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'Sporty' spring at Bloomingdale's

February 4th, 2016
PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comMiss Hawaii USA 2016 Chelsea Hardin was among the models during the Bloomingdale's "Welcome to Fashion Paradise" in-store runway show that took place Jan. 30.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Miss Hawaii USA 2016 Chelsea Hardin was among the models during the Bloomingdale's "Welcome to Fashion Paradise" in-store runway show that took place Jan. 30. She is wearing a Milly trapeze dress ($795) with Kate Spade large "Flynn" handbag ($298).

Me and anything sports-related don't mix, and if anyone asks me any questions about the Super Bowl or recent Pro Bowl events in town, I just have to respond, "Huh?"

I generally run from anything sport-related, but a Jan. 30 "Welcome to Fashion Paradise" runway show at Bloomingdale's offered a glimpse of that rarified world as members of the NFL Players Association filled seats to take in the newly arrived Spring-Summer 2016 collections.

The NFL Players Association was formed to help the players and their families in all aspects of their lives, from collective bargaining to dealing with sudden fame, making travel arrangements and finding financial advisors and agents.

Travel managers help to coordinate events for wives, girlfriends, moms and other friends and family members traveling with the players to various cities, and the fashion show was one of the events on the agenda during the Pro Bowl.

The women proved to be just as entertaining as the show itself, bringing new meaning to the idea of sporty fashion. The show's four segments were devoted to island-inspired casual wear, the season's whites and color collections, and a "Hot Hawaii Nights" segment timed for Valentine's Day date nights.

In the audience were members of the NFL Players Association in town for the Pro Bowl, including left, Nikki and Taylor Jordan, wife and son of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, and Steffanie Jordan, Cameron's sister.

In the audience were members of the NFL Players Association in town for the Pro Bowl, including left, Nikki and Taylor Jordan, wife and son of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, and Steffanie Jordan, Cameron's sister.

Vanessa is wearing a Mara Hoffman one-piece swimsuit ($230), with Figue handbag ($425) and August Hat Co. wide-brim hat ($70).

Vanessa is wearing a Mara Hoffman one-piece swimsuit ($230), with Figue handbag ($425) and August Hat Co. wide-brim hat ($70).

Daniela Abe on the runway in a RED Valentino steel-gray sparkle dress ($1,195) that was part of the "Hot Hawaii Nights" segment.

Daniela Abe on the runway in a RED Valentino steel-gray sparkle dress ($1,195) that was part of the "Hot Hawaii Nights" segment.

A selfie moment before the start of the show.

A selfie moment before the start of the show.

More looks courtesy Bloomingdale's:

PHOTOS BY MARCO GARCIA / courtesy bloomingdale'sChelsea wears a La Perla mesh hoodie ($894) worn over a black-and-white one-piece swimsuit ($354) and white slacks.

PHOTOS BY MARCO GARCIA / courtesy bloomingdale's

Chelsea wears a La Perla mesh hoodie ($894) worn over a black-and-white one-piece swimsuit ($354) and white slacks.

Chevis in a DVF navy Fleurett midnight dress ($368) with Ted Baker flower starburst necklace ($129).

Chevis in a DVF navy Fleurett midnight dress ($368) with Ted Baker flower starburst necklace ($129).

Bruna wears a Max Mara blush sheet dress ($975), with matching overcoat ($2,690).

Bruna wears a Max Mara blush sheet dress ($975), with matching overcoat ($2,690).

Ryley Colle in The Kooples dress shirt and suit.

Ryley Colle in The Kooples dress shirt and suit.

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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 nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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