Fashion News


  • People are capable of being many things. We often forget that.

    Fashion. That isn't one of the first things that pops into your mind when you think about me. Nerd, geek... Dude... Yes, it's pretty common for people to think I'm a photographer, a computer programmer, an IT guy, a graphic artist, an avid gardener, a web designer, a poet, or a writer. Over the last few years, some have even come to know...

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  • (Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--Talent, creativity and outside the box thinking—that’s what will determine the winners in tonight’s 4th Annual Mr. & Miss Polynesia Pacific Pageant, set for 5 p.m. at the 600-capacity Leeward Community College Auditorium.

    “[A]nd overall wow factor,” explained Event Coordinator Ralph Malani on KITV4’s Community News Minute early this week.

    Pageant presenter is Missing Polynesia, owned by Meilin Vitale-Vae and husband Richard Vae.

    The pageant,...

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    (New York City, NY)--Fijians irate over the naming of New York designer Nanette Lepore’s ‘Aztec’ dress – which they say contain Fijian masi (or tapa) designs – will have their concerns voiced in the Big Apple, during a protest being organized by Tongan writer and activist Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu.

    Masi – called kapa in Hawai’i, ngatu in Tonga, siapo in Samoa and hiapo in...

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  • (BASED ON PRESS RELEASE)--When Willie Salave’a accidently received a shipment of kukui nuts instead of the flower leis he was expecting, he saw a vision of a business that would not only feed his family, but honor and support his heritage. On that day Go Nuts Kukui jewelry was born. Soon after Salave’a obtained unprecedented license agreements from all of the major US sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA colleges.

    It was through these licenses that Salave’a got the...

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    A total of eight designers are lined up for the Nesian Fest Fashion Show set to start at 6:30 p.m. as part of Nesian Fest International 2013, happening tomorrow at Aloha Tower with more than 10 bands and 20 plus vendor booths, an event that will benefit the Hawaii Jr. Prep Football League and Hawaii Sports Academy.

    The beautifully tattooed Chisa Dizon with Maui’s 92.5 Native FM radio, will be on O’ahu to host the Nesian Fest fashion show.

    According to...

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  • (MEDIA RELEASE) – Tattooed models, Pacific island twist. Fashion Show Director Tina Mata’afa-Elise says “in a nutshell, INKED is Polynesian and Pacific fashion, tattoos, music and culture.” Island-themed fashion designers show off their latest faire, with models also sharing their love and collection of island tattoos.

    Slated to share designs at the INKED Island Fashion Show are: INKED Major Sponsors Tatau Brand, Fashion Careers College graduates Desiree Snuffer and Alyssa Mansfield,...

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  • INKED set for Sept. 15 in San Diego, California

    (MEDIA RELEASE) – The work of three Tufuga, traditional Samoan tattoo artists Su’a Suluape Alaiva’a Petelo, Su’a Peter Suluape and Su’a Suluape Tau Ah Keni closed Hawaii’s first INKED Island Fashion Show that debuted December 2011 at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.

    INKED II will show in San Diego, Calif. Sept. 15. Tatau Brand and Selah International are working with the INKED...

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  • The women and youth of Samoa need not look far for stories of strength, wisdom, beauty and courage. Those qualities run through our veins, descendants of warriors, royalty and gifted navigators, artisans who ruled warfare, trade and commerce in pre-colonial island life. Through our traditional history, the advent of westerners, introduction of Christianity, colonialism and partitioning, migrations, diaspora and ensuing contemporary issues, the Samoan woman has remained a pillar of strength...

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  • "That's a nice rack you got there little lady..." - Inappropriate Humourist

    Going "rackless" is going to be the new micro-trend in fashion shopping, and I'm not talking about women having cosmetic breast reduction surgeries; which should be a crime in all "57 States". (Name that reference!)

    Rackless is a fashion shopping experience where the customer purchases their clothing online from a style catalog and then works with the designers to complete the design with fabric and...

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