Style Local: Mom starts keiki clothing lineUPDATED 9:03 PM HST Aug 15, 2014Video Transcript
KITV4 is launching a special series of stories tonight leading up to Hawai'i FASHION MONTH in November. Hawai'i's budding fashion scene is THRIVING and we wanted to shine the spotlight on those working to keep the momentum going... and Moani, you've taken this assignment under your wing... Tonight's story is about a young mom who got her start in the business not too long ago designing a line here in Hawai'i specifically for keiki. THIS is style local. 11 Designer Giselle Santana LOVES her 2 girls. They keep her busy... and are why she started designing clothes in the first place. 3:54-3:58 I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THAT THEY WANT, THEY CAN DRESS A CERTAIN WAY, butt with 4:01- 4:08 THEY CAN DO ANYTHING BOYS CAN DO, SO I THINK THAT IS WHAT IT REALLY BREAKS DOWN TO FOR ME, IS TO SET A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE FOR MY DAUGHTERS. Giselle's line Naturally Young At Heart is named after her eldest daughter Naya. The young designer works from home, while her girls are sleeping. 2:48-3:00 I STARTED OFF JUST DOING CUSTOM ORDERS, LIKE OH,CAN YOU MAKE ME A BLANKET, OR CAN YOU MAKE ME A GIFT SET FOR THE BABIES. AND NOW IM TRYING TO EXPAND AND MAKE MORE PIECES THAT ARE PRACTICAL AND FUN FOR THE KIDS. One of her most popular items is the BABY KINI. The sassy swim wear is ADJUSTABLE and can be worn through both baby and toddler years. 2:22-2:30 I WANT KIDS TO BE ABLE TO FEEL FASHIONABLE AND HAVE A LOT OF JAZZ. SO WHEN THEY'RE DRESSING UP WITH THEIR CLOTHES I LIKE TO GIVE THEM A LOT OF ACCESSORIES. And then there's the Bib Dana which Santana says can make clean up a breeze for mom and dad. 1:23-1:27 THEY'RE GOOD FOR CATCHING ALL THE DROOL AND THE MESSES AND THEY'RE FASHIONABLE BECAUSE I MAKE THEM IN ALL DIFFERNT KINDS OF PRINTS And the best thing she says if that after a day's work... she's already home. 5:24-5:30 MY FAVORITE PART OF DOING WHAT I DO IS THAT I GET TO STAY HOME WITH MY GIRLS And you can meet Giselle and check out her line, Naturally Young At Heart at this weekend's Made In Hawai'i Festival. She is set up in the Pikake Room. KITV is the official TV partner of Hawaii Fashion Month.. Over the next few months we'll be showing you all the different facets of Hawaii Fashion.. as we get ready for Hawaii Fashion Month's second annual run of events, coming up in November. So stay tuned. A Cold Crime... And possibly Case Closed.