Ululani Dress Nectarine Pāʻū O Palai

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This Ululani dress features our Pāʻū O Palai design in Nectarine and Peach.

In the story of Pele and Hiʻiaka, the first recorded hula takes place at Haʻena, Keaʻau.  As the sisters are relaxing at the beach, Pele falls asleep and  travels to Haʻena on Kauaʻi to be with Lohiʻau.  For three days and three nights Pele continues to sleep....  Upon her awakening, she asks her sisters to dance for her.  It is Hiʻiakaikapoliopele that obliges.  Her friend Hōpoe taught her the hula, Ke Haʻa La Puna I Ka Makani.  Puna Dances in the Wind!  Soon after, Pele asks her youngest sister to fetch her lover Lohiʻau on Kauaʻi, Pele gives her some tools for protection as she knows the journey will be dangerous.  The Pāʻū O Palai, a skirt of ferns, is one of these tools.  Made of palaʻā ferns, Hiʻiaka used this tool to defend herself against the many enemies of the Pele clan.

Running from the Wailuku river all the way to Lanakila Housing, just past ʻĪpuka Street, Ululani is another street in the Hilo area that sometimes goes off the map before reappearing elsewhere in town.  Glancing at the homes, apartments and even businesses that are located on this street, you will understand the importance!  Some of the oldest framed buildings in Hilo stand on the block between Waiānuenue Avenue and Wailuku Street.  It was called Pleasant Street before being re-named.  This name was chosen for our first Hilo One style as it is all about celebrating!  This party dress is cool, short and sweet.  The highlight of this dress is about framing the upper body.  This sleeveless "yoke" frames the neck and shoulders, and of course the party face.  The decorative placket is sewn down, hinting to fun and style.  Wear it alone or over fitted jeans, and with the highest heels you have....

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99 cm 

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109 cm 

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