A new shipment of Queen of HEARTS has arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day! Celebrate all the colors and joy of love. Come visit our mix-and-match boutique for fun, flirty, and elegant activewear – for you or your beloved! And find just the right piece of beaded jewelry to accent your choice!
We are currently displaying two innovative clothing lines – Queen of Hearts Clothing and Lilikoi Wear – blended together as full outfits. You’ll see many top-n-bottom combo options. Of course you can always buy them as separates! We have specially hand-picked these two lines for their beauty, comfort, eco-friendly materials and mindful business platforms.
Queen of Hearts Clothing is produced on the enchanted island of Bali from plant-fiber rayon fabric. This family-operated business creates playful, feminine, and elegant clothing. Each piece expresses love, and their sales contribute to a non-profit organization in Bali that assists women and children in need.
Lilikoi Wear feels amazingly soft and supple to the touch. It supports the wellbeing of the wearer and the planet. Lilikoi offers high-end activewear made with a new generation of “intelligent yarns” that completely biodegrades within 3 years of entering a landfill. Inspired by the colorful culture of Brazil and the tropical lifestyle of Hawaii, Lilikoi features bright, limited-edition prints. You’ll often see a floral and geometric overlay in their designs.
“Our goal is to create a positive impact. To support women in feeling powerful and beautiful when they put on Lilikoi Wear,” says January Marie Barros, co-owner.
All day storewide sale this Friday everything 25% off! Including brands such as Lily Lotus, Queen of Hearts, and teeki. Saturday and Sunday 20% off storewide, 50% off selected items.
Up to 50% off on select items!
2015 Almanac signing by creator and Director Renee Tillotson. Signing from 5-9pm.
Aya Papaya Trunk show 5-9pm will be showcased with light pupus. Clothing and adornments to embody beauty, strength and grace. Handmade with love in America.
Come join in on the fun and festivities!!
Due to popular demand by store owners nation-wide and our clients, some of our favorite fitness fashion lines are creating gorgeous clothes for goddess-size women. Lily Lotus, our local Hawaiian designer, has some stunning designs with flattering fits and artistic detailing. Queen of Hearts Clothing provides custom orders for all styles in XL; we are proud to carry their beautiful line for all sizes now!
Mahalo to Luscious Lani, life-coach, author and devoted member of Still & Moving Center for radiantly modeling some of our outfits!
Lily Lotus Amara Cami in Sunset Wash & Queen of Hearts Fairy Capri
Lily Lotus Chakra Tank & Ruched Leggings
Lily Lotus Chakra Tank paired with Queen Of Hearts Lotus Pants
Come check out our new L & XL fabulous fitness wear now at the Boutique!
Queen of Hearts has come out with 3 great Half Sleeve designs that match into their beautiful yoga/dance pants and capris. Great for fitness & fashion!
Asymmetric Tunic Top with front lacing. New blue color! Fairy Top with Half Sleeves (matches Fairy Capri & Pants)
Half Sleeve Tee with front & back lacing
Enjoy our gorgeous staff showing off the current collection Summer/Fall 2012 of clothing at Boutique E featuring clothing lines Queen of Hearts, Ompure, Shining Shakti, MahaDevi Designs. Lily Lotus and Tees for Change.
From left to right: Queen of Hearts Ballerina Crop Top, QH Groove Pants, QH Asymmetrical Tunic, Lily Lotus logo capri
Great thanks to our natural beauties Seychelles Pitton, assistant manager, Jivatma Roske Massageur, Ashiatsu and massage therapist and Angela Warren, aerial dance teacher. Marta Czajkowska, graphic artist and supreme athlete, took these gorgeous photographs. Heeraa Sazevich, internet marketing for the center and ecstatic dance teacher, styled the outfits and encouraged creative poses…5 creative women to serve up some fitness wear inspiration as well as incredible designers (all women!) with a great sense of flair and fun!
