May 5, 2008
Cool and the Gang
1988. Left, right, left. In walk the popular girls (you’re in front, duh!): sky-high bangs (love the hairspray), Gotcha Pro tees with sleeves rolled up (showoffs), new JimmyZ velcro shorts (score!). The vision of high school cool. Sigh.
Today you can still be in, just by wearing classic designs that fit you, not the era. Start by joining the ranks of Social Propaganda, a Hilo design collective founded by four friends – one is Hawaii native and well-known model Leilani Bishop -- who aim to spread cool throughout remote islands and... Read more »
May 4, 2008
On The Down Low
Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.
Instead of wearing the latest slinky Fighting Eel dress and your new Manolos to the next holiday party, you have a secret dream: The party transforms into a new kind of soiree—one where comfortable is chic, and your warm and cozy college sweats are the hit of the night.
But what if it were possible to look stylish and be comfy underneath it all, with no one the wiser?
Pualani’s new low-rider thong will put you in the spirit, and they guarantee it’s the most comfortable thong you’ll ever wear.
May 4, 2008
Pretty On The Inside
There’s a reason you wear T-shirts with everything – your favorite ones make you feel cozier and more comfortable than anything else in your wardrobe.
But when’s the last time you put on a T-shirt that made you feel good on the inside?
The cute tops and T’s from new clothing line Maui Thing will.
Launched last August by a collective of graphic artists, every piece in the line carries an uplifting and positive message of peace, health, environmental awareness and local pride. A yellow smiley Read more »
May 3, 2008
The trades are back. The sun’s been out for three days running. And you’re stoked to suit up in your stretched and faded Rox—
You’ve been swimming and paddling and surfing in the same old suit you bought off the sale rack more than a year ago. It’s definitely time to upgrade.
A new collection of Hula-la suits arrives in stores this month with new colors, prints and cuts. The Hawaii-designed swimwear is cut to accommodate active beach activities – but is cute enough to simply lounge by the pool too. Buy tops and Read more »
May 2, 2008
Out in the shopping wilds, the search for the perfect last minute gift is matched only by the quest for a line of stylish T-shirts, especially if the guys on your list still have burning question marks beside their names. The best plan of attack? Stalk this prey when the sun goes down.
Tonight’s spot is the new Coral Loft in Chinatown, where the Kealopiko clothing design team is throwing a last minute sale on their ultra-comfortable, native species tees. These three local women who want to see men and women in beautiful clothes that truly represent Hawai‘i have also created custom prints... Read more »
May 1, 2008
Weekend Picks - May 1, 2008