Thursday, January 27, 2011

Editors' Picks - January 2012

We kept “accidentally” bumping into them in our favorite boutiques. Yes, we did call repeatedly, out of breath, asking if they were still in stock. And, just that once, we did sit in a parked car across the street from the store just to make sure they were still home.

We admit it. We’re style stalkers.

Here are the items the Lei Chic team has been obsessed with this month.

Lei Chic     Stacey

Style: If Jonathan Adler and Kate Spade had a love child (okay, Simon Doonan can come along) - Preppy casual with a color explosion.

Jeffrey Campbell Superstar!!!
Some praise the other JC, but right now I am worshipping the father of cool, unexpected soles -Jeffrey Campbell. Here are the three styles I am loving that work from morning til night
Blue flats: Morning Tea Time.
Red and denim: Lunch w/ the ladies
Boot: Bar hoppin, and shaken that booty.Lei Chic Christi

Style: Wants Michael Kors, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Phillip Lim to live in her closet (even though some of them have already come out) - Accessories addict with an urban tilt.

Lei ChicMarc Bernstein’s chain and rope bracelets
I’m a sucker for a wrap bracelet (Brie and Stacey may need to plan an intervention). Marc Bernstein’s vintage denim straps, hammered silver links, and a thick rhodium chain is long enough to wear as a necklace (buckle or links in front) or triple it up for a rocker-yet-refined arm accessory.
$215, seastar 8.4.23’s online shop or at its store at 423 Nahua St. Waikiki, 808.922.8423.

Lei ChicSkybar Wine Chill Drops
I’ve tried the freezer wine sleeve, the ice bucket, and gone ghetto with ice cubes. But these stainless steel drops chill that emergency glass of pinot grigio in a flash without watering down the wine. Just stash them in the freezer so that next time someone opens that non-refrigerated backup bottle, you’re ready.
$39.95 for a set of two. Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center, 808.951.0088.

Most shop-for-you sites do nothing but clog up my inbox with stuff I can’t believe they think I want (my profile apparently screams bad platform stiletto and tacky lace up details). I have not been disappointed in Open Sky. Select from more than 80 celeb chefs, health experts, stylists, and others, then once a week they’ll send you their suggestions to purchase at a discount.
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Lei ChicBrie

Style: If Marc Jacobs married Zoey Deschanel - Feminine fashion-forward silhouettes with a vintage spin.

Lei ChicMelissa's Shoes Patchouli Wedges
Just like the jellies I rocked in first grade, these wedges are super comfy and will look great with my denim NKOTB jacket. But no, I love the wear-with-everything nude color combined with the zippy stripe of red in the back, a fun little nod to the season's colorblocking trend.
$130, Dolce Boutique, Ward Centers, 808.596.9436.

Lei ChicTrina Turk x Alice Supply Co. Toolbox
A handygirl's dream — glamour meets function in this fantastic Alice Supply Co. toolbox adorned with one of fashion designer Trina Turk's signature poppy prints.
$98, Fishcake, 307 C Kamani St., 808.593.1231.

Lei ChicMu‘umm‘u Heaven iPad Case
Designed as snazzy iPad cases, these flap-front vintage fabric pouches also double at great oversize clutches.
$25, Mu‘umm‘u Heaven, 767 Kailua Rd., 808.263.3366.

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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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