Friday, February 25, 2011

A Star is Worn

You have your wine, popcorn, and fashionista girlfriends all ready for that Super Bowl of style, Sunday's Academy Awards. Watching the red carpet can leave you green. You dream of couture and caviar, but your reality is more like the sale rack and Ritz crackers.

Still, you can do better than answering "Forever 21" if you're ever asked "who are you wearing?" Just try on these celeb-designed lines on for style.

Lei ChicFor Your Closet
Two too Chic

They gained stardom when they were just old enough to play dress up. Now Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson's designs are definitely all grown up. Their Elizabeth and James line includes everything from not-so-basic blazers to flowy tunics and flouncy skirts amped up with details like beaded backs and leather waistbands.
Elizabeth and James is available at Neiman Marcus in Ala Moana Center, 808.951.8887

Lei Chic For the Bride
Something Borrowed, Something Wang

Before you say "I Do", it's perfectly okay to say "I Want" with the new Vera Wang collection for David's Bridal. Her exclusive White line of effortless and ethereal gowns was just released to 150 stores across the nation. Fortunately for you, Pearl City is one of the places where you can score some of her designs for less than $1,000.
Click here to check out White by Vera Wang. In store, the samples are available by appointment only at David's Bridal, 1140 Kuala St. near Babies 'R Us. Call 808.454.8621.

Lei ChicFor Your Jewelry Box
Deco Rated
Get some glam into your everyday outfits with Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 accessories. From graphic dazzled bangles to geometric leather necklaces, Richie's bold pieces twist vintage art deco designs with a modern edge for about $100.
Check it out at Remix in Ala Moana, Level 1 near the centerstage. 808.947.8050.

Lei ChicFor Your Home
Daily Dish

Why keep it to your closet? Set your table in style with Rachel Bilson's new Edie Rose homeware collection. The entire line of dishes is dressed up with nature prints sketched in turquoise, black and muted greens on white earthenware.
Find it at Macy's Ala Moana in the fine china section, 808.941.2345, or online here.

Lei ChicFor Your To-Do List
Coming Attraction

Like a greatest hits album, Target has rounded up some of its top designers for a limited run. In March, the store will celebrate five years of its discount designer lines by bringing back the best of its pieces by Zac Posen, Thakoon, Jonathan Saunders, and 14 other fashion favorites. The restrospective will be available just a month and all for under $50.

Mark your favorites early with the online look book now. Watch for them in stores starting March 13.

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 in Permalink

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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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