Yamaia was born in the USA but was raised in Hawaii and lived in various key markets Washington D.C. Florida, New York, Chicago, London & Milano which provided her with a culturally diverse and exotic upbringing which not only shaped her creative and colour view, but prepared her for international success as a supermodel,designer & entrepreneur.
Yamaia started modelling in fashion shows at just 17 when she was selected to become a Hawaiian Tropic model and to represent the island of Lanai. Since then she has built up an impressive portfolio of modelling commissions for agencies and fashion designers, initially in the USA for designers including Michael Costello and Versace.
Today Yamaia has expanded her operations into Europe, making Marbella the location for her design/lifestyle studio and her base. It is from here that she personally overseas every part of her business including couture design collections, organising YLUXX Brand Tours, providing expert fashion advice on TRE radio, Individuals,Business and a public speaker who is passionate about women/men empowerment & Creating UROwn Identity for your Life.
Home & Life Magazine Makeover – Image Consultant/Designer
BlackFashionweek USA Chicago IL – Designer/Industry Panellist
Lions Golf World Championship Tournament – Designer presentation
Swan’s College Career Day – Speaker
La Donnas Del Mundo, Art Project by Artenovum, Presentations – Writer/Presenter
Yamaia LUXX Showroom, Concept developer – Owner
YAMAIA presents YNOT Luxury Marbella Weekend
The Art of FASHION at Kasser Rassu] – Presentation/Designer
Yamaia styling with Marbella Te Quiero
Fashiongyyrl in Mac Models & Casting – Instructor
YLUXX Showroom with ITWorks – Presenter
Yamaia at LUKS Marbella – Designer/Presenter
El libro de las 100 empresarias y profesionales más elegantes del mundo
Beautiful People Magazine – Guest designer/Speaker/Instructor
Millennium 2001 Fashion Expo in Tampa Florida with Ms. USA Kenya Moore
Project Runway designer Michael Costello in Los Angeles for the Mi