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April 23, 2014

Picks From Our Stylists' Cache

Stylist picks

You’ve read the magazines. You’ve seen the shoots. But what does it look like backstage at a HONOLULU Shops fashion photo shoot?

The answer: There's enough makeup to glamorize a small army, hairspray out the wazoo ... and a whole pile of lust-worthy looks hand-picked by our stylists Brie and Stacey. Curious to get a peek backstage into their trend treasure trove? We snuck into the Shops closet when the stylists weren’t looking and snagged a few of our favorite fashion-forward finds from their last shoot.... Read more »

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April 21, 2014

Oliver Men's Shop and De La Mer band together for a music-inspired men’s jewelry line

Mick Jagger.
Lou Reed.
You, after a couple of beers and hogging the karaoke mic.

You don’t need to be a top record seller to be a rock star. All you have to do is smell a little bit like teen spirit (try not washing for a couple days), don’t stop believin’, and maybe pick up one of these “bands” Of The Year and “musical pieces” from the De La... Read more »

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April 17, 2014

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Land Meets Sea
Two of our faves, Paiko Hawaii and mobile boutique Salt + Sand, are bud-dying up for a pop-up shopping event. Check out Paiko's newest succulent crop and browse Salt + Sand's new arrivals and 40-percent-off racks.
When: Saturday, April 19, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Paiko Hawaii, 675 Auahi St., 988-2165
Details: Swing by early if you... Read more »

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April 17, 2014

Give yourself an Easter basket worthy of your grown up tastes

Easter basket photo by Toelstede

Easter rocked as a kid: the egg hunts, the frilly dresses and enough of a sugar rush to turn you... Read more »

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April 16, 2014

Kamera Mano Shark Tooth Clutch

The style team members have always got their eyes peeled for hot finds and new style faves while we scour the Honolulu scene. Look out for the latest spoil of our fash-ventures in our new Lost and Found files.

Lost: Your edge.

You used to have a razor wit. When it came to going mano-a-mano, you could swim circles around the other beasts in the water. In fact, everyone always said you had a bite that was just as badass as your bark. But lately? You've dulled down. Gotten blunt. Tapered off.

Found: Something that will help you to start looking sharp again—the new Mano Shark... Read more »

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April 15, 2014

Moon-inspired style is the perfect phase

They say a lunar eclipse can make people go a little … well, mad. We totally feel it. And since Hawaii’s eclipse begins around 8 p.m. tonight and goes until about 11—hours before the rest of the... Read more »

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April 10, 2014

A Peek Inside HONOLULU Fashion Team's Purses

We're always armed and ready. There's nothing we can't handle. When someone on the HONOLULU fashion team faces a style shortfall that threatens her entire look, she knows the others are always packing chic.

Today, we open up our fashion editors' handbags to see what everyone stashes every day. Totes adorable.

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April 9, 2014

Introducing Lei Chic's New Editor Natalie Schack

Former Lei Chic freelancer who is now Lei Chic’s new editor. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 8, 2014

A fresh crop of pineapple-inspired designs

The recent fashion weeks just heralded the start of spring around the world, but we in the aina recognize seasons by the type of fruit they bear (summer? You mean mango season). Of course, in Hawaii, every season is pineapple season, we're all about a pineapple a day keeping the doctor away.

How do you like them pineapples?

1 - Tiffany Chou Love + Pineapples jewelry
The Maui-native’s 2014 line gives new meaning to the word “Maui... Read more »

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April 2, 2014

Tiffany Chou's big April giveaway

The threat of a tsunami is over. Now there's only one thing keeping you from spending this gorgeous Wednesday afternoon at the beach.

You have nothing to wear. Oh yeah, and there's that thing called work.

Here's a break, at least for your first dilemma. Former Maui girl and luxe jewelry designer Tiffany Chou just launched her new self-named swimwear line. To celebrate, she's giving away a beach bag, swimsuit and piece of jewelry a week.

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