Saturday, January 14, 2017

Last semester I had the amazing opportunity to visit Hawaii for the first time all thanks to the wonderful people from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau! ♥ It was a week long trip where I got to visit the islands of Kauai and Oahu. During my time there, I got to partake in tons of ecotourism-focused activities and had the chance to meet many local and sustainable fashion designers—so yes, it was right up my alley!

At the end of the trip, I left with incredible memories from the things we did and the places I saw, but what stuck with me the most was how deeply people appreciated and respected nature as something we are interconnected to, rather than something we are at odds with. It was with an especially heavy heart that I left to fly back to San Francisco.

But on a brighter note, here is my full guide on everything we did in Hawaii, separated by island—where we stayed, where to eat, what to do, and where to shop sustainably! :) Hope you enjoy and that this may be of use to anyone planning to visit!


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Our last outfit shoot in Hawaii took place at the infinity pool at the Four Seasons Oahu. Nature was definitely on our side because we were blessed with an incredible, watercolor sunset that combined with the surface of the infinity pool, made for some unbelievable shots!

Keep reading for full sustainability details for this look + to see all the shots from this heavenly photoshoot!


Friday, December 23, 2016

We ended our Hawaii trip with a bang, staying at none other than the Four Seasons Oahu! Even better was getting to relax in this resort paradise in an outfit by native Hawaiian fashion designer, Manaola Yap, who was also a wonderful spirit in person :)

Keep reading to discover the beautiful backstory behind Manaola's culturally conscious designs and the unique meaning behind his prints!