TK Yamada, who spent more than a decade working and roasting for other cafés, now has his own spot with an extraordinarily pleasant lānai.
Fashionista’s Market Closet Swap
Fashionista’s Market CEO Alyssa Fung is probably one of the hardest working women I know. She runs a successful fashion business and still has time to do events to help others. What started off to be a small fundraiser soon became an annual event. This past Saturday at Luana Hills Country Club in Kailua, about 170 women gathered for the 4th annual Fashionista’s Market closet swap. All proceeds from the event benefited the Leeward Domestic Abuse Shelter.
This is how the closet swap works. Each participant had to have turned in items such as clothes or accessories. How many items each girl turned in is the number of items she’ll be able to take from the closet swap. According to Alyssa, 5,214 items were turned in for this year’s closet swap. The first floor was full of clothes, while the second floor was for accessories and shoes.
The ladies were treated to a champagne brunch, provided by Luana Hills Country Club with wine sampling by Barefoot Wine. There were tons of giveaways from vendors like Fashionista’s Market, Barefoot Wine and Q Laser Center. DJ Scott Stiles totally kept the tunes coming during the event.
Barefoot marketing specialist Brendan Lynch said this was the second year Barefoot Wine has participated in the annual closet swap. “We get involved in these types of events because we try to make the world a better place though wine,” he said.
“I love it. It is a great way to be eco-friendly and to get cool clothes,” said third-year closet swapper Chanelle Lucero. First-year swapper Melanie Wong said she’s always wanted to attend this event and was glad that she did because it was for a good cause.
Check out the mad fun that went down:
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