Friday, 15th July 2011
The year is 1959 and Hawaii is becoming Americas 50th state. Tiki culture is at its peak and Hawaiian shirts, bamboo lounges and carved tiki´s are more popular than ever. Elvis is rattling his knees from one side to another in the army and “Mac the knife” is No.1 on the charts. Empty the brylcreem jar, pop your gum and come and get yourself a tropical fruit punch at the Herranga Tiki Bamboo Lounge. Aloha!
My favorite gal, Eleanor Powell, doing her thing in “Honolulu” (1939):
I planning on channeling my inner Eleanor; hopefully I’ll be able to do her justice. Here are some other images I’m going to draw from as well:
What’s your inspiration? What do you think you’re going to wear?