#taupou

MOST RECENT

Simply because you nervous let me start off with my conversation. Hoping my information, alleviates the hesitation.
I can see it clearly now, catch you smiling through your frown I'm askin' Baby Boo are you down?
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^ how it felt waking up to the question “what do you know about Climate change” 👀😂
I honestly had no idea. I had seen posts and references but hadn’t quite understood what was going on or the concept enough.
To see young people come together to elevate their identities through their respective cultures blew me away. There is so much more they’re doing in the background but you only ever see what’s “hyped”. It was a truely humbling experience to partake in a cause that essentially affects our future. Thank you @lisa_signa for having me! ♥️
@pacificclimatewarriors @350pacific @conscious_mic ——
Sweet moments captured by our little Fijian stunners mama
📸Photography & Video: @graceeehinds ——
#PacificClimateWarriors #350Pacific #ClimateChange #PacificPawa #ConsciousMic
#HouseOfIliganoa♠️ #Taupou #Taualuga #SivaSamoa #Tuiga #Samoa #Faasamoa #Samoan #LaeiSamoa #PacificIslander #Polynesian #Culture #CulturalAttire #Pacific #PacificFashion #PacificActivists #Activism #ArtQld #StandUpForThePacific #BrisbaneCreative

Simply because you nervous let me start off with my conversation. Hoping my information, alleviates the hesitation.
I can see it clearly now, catch you smiling through your frown I'm askin' Baby Boo are you down?
——
^ how it felt waking up to the question “what do you know about Climate change” 👀😂
I honestly had no idea. I had seen posts and references but hadn’t quite understood what was going on or the concept enough.
To see young people come together to elevate their identities through their respective cultures blew me away. There is so much more they’re doing in the background but you only ever see what’s “hyped”. It was a truely humbling experience to partake in a cause that essentially affects our future. Thank you @lisa_signa for having me! ♥️
@pacificclimatewarriors @350pacific @conscious_mic ——
Sweet moments captured by our little Fijian stunners mama
📸Photography & Video: @graceeehinds ——
#PacificClimateWarriors #350Pacific #ClimateChange #PacificPawa #ConsciousMic
#HouseOfIliganoa♠️ #Taupou #Taualuga #SivaSamoa #Tuiga #Samoa #Faasamoa #Samoan #LaeiSamoa #PacificIslander #Polynesian #Culture #CulturalAttire #Pacific #PacificFashion #PacificActivists #Activism #ArtQld #StandUpForThePacific #BrisbaneCreative

Simply because you nervous let me start off with my conversation. Hoping my information, alleviates the hesitation.
I can see it clearly now, catch you smiling through your frown I'm askin' Baby Boo are you down?
——
^ how it felt waking up to the question “what do you know about Climate change” 👀😂
I honestly had no idea. I had seen posts and references but hadn’t quite understood what was going on or the concept enough.
To see young people come together to elevate their identities through their respective cultures blew me away. There is so much more they’re doing in the background but you only ever see what’s “hyped”. It was a truely humbling experience to partake in a cause that essentially affects our future. Thank you @lisa_signa for having me! ♥️
@pacificclimatewarriors @conscious_mic @350pacific ——
Sweet moments captured BTS by our little Fijian stunners mama
📸Photography & Video: @graceeehinds ——
#PacificClimateWarriors #350Pacific #ClimateChange #PacificPawa #ConsciousMic
#HouseOfIliganoa♠️ #Taupou #Taualuga #SivaSamoa #Tuiga #Samoa #Faasamoa #Samoan #LaeiSamoa #PacificIslander #Polynesian #Culture #CulturalAttire #Pacific #PacificFashion #PacificActivists #Activism #ArtQld #StandUpForThePacific #BrisbaneCreative

Tausala Night at VAI O LE OLA CHURCH today ❤️ #fortheculture✊ #culturalregalia #sivasamoa #taupou #manaia #taualuga #tuiga

Special Birthday shoutout to our other July baby!! 😍🙌🎉🎈🎂To this handsome guy on the right my brother Austin @a_itula21 Thank you my love for all that you do not only for TAMA'ITA'I but most importantly for me & the girls. May this year bring you many more blessings, encouragement & love. My only wish for you is that you continue to grow whole-heartedly into the positive man you're meant to be! I'll try to limp my way to your birthday party LORD WILLING lol Have fun & remember - no matter what you do in life or where you go ALWAYS, find your note ☝ lol Love you Karaoke partner 😘😘😘❤ (have my wheelchair and mic ready if I pop up tomorrow - Fiji who?😂) #Samoan #TAMAITAI #KuegisKreations #TheFace #HeStayCute #FindYourNote #LaeiSamoa #Tuiga #Taupou #Elei #SivaSamoa #Nonosina #NONOSINAxTAMAITAI #Summerland2018

#FlashbackFriday to last year at the 5th Annual Island Reggae Festival❤️💛💚 Get your tickets y’all! You don’t want to miss out! It’s all going down TOMORROW! Don’t settle with watching all the excitement from your family and friends social media’s when you could be watching it all LIVE! Don’t be that person, you’re going to regret it! 😅 #TAMAITAI #KuegisKreations #IRF2017 #Throwback #TifaIMoana #Rudebwoy3nt #IslandReggaeFestival #BayTigerVideoProductions #Polynesia #BayArea #SantaClaraFairgrounds #GoodVibes #Reggae #Samoa #Fiji #Tonga #Tahiti #Hawaii #Taupou #Tuiga #SivaSamoa [The lineup never disappoints! Don’t miss out!] 🤙🏾🎶

beautiful teine samoa #polynesian #taupou #islandlife #samoa

Onosai; Patience..
~Acknowledging quality

Faamaoni; Perform whole heartedly..
~Rewarding quality

Tautua; Service..
~The most admirable quality
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Custom Pale I made earlier in the year.
Thank you for the photo’s @nindamatthes ♥️ Pale: @oflynns
Puletasi: (I believe is) @liftislandfashion
Photo: Unknown [HOI added edits]
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#HouseofIliganoa♠️ #LIFTIslandFashion
#Taupou #Taualuga #SivaSamoa #Tuiga #Samoa #Faasamoa #Samoan #PaluAva #LaeiSamoa #PacificIslander #Polynesian #Culture #CulturalAttire #Pacific #PacificFashion

