Author: Amanda Stevens

Our favorite looks from HONOLULU Fashion Week 2016

Sponsored Lynne O’Neill checking out the space at the Hawaii Convention Center as the build-out begins. Photo by Alley Corpuz. With days and weeks of preparation, a well choreographed fashion show is supposed to look easy, seamless and natural–and then…

South Shore Market opens Friday in Kakaako

Sponsored South Shore Market opens Friday morning at Ward Village – a new 25,000-square-foot shopping and eating complex on Auahi Street beneath T.J. Maxx. The surf-meets-arts-and-culture marketplace with an urban loft vibe will be home to 18 locally owned shops.…

First look at Ka Makana Alii

About three years ago, I was part of a project that supported the opening of the new hospital in West Oahu, and it was then I learned about the huge population boom expected on that side of the island. With…

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Season 7 Sunset on the Beach premiere

Friday’s “Hawaii Five-0” Season 7 Sunset on the Beach premiere was like a Waikiki Beach postcard, with idyllic weather from beginning to end. In years past, the beachside premiere has taken place before the show aired on television, but this…

‘Blair Witch’ lacks the appeal of the original

In 1999, I remember leaving the Cinerama theater after seeing “The Blair Witch Project” with some of my classmates thinking, “I’m not sleeping tonight, this freaked me out!” The movie played like a documentary so we seriously thought the found-footage…

Diner en Blanc Honolulu 2016

Honolulu’s third annual Diner en Blanc participants arrived at the first floor exhibition hall of the Hawaii Convention Center Saturday evening. The location was revealed shortly before the 22 buses transporting more than 1,500 people arrived at the venue. The concept of…

Hawaii Craftsmen’s Fibermorphic fashion show

Fiber art, fashion and performance highlighted Tuesday night’s Fibermorphic fashion show at the Honolulu Museum of Art. The show opened Hawaii Craftsmen’s biennial Fiber Hawaii Art Exhibition by commissioning designers and artists to create unique works of wearable art using…

Creative layering – Neiman Marcus Fall trends

Living in Hawaii, we don’t get to appreciate the full effect of seasonal changes; however, we can still enjoy the fashion trends of the season. This week, Neiman Marcus unveiled their Fall trends and showcased creativity in layering, mixing florals with…

Party pics: 2016 Lux at the Trump

More than 1,500 attendees donning posh white ensembles partied Friday night away for Lux at the Trump’s annual White Party birthday celebration for host Paul Klink. Each year Klink donates a portion of the event proceeds to a charity, and this…

Sneak peek: Goodwill Goes GLAM 2016

In 2012, Goodwill Hawaii made a bold move to drop its dime store image by revamping into a vintage-glam treasure hunting destination with a large-scale fashion show and shopping event at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Well it worked, Goodwill Goes…

Honolulu Night + Market July 2016: Dog Days of Summer

Canine cuteness was everywhere at this month’s Honolulu Night + Market, themed “The Dog Days of Summer” and located at the SALT complex in Kakaako. Event stand-outs included doggy flower crowns by Paiko, body-painting by HennaLove Hawaii and fresh cut…

Sneak peek: The Collective at Ward Warehouse

The Collective, formerly known as the Cut Collective, celebrated their new digs on Friday with a preview party for friends and fashion industry colleagues. It opens to everyone today at Ward Warehouse behind Menchies. We caught up with owners Allison Izu…

Shine – Russell Tanoue’s birthday celebration @ M

Birthday kids Russell Tanoue and Sky Rea. For 19 years, celebrity photographer Russell Tanoue has morphed his birthday celebration into a high-profile benefit event. Saturday night, a portion of the proceeds from the celebration held at M Nightclub went to…

Online this Friday: Barrio Vintage and Roberta Oaks collab

What happens when Barrio Vintage and Roberta Oaks, two longstanding fashion boutiques in downtown Honolulu, collaborate on a new fashion line? You get Psychedelic Swell, a collection that combines upcycled vintage fabric from Barrio Vintage and reconstruction design by Roberta…

Sun-kissed, luminous, dramatic: Makeup looks for summer

Sun-kissed looks, luminous skin, dramatic brows, metallic and blue eye shadows and combo matte and glossy lips: These are some of the hot beauty trends of summer 2016. We rounded up some model friends, asked makeup artists to help them…

Q&A: Miss Hawaii 2016 Allison Chu

Humble. That’s the word that comes to mind when describing Allison Carol Nanea Chu, the newly crowned Miss Hawaii 2016. I’ve known the 22-year-old since she was in high school. Soon after her discovery as a model she was booking…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016 Day 3

Day 3 of the Amazing Hawaii Comic Con crowd was pretty impressive — aisles were buzzing and many attendees stayed until the very end. The Frolic team made it a point to visit as many panel discussions as we could. It was…

Honolulu Night + Market: Hidden Gems

Hidden gems were uncovered at this month’s Honolulu Night + Market block party with lots of food and fashion offerings. Many opted to have breakfast for dinner at the Wild Candy Bacon food booth, and the fashion marketplace was buzzing…

10th annual MAMo Wearable Art Show

Maoli Arts Month, known as MAMo, celebrated its 10th Wearable Art Show Wednesday night at Hawaii Theatre. Founder Vicky Holt Takamine has fostered a creative movement showcasing Hawaiian design talent, and in recent years has invited other Polynesian artists to…

Sneak peek: Hawaii Opera’s luxury fashion pop-up

For those who enjoy luxury brands on a budget, high-end consignment hunts are a thrill. That’s exactly what’s coming with Hawaii Opera Theatre’s highly anticipated Act II – A Fashion Reprise: The pop-up is happening this weekend, and we got…

Future designers at UH Manoa’s 50th student fashion show

The Fashion Design and Merchandising Program celebrated 50 years of UH Manoa’s Senior Fashion Shows on Sunday night at Kennedy Theater. More than 500 attendees viewed collections from two seniors, eight juniors and 11 alumni designers including Matt Bruening of…

Styling Kimie Miner

What happens when an adventurous, free-spirited singer-songwriter decides to update her onstage style? And not just any singer-songwriter, but one of Hawaii’s best. Kimie Miner, who’s toured with Barrington Levy and Anuhea, was just nominated for a pair of Na…

Party pics: OluKai’s new collection

On Saturday, the Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club was the site for OluKai’s soiree to showcase the launch of their new collection. It definitely was reason to celebrate, their new casual footwear collection is now exclusively sold at Nordstrom Ala…