Fashionating

Thoughts, tips, trials & tribulations

Posted on March 23rd, 2020 by paularath

Since Jerry and I are self-quarantined in our home, I decided to pay a little more attention than I usually do to the state of this place we love. My goal: to work on, or preferably complete, one task each day that will contribute to the care and cleanliness of our home. A few examples:
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Posted on March 12th, 2020 by paularath

Back in the day, around 20 years ago, I was the fashion writer for The Honolulu Advertiser. (Until, sigh, the newspaper closed.) It was the perfect job for me, as I was both a writer and a fashion designer. I also had a weekly segment called “Island Style” on the Channel 2 Morning News with
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Posted on December 6th, 2019 by paularath

For more than 15 years, since 1998, I started shopping for Christmas in August, at the Made in Hawaii Festival. That’s because I compiled a special gift list and wrote a Black Friday centerpiece story for The Honolulu Advertiser, with a focus on buying only made in Hawaii gifts for friends and family. While it
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Posted on October 24th, 2019 by paularath

This is the story of a mysterious bracelet that entered my life shortly after Mother died in 2013. My sister, Roberta Rath Cullen, and I were going through Mother’s dressing table and discovered the bracelet, which neither of us had ever seen before. This seemed odd because Mother made a point of giving her treasured
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Posted on October 13th, 2019 by paularath

I discovered Queen of Hearts, my favorite line of dance clothing, about five years ago at Still and Moving Center in Kaka’ako. I have never received as many compliments regarding any of my workout-related clothes. In fact, I constantly have people saying “You look like you’re ready for a date night out, not a dance
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