March 22nd, 2013 / posted by paularath


Image courtesy of Kei Aloha

 Pacifikology is a pop-up shop that’s well worth popping in on. In fact, I’d go so far as to say: Don’t miss it. That’s because it offers so many shopping opportunities that are rare in Honolulu. Some of these lines are just not found anywhere else.

Co-founders Janu Cassidy and Marla Momi Musick, whose friendship has spanned Honolulu and New York City for years, put their heads together to come up with this unusual market place concept.  This time it’s being held in Colleen Kimura’s lovely little shop, Tutuvi Sitoa, located at 2636 S. King Street,  on the mauka side of King Street, just Diamond Head of Puck’s Alley. (Parking on the street or  in Puck’s Alley.)

But hurry in or you’ll miss it. It’s only open Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m. and March 24 – 28 from noon to 7 p.m. Then it’s gone until it reappears in late April in another form.

Here’s a list of the designers at this Pacifikology pop-up:

Jeffrey Yoshida’s charming vintage-inspired couture clothing (think Mad Men and Leave It to Beaver).

Radio Hula‘s cool and funky vintage items, collected over decades for the eponymous NYC shop.
Strands by Momi, a jewelry line with Hawaiian heart, urban edge and a decidedly sophisticated style.
Ke Kai Kealoha‘s new “Wahinenui Collection,” crafted from re-purposed chandelier crystals from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
Mod Vintage featuring hip styles from Europe and throughout the U.S. curated by Silvana Alfonso and her sister in Rome.
Hana Nai’a, aromatherapy created with passion and purity by Maryann Rose of the Big Island. (Watch for Sacred Breath, a lifesaver on airplanes and on stressful days in the office.)
Panacea Designs, offering a unique, eclectic approach to personal adornment, inspired by cultural encounters.
Pili Designs, elegant hand printed attire with a Polynesian vibe hand printed by Piikea Clark, a Honolulu “boy” now living in New Zealand. (His  men’s shirts are sold at Neiman Marcus but this is your only chance to get your hands on his women’s wear.)
Kei Aloha , created by Kei Kinoshita of Honolulu, breaking new ground in island fashion with a modern take on aloha shirts and mu’umu’u. (Note: She has dressed Jake Shimabukuro for the stage.)
Christina Von Fieandt, woven ribbons have been transformed into elegant garments for a city approach to office and evening attire.
– Paula Rath
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B Smith
March 29th, 2013 at 6:13 pm


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