Kensei at Greystones Mansion
Stylist Kensei staged an intimate fashion show for 20 of his friends at Greystones Mansion on Sunday.
The presentation featured fall looks including a 1970s boho-inspired segment, and evening looks showcasing the layering of textiles, textures, jewelry and accessories with Kensei-style ingenuity.
Segments were introduced by songstress Cathy Foy, who set the tone of the shows with disco-era songs: Abba's "Dancing Queen" and Donna Summer's "The Last Dance," and Broadway's "South Pacific" tune, "Bali Hai."
A special place was held for long-time Kensei friend, Jane Lyman, who died April 29 at the age of 93. The last time Kensei staged such an intimate show was in his living room, to mark Lyman's 90th birthday.
I missed the beginning of the show, but was told that at the start, a giant moth fluttered through the living room, that portends a visit from the deceased. There were many that felt Jane was there with us. Certainly, she would have loved to be there and would have enjoyed the show immensely.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.