i was recently invited out to hilo to cover the mahealani over hilo fundraiser for the american cancer society. it was an amazing, well-catered, intimate, so-not-townie event (in the best possible way). i felt incredibly fortunate to be a part of it. as always thanks to kuha`o and his `ohana for being such gracious hosts.
i shot the mahealani “aloha formal” portion of the evening at the kaikodo building. it included amazing catering, great wine, and a fashion show by sig zane. the fashion show involved the models sharing songs, stories, art, or some combination thereof on pedestals. it was easily one of the coolest, and by far the most intimate fashion shows i’ve shot in years. the after party went down next door at le magic pan, and had the homie adam palumbo and honolulu’s finest dj sssolution holding it down for the hilo crowd.
it was a whirlwind trip…straight off a plane to a benefit dinner/fashion show, then an after party, then back on a plane. it seems like these big island trips go by so quickly. too quickly.