Same outfits as above
Ompure Lotus Capri, MahaDevi Designs Waterfall Top and Waterfall Skirt
Queen of Hearts Asymmetric Tunic, QH Long Fairy Pants, QH Ballerina Crop Top, Ompure Butterfly pant
Ompre Butterfly Pant
Ompure Tulsi Tops, Ompure Chakra Pant with removable skirt in berry, Ompure Lotus Pant with removable skirt
Tees for Change ‘Choose Happiness’ , Shining Shakti Moonbow pants, Queen of Hearts Flower Tunic, QH Bloomers
Ompure Bliss Bra Top, Shining Shakti Waverider pants
Ompure Lola Tank, Lily Lotus tacked leggings
Ompure Bliss Bra and Cozy Leggings,Ompure Lola taank and Lily Lotus logo capri
Queen of Hearts Asymmetric Tunic and Long Fairy Pants
Ompure Leyla Yoga Dress, Queen of Hearts Audrey Capri, MahaDevi Waterfall tank, Ompure Lotus pants
Ompure Lola tank top, Queen of Hearts Bloomers
Queen of Hearts Clothing
Queen of Hearts Clothing was formally established in 2002. An independently owned and operated business that is based in Northern California, their production takes place on the enchanted island of Bali, where they have the great joy of co-creating with a family-owned cottage industry. They have been able to keep their family of tailors working full time and make annual contributions to non-profit organizations in Bali.
The Queen of Hearts mission is to create comfortable and beautiful clothing for dance, yoga and everyday dress up. Clothing that is playful yet elegant, simple yet feminine….and feels as good on as it looks.
Most styles pictured here are 90% Rayon and 10% Lycra.
We carry a custom color order of purple and berry in most styles
Side split on one side and cap sleeves
with ties and ruching on the sides with laces on front and back
side ties and ruching on the sides with laces on front and back
Side splits on both sides
Side tie to adjust fit, splits on sides of skirt and pants
Fairy Long Pant
Side split skirt, wide flairs, pictured here with Fairy Tank.. a great combo! Side tie for adjustable fit
Split on back of pant over calves, Side tie for adjustable fit
Long Groove Pant
No side splits, narrower leg, side tie for adjustable fit
Side tie for adjustable fit, ties at knees to adjust lengthen, two ruffle layers
Audrey Capri & Leggings
Lacing on the sides, side tie for adjustable fit, capri and full length
Cap Sleeve Tee
Simple body, no ties on the side, large woven split at the back, can be worn reversed
Ballerina Top: Crop & Long
Flattering cross over top in short & long lengths
Remember when workout clothes were really cute and fun and you wanted to just live in them? Jane Fonda was our super-fit style siren, dressed in fashionable leotards and flattering tights. The styles came in floral prints and color blocking and a variety of styles to suit every body type. The shorts were actually short – and not baggy. Those were the ’80s, a very long time ago.
Then, for a long couple of decades, the workout offerings were all about gray and black in workout clothes that seldom had style. Until Lululemon came along with its flattering Groove pant and colorful tops and our own local yoga wear designer, Momi Chee of Lily Lotus created with bling and a bit of excitement in her clothing for yoga and beyond.
Now workout wear seems to be experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Maybe it’s the influence of dance-oriented exercise modalities such as Zumba, salsa, Nia, aerials, belly dance, tango and pole dancing. I don’t really care what’s causing it, I’m just happy to see some interesting and original offerings on the workout scene.
I recently visited the Still & Moving Center where Boutique-E is carrying some workout wear that I have not seen anywhere else in the Islands. The buyer, Heeraa Sazevich, searches far and wide for lines that are “more innovative and original,” she said. In addition, the Center has a commitment to clothing that is environmentally conscious, in keeping with the philosophy of the owner, Renee Tillotson, and the teachers and staff. “If we have a movement studio that is promoting conscious movement, we should incorporate that into the clothing we buy,” said Heeraa Sasevich, buyer for Boutique-E. Nothing is made in China because Tillotson does not approve of the manufacturing practices in China.
Heeraa shops the world for men’s and women’s clothing that is organic, bamboo (a highly sustainable fiber) or “somehow environmentally friendly,” Heeraa explained. An ecstatic dancer herself (watch this blog for more on that later), Heeraa is always on the lookout for clothes that move with grace and fluidity. “Dancing invokes the feminine,” and that is something she seeks in the clothing she buys for her customers at the Center.
Many of the styles are inspired by, and derived from, Festival clothing, a new category to me. Think ” What do you wear to the Burning Man festival?” It’s all about clothes that move in evocative and interesting ways. They’re dance-oriented and made with freedom of movement in mind. A double row of flounces adds a shimmy, an asymmetrical hemline with pirate-like points flows with the body. A little over skirt flutters whimsically above a flowing pant.
Many of the lines carried at Boutique-E are not found anywhere else in Hawaii. In addition, many do good deeds in the world.
Understanding that not all dancers, exercise and yoga enthusiasts are tiny, Boutique-E carries sizes from XS to XL. Prices range from $29 – $96.
