Friday, May 21, 2010

Time for a Luau

Luau. Isn't that a great word? The infamous Hawaiian feast featuring traditional music and hula. The favorite dish at these feasts is what gave the luau its name. Young and tender leaves of the taro plant were combined with chicken, baked in coconut milk and called luau.

If you are a purist, leis, Mai Tai's and a  poolside atmosphere would not be found anywhere near a traditional Luau. Originally eaten on the floor and without utensils, the luau took on a different vibe in the 50s and 60s. Often incorporating the Tiki theme, the cheese factor was increased - complete with retro hula girl. What would a Tiki themed bar be without her?

Perfectly retro.

Be inspired this summer and throw a Tiki party! Here are some outfits to help you - and feel free to have a Mai Tai! The purists will just have to deal with it.
All available from Woo Vintage Clothing.

Aren't these great! Loin cloth swim trunks for men!

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