ALOHA MURIEL is inspired by the great aunt of Kaira Roos. Born in 1925, Muriel Vincent was a multi-talented creative of a different era. In her late teens, she left her small hometown of Buxton, North Dakota for San Francisco, California. She worked as a waitress and as a riveter during WW2. Working at the restaurant, she met a handsome Merchant Marine and was engaged two days later. She went back to North Dakota briefly before eloping in Reno, then boarded a ship to Honolulu.
While in Honolulu, Muriel painted on seashells for tourists, illustrated children's books, created beautiful scrimshaw pieces, oil painted landscapes and portraits, and constructed gorgeous quilts out of remnants she obtained from local factories.
Muriel, who always sported her bold red lipstick, was and still is a great source of inspiration for Kaira Roos.
QUARANTINE COLLECTIONS | Buy & wear because you care.
- 1\\ The first round of ALOHA MURIEL masks were made of vintage Hawaiian remnants. $250 was raised for LA Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund and 50 masks were made for donation.
- 2\\ The second collection of bright tie die and a summery picnic plaid. Partial proceeds adding up to $150 has been donated to CASA/LA, an organization that mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect in order to help their vision of a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive.
- 3\\ Raffle to Raise $. $3 raffle tickets sold to win a bundle of goods from Aloha Muriel, @nicolecollingshome, @inthewindgoods, and @emilieperiera. All ticket proceeds were donated (and triple matched) to The Loveland Foundation making a grand total of $927.
- 4\\ Wax Block Print masks: ALL proceeds of these masks are being donated (and triple matched) to benefit ACLU Foundation, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Special Contribution Fund, Northside Achievement Zone, and Race Forward.
Total raised so far: $630.
- 5\\ Late June: Partial proceeds of the masks released in late June will be donated to National Bail Out, a Black-led and Black-centered community based movement to support individuals & end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. They are especially trying to help those who have been detained through the current uprising. Learn more at www.nationalbailout.org.
SIZING: Teen/Adult (one size fits most). Please contact for Child (age 7-12) and Kiddo (age 3-6) sizes.
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