FREE Paper Crane Earrings

Happy 5th Birthday, Fashion With A Mission! 

Let’s celebrate this milestone by sharing a little bit of love, hope and luck! FWM is partnering with Bohemian Princess in spreading goodness (and of course loveliness), through a pair of beautiful paper crane earrings.

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Each crane is created from high-quality origami yuzen paper. Various beads, gemstones and pearls are incorporated into the paper crane to create unique earrings- none of the designs are the same.

Tsuru, or paper crane is a symbol of hope, peace, happiness, loyalty, good health and yes, good luck. Legend has it is you make fold 1000 paper cranes, and you get to make a wish. 

For the month of April 2015, as part of Fashion With A Mission’s 5th year anniversary, 500 paper cranes are available at absolutely no price (FREE). Just pay for shipping, flat rate of $3. Bohemian Princess and Fashion With A Mission wants to share hope and peace that the paper cranes represent.

*Due to the handcrafted nature of the earrings, please allow up to two weeks for shipping & delivery. Earrings you receive will be randomly selected. *

Visit www.bohemianprincessfashion.com and use code FWM2015 at Checkout.

 

Honey

 

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

I think in life we get so wrapped up in everyday moments and our own little problems that we forget that there are others who are going through much more horrible things.

This past week I have been focused on three weekends of back-to-back craft fairs for Bohemian Princess, I have been heedless of what has been going on around me.  I have a two-week break since my next fair, and today, I was finally able to catch up with the world.  I am just heartbroken with the news of Typhoon Haiyan that occurred in the country where the rest of my family calls home.

With 1200 confirmed deaths, and the toll rising to even the possibility of 10,000 people losing their lives from one of Mother Nature’s random acts of destruction….

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It’s one of those times I wish I was superwoman and had the ability to save all of those in need.  Knowing that there was no way I could have, I also know there is a way that I can do something about it…

For the next fairs, Bohemian Princess will be donating 20% of its profit towards Fashion With A Mission’s Philippine Relief fund.  The collected funds will be sent to assist everyone affected by the devastation.

 

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Bohemian Princess will be in attendance in the following fairs:

Hawaii United Okinawa Association Winter Craft Fair
Saturday, Nov. 30th 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, Dec. 1st 9:00am – 2:00pm
Hawaii Okinawan Center

Mililani Town Association Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
Saturday, Dec. 7th
9:00am – 2:00pm
Mililani Recreation Center

Season’s Best Aiea Craft & Gift Fair
Saturday, Dec. 14th
8:00am – 2:00pm
Aiea Elementary School

Hope to see you then, and MAHALO in advance for your support and love!


Honey

Dance of the Pink Peplum Fairy & the Newly Crowned Queens

Woke up this morning and felt the after effect of running around in heels for almost 12 hours straight.  Both of my legs are cramping.  Nothing new, though, just another day in the world of pageants and fashion shows.

Wearing a pink peplum dress and 5-inch pumps, surrounded by beautiful little princesses, on-the-go all day and all night- I felt like a (worn-out) Sugar Plum Fairy welcoming everyone to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Of course, minus the wings and the fancy, graceful ballet choreography to Tchaikovsky’s classic celesta piece.  Not to mention, my newly painted nails were peeling AND makeup smeared by the end of the evening.

All the months and months of preparation comes down to this one night.  And in the end it always, always is a splendid feeling to see my girls onstage, so brave and so elegant.  Once the lights turn off, the music starts playing, and the first contestant take their first walk and the audience are at awe, we know that all of it was worth it.

Congratulations to our Newly Crowned Queens:

Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Kanani Golden
Little Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Alexis Akina
Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Leyna Viertel

Our Runner Ups:
Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess Division:
1st Runner Up- Kylie Vincent (Miss Kailua)
2nd Runner Up- Paige Hanzawa (Miss Aina Haina)
3rd Runner Up- Meilin Baldonado (Miss Central Oahu)

Little Miss Hawaii Princess Division
1st Runner Up- Kalani Mae Beals (Miss Waimalu)
2nd Runner Up- Jia Micol Garcia (Miss Kihei)
3rd Runner Up- Anela Borras (Miss Windward)

Junior Miss Hawaii Princess Division
1st Runner Up- Ivy Tyler (Miss Honolulu)
2nd Runner Up- Mia Alexander (Miss Wahiawa)
3rd Runner Up- Aira Rafael (Miss West Oahu)

