Native Hawaiian Model Keau Fey at Golden Hour

We’re living for this delicate, kalo-shaped leaf top worn by Fey and available at Loewe at Ala Moana Center.
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino


The paper-thin texture, organic heart shape and lifelike vein patterns give major Hawai‘i vibes. Our model, Keau Fey, who is Native Hawaiian and a lover of squid lū‘au, is obsessed with this look and shares what it’s like to be a minority in the modeling world.


“Being Native Hawaiian means having a welcoming energy, love of nature and deep connection to our ancestors and traditions,” Keau Fey says. “It’s often a conversation starter when meeting new people. I love to educate them about our culture and land. The core values of the lifestyle—humility, honesty, responsibility, caring for family—have played a huge role in how I live my life and are responsible for the decisions I make for work. So far, as a model, I’ve felt like I’ve had more opportunities being Native Hawaiian. Luckily, I’m living in a day and age where having a culturally rich background is celebrated and people like to see diversity, especially locally owned brands.”


Top, $1,300, Ala Moana Center, (808) 207-6554,, @loewe.