August 2012


August 31, 2012

The Missed List - August 2012

The weekend is so close, you can almost taste it; and once it's here, you'll luxuriate in not two, but three long, labor-free days.

That's plenty of time to throw a barbecue or two, watch the Warriors take on the Trojans, and catch up on any Lei Chics you may have missed this month.

Not necessarily in that order.

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Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 30, 2012

Weekend Picks - August 30, 2012

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Karl's in Charge
What:
The sophomore collection for KARL, Karl Lagerfeld's lower-priced-yet-still-pretty-darned-expensive line, hit Net-a-Porter yesterday. This time around, the fashion guru broke up his signature black-and-white palette with modern, camouflage prints and a flaming orange faux leather mini skirt. Apparel prices range from $85 for a printed racer-back tank to $6,070 for a beaded organza dress. Our pick: an adorable Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 29, 2012

Most Wanted - August 2012

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August. A bittersweet month.

Sure, fall lines are now in stores and we're getting ready for boots and sweaters. But saying farewell to the golden days of summer leaves us slightly teary-eyed.

Good thing we can cheer ourselves up with bright new shopping and dining discoveries.

Because they can take away our summer, but they can't take away our freedom.


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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 28, 2012

Baby Bloomers

Lei Chic Newton. Wise man. Strong grasp on physics.

Also, on pregnancy (just go with it).

See, you've been noticing that as your belly expands, your wardrobe options shrink considerably. Definitely an equal and opposite reaction.

You start off buying a few sizes up. Then, you switch to empire waist tunics and dresses. Eventually, you resort to elastic waistbands, and by the end, you're living in the only pair of shorts that will fit.

Which wouldn't be so bad if you didn't have to still, you know, go... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 27, 2012

Grin from Beer to Beer

Lei Chic Your ex just announced his engagement. You had to put on your skinny jeans while lying down this morning, just to get them to fit. Your boss says she needs to see you in her office. Alone.

It's times like these when you really need to go to your happy place.

Or rather, your happy hour. Because nothing makes you happier than hanging with your besties while sipping on delicious cocktails and enjoying plates laden with tantalizing nibbles (that are also super affordable).

Boy, have we got the perfect place for you.... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 27, 2012

Raising the Cakes

Lei Chic Imagine this scenario, if you will.

It's your birthday. You've just finished an amazing meal when (do your eyes deceive you?) you're presented with a jaw-dropping pair of Christian Louboutin booties; the same ones you were totally eyeing in Neiman Marcus the other week.

Now, if only you could eat them...

Wish granted. Introducing Frosted, a boutique cake company recently acquired by the Fairycakes team,... Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 25, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Show Time
What:
Cottage by the Sea's newest trunk show features the store's own Tidepool Jewelry, a collection of delicate, beachy sterling silver and 14-karat gold pieces with semi-precious stones, feathers and shells. Sift through hundreds of new earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets, all made by owner Jen Sarsuelo herself in a studio right above the store.
When: Today through September 3.
Where: Cottage by the Sea, Ward... Read more »

Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 24, 2012

Toasts of the Town

5 perfect end-of-summer cocktails

Congratulations. You made it to Friday.

Considering the week you've just had, you deserve a medal. A statue molded in your likeness. A dedicated holiday.

Or, at the very least, a damn good drink. Which is why we asked four of Hawaii's hottest bartenders (and one from France) to handpick the perfect end-of-summer cocktail, just for you.

Cheers.

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Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 23, 2012

Weekend Picks - August 23, 2012

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Super Glam
What:
Designer Phillip Lim came up with a super way to showcase his Fall 2012 collection - by creating an actual comic book. "Kill the Night" features neo-noir artwork, a plot of love and betrayal and heroes garbed in 3.1 Phillip Lim. Best of all, it's absolutely free. Just submit your mailing information on 3.1 Phillip Lim's website and the company will mail you a copy when the book is released next month,... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


August 22, 2012

Joy to the World

Pure Joy Adornments' online store and launch party

Pure Joy Adornments Welcome, competitors, to the new hit reality show, "Shopped," where you'll need to uncover the best, most fashionable finds in Hawaii. I'm your host, Lei Chic.

Today's challenge: explore Pure Joy Adornment's brand new online shop, the digital showcase for designer Joy Graham's whimsical and elegant creations. Your time limit: all day.

First, examine her selection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets, and find out how each piece utilizes an array... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


 

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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