When Hawaii was a kingdom and Queens and Princesses rode horseback to balls, they’d wrap themselves up in gorgeous, long, and colorful skirts called Pa’u (pronounced pah-oo). Woven through their hair would be yards of vibrant and fragrant flowers. Their horses were also adorned in native flora. They were proud to be of a Kingdom so historically rich with tradition and lore. Over time as Hawaii underwent many political changes, this art slowly declined, but was revitalized in the 20th century through the establishment of formal riding organizations, unique to Hawaii, called Pau Riders. Our photoshoot today pays homage to this rich, noble history that is celebrated every year via parades and festivals worldwide. Our featured model, Faith Rogers, is of Native Hawaiian descent and travels extensively throughout Asia and Los Angeles. She’s wearing purple which is the traditional color of the island of Kauai.