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By Sascha Koki If you’ve grown up, have lived or just visited Hawaii in October, you’ll know that Halloween is kind of a big deal here. The warm weather doesn’t exactly scream fall but that doesn’t stop us from throwing Halloween parties all month long. Get inspired to host your own ghoulish fête with my personal shopping list for this year’s Halloween décor and party accessories! Find It: 1. Halloween Bone Wine Corkscrew, William-Sonoma 2. Black Premium Plastic Wine Glasses, Party City 3. Halloween Bottle Labels, Party City 4. Halloween Skull Candle, William-Sonoma 5. Halloween Claw Metal Candy Bowl (Tall), Target 6. Halloween Top Hat Headband, Pier […]
By Sascha Koki My mother swears by Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and for good reason. After years of seeing how she’s rarely ever out during flu season (even when everyone else around her drops like flies), I finally took notice and began seriously looking in to this wonder vinegar. As potent at its scent may be, this certified organic, non-GMO apple cider vinegar (or ACV for the diehard fans) actually does wonders for the body both inside and out. Here are a few ways you can keep healthy and look good with a simple bottle of vinegar. Drink it Ingredients: 1 tbsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar 1 cup […]
By Sascha Koki Ladies, it’s about time we had The Talk. And by that I mean have an intimate tête à tête about your intimates. I’ve long lived by the saying “underwear can make or break your outfit,” and it’s true. Now, I know that sometimes (okay, maybe most of the time) you’d rather wear the practical and big thing (read: granny panties) over the uncomfortable but cute thing any day. Luckily, keeping your underclothing looking stylish and working for you has never been easier. Listed below are a few favorites, where to find them and when to wear them. Adventure Kensie “Kimberly” Stripe bralette, Nordstrom When to wear […]
By Sascha Koki With the Aloha Festivals comes the big and exciting Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a, a block party that stretches down several blocks of Kalakaua Avenue where hula, music and great local food come together for a night of celebration. Here’s some outfit inspo to keep you looking chic yet comfortable for your night out. “Kahinahina” backless Jumpsuit, Salt Liko http://www.saltliko.com “Hawaii” and Pineapple pendant necklaces, Thread & Stone http://www.thread-and-stone.com Sliced Diamonds and Pavé ring, Padma & Pickles http://www.padmaandpickles.com Tylie Malibu fringe bag in black, We Are Iconic 1236 Waimanu St., Ste. B (808) 462 – 4575 http://shopweareiconic.com “Uleilla slide in black, ALDO Ala Moana Center […]
By Sascha Koki Blog Tomorrow is First Friday! For those who’ve never experienced this, it’s an excuse to go out and enjoy Honolulu’s nightlife. My favorite outing look highlights my eyes for a flirty yet fun look that’s appropriate for bar-hopping in Chinatown or hitting up a hip nightclub for a #GNO (girl’s night out. I turned to my friend and professional Hair and Make-up artist, Melody Levy for a step-by-step on perfecting the Smokey eye with a bronze twist. Click on the link below for a video with tips and tricks featuring our gorgeous model, Ellie and the ever talented (and beautiful!) Melody. LINK HERE: http://youtu.be/6Ic-BOvYU3w […]
By Sascha Koki It’s hot, she’s been swimming all day and you’ve got half an hour before your dinner reservations! Travelling with kids can be a challenge but maintaining family chic-ness doesn’t have to be. Keep her hair off her neck with a fun and easy hairstyle that works with wet and/or messy hair. Click on the link below for a full how-to by locally based professional Hair & Make-up Artist Melody Levy. “This hairstyle was inspired by the famous ‘Katniss braid’ from The Hunger Games movie,” says Levy. “I became very familiar with it while working on the set.” Bonus points if you do a mommy and me […]