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Music to our Eyes

We asked area musicians to help us interpret the sound of clothing.


Photos: Rae Huo

Written and Styled by
Kathryn Drury
Photography by
Rae Huo
Christine Gardner
Juliet Lighter/ADR Agency and
Eric Chun/Kathy Muller Inc.

Classical Look

Violinist Laurilyn Butin serenades our model, who is wearing a Tadashi evening gown ($310) and Manolo Blahnik satin mules with rhinestone buckle ($550), from Neiman Marcus.

Her jewelry is the Zydo suite including earrings, necklace and ring in 18-karat white gold and diamonds accented by briolette sapphires. Her watch is a Harry Winston Rare Timepiece in 18-karat white gold and diamonds from the Avenue Collection. Courtesy of Neiman Marcus; prices on request.


Clarinetist Abe Weinstein heats things up for a night of jazz. Jewelry courtesy of Tiffany & Co. 18-karat white gold and diamond lady's cocktail watch ($7,200). Her platinum and diamond pendant and earrings are, appropriately enough, from the new Tiffany Jazz collection. Pendant, $2,500. Diamond drop earrings, $5,800. Eric's watch is from the Tiffany Mark collection ($2,250). Cufflinks are 18-karat white gold, in Woven ($1,275). Dress by Nina Austin ($159), at Calista by Cotton Cargo. Juliet's shoes are "Origami" ($69) in silver leather, from Nine West. His shoes are the "Davin," in calf leather, by Coach ($176). Suit and shirt are by Canali ($1,595 and $195, respectively), available at Bernini.


Get the funk out with deejay James Coles. Juliet's shoes are "Geisha" in pink, by Irregular Choice ($38.99). Skirt by Triple Five Soul ($54) and top by Hurley ($28). On Eric, "Kingpin" shoes by Gravis Footwear ($65), Stussy's "Mics Shirt" ($59) and jeans by Fresh Jive ($66). All from Island Snow.

Island Look

Eric mellows out in a shirt by Tommy Bahama, "Desert Iris," shown in green mango ($105). Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson is wearing a shirt by Kähala Hawaiian Islands, called "Okole Maluna" ($68). Our model's pants are Tommy Bahama, shown in asparagus color ($115). All from Moonbow Tropics. Eric's shoes are by Coach; the "Miller" in natural ($80).

About our musicians:

Laurilyn Butin is a violinist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, a private violin instructor and the leader of the Ma-noa Strings quartet.

Abe Weinstein reminds us to attend the 11th Annual Hawai'i International Jazz Festival at the Hawai'i Theatre. July 30 and 31: "Swingtime In Hawai'i." July 31st: "International Jazz" with Grammy winner Lalo Schifrin, and more. For tickets call 528-0506 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com.

Veteran DJ James Coles performs Saturday nights at Zanzabar. He is on the airwaves at 1043XME every Friday night, and is also the creative imaging director of Cox Radio. He is the founder of a nonprofit, after school program, Musical Youth Of Hawai'i.

Jeff Peterson teaches music at UH Ma-noa. His new CD is titled Kahealani (Hula Records). You can find him performing at Michel's, at the Colony Surf Hotel, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

shopping guide:

Ala Moana Center

Calista by Cotton Cargo
Ward Warehouse
Kahala Mall
4211 Wai'alae Ave.

2100 Kala-kaua Ave.

Moonbow Tropics
2365 Kala-kaua Ave. (at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider hotel)

Neiman Marcus
Ala Moana Center

Nine West
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.

Island Snow
Ala Moana Shopping Center

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
2201 Kalakaua Ave.

Kailua Beach Center
130 Kailua Rd.

Tiffany & Co.
Ala Moana Center
2100 Kala-kaua Ave.

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