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Best of Honolulu StyleList 2017: Staff Picks

Our staffers’ favorite HONOLULU StyleList stories of 2017.


First off, as you scroll through our staff’s fave picks, you’ll see a lot of our office buds in the stories. We love and thank them for being huge supporters, fearless models and a zombie (Thomas, you da bes’!). Hope you enjoy this recap that features big hoops, rainbow brights, the smallest, fiercest Wonder Woman and one-liners that stole the show.


SEE ALSO: Best of Honolulu StyleList 2017: Reader Favorites


Louis Scheer, Art Director

We Tried It: Statement Earrings

Statement earrings

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

“I really liked seeing all of the street style photography and all of the personal feedback from the staffers trying the trend.”


Alyson Helwagen, Publisher

8 Cult Insta Fashions You Need Now (And Where to Buy Them Locally)

Pineapple ice

Photo: Courtesy of Lindsey Higa of Pineapple Ice

“I loved recognizing those items in real life when I saw them around town.”


Katrina Valcourt, Managing Editor

The Best Way to Spread (Local) Holiday Cheer? Contact the Papaya Exchange

Pineapple Exchange

Photo: David Croxford

“The line ‘merry, bright and auuurite’ cracked me up!”


Robbie Dingeman, Editor at Large

Get Inspired by Jana Lam’s Rainbow-Hued Home Studio

Jana Lam

Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino

“If I have to pick one (that’s hard!), I’ll go with the peek inside designer Jana Lam’s home studio. I’m fascinated by behind-the-scenes stories and appreciated the chance to learn more about both her creative design process and how she balances her family life with her work.”


Diane Lee, Digital Media Manager

Easy, Quick Halloween Makeup Ideas That Scream Sweet, Scary and Fierce

Halloween makeup

“It was awesome to see master makeup artist Jonathan Freitas transform quiet Thomas into a menacing zombie, sweet Marisa into a fierce leopard and adorable Izabella into Wonder Woman.”


Catherine Toth Fox, Food and Dining Editor

Get These Curated Allison Izu Fashions Delivered to Your Doorstep

Izu Box


“Who wouldn’t love getting clothes delivered to your office? (And I also kept everything!)”


Christine Labrador, Art Director

Style Hack: Learn How to Make a Copper Shoe Rack from HGTV’s David Jaime

DIY Shoe Rack

“I love DIYs like this that are easy to follow. Plus, I needed a cool shoe rack for my new kicks.”






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