07/31/2012

Aloha! Honolulu Mannequin Watch: 07.31.12

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virgo Wahine(Girl)

Inner:  SURF BAZZAR, MID TEE
Top: DOSA, SEQUINES SHIRT
Bottom: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, MINI SHORTS
Footwear: GOLDEN GOOSE, K. JACQUES SANDALS
Accessory: ALAIA, BAG*


leokane(Boy)

Inner: YVES SAINT LAURENT, POLO SHIRT*
Top: SATURDAYS, ZIP HOODED JACKET
Bottom: AR SRPLS, CARGO PANTS
Footwear: GOLDEN GOOSE, SANDAL
Accessory: AR SRPLS, CANVAS TOTE


*Some items on the mannequins are not available online. Please contact us if you have any questions!


phone: 808 589 2050  Email: love@aloharag.com

A 3.1 Phillip Lim Shirt that can be worn many ways!

 

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This 3.1 Phillip Lim Shirt is crisp cotton in the front and a wispy thin sheer panel in the back, and although it's sleek and minimal, you can be playful and wear it a few different ways! You can button it all the way up, open the top buttons + flatten the placket + roll up the sleeves, or tuck in the front panel to emphasize the penguin tail and split sides! It is a versatile piece that can be paired with a variety of bottoms!  The hidden button placket and high neck line make it a clean blouse, but we like that it has a lot of personality, and it comes in black and white! Click on the images below to see item pages! 

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FW12 T by Alexander Wang Campaign Video

Known for featuring fresh musicians, this season Alexander Wang tapped Azealia Banks for his T by Alexander Wang FW12 campaign video! She sings Van Vogue while wearing the new collection, and shows off his soft and comfortable wears with her dance moves. We are going to receive the FW12 collection soon, and you can check out what is going to be available here in advance...

07/30/2012

Tote Bags

Totes

Clockwise from the top left; Alexander Wang Prisma tote, Proenza Schouler PS-1 Tote, AR SRPLS Canvas Tote, The Row Day Luxe Tote


It is said that the first bag that was given the "Tote" title was used to carry an block of ice around. We are sure the world will never know if that's true, but now a days it simply describes a durable square/rectangle shaped bag with shorter handles. In recent years, it has become the definition of the perfect daily bag with its plentiful capacity and wide opening for easy access. At Aloha Rag, we've received some sophisticated and modern versions in leather and canvas (pictured above). No matter where you are going, they are perfect for work or play when you have some things to carry along. Click on the links to see item pages...  

New Feature: AR SRPLS

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We've just posted the new feature on the website called "AR SRPLS"! Spotlighting the new brainchild of AR, the feature simply showcases the exquisite collection of basics that AR SRPLS offers. Please take a look at the feature here and shop collection here

07/29/2012

Song of the Day: 07.29.12

This is the song of the day for Sunday, picked by Jeremiah! Have a wonderful day everyone.

07/28/2012

Model Watch: 07.29.12

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Jacket: Rick Owens Tailored Jacket 

Dress: Herve Leger Sara Bandage Dress

Accessories: Paco Rabanne Le 69'Martin Margiela Glitter Belt

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc 505@aloharag.com

Hawaii:telephone 1-808-589-2050 pc love@aloharag.com

Tokyo:telephone 0120-666-994 pc aloharag@hi-press.com

07/27/2012

Week in Pictures: 07.27.12

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Here are some weekly pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, New York, and Tokyo! The top image is an airplane flying high over the skyscrapers of Mid-town NY... Have a nice weekend, everyone!  

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Junya Watanabe Cotton Blazer

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There are few things that we can't believe are still here after the first few days of the SS12 Final Markdown Sale... and this Junya Watanabe Cotton Blazer is definitely one of them. Like all of Junya's pieces, this blazer is rich with detail; leather elbow patches, gold monogrammed buttons, vibrant red lining, and nylon panels... just to name a few. We fell in love when we styled it with this season's key piece from the JW CDG collection, overalls, but it will also go perfectly with your everyday denim or khakis! Click here to see more details... 

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Rockabus to The Beach

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On the first hot day last month,  I took the Rockabus to Rockaway Beach from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was the trial week (free), and the bus was completely vacant! The road was pretty bumpy but the school bus atmosphere makes it OK and reminds me of a field trip. It will drop you off right in front of the boardwalk, so it's a convenient option to get to the beach if you are in the neighborhood. There is good food and music events on the weekends at Rockaway Beach, so you can spend the whole day there! Check out the bus schedule here

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07/26/2012

Proenza Schouler's PS-1

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In 2008, Proenza Schouler debuted their first bag collection, and since then the PS-1 has established recognition the world around. What we like about the PS-1 is, as much as it is classic and elegant, it still has a fresh edge because of it's young designers and their small details. We have had it in powerful pop colors and unique materials, but the basic colors are perfect for your first PS-1 as they never go out of style... All fashion houses have their signature bag, and these original colors will be the iconic pieces of Proenza Schouler's legacy in the future! Click here to see all PS-1 collection at Aloha Rag. 

