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Chapeaux Emi Maui – Hats by Emi

Emi Azeka is such an artist. As a milliner, her amazing hats take on what seems to be a life of their own. Each piece is a creation of the heart – inspired by Emi’s surroundings, feelings, or by the woman with whom she’s making the hat for. Each piece is a work of art. These incredible hats have graced the heads of royalty, first ladies, actors, writers and more.

I got the opportunity to photograph some of her hats and also to photograph her booth at the Seabury Craft Fair held a couple of weeks ago. As an artist myself, it is such a treat to experience such beautiful pieces. Emi shows weekly as one of the Artists in Residence at the Four Seasons Resort Wailea on Fridays. She is also available for private showings and studio visits in Makawao town. Please see Emi’s website for further information.


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