MikiNola is a girl with a split personality, edgy but sweet, nice but naughty. The girl who wants to dress whichever way she feels, good or bad, this girl leads by example and everyone wants to follow...
My dream Tree HOuse
If I had one wish I would live here for the rest of my life, assuming that there aren't too many wild animals roaming around and the mosquitoes don't like to bite. This awesome tree house is somewhere in the jungles of Bali.
I Think I "Need" This...
SEE BY CHLOÉ Poya vintage leather messenger bag was sitting oh so nicely on the Nordstrom table next to these Elizabeth & James wedges that I also wouldn't mind having as well.
GOTTA LUV ME SOME MINKPINK
Model: Justine Edwards Photos: Mark Ramelb Styling: Dara Special thanks to The Butik for the accessories, all of these items will be for sale on www.justmikinola.com
MinkPInk Domino Effect Tee
Happy V-Day everyone!!! So, Justine was on her way to an auditon and we decided to put this easy look together; wearing MInkPink's Domino Effect Tee (for sale on ebaystore), suspender shorts from Japan, sheer heart stockings from Forever 21, and awesome Sabre sunglasses. Good Luck Justine!! I hope you book the role!!!
SOUTH by Andy South
Behind the scenes photoshoot for Andy South's lookbook, the rice bag warehouse couldn't have been a more perfect location!! Before we left for the shoot, I took a few pics of Andy's studio because I could not take my eyes off that chain vest. It hung perfectly on the mannequin as the sunlight shined through the window. BTW those Jeffrey Cambell wedges will be for sale on my ebay store!! I'll keep you all updated!!!
Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot at The Bungalows
So much fun today at Ke Iki Beach Bunglalows out North. It couldn't have been a nicer day for a quick photoshoot on the beach, laying out on the hammocks, while watching the swells come in. Today was one of those days, that made me realize how lucky I am to be living in Hawaii Nei. Model: Justine Edwards Photographer: Joel Photographer's Assistant: Silas Stylist: Dara
Day at The Open Market
I love the open market, you never know what you're going to find there. Luckily it's up the street from my house, so Justine and I decided to wake up early on a Saturday morning to enjoy the fresh food, flowers, and a whole lot of people. Justine is wearing an Olsen Maxi Dress from MinkPink, I paired it with a few vintage pieces from my closet, and of course completed the look with Jeffrey Campbell Litas in tan suede. The dress and bag will be sold on ebay!!! So please check it out because I only have a few left!!
The Grass is Always Greener...
Model, Justine Edwards probably looks familiar to you all because she's been on the cover of several local magazines in Hawaii, and has shot with numerous designers. She's been a good friend of mine since Intermediate School and I'm so excited for her career to take off as a model/actor. I dressed Justine in a sheer lace trimmed top with a flowy velvet layered skirt, btw are for sale on ebay!!! These pieces look great separately but look adorable together. We took a few shots of her as she took her dog, Brutus on a stroll through the valley.
I Heart Kailua!!
I had a blast styling this shoot at this amazing home in Kailua. I spent the whole day imagining what it would be like waking up to the beach in your backyard with a cup of coffee, not to mention enjoying all of the amenities this home has to offer. BTW Beyonce, Jay Z, and Lady Gaga were some of the few guests that recently stayed here. I fell in love with this house and the fact that it's in Kailua, makes it my dream home!
Chanel Cruise 2011
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! I would totally rock this outfit in Saint Tropez!
I was flipping through the pages of Elle in Barnes and Noble, as I waited for my friend, Reiko to finish picking out books for her thesis paper; I spotted an article on this new designer who is an architechtual-genius at creating 3-D designs, that at first glance you're instantly intrigued. Thomas keeps his pieces exciting and fresh, and it's undoubtedly unique.
Grand Opening Forever 21 Waikiki
We waited in line for an hour to be one of the first 400 customers to receive a gift card at Forever 21. Dedicated customers waited in the rain in hopes to recieve the $210 gift card. I had a blast waiting in line with my friends Reva, Jess, and Reiko as we watched the madness take place in the store.
Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot
Location: Bali Lofts; Model: Deanna; Hair & Makeup: Jeannette and Malie; Photographer: Reva; Stylist: Dara; Styling Assistant: Reiko
I took a break during the shoot to scratch Chica's head, she's one out of the four doggies that live at this dog-friendly home.
Special thanks to Jeannette and Eric for letting us shoot at their beautiful home in Hawaii Kai.
Deanna is not only stunning but she's one of the sweetest girls I've ever met. She took some time out of her busy schedule to strike a few poses, her next stop is Thailand. I wish you the best of luck Deanna!
Hi my name is Dara and I live in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I absolutely love the people, the food, and the growing nightlife/fashion scene. This is what makes Hawaii the next "Hot-spot" for the global fashion industry. I'm giving you the behind-the-scenes look of what happens in Hawaii while promoting MikiNola! MikiNola features vintage and brand new merchandise for sale only on Ebay, username: shopMIKINOLA