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Hot and Bothered

With clothes this sultry, even scorching summer days can’t wilt our fashion sense.


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Bikini ($78) by Loco Boutique, shown in “Comb.” Beaded, 10K gold earrings by Tori Richard ($88). Sun shelter ($19.99) and Essential Home vinyl tablecloth ($2.99) from Kmart.
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Cotton waist-tie dress, by Banana Republic ($118). Also by Banana Republic, the model’s necklace ($48) and matching bracelet ($38). Slingback platform heels, by Sergio Rossi ($625). LuminAir 12-inch antique-style desk fan ($29.99), from City Mill. Stainless steel margarita glass ($9), from The Compleat Kitchen.
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Rayon/Spandex dress, “Nolita,” by Split ($62), from T&C Surf. MXV2 sunglasses ($190) by Escada. Sun-protective hat by Physician Endorsed, in the style “Diva” ($55). “Tiki Bar” earrings by Ginger 13 ($80), available at Shasa Emporium. Wood bangle bracelet ($22) from Banana Republic. Striped tumbler ($2.99) by Kmart.
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Swimsuit ($134) by BCBG Max Azria. “Animal Attraction” sunglasses by Physician Endorsed ($36).
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Halter dress with tassel-tie detailing ($139) by Bebe. Orchid-print clogs ($995) by Gucci. Bracelet ($48) and earrings ($58) by BCBG Max Azria.
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Gauzy top ($98), “Malachia,” is from MAX&Co. Shorts by Bebe ($79), shown in the color ale. Leather belt ($345) and silk scarf ($245) by Tod’s. Cocktail ring ($245) and necklace, with dangle ($245), sparkly ball chain in silver ($35) and clasp in silver ($25), are from the line Jewelry by Cari, available at Shasa Emporium. Ice bucket with scoop ($35), available at The Compleat Kitchen.


In the process of doing this story, we discovered a few tips for warm-weather skin survival. Sunscreen is key, of course, and don’t forget to apply it to the backs of your hands and to your neck and chest. Two good ones: Cosmedicine SPF 30 ($40), which has been rigorously tested in 90-degree heat and 80-percent humidity, and Murad SPF 30 Waterproof Sunblock ($30), which uses pomegranate as an antioxidant ingredient. If you use a self-tanner, pick up a pump bottle of St. Tropez Self-Tan Remover ($15), to get the telltale orange stain off your palms. All are available at Sephora, Ala Moana Center, 944-9797.

To keep eye shadow, lipstick and mascara from running on sultry days, try a liquid makeup sealer, such as She Laq ($28), by Benefit Cosmetics. It’s carried at Macy’s and Sephora, or online at www.benefitcosmetics.com.

A perennial favorite, and deservedly so, is Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 ($40). It’s sheer and has UVA and UVB protection. A new oil-free version just came out as well. Both are available at Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, 951-8887.

Model Chelsea Ching/Premier Models, Hair/Makeup Jessica Hoffman, Location Kathy Muller Hawai‘i Oceanfront Rentals

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