Friday, April 24, 2015

New York Times "36 Hours in Honolulu" features Hana Hou Vintage

Recently, we entertained an awesome crew out in Hawaii to do a feature for the New York Times - perhaps you've heard of this newspaper, it's very well read apparently.

Anyhoo, they just shared the finished vid and it looks great. Cool places in Hawaii and Hana Hou Vintage looks amazing! HHV starts at around 1:30 mark.

Thanks to Erik and his team for making this happen!! Aloha xo

Hana Hou Vintage featured in Honolulu Magazine this month!!

Thank you to Stacey Makiya, Natalie Schack and Brie Thalmann from Honolulu Magazine for featuring Hana Hou Vintage in this month's issue. Go check out the whole issue if you haven't yet. We love the lead line on the its entirety below.

From Honolulu Magazine April 2015 issue.

Repeat Performance

If Molly Ringwald had a dream closet, this would be it. With lively cobalt walls, rows of gorgeously color-blocked clothing and old-school décor, Hana Hou Vintage has the feel of an eclectic boudoir.

The racks are filled with pieces that owner Deb Mascia has been collecting over 30 years of international travel. Step inside and you’re instantly transported back in time. Louis Armstrong croons over the stereo. Black-and-white snaps of screen siren Jane Russell peer out from ornate gold frames.

Currently, Hana Hou’s stock is primarily women’s. Dresses start at $25 and top out at a little over $100. Almost every decade from the ’20s on is represented. We found swingy beaded flapper dresses, a kimono jacket adorned with hand-painted phoenixes and a pair of tangerine-hued bell bottoms.

If you’re looking for local finds, we spotted a few Alfred Shaheen numbers, including a gorgeous shirtdress for $50, a rare treasure indeed. What’s even rarer is that every piece in the store appears to be in stellar condition, with nary an age spot in sight.

The collectibles throughout the store are also for sale, everything from Asian paper umbrellas to sequin pillbox hats (fantastic costume pieces). According to manager Mary McNeill, customers often hunt  for outfits for theme parties. Most recently, a client scooped up an ensemble for a Downton Abbey fête.

Hana Hou Vintage, 35 Kainehe St., 261-2100

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

NEW - Muumuu Heaven Pop-Up Shop at T Galleria

We are OPEN at the T Galleria in Waikiki. What a fun build-out with amazingly talented people from T Galleria and of course our Muumuu Heaven Angels!! They really made a beautiful mini Muumuu Heaven - using 90% recycled materials but 100% amazing...The T Galleria is located at 330 Royal Hawaiian Blvd. It's right on Kalakaua Ave. between Royal Hawaiian Blvd. and Lewers St. (mauka side).

Hope you get a chance to get down to wonderful Waikiki and check it out. It's only there for a short time so don't dally...ALOHA

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jenn Johnson Art Show 2014 at Muumuu Heaven

Hi Everyone. Jenn Johnson's artwork is up and looking great! If you can't make it in, have a looksy here. Could be a fun present to put under the tree for Christmas...please call an Angel at 808-263-3366 for help in purchasing Jenn's art...ALOHA

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Heather Brown Originals at Muumuu Heaven November 2014

If you can't make the show at Muumuu Heaven today (11/13), please call the store to inquire about Heather Brown's original artworks currently on display.  Please call 808-263-3366 for help. Aloha

Friday, September 5, 2014

Zoe Ellenberg Show at Muumuu Heaven

Please see attached for the price list and images from the show. If you're interested, please call the store at 808-263-3366. Aloha xo.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

A video about Lisa's Valises

A nice video visual about Lisa's Valises

New show with Lisa's Valises...January 11, 2014

Here's a bio from Lisa, the artist bringing us Lisa's Valises on January 11th....

Lisa Zatlo Bio

I had an epiphany when I was 40! That suitcases were empty canvases waiting to be painted. I have a very active imagination that often translates to "why not?"

Then after painting a couple of bags in 1999 and traveling with them I was inspired by the joy and human connection that happened at baggage claim. People smiled, started conversations with strangers and were happy after a long trip. So I thought, why not paint some more?

I do have a vision disability. (Fuch's endothelial corneal dystrophy and cataracts in both eyes) but I don't have time or the right attitude to whine about it. Life is too much fun and I love to laugh!

For the the last 6 1/2 years I have been working with my dear friend Angela Poasatiere a talented artist from New York on a handshake and couldn't be more thankful and amazingly blessed. I design the pieces and pick the colors and she lovingly transfers the images onto the suitcases. She is my angel.

Once the pieces are finished they are no longer suitcases, they are now beautiful valises. It's only been this year that I had a duh moment--some people call it an aha! but since it took me 15 years I can't say that.

The Valises are my autobiography. It was kind of shocking and humbling all at the same time. Each of the pieces have a date of conception when I thought up the idea for them and a birthday when they were completed. Some have taken over a decade. I know we all have baggage. I still have baggage that needs a lot of work. But it's nice to know that I have started making some a little more beautiful.

Friday, December 20, 2013

New artworks by Iki Yasuo at Muumuu Heaven - 12/21/13

New artworks by Iki, with an artist's reception on Saturday, December 21st from 2-5pm. We'll have pupu and refreshments and maybe even some Egg Nog...can't wait for Christmas.

Hope you can come by for a looksy on Saturday.

If you can't make it here's a listing and images of Iki's work. Please call Muumuu Heaven at 808-263-3366 to reserve your favorite. ALOHA