S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. To launch the week, there will be an exclusive Goodwill GALA & VIP Pre-sale on August 23, 2012. This includes the Gala dinner, Fashion Show and first access to the Pre-sale featuring more than 50,000 treasures and bargains. This is followed by the Goodwill GLAM! Sale - open to the public from August 24-26, 2012. All proceed benefit Goodwill’s mission: to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.
Be sure to go to www.higoodwill.org to learn more about how you can get your exclusive Fast Pass tickets, or how you can volunteer and get involved. Here’s a preview of the innovative fashions you’ll be able to see at the event.
If you’ve ever dreamt of being a part of an event that brings together retail, fashion, production, media, promotion and manpower, all for a Good cause, then this Satuday’s CALL FOR TALENT could lead you there.
Jessica Hoffman, Rene Rodriguez, Allie Lee and Kyle Kagamida - Glam Squad members photo by Richard Higashide
You are cordially invited to come and share your talent with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii. They’re holding a CALL FOR TALENT. It’s a Volunteer Talent and Recruitment Event that supports this summer’s inaugural event -
Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM!
Talent Showcase & Treasure Marketplace
What: Call For Talent Volunteer
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Ward Warehouse – 2nd Floor at the Kakaako Conference Room
Volunteers are a very important component of their GLAM event. They could use your talent as a volunteer in these areas; retail: Visual merchandising, production, in-store pulling, fashion: modeling, styling, hair & make-up support, promotion, manpower, social media and more.
This public awareness event will help to further their non-profit mission – helping people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.
To officially sign up or learn more about the event visit our website at www.higoodwill.org and click on to Call For Talent Volunteer. Be sure to visit the GoodwillHawaii page on Facebook, then click events and show your support by “joining” this event.
There will also be Special offers for Kamaaina Rewards members at the Call For Talent at Ward Centers:
22 participating shops and restaurants
First 100 shoppers who present $76 or more in Ward receipts dated Feb 25th from 10 am to 3 pm will receive one free Screensaver movie ticket. Restrictions may apply.
Visit higoodwill.org and click on Call For Talent for more information
The inaugural Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM! Talent Showcase & Treasure Marketplace begins with an exclusive Goodwill Goes GLAM! Kick Off including a Gala dinner, Fashion Show and exclusive Pre-sale access. This will set the stage for an unprecedented marketplace of more than 20,000 square feet of glamour and vintage items donated by retail partners and collected from Goodwill stores to support the nonprofit mission.
This major shopping and fashion event will spotlight Hawaii’s style industry and contribute to job-creation, while empowering attendees to learn more about Goodwill’s educational, employment and training programs. Interactive daily activities will showcase job talent, and “green” career pathways specific to Hawaii’s fashion, retail and style industries.
YSL famous classic Mondrian dress inspires color blocking contemporary - Kaimuki Goodwill window display (collage by Ian Ramos)
Art for art’s sake… Yves Saint Laurent’s(YSL) famous Mondrian dress [pictured above, left] was featured during his retrospective haute couture fashion show at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, January 22, 2002. The look on the right, reminiscent of that YSL line, was pulled by Glam Squad member/mentor, Rene Rodriguez – fashion industry consultant, who thought it would be perfect for the window and perfect for the GLAM! event this summer.
a Piet Mondrian work of art serves as the backdrop and inspiration to this YSL classic dress
A little fashion history… did you know that Yves Saint Laurent was discovered as a talented designer well before the age of 21?
Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 and grew up in Oran, Algeria. At 17, he left for Paris where he showed his drawings to Michel de Brunhoff, director of Vogue, who published a few of his pieces. Following his time at fashion school, he was introduced to Christian Diorby de Brunhoff and he went on to work for Dior until his death in 1957. After taking over as art director for Dior, he launched his first collection for the company, the Ligne Trapéze, that year. It was a world-wide success. In 1960, Saint Laurent created ”The Beat” look merging street style and couture. In 1962, after being released from Dior, he set up his own fashion house with Pierre Bergé. In 1966, he introduced his legendary smoking suit, which is now credited as the first androgynous look of the century. YSL was the first to launch ready-to-wear (pret-a-porte) as a whole.
In 1983, he became the first living fashion designer to be given a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. YSL held a 300-model fashion extravaganza at the final match of the 1998 World Cup football tournament in the Stade de France. The following year he was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America.