Here’s a brief rundown on some of what I found there:
Kai-Ya Designs: Designed on Kauai and made in Indonesia. “The clothes are not all organic yet, but they’re getting there,” Heeraa explained.
Queen of Hearts: Designed in San Francisco and made in Bali, this line is pure fun and highly original. Boutique-E recently custom ordered pieces in purple and teal to create a more colorful workout scene.
Bhakti Ware: 100 percent organic cotton from a company that donates $1.08 per garment sold to charity.
Tees for Change: The Maryland-based company makes all of its clothing from a bamboo and cotton blend that is naturally anti-bacterial. They plant a tree for every garment sold.
Maha Devi Designs: From Canada, they work solely with organic bamboo and hemp.
Inner Waves Organic: The Colorado company works only with organic fabrics.
Green Apple Active: A bamboo line that’s certified organic and made in Mexico.
Boutique-E is not just for women. They also carry eco-conscious clothing for men.
Find Boutique-E in the Silent & Moving Center, 1024 Queen Street, across from Office Depot.www.stillandmovingcenter.com. Phone 397-7678.
– Paula Rath
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Posted in Fashionating!, Keeping Fit | Tagged Bhakti Ware, Festival clothing, Heeraa Sazevich, Kai-Ya Designs, Maha Devi Designs, Queen of Hearts, Renee Tillotson, Still & Moving Center, Tees for Change
Still & Moving is proud to introduce great, new activewear made with organic cotton and bamboo fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable. Boutique-E is the only place in the Hawaiian islands where you can find them!
“As we are cultivating consciousness here in our movement classes, we are expanding to include the clothing we wear as well,” says Renee Tillotson, our director.
Why buy organic? Since at least 25% of the world’s most harmful pesticides are used to grow cotton, by cleaning up this one industry we can take a big step toward living in harmony with the planet. It is empowering to remember that the choices we make as buyers dictate what is produced.
Organic bamboo fiber has a natural anti-bacterial and deodorization effect. This occurs totally naturally without chemical treatment, so bamboo fabrics are ideal for those with skin allergies or who are chemically sensitive. Bamboo regenerates naturally without replanting, eliminating the need for re-forestation. Bamboo fiber is 100% bio-degradable through prolonged sunlight exposure. Bamboo fiber naturally blocks 98% of all harmful UVA rays!
Introducing the active wear lines now carried at Still & Moving Center’s Boutique-E:
Green Apple Active was pioneered with the vision to innovate and create new organic products for the active lifestyle arena. They use only natural raw materials, organically grown Bamboo & Certified Organic Cotton in all of their apparel. These crop pants are made from organic bamboo and cotton with 14% lycra for a great fit.
GGO fine organic bamboo clothiers is one of the few yoga lifestyle brands whose yoga collection is actually designed by a yoga professional. Vivica Schwartz – a long time practitioner and instructor of vinyasa flow yoga – design assisted and personally tested GGO’s women’s yoga collection. GGO bamboo grows wild in northern Vietnam and it is harvested responsibly.
Queen of Hearts and OmPure Clothing are independently owned and operated businesses. Their production takes place on Bali, co-creating with a family-owned cottage industry. The companies have been able to keep their family of tailors working full time and make annual contributions to non-profit organizations in Bali.
While they are not an organic line, their designs are innovative, made with fair-trade practices. The soft, light-weight fabric is 90% rayon and 10% lycra and the styles are breezy like the islands, a perfect fit for Hawaii and you.
Inner Waves Organics:
100% organic cotton fitness clothing made in the USA. In their holistic approach, they have chosen a low-impact dyeing process, sourced sustainable materials and sought out suppliers and manufacturers who comply with Fair Trade Labor Practices.
Super Buddha: When you purchase a garment from Super Buddha you are dealing directly with the artist designer who created the design. They always strive to source garments that are made in the USA and keep as much of their production as possible local.
Super Buddha garments are hand printed or decorated by Super Buddha Collective artists in Santa Barbara, California USA. Sanskrit mantra: “You are All the Buddha.”
Tees for Change are made of sustainable and organic fabrics. The blend of bamboo and organic cotton used creates a luxuriously soft tee. Water-based and environmentally friendly printing methods for their designs. They plant a tree for every tee you buy!
Great fashion article by Honolulu’s fashionista, Paula Rath about all the lines we carry with lots of fun photos:http://www.paularath.com/2012/01/finally-fab-workout-clothes/