A new home for Fashion Tribe

February 23rd, 2012

A lot has happened in nearly five years, not only in fashion but at the newspaper as well.
I started my Fashion Tribe blog with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 2007,
coinciding with my first trip to New York Fashion Week.

Now, 938 posts, 266 videos and countless photos later, the blog has become a repository of local fashion shows, stylish soirees, international designer visits and stories of the people, boutiques and designers who comprise Hawaii’s vibrant fashion community.

In being able to get the word out, we’ve also seen a renaissance in Hawaii style, from the runways of Dior to Proenza Schouler, as well as local collaborations with the likes of Barney’s Tokyo and New York’s progressive Opening Ceremony.

In 2010, the Star-Bulletin’s parent company, Oahu Publications, purchased The Honolulu Advertiser to create one paper, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser — but my blog retained its old Star-Bulletin URL. Now it’s time to embrace the change.

Beginning today, the blog URL changes from http://blogs.starbulletin.com/fashiontribe to http://fashiontribe.staradvertiserblogs.com.

Past posts will still be at the former address, but I’ll be starting anew at the new address.
I hope you’ll follow me to the new site because there’s a lot more fashion news to come!

Planning ahead for fall

February 22nd, 2012

Style.com photos

Even though we’re just in spring, the timing of the fall shows has those in fashion already looking forward to what they want to be wearing in September.

After finally getting a chance to review most of the New York fall shows, Marc Jacobs showed again why he rules the New York runways. His was my favorite show. Minus the giant, scene-stealing hats, his runway was full of color, textures, interesting layers and silhouettes that in real way, you wouldn’t necessarily mix together.

I think there will be a lot of people clamoring for little knit shawlets come fall, like this one Marc Jacobs sent down his runway.

When it comes to what I would wear though, I definitely go for less drama, and I’m looking forward to the Rebecca Taylor collection, and if I could afford it, I would buy ALL the pieces from the Red Valentino collection. Unfortunately for me, those pieces fall largely into the $600 to $900 range, so I could probably only get one piece. If so, it would be this one:

I really love the pretty, feminine, fresh ingenue style, though I regretfully am past those days.