Aloha! I’m a 22-year-old island girl Influencer based in Molokai, Hawaii. I was born and raised here on the island of Molokai along with majority of my family. I’ve been creating content for about 4-6 years now. I started creating content when I was 16 with a simple YouTube channel giving my personal reviews on beauty products.
Since then, I’ve posted fashion and makeup content inconsistently for the last few years. But due to COVID, I’ve had the time to create and rebrand my relaunch into social media. You can now find my new content on my Personal Blog, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram weekly!
What inspires your fashion style and where do you love to shop from?
My mood inspires my fashion style. In the morning I wake up and think “What do I feel like wearing today?” My go-to styles are usually basics and feminine. If I don’t know what to wear, and I love to be comfortable, I’m usually in a crop top, jeans, and a cardigan where it’s also presentable to be seen in.
If I’m in a good mood, I find myself drifting to Girl Next Door looks with cute dresses and skirts with the occasional jeans jacket to accessorize.
On my lazy “I’m not feelings it” days. I find myself wearing a sporty look with a crop top and leggings or even tank/crop top and sweats.
I love to shop at work! LOL! Let me elaborate on that! So my night job is in retail. I work at the only non-locally owned clothing store on island, Jeans Warehouse. At least 75% of my wardrobe is from Jeans Warehouse.
I also love to support local! So, if I have a date night I love to shop at Hawaii’s Finest for cute local attire. They also sell men’s clothing which is rare to find on Molokai. I love to be matchy matchy with my couples outfits and if you do too, Hawaii’s Finest is the place to go for local apparel!
Occasionally I shop at Something for Everybody. Another locally owned store. I shop here for my beach attire like bikinis, pareos, hats, etc. This is the shop that started my influencing business back in 2017. I started by taking pictures in their custom hats.
How much of a foodie are you and what are your favorites?
Oh my goodness! For a small 5’1, 108 pound woman, I consider myself a semi-big eater! So yes I’m a foodie! Let me just insert this picture below of me and my other half in our natural habitat!
I know for sure with almost everything, I need my rice! I’ve heard it’s just a Hawaii people thing. My go to snack is a razzleberry peace tea, spam musubi, and red lihing mui seed!
What content do you love to create and how do you decide?
At the moment I love to create makeup plus fashion videos. I’m obsessed with the transition from my normal everyday look to something stylish, trendy and my face looks on point! One of my coworkers watches my content and she comments, “I really wanna meet her! She’s pretty!” But sadly, I don’t wear my makeup and outfits in public but one day maybe she’ll get to meet my alter ego!
I decide what content to create based on the latest trends I see on Instagram or TikTok. If I don’t like any of the trends I see, I’ll create content based on the holidays/occasion for the month. For my makeup looks specifically, I like to pick colors that compliment my brown eyes.
Do you believe in any superstition?
I guess you can call me superstitious. There’s a few I live by regularly. For example, if my nose itches like crazy, I believe someone new is walking into my life. This person can either be someone from my past paying me a visit to rekindle our friendship or someone completely new I’ve never met before. But that’s just one of the many superstitions I live by!
Are there any quotes or mottos you like to use regularly?
Yes! I took a leadership course two semesters ago and this is what I live by with everything I create and everything I am. That uncomfortable feeling when you try something new? Yeah embrace it! We want to take risks, we want to inspire, and we do this by embracing vulnerability!
It keeps me going when I feel discouraged or judged in this industry. This quote also mentions what to look for in people you surround yourself with. You want to surround yourself with people that will encourage you to be the best version of yourself.
If you could learn anything in this world, what will it be?
If I could learn anything, it would be how to style my hair! Thats a struggle for me! I have unruly Hawaiian Curls and hair for three people. It’s a struggle to manage, so majority of the time, my hair is up in a bun, ponytail, or down.
What do you not get about guys?
Where do I even start…. There’s a lot I don’t get about guys and I’ve been living with one for over four years now! Women really do compliment men in my opinion. When I first moved in with my other half in 2017, he lived like a bachelor with absolutely no taste. The house was empty and had no personality. How was he living like that?? I have no idea!
But when I moved in I added curtains, and color coordinated everything to a nice grey, added some new furniture to match the house, and more! I know some guys have taste but the ones I’ve come across really don’t. In some places men lack and where they lack, we women make up for it.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Lace. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
To me sexy is confidence. Whether you’re showing skin, covering up, no face on, or face on as long as you have confidence in how you look for the day you’ll be sexy!
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