Fashion Tribe: White haute Dîner en Blanc

Jul. 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.comIt was amazing to see every arrival to Honolulu's inaugural Diner en Blanc, dressed in cool, clean summer whites.

PHOTOS BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

It was amazing to see every arrival to Honolulu’s inaugural Diner en Blanc, dressed in cool, clean summer whites.

BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Given the name Dîner en Blanc, you would think the global event that took place for the first time in Honolulu on Saturday would be all about food.

But I think food took a backseat to the fashion, an ethereal sea of white that easily transported guests to the more mannered time as befitting the secret site that turned out to be ‘Iolani Palace.

Well of course it didn’t last. After dinner, champagne and wine, crazy dancing ensued and a little drizzle in advance of the weekend’s pending storm didn’t dampen spirits.

Here is the way we wore to attend this special inaugural event:

Shay Fukayama ties a mask on Aline Tran.

Shay Fukayama ties a mask on Aline Tran.

Traci Randolph followed the rules of Dîner en Blanc, bringing a picnic basket to suit the evening's white theme. She's with Leschon Serrano.

Traci Randolph followed the rules of Dîner en Blanc, bringing a picnic basket to suit the evening’s white theme. She’s with
Leschon Serrano.

Jade by Nikolai designer Nikolai Tsang, no stranger to staging events, tried to keep the white theme going down to the food on her table, which included homemade white pasta, cauliflower, goat cheese salad, chicken breast and coconut cake. She's with Scott Mellon.

Jade by Nikolai designer Nikolai Tsang, no stranger to staging events, tried to keep the white theme going down to the food on her table, which included homemade white pasta, cauliflower, goat cheese salad, chicken breast and coconut cake. She’s with Scott Mellon.

Co-host Maleko McDonnell, left, posed for photos with guests.

Co-host Maleko McDonnell, left, posed for photos with guests.

Melissa Rivera and Emiko Miyazawa enjoy the moment.

Melissa Rivera and Emiko Miyazawa enjoy the moment.

Evan and Risa Beer play with fans provided by Curate Decor + Design for the ALOHA table.

Evan and Risa Beer play with fans provided by Curate Decor + Design for the Aloha table.

Linh and Mark Owen. Linh wore a Super Citizen strapless dress in anticipation of the day's humidity, with a lace headband from H&M, and feather boa and accents from Ben Franklin.

Linh and Mark Owen. Linh wore a Super Citizen strapless dress in anticipation of the day’s humidity, with a lace headband from H&M, and feather boa and accents from Ben Franklin.

W Salon's Jake Acedo, left, and Jason Agbayani. They wore C.C. Exclusive hats and Etro pants. Under Jake's boa is a J. Crew classic shirt and Gucci sweater, while Jason wore a Hypercrush tee, Love Stitch shirt and sheer cardigan.

W Salon’s Jake Acedo, left, and Jason Agbayani. They wore C.C. Exclusive hats and Etro pants. Under Jake’s boa is a J. Crew classic shirt and Gucci sweater, while Jason wore a Hypercrush tee, Love Stitch shirt and sheer cardigan.

Cori Okabayashi and Nick Segum.

Cori Okabayashi and Nick Segum.

Vanessa and Jaime Rodriguez.

Vanessa and Jaime Rodriguez.

From left, Gabriel Yanagihara, Olga Brandao, Daria Roud, Simons Winstone and Irma Klebanov.

From left, Gabriel Yanagihara, Olga Brandao, Daria Roud, Simons Winstone and Irma Klebanov.

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Russell and Donna Pascua found their light-up glasses and bow tie on Amazon a few weeks before the event.

The Pascuas with Sandy and La Sarmiento, Beverly Santos and Peter Pascua.

The Pascuas with Sandy and La Sarmiento, Beverly Santos and Peter Pascua.

Dancing the night away.

Dancing the night away.

For the background story and video of the event, check out my latest Take a Bite blog on the Pulse.
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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instragram and Rebel Mouse.

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