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Feeling Haute

| February 26, 2016 | Parties

Bloomingdale’s celebrated the grand opening of its new store in the Ala Moana Center with an exclusive, private party that incorporated high-fashion flair with local Hawaiian favorites.


Among the stylish set in attendance were Letarte swimwear designers Lisa Letarte Cabrinha and Michele Letarte, as well as shoe designer Paul Mayer, to name a few. Turning quite a few heads were Miss Hawaii 2015 Jeanné Kapela and former winners of the Miss Hawaii crown—Crystal Montrone Lee, Skyler Kamaka, Olena Heu and Cathy Foy—who gave a special fashion presentation that delighted all those in attendance.


American Idol season 10 contestant Colby Benson serenaded the crowd alongside members of the local nonprofit Hawaii Pops. Each guest received a tiny brown bag to take home filled with a truffled black-and-white cookie, a lilikoi mojito cheesecake truffle, bagel chips and a chocolate egg cream soda prepared by MW Restaurant’s Michelle Karr-Ueoka. Stylish and full of energy, the event certainly put the “grand” in grand opening! -Photography by Travis Okimoto


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