Tagged: fashion

Photo Shoot: Lava Lust

hiluxury-paloma7web

In April I was lucky enough to fly to Kona – not once but twice –  to scout and shoot on the lava fields and black sand beaches of the Big Island. Kona’s terrain can be unforgiving: miles and miles of razor-sharp blackened ground, radiating unrelenting heat, that lead to a coastline buried in a thicket of thorny kiawe trees. In the past, it was not my favorite of Hawaii destinations, but I’ve come to appreciate its hidden beauty. Plus the day shooting Kona-native and charmer Paloma Field in the latest swim fashions could not have been more of a breeze. Here are some of my favorite outtakes from the shoot, now featured in HILuxury’s latest issue.

Model: Paloma Field at Niche Models and Talent, Hair/ Makeup: Kecia Littman, Hair/ Makeup Assistant: Nalei Lacio, Styling: Yushing Ting

hiluxury-paloma5webhiluxury-paloma2webhiluxury-paloma4webhiluxury-paloma3webhiluxury-paloma6webhiluxury-paloma1webhiluxury-paloma9webhiluxury-paloma8web

Photo Shoot: Natural Beauty

naturalbeauty-alexkate-black11web

I’d love to share one of my latest shoots, now featured on The Edit Hawaii. Take one visiting Aussie babe, one (semi) quiet shore at sunset, and a bag full of sheer and sexy neutral colored beach essentials and you’ve got yourself castaway magic. It’s a corner of Oahu I see almost every day but never fails to be spectacular.  Special thanks to model Alex Kate Knight, a blogger in her own right, for being such a pro and game for anything after a long week of shooting another job!

Model: Alex Kate Knight at Muse NYC, Makeup: Jasmine Mullins, Hair: Julia Kim, Photo Assistant: Melissa Williams, Photography and Styling: moi!

naturalbeauty-alexkate-white4web naturalbeauty-alexkate-maroon3web naturalbeauty-alexkate-swim1web naturalbeauty-alexkate-hat3web naturalbeauty-alexkate-black9web naturalbeauty-alexkate-swim2web naturalbeauty-alexkate-wood2web naturalbeauty-alexkate-black5web naturalbeauty-alexkate-bikini1web naturalbeauty-alexkate-creme9web naturalbeauty-alexkate-creme5web naturalbeauty-alexkate-black7web naturalbeauty-alexkate-bikini4web naturalbeauty-alexkate-white7web  naturalbeauty-alexkate-wood6web naturalbeauty-alexkate-creme1web

 

Photo Shoot: Blue Crush

70shawaiiana-lohelani-ijfkeridgley

It’s officially been 6 months since my last post and I have no excuse except for a busy summer. Eek! With the rains and cool weather on the way, I’ll give you a little summer reboot with a series I did during the never-ending heat wave that engulfed Hawaii all summer. Shot at my favorite spots on the way to the North Shore – from Chinaman’s Hat to Pupukea – we were blue crushing it all day in retro 70s surf attire. Now featured on The Edit Hawaii.

Models: Lohelani Hicks at Larson Models and Talent and Taneka Stephens at Premier Models, Beauty: Kecia Littman, Photo Assistant: Melissa Williams

70shawaii-web470shawaii-web1070shawaii-web770shawaii-web170shawaii-web270shawaiiana-taneka-green1web70shawaii-web670shawaii-web570shawaii-web370shawaiiana-taneka-tribal2web

Zara promises color for summer

Isn’t anyone else tired of gray jeans- leather jacket – combat boot combo so loved by New Yorkers? Today my outfit insisted it was summer, while the weather said otherwise. Despite knowing there was 100% chance of rain (and wearing ballet flats anyway: bad move), I powered forth with my vision and rocked a hot pink silk blouse with a red blazer and aqua belt. I was inspired by the newest Zara collection:  a much needed color-saturated respite from the black and gray NYC streets. This brand was a favorite of mine when living in Sevilla, and I rediscovered why I loved them with their spring/summer collection of bright colbalts, fuschias, and emeralds. I want it all, all, ALL! A few of my favorites: