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Best of Shopping & Lifestyle 2018

BY The Editors | February 28, 2018 | Feature Features National

Best of Shopping & Lifestyle

BEST UKULELE ARTIST
O`ahu-native Taimane is a musical sensation whose finesse for fingerpicking is reserved for the best ukulele players in the world (like her teacher, virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro). At just 29, Taimane has opened for Chris Isaak, performed with Jack Johnson, and played for the Dalai Lama and George Clooney. Her latest triumph is Elemental, a new album of original tunes fusing her passion for nature and penchant for mysticism. Channeling musical influences from classic rock to Beethoven and Bach, she is a gifted entertainer—all energy and expression. “There are other ukulele players who play minor keys and darker songs, but they don’t dance,” the artist says, laughing. “I can’t stand. I need to move with the music.”

STYLING BY CRYSTAL PANCIPANCI; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY MARIAH MELANIE; ON TAIMANE: SILK MONKEY PRINT JUMPSUIT, $1,350, AT RED VALENTINO, ALA MOANA CENTER; BETHEL SUEDE HEEL, $795, AT JIMMY CHOO, ALA MOANA CENTER; SIMPLE CHAIN CHOKER, $92, BY ETTIKA AT PLANET BLUE, ALA MOANA CENTER; RIO RONDELLE HOOP EARRING, $1,850, CABLESPIRA BRACELET, $1700, CABLESPIRA STATION BRACELET, $1,300, RIO RONDELLE RING, $900, AND RIO RONDELLE BRACELET, $1,500, ALL AT DAVID YURMAN, ALA MOANA CENTER. SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT

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