In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d interview a local HNL hottie with rock star street style, who also happens to be a total rock star mommy.
808 Style: Local Street Stylin’ Mom Erica Miguel
I met Erica the first time I set foot in my new favorite local Honolulu Boutique, Fighting Eel, I was struck by her vivacious aura and her feisty punk rock fashion sense. A retail associate at Fighting Eel, Erica is also a stylist, a freelance model and a stellar mom with a very grounded set of values and a killer sense of humor. With almost 1,000 followers on Instagram and almost a hundred likes on every single photo she posts, it’s easy to see that people resonate with her outgoing personality and her fashion sense–I’m one of her many fans myself!
How she has time to fit all the fabulousness of the different aspects of her life is beyond me, but she does it, and she does it with such stylish effortlessness. And her kid is stinkin’ cute, too. Powerhouse.
Name & Age: Maria Erica Miguel, 26
Child: Ira-Rose, 4
Occupation: Retail Associate & Stylist, Fighting Eel, freelance model
Neighborhood: Ewa Beach
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about yourself since becoming a mother?
The most surprising thing I’ve discovered about myself since becoming a mother is my patience. I didn’t have an ounce of it before and now I have some. Haha!
What inspires your style?
Uniqueness inspires my style; rock n’ roll, vintage, individuality.
Who are your style icons?
My style icons are mostly men, David Bowie, Jared Leto, Keith Richards… But I do love Erin Wasson, of course Kate Moss.
Three words that define your fashion sense:
Rock and Roll.
Does living in Hawaii affect how you dress?
Not really. I still wear my combat boots and pleather leggings with my band tees! Even if it’s hot because I’m always cold! I’m a rebel–I dress how I like!
How has your style changed since you’ve had kids?
My style hasn’t changed much, I never wore maternity clothes and never dressed like a “mom”.
Name 3 go-to pieces in your closet:
Band tee, leggings, leather bomber.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten from your mother?
How very Filipino!
If you could gift yourself a Mother’s Day present, what would it be?
My gift to me would be more time with my daughter.
What’s the most rewarding thing about being a mom?
Being a mom is the most rewarding thing about being a mom. Period.
If you want to catch more of this stylin’ Honolulu mama, you can catch her posting regularly on Instagram on iPhone and Droid via @numb_skull, on her blog, irarose.tumblr.com, or in the crowd at local hardcore shows, strutting her stuff and oozing awesomeness from every pore.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!
Honihoni me ke aloha ~ xo, with love,
Photo Credit: Copyright Maria Erica Miguel, via Instagram/Statigr.am