Two beloved fashion icons leave Hawaii for WashingtonUPDATED 9:10 PM HST Apr 20, 2014Video Transcript
Hawaii's fashion, pageant and culinary worlds are bidding aloha to two people who have influenced modern culture for decades. On tonight's Mixed Plate we go to a good-bye party for 2 Couture. LEAVE THEM TO A PLACE . GUIDE THEM WITH YOUR GRACE. The songs of aloha are for Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi. Under the umbrella 2 Couture, they have designed thousands of glittery gowns and produced hundreds of fashion shows for non-profit organizations across the state. As former pageant coaches, they've taught a bevy of beauties, including Miss America Carolyn Sapp, the meaning of being an independent woman. "THEY REALLY GOT ME INTO THEIR LIVES AND GAVE ME THE LOVE IT NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN LIFE." A farewell party in Hawaii Kai last night had pals remembering the pair's culinary soirees, mad hatter events, costume teas ...all to celebrate the empowerment of women. "Eric AND TAKEO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO OUR ISLANDS. THEY ALWAYS MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD." And the dudes learned how to be gentlemen and how to be a star. THE PEOPLE WHO LEAVE MARKS IN YOR LIFE, AND MAKE YOU KENOW WHO YOU AE. THEY LIVE ON THEIROHG MYACTIONS ANDCARRY ONT HROUGH MY CHILDREN. Eric and Takeo's new life in Buckley, outside of Seattle, promises to be just as flamboyant. But Hawaii will always be in their hearts. "vERY MUCH ALOHA, ALSO KINDNESS. HAWAII HAS GIVEN US A SENSE OF FamILY. HAWAII IS AN EXTRAORDINA RY PLACE. So the songs may say goodbye, but the message is, until we meet again. That's mixed plate. In Washington state, where canabis is legal, they plan to open a shop selling marijuana musubi.