A tearful Yves Saint Laurent took his final bow as his long-time muse, Catherine Deneuve, sang Ma Plus Belle Histoire d’Amou
In January 2002, at 65, he announced his retirement. During that time, Saint Laurent became increasingly reclusive and spent much of his time at his house in Marrakech, Morocco.
At age 71, he died from brain cancer in June 2008. During his career, Yves Saint Laurent was arguably the industry’s greatest designer.
In the year leading up to the event - Bank of Hawaii presents Goodwill Goes GLAM! in 2012, the Goodwill Hunter highlights fashion finds set aside for THE big event. Goodwill Industries of Hawaii’s inaugural event isa showcase of talent, treasure and style — all for a great cause. When you purchase items at Goodwill, know that more than 90 percent of the retail revenue goes to programs that help people with employment barriers reach their full potential become self-sufficient.
Glam Kickoff: Gala Dinner, Fashion Show & Pre-sale: Aug. 23, 2012
Treasure Marketplace: Aug. 24, 25 & 26, 2012
An exclusive fashion show featuring Hawaii’s top models and stylists will set the stage for an unprecedented marketplace of more than 20,000 square feet of glamour and vintage items donated by retail partners and collected from Goodwill stores. This major Island fashion event will put the spotlight on Hawaii’s style industry as an economic stimulator and contributor to job-creation, while offering the opportunity to explore Goodwill’s own educational, employment and training programs. Find out how you could get involved and be the first to get your tickets, for more information go towww.higoodwill.org .
photo by Mark Ramelb. Diane wears the Hatsu silver-and neon-colored dress from her Resort 2012 collection
“So many of my designs are inspired by nature and beauty,” says Diane von Furstenberg, “so I am so glad to find a home for them somewhere as breathtaking as Honolulu!” The official Grand Opening celebration of the New York City-based luxury brand DVF was held on November 22. Diane von Furstenberg herself was there, as 500 invited guests politely awaited their chance to meet fashion royalty. The store opened on October 6 and it is the first DVF store in Hawaii, find it at the Ala Moana Center near Neiman Marcus.
The legendary Diane von Furstenberg designed the Honolulu store with a similar aesthetic to her recent Soho location. It offers the full DVF ready-to-wear and accessory collections. It also features her new fragrance, Diane, which should appeal to our tropical senses – with a light and charming plumeria-esque scent.
For many years, her versatile jersey wrap dress has made women of all ages and sizes look and feel confident and sexy. A little advice on how you can afford to dress in luxury DVF looks… it’s all about the off-set. Save money and purchase unique items at Goodwill such as accessories, shoes, handbags, etc. Then, when it comes time to treat yourself to a DVF wrap dress from her 2012 collection, you can do it, guilt free.
In 1974 she created the wrap dress, which launched a liberating style movement for women around the globe
Diane embodies goodwill and shares her expertise with others. She’s president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), an organization devoted to supporting and nurturing new and emerging design talent. Von Furstenberg also continues her work with her family’s private foundation, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. The primary recipients of the Foundation’s support are organizations within the following sectors: Community Building, Education, Human Rights, Arts, Health and the Environment.
The vintage DVF blouse pictured above is the GLAM Spotlight of the week - found at a Goodwill store in Hawaii and priced under $50.00. I found a similar DVF blouse on the BergorfGoodman.comwebsite for $265.00.
In the year leading up to Goodwill Goes GLAM! in 2012, the Goodwill Hunter will highlight fashion finds set aside for THE big event. Goodwill Industries of Hawaiipresents the inaugural Goodwill Goes GLAM!, a showcase of talent, treasure and style — all for a great cause. When you purchase items at Goodwill, know that more than 90 percent of the retail revenue goes to programs that help people with employment barriers become self-sufficient.
GOODWILL GOES GLAM!
High Fashion Kickoff: Gala Dinner & Fashion show, plus After Party & Pre-sale: Aug. 23, 2012
Treasure Marketplace: Aug. 24 – 26, 2012
An exclusive fashion show featuring Hawaii’s top models and stylists will set the stage for an unprecedented marketplace of more than 20,000 square feet of glamour and vintage items donated by retail partners and collected from Goodwill stores. This major Island fashion event will put the spotlight on Hawaii’s style industry as an economic stimulator and contributor to job-creation, while offering the opportunity to explore Goodwill’s own educational, employment and training programs. Find out how you could get involved and be the first to get your tickets, for more information go towww.higoodwill.org/glam.