Fashion by the sea
November 6th, 2014
PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Yamase wears a Lotta Stenson tunic ($190) and slip ($45) from Malie Organics. Jean-Christophe Alleon is in a Reyn Spooner shirt, M.Nii shorts from GREENROOM Hawaii, and Martin & MacArthur koa-frame sunglasses ($295).
Collections of Waikiki hosted An Oceanfront Fashion Affair on Wednesday, with two resort fashion presentations in the beachfront settings of the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection's Mai Tai Bar, and the Sheraton Waikiki's RumFire Diamond Head patio.
I was able to make it to the earlier Passion for Fashion presentation of resort and casual wear at the Royal Hawaiian, where the public was welcome to sample pupu while watching the models — including 2014 Miss Hawaii USA Moani Hara — share looks from Vivienne Westwood, REBECCA beach, Newt at The Royal, Reyn Spooner and more.
The second event, Style by the Sea, featured the latest in swimwear and casual beachwear from Sand People, San Lorenzo Brazilian Bikinis, Waikiki Beachboy, Volcom and more.
Lia Mausolf wears a Chan Luu racerback tank ($180) and Paisley skirt ($465) from REBECCA Beach in one of the cabanas near the Royal Hawaiian's Mai Tai Bar.
Jean-Christophe Alleon is in a Reyn Spooner "Indigo Blossoms" shirt ($98) and OluOlu pants ($95), with Martin & MacArthur koa Monarch watch ($1,950). The case is from Rimowa and his look is topped off with a Panama hat from Newt at the Royal.
From left, Lia is in a dress from Pashma, with chocolate pearl and diamond ring and earrings from Maui Divers Jewelry; and Chelsea wears a silk halter dress from REBECCA Beach with a Pashma scarf and sapphire and diamond ring and earrings from Maui Divers Jewelry. Miss Hawaii USA 2014 Moani Hara wears Vivienne Westwood's Orbits dress with matching necklace.
Japan model and TV star Angela Maki Vernon, in a dress from Vivienne Westwood, co-hosted the event with Jered Branco of Vivienne Westwood.
Lacy Matsumoto, left, with makeup artists Roque Cozzette and Kecia Littman, who provided nake-up and hair styling for the day.
Guests enjoyed cheese, fruit, meatballs, crackers, tandoori chicken, and below, charcuterie and artichoke hearts, among other great bites.
Collections of Waikiki retail stores, located within the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki and Moana Surfrider hotels, will be offering in-store promotions and sales throughout November.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage appears in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.