Journal - Fashion
This week we want to give the spotlight to one of our amazing stockist — We recently did an exclusive collaboration with Swell.com and are offering our mesh Kaili top in Cafe on their site, as well as gifts with purchase on select styles.
1. Hono Top in Black ($83.95 + gift with purchase)
2. Poema Top in Pebble ($69.95 + gift with purchase)
3. Swell Exclusive- Kaili Mesh Top in Cafe (
$77.95 On sale for $70.16)
4. Coco Top in Black ($83.95 + gift with purchase)
Click HERE to shop all of these styles.
The North Shore has been crazy beautiful, from beach days to late night beach talks and then Saturday the busiest of them all with the Pipe Masters maxing out capacity on the North Shore. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about all the above and I’m not complaining, but sometimes with all the crazy crowds of surfers and spectators from around the world, it’s nice to getaway to the untouched parts of Hawaii where the crowds are few and far. We were able to slip away off the 7 mile miracle to Tropical Dreams with Mahina Alexandar + Brooklyn Hawaii + floral pieces by Ocean Dreamer + coverups by Cassandra Rull . Mahina is a beautiful Hawaiian- I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but it was nothing short of amazing shooting with her. She is wearing the Moorea top/bottom in Peacock Blue & Hina top/bottom in black. Hawaii is unique and the beauty that comes from is even more special.
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If the sea wore a piece of jewelry this summer it would be something from O-Shan’s Summer Bora Bora collection. How appropriate is the name of her collection, Bora Bora and our summer line Tahitian Sunrise. It was a match made in South Pacific dreams.
I got to sit down over my favorite cup of Starbucks coffee and talk story with Shelley and learn more about the story behind O-Shan (Pronounced like ocean). She is an Israel native now living in Hawaii and right before we met up she had just come from a weekend in Kahoolawe volunteering. Rad. And like us, if she’s not designing she can most likely be found surfing Rock Piles or Laniakea on the North Shore.
Here’s some Q&A from Shelley Leemor
The inspiration for your line..
my inspiration for the “Bora Bora” summer collection was the pacific islands of tahiti and bora bora, it is a collection made with the smell of salt water and taste of cold sweet pineapple. The different shades of aqua and teal in the water, bright green palms and the sensation of limitless luxurious vacation.
You mentioned you moved from Israel, tell us more..
I started designing jewelry in the fifth grade, and was selling my merchandise to other girls in school… so when I grew up a little, I attended Bezalel Academy of Art and Design- the most prestigious design academy in israel, and did my B.A in jewelry design.
during my studies I was chosen to go on an exchange program for a semester abroad in australia, where I learned to surf and fell in love with it.
Upon graduating, I moved to costa rica to excel my surfing skills , and opened a little boutique there selling my jewelry and other art by local artists..
After 2 years I returned to Israel , started competing , and won the Israeli surf championship in 2006. A year later I opened my first shop in Tel Aviv. Moving to hawaii is a dream come true. I now design all my jewelry prototypes here, and the manufacturing and distributing is done back in Israel..
Favorite travel destination.. is costa rica-so beautiful and laid back.
Dream destination.. can you guess?? Bora Bora!!! my friends just returned from a 10 day holiday there, I was sooo jealous.
I feel very lucky and blessed to be living and creating in Hawaii, and enjoy every day to it’s fullest. My ideology is that we only live once, so it better be a good one. there is no room for fear of hesitation. you should know what you want, and not be afraid to pursue it!!
Check out her new collection.
PRISM+SoL is a beautiful new jewelry line from Maui, designed by Linda Whigham. It was created by -“Drawing from the ocean, the jungle, and our adventures on the road, we have created a versatile collection – appealing to beach+babes, gypsies, and free spirits alike.” And they definitely got us! We are most obsessed with the long dainty necklaces made of silver & gold ordained with gemstones and crystals. I would wear the Apache+Dream necklace until the day I dropped dead! It is definitely a line worth checking out and you can see their new collection here!
Meet Brooke; Photographer, Creative, Model extrodinaire. And we are lucky to call one of our closest friends. Aside from shooting our campaign for Tahitian Sunrise she is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to fashion photography. The girls got skills. Her portfolio speaks for itself and her ability to capture beauty is bar none. She has an eye that companies seek to work with and models envy to work for. She has launched the careers of many while continuing to provide the world with unprecedented and jawdropping images. When beauty, art, creativity, and aestheic align something in that brain of hers just clicks and voila! To see more of her photography or for inquiries check out her site below!
Photos by: Brooklynhawaii