Aloha again! I'm excited to share part two from my Hawaii trip with you. I was literally twirling with happiness from this trip, especially this part. #girlpower Before going to Hawaii I knew I wanted to reach out to some amazing photographers to work with for content on my new blog and I also thought it would be cool to work with some local entrepreneurial women and their brands/businesses. This trip taught me something, don't be afraid to ask, when you have an idea or feel inspired to do something- do it! I've always been the type that isn't afraid to ask but this endeavor in particular showed me the power we have at our finger tips in this generation. Social media is an amazing tool to connect with so many different people, places, things all over the world and we should use it. So happy that I did. I used hashtags, #honoluluphotographer, #honolulujewelry, #honoluluboutique etc. I reached out to different people and it led me to cross paths and create with a beautiful and talented group of women in Hawaii.
These fun & flirty photos were taken by the talented, Bailey Makaimoko (baileymakaimokuphoto.com) at the lovely Royal Hawaiian Hotel! I found this hotel on instagram and knew I wanted to shoot here instantly. Obviously because 1. it's pink 2. it's gorge! Turns out this is where my Mom stayed when she visited Honolulu over 30 years ago in the 80's. I had no idea! I definitely want to go back and stay here. I love the colorful, airy & effortless look of Bailey's photography. Follow her beautiful work on instagram @baileymakaimokuphoto.
Betty x Joe is a "happy boho, jungalow boutique" located in Kailua (Honolulu, County). The sweet owner Lynn was kind enough to open up her doors to us to create some beautiful content. The boutique not only offers trendy, island style clothing + locally made accessories, Lynn also offers a beautiful array of houseplants which gives the boutique such a wonderful vibe. You can shop the boutique online here shopbettyxjoe.com and follow along on instagram for new arrivals @bettyxjoe. We sure didn't leave without purchasing some goodies.
The beautiful jewels I'm wearing are from Yu|Mono Design. Each piece is handcrafted by Keiko in her home studio in Honolulu. I loved reading about the meaning behind her jewelry line on her site, where you can shop the pieces yumonodesign.com. Follow along @yumonodesign to see more of her beautiful designs to come. Big thanks to Keiko for connecting me with Lynn from @bettyxjoe & Thuy from @vi.vintage.co.
We also had the pleasure of meeting Thuy, the founder of Vi Vintage Co a new vintage company who's focus is to "give new life to vintage found in Hawaii." Torii loved these pants so much she purchased them. Shop unique vintage finds at vivintageco.etsy.com and follow along on instagram @vi.vintage.co.
Big thank you to Achlene for shooting the fabulous photos for this #girlpower collab! See more of her amazing photography work at achlenewong.com and follow her instgram @photosbyachlene. I love seeing the unique & vibrant shoots that she does!
Thank you again so much to all of these amazing women mentioned in this post. It was such a pleasure meeting all of you. Keep doing your thing because each one of you has so much to offer. It is an inspiration when women are creating and pursuing their passions on their own and even more so when we all come together to celebrate it. Can't wait to cross paths again. #GIRLPOWER
See behind the scenes of these fun shoots, meet the awesome women I got to collaborate with and more from part two of my trip in the vlog below!
Thank you for coming along and please ask any questions you have down below. I highly recommend visiting Honolulu and can't wait to go back again! More travels coming soon. :)
Love, Light and Glam,