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By Sascha Koki Happy Thanksgiving! Today is America’s national holiday for eating without a care (diet? What diet?) but tomorrow is America’s national holiday for shopping the biggest deals of the year—Black Friday. Malls will be packed, there will be long, long lines and there will be overwhelming craziness. But never fear, with a game plan, a trusty team and the right gear, you can tackle Black Friday like a pro. The Game Plan First and foremost, it’s important to have your shopping list. Who are you shopping for? Where are the best deals? What’s your budget? Which stores are you musts? If you are going to the mall, […]
By Sascha Koki This season’s hot trend is the belted scarf—a runway fashion takeaway that is easy to translate even in Hawaii’s tropical winter. Stay a step ahead of the pack with these key pieces that make the belted scarf appropriate at a luau or night on the town. Ava-Sky Gold detailed Maxi Dress, Fighting Eel Baroque Paisley cashmere scarf, Pashma Unisex Leather Rope Belt in grey, American Apparel Surplice-Front Romper, Forever 21 Find It: American Apparel, Ala Moana 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (808) 951 – 8887 http://www.americanapparel.net Fighting Eel Waikiki Royal Hawaiian Center, 2301 Kalakaua Ave. (808) 738 – 9295 http://www.avaskyhawaii.com Forever 21 […]
By Sascha Koki With fall season comes exciting new fall trends but one style that never gets old is red lipstick. I know, I know—there are still many who think that they cannot pull it off but the truth is, once you find a shade that matches your skin tone, it’s all a matter of execution. A good rule of thumb to remember is if you’re going bold with your lips, go easy on the eyes. A swipe of mascara and light eyeliner on the top lid keeps red lips looking youthful, fresh and sassy. The best way to keep red lipstick from looking crazy is to first […]
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 […]