Fashion Tribe: Estes named HNL’s best stylist
BY NADINE KAM / firstname.lastname@example.org
Before the runway shows at the Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu Fashion Week kicked off Nov. 19 with “Honolulu’s Best Stylist” challenge at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort.
The Nov. 19 event took place in the open-air setting of the Coconut Grove, with three Honolulu-based stylists presenting looks in three categories: swim, island casual and evening resort wear, pulled from The Collections of Waikiki shops.
Competing for the title of “Honolulu’s Best Stylist” were:
>> Nova Rizzo, blogger and founder of the96815.com.
>> Tara Michie, creator and founder of LadySlider.com
>> Meleana Estes, free-lance stylist and designer of Meleana Handbags.
Angela Maki Vernon and Jered Branco, manager of the Vivienne Westwood boutique at the Moana Hotel, were the emcees of the fashion show, which was sped up when the first of the weekend’s rains began.
That didn’t dampen the afternoon for Meleanna, who walked away with the title and grand prize of a three-night stay at the Royal Hawaiian.
Coincidentally, for a look at Meleanna’s collab with Bliss Lau during the finale of the Honolulu Fashion Week “Get OUt” runway show, visit here.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.