Crystal Manuel
Crystal Manuel

Name? Crystal Manuel
Age? 23
What do you do? I study
What are you wearing? Armani top, Armani jeans, Dr. Scholl’s sandals
Describe your style. Urban
Favorite places to shop? Armani
Favorite jeans? Armani
Favorite places to eat? Shabu Shabu House, Hale Vietnam
What’s always in your purse? I don’t own a purse—I rely on the kindness of my wonderful roommates to carry my license and credit card in their bags.
Favorite designer? Katrina Leano aka Ka’J
Hobbies? Watching Lakers play basketball
Favorite TV show? Flavor of Love
Favorite nightclub? Fashion 45
How long does it take you to get ready? 7-49 minutes
First job? Working at an airport passing out travel guides
Favorite gadget? My Remington straightener from Sears
Happiness is ...No homework, no work, no stress—just being with my friends and family

Janice Oyama
Janice Oyama

Name? Janice Oyama
Age? 21
Where do you live?Honolulu
What do you do? Student
What are you wearing? Everblue blouse, jeans from a boutique in California, shoes from Macy’s
Last movie you saw? Juno
Describe your style. Feminine rocker
Favorite jeans? True Religion
Beauty product you can’t live without? Chapstick
Music style? Pop rock
Karaoke/driving song? Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy
Guilty pleasure? Doughnuts!
Happiness is ... anything with friends and family
Dream job? CEO of my own company
Starbucks order? White chocolate mocha
Favorite flower? Purple hibiscus


A WHITE Gala Benefit for the Hawaiian Humane Society at Fishcake May 23, 6 p.m.

Fishcake, a new home furniture showroom and boutique in Kakaako, will host the first WHITE Gala benefit for the Hawaiian Humane Society May 23 at 6 p.m. The showroom will feature Hawaii-based contemporary art (in white, of course), a clothing collection presentation by Gary Fujimoto, a Butoh troupe and live music. There also will be an auction of original pet furniture pieces created by local artists. The O Lounge will provide pupus and will mix White Ciroc Vodka Saketinis, the signature drink of the night. Tickets for the gala are $50 and available at Fishcake; you also can order via phone at 593-1231. Don’t forget to wear white!

Fishcake, 307c Kamani St., 593-1231


The Blue Buddha, home to great goto pieces for everything from a night at the club to a daytime beach barbecue, has added some new brands to its arsenal. Owner Budi Staven already carries fun brands like Hale Bob and Bizz, and now he’s brought in BCBGeneration, French Connection, R-Jean and Colcci. Besides getting an outfit for yourself, pick up an outfit for your four-legged friend from Fancy Lulu, a San Francisco-based pet accessories brand.


If you don’t have the new issue of SMART, get it now on newsstands and at bookstores everywhere. The Spring Fashion issue (May/June 2008) features stories on Letarte, Elska Sandor of In4mation, Spring Dresses, Best of Spring Accessories, Best Makeup Brushes, Food Blogs, Organic Beauty and more! Check out SMART’s new blog at to keep up with SMART daily. Also, we’re having a subscription sale—get one full year of SMART for only $10! Subscribe online at Talk about a great deal. Get a subscription for yourself (if you don’t have one) and get one for each of your friends.


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