At a.ell atelier we have collected amazing array of bags, totes and purses! Some of the featured brands are Desigual, Steve Hatfield, Papaya in clutches, hand purses and shoulder bags. You might just find the one made just for you in this large variety of colorful, urban or classic, handmade leather bags ~ we have them all!
Please join us this coming Saturday, September 1st in Old Kapa’a town for a mothly Art Walk. The event starts at 5:30 and ends at 8:30. It’s a perfect opportunity for a night out mingle with local community peeps and explore local small business and artists. Oh…and there is always someone creating a delicious tasy bites as well!
This Saturday Sept. 4th for the Old Kapaa Town Art Walk we will be featuring Denise Dion-Scoyni. I came to know Denise through my daughters school – Denise is the art teacher at Kauai Pacific School – and a fabulous one at that. I recently started carrying her beautiful tiles in the atelier. This Saturday she will be bringing in her original paintings as well. Don’t miss this chance to meet Denise and let her know how much you love her work! Please check out her website to see more
After much ado we’ve decided to evolve the Kapaa Art Walk to the 1st Saturday of the month. Which means we’re just a few days away from a fresh new release! This week at the atelier we have Lefty playing guitar along with Kaili showing her gorgeous paintings both outside on the sidewalk. Inside we have John Howards black light paintings and farm animal tees and tanks for both the ladies and the gents. Its still 4 days away so I’m guessing a few more artists will pop up to show what they have as well as the sidewalk is open to everyone!
So come on down, eat, dance, talk, and show that you think supporting our local folks is important – its not an easy path – but its just so fun!
Seven years ago (or so) I started working with Keri Cooper. We immediately fell into a groove, completely getting each other, and spent the day escalating each of our passions – hers photography, mine fashion – to new heights. Since then we walk away from each fashion shoot in complete ecstasy making plans for the next.
A couple weeks ago we worked (played) together shooting a new line of high end dresses for a.ell atelier. We found ourselves in a dream state – All of us -the models, photographers, and myself – kept laughing, smiling, saying is this really happening? It was one of those moments where you felt that you’ve done it, its happened – the dream you hoped you would live one day, your right in the middle of it.
I encourage you to take a look at Keri’s website www.kericooper.com and if you ever need a photographer she is amazing to work with. Let her know what your looking for and then step aside and let her go – trust she will GET IT!
Here’s what Keri has to say about herself…….
After falling in love with Kauai and moving here in ’99 I was lucky enough to apprentice with a Master of Photography. Soon I began covering weddings and quickly became very busy photographing all over the island and traveling to the other islands as well. After a few years I felt confident about branching out and running my own photography business. I am always refining my skills and exploring new techniques to give my images diversity as well as keeping my style fresh. As a photographer, weddings are fulfilling to me for so many reasons. Beautiful dresses, awesome locations, happy people, lovey-dovey tender moments- what more could I ask for? The best feeling is seeing the bride and groom so elated about their wedding images and knowing that they will cherish them forever. During a photo shoot I get in “The Zone” and its like my creative side just takes over. I say photographing for me is an “Organic Experience,” meaning that I come with an idea or focus then the energy of the shoot just takes over and it flows from there. I guess that is how a painter or sculptor must feel when they get lost in their art. Photography has led me on an incredible journey of places, people and moments captured, I wouldn’t trade a 60th of a second!