Fashionating

Thoughts, tips, trials & tribulations

Posted on December 2nd, 2021 by paularath

  If you ever met the late Barb Rau, you probably found yourself captivated with her accessories. I certainly was! Barb was part of our Sunday morning indigo group, meeting at the indigo vat of artist Darius Homay. We had so much fun, and so many interesting conversations, over that magical vat! I am deeply
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Posted on August 31st, 2021 by paularath

I have never paid much attention to FB ads that just pop up out of nowhere, but when I saw an ad for a western style long sleeve palaka shirt, I simply could not ignore it. I admired it and thought about it often. One might even say I lusted after it. Yet it didn’t
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Posted on June 17th, 2021 by paularath

“Fine craft is fine art.” That’s the premise behind The DAC Gallery First Floor. It’s the brief summation of curator Barbara Rau’s philosophy, and how she chooses the everchanging art that graces the walls and pedestals of her Chinatown treasure trove. “What I want is art that people don’t see anywhere else,” Rau explained. “I’m
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Posted on May 4th, 2021 by paularath

There have been a lot of downsides to being a UH student during COVID-19. But for the fortunate seniors in the UH-Manoa Fashion Production class (FDM 430), one significant benefit has landed in their laps: the opportunity to be taught be one of the nation’s most prolific and prized fashion show producers. Lynne O’Neill, who
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Posted on April 20th, 2021 by paularath

Many textile scholars claim that the art of textile weaving began in Peru. Having heard several lectures in Santa Fe in the ’90s, and read a few magazine articles on the subject, I have come to believe this may well be true. So when our Antarctica cruise stopped at the Peruvian port of Pisco, I
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