The Aloha Collection was created to honor the journey of my time spent in Hawaii. It serves as a final sendoff and a beautiful closing to an unforgettable adventure. The word aloha, as I've come to learn over the past several years, means so much more than a simple 'hello.'
When I first arrived to Hawaii with just two suitcases and a heart full of wonder, I knew immediately that this island held its own magic. From the luscious mountain ranges to the depths of the blue shores, the island of Oahu captivated me like no other place I had ever been. This was my first understanding of aloha, a welcoming gesture as warm as the sun.
It didn't take long to see that aloha also meant love and respect. The people of this island have received me with a loving embrace, and have treated me like family. The aloha spirit is something so pervasive, it can't be missed.
Finally, aloha is used as a sendoff, a farewell, a last gesture to say goodbye or see you later. Now, at the end of my journey here in Hawaii, I've come to anticipate one last aloha in this latter sense of the word.
It's been three years of blissful island life and sadly the days of living a slow-paced dream will be coming to an end. There are no words to express what Hawaii has meant to me. Having the honor to call this island my home has not only given me the courage to shine light on my creative talents but has also allowed me to experience beauty in its truest form; earth untouched. My collections have always been inspired by Hawaii's natural beauty and the Aloha Collection is no exception to that. I've curated my last and final collection here in Hawaii to honor the magnificent islands in an attempt to give back the gifts that it has given to me. I owe everything to the islands of Hawaii for welcoming me, showing me an abundance of love and sending me off with a warm aloha. As a tribute to a place I've come to love so dearly, I hope you enjoy the Aloha Collection.
Release date: March 11, 2019