5 Things from Local Boutiques and Designers on Our Style Radar for February
Check out the fresh finds on our shopping list for February 2022.
Meet Your Matcha
Inside fashion label Ten Tomorrow’s storefront is where you’ll find Kaimukī’s buzziest new caffeine spot, Daily Whisk Matcha, brainchild of Ten Tomorrow designer Summer Shiigi, Noa Laporga and Angelina Khan (Skull & Crown Trading Co.), and Norm Morya (Kula Threads). Expect classic matcha lattes, made with Uji matcha from Japan, and nutty hojicha lattes, plus fresh twists such as matcha lemonade, matcha liliko‘i soda and matcha lavender lattes, all hand-whisked. The shop also sells custom cups and spouted matcha bowls made by Kaimukī potter Tamiko Claire.
A Fine Line
We can’t get enough of the statement earrings O‘ahu-born Analise Austin has been whipping up for her line Mind’s Eye Collective. Drawing inspiration from nature and the female form, Austin uses an unbroken-wire technique to create captivating silhouettes in glimmering sterling silver and gold.
Left to right: Venus gold-fill earrings, $35, Of Two Minds gold-fill earrings, $73, Tempus 3-Leaf gold-fill earrings, $84, Mori by Art + Flea, South Shore Market, (808) 593-8958, morihawaii.com, @mori_hawaii, minds-eye-collective.com, @minds.eye.collective
A glow-up in a bottle is exactly how we’d describe either of Maui beauty brand Kūlia’s luxurious elixirs. Crafted from nutrient-rich wild plants and organic ingredients—think sandalwood endemic to Hawai‘i Island and melon seed oil from the Kalahari Desert—the nourishing face and eye serums boast mood-boosting scents and even come with amethyst and rose quartz crystals in each bottle to amplify energetic properties.
Kapa‘a boutique Shipwrecked Kaua‘i and Canada label Mai recently teamed up on a swimwear collab that proves it’s hip to be square, with one-pieces and separates featuring a chic checkerboard pattern in subtle sage, mustard and mocha.
The Wall Flowers
It’s a wonder how well local illustrator JT Ojerio captures the essence of our favorite Island flowers. Case in point, the gorgeous new Shell Ginger piece she created for her Aloha de Mele label, noting everything from the plant’s graceful arc and waxy pink-tipped buds to its lava-hued blooms.