Stylesightings Muse – Bettina

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Work it Out -

Paris...Adam Kimmel In lieu of a formal runway presentation, Fashion Office favorite Adam Kimmel released the look book images for his F/W 09/10 collection. The designer's hope was to incorporate the world's "true heroes" into his work, meaning the styles of railroad engineers, artists, and the other blue collar men who make the world go around. Even though there were some ...
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Dark Monastery -

Paris...Yves Saint Laurent Stefano Pilati seems to enjoy taking us on the roller coaster that is the evolution of the legendary Yves Saint Laurent. Seasons after presenting us with the modern form of French dandy, Pilati now seems hell bent on making us forget all preconceived notions of what we thought the brand stood for all those years. Is that a ...
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Bedroom Eyes -

Paris...Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Yamamoto always seems to give us what we want before we even realize we want it. In this case, his F/W 09/10 collection gave us the freedom to take the relaxed and languid feeling of a Sunday morning throughout the entire week, and outside the bedroom. Maybe with so many trials and tribulations as of late, it's an ...
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Fit for an African King -

Paris...Louis Vuitton Paul Helbers, the men's designer behind Louis Vuitton, looked towards the ideal wardrobe of a traveling king from Africa for his F/W 09/10 collection. However, after peeling away the layers of influences, it was clear that an undercurrent of luxurious tailoring and sportswear was really the core of his aesthetic. With an overall color palette matching a bright night ...
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Trapped in a Room -

Paris...Number (N)ine Takahiro Miyashita's Number (N)ine collection is no stranger to American influences of the West, with past seasons looking towards Seattle's Nirvana and movies like "My Own Private Idaho." For F/W 09/10, the designer was inspired by the carpets, curtains and furnishings of his hotel room in Alaska during one of his recent trips. With a collection named "A Closed ...
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Restricted License -

Paris...Dries Van Noten On the first day of the Paris collections, Dries Van Noten was thinking about all the restrictions we have during such trying times. As any true artist would understand, he knows that creativity flourishes and abounds when the economy is crashing down around us. For F/W 09/10, a heavy dose of tailoring made its way into a usually ...
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Pale Approach

  Witness the lighter shades of denim emerge for spring fashion, as Teen Vogue showcases some of the season’s hottest denim collections. Pale pastels blend with loose cut-offs, skirts and pants in a variety of white, bleached blue and softened indigos. The top teen magazine hits many brands-of-the-moment, Current/Elliott, MiH and Silver Jeans.
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Imrie Boutique

The Imrie clan, Tasmin, Caitlin and mother Pippa, have put their senses together to create this stylish boutique. What began as a seasonal shop in the Hamptons has made its way to their other favorite city of refuge, Paia. From Maui-made bathing suits to editorial-ready pieces, Imrie carries a wide range of fashionable pieces. 93 Hana Hwy. Paia, HI 96779 Tel: (808)
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88 Tees

Hidden in the madness of Waikiki is 88 Tees, a funky chain of boutiques indigenous to the island of Oahu. Well known by the Japanese and celebrities like Ayumi Hamasaki, Jackie Chan and Beyonce Knowles, 88 Tees has become a landmark shop for Honolulu. The store is famous for their graphic tees, vintage aloha shirts and unique Hawaii
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Biasia Rose

With hippie roots and an eco-friendly sensibility, Biasa Rose has always known how to keep up with the times. The boutique carries hip brands like Current/Elliott, James Perse and TOMS Shoes as well as a notable selection of Mother Earth-approved merchandise. For recession-conscious shoppers, Biasa Rose has a consignment area where sales can be turned into either cash or store
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Nuage Blue

Located just outside of Kahului, Nuage Bleu is a small town shop with a big town vision. Brands like Ella Moss, Jeffery Campbell and Twelfth Street bring the latest mainland styles to the middle of the Pacific. The store also has a trendy toddler corner and an array of chic interior goods, making Nuage Bleu a place where
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The Devil Wears Anna

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The Heart of Bread + Butter

Bread + Butter Barcelona kicked off yesterday and denim is at the heart of the Sportswear tradeshow for selected brands. Here is a preview of what some of the attendees wore out for the first day. Keeping the vibe cool and relaxed with baggy bottoms, harem-like silhouettes and suspenders. Look for more denim streets soon to be in the search ...
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Keep Feeling Fascination

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