Fashion Tribe


October 7th, 2016

Due to recent changes at the Star-Advertiser, the blogs are going on hiatus, so after nine years of blogging, Fashion Tribe is exiting this site. It’s been a fun run. I started blogging during New York Fashion Week, 2007. Over the years, in between covering Hawaii designers, brands, local style, beauty, shopping and social events,READ MORE

LV scents trigger wanderlust

October 6th, 2016

Once upon a time, like every other major luxury brand, Louis Vuitton had its own line of fragrances, introduced in 1925. The last launch came in 1946, after the end of World War II. Now, after a 70-year absence, fragrance is back in the big way with the launch of a seven-scent collection created byREAD MORE

Morimoto adds brunch+market

September 21st, 2016

Morimoto Waikiki has introduced brunch+market, taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every last Sunday of the month. The event combines a Sunday brunch experience with pop-up shopping featuring local fashion, jewelry and accessory vendors. For multitaskers, it’s one way to fuel up while getting some early holiday shopping done. During the inaugural eventREAD MORE

Neiman Marcus + polo field

September 19th, 2016

The Hawaii International Polo Association presented the Hamptons-inspired Hawaii International Polo Championships Sept. 17 on Waimanalo Polo Field, welcoming international polo celebrities Nic Roldan, Luis Escobar, Juancito Bolini, and Carlitos and Mariano Gracida for a fundraising and exhibition match to support polo in Hawaii and provide horse clinics for disadvantaged youths. Over in Honolulu, grayREAD MORE

'A' is for Avel and advocacy

September 13th, 2016

“Triple Threat Advocacy” is not the frilly sort of name we expect from a fashion show, but designer Avel Bacudio’s heart was in the right place as he staged a showing of swimwear, couture and Fall 2017 ready-to-wear designs in support of the Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired. The nonprofit organization in hisREAD MORE

Waikiki gets a Nordstrom Rack

August 31st, 2016

It’s a crazy time with President Obama in town causing tie-ups in traffic, the specter of hurricanes and mercury retrograde in effect, but Hawaii people love a grand opening and they keep coming. Following openings of the International Market Place and its dozens of shops and restaurants, a new Nordstrom Rack will open its doorsREAD MORE

Inside the Int'l Market Place

August 24th, 2016

Three years in the making, the redesigned, reimagined International Market Place will open Aug. 25 following a 9:30 a.m. blessing. It’s a complete rehaul of what was, at the end of its tenure, mostly a warren of ticky-tacky tourist kiosks and random food court. It felt dark, small and confining. A walk-through this morning withREAD MORE

A peek inside Saks Waikiki

August 22nd, 2016

During a media tour Aug. 22, Saks Fifth Avenue Waikiki’s local born and raised vice president and general manager Shelley Tadaki Cramer had the audience of writers, editors and photographers at hello. That is, until the group reached the third floor, when instead of zigging to the left at the top of the escalators, thereREAD MORE

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