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January SHADE Muse of the Month

INSPOKera Van Huizum

Our January muse of the month is Kyra Mueller-Yamamoto, a girl with sweet energy who we believe embodies SHADE style. Kyra is down to earth and has a wondrous free sprit about her always looking to her next adventure. Ironically, as we write this with Kyra she is traveling abroad in Central America and anxious to share her travels with us.

Spending the day snorkeling on Big Corn island of Nicaragua 

Spending the day snorkeling on Big Corn island of Nicaragua 

Tell us where you are and what you’re doing right now…

I have spent the past month traveling around Nicaragua and the Corn Islands. My boyfriend Stephen and I will continue on into Costa Rica and Panama for the next month before ending our trip at the Envision music festival. Pretty amazing!

Sitting in a treehouse overlooking the Volcano Concepcion on the island Ometepe 

Sitting in a treehouse overlooking the Volcano Concepcion on the island Ometepe 

What is your travel style like?

Lots of color and easily packable things. I’ve learned with traveling to pack as light and as little as possible. My suitcase consists of a bunch of funky dresses, yoga pants and a swimsuit to clothing ratio that is 5:1.

How would you describe your overall style?

Minimal, meaningful, funky, and flowy. If it’s not black, it’s psychedelic.

What are your SHADE must haves?

All things teeki and all the jewelry Kera has in the shop is to die for!

Describe your perfect day from sun up to sun down?

Wake up and have the most amazing Superfood Smoothie along with a cup of local coffee. Hike or head on a long beach walk followed by a yoga class in the afternoon. Take a book to the beach and thrift shop with my friends followed by a huge framily dinner. Last night I had huge dinner with a group of fellow travelers that included people from Scotland, Amsterdam, Canada, Australia, Argentina and London! One of the many incredible things that comes with backpacking to foreign places.

What would you be wearing on your perfect day?

Ideally I would be barefoot but Rainbow flip flops and my swimsuit underneath a flowy “dress” which is usually a men’s old t-shirt. My travel collections include jewelry from wherever I am so I usually am adorned in one piece or another.