Thank you to our 27 ravishing contestants, their wonderful parents, sponsors, family and friends, and everyone in attendance for making this pageant a great success!  Shawn Torres-Akiyama, you are so awesome and oh-so-fabulous, I enjoyed working with you!  My protégées Jasmine Graffis and Natalie Luz, thank you for your assistance. Trilogy Martial Arts, Mahalo Desi Minel and your team for your continued support!  Amber Stone, you are the best Emcee EVER! Our judges, Lorena Takushi, Valerie Schmidt, Junior Mandrial, Joel Gaspar and Liz Kiehm thank you so very much for making the difficult decision for us.  To my pageant queens who performed and made a special appearance,  Shayna Raymond, Jackie Taylor, Brielle Sadorra, and Patricia Morta, thank you- stay beautiful and keep up being a good role model to your peers.

Pageant Photos coming soon, just a couple of my personal ones below:

Standing on an empty stage at the Leeward Community College Theater, before the madness.
My new Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2013, the ever so beautiful Leyna Viertel.

Love,
Honey

Crowning Glory- Little Princesses

Susan Page Modeling will be holding its fourth annual Little Miss Hawaii Princess and Junior Miss Hawaii Princess, and very first annual Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants on Saturday, September 1st 2012 at Leeward Community College.  There are 27 beautiful little princesses vying for the titles in three different age divisions, ages 4 to 9 years old.

Tiny Miss, Little Miss, and Junior Miss Hawaii Princess Contestants 2013

Pageants are remarkable experiences for little girls, and this is not the dreadful “tots and tiaras” pageants that you imagine them to be.  The girls learn confidence, poise, and grace. They are taught to be polite, to follow directions, to befriend and respect each other, just like how princesses should be.

The finalists have gone through a fun training workshop with Pageant Instructor and Director, one of the most amazing people I know, Ms. Shawn Torres-Akiyama.  They also had their professional pageant photos taken by one of Hawaii’s top fashion photographer, Adam Jung. Photographer Damien Bujecker will be in attendance to capture the pageant event on September 1st. This group is by far, my favorite group of little princesses I have had the opportunity to work with.

The finalists will be judged in 3 major categories- Fashion Modeling, Hawaiiana Beauty, Evening Gown, and an additional Overall Personality category.  Other Awards include Miss Congeniality, Most Photogenic, Miss Supermodel, Miss Fashionista, Miss Hawaiiana Beauty, Miss Popularity and People’s Choice Award.  The judging panel includes five professionals in Hawaii’s medical, fashion, beauty, art and pageant industries. The show will be emceed by the beautiful Miss Amber Stone.

Breathtaking performances by current titleholders of Susan Page Modeling’s sister pageants will also be featured- Shayna Raymond (Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2012), Shardenei Luning (Miss Hawaii Preteen Princess 2012) and Jackie Taylor (Miss Hawaii Teen Beauty 2012). Taylor Kiehm, a promising young talent will also grace us with her captivating jazz and hula numbers.  Last year’s Queens, Brielle Sadorra, Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2012 and Patricia Morta, Little Miss Hawaii Princess 2012 will be passing their titles to the 2013 winners.

This pageant have the largest group and the most beautiful princesses. Its definitely not one to miss!

Tickets are at $25.00 per person Pre-sale price, and $30.00 at the door. Visit www.susanpagemodeling.com or call (808) 955-2271 to order tickets.

Who will wear the crown?

Love,
Honey

It’s a Wrap! The Dress for All Seasons

Happy Friday the 13th darlings!

A very not-so unlucky shopping confession…

I went to Banana Republic at Waikele Outlet this past weekend “just to look”. The plan of “just looking” however, didn’t go too well since they were having a tremendous sale of up to 70% off regular prices.

After browsing for almost an hour and pinching myself to remind the shopaholic in me not to give in to her impulse buying, she left the store buying two dresses at a third of the price of one.  I’ll let you comprehend that for a moment 🙂

OK, seriously, I ended up buying two beautiful high quality dresses from Banana Republic for $27, which at retail price would have been three times that, per dress. They were on sale plus an additional 40% off. Yes, whatadeal it is.

One of the dresses I fell in love with- a wrap dress inspired by Diane von Furstenberg. Since I do not have the kind of budget to splurge on a DVF garment (which can run to several hundred $$), I was delighted to find a similar style to add to Honey’s Closet at 10 percent of the cost.

