October 2014: Table of Contents

On the Cover

Hawai‘i fashion is more than just aloha shirts; on this month’s cover, all of the apparel is courtesy of Hawai‘i fashion designers and brands.

Apparel, left to right: Ava Sky Harley dot dress, Issa de Mar Morocco Tribal bikini top with Allison Izu Lulu wide-leg pants, MB by Matt Bruening Klein jumper, Ava Sky Prana printed jumper, Manuheali‘i Kaleinani Meleana dress, MB by Matt Bruening Cutaway dress (worn as top) with South by Andy South pencil skirt, Khush maxi dress, Salt Liko Pu‘uwaiwai Ka‘ala maxi dress.
Shoes, left to right: Christian Louboutin flocked suede pumps, McQueen sandals, Harlee lizard-embossed leather pumps, Louise leather cut-out sandals, Labelle suede booties, Johanna leather booties, Stuart Weitzman textured suede sandals, Manolo Blahnik Chaos patent leather sandals.
Ccustom floral hair pieces and haku lei: Paiko Hawai‘i. seating: Classic Home wood and iron stools courtesy of Place: A Design Atelier by Philpotts.
Wardrobe styling: Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann. art direction: Kristin Lipman and
Angelica Rabang.
Photography: Mark Arbeit. photography assistant: Yi Lin Hu. makeup: Kecia Littman and Risa Hoshino. hair: Bevin Malina and Toni P. Farley.
Models: Ocean Hay, Taneka Stephens, Janna Fong, Wilhelmina Hawai‘i. Deanna Elerick, Krista Alvarez, Rain Rusden, Momoko Metzker, Stephanie O’Handley, Kathy Muller Talent and Modeling Agency.
Retouching: Michael Brittain and Gary Saito.



Aloha by Design

How homegrown talents are moving Hawai‘i’s fashion industry forward.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann


Women Surviving Cancer: What’s Next?

Meet two women who have overcome cancer, and what you need to know now.

by katrina valcourt


Best Bars: The Tiki Revival Edition

As a ticky tacky tropical sensation, tiki culture is bigger than Hawai‘i. But, c’mon, what better place to enjoy a fruity, colorful rum cocktail than the Islands? Here, we find the best tiki drinking to be found in Honolulu.

by david thompson, loren moreno, robbie dingeman, michael keany and christi young



Pumpkin Patch Time

The 14th annual Pumpkin Festival at Aloun Farms.

By HONOLULU Magazine Staff


October Picks

October is basically one giant costume party, from a Batman documentary to a dinner theater gala to dozens of Halloween adventures.

By katrina valcourt


The Other Brian  

How a Las Vegas crooner won enough votes to help keep Hawai‘i’s U.S. Senate race a nail biter.



Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

By HONOLULU Magazine Staff


Steamroller Art

A local printmaker creates industrial-size art on Chinatown streets.



Hawai‘i’s Ickiest Creatures

A recently released book, Hawai‘i’s Strangest Ickiest Wildest Book Ever! promises a collection of trivia “so disgusting, you won’t even notice you’re learning.”

By HONOLULU Magazine Staff


Quote Unquote: Damian Brantley

Damian Brantley makes a surprisingly good living as a Michael Jackson tribute artist, performing in Legends in Concert’s Rock- a-Hula show at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikīkī. He appears alongside tribute artists doing Elvis Presley and Lady Gaga. And yes, they’re tribute artists—not impersonators—thank you.

By David Thompson


Field Notes: Lawn Bowling

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club.

By David Thompson



Designer Matt Bruening and local takes on ’60s style.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann



A review of new “high”-end Mexican restaurant Búho. Plus, a look at the new Liliha Bakery location, how to make kiawe flour, and a new locally made rum.

by martha cheng


From Our Files  

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

by lorin eleni gill



Exploring Hawai‘i Fashion

The sweat behind the style.

by robbie dingeman


Aloha, Reborn

When did aloha shirts get so cool?

by michael keany



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