Downtown Honolulu is known as the business district of Oahu, but in recent years it also has become a fun shopping community with trendy fashion boutiques moving in, including House of Aria, which opened in February 2012.
Owner Melody Domingo says she relocated the store, originally located in Pearl City, to 1140 Bethel St. to accommodate a growing clientele from East Oahu.
Kelsey Campbell: Solemio strapless peplum romper in aqua $44 and 'Bottega Veneta-inspired' purse in natural $64
“Our shoppers can expect to find clothing styles that range from casual to cocktail attire,” she says. “We can dress you for any occasion from an everyday outfit to a breezy lunch date or a special occasion dinner/party.”
On the First Friday of every month, House of Aria extends its store hours and holds a trunk show featuring a local designer. The next event takes place June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will showcase B.E.A.D.S. HI, specializing in custom macrame and shamballa bracelets.
“We also are planning to hold our second annual summer fashion show in July,” adds Domingo. “More details will be coming next month, so look out for that.”
Photos by Nathalie Walker
Courtney Arndt: Solemio deep-v sweetheart flare dress in jade $42 and skull jeweled knuckle box clutch in ivory $49
Kelsey Campbell: Audrey 3+1 denim contrast maxi dress in coral $46 and turn-key clutch in nutmeg $42
Kelsey Campbell: Solemio big bow bandeau top in ivory $29, Ellison polka dot scalloped denim shorts $44 and ‘Celine trapezeinspired’ purse in black $54. Hair and makeup for Kelsey Campbell by Brittany Dupee (hair) and Nathalie Kim of Salon Cookie Couture (makeup)
Courtney Arndt: Solemio lace ruffle crop top in ivory $29, Everly floral abstract ruffle shorts in blue $42 and jeweled knuckle box clutch $49. Hair and makeup for Courtney Arndt by Bailee Davis
Megan Wong: Lush strapless cinch waist maxi dress in orchid $44 and turn-key clutch in turquoise $42. Hair and makeup for Megan Wong by Holly Tomita
Megan Wong: Everly chevron abstract layer romper in royal $46
Courtney Arndt: Audrey 3+1 flower power angel dress in mint $42
Kelsey Campbell: Solemio strapless peplum romper in aqua $44 and ‘Bottega Veneta-inspired’ purse in natural $64
Megan Wong: Audrey 3+1 leather contrast corset dress in ivory $44 and leather fur spiked clutch in blue $52