Category Archives: Project Runway

Hawaii’s next Project Runway contestant?

There’s a new fashion talent rising in Honolulu. He is Reise Kochi, a 2010 graduate of Honolulu Community College. In fact, Reise was named Designer of the Year for HCC in May. Now Reise is honing his skills working as an … Continue reading

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A fitting inaugural ensemble

What a transformation! With an open communication between the designer (Andy South) and the client (first lady-elect, Nancie Caraway), the inauguration ensemble is nearing perfection. There will be one more fitting before Monday’s inauguration, just to tweak the fit. The ensemble is … Continue reading

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Where is Andy now?

Well, right at this moment he is working feverishly in his Chinatown studio. I look forward to meeting with him tomorrow to see what he has sketched and designed for Nancie Caraway’s inaugural gown. When I texted him on Monday, … Continue reading

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Mondo’s Tees on Piperlime

Mondo, runner-up in season 8 of “Project Runway” (and close friend of our own Andy South) has designed two limited-edition T-shirts available exclusively on piperlime.com.  The designs infuse Mondo’s bold style and energetic graphics with his “Live and Love” passion.  … Continue reading

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Paula to talk fashion on national Aussie “Sunrise” show

I am pleased and honored to report that I have been asked to talk about Hawaii fashion on Australia’s leading national morning TV show, “Sunrise.” The show is shooting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I will be appearing on a feature segment called … Continue reading

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Andy and Richie invite you….

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Andy to design inaugural gown

Even when only a week goes by without seeing him, I need to catch my breath to keep up with Andy South and his latest fashion adventures. Hawaii’s first lady-elect, Nanc1e Caraway, wife of governor-elect Neil Abercrombie, told me last … Continue reading

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