Happy Birthday my love! You do so much for everyone, including me & I am forever grateful for you in my life. I know you'll be spending your day at work/in class and with your boo but just know you're appreciated and most importantly loved. Incredibly. ❤

Cheers to you my first life-sized barbie, my bodyguard, my banker, my protégée & my YouTube star 😜😂😘😘😘😘❤❤❤❤ Le Afioga ia Samala'ulu Edlina Toilolo Sagato @samsamsagato 👑

#LeAfioga #Samoan #TAMAITAI #KuegisKreations #LaeiSamoa #SivaSamoa #Taupou #AnActualTaupou #Tuiga #Malu

One thing is fact, it doesn't matter if you're Tongan, Tahitian, Samoan, Hawaiian, Fijian, Maori etc- when it comes to dancing, at the very core, a true island man is graceful. There's this westernized thinking that your gender or sexual orientation is defined by the way you dance or by certain colors or what you wear and what chores you do in your house. That's all superficial.

Where we Samoans come from our Pacific men have big smiles and dance with soft hands, they wear whatever color flower they want in their ear, wrap themselves in skirts and cook & clean for their families. Because in the Pacific, a real man isn't determined by his appearance but by the fruits of his labor.

This year I wanted to highlight the Samoan man's gracefulness & fluidity. Many of us are so accustomed to seeing boys in general butcher what could be a beautiful dance because they're too focused on showcasing their masculinity. The boys of Nonosina made me so proud for stepping out of their usual mindsets, willing to understand and learn that true siva samoa is from the unfiltered heart.
Special shout out to my brother & right-hand man Mr. Allen Noa @pono562 for helping me bring this all to life & for being the prime example of siva samoa to these extraordinary men of Nonosina.
Thank you boys! @jaybizzle_ @kekaiboii @a_itula21 @raymataele @siakisii @siisiaki Steven, Geranimo, Pati & Kingsten

#Samoan #Nonosina #Summerland2018 #TAMAITAI #KuegisKreations #LaeiSamoa #SivaSamoa #Taupou #Tuiga #Taulealea

When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
Excerpt from
William Shakespeare - Sonnet 18;
Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?
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Latest inspiration.. From Tupac lyrics to Shakespeare sonnets
What inspires you?
How do you express emotion?
Do you create or do you bottle up?
What if you did both?
#HelpMeInMyFeelsTupac #HelpMeExplainTheseFeelsShakespeare
#Tupac
#WilliamShakespeare
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Photo & Styling: House of Iliganoa
#HouseofIliganoa♠️
#Taupou #Taualuga #SivaSamoa #Tuiga #Samoa #Faasamoa #Samoan #LaeiSamoa #PacificIslander #Polynesian #Culture #CulturalAttire #Pacific #PacificFashion

finished painting one of my original characters “takou” - feeling abit more confident w this whole paint thing.
#art #samoan #polynesian #artist #digitalpaint #digitalart #taupou #pencil #pen #drawing #comicart #manga #anime

March 2017 · American Samoa
Flashback to a photoshoot I actually directed, with the help of my loved ones back home. Finally seized the opportunity to execute my ode to the topless taupou of old Samoa concept with this shoot early last year thanks to Alofa Atu Photography while I was on vacation. 😘 @alofaatu_
Model: Tina Mase
Photographer: Denise Paopao

#Samoan #TAMAITAI #KuegisKreations #LaeiSamoa #SivaSamoa #Taupou #Tuiga #AmericanSamoa #AmerikaSamoa #Samoa #ToplessTaupou

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Your culture is one to be embraced. Loved. Revered. Shared. @queen0flongbeach562 is doing just that. Educating young Samoan girls parts of their culture that they will never forget and will forever treasure. #Repost @queen0flongbeach562 with @get_repost
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This lovely tama'ita'i samoa seen here, dressed for her taualuga (for the Nonosina Summerland show just this past Summer) is none other than the talented Mahea Mogote. She is also a great granddaughter of the matriarch of Nonosina, Estella Reid. One of the most graceful taupous you'll ever watch. She was so undeniably magical. 😍✨
#Samoan #TAMAITAI #KuegisKreations #LaeiSamoa #SivaSamoa #Taupou #Tuiga #Taualuga #Nonosina #Summerland2017 #culturalidentity #lamozaiq #unapologeticallycultured #culturalempowerment #culturalawareness #samoa

If you're near Anaheim & need a cultural fix- today may be your last chance to join NONOSINA ! Going on NOW!
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See you in a bit at our open enrollment today @12pm! Come join the NONOSINA family as we celebrate 53 years!
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Featured Nonosina dancer: Sine Schirmer
Adorned by: Kuegi Toilolo (Nonosina siva Samoa director)
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#Nonosina #Samoan #TAMAITAI #KuegisKreations #LaeiSamoa #SivaSamoa #Taupou #Tuiga #OpenEnrollment #PolynesianOwned

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