Back To School

Yu Shing Ting
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Wednesday - August 17, 2005

This fall, start the school year right with a wardrobe that will sure turn heads on campus. The it list, according to Macy’s West: fitted jackets paired with denim or gauchos, shrunken blazers, decorated denim, embroidered denim, embellished skirts, embellished tops, western-inspired tops, crochet, shrunken sweaters and shrugs layered over a long tank, crop pants, lace details, fur trim, layered necklaces, long flowing skirts, jean and military inspired jackets, and western boots.

“Cultural fusion is the global fashion direction for fall 2005,” says Bill Bigler, Macy’s West vice president and fashion director. “It’s as though the world was your market; first discovering, then blending the unique embroideries, crochets, buttons and embellishments. Depending on the creative spirit of the individual, the options are endless.”


Macy’s will also be holding Back-to-School Night Events on Aug. 23 from 2 to 9 p.m. at both Macy’s Ala Moana and Macy’s Pearlridge.

At Macy’s Ala Moana there will be face painting with Aloha Clowns Face Painting (3-5 p.m. in the kids department), Balloon Monsoon balloon sculptures (4:30-6:30 p.m. in the kids department), decorate or embellish your jeans with the help of a representative from Ben Franklin (5-7 p.m. in the THISIT department), and Hawaiian Airbrush Tattoo (5-7 p.m. in the young men’s and THISIT departments).

At Macy’s Pearlridge learn how to expand your after-school activities with the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, Hale Pono Club House and Coalition for a Drug Free Hawaii (4:30-6:30 p.m. in the THISIT department), and enjoy activities by Kahi Mohala (4:30-6:30 p.m. in the kids department).

Events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 945-5894.

- Yu Shing Ting

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