Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cool Girls' Crush

Popular local lines add matching keiki collections

Mini Jolie by Khush

Happy May Day! Or, as we like to call it, 11 days until Mother's Day.

Turns out, we're not the only ones. Several local designers are also gearing up for the big day by launching matching keiki lines that make dressing up total child's play. Below, a look at some upcoming releases (expected to hit stores within the week!) and recent arrivals.

Talk about a match made in heaven.

Mini Jolie by Khush (above)
Little known fact: Khush Clothing actually started as a kids' line back in 2002. Now, designer Patricia Tombini is returning to her roots with a pint-sized collection of shoulder-tie rompers, smocked caftans, flutter-sleeved dresses, and adorable harem pants in soft, tie-dyed fabrics.
$29-$46, coming soon to Mikinola in Koko Marina Center and The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite A-3. Photos: Courtesy Khush Clothing.

Little Gillia

Little Gillia (above)
Gillia's debut keiki collection is perfect for summer: lightweight halter bubble rompers, ruffle hem dresses, and elastic waist harem pants that double as strapless jumpsuits in custom chevron and floral prints.
$44-$88, coming soon to Mikinola and Aloha Aina Boutique in Royal Hawaiian Center. Photos: Courtesy Gillia.

Sisi by Florencia Arias

Sisi by Florencia Arias (above)
Florencia Arias launched a keiki line at the request of her most valued customer: her 5-year-old daughter, Sienna. Brightly printed tees and pants debuted a few weeks ago (perfect for mixing and matching), with colorful sundresses and onesies on the way.
$16, available at Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave., and Mikinola.

Tiare Hawaii Keiki

Tiare Hawaii Keiki (above)
Technically, Tiare Hawaii's keiki line launched last December, but designer Jane Hoskins loved it so much, she just released an expanded collection of breezy drawstring and shoulder-tied ruffle dresses, flutter tunics and pom pom shorts in pastel tie-dyed, chevron and starfish fabrics.
$42-$64, available at Mikinola, Aloha Aina Boutique, and San Lorenzo Bikinis Mother & Keiki, 120 Kaiulani Ave. Photos: Courtesy Tiare Hawaii.

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