Model Minority Fashion Exposition (2013)


MMFE, LLC brought fashion-related entrepreneurs to high school students outside of the Honolulu area. In Honolulu, free public screenings planned for industry-related documentaries were at public venues during Hawai’i Fashion Month 2013 to inspire and embrace individuality and uniqueness. MMFE 2013 was a year for market research covering all aspects. [Check category ‚MMFE‘ for more information (see left).]

High School Programs:

Mahalo to Amber Andrade and Suzette Kahana of Kalapaki Girl Dezigns. Photo by Shana Okuda.

Mahalo to Amber Andrade and Suzette Kahana of Kalapaki Girl Dezigns. Photo by Shana Okuda.

MMFE presented Kalapaki Girl Dezigns, social enterprise as a career option, interviewed local apparel designer rumi murakami of soft and modern tailoring, and introduced personal retirement accounts to Kailua High and Kahuku High students.

Monday 30. September 2013, 11am – 2pm at Kailua High School. Theme: How to financially plan for your future, OR Do what you need, to do what you want. Mahalo to Kelley Espinda, Tracey Jeffers, and Stacie-Anne Ohta.

Tuesday 1. October 2013, 11am-12:30pm: Kahuku High School, Fashion Industry Program. Mahalo to Wendy Wells and Cecile Oshima.

Fashion-Relating Film Screenings:

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Mahalo P.O.V.

P.O.V. partnered with MMFE to bring documentaries with a Point Of View, and introduced two films for youth exploring fashion and modeling as careers.

Mahalo to Senator Will Espero, Co-Chair of Hawai'i Fashion Month, and Marlene Uesugi. Photo by Shana Okuda.

Mahalo to Senator Will Espero, Co-Chair of Hawai’i Fashion Month, and Marlene Uesugi. Photo by Shana Okuda.

rsz_girl_model_-_posterrsz_picresized_1379056517_picresized_1379056048_theFilm Screenings of „Girl Model“ on Friday 11. October 2013, noon-3pm in Hawai’i State Capitol Rotunda; and „The World Before Her“ on Tuesday 22. October 2013, 6-8pm in Mission Memorial Auditorium.

Mahalo to Scott Goto of the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts. Photo by Shana Okuda.

Mahalo to Scott Goto of the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts. Photo by Shana Okuda.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: MMFE hosted Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® to benefit the Domestic Violence Action Center of Hawaii on Friday 18. October 2013, 11am-3pm.

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Mahalo James Hisano of Hawai’i State, Central Services Division.

Location for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: Check-in or register at Hawai’i State Capitol Lawn, Punchbowl Street, under the trees on makai side of parking entrance.

The Course: The one-mile course starts at 'Iolani Palace grounds on S. King St., travels through central downtown Honolulu, and ends on State Capitol grounds on Punchbowl. Ewa on S. King St., mauka onto Fort Street Mall. On Fort Street Mall, Diamond Head-side onto S. Beretania St. On S. Beretania St., makai onto Alakea St. On Alakea St., Diamond Head-side onto S. Hotel St. On S. Hotel St., mauka onto Richards St. From Richards St. Diamond Head-side until S. Beretania St. On S. Beretania St., Diamond Head-side, then makai onto Punchbowl St.

The Course: The one-mile course starts at ‚Iolani Palace grounds on S. King St., travels through central downtown Honolulu, and ends on State Capitol grounds on Punchbowl. Ewa on S. King St., mauka onto Fort Street Mall. On Fort Street Mall, Diamond Head-side onto S. Beretania St. On S. Beretania St., makai onto Alakea St. On Alakea St., Diamond Head-side onto S. Hotel St. On S. Hotel St., mauka onto Richards St. From Richards St. Diamond Head-side until S. Beretania St. On S. Beretania St., Diamond Head-side, then makai onto Punchbowl St.

Agenda: 11am: Check-in or register at Hawai’i State Capitol Lawn, Punchbowl Street, under the trees on makai side of parking entrance . 12pm: ‚Iolani Palace grounds for Royal Hawaiian Band performance (Join RHB audience discreetly and prepare for walk with women’s shoes and signs.).

MMFE partnered with the Royal Hawai'ian Band to do a flash mob to kickoff the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser. Mahalo to Clarke Bright, Conductor of the Royal Hawaiian Band, and Susan Ishida. Photo by Shana Okuda.

MMFE partnered with the Royal Hawai’ian Band to do a flash mob to kickoff the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser. Mahalo to Clarke Bright, Conductor of the Royal Hawaiian Band, and Susan Ishida. Photo by Shana Okuda.

1pm: Before walk begins, please help RHB with putting folding chairs away in appreciation for enabling the WMHS announcement. (During walk, take time to share DV information and answer questions.). 2pm: Walk concludes with photo-ops. 2:30pm: Video interviews and sharing experiences. 3pm: MMFE’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® concludes. Domestic Violence Awareness Month: October is both Hawai’i Fashion Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. MMFE was proud to partner with the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee to host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® and proceeds benefited the Domestic Violence Action Center. rsz_dvacView the O’ahu DVAM Calender 2013: kNOw MORE.

View of Hawai’i State Capitol Building (upper left building with columns) from Legal Assistance Center of Hawai’i State Bar Association, corner of Alakea and Hotel Streets, Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i. Video is of the Honolulu Mayor’s Proclamation that takes place in Meeting Chambers of Honolulu Hale.

MMFE thanks Dr. Amy Cuddy for granting permission to feature her 2011 Power Poses POP! Tech talk.

Thanks also to Adam Boome for granting permission to feature his Secrets of the Superbrands (Fashion). A special „Mahalo nui loa“ to a special someone for limitless Support, unconditional love and belief in my Vision.

MMFE 2013 lead to the research and development of PLAN: Game, a board game for those on autopilot and anybody else still seeking.

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