As a first time subscriber to Sports Illustrated, (a gift for the hubby) I was so excited to get the Swimsuit Issue in the mail, and even more excited to get it while he was on a trip, so I could actually look at it for a while. Upon his return, his comment after reviewing it for a while was the same as my own thought – “I didn’t see any bathing suits”. So, let’s move on from the obvious, and head to the more important issue. The jewelry. As I flipped through the pages I saw lots of names that I recognized, and realized this next post had to be about the talented Maui-based jewelry designers who were featured in the latest Swimsuit Issue.
Laurie from Hula Hoops Maui is one of this year’s featured designers and shared with us how jewelry is picked for the shoots: “I received a request from the editors of Sports Illustrated Swim for certain pieces that corresponded to a theme for a particular shoot. I sent them styles that fit that theme and was fortunate enough to be featured in this year’s edition.”
(Maui Made Note: In the magazine, the sections are organized by model status “Rookie” or geographic location, included below to help you find them.)
Hula Hoops Maui – Hula Hoops Maui’s Mini Bear Claw was clearly what the editors were looking for – it was modeled both by Rookie Marloes and Jessica in Madacascar. Chrissy in the Cook Islands shows off the Mini Arrowhead Necklace
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Samantha Howard for Wings Hawaii – Samantha’s delicate gold rings were a big hit – they were seen on Rookie Valerie, on Lily in the Cook Islands, and on Gigi on Jersey Shore. The Wings crew has made it easy to shop the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2014 collection – click here
Where to buy on Maui: Check out their flagship store at 69 Hana Hwy in Paia.
Sophie Grace Maui: A necklace by Sophie Grace Maui graces the neck of Irina in Madacascar, as does another on Chrissy in the Cook Islands. (The one seen isn’t on the online shop but here’s another coral necklace by Sophie Grace Maui)
Rockabella Jewels: Rocking the Rockabella Jewels are Rookies Gigi and Lily, Emily in Switzerland, Jessica in Madacascar, and Valerie in Brazil.
And since it’s the Swimsuit issue, might as well throw a bathing suit – how about this absolutely gorgeous one by Debbie Wilson for Maui Girl? Debbie’s suits are handmade here on the Maui. This one is being modeled by Kate Bock in Switzerland.
Check out Maui Girl at the fabulous bathing suit shop also on Paia’s Baldwin Avenue.