We scoured Hawai‘i to curate the ultimate guide to living luxuriously. Here are our top style & beauty picks for 2021.
The Roca ring in silver, gold, rose and black from Sheinfeld Rodriguez’s Ore collection.
BEST FINE JEWELRY FOR METEORIC SPARKLE
Based on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, contemporary design studio Sheinfeld Rodriguez molds precious metals into wearable statements on style, using both innovative 3D printing technology and traditional artisanal techniques. “Authentically inspired by ever-shift ing terrain and dramatic waterscapes, [our] jewelry designs are realized by the amalgamation of material elements and avant-garde innovation,” says designer Daniel Sheinfeld.
BEST SHOP FOR SURFINSPIRED SPORTSWEAR
The brainchild of Joseph Serrao, Nāpali Souza and Noah Serrao, Salvage Public takes a modernized spin on sportswear, celebrating “Hawaiian culture, history and style,” the founders say. “In our details is an attentiveness to Honolulu’s connection to the wider world, to a city where people are forever coming and going as they crisscross the Pacific.” Its autumn/winter 2021 collection releases in September. 1170 Auahi St., Honolulu
BEST SKINCARE SOURCED FROM NATURE
Local sourcing, small-batch, handmade products, high-quality ingredients, no harmful chemicals— Ola Tropical Apothecary hits all the natural skincare highlights. Taking cues from Hawaiian healing traditions, favorite products include the coconut deep sea mist and Mana moisturizer. 195 Waikahe Road, Hilo
BEST BOUTIQUE CELEBRATING MAKERS
In this collective, find more than 25 Hawai‘i artists, makers and designers in a thoughtful, curated environment. “The Monarch Collective, named aft er the butterfly and representing transformation, is a living, breathing and ever-evolving entity,” say founders Perri Ricci and Nickoel Martyn. 3682 Baldwin Ave., Makawao
BEST SWIMWEAR WITH ECO-CONSCIOUS STYLE
Made from recycled materials and looking to Mother Earth for guidance, conscious brand Toast Swim serves serious beach style. From classic scoop cuts and bandeau tops to trendy one-shoulder designs and ultrahigh-cut bottoms, the brand’s designs are beautiful in their simplicity.
Kūlia Skincare’s regenerative face serum and revitalizing eye serum brighten the skin
BEST HERO PRODUCT FOR A GODDESS GLOW
“I create skincare products that make an impact on skin and the planet, powered by pure, timehonored plant ingredients and the transformative power of crystals,” says Jasmine Keeney, founder of Kūlia Skincare. With two perfected formulas to enhance your natural glow, Kūlia’s regenerative face serum and revitalizing eye serum are your new go-tos.
Roberta Oaks aloha shirt in Monstera print.
BEST SHOP FOR MODERN ALOHA
Inspired by retro, midcentury Hawai‘i, Roberta Oaks’ aloha shirts take a modern approach to nostalgia. Up next, the brand debuts new print collections for its small-batch, collectible designs. 1152 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu
Acacia Kids Rowe dress
BEST BRAND FOR DRESSING YOUR KEIKI
From favorite Maui swimwear brand Acacia comes childrenswear for your mini. Among the Acacia Kids collection, spot easy-breezy clothing and swim for both boys and girls. Top picks include the Oliver organic jumpsuit, Daisy dress and unisex Lanakai swim tops.
BEST SOURCE FOR RUNWAY LOOKS
Hawai‘i’s home to iconic fashion houses like Chanel, Gucci, Miu Miu and Saint Laurent, Luxury Row is a fashion-lover’s mecca. Discover the latest from Paris and Milan at this collection of high-end boutiques. 2100 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
BEST DESIGNER MAKING WAVES
“Style to me is a personal identity choice that you want to convey,” says designer Matt Bruening. Through his eponymous fashion label, he personifies that objective.
What is the Matt Bruening aesthetic? It’s very much a relaxed yet polished vibe. ... I want people to look and feel good without compromising comfort. I truly believe fashion and comfort can coexist.
How do your pieces represent Hawai‘i through a modern lens? As a native Hawaiian, our ancestors were made up of a lot of makers and creatives. I think it’s my innate and personal obligation to carry on that legacy and to keep creating. ... My past is definitely full for the future of all Hawaiians creating in all forms of media.
Photography by: courtesy of Sheinfeld Rodriguez; Keeney Photo; Paul Strouse; Olivia Iaea; Brandyn Liu