December 2011


December 7, 2011

Winter Blunderland

Image CLUE Detective: The death of Ms. Holly Day Style has hit us all hard. No doubt, the glamorous updo, smoky eyes, and glossy red lip color that took hours to create this morning are gone too soon.

After an extensive investigation we have reached one conclusion. The murderer of the party girl Style was (dramatic pause) Colonel Bluster, in the courtyard, with the wrench-ing rain and dagger-ing winds.

Perhaps if Ms. Style had taken some advice from our beauty and hair experts she would have survived these stormy conditions. It’s not too late for... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 7, 2011

Sponsored Edition: A Short Cut Above the Rest

Lei ChicYour cube-mate got a raise. Your colleague—who, for the record, started a month after you—got a promotion. The gal down the hall now gets to work from home twice a week.

You are still plugging away on the department’s oldest computer in the most cramped cube in the office. Something’s gotta give.

Seriously, literally give. Obviously, you haven’t been adequately buttering up your boss. Fix it with one of Honolulu Cookie Company’s lavish holiday gift tins.
In flavors like subtly sweet lilikoi mango, downright decadent chocolate Kona coffee and their... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 6, 2011

'Twas a Bite Before Christmas

Fashionably late? That's your life.

We spotted you trying to pass off pajama pants as work wear because you forgot to pick your dry cleaning - a month ago. We noted that five-minute face you created out of makeup samples -you MEANT to refill your compact last week. But we draw the line at that instant saimin in the microwave right now (we know, we know, grocery shopping is still on the to-do list).

Just because you move slow isn’t an excuse to fast during this delicious season.

We asked HONOLULU Magazine Food and Culture Editor Martha Cheng for her picks of holiday eats you’ll want to get now, before they’re gone.

Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 6, 2011

Hawaii Jewelry that is Edgy

ImageLocal designers get down to the pretty-gritty with a new crop of edgy-chic pieces.

override_url:http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/December-2011/Hawaii-Jewelry-Thats-Edgy/
Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 5, 2011

Footsie Roll

ImageBlack Pump: Thanks for attending today’s feeting of Lei’s closet. Sole call.

Evening?

Reptile-print stiletto: Strappy to be here!

Black Pump: Athletic. Are you still fighting over who will speak for your group?

Jogging Shoes: It’ll work out eventually.

Black Pump: Fine. Business?

Spectator Heel: I’m just here to observe.

Black Pump: As usual. Peep toes, stop hiding back there with the sneakers! Casual... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 5, 2011

Get the Rocker Chic Look

Image The Look
Bright Ideas: Go for the bold in the season’s striking, rocker chic pieces offset by playful accessories in eye-popping electric hues.

3.1 Phillip Lim beaded tunic, $795, Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, 953-6100.

Ann Demeulemeester leather pants, $1,255, Aloha Rag, 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 115, 589-1352.

Cassie leather and zebra-printed pony-hair clutch, $1,650, Jimmy Choo, Ala Moana Center, 946-5660.

Chiara leather booties, $750, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ala Moana... Read more »

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 3, 2011

Weekend Picks - Saturday, December 3, 2011

Image
Sole-ful Shopping
What:
You'll want to go the extra mile when your new TOMS get an on-site makeover from one of eight local artists such as Solomon Enos, Jon Murakami, and Jamie Allen. As usual, for every purchase, TOMS will donate shoes to a child in a developing country.
When: Today, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods Market, Kahala Mall
Details: Visit Whole Foods Market Kahala Read more »

Posted on Saturday, December 3, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 2, 2011

Designer on the Rise: Wishing Bridge

Image WHO: Lauryn Chun

HOMETOWN: Pauoa

FASHION RESUME: Holds a merchandise marketing degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

WHAT: Raise the Bar, the latest collection from her Wishing Bridge line.

WHY: The hammered-gold pieces are ultra-versatile—simple enough to dress up a slouchy tee and jeans but striking enough to pair with glam party looks.

WHERE: Shop the... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 2, 2011

Drew Kid on the Block

ImageOnce upon a time, there was a girl named Dodilyla whose world was rather flat. She looked great on paper, but spent most of her time boxed up at home.

Then one day, 13-year-old Jaelene Robley decided to add a new cast of characters to Dodilyla’s world. So after school, she grabbed a pen and drew on inspiration from her family and friends to create an entire team of chic chicks.

There’s Mitsy - a curly-haired, kimono-clad beauty based on Jaelene’s grandmother Mitsuko. ImageRead more »

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


December 2, 2011

Haute Topics

ImageWinter has arrived along with signs of a pesky seasonal illness.

Symptoms:
Sweating – over cold weather looks in your favorite mags.
Hot flashes - during tv commercials of sweater-clad models cavorting in snow.
A rash - of wool, long-sleeve, and fully-lined velvet dresses.

Rx:
A dose of always island-appropriate style from HONOLULU Magazine’s new monthly section, HONOLULU Shops.

The first edition appears in the December issue of HONOLULU Magazine, which... Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


 

Enter your email address

About Lei Chic

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.


To send us a comment: comments@leichic.com
To send us a story tip: tips@leichic.com
To request information: info@leichic.com
For press inquiries: interview@leichic.com
To advertise with us: ads@leichic.com

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter