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By Sascha Koki American fashion guru Tim Gunn once declared Hawaii a “no-rules fashion zone,” meaning normal sartorial laws don’t apply in paradise. And how can they? November maybe Fashion Month in Hawaii but you won’t see anyone strutting about in large fur coats and thigh-high boots. This weekend, however, will be your chance to see Hawaii-fashion at its best: Honolulu Fashion Week kicks off at the Honolulu Convention Center with runway shows, pop-up shops and beauty bars so you can be sure that Hawaii’s fashion-enthusiasts will be attending. Stay on top of your style game by doing what the local fashion-scene does best—translating the latest runway fashion trends into […]
This month’s featured photographer at the Canon Photo Gallery is Tor Johnson. His exhibit is titled “Above and Below.” Please be sure to check out his beautiful images. The Canon Photo Gallery offers a gorgeous space to showcase various local photographers including professionals, amateurs, school and organizations. Admission is free to the general public. Tor Johnson’s exhibit will be available to see between now and Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Canon U.S.A.,Inc.Hawaii Office Ward Plaza,210 Ward Ave, Suite200 Phone 808-522-5930 M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
By Sascha Koki Step in to any grocery store and you’ll see them on prominent display right now. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes ripe for eating, carving and adding to your skincare regimen. That’s right, pumpkin is packed with all the good stuff like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fruit enzymes and AHA (alphahydroxyl acids) to help brighten and rejuvenate skin. Below are a few of my favorite DIY pumpkin skincare and a couple of natural products that use pumpkin. 1. Pacific Organic Pumpkin Puree, Whole Foods Kahala 2. Rare Hawaiian Organic Kiawe Honey, Down To Earth 3. Simply Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice, Whole Foods Kahala 4. Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask, Down To Earth 5. Farm House Fresh Splendid Dirt […]
By Sascha Koki Fact: Hawaii doesn’t have any professional team, so the University of Hawaii’s athletic teams are very popular here, especially the football team. I don’t consider myself to be a diehard fan but as an alumna of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Dance team, I still enjoy attending a football game or two every season, especially if I’m going with my best friend’s family (all season ticket holders) who turn it in to a full day affair. If you’ve never been to one, I recommend going at least once. It’s quite an experience and football games are truly as American as it gets. My favorite game is […]
By Sascha Koki It always amazes me how much makeup can transform a person. From your natural face, anyone can become a wicked witch, sparkly fairy princess, gruesome zombie or anything in-between. From Hawaii-inspired metallic body tattoos to all natural Hawaiian eye makeup, find inspiration for your costume below! Wear It: 1. Flash Tattoos Goldfish Kiss in H2O, Aloha Aina Boutique 2. Glow In The Dark nail polish in Jupiter, American Apparel 3. Graftobian Glitter Hairspray, The Costume Closet 4. Midnight Eyes All-In-One Shadow | Liner | Mascara, Indigo Elixirs 5. Ardell DuraLash Eyelash Starter Kit – Natural Individual Lashes, Target Find it: Aloha Aina Boutique Royal […]
By Sascha Koki As a child, I thought that there was nothing more fun than playing dress up. That is, until I discovered the joys of group (and couples) costumes. Case in point: my birthday parties were (and still are) themed and come October, my friends and I have lengthy discussions about Halloween. Here are a couple of Hawaii-inspired ideas for this year. Couples: Shave Ice & Shave Ice Man No matter what time of the year, shave ice is always a good idea. This costume is perfect for honeymooners! Her 1. Shave Ice flower, Recycle your shave ice flower and use it as a hat (glue some […]