WITH fashion constantly in flux, there are probably those who wish getting dressed in the morning were as easy as tapping their closets with a magic wand and having them fill up with clothes that are on season and on the mark -- fashionable without the sins of being too trendy or too conservative (read: boring).
You might say stylishness without stress is the key to CAbi, a personal shopper-driven clothing line offering two collections a year, for spring/summer and fall/winter.
The name stands for Carol Anderson by invitation, after the designer who started the line and her concept of private fashion presentations in which hosts invite a handful of friends for a few hours of fun and shopping.
Judith Brower brought CAbi to Hawaii this year, as an independent consultant, after learning about it during a visit with her sister in Boise, Idaho, last Christmas.
"I loved the concept of trunk shows, and I loved the clothes because they fit real women's' bodies. We have hips; we have these things," Brower said, patting her thighs.