Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hawaiian May 2014

Towards the end of the 3 months of working long hours, I took off early one Friday, thanks to my workers who knew I needed a break. I was fortunate to have received an invitation to the Hawaiian May 2014 event. In its 2nd year, Hawaiian May is a fashion event that showcases the latest in Hawaiian resort wear. This is an invitation only event.

The fun thing is that it features local models as well as famous models from Japan as well as special Japanese guest models. This year many of the special guest models were from the J-Pop girls' group, E-girls. They also had some surprise guests show up on stage. It was a fun event that kept you guessing as to what would happen next.

The featured design lines were:

Angels by the Sea Hawaii, Aloha Aina Boutique, Fighting Eel, MUSE by RIMO, Muumuu Heaven, Pualani Honolulu, San Lorenzo Bikinis, 88 Tees, Matt Bruening, Issa de' mar, Unibazar, as well as a few other local brands. Most of these I haven't heard of before. There were a couple of Japanese brands as well, Double Standard Clothing and Samantha Thavasa. I've heard of Samantha Thavasa, but mainly because one blogger has blogged about picking up some items.

Some of the more well-known Japanese models that participated were, Yuri Ebihara, Moe Oshikiri, Natsuki Kato and Angelica Michibata.

Eiji Wentz was a surprise special guest model for Samantha Thavasa. I know him from J-Pop music and dramas although I haven't seen him doing anything recently. He looked quite cute trying to model showcasing a bag.

When you first walk in, everyone was given a cute tote bag imprinted with Hawaiian May 2014 on one side and 88 Tees on the other. Inside the bag was a lot of promotional material and some bags included secret items. If your bag had a secret item, then you won a surprise gift! None of this was known until it was announced mid way through the show. Of course, we didn't win anything.

The real highlight for me was the short, live performance by popular J-Pop group, E-girls. They sang only 3 songs, but it's probably the songs that they are currently most known for.

As we were leaving, the women were given a mini of Angfa Scalp-D Eyelash Serum. I wasn't sure what it was at first because the little tube doesn't really say much. It has a doe foot applicator so at first I thought it might be a clear lipgloss although it smelt a bit funky. It's a good thing that I did some research before using it. (I was going to do a quick review of it here but since this post has gotten a bit lengthy, I'll do it in a separate post.)

It was a fun afternoon/evening and a much welcome and needed break from work.



Yasumi in Worshipblues said...

Wentz?? Ah!! Ge-ge-ge??

galpal.hi said...

@Yasumi--LOL! I was hoping Teppei would come out too.