Where are you from?
How would you describe your style?
What’s your fashion inspiration or icon?
I don’t really have a fashion inspiration or icon; I just kind of wear whatever I feel confident and comfortable in.
Favorite thing to wear?
Skinny jeans and a loose top.
Favorite place to shop?
Zara, Urban Outfitters, Collins & 8th, Homecoming and church thrift stores.
What fashion trend irritates you the most?
Rubber slippers worn with a nice dress. Accessories make a huge difference.
What would you like to see more of on campus (style-wise)?
Individual style: I think people should draw away from the popularized trends and brands and instead focus more on what fits their body types.
Do you use any special soap/cosmetic product?
Yes, I use Clinique facewash and Lancome toner, followed by Bliss Energizing Cream. If I step outside, I’ll use Lancome High Resolution SPF15.
How long does it take you to get ready?
I’d say around 15 minutes.
Your dream fashion item (doesn’t actually need to exist):
YSL medium cabas bag.
What draws you to bright colors?
I wear a lot of blacks and grays, and it gets a little boring, so I try to change it up from time to time.
Do you usually dress up or down for school?
It depends how I feel. Sometimes I just want to wear slouchy jeans and a flowy shirt with a flannel; other days, I’ll feel like wearing a dress and sandals. When I ride my bike to school, I dress down with jean shorts, T-shirt and Toms.
What do you look for when you go shopping?
Comfort and simplicity.
Anything else you can think of to say bout fashion in Hawai‘i on campus/going to school?
I think that in general, the fashion scene in Hawai‘i is gradually growing in terms of style and quality. There’s a lot more local boutiques that opened up in downtown Honolulu that carry a variety of style and even some brands from the mainland. I think it encourages us to step out of our comfort zones and try something different.
Just by looking at some students on campus, everyone has their different and personal style. Even though we don’t really have dramatic seasonal changes in Hawai‘i, it’s interesting to see Honolulu grow in terms of fashion by blending locally-made brands with the mainland brands, despite what season it is.
What brand is it, where’d you get it, and how much did you pay for it:
Shoes: Black Poppy Leopard Salya Oxford Flats ($15.00)
Pants: Hudson Jeans ($150.00)
Shirt: Gap ($10.00)
Necklace: Evening Invitation (birthday gift)
Backpack: LeSportsac ($3.00 from thrift store)
Shades: Purchased from Roberta Oaks. No specific brand. ($12.00)