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Lotus Goddess Project
Mood Board, Illustrations, Flat Sketches 

An idea I’ve been sitting on for a while. More to come- keep checking back for updates! 


Valerie Joseph Boutique Fashion Show at Wine and Food Event at Ko Olina 
"Fashion Fusion": City Chic Mini-Collection
May 18, 2012 at Ko Olina Resort

A resort wear mini-collection to reflect the modern and stylish Hawaii woman.

These looks were styled in collaboration with Valerie Joseph Boutique.  

Photos posted with permission of Valerie Joseph Boutique (, and Facebook)


Sample Tech Pack
Project for Production Data Management class
Summer 2009 

This project combined trend forecasting, design, and technical production. Taking the design concepts forecast for Spring/Summer 2011, I was tasked with creating two imaginary collections for different market levels: the designer line ‘Spira’, and a budget line (to be “carried in Wal-Mart”) ‘Spiral’. I was then tasked to make specification sheets for one garment from each line.

Full project available upon request.  


Natural Dyes from Invasive Plants for Hawaii’s Sustainable Environment”
Independent Research Study Posters (Pilot study included)
Spring 2010 -Spring 2011, University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)

Presented at the UHM College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource’s Spring 2010 Research Symposium (pilot study), the UHM’s Honors Program Spring 2011 Symposium, and the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) 2011 conference in Philadelphia.
Award: UH Manoa Vice Chancellor’s Summer Grant for Summer 2010 (Proposal)

Full research and pilot research available upon request.


Trend Forecasting Illustration
Mood Board and Design Illustrations

"The View from Lapland", created for a class on Fashion Forecasting/Marketing, Fall 2008. Inspired by the Sami people of Lapland, looks created for the Resort 2009 season.  


Internship Media
Badfish Booty
August 2010-August 2011

Media and photos: samples of my work at Badfish Booty. Including jewelry design and apparel samples

Displayed with permission of Kate Hooven.   


Featured Polyvore Board

Black and White

To see others, please check out my account at
Black and White by kirynism featuring a black blazer

Veronica Beard sheath dress, £354
Black blazer, $134
Michael Antonio stiletto heels, $50
Sondra Roberts clutch handbag, $65
Rebecca minkoff handbag, $525
Andrew Hamilton Crawford black ring, $125
FERNANDO JORGE onyx earrings, $287
Christian Dior matte eyeshadow, $59
MAC Cosmetics eyeliner, $19
Hair conditioner, $27
IKEA Saralisa, $8.99
Art print of watercolor and digital media illustration, Jessica…, $25
"Café Latte" Travel Mug by Konitz, $13

Valerie Joseph Boutique’s 3rd Annual FRESH Event Fashion Show
Watercolor Tea Party
August 23, 2010

See media coverage:
Party with a purpose by Nadine Kam, Honolulu Star Advertiser Feature on August 5, 2010
Watercolor tea party video by Nadine Kam, on Youtube

Photos posted with permission of Valerie Joseph Boutique (


Various Artwork
Fire Flower
April 29, 2012
Acrylic on 12 x 12 inch studio canvas
Auctioned off at University of Hawaii at Manoa’s 46th Annual APDM Fashion Show “Revolution” Silent Auction 

Cupcake Series
December 2011- January 2012 (Christmas Gifts)
Acrylic on 5 x 5 inch canvases
Comment: Unfortunately, you can’t really see the sparkle paint… 


Design Projects Portfolio
Apparel Product Design and Merchandising Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa 
Spring 2010- Fall 2010

Projects I specifically completed for my classes or using techniques learned in classes.