Fashion Illustration For Kids


ME + U is again offering its Fashion Illustration For Kids class, helping young aspiring fashionistas learn to interpret their designs artistically. Students will sketch and render fashion figures with a variety of materials, and learn to draw realistic-looking garments using fashion croquis.

The four-session series is designed for ages 9 to 17 (and ages 6 to 8 with instructor’s approval), and will focus on basic figure and clothing illustration techniques and stylization of garments. Participants will leave with a set of illustrations of their own designs and croquis templates for future use.

Classes take place July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Art Explorium offices in Kaimuki (1132 D Koko Head Ave.). Basic materials will be provided, and no prior experience is necessary. Cost is $135 per person. To sign up, visit, or for more information, email or call 554-0480.


Tori Richard has opened its ninth retail location in Kahala Hotel & Resort. The 450-square-foot store located in the hotel lobby, next to Rebecca Beach, offers a mix of men’s and women’s destination-inspired apparel, designed exclusively by Tori Richard and predominantly manufactured in Honolulu.

Architect James Tucker Associates, contractor Bobby Marcos and designer Philpotts Interiors collaborated to create a tropical Pan-Pacific ambiance in cool Pacific blue and white, with cerused white oak and coral stone finishes. The store also offers a premium customer shopping experience with the new Tori Richard ‘Shirt Bar,’ an intimate, individualized service to help customers determine the best fit, colors and prints as they build their wardrobe. For more information, visit or call 735-1747.


Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki welcomes Contemporary Hats, offering an extensive collection of headwear for men and women.

Owner Joe Jeong notes that plans are in the works to roll out a selection of children’s hats and a line of Hawaiian-inspired hats. The store is located in Building A, Level 2.