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April 5, 2017updated May 13, 2020

Women’s Style: Heat Wave

By Lauren Jade Hill

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

Embrace spring fashion as seen here in the dramatic landscape of the south
shore of Kaua‘i. From stripes in Waimea Canyon to sporty swimwear in Poipu
and color-blocking in Kukui‘ula, we bring your island fantasies to life.

Photographer Thomas Whiteside, Stylist Jamie Frankel

Adam Lippes top, $390, fluted skirt, $590, David Yurman Chatelaine necklace with faceted hematine and .55 carats pavé diamonds, $7,000, and John Hardy Legends Macan double head ring in silver with .41 carats pavé diamonds and blue topaz eyes, $1,650, Pierre Hardy Parade flat sandals, $795

Shot at Waimea Canyon State Park

Prada dress, $2,975, top, $1,205, and shoes, Bremont MBII-BK watch with black dial, $4,995

Shot at Kukui‘ula Golf Course

Prabal Gurung knit combo dress with draped silk skirt, $1,195, Bulgari Serpenti necklace in 18K pink gold with .21 carat diamonds and malachite, $4,150, John Hardy Bamboo ring in 18K yellow gold, $3,200

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Shot at Shipwreck Beach in Poipu

Lisa Marie Fernandez Farrah neoprene maillot, $395

Shot at Shipwreck Beach in Poipu

Dolce & Gabbana off-the shoulder striped top, $575, silk bra, $995, silk fish-print skirt, $2,195, Ippolita large twisted hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold, $1,695, David Yurman Continuance Center Twist bracelet in 18K yellow gold with .23 carats pavé diamonds, $4,900, Continuance Chain bracelet in 18K yellow gold, $3,700, Helena ring in 18K yellow gold with .33 carats pavé diamonds, Haku Lei by Elvrine Chow with Heavenly Hakus

Shot at Huaka‘i Guides

Boss color-block silk chiffon dress, $1,695, Wolford Berlin bodysuit, $240, Dolce & Gabbana raffia mules with embellished toe, $995

Shot at the Club at Kukui‘ula

Bottega Veneta pleated dress, $5,100

Shot at Kukui‘ula

Stella McCartney Amily bodysuit, $575, alter suede Benni pants, $1,120, Bulgari Diagono Scuba stainless-steel automatic watch, $7,100, David Yurman Titian Heirloom ID bracelet in copper and sterling silver, $595, Streamline bracelet in copper, $575, Fortune signet ring in 18K yellow gold with faceted garnet, $3,200

Shot on the south shore of Kaua‘i


Adam Lippes
Available online at

Hugo Boss in New York, contact Mariana Holt, general manager, +1 212 485 1900,

Bottega Veneta
Please call +1 800 845 6790 for more information

Bremont in New York, +1 212 321 0012,

Bulgari in New York, contact Anita Paredes, +1 800 285 4274,

David Yurman
David Yurman Townhouse in New York, +1 212 752 4255,

Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana in New York, +1 212 897 9653,

Heavenly Hakus
Contact Elvrine Chow, +1 808 634 9999

Ippolita in New York, contact Nolan Fitzgerald, general manager, +1 646 664 4240,

John Hardy
John Hardy in New York, +1 212 343 9000,

Lisa Marie Fernandez
Available online at

Pierre Hardy
Available online at

Prabal Gurung
Available online at

Prada in New York, +1 212 334 8888,

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney in New York, +1 212 255 1556,

Available online at

Model Aqua Parios at Heroes Model Management

Digital Technician Michael Bailey Gates

Photography Assistant Keith Ketchum

Hair Joey George using Bumble & Bumble for Streeters

Makeup William Murphy using Chanel Ultrawear for Atelier Management

Casting Adam Browne at Six Wolves

Creative Direction Kristen Shirley

Shot on location at Kukui‘ula and on location on Kaua‘i’s south shore Club and Resort Community at Kukui‘ula 2700 Ke Alaula Street +1 808 742 0234


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