The Weekend's Best Fashion and Foodie Events
6 ways to shop and eat your weekend away.
What: The lookbook for French Connection's new 30-piece capsule collection of sexy, edgy pieces comes out: Internet likes it. It features a celebrity child model? Internet LOVES it. Hailey Baldwin, aka Stephen Baldwin's daughter, has that too-cool, smoldering model gaze and half-asleep, lethargic model posture down pat in the lookbook for this new Autumn/Winter release. Oh, and the clothes aren't half bad, either.
When: Collection is set to come out in early September
Where: View the lookbook here.
Details: Here's the official video for the collection, which is all kinds of slow-motion and dramatic posing.
Party and Flea
What: Your birthday has already passed, you're a little old for ragers and costume parties won't be appropriate for a couple more months. How's a party girl supposed to have any fun in the doldrums of this season? Look to Art and Flea's House Party-themed August offering. This month, revel with local artists and crafters such as Lei Chic-featured Olena Kai, which crates handmade swimsuits, and minimalist jewelry brand MYTE. There will also be live art exhibits, food and drink, a Build-A-Cake workshop with KristieCakes and prizes. Let's get this party started, shall we?
When: Thursday, Aug. 28, 5–10 p.m.
Where: 1020 Auahi St.
Details: $3 admission. Visit artandflea.com for more information.
Island in Style
What: You thought the 1920s in New York looked cool in The Great Gatsby ... imagine the 1920s in paradise. ARTafterDARK swoops in to help with perhaps its best theme yet: Art Deco Hawaii. Slack-key guitar and ukulele musical stylings, a performance by dance troupe Tahiti Mana and, of course, the Art Deco Hawaii exhibit will give your night an aloha feel. Kaukau time includes poke, mini laulau and musubi, with a Kona Brewing Company Tiki Bar to round out the night.
When: Friday, Aug. 29, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: $10 for non-members, free for members. Vist artafterdark.org for more information and read our feature and blog post on the exhibit.
A Bundle of Joy
What: The monthly Cut Collective Trunk Show is always at the top of our to-haul list. This month get double the fun with a pop-up by jewelry designer Joy Graham of Pure Joy Adornments. The elegant, made-in-Hawaii pieces perfectly accent the sexy, modern designs of The Cut Collective's Allison Izu, Rumi Murakami and Ten Tomorrow, which will be showcasing new arrivals and offering fresh markdowns.
When: Saturday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 2800 Woodlawn Drive
Details: Visit the Cut Collective Facebook page for updates.
A Fresh Start
What: First, H&M comes to Hawaii, then COS to the U.S., now Joe Fresh to the U.S. as well?! The gods of affordable, hip clothing are clearly smiling upon us. Shop the Canadian-based store's new U.S. online presence for comfy, casual, weekend-appropriate tees and sharp moto jackets, or refresh your work wardrobe with a brash snakeskin-print silk blouse and a ladylike pencil skirt. Not to mention the belts, shoes, scarves, totes—breathe, girl. Breathe.
Where: joefresh.com. No, they don't ship to Hawaii. But everyone has their go-to Mainland pal to help them out in these situations, right?
Details: Bonus: Join the mailing list and get 10 percent off. Score!
When: Dinner? I guess so. Lunch? Meh. Breakfast is where your real passion lies. Which is why you'll be all over this month's Eat the Street like maple syrup on pancakes. The most important meal of the day gets a kick in the eggs: Think breakfast empanadas from Buenos Antojitos, Wow Wow Waffles, Pop Pop Donuts, and oodles of other delish dishes.
When: Friday, Aug. 29, 4–9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St.
Details: There will be a best pancake contest among vendors, judged by 20 randomly picked people from the crowd. Fingers crossed it includes us.
Who: Old Navy, Ala Moana Center
Deal: 50 percent off entire store
When: Until Sept. 1
Who: Tourneau, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 10 percent off all pre-owned watches
When: While supplies last
Who: Cache, Ala Moana Center
Deal: 60 percent off sale styles
Deal: 20 percent off sale items with code FINAL20
When: Ends Sept. 2
Deal: 50 percent off select items with code LABORDAY2014
When: Ends Sept. 1
Deal: 20 percent off sale items
Who: Club Monaco
Deal: 50 percent off clearance and 40 percent off sale styles with code HEYFALL
When: Through Sept. 1