Elements of Style


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Sets and Styling Conn Brattain | Photography Sue Hudelson | Makeup Ry-n Shimabuku | Hair Dusty James Bolyard | Models Aika Erlandson (Earth/Air) & Thayra Guedes (Fire/Water) of Larson Talent Hawai‘i


Be incandescent in this silk knit Kimberly dress, $625, by and at Maggie Coulombe. Black pavé collar necklace and chain-link bracelet (forged, perhaps, in volcanic fire) are $58 each; black rhinestone barrette ornamenting her shoulder is $34; all by and at Caché. Mexican fire opal and diamonds set in 14k rose gold, price on request, by and at Hildgund.


Any free and breezy sylph would adore Chan Lu’s maxi-tier dress, with its slip and silver-sequin detail, $510 at Imrie. Gold-plated earrings inspired by insect wings, $11 at Mahina. 18k gold-plated Shake pendant with Herkimer diamonds, by Torchlight, $204 at Biasa Rose. Padma & Pickles gold vermeil necklace with bezel-set moonstones, $132 at Cabana. Gold-plated tassel necklace (worn as bracelet), $68, by and at Caché.


Ah, the seductiveness of the well-grounded woman! Brown linen wrap-dress by C. Miya, $150; brass-bead multistrand necklace, $127; brass fringe necklace, $109; all at Indigo Paia. Marie France Van Damme silver lamé maxi skirt, $550 at 22 Knots. Quartz crystal necklace on brass chain, $250, and Tibetan quartz crystal/brass cuff, $250, both by VEGA; agate ring with 14k gold edge, $90, by Jasmine Honey Designs, all at Pearl Butik. Tangerine quartz crystal/14k gold-plated bracelet by Gypsy Feet Gems Maui, $80, and snake earrings by SOL Jewels Maui, $148, at Nuage Bleu. Horn and bronze Ruka necklace (worn as wrap bracelet), $775 at Cabana. Enameled metal flower hair clip by Geisha Fabulous (worn as brooch), $75 at Tamara Catz.


Irresistible as a siren’s song is Hayhay Couture’s navy shark-tooth one-piece swimsuit, $220, at Tamara Catz, Maggie Coulombe, and HayhayCouture.com. X-Marks-the-Spot ring is 14k white gold with diamonds, price on request, by and at Hildgund. Wave Collection in 18k white gold with blue sapphires and diamonds: pendant, $3,834 (on 14k white gold, 16” chain, $247); bracelet, $12,525; and earrings, $7,599, handmade by Lambros, at Lambros Gallery.




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