Hawaii Fashion

We’re not like anywhere else….

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by paularath

It’s spring, a time for lusting after pretty new things. Wait, first we have to make room in our closets. But what to give away – and where to give it? It’s always a struggle! Sometimes it’s fun to swap your stuff in stylish company, so we’re planning a Swap Party for Hifi members on Saturday, March 22,
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Posted on March 11th, 2014 by paularath

Ala Moana Center’s Shop a Le’a spring fashion week is coming soon, March 17 through 23. Among the many events planned is a trunk show at Tapestries for Citron clothing and Cora Yee jewelry. Citron and Cora are a perfect match! The trunk show will take place Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, from
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Posted on March 6th, 2014 by paularath

Saturday. March 8, marks one of my favorite sales of the year. It’s the Nui Mono and friends sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the Palolo Hongwanji, located at 1641 Palolo Avenue. As you know, many of these artists, artisans and bakers seldom show anywhere, so this is a rare opportunity. Here’s the list
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Posted on March 1st, 2014 by paularath

Leave it to Lo Kaimuloa of Riches Kahala to find a wallet with a romantic island vibe. This adorable wallet, which opens out to carry cash and credit cards, is by Taxi and retails for just $35. And I love it in red, too! Lo is now in her 27th year of providing savvy Honolulu women
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Posted on February 26th, 2014 by paularath

Kahala Mall and Moana Events have a clever way of welcoming the spring shopping season. It’s called “Unlock Your Style” and it will be held Saturday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m. You need to arrive early to get your hands on a limited edition free shopper’s key. These keys are available strictly on a
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Posted on February 24th, 2014 by paularath

There are countless reasons to learn how to sew. Perhaps the top one is that, in this time of same-old, same-old clothing, it’s refreshing to wear something no one else has. And how can you better express your personal style than to make it yourself? Or perhaps you’re dying to imitate something you saw someone
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Posted on February 20th, 2014 by paularath

What looks fresh and fashion forward for spring 2014? That would be the crisp white shirt. Or, better yet, layers of crisp white, from a skinny pant to a tank to a chic shirt or feather weight leather jacket. That’s my take on the spring trends and it was seconded by Neiman Marcus Ala Moana on
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Posted on February 6th, 2014 by paularath

  I must confess, my favorite take-aways from NYFW (New York Fashion Week) often originate in the back stages of the runway shows – and not on the runways. I totally get that most of my readers simply will not be running out to buy what they see on the runways, or even to follow
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Posted on February 4th, 2014 by paularath

Sometimes it’s really hard to part with something you have lovingly made with your hands. When interviewing Bay Area textile designer Karin Moggridge, we were talking about the pleasure of having our hands on treasured fabrics and feeling the sensation, the almost sensual pleasure, of the needle going in and out of the fibers on
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Posted on February 2nd, 2014 by paularath

Carolina Herrera is among my favorite designers. Her feminine, classic, sophisticated aesthetic has always appealed to me. Her crisp white shirt over a long skirt  is among the most iconic of evening looks. So I’m happy to report that CH Carolina Herrera has just opened its first Hawaii boutique, in Ala Moana Shopping Center, Mall
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