The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans’ beach scenes are quite different, with one bringing to mind yachting and sailor caps, and the other frolicking under palm trees and sandy shores. But in South America, these differences dissolve into a common love of the flirty beach lifestyle. San Lorenzo Bikinis brings that audacious style to the States, tapping Peru and Brazil’s top designers to craft cheeky, bold beachwear that celebrates life under the sun.
Inside Hawaii’s line of stores, designers dress up mannequins in a mix-and-match assortment of more than 20 bikini styles, each available in a wide range of animal patterns, solid colors, and designs stolen from a mermaid’s trousseau. Taking after the Brazilian style, the shop specializes in cheeky bottoms that show off curves, paired with a choice of tops reminiscent of vintage pinups or outfitted with ultrafeminine ruffles and bows. Designers also string together colorful, striped shells and gems into fashion accessories, allowing sun-worshipper style to extend from the beach to the cubicle.
Noteworthy’s founders, Jay Otaguro, Eric Takemoto, and Jason Kawakami, created their casual menswear boutique to solve a problem they noticed in the local scene: many dapper gents in Hawaii were forced to update their wardrobes by shopping online, traveling to the mainland United States, or hijacking a cargo dirigible filled with designer jeans. Today, thanks to Noteworthy's two stories of hip, contemporary streetwear, dudes can stuff their closets with apparel and accessories from brands such as Comune, Naked & Famous, Standard Issue, and GPPR. The boutique's snazzy, spotlight-filled studio of dark-lacquered hardwood supports a varied collection of items—including pocket Ts, hoodies, jeans, plaid button-ups, and printed T-shirts—that rotates each season.
Pacific Edge Magazine is a guide to the Hawaiian marketplace and business lifestyle. It captures secrets of emerging business leaders, insights on new startups, and tips for whittling palm trees into wooden nickels. In most issues, articles explore and educate readers about entrepreneurs and new or growing businesses. By maintaining this forward-looking vision, the magazine maintains perennial significance—providing a compass for the present, helping professionals to inch toward quarterly goals and complete world domination.
A cell phone on its own is a useful device that also evokes the style sensibilities of its user. For the staff of Revizion Concepts, both factors are equally important and inform the products it sells, from protective cases to accessories that don’t detract from sleek modern phone designs. In that vein, the online shop stocks everything from barely-there cases for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones to screen protectors and charging solutions.