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A taste of the new at Made in Hawaii

August 19th, 2011

Roberta Oaks photo
Roberta Oaks Country Romper is one of her new designs for Fall 2011.

Among vendors at the Made in Hawaii Festival today is Roberta Oaks, who’ll be offering discounts to earlybirds who stop by her booth, #204.

The deals through 1 p.m. today, Aug. 19, include two racks of two for $110 items, 20 percent off her new fall designs, and a $30 dress bin. She’ll be showing her men’s designs as well.

The event at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall continues to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21.

Also at the show, long-lived juice co. Hawaiian Sun is on a branding mission for a new era, coming up with a limited-edition T-shirt inspired by favorite local flavors.

The powder drink mixes are  vitamin C-enriched, sweetened with natural cane sugar and without artificial colorings or flavors. Each pouch makes a quart-sized serving.

While there, check out their line of powdered drinks, all three days. Now that college students are headed back to school, the powders make it easier for those away from home to get a taste of flavors they grew up with and miss. Hawaiian Sun is in booths 407 and 408.

Flavors include Natural Iced Tea with Lemon, Pass-O-Guava Nectar and Pineapple Orange Nectar. e Vitamin C-enriched, sweetened with natural cane sugar and 100%-natural, without artificial colorings or flavors. Each pouch is ready-to-mix into water for refreshing quart-sized servings.

Summer dressing, NY style

July 18th, 2011

NEW YORK—Twenty years ago, inspired by Bill Cunningham’s work in the New York Times, I started doing a monthly HI Style street fashion photo feature in the Star-Bulletin.

That lasted all of three months. I got bored. Here, there just wasn’t the variety of looks that abound on New York streets.

A new generation is a lot more fashion conscious now, but even so, there’s still a universality to dressing here, which might be labeled “mall casual,” with very little variation. As much as I started out wanting to document street fashion on this blog, the focus has been on social events, where people tend to make more of an effort to dress up.

You’d think summer casual is limiting to begin with, but there is so much more variety on New York streets. Their casual is a lot more studied and polished. Here’s what I saw on Prince Street in a span of 15 minutes. It makes it a lot more fun to be a fashion voyeur: