HILO-(HawaiiNewsNow) Everyday while reporting on Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Ramsay Wharton will be wearing local apparel and accessories provided by either Hilo Hattie, or T&L Muumuu Factory.
Watch: Merrie Monarch Week: Day 1
Sunday pm - T&L Muumuu Factory Yellow plumeria design & Shell lei
Monday am: Hilo Hattie: Pink/Teal Muumuu by Royal Creations / Earrings: Hauoli Creations
Monday pm: Hilo Hattie: Mamo Howell "Jungle" Earrings: Hawaiian Petals
Mamo's Jungle print is no ordinary animal print. It is her interpretation of a timeless and classic fashion trend. Zebra and cheetah prints have had their trendy spotlights in the past, but Mamo's Jungle print is a contemporary fusion of culture and fashion. Capturing the "now & then" aspect, the animal print has been "Hawaiianized" with the colorful flowers of Hawaii while still maintaining the longevity of an ageless model.
Watch: Merrie Monarch Week: Day2
Tuesday am: Hilo Hattie original, Green/Brown Antherium Sundress with Coconut Moon White Knit Jacket Earrings by Hauoli Creations.
Tuesday pm: Hilo Hattie label, Black & White Palm Frond with Coconut Moon Black Knit Jacket
Earrings: Hilo Hattie Black/White plumeria sparkle hanging
Wednesday am: Hilo Hattie: Mamo Howell "Kauna`oa"
Earrings: Hilo Hattie/ Haoli creations
Lei: Hilo Hattie / Kukui Nut choker
Mamo's Kauna`oa inspiration comes from the loving memories of her past and deep-found roots to her Hawaiian culture. The Kaunaoa print is inspired by a childhood memory of growing up in Kona. In the early morning before sunrise, accompanied by her brothers, Mamo would go to Kahulu'u beach in search of wana (pronounced like vana). It was there, where the Keauhou Beach Hotel now stands, that an orange thread caught her eye. It was almost like a golden blanket covering the lava rocks. Compared to the golden rays of Hawaii's sun, Mamo knew the Kaunaoa was special and featured it in her print so that everyone can see the beauty of the Kaunaoa that captured her heart and transports her back in time to memories of family fun.
T&L Muumuu Factory, Purple/Green/Brown Hibiscus
Earrings: Hilo Hattie
Hair Floral: Kainoa's Creations by Joyce Isabel 808-974-6836, email@example.com
T&L Muumuu Factory, Turquoise Pikake
Earrings: Hilo Hattie/ Hauoli Creations
Lei: Sandy's Creations/Triple Pikake