Hawaii Fashion

We’re not like anywhere else….

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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Posted on March 21st, 2021 by paularath

This safari skirt may look like something I wore when living in Botswana and visiting the elephants in the Okavango Delta. Far from it! In those lean years, my ex-husband and I didn’t have enough money to buy gas to get to the Okavango Delta. This skirt has a different story.  It joined my wardrobe
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Posted on March 9th, 2021 by paularath

From small kid time, girls dream of the dress we will wear on our wedding day. When the time is near, shopping is a treasured (though sometimes fraught) task. What style of bride do we want to be? Romantic? Sophisticated? Minimalist? We worry and waver and finally choose the outfit that we will wear down
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Posted on February 25th, 2021 by paularath

When I was about 10 years old, I read a travel article in my mother’s Sunset Magazine about a trip in a horse drawn tinker’s caravan in Ireland. The idea quickly became an obsession. It took me ten years to get there, but the girl you see on the left is 20-year-old me, with friends
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