The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation presents its second annual Women’s Leadership Summit in Hawaii on Friday, March 27, and its 36th Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, March 28, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
A half-day summit, themed “Health, Beauty & Well-Being” takes place on March 27 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Topics being discussed stress the importance of well-being from the inside out.
The topics and speakers are:
“Doctor’s Perspective” – Dr. Laurie Tom
Dr. Tom, who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, will give her perspective on staying health and preventing disease through a healthy diet and lifestyle.
“Fashion Do’s and Don’ts” – Kensei Takeda; Fashion designer and hairstylist Kensei Takeda will share basic wardrobe and accessory techniques, emphasizing the importance of total presentation, from fashion, hair, makeup, accessories and poise.
“Skin Care Basics” – Sulwhasoo Cosmetic Representatives: Cosmeticians from this international cosmetics firm will provide insights on the importance of following a beauty regimen and why it is worth the investment.
“Ask Dr. Irene” – Dr. Irene Arakaki: Dr. Arakaki of Reneux Med Spa will explain about facial fillers and answer common questions about general aesthetics.
“Food, Diet and Health” – lunch panel discussion: During lunch, local personalities such as Dean Okimoto (Nalo Farms), Paul Uyehara (Aloha Tofu) will discuss overall well being and give their opinions on trending health issues and concerns.
Cost for the summit is $80 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information about the summit, email Wendy Abe at email@example.com.
“East Meets West Fashion” is the theme of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s 36th Fashion Show and Luncheon, which will be held on March 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The “East” fashions come to Hawai‘i’s shores from South Korea, featuring an exciting array of designs from Incheon and Seoul — being seen for the first time in Hawai‘i. Many of the designs unveiled in the fashion show will be available for purchase after the show.
Our featured “West” designers are Hawai‘i’s own, ‘Iolani Sportswear. Starting in 1953 by Keiji and Edith Kawakami as a small factory with dirt floors, ‘Iolani Sportswear is now known worldwide for its island-inspired fashions. The 61-year-old company is now run by the family’s second and third generations, with Lloyd Kawakami at the helm.
Prior to the luncheon and fashion show, there will be a boutique sale and silent auction. The boutique vendors will showcase fashions, jewelry, packaged foods, handmade items and more. Among the items in the silent auction are gift cards, fine house wares, fashion accessories and Asian treasures.
Cost to attend the Saturday fashion show is $100 or
$125 for premium runway seating. Tables of 10 are also available for $1,000. Premium tables are $1,250. Attendees with paid seats will be eligible to win special door prizes. Final deadline to register is Feb. 28. No refunds will be granted after Feb. 28.
For more information about the fashion show, contact Cathy Iwai at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patty Matsuo at email@example.com. For ticket information, contact Betty Hirozawa at 988-3588.