Cocktail Dresses for Spring

Spring. The perfect season..not too hot…not too cold. Spring dresses are about getting ready for the warmer, sunny season just around the corner. Gently easing off the heavier winter layers and introducing some much needed floral vibes to our wardrobe.

MENA dresses in light knit or sheer crepes pack a lot of tropical floral punch.

Models wearing MENA Dresses

Models wearing MENA Dresses

Polynesian Beauty on the World Stage


Miss Samoa World, Latafale Auva’a will be proudly representing the Samoa at the Miss World pageant to be held layer this year in China year. Latafale is pictured her in a stunning red MENA gown. We wish her all the best! Photo courtesy of Miss Samoa – World

Miss World Samoa 2015 - Latafale Auva'a

Miss World Samoa 2015 – Latafale Auva’a



We love bananas! We love them green, yellow, baked, cooked in coconut cream, in baked cakes, loaves and in desserts.


They’re also ripe for fashion! This fragrant, lovable fruit has graced many dresses over the years. Here are just a few…

Banana Print dresses

MENA has also depicted the beautiful banana palm in our print designs – they make an awesome statement tropical print. Really makes this shift dress look incredible and standout. View MENA dresses

MENA Banana Palm Print Dress

MENA Banana Palm Print Dress


MENA Design Banana Palm Print Skirt


Pacific Print in Neon

A great statement print with this Neon/Black combo. Effortlessly stylish for that special evening event. Take your pick from a tunic dress, a strapless maxi or a contrast caftan in this very cool print x

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MENA Syliva Dress; MENA Tiare Dress; MENA Italia Dress


Prettiness in a Print

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The perfect print dress for a perfect Spring day. This classic circle cut dress with it’s all over blue foliage print will be awesome for that special luncheon out with family or friends.

IMG_3576aAlso divine in this purple/fuscia print option xx

Flower power

Floral designs have been seen all over the runways and the trend continues into 2013. It can be completely simple, romantic, subtle or feminine, sexy and striking. Whether you like it or not you must admit that every woman looks sensual and seductive wearing it.

Its no secret that we love floral prints, forget small and dainty we prefer big & bold! Our MENA floral pieces will definitely add extra sunshine to your wardrobe. One of our popular prints is flowers on a dark base to give it more of an edge making it fall/winter ready. Your outfit only requires one focal element to pull it together, wear a floral top with jeans or try a pretty floral dress, paired with a blazer which can take you from office to night.

Floral prints are all about having fun with fashion, a good enough reason why the floral trend is one that just won’t go away.


Who are we?

Talofa everyone

MENA is a family run clothing business that started in Samoa back in 2002. The owners and designers of MENA are Mena Loheni and her four daughters Agnes, Jackie, Gina and Charlene.

We are passionate about our business because it ties in everything that we love under one roof.. –  fashion, culture, colour, heritage and of course family!

We want to use this blog to share our thoughts and inspirations behind what we do. We started off making Samoan dresses and Puletasi (two-piece garments). We are now also well known for our resort dresses, cocktail wear and evening dresses in our signature vibrant Pacific prints. We LOVE colour! It’s amazing how a combination of colour, print and a classic silhouettes can immediately enhance your look.

We hope that you will check in with us regularly as we share with you some of the wonderful people, events and experiences we come across in our MENA world.

Agnes xx

The Loheni Family: L to R: Charlene, Jackie, Fepulea’i, Mena, Gina, Agnes