Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scarving Artist

Lei ChicWhen surf’s up you’re the number one shredder.
On land, no one tops the way you tear it up on blades or the slopes.

But when it comes to keeping your look current you wipe out every time.

It’s time you ride trend tandem with another surfer girl who’s ripping it in the accessories world.

Former MTV SURF girl and Roxy Quiksilver surf team member Aimee Vogelgesang started looking for a way to create the perfect scarf a few months ago. She found a DIY to creating one out of t-shirts, tweaked the instructions, and began selling her fuller and self-dyed versions at craft fairs and by order under the label Wanko Wanko.

Double up the light cotton loops over a tank for a beachy, cool neckline or layer a few of the soft-washed colors and let them hang long over a tunic and jeans.

Vogelgesang will make custom creations and while you're shopping, check out her corded bracelets made with hexnuts from the hardware store. 

So you can easily go toes to the nose next time you need to barrel into a fashionable look.

Without getting your feet wet.

Wanko Wanko is available at Fashionista's Market Boutique, 1185 Bethel St. and Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St. in Kailua. You can see more of Vogelgesang’s creations on her Facebook page. Message her or e-mail wankowankohi@yahoo.com..

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 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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