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

Happy 30th Birthday, Susan Page Modeling!

Hawaii’s leading talent training and development center will be celebrating its 30th Birthday in April!

Three decades of scouting, developing and placing well-trained models and talent in local, national, and international projects, Susan Page Modeling is without a doubt THE best modeling school and talent center not only in Hawaii, but in all of the Pacific Region.

I’m so proud to be with this company, over six and almost seven years of glamour and madness 😉

To commemorate the big three-O, Susan Page Modeling will be having a Charity Event entitled “Queen of Hearts” on Sunday, April 28th at the Manoa Grand Ballroom. Lead by SPM’s very own Shawn Torres-Akiyama and Krystal Wright, this fun-filled, red-carpet brunch buffet will include a fashion show featuring SPM models in today’s hottest trends from top local retailers: T&C Surf Designs, Cinnamon Girl, Valerie Joseph and Brandy Melville; vendors in the beauty and fashion industries will be in attendance and a silent auction! Of course, I, on behalf of Fashion With A Mission will be there, helping direct the fashion show 😉 My first set of handmade feather earrings will be sold at the vendor booths.

Susan Page Modeling Charity Event Flyer

This Charity Event will is a benefit to Child and Family Service of Hawaii. Since 1889 CFS has been supporting more than 15,000 individuals each year through more than 30 social service programs throughout the islands. Child and Family Service serves children, teens, families, and our elderly, and is dedicated to the mission of strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will support Child & Family Service’s domestic abuse shelter in Leeward, Oahu.

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Visit their website at www.childandfamilyservice.org

Queen of Hearts is a fabulous way to celebrate Mother’s Day early this year! A wonderful event with a great cause, this is a special tribute to Mothers, Daughters, Tutus, Aunties, Sisters and supporting Husbands, Dads and Brothers!

Tickets Prices
$30 for adults (11 years old +, includes Brunch Buffet)
$20 for kids (4 – 10 years old, includes Brunch Buffet)
4 years are under are free (+ $10 if interested in Brunch Buffet)

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.susanpagemodeling.com
Click on ANNIVERSARY link.

Hope to see you there!

Love,
Honey

Giving Back- American Cancer Society Bridging Birthdays

My favorite ladies and I are yet again taking a great new venture together. After a feel-good-because-we-are-giving-back-to-our-community experience from volunteering at the Great Aloha Run this February, we decided that we didn’t mind doing it again. This time, we’re going bigger. With American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is a national non-profit health organization […]

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Mahalo to the beautiful and inspiring Hiba, (Cloud of Lace) who took a minute to designate me my very first WordPress nomination, or any nomination in this blogesphere EVER, The Versatile Blogger Award.

Cloudoflace is about everything and anything marvelous- from art, to fashion, to recipes….”little treasures” as she calls them.  Reading her blog is just refreshing.  So of course, I was delighted to find out she feels the same about mines.  Again, as we say here in Hawaii, Mahalo Nui Loa, Hiba!

Here are 15 wonderful bloggers/blogs that I have truly enjoyed reading, and would like to share them with you by  nominating them for the Most Versatile Blogger Award.

Cloud of Lace

The Occasional Affair

Rasta Teacher

Rebecca The Red

Dodging Commas

Leather and Lace

Live, Learn and Pass it on!

MLM Worldwide

Hazel Frames

Revolutionary Beauty

We Heart Vintage

Humaira Beauty

The Merry Life

Hepburn Loves Givenchy

Style City

And finally, here are 7 Things About Me that I would like to share…

1.  I love love love love Starbucks, especially mocha frap and hot mocha with 3x shot on busy days.  I’m a proud Starbuholic, and a chocoholic.

2. I’m very flexible. I owe it all to yoga pilates that I’m so busy to do nowadays.

3. My hair is jet black, thanks to my beautiful Filipina mother who had always told me to never color my hair.

4.  I prefer Asian cuisine to just about any other type of food- Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai…

5.  I have five siblings who I love so much – Natalie, Ersa, Neil, Sally, & Dessa.

6.  I heart Korean dramas, especially romantic comedy, and the lessons behind them.  I truly believe in undying love and devotion, that through any trials and tribulations, love conquers all.

7.  In April 2010, I launched Fashion With a Mission, a non-profit organization focusing on providing clothes to orphaned children throughout the globe. The organization is still on its beginning stages, however, I hope to fully establish Fashion with a Mission and encourage fashionistas that “we can make a difference, one trend, one style at a time”.

Love,
Honey

Cup of Goodness- Volunteering in Guatemala

There are some people in this world that you just have to be surrounded with. The kind of people that are positive, energetic, and have a remarkable aura that make you feel good, be good and do good.

One of my darling best friends, and of course one of my favorite girls in this world, Kelsie Pascual are just one of those special people.  She is absolutely amazing.

I spent Sunday afternoon listening to her great adventure as a volunteer abroad in Guatemala.  She arrived at my house with some souvenirs- beautiful handcrafted butterfly decors (“They love butterflies in Guatemala!”,and….

surprise, surprise, traditionally handmade chocolate from Guatemala (“Hon, I actually learned how to make real chocolate!”)

I also learned within a few minutes that if mixed with hot water, these crunchy chocolates can turn into the most delicious hot cocoa ever made.

Hearing about Kelsie’s stories during her travel is like drinking from a never-ending cup of goodness.

Read below:::

How inspiring. Go Kelsie!

Love,
Honey

A Thousand Paper Cranes- Japan Tsunami Relief

Today, March 11, 2012 marks the first anniversary since the heartbreaking devastation in Japan that struck the world. We saw before our eyes massive destruction caused by an unstoppable earthquake and tsunami. Death toll rose to a little over 19,000.

This morning in Japan, people prayed and stood in silence to remember the vast earthquake, paying respects to those who lost their lives.

A project that I started with Fashion With A Mission last year after hearing of the tragedy was to fold one thousand paper cranes- one paper crane per dollar raised through FWM’s jewelry sales.

For those who are not familiar with the symbolism of one thousand cranes- Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature, believed to live one thousand years. The paper cranes are held together with a string- 25 strings of 40 cranes each.

This year continues with increasing FWM’s Japan Relief Fund, as well as folding of cranes. Once the goal is reached, FWM will then send the donation to assist orphans and children impacted by the tsunami. I am hoping to visit Japan next year. Although I am far from reaching the one thousand cranes, hopefully there will be others that will support the relief.

In observance of Japan’s catastrophe, I would like to share instructions on creating paper cranes, raising hope that one day, the shattered shores of Japan will be rebuilt stronger than ever.

You can use any paper, as long as it’s a square.  I use old fashion magazines.

If you have a few minutes to make a paper crane today, please do so. You are one more person believing in a better tomorrow for Japan.

Love,
Honey

*PS e-mail me a photo. I would love to share it.