Have You Heard?

If you don't know....let me tell you.  Rumi Murakami.  Boom.  She's a local designer with beautifully tailored, made-in-Hawaii apparel.  She's a sewing GENIUS.  Check out this jumpsuit from her current Fall 2013 collection!!!!! I admire her clean & polished aesthetic.  Not only are her pieces made flawlessly, but she has a philosophy on tailoring the perfect fit so each item WEARS flawlessly.  She is more than happy to meet, fit, & alter her items for you (alterations are FREE)! Contact Rumi @ rmwomenswear@gmail.com

I wanted to feature how versatile Rumi's designs can be; one jumpsuit, worn 2 VERY different ways.  I think this entry parallels my personality with a little sassy side + little playful (nerdy) side.  I'm holding my breath waiting for Rumi's Spring 2014 collection :) but until then.....ladies GET ON IT for her F2013 stuff. 

Intense.  The word of the day.  I love how the vivid colors of Kakaako play off the straight black.  I kept my necklace neutral in color as to let the wall art be an accessory :) This necklace will be available soon on my shop site so STAY TUNED.  

I know it's broad daylight now but I would DEF sport this jumpsuit out on a Saturday night.  It shows a fair amount of skin so pair it with a bralette, fun tank, or crop top depending on how risqué you're feelin'! No matter how you wear it, you will ALWAYS stay chic.  

Ok, here's version 2.  I cuffed up those legs, threw on funky flats, & tucked in Rumi's classic button down.  Fun right?! I feel artsy...maybe it's all the art around me haha.  

Accessory check! This ultra rad necklace is a REAL LIFE magnifying glass :)  Cute, cute, cute.  Detail check!  This faux collared button down is so clever! Rumi really is on to something here - Looking dressed to the nines with no fuss! 

OUFIT 1 - Jumpsuit by Rumi Murakami.  Striped Bralette - American Apparel.  Heels by Jessica Simpson.  Statement Necklace - available soon to my shop!  Sunnies - Topshop.  

OUTFIT 2 - Jumpsuit + Blouse by Rumi Murakami.  Hat - UNIQLO.  Magnifying Glass Necklace - Roberta Oaks.  Shoes - Vintage thrift. 

Photos by Maida Montemayor.