Flag-J marks 1st year in Hawaii with Taboo launch

December 31st, 2013
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Taboo grants an interview to Reiko Tokushige Rogers during Elements at The Modern Honolulu.Nadine Kam photos

Japanese-based women’s shoe boutique Flag-J celebrated its first anniversary in Hawaii during Elements at The Modern Honolulu on Dec. 27, with celeb appearances by DJ/rapper Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas, Hype 5-0, and Tiara and Tamara Rapp of 8 Flavahz.

The event also marked the launch of Jump, a new collaboration shoe line by Taboo. During media interviews at the event, he said of his partnership with the brand, "I love Japanese culture and fashion and I'm inspired by all the designers in Japan. I can't wait to get back there."

Guests who arrived early were welcome to shop the brand, as well as other popup vendors such as Allison Izu Denim, Summer Style, Flutter Lashes and Koi Boutique.

I was ending my second day of a five-day juice cleanse so wasn't up to staying out very long.

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Taboo urges photographers to keep their eyes on his Jump shoes.

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Guests were greeted with cheery Flag-J balloons.

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Guests could browse Flag-J's shoe collections for women.

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Footwear for men.

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Cruciani Italian lace bracelets are hot in Japan and now available at Koi Boutique in the Royal Hawaiian Center.

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Taboo grants media interviews.

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