Saturday, November 23, 2013

Show Day - La Revolution 2013

Eleven fashion segments in one spectacular night. Hula's Bar and Lei Stand in Waikiki was the place to be last Saturday night. La Revolution, a fashion benefit for the Life Foundation, which was produced by Olotania Alalamua, included stylists, designers, DIY artists and more, with different creative perspectives. Most of the participants were either students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa or Honolulu Community college, having been through a fashion program provided by both colleges. It was great to see what kind of talent exists in the community and experience the level of skill that each person brought to the stage.

At the end of the night, we ended up raising $1,400+ for the Life Foundation, which is a non-profit dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV and to assisting people who are living with AIDS and HIV.

I'm so proud to say that I played a role in this event. Not only did I get to style a segment, I met some amazing people who love fashion just as much as I do. This benefit brought us together to collaborate as artists, make new friends, and also help a foundation that does so much good.

Speaking of good, a big mahalo to Goodwill Hawaii who provided me with the clothing and accessories needed to style my Bollywood inspired segment. Goodwill Hawaii helps people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self- sufficient. Also, thank you to Camille Mori of Tsubaki Hime, who allowed me to use pieces from her collection in my segment. Her collection consists of clothing from thrift stores, which, she upcycles and creates into "new" garments and accessories. Check her Etsy shop out here.

You can read/see more about La Revolution on Nonstop Honolulu.

Photos by Troi Orias and Lyle Amine
Styling by Amy Azada

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