14 in ’14: MauiTime Profiles 14 Local Hawaii Style Makers and Maui Designers You Need To Know

Credits: Photographer: Bo Montalvo; Makeup artist/hairstylist: Ry-n Shimabuku; Model: Brittney Baker; Dress and jacket: Kojo couture by Koa Johnson Maui’s hyperlocal fashion scene is hip, hot and hands-on. Here, being stylish doesn't mean buying at chain stores. Rather, it's an art form expressed through the work of local designers, your own DIY-cut shirts and shorts to the way you tie your pareo. Though it's hard to imagine, fashion is more … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Holly Huden of Faces by Holly

Holly Huden, Aesthetics Extraordinaire   Faces by Holly [email protected] 206-697-7377   How many years experience in the industry? I have been practicing makeup design and application for the past 10 years and graduated from Spa Luna Holistic School on Maui 3 years ago.   What got you started in the spa, salon or wellness industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I have been interested in makeup, beauty … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Teri Edmonds of If The Shoe Fits

 Teri Edmonds, Owner  If The Shoe Fits, Maui 21 N. Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793 808-249-9710 [email protected]   Website: www.teriedmonds.com Facebook: If The Shoe Fits   How many years experience in the industry? 12   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I opened ITSF in 2001.  Created Hot Biskit Hawaii, my shoe … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Megan Rose of REVIVAL

Megan Rose, Designer REVIVAL: Upcycled Style [email protected]   Esty Website: REVIVALmens Facebook: Revival Clothing   How many years experience in the industry? 9 years   How did you manage to launch your own fashion line? My main focus when I moved to the bay area was environmentalism, but, while living in an expensive metropolitan area, if you only focus on ideals you’ll find yourself making coffee for a … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Heather Green of On Location Styling

Heather Green, Hair & Makeup Artist, Owner On Location Styling 808-276-5750 [email protected]   Website: www.onlocationstyling.com Facebook: On Location Styling   How many years experience in the industry? I've been in the Beauty business for 15 years, specializing in Special Event Styling & Photo-ready Makeup, for weddings, TV , fashion shows, commercials, Print , & photo-shoots for any occasion. Also … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Michele Joy Thornton of Rainbow Jo

Michele Joy Thornton, Owner & Designer Rainbow Jo  808 283 5473 [email protected]   Website: www.rainbowjo.com   How many years experience in the industry? As I've been designing and wholesaling original artwork on clothing for over 27 years,  I believe I am the longest running Maui based clothing designer.   Please tell me about the textiles you use in your designs. Any specific fabrics and colors that you … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Joe Wilmot & Jody Curtin of Mahina

Joe Wilmot and Jody Curtin,  Co-Owners   Mahina 4057 L. Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina. 808-669-6068 1913 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei. 808-879-3453 23 Baldwin Ave, Paia. 808-579-9131 [email protected] www.shopmahina.com Facebook: Mahina   How many years experience in the industry? Seven   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? We just opened … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Ariana Hornkohl of ARIE Bikinis

Ariana Hornkohl, Owner & Designer ARIE BIKINIS [email protected]   Website: www.ariebikinis.com Instagram: @arie_bikinis  Facebook: ARIEbikinis  Pinterest: ARIEbikinis   How many years experience in the fashion industry? My first collection was in 2010   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I studied business at Arizona State … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Julia Forbes of Oneloa Maui

Julia Forbes of Oneloa Hats, Photo Courtesy of Oneloa Hats

Julia Forbes, Owner Oneloa Maui 808-298-2508 [email protected]   Website: www.oneloa.com Facebook: Oneloa Hats   How many years experience in the industry? I started my first business, Mitusa Designs (coin purses, cosmetic bags, and tote bags) about 4 years ago.   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I spent about a year in Chicago 4 … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Lisa Agdeppa of Passion 4 Fashion Boutique

Lisa Agdeppa,  Manager  Passion 4 Fashion Boutique 335 Keawe St. #204, Lahaina, HI  96761 808-667-7432 [email protected]   Website:www.passion4fashionboutique.com Twitter:  @passion4fashbtq Facebook:   Passion 4 Fashion   How many years experience in the industry? 1 year   Did you have any formal training? No formal training.   What is your philosophy of design? “Our mission is to … [Read more...]