Fashionating

Thoughts, tips, trials & tribulations

Posted on July 17th, 2019 by paularath

This just in from my indigo dyeing friend Linda Ryan of Over the Blue Horizon:¬†There’s a home decor event coming to Kailua Town this Sunday, July 21st, and it will feature 50+ vendors. It’s the brainchild of entrepreneur Danielle Sherman, whom you may remember as the founder of Social Wahines and Startup Weekend. She’s a
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Posted on July 12th, 2019 by paularath

Is that honu pin your Tutu gave you Ming’s…or not? I was fortunate to inherit a beautiful bracelet from my mother, and it reminds me of the sparkle in her eyes when my father surprised her with a gift of Ming’s Jewelry. He worked on Bishop Street in the Dillingham Building, and every once in
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Posted on June 13th, 2019 by paularath

Whew! It has taken me several years, but I have finally found the perfect swimsuit to wear when I’m swimming laps. I had a favorite swimsuit for several years; I bought three of them in succession and loved them until the company started having “my” suit made in China with inferior fabric and sewing. Next
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Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by paularath

In 2005, I wrote a story in The Honolulu Advertiser about a new line of Polynesian clothing called Pili. In my lede, I wrote that Pili means to cling, hold tight, or bring together.¬† http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Jan/10/il/il02a.html Today, in 2019, the “bring together” part of Pili has special significance. That’s because Pili is bringing a family back
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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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