Yearly Archives
2019
Posted on May 8th, 2019 by paularath

I recently caught up with Bliss Lau while she was on a bus, infant daughter Soa in her arms, traveling between her studio and her home. It’s a whirling dervish sort of life, the life of a working mother. While Bliss is a thoroughly NYC girl now, she was born and raised in Honolulu and
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Posted on April 6th, 2019 by paularath

I have recently returned to acrylic painting. For quite awhile I’ve struggled with watercolors. When traveling, watercolors are by far the most practical medium. All you need is a little (or even tiny) palette of paint pans, a pad of watercolor paper, a few brushes and you’re good to go. It’s easy to paint anywhere
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Posted on March 28th, 2019 by paularath

  Lynne Koplin, the CEO of Hawaii’s own Reyn Spooner, brings a world of retail to the islands. Her fashion pedigree goes deep into some impressive brands and labels. Her background is in swimwear merchandising, but she has also worked in resort, sportswear, upscale denim and lingerie. Koplin was mentored by none other than Anne
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Posted on February 24th, 2019 by paularath

This has been a good year for the movies. It didn’t start that way. There was seldom a movie I wanted to see until “Green Book” arrived, thanks to the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). But during the past few months some wonderful foreign films have finally arrived in Honolulu Theaters. My favorite among them
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Posted on February 20th, 2019 by paularath

Yes, there were moments when I shared a space with the late great designer Karl Lagerfeld. But of course, he took up all the space, and most of the oxygen, in the room. He is as magnetic and mesmerizing as the world’s fashion writers say he is. They also bear witness to his misogyny and the
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