Fashionating

Thoughts, tips, trials & tribulations

Posted on July 14th, 2018 by paularath

L.A. designer Leah Redmond, creator of GORDON, a fresh new collection based on palaka, did not take a straight path to fashion design. She says she was just a little too local and low key for a career that usually requires a lot of time in the spotlight. “I always felt like if you stood
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Posted on July 5th, 2018 by paularath

When my son, Duncan Graham, was a student at Punahou, he had a close cadre of friends who were artists of one sort or another: film makers, writers, photographers, musicians, actors, you get the picture. In the group was Leah Redmond, a young woman with a lot of style. I always enjoyed checking out what
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Posted on June 23rd, 2018 by paularath

If I were asked to choose Hawaii’s most iconic fabric, I would pick palaka. Palaka is our signature plaid, much like a tartan is for a Scottish clan, but palaka is available to anyone. According to “The Art of the Aloha Shirt” by DeSoto Brown and Linda Arthur,┬ápalaka was first seen in Hawaii on 18th
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Posted on June 20th, 2018 by paularath

  There was a collective sigh of sadness when Tapestries closed after its 25-year storied stay at Ala Moana Center. Tapestries was, after all, one of the few local stores that remained in Ala Moana, and owner Lori Doo Wong is a respected and appreciated buyer and retailer who really understands her customers. Now Lori
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Posted on June 1st, 2018 by paularath

Uniqlo is one of the few chain stores I shop in when on the mainland or abroad. Usually I seek out local designers and boutiques that are unique to the destination, but with Uniqlo, well, I love so many things about them, especially their collaborations. Remember when Uniqlo and Iolani Sportswear, the Kawakami family-owned iconic
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