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Hawaiian Wonderland

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“And like a colorful bloom of temporary lights in the sky, you will shine.”

Model–Aylla Bliss and Thunder
Photographed and Styled by me @rfavelaphotography
MUA– by Kelly Kraynek
Outfits–
Nicole Olivier from Lilylola Beachwear boutique
SocietyofChic
Goddess of Babylon
Rfavela jewelry
Feather crown by @SweetCheeks_designs atIMG_0858IMG_0954IMG_0867IMG_0874IMG_0919IMG_0906IMG_0898IMG_0892IMG_0883IMG_0990IMG_0975IMG_0969IMG_1031IMG_0987 Etsy
Mermaid tail handmade by me
Cowboy boots model’s own

 

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Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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Let me see through your eyes
Where there is so much light
We are biding our time
For these myths to unwind
For these changes we will confront

So please beware
With every place that you had
Look to your soul
For the things that you know
For the trees that we see
Can not forever breathe
With the changes they will confront

For this sacred land
It has seen many hands
It has wealth and gold
Yet it is fragile and old
And all the greedy souls
Just don’t care to know
Of the changes it will confront

So speak out loud
Of the things you are proud
And if you love this coast
Then keep it clean as it hopes
‘Cause the way that it shines
May just dwindle with time
With the changes it will confront

So hold nice and close
I want to get to your soul
So that when it is cold
You won’t feel so alone
‘Cause the roads that you take
May just crack and break
With the changes you will confront

With each gift that you share
You may heal and repair
With each choice you make
You may help someone’s day
Well I know you are strong
May your journey be long
And now I wish you the best of luck
Well I know you are strong
May your journey be long
And now I wish you the best of luck.

You know some people they just won’t understand
no I just won’t understand
These things
Thank you for your message but I don’t understand
no I just won’t understand
These things

Songwriter
RUDD, XAVIER

All photographs were taken on Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
with a GOPRO camera on a GOPOLE mount
outfits from
#sumika designs
#David’s bridal
#Nicole Olivier from Lilylola beachwear boutique
#Seaster
#MyeeCarlyle Collections
#Goddess of Babylon
#SweetonTheEyes
#KevabyKevaJ swimwear
#BrittsBlossoms
#FragolinaPompadour swimwear
#mermaid tails handmade by me

“Welcome Beauty, banish fear.”

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“But the woman came to them,  She spoke softly, in whispers, but her voice carried across the mountain ranges like sleeping giants, the cities lit like fairies and the oceans-undulating mermaids. Her fingers were branches and her eyes were little blue planets, She said, You cannot hide forever, though you may try.  I’ve seen you in the ocean, in the garden.  I’ve seen the things you have sewn — curtains of dawn, twilight blankets and dresses for the sisters like a garden of stars. I have heard the stories you tell. You are the one who transforms, who creates. You will go out into the world and show others. They will feel less alone because of you, they will feel understood, unburdened by you, awakened by you, freed of guilt and shame and sorrow.  But to share with them you must  go out you must not hide, you must dance and it will be hard,  you must face jealousy and sometimes rage and desire and love which can hurt most of all because of what can then be taken away.” @FrancescaLiaBlock

Photography by @claucoxrfavela

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MUA @fatanaka

Rfavela Boho Princesses in Wonderland

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“Sometimes you fall, spinning through space, grasping for the things that keep you on this earth. Sometimes you catch them. They can be the hands of the people you love. They can be your pets- pups with funny names, cats with ferocious old souls. The thing that keeps you here can be your art. It can be things you have collected and invested with a certain sense of meaning. A flowered, buckled treasure chest of secrets. Shoes that make you taller and, therefore, closer to the heavens. A suit that belonged to your fairy godmother. A dress that makes you feel a little like the Goddess herself.

Sometimes you keep falling; you don’t catch anything.

Sometimes you fall, spinning through space, grasping for the things that keep you here. Sometimes you catch them. Sometimes you don’t.

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*Francesca Lia Block

Caitlyn Tuten and Brittany Haynes for Rfavela Jewelry.

Make-up by Fabiana Doner

Photography by Claudia Cox

A Dream Girl

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*Carl Sandburg

You will come one day in a waver of love,
Tender as dew, impetuous as rain,
The tan of the sun will be on your skin,
The purr of the breeze in your murmuring speech,
You will pose with a hill-flower grace.

Monica Taylor for Rfavela

Make-up by Fabiana Doner

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Hawaii through my eyes…

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To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt

The fun part with a photograph is that it “always” tells us a story…

* All photos on this site were taken and edited by me unless otherwise noted in the post

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Mokuleia

Once upon a time, on the north shore of Oahu…

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Mokuleia

Pearls can stimulate your femininity and help with self acceptance. They lift your spirits and make you feel calm and beautiful.

In the Native American Indian culture, feathers represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind.

TURQUOISE A truth stone, it symbolizes a time to be honest with yourself. Much will be gained when you become still, and see yourself as your truly are.

"She rode through the silent beaches unseen by the people..."


Ilikea and Camilla for Rfavela Jewelry
Produced, designed and styled by Claudia Cox
Make-up by Mariah Melanie
Photographed by Erick Regnard

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

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Rfavela feather jewelry is inspired from beachy, bohemian fashion and feather clips worn in the 60’s and 80’s; each piece of the Rfavela feather jewelry is individually handcrafted. Made from genuine natural feathers, silver-plated chains, natural leather and semi-precious stones. Due to the unique quality of natural feathers, the size and color of feathers may vary slightly. Each piece is naturally one of a kind. Made in Hawaii.

Dream Horse

He says, "if I have all faith, so that I can remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing."

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***Ilikea is wearing Rfavela Feather Jewelry, photographed and styled by Claudia Cox.
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