Tropical Trends

When summer is year-round, beach and resort fashions are always in style.


Models: Elyse Marcella & Tara | Photography: Nina Kuna | Art Direction: Cecilia Fernandez Romero | Stylist & Coordinator: Michele Lin | Makeup: Katie Matthews, The Cos Bar | Hair: Marianne Callari, Shear Organics | Shot on location at Honua Kai Resort, Kaanapali

tropical-fashion-1Bird of Paradise

Tara is an exotic beauty in Susana Monaco’s dolman-sleeved tunic dress ($156), accented with RueBelle’s silk-flower cuff ($96) and gold-filled hoops by Nina Kuna ($55), all at Nuage Bleu.



Next to a Maui tan, what could be more lovely than Tiffany & Co.’s 18k-gold starfish pendant ($1,725). Making points above Pompei Beach’s olive bikini ($180 at Imrie), it’s a look we give Five Stars.

tropical-fashion-3You Know You’ve Arrived

. . . when you make your entrance at Honua Kai Resort in  Letarte’s silk belted dress ($272), which Tara pairs with a Tiffany & Co. silver cuff ($1,350), silver pendant ($380), and reversible tote ($595). Elyse Marcella strikes a casual note in her Beautiful People top with cutout shoulders ($148) and James Perse linen slacks ($142), both available at Biasa Rose. Her accessories: Marcia Moran’s agate-slice cuff ($132), Hula Hoops Maui bangles ($70 each) and oval earrings ($80) from Nuage Bleu.


We Can’t Keep It under Our Hat.

We’re nuts about this James Perse V-neck top ($63 at Biasa Rose). For a refreshing look, Elyse accessorizes with Nina Kuna’s gold-filled opihi ring ($55 at Nuage Bleu) and a coconut drink from Olowalu Fruit Stand.

tropical-fashion-5Oceanfront, Top Drawer

After a day of catching rays—and admiring glances—in bikinis by Pompei Beach ($180 at Imrie), Tara dons Letarte’s white crinkle skirt ($176) for a romantic and feminine cover-up, while Elyse takes a sporty turn in Paige Denim shorts ($142 at Nuage Bleu) and James Perse button-down shirt ($171 at Biasa Rose).

tropical-fashion-6What’s Black & White & Gorgeous All Over?

Letarte’s zebra tunic ($218) keeps the fair Elyse from sunburnt shoulders, but she takes the plunge in their one-piece bathing suit ($174), and has gentlemen’s heads swiveling all along North Beach. Hula Hoops Maui oval earrings ($80 at Nuage Bleu), Tamara Catz’s woven sunhat ($38), and Baron & Leeds’ diamond-encrusted Rolex watch (price on request) complete the look-and-look-again.

tropical-fashion-7Photo Finish

Tara and Elyse are picture-perfect in Pompei Beach teal bikini ($180 at Imrie) and gold-embroidered rayon dress ($159 by Tamara Catz). Elyse wears Baron & Leeds’ diamond-encrusted Rolex watch (price on request) and RueBelle earrings ($96, exclusively online at Tara sports an 18k-gold bottle necklace ($475) by Tiffany & Co. We think the Duke would approve.


Baron & Leeds
•  The Shops at Wailea
3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
(808) 874-4900 |
• Whalers Village
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy., Kaanapali
(808) 661-6806 |

Biasa Rose Boutique
104 Hana Hwy., Paia
(808) 579-8602 |

The Cos Bar
The Shops at Wailea
3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
(808) 891-9448 |

93 Hana Hwy., Paia
(808) 579-8303 |

24 Baldwin Ave., Paia
(808) 579-6022 |

Nuage Bleu Boutique
76 Hana Hwy., Paia
(808) 579-9792 |

Shear Organics
2719 Kokomo Rd., Haiku
(808) 344-1877

Tamara Catz
83 Hana Hwy., Paia
(808) 579-9184 |

Tiffany & Co.
The Shops at Wailea
3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
(808) 891-9226 |


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