Tuesday, March 27, 2012

hawaii's shop a lea [spring fashion]

Last week was Ala Moana's 5th annual Shop a Lea event. Shop a Lea is a weeklong shopping and fashion celebration at the Ala Moana mall in Honolulu. It includes in-store events, special offers, hula shows, fashion shows, games, and more!

center stage @ Ala Moana

On Sunday, 3/25, I was lucky enough to snag a seat at the Spring Fashion Show featuring Splash Hawaii and Valerie Joseph. (I was so bummed I missed Michael Costello, Banana Republic, and Betsey Johnson!) To be honest, I was a bit disappointed by the show. The models seemed to all be one "type", which I guess is typical in fashion shows. I just expected a diverse showing of models since Hawaii has such a diverse culture. On top of that, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed by the selection of clothes that the designers chose to showcase on the runway. There was nothing shown on the runway that really got my attention and would pull me into the store as a new buyer. I adore Valerie Joseph though! This show did not do her justice! And Splash has some of the cutest swimsuits! I just didn't see them on the runway.. (I should also note that I think my sense of fashion is quite different from most people in Hawaii...so take that into account!) The DJ rocked the stage (anyone know who was DJing?!) and it was a lot of fun to watch!

Here are a few pictures from the show!

Splash Hawaii w/ sunnies from Sunglass Hut

because I obviously needed coffee :)

Valerie Joseph

...and here's some pics of me in my new QuikSilver dress that I won! Read about it here.

dress: quiksilver women's line, bag: michael kors, shoes: toms, bracelets: xxi and linzgutz
[all photos taken with my camera. excuse the poor lighting!]

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