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YWCA Goes Glam With Fundraiser

YWCA of Oahu presents Persimmon & Posh Downtown Decadence Oct. 4 with shopping, appetizers by chef Lance Kosaka of Cafe Julia, lucky prize drawings, decadent desserts and wine, a silent auction and more.

There also will be a Glam Gowns informal fashion show and sale featuring formal gowns donated by various socialites and members of the YWCA.

The event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at YWCA Laniakea at 1040 Richards St. Pre-sale tickets are $60 for YWCA members, $65 for nonmembers (includes one signature cocktail and swag bag) and available through Sept. 20 at ywcaoahu.org. Tickets at the door are $75.

Andy South photo by Michi Moore


Honolulu-based women’s wear brand Andy South has opened its atelier and first showroom at 12 South King St. Andy South Atelier also will serve as the brand’s first flagship retail location and home to the Andy South brand and corporate office. “Andy South is heavily rooted in the quality, craftsmanship and construction of clothing,” says South of the brand. “The Atelier diffuses the lines between the in-house production and retail space. We want people to get a feel and have a connection to what we produce and understand why we choose to produce it here in Hawaii. It’s much more than just buying clothes, once you get to know what we’re all about.”

Aside from the ready-to-wear being showcased at the Atelier, South’s future plans include a small collection of ready-to-wear bridal gowns, as well as offering Hawaii brides and destination brides alike the opportunity to have a gown cut to fit and designed specially for them.

Visits to Andy South Atelier are by appointment only. For more information, email info@andysouth.com or visit shop.andysouth.com.