Hawaii Fashion

We’re not like anywhere else….

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by paularath

Ron Irwin, owner of Indige Design in Kaimuki (www.indigedesign.com) is far more than a shop owner. He works in Indonesia from the ground up on his garments, meeting with weavers, dyers, pattern makers, seamstresses and even button makers and notions purveyors to find or create exactly the look he wants. By working directly with the
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Posted on April 29th, 2016 by paularath

There’s just no keeping a creative person down. When The Honolulu Advertiser closed in 2010, Chris Oliver was one of the multi-talented folks who lost their jobs. Chris was the travel editor in the Island Life Section and she put together an eclectic, imaginative and intriguing section every week. I have a file full of
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Posted on April 28th, 2016 by paularath

This weekend seems to be the jump start of the spring/summer trunk shows, fashion shows and craft fairs. And of course, it’s just in time for Mother’s Day. Nui Mono and Girlfriends, which only comes around twice a year, will be held: Saturday, April 30 8 a.m. to noon Palolo Hongwanji 1641 Palolo Avenue Expect
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Posted on April 17th, 2016 by paularath

  I have e new passion, having just discovered fresh leaf indigo dyeing. Thanks to a multi-talented friend, Donna Miyashiro of Hawaiian Blue, I recently learned how to use fresh indigo leaves, easily grown in one’s garden, to create a soft, beautiful range of blues and sometimes greens or teals. No temperamental indigo vat to
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Posted on October 26th, 2015 by paularath

  A few weeks ago I was helping my sister, Roberta, pack for her – wow! – 10- week vacation to celebrate her retirement. Roberta has a history of foot problems and she once had to be in a wheelchair for part of a trip because of a broken bone ┬áin her foot. That started
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