Slouchy Cross Body • Seaflower Pineapple • White over Black on Natural Fabric
Jana Lam hand-printed Slouchy Cross Bodies are made with love and aloha at the Jana Lam Studio in the Kaka’ako neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Seaflower Pineapple. The story of this print, one of the most popular in the JANA LAM catalog, is a fun one. One day way back in 2016 Jana created a print specifically for a local boutique in Honolulu. The artwork, a series of leaves and stars, was ready to go; ready to be presented to the client, when Jana happened upon some artwork in photoshop on her computer. On the screen she saw the flowers of the Seaflower print, outlined by a pineapple. Turns out, the rest of the team wasn’t as stoked on the leaves and stars as Jana was, and Megan came up with the idea of combining the two elements. Immediately Jana realized the potential of Megan’s creation, and sat down to draw it freehand. Five minutes later, Seaflower Pineapple was complete, and the rest is history. The original pineapple print in the catalog (now discontinued) had taken probably some weeks to finalize. Jana had worked on so many different versions and finally settled on one after much thought and discussion. Some designs take a lot of work, and others just flow naturally. This one makes her smile because of all the prints it was definitely one of the easiest to make, and it was truly a team effort.