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Best moments @ the Bruno Mars concert

Best moments @ the Bruno Mars concert

April 21, 2014 by Amanda Stevens and Tyson Joines

Nonstop Honolulu's Amanda Stevens and Tyson Joines both were among the lucky thousand who snagged tickets to Bruno Mars' Friday concert at Blaisdell Center More »

Substance in Style: Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens has a passion for writing about inspirational or cause-driven fashion, art and entertainment. She's a former newspaper columnist with more than 10 years of experience in public relations and is currently a fund development professional with a heart for the community.
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Night Market fashion show: Issa de’ mar

Night Market fashion show: Issa de’ mar

April 20, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Honolulu Night Market was aptly themed Recharge with its new location on Cooke Street Saturday, and offered a fresh element to the fashion show layout, sans the runway and stage

Fashion producer Lynne O’Neill rules the runway

Fashion producer Lynne O’Neill rules the runway

April 17, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

O’Neill’s reputation as a New York Fashion Week producer is so epic that Margaret Cho played a colorful version of her in an episode of “Sex and the City”

Honolulu Night Market fashion

Honolulu Night Market fashion

April 15, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

This morning on KHON, as part of our regular segment, Nonstop’s Amanda Stevens appeared with Marissa Eveland of Issa de’ mar

Review: ‘How to Fight in Six Inch Heels’

Review: ‘How to Fight in Six Inch Heels’

April 6, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

There’s a good balance of laughter, light intrigue and sweet moments in this film, so you don’t have to be a fan of haute couture to appreciate it

Tori Richard grand opening

Tori Richard grand opening

April 3, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Tori Richard celebrated the grand opening of its new Ala Moana store last night

Uno de 50 — Mediterranean collection

Uno de 50 — Mediterranean collection

March 28, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Uno de 50′s new Jewels of the Mediterranean collection was highlighted last weekend during an in-store fashion show at Ala Moana Center

H&M: VIP preview & review

H&M: VIP preview & review

March 27, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

More than 800 people attended Wednesday’s VIP preview for H&M, which officially opens its doors in Waikiki today at noon

H&M sneak peek

H&M sneak peek

March 26, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

The new H&M in Waikiki — the first H&M outlet in Hawaii — officially opens to the public Thursday at noon. But on Tuesday, I got an early tour

Spring trends at Shop a Le‘a

Spring trends at Shop a Le‘a

March 24, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Amos Kotomori styled and produced yet another set of fabulous fashion shows this year bringing to life the best trends of spring 2014

On the Cusp of spring fashion

On the Cusp of spring fashion

March 22, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Pink hues, bold geometric patterns and the ever-so-elegant white on black, these spring trends were showcased at the On the Cusp instore shopping soiree at Neiman Marcus

UH Manoa Costume Collection

UH Manoa Costume Collection

March 18, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Students from the University of Hawaii Manoa’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Program on Sunday conducted a group exhibition coinciding with the UH Manoa Museum Day

A look at Honolulu’s urban street chic

A look at Honolulu’s urban street chic

March 5, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Honolulu street style was recently captured in a book bearing the same name

Party pics: Elite at The Trump

Party pics: Elite at The Trump

March 3, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

On Saturday, Elite at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki relaunched, reinvigorating one of the city’s chicest monthly events

Did this: Red Dress Gala

Did this: Red Dress Gala

March 3, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

The first annual Red Dress Gala, a benefit for the Life Foundation, took place this past Saturday at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

Kyle Kagamida: Stylist for the stars

Kyle Kagamida: Stylist for the stars

February 28, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

We caught up with the Hawaii native as he ramps up for his second Oscars

Jared Allen helps wounded warriors

Jared Allen helps wounded warriors

February 24, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

At the Helping Heroes Hawaii Golf Tournament, golfers played alongside a mix of professional athletes and business leaders for a great cause

Pashma in Waikiki

Pashma in Waikiki

February 18, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Pashma — a brand known around the world for its lux textiles, scarves and wraps — has opened a store at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Fashion Showcase by Illest and Puffer Hawaii

Fashion Showcase by Illest and Puffer Hawaii

February 16, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

At Saturday’s Honolulu Night Market, fresh urban looks from Illest and Puffer Hawaii were showcased on the runway

Sneak peek: Fashion Art Cards @ Honolulu Night Market

Sneak peek: Fashion Art Cards @ Honolulu Night Market

February 14, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Hawaii Fashion Incubator, Na Mea Hawaii and Street Grindz will be debuting new Art Cards at Saturday’s Honolulu Night Market

New York Lux grand opening

New York Lux grand opening

February 6, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Last night, New York Lux designer boutique celebrated its grand opening at Ward Centre

Honolulu Fashion Week unveiled

Honolulu Fashion Week unveiled

February 1, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Honolulu Fashion Week, a mega fashion convergence between Honolulu Magazine and Japan Fashion Week, was announced Friday night

Dior opens new Waikiki boutique

Dior opens new Waikiki boutique

January 31, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

Dior’s new Waikiki boutique, which held its opening Thursday night, lived up to the label’s reputation for elegance, luxury and beauty

Did this: 2014 NFL Pro Bowl

Did this: 2014 NFL Pro Bowl

January 28, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

At Sunday’s Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, it was clear the new unconferenced format added a fresh element

St. Jude and Warren Moon Hall of Fame Reception

St. Jude and Warren Moon Hall of Fame Reception

January 24, 2014 by Amanda Stevens and Tracy Chan

Football legend Warren Moon and fellow Pro Bowl Hall of Famers gathered at Morton’s Steakhouse as part of a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

East Meets Beach – Maia Resort Collection

East Meets Beach – Maia Resort Collection

January 21, 2014 by Amanda Stevens

The highlight of the evening was the Sunset poolside fashion show

Buy local: Last-minute gifts

Buy local: Last-minute gifts

December 24, 2013 by Amanda Stevens

If you’re still looking for last-minute Christmas gifts, there are lots of options not just to complete your list, but to support local businesses

Pinch of Salt for the Holidays December

Pinch of Salt for the Holidays December

December 16, 2013 by Diane Seo and Amanda Stevens

Despite Sunday’s early afternoon rain, Pinch of Salt for the Holidays had its second successful run this season

La Revolution 2013 fashion benefit

La Revolution 2013 fashion benefit

November 19, 2013 by Amanda Stevens

La Revolution 2013, a Fashion Benefit for the Life Foundation held Saturday at Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, raised more than $1,400

Governor’s Fashion Awards

Governor’s Fashion Awards

October 31, 2013 by Amanda Stevens

The who’s who of Hawaii fashion were gathered at the Governor’s Fashion Awards Wednesday evening at The Modern Honolulu

Local styles showcased at Royal Hawaiian Center

Local styles showcased at Royal Hawaiian Center

October 26, 2013 by Amanda Stevens

It was all about highlighting the talent of local designers during the Hawaii Designer Fashion Show at Royal Hawaiian Center

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