New Brand: CO

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When you research the personal histories of some of the most influential fashion designers, you will be surprised to learn that many didn't graduate with fashion degrees or have any kind of fashion education. It's the diverse backgrounds that always brings a fresh and unique perspective to design, and a new brand coming to Aloha Rag for FW12, CO, started in Los Angeles in 2011 when two people in the film industry collaborated on "luxury essentials that is (are) timeless and easy to wear". Each collection is accompanied by a short film that connects the story in a more intimate way! You can watch the films on their website here. At Aloha Rag, we will receive some pieces of fur outerwear and knitwear. You can click here to see whats going to be available in advance! The new collection will be updated to the website soon, please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime... 

Round-Up: Black

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Summer is a time when white and splash of color thrive, but black is a trustworthy companion when you don't have a lot of time to put thought into an outfit. To avoid a boring head-to-toe black look, we suggest pairing with unique footwear and accessories, and gain contrast with material mixing! Depending on the material, like chiffon, leather, nylon, cotton or silk, the black will have a unique texture. Here are some of our picks of the black items we have! Click the images to see it em pages... 

 

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07/25/2012

Aloha! Honolulu Mannequin Watch: 07.25.12

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virgo Wahine(Girl)

Top: DRIES VAN NOTEN, EMBRODRIES IDERY TEE SHIRT
Bottom: AR, SHORT PANTS
Footwear: NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD, FLATS
Accessory: LANVIN, HAPPICOLO BAG


leokane(Boy)

Inner: ADAM KIMMEL X CARHARTT, T-SHIRT
Outer: RAF SIMONS, STADIUM JACKET
Bottom: AR, CLIMBING SHORTS
Footwear: ADAM KIMMEL, SITE BOOTS


*Some items are not available online. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! 

phone: 808 589 2050  Email: love@aloharag.com

Bicycle Styles

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A bicycle is an essential vehicle of life in the city, and often, it's easier and quicker than a subway or bus to get from point A to point B. These last couple of years, we have seen a tremendous increase in numbers of bicyclists in the city, and whether it's a quick neighborhood ride or long one to the beach, shorts and a lightweight top are an unbeatable combo for a carefree ride. If you don't have basket on your bike, a cross-body bag or rucksack is best for a hands-free ride... Here are some of our picks for a bicycle looks. Click on the images to see item pages! 

 

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Men's Looks: 07.25.12

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We've just updated the first drop of FW12 Men's collections in the New Arrivals section!! AR, AR SRPLS, and Balmain delivered some great cold weather jackets and few transitional pieces. Click on the images below to see more details, and check what's new at Aloha Rag. 

 

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AR SRPLS

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07/24/2012

Thomas Wylde Maxi Dress

ThomaswyldeWhen Thomas Wylde's designer puts her hands to chiffon, the end result is always beautiful dresses. She releases a few classic silhouettes every collection that are updated with the pattern of the season. This leopard maxi dress is constructed of extravagant layered chiffon that dances surrealy in the wind. The dress is light weight, and whichever way you move, it dramatic flows along with you! The pattern contants delicate TW skulls between the leopard spots, an esoteric calling card. We especially like the spaghetti cross strap detail on the back, as it adds a delicate and elegant touch... Click here to see the item page. 

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Inspiration from the archive: Talitha Getty

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This 60's actress hailing from Java, Talitha Getty, is often referred to as a fashion icon and muse. Her Moroccan flavored resort style is very inspiring, even today. She was often seen in ethnic caftans and heavy exotic jewelry. Her resort style mostly consisted of airy and drapey garments with plenty of room, and a touch of 60's psychedelic flavor. Her closet was filled with effortless cotton, gauze and chiffon pieces, fundamental materials that enabled her to move around without stress free. 

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She is also known as one of Yves Saint Laurent's muses, and he described her style and the 60's era best; “I knew the generation of the 60s: Talitha and Paul Getty lying under a roof of stars in Marrakesh, beautiful and damned, and a whole generation assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to rise on an extraordinary future.” Tragically, Talitha Getty passed away at an early age, but we would have loved to see her advanced style if she was around now!

 

We put together a few resort styles that were inspired by her last years in Marrakesh, Morocco. Rr

Look1 from left; Surf Bazaar Dress, Nicholas Kirkwood sandals, Samudra Pouch (Pre-Order)

Look2;  Diane von Furstenberg Blouse, AR short pants, Lanvin Sandals, Dosa Shawl

Look3 ; Rozae Long Pleated DressGolden Goose Flat Sandals 

07/23/2012

Shoes of the day: Nike Air Kukini

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Some of you might remember when Nike debuted the Air Kukini in 2000. These odd looking running shoes made a strong impact with their spider web style lace-less design. They are back this season with their unmistakable look, and Nike has updated them with the revolutionary FREE out-sole that fits the foot and arch incredibly. Whether you're going running or walking, the heel-tab makes them easy to slip-on and be ready to go. This special black "USATF" pair can be the perfect piece to add a sporty twist to your Summer Look... Click below to see more details and you can jump to item page here. We've received a couple of women's versions too! 

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Spotlight: The Elder Statesman

ElderWe are happy to hear that designer of The Elder Statesman, Greg Chait, was nominated as one of the ten CFDA finalists!! The Elder Statesman shines a light on timeless pieces of knitwear, updating them in a unique and modern way. All of his sweaters are knitted from fine cashmere, and some are hand-spun, taking days to finish. As we all know, great sweaters lasts for years - and it is his idea that these are perfect pieces to pass down to future generations! Click here to see his entire collection. 

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