Ready for that ultimate summer getaway in paradise? Well what better way to go than in beautiful vintage Hawaiian prints you couldn’t say no to at Red Light? I am a nut for vintage Hawaiian dresses! When I first got the idea for a Hawaiian window I wished so much that we had a 1950’s Hawaiian Shaheen halter dress or even a Kamehameha! But alas such beauties are hard to come by, but I must say the substitutes I found are just as lovely! I get a lot of inspiration from films in many aspects of my life and this window is no different. My vision was brought to life with the help of Elvis in the 1961 hit “Blue Hawaii”, I wanted to replicate the technicolor dream in classic Hawaiian prints and bright colors. Once I started looking at the inventory it didn’t take long to put this grouping together, trying my best to inspire “Rock-A-Hula-Baby!”

by Courtney

High Seas Honeys

This is my summertime/maritime window: A posh yacht club of powerful ladies out on the open sea enjoying the luxuries available to them. It’s a classic nautical color scheme of red, white, and navy blue with gold thrown in as an accent. Before the window was put together I knew I wanted an appealing swimsuit window that was both classic and at the same time accessible to the passer-by who may not know much about vintage. The nautical theme came first; I wanted sailor-esque women in swimsuits. Then the red and white dress arrived in the store, and I decided I wanted there to be a captain, and thus the High Sea Honeys were born! Part of the inspiration for the way the ladies are dressed comes from the movie Overboard starring the lovely Goldie Hawn. I love her absurd posh 80’s outfits in the beginning of the film, cutsie little bathing suits with big chunky jewelry and fabulous accessories. As an art student I am crazy about color composition and it is a signature in my displays that the color composition is vivid, balanced, well planned, and stimulating!

By Courtney