I wanted to shoot a fashion editorial based in Hawaii that was different from what I had noticed. Something sweet and demure, a little more covered up even. I also wanted the images to evoke an aura of the early years of Hawaii's statehood. The dress the model wears is Tori Richard, a Honolulu fashion house founded in 1956. And while the Royal Kona Resort wasn't built until 1968, it's architecture is still evocative of the earlier part of the decade. So here's what you get when you mix 60's mod with the tropics - Tropical Mod.
Model: Helena Brewbaker
Makeup: Anais Huet
Vintage Tori Richards dress courtesy of Deja Vu Antiques in Kainaliu, Hawai
Shot on location at the Royal Kona Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.