Party pics: Bloomingdale’s opening gala

Bloomingdale’s hosted a private gala Wednesday night to celebrate its opening in Ala Moana’s new Ewa wing. Guests walked a red carpet and were greeted with lei presented by top-hat wearing models. Champagne quenched their thirst as they browsed three brand-new stories of fashion.

Among the mannequins and designer clothing were hand-crafted cocktails, bites by local chefs and a live musical performance. A lineup of Miss Hawaiis, including Frolic’s own Olena Heu (Miss Hawaii 2004) and Miss Hawaii 2015 Jeanne Kapela mingled with guests, showcasing styles available at the country’s newest Bloomingdale’s.

Bloomingdale’s officially opens today, Thursday, Nov. 12.

Bloomingdale’s Ala Moana
1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814

Six generations of Miss Hawaii winners modeling clothes available at Bloomingdale's.

Left to right: Stephanie Steuri (2014), Crystal Montrone Lee (2013), Jeanne Kapela (2015), Olena Heu (2004), Skyler Kamaka (2012) and Cathy Foy (1975)

 

Guests received custom created lei crafted by local artisans

 

American Idol contestant Colby Benson sang live alongside three members of Hawaii Pops, a local non-profit focused on sharing music with Hawaii

 

Tony Spring, Bloomingdale's Chairman & CEO, with his wife (left) and Carolyn Edward, Vice President & General Manager of Bloomingdale's Ala Moana (right)

 
 
 

Chef Chris Kajioka of CK and Eddie Lopez

 

Chef Chai Chaowasaree of Chef Chai

 

Chef Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Cafe (right)

 
Everyone received a glass of champagne with hibiscus flower upon entering