Why the wrap dress, you might ask.  Well…

Just like the LBD, the wrap dress is a classic and wardrobe basic all women should have.  Diane von Furstenberg first introduced the wrap dress in 1972 and has since become timeless fashion.  It is flattering and can be worn by women of all ages, in various occasions, at different times of the year. It is the dress for all seasons.

You can use the wrap dress for work and play, depending on shoes and accessories included in the ensemble. Pair it with a pair of stunning red heels, chandelier earrings and a clutch, and wala!- you’re ready for date night with Prince Charming. Dress it down with gladiator sandals, a crossbody bag, floppy hat and oversized sunglasses, and you are set for a cruise in the Mediterranean.

Some tips on choosing the perfect wrap dress:

*PETITES: Neutral wrap dress that ends mid-thigh to make your legs look longer.
*TALL, CURVY FIGURES: Fitted dress with shorter hem to emphasize curves and height.
*SLENDER/BOYISH: Bright colors, or dresses with small prints and deep V neckline to soften figure
*TOP HEAVY: 3/4 to long sleeve dresses for the appearance of slimmer arms. Bright colors and knee length hem emphasize hip and thighs.
*WIDE HIPS: Dress with A-line silhouette focus on waist and hides hips.

This wraps up another shopaholic confession + fashion lesson for ya 😉

Love,
Honey

Dear Diary…..

Needing inspiration to last me for the next few days and needing to keep this peace of mind going even though it is absolute madness around me, I go through my old writings to move me and I found this in an old online diary….

***

We all encounter life differently. The world is cruel and unfair, and it’s only human to sometimes feel like giving up. We all have experiences that lead us to where we are and some of them even become a barrier to what we want to accomplish, where we would like to go.

Life is simple, but it is not easy.

Remember, the easier the path taken, the simpler the reward granted. It’s okay to be who you are, no matter how disapproving the world is, because in the end, all the hard work is worth it.

Believe in Beauty, no matter how ugly the world seems.

Believe in Goodness, no matter how harsh life may be.

Believe in Hope, no matter how impossible days become.

By believing this, you have the power to be the best person you can ever be and even better.

***

This is all I need.
Thank you, Diary.

Love,
Honey

Crowned! Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants 2012

And the new princesses have been crowned!

Congratulations to the newly crowned titleholders of the Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants 2012:

Miss Hawaii Preteen Princess 2012
Shardenei Luning (Miss Leeward)

Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2012
Shayna Raymond (Miss Central Oahu)

Miss Hawaii Teen Princess 2012
Kamakaila Waipa (Miss Hamakua)

Runners up are as follows:

Teen Princess Division:
Natasha Bailey, Miss Diamond Head, 1st Runner Up
Keoni Maldonado-Diaz, Miss Honolulu, 2nd Runner Up
Brittany Anderson, Miss Pearl City, 3rd Runner Up

Jr. Teen Princess Division:
Briana Andrade, Miss Kailua, 1st Runner Up
Courtney Eagar, Miss Honolulu, 2nd Runner Up
Isabella Mau, Miss West Oahu, 3rd Runner Up

Preteen Division:
Victoria Goytia, Miss Ewa Beach, 1st Runner Up
Madison Eagar, Miss Honolulu, 2nd Runner Up
Saige Miyahira, Miss Windward, 3rd Runner Up

Thank you to Pas De Deux Hawaii  for breathetaking performances during the show.  Thank you to Trilogy Martial Arts for assisting us with the audience (damage control as I like to call it).  Thank you to the Emcee Amber Stone, Judges Helen Kuoha-Torco, Amanda Stevens, Racyne Sugai, Paul Klink and Shadow Koko, as well as our tabulator Natalie Luz for their time and continuous support of our pageants.

Pageant Director Ms. Marybeth Jenkins did an amazing job, as always, even though she’s got baby Zyana on the way, she still managed to run around and make sure everything is in place.

Thank you to our assistants and pageant queens for your help before, during and after the show.

Most of all, thank you to the wonderful parents of our beautiful contestants for your endless guidance and encouragement throughout their endeavors!!!

Some photos:

Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Runner Ups and Winner, Isabella Mau, Courtney Eagar, Briana Andrade, and Shayna Raymond

With the handsome and goofy Shadow Koko

One of my favorite girls in this biz, Jasmine Graffis

Official pageant photos by Photographer Damien Bujecker will be available for purchase within the next week. Please visit www.facebook.com/SusanPageModeling for updates.

Love,
Honey