Flights of Fancy
Trends from the 80s that are on the way back: neon colors, big shoulders, leggings.
At least feathered hair is still out.
Not so fast.
Check out HuluWuwu, a line of handcrafted feather accessories made by local girl Danielle Bolton, a former flight attendant who is just spreading her wings as a designer.
Bolton pairs gorgeous goose, peacock, rooster and macaw feathers, once reserved for Hawaiian royalty, with beautifully crafted silk flowers, Swarovski crystals, shells and semi-precious stones to create one-of-a-kind hair clips and earrings.
Take the Waikiki, a stunning leather-backed hairclip made from a tangerine hued silk orchid topped with a single peacock quill and a curly, fuchsia-dyed plume.
Or the 14K gold-filled Honua earrings, a mix of peacock and emerald green rooster feathers adorned with brown jasper stones and Swarovski crystals.
The real feather in Bolton’s cap though, is blending fashion’s current bohemian chic vibe with just the right touch of classic, retro Island glamour.
A combination sure to have you looking fly.
HuluWuwu is available online at www.huluwuwu.etsy.com and on the Big Island at Purple Eye, 28-1690 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Honomu. For more info, call 808.990.3086.
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Permalink