Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Flights of Fancy

Trends from the 80s that are on the way back: neon colors, big shoulders, leggings.

At least feathered hair is still out.

Not so fast.

Check out HuluWuwu, a line of handcrafted feather accessories made by local girl Danielle Bolton, a former flight attendant who is just spreading her wings as a designer.

Bolton pairs gorgeous goose, peacock, rooster and macaw feathers, once reserved for Hawaiian royalty, with beautifully crafted silk flowers, Swarovski crystals, shells and semi-precious stones to create one-of-a-kind hair clips and earrings.

Take the Waikiki, a stunning leather-backed hairclip made from a tangerine hued silk orchid topped with a single peacock quill and a curly, fuchsia-dyed plume.

Or the 14K gold-filled Honua earrings, a mix of peacock and emerald green rooster feathers adorned with brown jasper stones and Swarovski crystals.

The real feather in Bolton’s cap though, is blending fashion’s current bohemian chic vibe with just the right touch of classic, retro Island glamour.

A combination sure to have you looking fly.

HuluWuwu is available online at and on the Big Island at Purple Eye, 28-1690 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Honomu. For more info, call 808.990.3086.

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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