LIVING LIFE WITH PASSION AND STYLE™

Ode to Hawaii: Hawaii Girls in the National Spotlight (Part 1)

June 2, 2010
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Like how we like to claim Barack Obama as our own, it’s natural for every town, city, or country, to feel kinship and pride of any of their countrymen or women achieving great success. Hawaii is no different. Indeed, the obstacles appear far greater as Hawaii is an island in the Pacific Ocean, the 50th state of the USA, and culturally diverse where stereotypes and generalities can emerge. Yet, professional athletes, actors, models, businesspeople, musicians, and scores of others have reached national and international success. I want to celebrate it. I also want to share the paradise I live in. And nothing seems more appropriate than to celebrate Maui girl, model (she is also the face of Billabong, too), and surfer Tori Praver, who has a featured photo spread in this month’s Marie Claire magazine. The layout captures the ethereal, yet active energy of our lifestyle; the fashion what we should all aspire to. And thanks to Marie Claire for setting an example of authenticity from the inside out. Now, that’s style.

-Stephanie

Photographed by Matt Jones; Styled by Isabel Dupre in Alexander Wang, Burberry, Mango and others.


SM STYLE: FASHION TIPS FOR THE SINGLE GUY (PART I and II)

July 21, 2009
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SEE MY POSTS ON THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER’S FASHION BLOG here INCLUDING BARACK OBAMA’S “MOM JEANS.”

SM STYLE: FASHION TIPS FOR THE SINGLE GUY Part II here.

SM STYLE: DRESSING DOWN WITHOUT BEING A FASHION VICTIM here.



SM WATCH: GOLF ATTIRE…TIGER, LUCAS AT THE BRITISH OPEN AND BARACK OBAMA!!!

July 13, 2009
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See my post about TIGER, LUCAS and BARACK OBAMA at the Honolulu Advertiser’s Fashion Forum Blog here.


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    DEFY FEAR™ Be open to change. Take risks. Revel in adventure and new experiences. Travel. Read. Engage your senses. Learn from your mistakes, your successes, and from the wisdom of others. Unravel a puzzle. Create and use your imagination. Be active. Find the positives. Keep it fun. Be EXTRAORDINARY. Love. Live the good life. Enjoy the ride. - I AM. Copyright 2009 by Stephanie Matsumoto STYLE. All rights reserved.