I’ll never forget the time this amazingly decked out underage girl told me she wasn’t hip to women that use their sexuality to promote themselves. It floored me, mainly because she was pretty young to make such a mature observation, but also because I was seeing a lot of it around me and figured that’s sometimes what it takes to get what you want.
There was a time when Mark Chittom still lived here and I would corner him every chance I got to talk about the Weekly. “What did you write about when you had nothing to write about?” He had the greatest stories, telling me how far out in left field he would get once he started making the awkward transition from writing about nightlife to doing his own parties.
Night Life / Check it out [www.bampproject.com] I’m trying to stamp out notes on my Blackberry in the dark at The Waterfront when local photographer Nina Pullella shouts in my ear, “She is giving this crowd so much credit!” Song three had just ended and still no sign of a mega radio hit from one Ms.Lauryn Hill. We’re already in disbelief that she took the stage before midnight but judging from her first words (“Long time no see!”) and her first few tracks, we know she is planning to make up for lost time tonight.
Night Life / “I’m not really into fashion or beauty,” I told Malie Moran, fashion show director and media and events coordinator for HawaiiRED Magazine as I sat next to her in the front row of Crystal Pancipanci’s style workshop at Macy’s. Malie had asked me if I was going to the Fashion and Beauty Expo after the presentation, and that was the half-assed excuse I gave her.