It’s Wednesday, January 19, the night before the possible Eddie Aukai contest at Waimea Bay here on the North Shore, and I just checked my Facebook page to find out that my dear fashion-savvy acquaintance from my long-gone days of clubbing every weekend at Next Door, Lacy Matsumoto, featured me on her blog. We reconnected during the grand opening of Aloha Aina Boutique at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center last Friday evening.
Check out her unique blog here
It has been great to watch Lacy successfully launch her writing career, stemming from her passion of socializing and her love for anything creative. Lacy captured a photo of me in the store, with some of my more recent designs on, the Lisa earrings, the Laneika bracelet, and a soon-to-be-released necklace…
The boutique opening was an amazing event- lots of great food, and great entertainment by my favorite local musician, Anuhea!
Anuhea has her own signature design in my collection, which I designer for her before the Kokua festival last year. She needed something very stage-worthy, but island style and elegant. I designed a perfect piece for her, which is lightweight and classy, inspired by the beautiful turquoise hues of the ocean- the signature Anuhea earring!
Click here to see the blog I posted about Anuhea’s visit to my jewelry design studio.
One of my besties was there, stylist Tiare Thompson of Shimmer and Lace. She was, of course wearing one of my signature designs, the Lehua earring.
Tiare has her own signature piece in my collection.
My favorite thing about the night was meeting the other designers featured in the “local designers only” store. We shared the feeling of gratitude and pride to have been chosen to share our wearable art pieces in the chabby-chic boutique. It feels great to be a part of a cooperation of local designers, especially in such a prominent tourist shopping destination on Oahu. Aloha Aina Boutique is committed to supporting local designers, and I am committed to supporting them. The owners are amazing, hard-working ladies, and I really appreciate the effort they have put into making their store a success. It is sooo cute!!
Please be sure to stop by and check out Aloha Aina on the 2nd floor of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center if you feel so inclined.