Story behind Pulelehua

 

Pulelehua was created in 2018 after I competed in the 2016 Merrie Monarch. I fell in love with the aloha attire that everyone was wearing throughout the competition. It was the inspiration  I needed to pursue my dream in the fashion industry.

I launched the Ohia Lehua collection as my first design to honor the island of Hawaii. This was the beginning of the Rapid Ohia death.

In 2020 during the pandemic, I was blessed to have more time to create and develop more designs and styles. Through this the birth of Pua Melia, Awapuhi, Monsterra, Gardenia and the Kalo was born.

My designs are inspired by hula, nature and the Hawaiian culture.

I am also a mother of two beautiful daughters.