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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 […]
By Sascha Koki The great Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel was recently quoted saying, “it’s never too soon to worry about fashion!” in a fashion book featuring a celebrity baby decked out in Chanel apparel. As a kid, I was lucky to have a fashionable mom who insisted on keeping her children just as chic. Luckily, there are many parents who feel the same way and trendy kid’s fashion is a booming market in America. Listed below, on-trend children’s apparel you can find here in Hawaii. Brother “Beach Cruiser” button up shirt, Lucky Brand Tucker + Tate “Sand ‘n My Trunks” swim trunks, Nordstrom Suede sandals for kids in […]
By Sascha Koki I’m going to be completely honest: I have fabulous and talented friends (#humblebrag). Exhibit A, my gorgeous friend Dixie Rose, co-founder and designer of one of the hippest and most adorable children’s apparel brands based in Hawaii. Dixie is, without a doubt, that girl. You know, the one with the amazingly beautiful looks with matching amazingly beautiful family? Oh, and did I mention that her Instagram feed is full of amazingly beautiful travel pictures? I’m a fan, to say the least. Her brand, Oopsy Daze is launching its newest collection this month and I thought it best to turn to her for advice on how to […]
By Sascha Koki My family and I LOVE the beach and sun—all the more reason why I’m a stickler for proper sun protection at all times! But we’re not perfect and staying out in the sun all day will take its toll. When that happens, I turn to my arsenal of great after sun care for every family member including my baby nephew, my tween-age sister and my surfer mom. Listed below are a few before and after sun care essentials to help minimalize any damage for the whole family. Boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask, Sephora What it does: A peel-off mask that instantly cools and hydrates. Great […]