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October 28, 2013

Shop Oopsy Daze's trendy keiki playground apparel online

Oopsy Daze

Getting your kid properly dressed for school is a lot like a reality show. There are screams. There are tears. There are tussles over sequin tutus and glitter tiaras (way more Boo Boo than Honey in your book).

Thank goodness for Oopsy Daze, a new locally designed keiki apparel line with a true rags-to-britches story. Hawaii Kai designer Dixie Rose made a pair of printed harem pants for her son, Phoenix. Said pants (and son) were Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

August 26, 2013

Hiilani: A Baby Story's stylish baby products

Hiilani: A Baby Story
From left: drawstring bags, $25 for set of 2, minky baby blanket, $50, cotton burpee, $14.

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a busy woman who gave birth to two adorable babies. No, she didn't have twins. Cheri Kurata-Kimura welcomed a daughter on one hand and a baby product business on the other.

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Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

July 23, 2013

Lei Chic's gift ideas for Will and Kate's new royal baby boy

Royal Baby Gifts

Okay, so he wasn't wailing. In fact, when Will and Kate carried their newborn out of St. Mary's Hospital this morning, he was picture perfect.

No, the screaming came from the throng of reporters and bystanders camped outside... and us. (What can we say? It was a momentous occasion.) To celebrate, we packed a virtual gift... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

June 4, 2013

Hippy Chic repurposes fire hoses in new men's belt line

Hippy Chic Hero Belts

Operator: Fashion police. What's your emergency?

Caller: (frantic) My boyfriend's "I-like-em-baggy" pants are perilously close to falling to the ground! I've tried to dump them, but he's clinging on for dear life. I see no chance of letting go. You've gotta help me!

Operator: Whoa, take a deep breath. Now, if he refuses to... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 1, 2013

Popular local lines add matching keiki collections

Mini Jolie by Khush

Happy May Day! Or, as we like to call it, 11 days until Mother's Day.

Turns out, we're not the only ones. Several local designers are also gearing up for the big day by launching matching keiki lines that make dressing up total child's play. Below, a look at some upcoming releases (expected to hit stores within the week!) and recent arrivals.

Talk about a match made in heaven.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 23, 2013

Love+Monsters' handmade keiki booties


Your little man has countless needs. The latest: slipping his precious piggly wigglies into some seriously adorable handmade booties.

Time to scoot over to Baby Awearness for the debut of Love+Monsters, a line of soft, colorful keiki shoes by Kalihi designer Richie Calizar, inspired by her own 20-month-old "monster."

The University of Hawaii graduate crafts each pair by hand, stitching together vintage fabrics in playful print and color... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 8, 2013

Bitty Bambu's nautical-inspired spring collection

Bitty Bambu's Stella and Seaside dresses
From left: Stella and Seaside dresses, $44 each.

Did you catch the season premiere of The Rachel Zoe Project this week? It was totally ba-na-nas - especially little Sky Sky's adorable outfits (WE DIE for those mini... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 15, 2013

Art Explorium celebrates grand opening in Kaimuki

Lei Chic

Little known fact: we can predict the future. And in the future, your child is the next Picasso.

Go ahead and laugh. But the last time your little one got hold of the colored markers, it looked like a rainbow exploded in the living room (clearly, he's already leaving his mark).

Help him reach his destiny by way of Art Explorium, an open studio designed to give keiki of all ages the freedom to do pretty much anything and everything when it comes to art.

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Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 6, 2013

Alumnae star in St. Andrew's Priory's video series

St Andrews Priory

Your daughter's latest appointment television on Monday nights: The Carrie Diaries.

Who could blame her? It follows a teenage girl leading a glamorous double life in the big city. As a responsible parent, you could point out that the show is a work of fiction fueled solely by Hollywood magic.

Or you could show her how those dreams become reality at St. Andrew's Priory School.

Okay, she may not be... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

January 23, 2013

Goodbyn's colorful, customizable lunch sets

Lei Chic
Left to right: Snacks, $7.80, Insulated Lunch Bag, $27.80, Bynto, $16.80, Bottle, $6.80, all by Goodbyn.

Lunch containers have come a long way since the days of brown paper sacks and plastic baggies. Unfortunately, the Care Bears and Smurfs tins of your heyday are now totally old school and your little one needs something awesome to flash in the cafeteria.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()