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Tropical Elegance - The Ranifly Maxi

Winter gets pretty chilly here in Hawaii. The Kona winds blow tiny man-o-wars onto the beach and with them that kind of cold that sinks into your bones, that 70 degree frost that makes you want to build a fire, get in a hot tub, drink cocoa and cuddle. The coconut oil solidifies, need I say more? I moved here unaware of the SUB tropical climes straight from the virtually equitorial Virgin Islands without any winter clothes. I haven't owned a coat in 20+years and maybe 3 pairs of socks in all that time.  When that first temperature dip hit I was in wardrobe crisis and as they say necessity is the mother of invention. I just wanted something i could...

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Plastic Pollution, Fast Fashion & Recycled Fabrics

As awareness of the clothing and fast fashion industry’s environmental impact grows, I wanted to take some time to explore the issues related to fabric and clothing production, identify opportunities for thoughtful consumers, and to also perhaps answer some questions about recycled fabrics. I do not have to reiterate how important it is at this point in time to do all we can personally to reverse global warming and plastic pollution. It can seem that the power to change industry trends is not in your hands but global environmental consciousness is changing rapidly and we are making our way to more sustainable practices on a mass level. The daily barrage of news related to our looming climate crisis is nothing short of overwhelming...

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High Rollers

They have been trending for a hot minute but it took me a while to figure out the perfect sexy and elegant, timelessly flattering yet comfortable high waisted bottom. We like to be trendsetters here but we also need a suit to WORK for you. I love the lines of this most classic creation that just screams FASHION but still allows you to be active as you wanna be. We test drove these babies in Bali...Literally... and then an underwater shoot on the northshore of Oahu.  Comfortable and convertible you can change the height of these bottoms to suit your mood. The high roller comes with an attractive cheeky back but you can always get more coverage if wanted in any...

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OCEANSCAPES

I can barely contain my excitement as we launch our OCEANSCAPES Eco Waterwear collection!!! In what started as a tiny creative spark between ocean going girlfriends to further sustainablity and raise awareness of our out of control plastic consumption has come to its beginning stage of fruition in this evolving collection. A collaboration of artistic expressions, a passion for ocean conservation and a drive to create change is the fuel to our creative fires in shaping a sustainable, ethical, functional waterwear model and future.  As my good friend Kristin was diving into her photographic artivism it was evident to us both that her dreamy oceanscape captures belonged on swimwear. Her beautiful images reflect her unique vision and range between evocative and moody underwater scapes to fantastic...

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FRESH PRINTS

Moving someplace new from the Virgin Islands is super weird as many of you know. My man likes to tell me I am like Eddie Murphy in Coming to America. I learn new things everyday. Like what a garbageman is. I miss sailing and finding parking is a really frustrating new activity. Upswing is after 3 years I can still go to the grocery store and be wildly entertained by the variety and abundance. What a time to be alive. Also I don't know everyone in the store. Living in a city for the first time in my life is really new and exciting as well. I'm a TINY island kind of girl (the island I grew up on is...

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