Monday, May 5, 2008

Cool For Catz
You get an A for effort. You’ve tried to make the hottest mainland fashions work, like that oversized wool boyfriend sweater that looks fierce but has you sweating so much you seem like a “before” ad for deodorant. But as you canvas every bride magazine for your perfect dress, you know that formal satin poof will never complement sand in your toes at the perfect beachside ceremony.

That’s why Maui girls have been stoked on Argentine-born designer Tamara Catz’s timeless bridal designs created expressly for an island lifestyle. They flock to her elegant Paia boutique for modern, feminine dresses hand-detailed and embellished with

natural elements like shells, inspired by the Islands ’ colors and textures, world travels with husband and windsurfing champ Francisco Goya, and crafted with her fine FIT training.

So O‘ahu bridezillas, listen up. Now you can get in on Maui’s action this Saturday, when Catz brings her entire stunning bridal collection (for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride too!) for a one-time-only Honolulu show. If you must have her special attention and advice, make an advance appointment; otherwise it’s the early bride that gets the goods.

Every girl deserves a wedding dress so original it appears made just for her.

So no tug of wars allowed.

Tamara Catz Bridal Show, March 8 from 11-6 at Coral Loft, 1033A Smith Street, Chinatown, O‘ahu. Call 808.579.9184 or email for an appointment. See the whole collection at

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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