Designer Showcase to Feature Alohiwai Clothing & AO Organics Hawai‘i
Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort invites the public to a local Designer Showcase Event at Olivia Clare Boutique, Saturday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Women designers and their businesses will be featured in a fun, relaxed social setting, with pūpū and wine.
Olivia Clare Boutique owner-operator Audrey Frydenlund has a major passion for handcrafted and eco-friendly products that are made in Hawai‘i.
“I wanted to host an event that brought other women owned businesses together to celebrate and support each other,” Frydenlund said. “It’s like a Girls Night Out. Come let us spoil you with food, drinks, a flower photo wall, shopping, and more, while we celebrate these enterprising local wahine.”
In the spotlight:
Yari Rogers of Alohiwai Clothing grew up in the Puna District with a great love for flowers, colors, fashion and surfing. When a serious knee injury slowed her down, she discovered a new calling—working with recycled fabric and sun dyes. Each of her garments is hand printed using multiple screens, produced in small batches and hand sewn with quality and eco friendly materials.
“Yari captures the beauty of Hawai‘i in her designs,” says Frydenlund. “Women wear them with pride. It’s like collecting art.”
AO Organics Hawai‘i owner Chelsa Davis creates 100% natural skin products and reef safe, chemical-free sunscreens. Davis’ rose gold tanning oil and reef-safe sunscreen sticks have been a must-have hit this summer. Cheyenne Bianchini of Yemaya Designs is a one-woman operation, located in Hilo. Since 2010, she has been focused on creating unique jewelry from mixed metals, semiprecious gemstones and shells from local beaches. Much of her work is one-of-a-kind or limited-edition to keep her brand unique. Since Bianchini and Frydenlund met at the Merrie Monarch Festival, her designs have been customer favorites at Olivia Clare Boutique.
Food for the event will be provided by Waimea-based Chef Jess Kaula of Hawai‘i Island Picnics & Provisions. Kaula specializes in colorful grazing boards, gourmet platters, feast tables, luxury picnics, and lovingly curated gift baskets.
“Jess prepares the most beautiful food creations I’ve ever seen,” said Frydenlund. “It’s not only beautifully put together, but all locally sourced from Big Island farms and other locally owned businesses.”
Admission to the Designer Showcase Event is free, and the first 20 customers receive 20% off their total purchase.
For more information, visit oliviaclareboutique.com.
Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors
and kama‘āina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping
opportunities, services and great food, along with live music, movies under the stars,
weekly hula performances, and seasonal celebrations. For more information, visit
www.QueensMarketPlace.net or call 886-8822.