As you may know, this year marks the 90th anniversary of the famed Royal Hawaiian Hotel. For this special occasion the hotel has turned to one of its most loyal patrons, Paul Mayer, aka the Master of Ballet Flats, who has been a regular guest at the hotel for 25+ years, visiting up to 4 times a year.
In fact, Paul’s passion for the Pink Palace inspired his brand colors when he launched his namesake collection in 2004. Today, his whimsical black and pink shoe boxes are as collectible as his flats, wedges and chunky heels, of which patrons are known to buy in multiples for their comfort and style.
We have fallen in love with Paul Mayer’s limited edition Royal Hawaiian designs, which include pink wedge heels, block heels and flats. All are embroidered with a blue script R and H, rendered in the exact font used in the original Royal Hawaiian logo. For hotel aficionados who want to be more subtle in their tribute, there is a pink on pink ballet flat. The capsule collection is now available at the Pashma, conveniently located in the hotel’s lobby, Bloomingdale’s in Hawaii.
Throughout the test of time, film and television have embraced the Royal Hawaiian, cementing its iconic image. Over the past 9 decades, the hotel has been seen in films such as Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1932), and Big Eyes (2014) as well as on television on Charlie’s Angels where Cheryl Ladd famously made her debut (1977), Hawaii Five-O (1968 – 1980) and Mad Men (2013).
Today, thanks to Mayer, Royal Hawaiian lovers can feel the Aloha State’s spirit and take a piece of the Pink Palace home with them in the renowned hotel’s true style of elegance and sophistication.
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