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Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by paularath

A few months ago, our “last cat,” EleEle, passed away. After living with pet cats for more than 30 years, we committed to being cat-less. It makes our travel plans much more flexible. But I gotta say, it’s been really hard. EleEle, and Scrimshaw before her, have been my constant companions. Scrimmy lived until he
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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 July 2nd, 2018 by paularath

Hawaii’s Project Runway participation in past seasons has been outstanding. Jay Nicholas Sario, Ari South and Kini Zamora have all made us proud. Over the years, both Honolulu Community College and U.H.-Manoa fashion programs have produced a lot of talent. I am kinda out of the loop with the student scene now. And I don’t
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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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