By Nadine Kam
Nadine Kam photos
Back stage at the Alice Temperley Spring 2008 fashion show at New York Fashion Week in September 2007, toward the start of my blog journey.
Welcome to my new home at http://fashiontribe.staradvertiserblogs.com.
Thanks to all those who followed Fashion Tribe at http://blogs.starbulletin.com/fashiontribe for nearly five years. Those who have been reading since August 2007 know Hawaii has enjoyed an incredible fashion journey over these years, with the rise of many a young designer.
A lot has happened in the newspaper business as well. I started this blog with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 2007, coinciding with my first trip to New York Fashion Week.
Now, 938 posts, 266 videos and countless photos later, the blog has become a repository of local fashion shows, stylish soirees, international designer visits and stories of the people, boutiques and designers who comprise Hawaii’s vibrant fashion community.
In being able to get the word out, we’ve also seen a renaissance in Hawaii style, from the runways of Dior to Proenza Schouler, as well as local collaborations with the likes of Barney’s Tokyo and New York’s progressive Opening Ceremony.
In 2010, the Star-Bulletin’s parent company, Oahu Publications, purchased The Honolulu Advertiser to create one paper, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser — but my blog retained its old Star-Bulletin URL. Now it’s time to embrace the change.
Past posts will still be at the former address, but rather than risk losing any of the posts and media, I’ll be starting anew at the new address. In the blog world, it is really starting over. At risk is my spot at 25 in Blog Rank's Ultimate List of the highest ranked blogs in Hawaii, at the 9 spot in Hawaii for number of pages indexed by Google, as well as being in the top 32,000 of blogs in the world at Technorati. Hey, I started at being within the top 1.2 million, so I've liked seeing that number shrink over the years.
So, I have some work to do. I hope you’ll add this address to your browser, Google Reader, or now, Flipboard, because there’s a lot more fashion news to come!
The year I started, Andy Southiphong was still a student at Honolulu Community College who had yet to shorten his name and hit national television.