Friday, April 23, 2010


We want your BFF pics!

Send us pictures of you and your best friend, and we'll post them on our S&L website!

Because true best friends could seriously take over the world.. think
"Pinky and the Brain"!



Thursday, April 22, 2010

North Shore Gig

Come check me out at this Jim Browskee show at Haleiwa Joe's.

It might be the last time you see me, since I'll be swimming with the sharks on Saturday and might die. Or get eaten. Or lose an arm.

Anyways, I'm DJing friday night and hope you can come!!



Monday, April 19, 2010

Shimmer & Lace for Second Skin

I've been really blessed to have the opportunity to learn a lot about the behind the scenes work that goes into filling a boutique, thanks to Second Skin at Ward.

When I first signed up to help the owner of Second Skin, Alex Famarkis as an assistant buyer, I didn't really realize how much work goes into the job.

We spend days at Pool, Magic, & Project Tradeshows.
I think I walk miles when I'm scouting at these shows.
And since it's held in Las Vegas, my nights are usually filled with wild adventures.

But, seeing some of the newest trends in fashion months ahead of their drop date is really exciting. And I'm super stoked to be able to share my eye and taste in fashion with everyone in Hawaii.

Stop into Second Skin at Ward Warehouse to peep adorable dresses, separates, and the hot-hot-hot denim!!

Shimmer & Lace loves Second Skin, and we hope you will too.



Sunday, April 18, 2010

S&L Shoe-worthy

We love SHOES!!

Check out these adorable finds...

Do you have a favorite pair?

Email us your SHOE-licious pictures to



Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

HK Breakdancing

Check out Hello Kitty bustin a move to
some Hello Kitty tunes

Best Friends like Shimmer & Lace

Every girl loves Hello Kitty
Especially Shimmer & Lace

Check this video...
Way 2 Cute ;)

Best Friends Forever
Always on an adventure
Trying to be clever
No matter what the weather
Just like Shimmer & Lace


Support the Youth

Friday, April 16th
Kamehameha Schools'
very first fashion show
"First Look"
Held in Midkiff from 5:00-6:30pm
$8 @ the door

Midkiff will be "transformed" with colored and moving lights, food and deserts, raffle prizes from clothing and food stores, entertainment, and the 1st 50 guests will receive free beauty bags which includes various makeup products (i.e. Artistry), Contrast Magazine that is sold and distributed in various Volcom, In4mation, Fitted, and many more stores, jewelry, and a Makana Esthetics Wellness Spa certificate.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lights Camera Action!

Looking for a photographer?
Check out Daeja Fallas

We love her clean aesthetic, and moody lighting and shadows.

Here are a few samples:

For more information, visit

or pick up one of her artistic prints on Etsy at



Savage Nights

We love Nicky Savage from the band Fiero!

Here's a video from his birthday party last month.

We hope to be seeing him once a month at Next Door in Chinatown, Honolulu

Follow him on twitter at @NickySavage to learn more about his upcoming gigs!

I can't shake this feeling

S&L love this song

Make sure to tune in for their music video version of

Grum's "Can't Shake This Feeling"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Local Designers

I've got to give it up to these girls... not only is their stuff cute, but it has a beautiful aesthetic that really elevates above most Hawaii designers.

Their collection is small, but I really love the foil detail, and the studded mini-skirts.

Plus I love the fact they are two friends making it happen.. kinda like Shimmer & Lace..

ooh LaLa Sugar High and Love Stoned!!!



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Why We Love Flux

Check out this awesome video of the FLUX Magazine launch of their second issue:


Sunday, April 11, 2010

We've only just Vegan

A cupcake a day makes the love bug stay!

Try this yummy vegan Chocolate Cupcake recipe!

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, chocolate extract, or more vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-processed or regular
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Instructions:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners
  • 2. Whisk together the soy milk and vinegar in a large bowl, and set aside for a few minutes to curdle. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla extract, and other extract, if using, to the soy milk mixture and beat until foamy. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add in two batches to wet ingredients and beat until no large lumps remain
  • 3. Pour into liners, filling 3/4 of the way. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.


Love Notes

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
We love these musical springtime tunes!

Check out these young springtime gems, they will make you feel like oohlaaalaa!


Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it...
Garage Sale today at Fresh Cafe
Come check it out
The HOT Muffins are gonna DJ


S&L Tea Party

Please join us for our first annual

Spring Time Tea Party

Enjoy refreshments, music, entertainment, an art exhibition, fashion, flowers and fun!
Bring your friends, and reserve your table now!

Welcome Spring with Shimmer & Lace on May Day!!

Email: for ticket purchase

Saturday May 1st at Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen Street



Saturday, April 10, 2010


She's sweet like sugar!

We LOVE Hokulani Bakery!

Sure, you could get cupcakes nearly everywhere in the world... But for Shimmer and Lace, their favorite bakery is right here in Honolulu.

Known for their home-made, baked from scratch taste, and their all natural products, this bakery is one of Honolulu's most prestigious spots for a sugar rush.

Have a sweet tooth?
Get your fix at
Hokulani Bakery,
500 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96813-4908
(808) 587-7098
Or visit



Behind the scenes

Here's a few teaser photos of our Spring 2010 shoot.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @ShimmerandLace for new photo updates, and information about our upcoming events!!

Spring is Here!

Check out the textures of these plants, shot at the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa.

S&L love to get artsy in nature!!



Friday, April 9, 2010

Patrick Nagel

I've got some weird fixation on these Patrick Nagel prints.

I know they are in every asian nail salon, but the design element is rather iconic.

I'd almost have the nerve to say that it should be in museums hehe :)

I mean.. look at Andy Warhol's work.

Here are some of my favorite pieces:




Strike a pose!
Click! Click! There goes the flash!
Shimmer & Lace are just crazy over these professional posers.