Fashion, Your Stories

Danitta Nio-Fretton and JO’LI Elei

Ever arrived at a function in your best outfit, only to spot someone wearing exactly the same thing? Even in today’s ever evolving fashion scene, it can still be hard to stand out from the crowd. Owners of JO’LI, Danitta-Lilly Nio-Fretton and Inez Nio-Goschehave have made it their mission to put a stop to this […]

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Fiji Made Swimwear and Jennifer Jenkinson

We love the overflow of talent that’s pouring out of the Pacific, particularly in the fashion industry. Heleva is no exception, and after speaking with the founder, Jennifer Jenkinson, we couldn’t wait to showcase a business that prides itself in it’s unique polynesian designs, especially since all of their products are manufactured in Jennifer’s island island […]

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Island Thrift and Karla Leota

We found Island Thrift on a late night, scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, and boy are we glad we did! We’re huge supporters of young Pacific people who have the courage to find their way and follow their dreams, especially when they’re based back home in the Islands. That’s probably why we were so […]

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Mariah Bellaluisa Alone

Here at Talanoa, we believe that age is nothin’ but a number when it comes to chasing your dream, and at the age of seven, Mariah Bellaluisa Alone is a perfect example of that. With three years of modelling experience under her belt and a beautiful mix of ethnicities (Fijian, Tongan, Aboriginal and Italian), her mother Paulina says […]

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Lujilulu

The gorgeous designs of Lujilulu caught our eye on Instagram, but it was Luji, the face of Lujilulu, that really won us over. We’ve been following their work for some time now and so naturally we over the moon when we had the chance to speak with Alisi-Vela Yasa, the founder of Lujilulu. We love her work […]

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Gypsy Kinq

It all started with a “follow” on Instagram before the gorgeous images on Gypsy Kinq had us hooked. Yesterday we caught up with Alisa who spoke about how the brand was created, what keeps her motivated and their big dreams for the future.  What is Gypsy Kinq and how was the concept created? Gypsy Kinq is […]

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VitiHome

Vitihome‘s gorgeous designs and beautiful prints had us at helllo! Since the release of their very first cushion cover, the ladies behind the business have continued to show us just how creatively amazing they are. Faith Watling, Toni-Marie Compain and Courtney Smith are the brains behind the business. We recently caught up with Faith and here’s what […]

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Tom and Charlie

Here at Talanoa, we have been a little (over) obsessed with Tom & Charlie since the launch of their beautiful brand. We’ve been in love with everything – from the beautiful bursts of colour, the fact that their goods have been ethically made, all the way down to the heart of the brand – the name, Tom & […]

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Bayvick Designs

Recently we were lucky enough to be invited to catch up with Bayvick Lawrence, the designer behind Bayvick Designs, in his brand new shop in Sydney’s west. We were inspired by what he had to say, from his humble beginnings in Fiji to his dream for the future of his brand. What inspired you to become […]

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