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February 2014

February 28, 2014

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (Sponsored)

Remove unwanted hair at half the price with Q Laser Center's New Year Special

Five o’clock stubble on Bradley Cooper: Sexy.
Five o’clock stubble above your stilettos: Not so much.

Looks like those razors, creams and waxes aren’t really smoothing things over. But with laser hair removal, you'll never have to worry about embarrassing hair growth again. Q Laser Center's wide-beam lasers, carefully adjusted to specifically disable hair follicles without damaging surrounding... Read more »

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February 28, 2014

New Moon

A mystical clothing line inspired by folklore of the planets

We’ve all done it—tried to contact the other side through a Ouija board, gazed into a crystal ball searching for the future, asked the magic 8-ball for advice, read horoscopes. When you were a kid, there was just something absolutely fascinating about the spiritual world.

Now that you’re all grown up, forget the toys and direct that fascination toward Moon Collective, a clothing line inspired primarily by folklore of... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 27, 2014

Weekend Picks – February 27, 2014

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

Midnight in Paris
What: Live streaming of Paris Fashion Week's Fall/Winter 2014 Collections on the runway will make you forget that springtime is just around the corner (but if you need a reminder, see the Spring/Summer 2014 Collections here).
When: Events broadcast daily through Wednesday, March 5
Where: Read more »

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February 26, 2014

The Eagle Has Landed

Blue Bird Jewelry Hawaii now available exclusively at Mikinola

For all the reasons we’re #luckywelivehonolulu, being ahead of the fashion curve is not one of them. Don’t get us wrong, Honolulu has some great designers and world-class events, but when it comes to Mainland trends, we’re... Read more »

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February 25, 2014

Rocks to Relish

Padma & Pickles jewelry now available at Owens & Co.

You used to love showing off your tongue-twister talent, but you've outgrown Peter Piper and his puzzling pickled peppers. Now you’re a Padma & Pickles girl all the way, no matter how you say it.

The local jewelry line, made with gorgeous precious and semi-precious stones and Tahitian pearls, has a new home downtown. Now you can head to the always-adorable Owens & Co. to find modern and romantic pieces... Read more »

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February 24, 2014

Dream On

Tips on how to get a good night’s rest

Goodnight room, goodnight moon, goodnight cow jumping over the moon ...
... goodnight laptop, goodnight TV, goodnight face cream, goodnight phone ...

So it’s time for bed, you’ve brushed your teeth and snuggled up under the covers, and yet, your peepers are still wide open and showing no sign of shuteye—talk about a nightmare. Maybe you’ve got Monday’s meeting on your mind or you’re recovering from a Walking Dead marathon, but you’re not the only one:... Read more »

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February 21, 2014

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Apparel company glyf connects with nature as a fashion statement

Recycle bin for newspaper? Check!
Recycle bin for aluminum cans? Check!
Recycle bin for clothing? Umm ...

Don’t worry—local apparel company glyf is on it. According to one core team member, Skye (no last names here—the trio of Skye, Shawna and Rod are all about minimalism across the board), glyf is playing a part in the Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 20, 2014

Weekend Picks – February 20, 2014

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

Party Planning
What: Hawaii Fashion Month 2014 isn't until November, but you can be part of it now by attending a kick-off planning meeting at the Capitol. If you can't come but are interested in getting involved, email
When: Tomorrow, 4–5 p.m.
Where: Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium, Chamber Level C
Details: RSVP required. More details here.

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February 19, 2014

Rebel With a Cause

Kira Hawaii’s Rebel Collection showcases jewelry designer’s edgy side

Jewelry designer Sheri Kira would have made Michael Jackson proud. Her new line, dubbed the Rebel Collection, screams, "I’m bad." And it makes bad look good with strong statement pieces, chunky rings and chain-link bracelets.

Kira, a 30-year-old Mililani native, began designing jewelry as a hobby, creating unique pieces for herself and for close... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 18, 2014

Better (Choco)Late Than Never (Sponsored)

Get your post-Valentine's fix at the Hawaii Chocolate Festival

It happened again. Your significant other waited until the last minute to get you a Valentine’s Day gift.

So while your Instagram feed was getting flooded with pics of elaborate floral arrangements, chocolate-covered strawberries and heart-shaped cookies, you were being presented with a Hershey’s bar and a crinkled card that must have been the last one... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 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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